The Obama Administration has exercised its first UN Security Council veto yet and, as expected, it was to prevent the international body from criticizing Israel’s illegal expansion of settlements in occupied territory.
The veto came after every single other member of the UNSC indicated that they supported the draft resolution, which was non-binding and only reiterated what has long been the position of the international community, that depopulating occupied territory and moving your own citizens there in government sponsored settlements is a violation of international law.
Speaking following the veto, US Ambassador Susan Rice insisted the veto should not be seen as an endorsement of the settlements, which the US “reject in the strongest terms.” Strongest, at least, until it comes to an actual vote.
Rice’s comments, then, appear to be a blatant admission of US hypocrisy on the issue, as the statement was largely in keeping with the claimed US policy on the settlements, and the claims that the veto was meant to defend the “peace talks” carries absolutely no weight nearly six months after those talks have halted completely.
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The Arab street is going in to open revolt. The Obama Admin makes noises about how this isn't good and they want 'stability'.
Then they do this. Yep, this will go over great with the protestors who are out in the Arab street getting shot by American bullets while American helicopters fly over head and the protestors wonder if the American tanks are going to show up in support of the American backed dicatators.
And we wonder why they don't like us?
This is the most disgusting action of the Obama Administration to date.
May the Earth open up and take the Americans to Hell. It is where they belong
This was the litmus test the resolution used the US's own wording. You can say nothing now except that the Obama Administration is a dishonest broker and a hypocrite Please show me I am wrong.
America, politically is not a sovereign nation it is under the control of a foreign government.
I may be wrong but I got the impression Susan Rice was thoroughly disgusted reading the reasons for the veto whilst caving into the Israeli lobby i.e. Congress.
There is a huge majority of Americans that have had enough of US support for Israel in its present form. When they say they wish to "take back their country they mean get rid of the Isaeli lobby.
Yeah, you got the wrong impression. They don't give a rat's ass. None of them do. It's all a money and power game to them. Don't make the mistake of attributing any human qualities to these psychopaths or you will lose the war before you start to fight.
Once again the United States demonstrates hypocracy to the entire world, not only the Muslim world, when it supports Israel over international law. Although Israel will not acknowledge that it has borders or what it considers as the borders of Israel, the United States should demand in the United Nations that Israel stay within the borders established in 1948. International law must be obeyed when it comes to the borders of nation states.
Whenever there is a UN vote American diplomats ask themselves "What would Netanyahu do ?' and then vote accordingly.
As the world revolts the Israel government only desires J. Pollard return and President Oh Momma desires only the approval of the owners of the USA. The stealing of arab land is the cause of much of the problems in the middle east. The USA is broke but we could not play even honest broker in a resolution that is non binding. I have to go read the book Uncle Tom to see if it really is the life story of our president.
Eric Cantor Rules.
The us of a makes me sick!
I know how embarressed Americans are by their administration's decision to veto a UN resolution, calling upon Israel to stop the illegal settlement on Pals land.The one $million question;does Americans know now, why we hate them.
I guess I feel too nauseated and vomitous to say much of anything. Can those people
Americans put in power ,be that ignomious and morally bankrupt? What the hell!
Bring it on Julian Assange! Bring more on, you young Arabs of the world! Show these
psychopathic morons what human rights and social justice is all about.
It's just as well the govt doesn't comemorate Washington's birthday.
Oh, yes, but the fact that Israel is most appreciative about this gesture is worth all the hatred it will unleash. Let's see how they repay him the favor. I can't wait to see it.
I wonder if anybody notices that, with every action that the US takes these days, they're digging the knife in deeper and deeper into their own side. It seems like, lately, all they do is show their hypocrisy and true colors with every step they take, every word they say, every action. It must be either a complete sense of oblivion or utter desperation. Either way, everything spells out the end on the wall of the empire.
Its no longer the question of a black or white or green or red president in US.., is the question of Israel dictating what the president needs to do and have to do it.., one thing that bothers me is this.., This Rice with the other Rice.., are they relative or they been to a same school learning from Paul Wolfowitz telling them what and when do it to Palestinians, Look there is no other language then a total isolation of Israel which will force it to a peace.., rest is a talk and shameless acts by US and EU.
One word: disgust. Right in the face of those who lost their lives for democracy in the Middle East.
One must hope for the new winds to bring unity that will sweep away those who oppress, murder and lie encouraged by a blind support of the crumbling empire. And the only thing the empire could do is to lose another war. The last one, perhaps.
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