US Set to Veto UN Vote on Israel Settlements

07 Other Atrocities, 08 Wild Cards
Who, Me?

US lack of strategic morality is a known–what is interesting are the reactions to this story, here are just a few of them:

an American veto is circumventing the problem

I am utterly Embarassed to have an American Citizenship

US is lost and drowned

HA! The ONLY obstacle to peace is the vetos the us keeps using.

Settlements are ILLEGAL, Israel IMMORAL, U.S HYPOCRITICAL

The US Has Just Lost the Entire Arab World

Obama’s moment of truth

Palestinians waving flags during a protest in Ramallah yesterday. Some 1,000 protesters called for an end to Palestinian divisions and the split between Hamas and Fatah. Photo by: Reuters

UN set to vote on settlement resolution; U.S. set to veto

U.S. is the only Security Council member that opposes the resolution; though its wording does not conflict with Washington’s stance on settlements it fears that if the resolution passes it will be an obstacle to renewal of peace talks.

By Barak Ravid, Natasha Mozgovaya and Shlomo Shamir

HA’ARETZ, February 18, 2011

EXTRACT:  The Arab states and the Palestinians rejected the U.S. compromise proposals. The Palestinian representative to the United Nations, Riyad Mansour, announced that the resolution will be brought to a vote of the Security Council tonight. The Palestinians told U.S. officials they will not repeat the mistake they made in connection to the Goldstone Report last year, when they gave in to American pressure and at the last moment deciding not to submit the document for a vote to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.