For the second time in less than a year, two members of the UN Security Council –China and Russia vetoed a draft resolution intended to end the crisis in Syria. The Arab League weary of the continuing crisis in Syria had put forth a draft resolution supported by the western world demanding Syrian President, Al-Assad steps down and hand over power to his deputy in order to end several months of protest against the regime. The Arab world is not known for too much of liberalism but since the crisis in Libya erupted, the League has consistently showed a lot of resilience in solving the problems of the perpetual doggedness of most Arab leaders who would prefer to die in power. One would definitely wonder the rationale behind the China-Russia veto. Is it because they are unaware of the massive violence the Assad regime has brought upon his people? Or is it because they do not know the number of persons who have significantly lost their lives as a result of their genuine aspiration to decide their destiny and choose their leaders? Is it because of their human right record? Or is it because they too cannot claim to be clean on human right? Is it because they want to further their selfish political and economic interest? Or are they just sincere and wanted the best for Syria by voting according to their conscience? Whatever be their reason, your guess is as good as mine. Away from the blame game; what is the implication for this veto? Today, the violence in Syria has escalated with government troops consistently bombing and shelling civilian areas in the name of fighting terrorism. But are these civilians truly terrorist as the Syrian regime claims? I do not want to judge anyone nor simply accept the regime’s media garbage. The truth is that more and more people die every day in what is viewed as a preventable crisis if only the Syrian President, Al-Assad accepted the popular demand of majority of Syrians who are weary and completely dissatisfied with his leadership style. The Chinese government says they have a policy on non interference in other countries affairs and that logically explains their reason for their veto. But it is also very clear that the same Chinese regime have openly supported so many repressive regimes around the world just to further their business interest. They would not support the Iraq war for reasons of morality but they have come back to Iraq to pursue oil deals. They would not support the no fly zone over Libya but they are slowly moving to negotiate for oil and other business deals in Libya. They would never give their blood or support for any genuine cause and if the Syrian people succeed in their bid to drive Assad from power the Chinese would craft fully switch sides. It is no more news that they have turned a blind eye on the genuine aspirations of the citizens of some countries who are disenchanted with their leaders. Believe me if they criticize or be seen to be on the side of the people they would not be able to export their goods in large numbers to these countries and hence mortgage their chances of becoming the next world power. Will they ever be the next world power? Will the world be a better place with China at the helm? Believe me despotic and tyrannical leaders would benefit the more. Do the Chinese possess the moral standing to lead the world? I am not here to judge anyone but they are still very far from ruling this world because they lack the compassion to lead. Let’s leave the debate for another day. What about the Russians? Everyone knows they do not possess the necessary economic clout like the Chinese but they definitely want to maintain their own influence and hence they would not let go of their allies no matter how bad they are. Irrespective of how you look at this crisis, the Syrian people would continue to be killed by the Assad machinery of power and their voices would continue to be crushed. There is no end in sight for this violence and more and more people would be killed. Assad is ready to slaughter every Syrian man, woman or child in order to remain in power while the Chinese and the Russians would stand aside and clap for their hero Assad. At least the numbers of persons killed has not exceeded that massacred at Tiananmen Square and when it probably exceeds that number, the Chinese would speak up. For the Russians when the number of dead in Syria exceeds that killed by their leader Joseph Stalin during his reign, they would also speak up. But for now the fate of the Syrian people is in their hands and they must either chose to fight in order to survive or go back to the dark days of Assad tyranny.