Sunday, August 01, 2004

It is possible. The UN CAN get more perverse

I am not a firm believer in the US' good intentions towards Israel. Granted, for the last 30 years or so it has been the best friend Israel has had in the entire world. But that doesn't really mean all that much when the rest of the world consists of two types of countries: Those who actively strive to destroy Israel, and those who won't lift a finger when that will happen.
But the history of the US attitude towards Israel (and the Jews in general) has at least as many negative sides to it as it has positive ones. And those negative ones have had a much greater impact than the positive ones (for all information on this subject read the indispensable
"The Secret War Against the Jews" by John Loftus and Mark Aarons)

I do firmly believe that one of the great evils of this time is the UN. And there's no denying that the US has been on the side of Israel in this cursed organization far more often than it has been neutral, let alone against it.

But it seems like the UN has found a way to negate the Veto the US holds in the Security Council (the only part of the UN that matters at all). Read
this for an ominous look at what the future may hold.
Israel is that social outcast in the world's schoolyard, known as the United Nations. The UN Charter grants permanent members of the Security Council, of which the US is one, what amounts to ultimate veto power over any UN Resolution. With this veto power, the US is able to shield Israel from the bullies in the UN who try to pulverize her through their seemingly endless supply of twisted vitriol, wrapped up and delivered in a UN Resolution.

That may no longer be true. I'll wager that few have carefully read the densely packed and dimly reasoned advisory opinion of the International Court of Justice, in which the court of kangaroos jumped on and tried to crush the exposed neck of Israel, the courtyard nerd. No surprise there. But a few paragraphs tucked away in the Opinion sent a shiver down my spine.

In a rarely utilized tool about which few are aware, there lurks a means to trump the veto power protection of the US for Israel. That tool, Resolution 377 (A)(V), is known as the "Uniting for Peace" Resolution. This procedural anomaly allows a majority of the Security Council members to override a permanent member's veto of a resolution. That resolution can then be forwarded to the General Assembly for action on a measure that had otherwise - most would have assumed irreversibly - already been rejected.
Read it all. More and more reasons to disband the UN, or get out and leave it to rot.


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