August 17, 2012 Special Dispatch No. 4897

Arab Criticism Of Russia's Support For Assad – Cartoons In The Arab Media

August 17, 2012
Syria | Special Dispatch No. 4897

With the escalation of the crisis in Syria, there has been increasingly harsh criticism in the Arab media of Russia, as well as of China, who have consistently deflected all Arab and international attempts to stop the violence and to remove Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad from power. This criticism has also taken the form of cartoons published in the Arab press, depicting Russia as supporting and collaborating in massacres. Other cartoons depict China, Iran, and Russia as providing weapons to Assad and supporting him in the international community.

The following are examples of cartoons from Arab newspapers:

Russia Supports Massacres, Dictators

Assad Fights Under Protection Of Russian Bear

Source: Al-Watan, Saudi Arabia, June 11, 2012

Putin Infuses "Russian Support" Into Syrian Regime For Massacres

Source:, May 30, 2012

The "Russian Position" Tips Scales In Favor Of Syrian Regime

Source: Al-Jazirah (Saudi Arabia), July 2, 2012

Assad Rests Comfortably On "Russia"

Source: Al-Arab Al-Yawm (Jordan), July 7, 2012

"Russian" Weapons Behind Bloody Pact Between Assad, Who Slaughters "Syria," And Thein Sein, Who Slaughters "Muslims In Burma"

Source: Al-Watan (Saudi Arabia), July 19, 2012

Russia Backs, Directs Bloodshed In Syria

Putin Winds Up Assad Syrian Killing Machine

Source: Al-Jarida (Kuwait), July 4, 2012

Putin Cranks Whetstone To Sharpen Assad's Axe

Source: Al-Jarida (Kuwait), May 27, 2012

"A Clear Change Of Direction In Russia's Stance Vis-à-vis Syria"

Source: Al-Watan (Saudi Arabia), July 5, 2012

Russian FM "Sergei Lavrov – Syrian Foreign Minister"

Source: Al-Watan (Saudi Arabia), July 18, 2012

Russia, China, And Iran Are Behind Assad

Assad – A Pawn In Hands Of "Russia," "China," And "Iran"

Source: Al-Watan (Qatar), July 26, 2012

China/Russia Veto Lets Assad Continue The Fighting

Source: Al-Watan (Saudi Arabia), July 22, 2012

"Russian Position" And "Chinese Position" Applaud Assad

Source: Al-Nadwa (Saudi Arabia), July 9, 2012

"Russia," "China" Provide Assad With Seat

Source: Al-Arab Al-Yawm (Jordan), July 21, 2012

"The Russia-China Veto" – The Syrian Regime's Shield Against "UN"

Source: Al-Ittihad (UAE), July 27, 2012

"Russia," "Iran" – Syrian Regime's Ammunition

Source: Al-Sharq Al-Awsat (London), July 16, 2012

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