Obama To Israel . . . Good Luck To You!
Vol: 132 Issue: 24 Monday, September 24, 2012
The United Nations General Assembly is set to meet at UN headquarters along the East River in Lower Manhattan. The name, ”United Nations” was invented by Franklin Delano Roosevelt in January, 1942 as an alternative name for the Allied Powers fighting the Axis (Germany, Italy, Japan).
In 1945, representatives of fifty countries met in San Francisco to draw up the Charter of the United Nations on the basis of proposals worked out by the representatives of China, the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom and the United States.
It was decided that the five major Allied Powers; the US, UK, France, Russia and China would be allocated permanent seats at the UN Security Council and an individual veto, effectively requiring unanimous agreement on every major Security Council resolution.
The United Nations owes its pricey address to John D. Rockefeller. The hope was that it would become the headquarters for a global government.
Instead, he provided a place where pouting and jealous bureaucrats and self-inflated international diplomats can pretend to matter, while they consider ways in which to obstruct and frustrate their hosts.
The UN’s most vocal membership stands in opposition of the American values of controlled representative government, justice, free enterprise, privacy of individuals and private property rights.
Does that sound harsh? The UN was created by America. It was chartered in America. It is housed in America. America pays a quarter of its overall budget. And the United Nations is just about the most anti-American international organization in existence, after al-Qaeda and the Taliban.
The only country that fares worse at the hands of the United Nations is Israel, which is usually the focus of most UN condemnatory resolutions.
America and Israel used to be close allies. Obama has apparently decided to seek less troublesome alliances elsewhere.
The United Nations General Assembly is dominated by the 57-state Organization of the Islamic Conference, which always votes as a bloc and therefore sets the GA’s working agenda.
That is one of the main reasons that Israel is the only member state to be made a permanent part of the UN’s “Human Rights” agenda as an alleged “serial human rights abuser.”
(The other reason is because Israel is a Jewish State and anti-semitism is the only form of racism celebrated by annual UN Conferences).
In 1975 the UN General Assembly formally adopted Resolution 3379 by a vote of 72 to 35 that Zionism is a form of racism. The resolution was only revoked after Israel made it a condition of participating in the 1991 Madrid Conference.
But to this day, the United Nations has not only been unable to come up with a definition for “terrorism” it has never acknowledged any link between terrorism and Islam.
In that regard, President Obama and the UN are singing in two-part harmony.
The UN has a number of issues to debate, most of which are direct consequences of US foreign policy. The Middle East and much of the Arab world has erupted in flames over the administration’s constant hyping of a movie seen by ten people and a trailer for the movie that was posted on Youtube.
The administration continues to blame the movie for the terrorist attacks on September 11 because otherwise it would be forced to admit it was unprepared. Moreover, the White House has been spiking the ball on an almost daily basis about killing the leader of al-Qaeda.
“GM is Alive and bin Laden is Dead!” shouted Vice President Joe Biden during his speech at the DNC. The problem for the Obama administration was that, while bin Laden might be dead, al-Qaeda isn’t, and that is who attacked the consulate in Benghazi and killed its unprotected diplomats.
The UN won’t be discussing terrorism, but they will be hosting a number of terrorist leaders and terrorist states, including Syria and Iran. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was asked specifically by Secretary General Ban Ki Moon to please try to avoid calling for genocide against the Jews from the UN podium.
The Secretary General would like Ahmadinejad to please think about the “potentially harmful consequences of inflammatory rhetoric, counter-rhetoric and threats from various countries in the Middle East.”
(Evidently, some folks think it sounds a bit unseemly and that he should save it for one of the UN’s conferences on racism. )
“Iran’s Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh told Iran’s Arabic-language television network, “In circumstances in which they (the Israelis) have prepared everything for an attack, it is possible that we will make a pre-emptive attack. But we do not see this at the moment.”
Ahmadinejad will deliver his annual speech at the opening fall session of the United General Assembly on Wednesday, which coincides with the Yom Kippur holiday.
In the past, he has used the podium of the United Nations to launch a tirade against Israel, which Iran calls the “Zionist regime,” and the United States.
Ban met with Ahmadinejad to try to convince him to tone down his remarks this year. The secretary “general’s press office said in a statement that Ban “drew attention” to the consequences of incitement. He also spoke with the Iranian president about the war in Syria, where Iran is directly aiding Syrian President Bashar Assad, and Tehran’s nuclear program, which Ahmadinejad insists is for peaceful purposes.”
President Obama is not meeting with any world leaders while they are in New York, including Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, who specifically requested a meeting. President Obama has no time on his calendar for the Israeli Prime Minister – (it would conflict with his appearance on ABC’s “The View.”)
As former press secretary Robert Gibbs sarcastically told Chris Wallace on Sunday, “they have phones in the White House.”
Instead, Obama delivered his message to Prime Minister Netanyahu and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad via an interview with CBS 60 Minutes.
“When it comes to our national security decisions – any pressure that I feel is simply to do what’s right for the American people. And I am going to block out – any noise that’s out there.”
The “noise” to which he refers are the pleas from the Israelis for help.
“Now I feel an obligation – not pressure but obligation – to make sure that we’re in close consultation with the Israelis on these issues because it affects them deeply.”
(It is good to know he feels an “obligation” for “close consultation” with the Israelis. Maybe the ladies on “The View” can help him look up Netanyahu’s phone number. )
While Obama is telling Israel that he is blocking out their pleas for help, he is also pleading with Ahmadinejad, telling him that America won’t support an Israeli airstrike. Why pick today to relay that message?
Perhaps because of the message delivered yesterday Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh, commander of the Revolutionary Guards missile section:
“In circumstances in which the Israelis have prepared everything for an attack, it is possible that we will make a pre-emptive attack. Any Israeli strike would be presumed to be authorized by the US. Therefore, we will definitely attack US bases in Bahrain, Qatar and Afghanistan.”
“Sorry, Israel. Best of luck to you.”
“And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it.” (Zechariah 12:3)
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