The United States was alone on Wednesday when all other 14 members of the UN Security Council condemned Israeli settlement plans in Jerusalem after abandoning a legally binding resolution because of an imminent US veto.
The Security Council would have passed a legally binding resolution obligating Israel to refrain from building settlements in the controversial area of East Jerusalem known as E1, which was a punitive attempt to nullify a contiguous Palestinian state following the successful UN-bid for implicit recognition of Palestinian statehood this month.
Instead, the council members decided to simply make statements condemning the settlement plans.
India’s U.N. ambassador, Hardeep Singh Puri, explained the process: “Consultations (on a resolution) were held amongst the members of the council and an attempt was made…(to see) if the 15th member could be accommodated,” said Puri, referring to the United States.
“But when we came to the conclusion that that was not likely to happen…it was felt that Plan B – which is what this is essentially – was for members of the council to come out individually and in groupings to make statements,” he said.
While the US has come out to criticize the new Israeli settlement plans, which are patently illegal and which are widely seen as dooming a two-state solution, they could not be brought to join the rest of the Security Council and block the plans.
The US also blocked a Security Council resolution condemning Israeli settlements in February of last year.
Washington continues to aid and abet Israel’s continuing, slow annexation of the West Bank through military occupation, demolishing Palestinian homes, and building up Jewish settlements in their place.
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'While the US has come out to criticize the new Israeli settlement plans, which are patently illegal and which are widely seen as dooming a two-state solution, they could not be brought to join the rest of the Security Council and block the plans.'
There's a very simple word to describe what's in that statement.
How could Sen. Hagel even suggest there is a "Jewish lobby"? How outrageous!
YOU SHOULD CONDEMN THE ZIONIST PUPPET, OBAMA WHO is selling everything to serve , the zionist bankers who put him in the WH. He is NOT a leader. Obama is a timid man and a baby killer. To stay at the WH, he kills and kills and kills and kills.
As long as the zionist bankers have someone like Obama and a sheeples as their population then they continue their massacre unless you move your behind and go into the street and burn things down to send a message that you cannot tolerate the killing of millions of people any more. Are you ready to do that or you like millions more like just a CHEAP TALK LIKE OBAMA THE ASSASSIN?
The stooge, Ban Ki moon, why does not sent the troooooooooooooooooooooop in?
Once again the USA wasted an opportunity to show the world that we are on the side of justice and civilized, lawful coexistence.
By once again refusing to chastise the Israeli government and side with world opinion, we have become partners in crime with a terrorist government that has no intention to pursue a peaceful settlement in the Middle East.
And our Government pretends to be an "honest broker" !
This has become an international joke and an insult to the law abiding and peace loving citizens of our country.
"We" are not the US government. By being sloppy with your language and saying "we" rather than "the US government" you end up persuading yourself that you (and the rest of "us") are responsible for the US government's behavior, when in reality the vast majority of us are not responsible for the criminal gang's actions. It's thus very important that you make sure to call governments "governments" and not "us" so that you don't accidentally make these other mistakes.
Here are two quotes from two great thinkers who agree with me: Murray Rothbard and J.R.R. Tolkien. Take from them what you will:
"With the rise of democracy, the identification of the State with society has been redoubled, until it is common to hear sentiments expressed which violate virtually every tenet of reason and common sense such as, "we are the government." The useful collective term "we" has enabled an ideological camouflage to be thrown over the reality of political life. If "we are the government," then anything a government does to an individual is not only just and untyrannical but also "voluntary" on the part of the individual concerned. If the government has incurred a huge public debt which must be paid by taxing one group for the benefit of another, this reality of burden is obscured by saying that "we owe it to ourselves"; if the government conscripts a man, or throws him into jail for dissident opinion, then he is "doing it to himself" and, therefore, nothing untoward has occurred. Under this reasoning, any Jews murdered by the Nazi government were not murdered; instead, they must have "committed suicide," since they were the government (which was democratically chosen), and, therefore, anything the government did to them was voluntary on their part. One would not think it necessary to belabor this point, and yet the overwhelming bulk of the people hold this fallacy to a greater or lesser degree." — Murray Rothbard, "The Anatomy of the State" http://www.lewrockwell.com/rothbard/rothbard62.ht…
"If people were in the habit of referring to ‘King George’s council, Winston and his gang’, it would go a long way to clearing thought…." – J.R.R. Tolkien, "The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien" http://peacerequiresanarchy.wordpress.com/2012/09…
Then stop referring to the USA as a civilized democracy or rise up like the Egyptians did against their government. Otherwise keep a lid on it as you ALL are responsible, it is the taxes that you pay that makes this possible sir.
James – How dare you use logic . We the Americans love being Israel's "butt boys" 🙂
All joking aside – we can't have it both way . Either we are a democracy and are responsible for our government action OR we are a dictatorship and the population is not responsible for the government action . Period .
America is not a democracy at this point. A democracy means power is controlled by the people, that the people are sovereign. America fails that test right now. The anti-war movement is a prime example. It has been very successful at convincing large majorities of Americans to oppose the wars and want to bring the troops home. However, this opinion of the majority is rarely seen in D.C.
The American system limits who can run for office in a way similar to the old Soviet Union elections. In many places only two names are allowed on the ballot. Even when a candidate or party is allowed on the ballot, the system of media control prevents the American voters from hearing the candidate. The idea of free and fair elections requires that all candidates be allowed to put their views before the people. For example, the candidate I voted for, Dr.Stein of the Green Party, was arrested at a Presidential debate for even trying to enter the building. Viewpoints such as hers are largely blocked from most Americans, and I doubt most American voters could even have told you her name or knew that she was running.
At this point, America is not a democracy, and the American government does not represent the people. And this is backed up by one of the largest police forces and system of surveillance of citizens in the history of the world. As we type and read today, the Congress is making sure that the current NDAA has no language in it that restricts an American President from disappearing or killing any American citizen at any time by Presidential order alone.
Yes, the American people should find a way to rise up against this and reclaim our freedom. But, at some point, one must also stop and wonder where is the response of the rest of the world. In Germany in the 1940's, the people were both similarly controlled by propaganda and a police state, and it took the rest of the world to come in and end that government.
Fact is the people here in USA are about as dumb as you can possibly be on foreighn policy. The masses are asses. They are concerned primarily with what is going on in the NBA or NFL. The cunning jews know this and are able to manipulate us even putting us in to wars on their behalf and conspiring with the neo cons and other high government officials to create. situations like 9/11 and the Kennedy assassination.
NRA and AIPAC are responsible for most of what ails this country. .
Taken to its logical conclusion, then Germans are not to blame for Nazi actions,despite the fact that many of them knew what was going on. In the case of the American public, this is even more so because now we have the Internet so everything can be known by everybody if we dare.
No problem. Hillary can keep pointing to (Iraq) no I mean Iran as the true paraiah in the world and the American sheeple will believe her, not being aware we are the ones really out of step with the rest of the world.
where is the US foreign policies are going? strait to the wall. all alone against the whole world.
Shame. Rogue nation israel and its catamite the US once again embarrass themselves in front of the entire planet.
The US is hopeless. Well, fine with me if they have decided to throw their lot with a murderous regime like that of Israel. After all, Washington must he populated by the highest number of psychopaths except for Tel Aviv.
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barak obama has absolutely no intention of putting any pressure on israel at all, contrary to people's incorrect beliefs[/edited out sarcasm]
So much for Obama doing anything about the Israeli Lobby. As if anyone expected Mr Drone killer to do anything? Obama has been in the pocket of the Lobby his whole career. They put him where he is and made him a rich man. He will get far richer when he retires as has the Clintons, Gore, and the Bushes.
And he will have his own library. I wonder if the Afro American community will feel proud of this "great" social progress.
So what exactly is the definition these days of a rogue nation, Only today one vote in the security council, but a veto vote. All but 6 votes in the WHOLE of the UN general assembly demanding it join the NPT and become subject to IAEA regulation.
The claim that Iran is the rogue nation of the region is looking less and less true every day! Israel it seems is a bigger rogue!
What makes anyone think that the rogue state would have paid it any heed at all if it HAD passed?
When I read this kind of news I cannot help but remember the famous phrase "They hate us for our freedom" LOL
Now you know who CONTROLS AMERIKA..
I wonder if President Obama was for the apartheid in South Africa, too?
And we wonder why "they hate us"! Americans would like to believe George Bush's moronic excuse that they hate us because of our freedom, what freedom?!
Our govt's blind support both financially and militarily for the apartheid state of israhell and their terrorist leaders have made us the laughing stock around the world. We preach democracy yet support israel oppress a nation and imprison them with the longest and tallest walls the world's ever seen.
If the Jews complaint about the sufferings they received in few years under the nazis, imagine what the Palestinians have gone through in 60 + years under brutes that makes the nazis looks like angels!
Americans need to protest over our hard earned tax dollars going to israel EVERY year in the range of $3-5 billion while we try to strip our seniors of medicare, social security etc etc.
Obama like every other President before him is nothing but a boy for israel!
Shame on you Obama for letting a nazi like netanyahu send you back to slavery!
Let's not forget that US is in fact Europe, a certain Europe, the embodiment of Evil in its worst form.
What would you expect from Evil?
However, let it not be forgotten that US had and, perhaps, still has the possibility of being the negation of thet very Evil.
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