When it comes to occupied Arab territory, Syria applies a brazen double standard and does not even have the decency to be discreet about it: In Iraq, the Golan Heights, the West Bank and Gaza, every additional day of foreign occupation is viewed as intolerable, and immediate, unimpeded sovereignty is considered imperative. For Lebanon, under the thumb of Syrian troops for the past 28 years, Damascus never uses the word occupation and never hesitates to abuse Lebanese sovereignty.
Although what it has to say is nothing new to me, it is surprising to see that someone (including the French noch!) has finally got up and pointed out that one of the countries that consistently condemns Israel for being an "Occupying power" is at least as guilty (and I would argue far more so). This is not the only such case but what odds on the UN condemning China over Tibet?