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RESOLVED TO DO NOTHING…

By ATWadmin On January 9th, 2009

Great to see that the United States did not endorse the overnight UN resolution calling for an immediate cease-fire in Gaza. Israel will do the right thing and ignore the pro-Arabist UN and keep on pounding Hamas into the dirt where it belongs.

I see that Britain led the effort to get this Arab backed call for an immediate cease-fire – proof once again of the treachery and moral bankruptcy of the British government. Any ceasefire should ONLY come about when the Hamas terrorist group has been pulverished and anything short of that will be held up as a victory for Hamas and that is precisely what the UN is trying to engineer.

It’s also interesting to compare the alacrity with which the UN has acted on this compared to the indolence with which it has approached the genocide in Dafur. Can you figure out the difference?

18 Responses to “RESOLVED TO DO NOTHING…”

  1. It’s also interesting to compare the alacrity with which the UN has acted on this compared to the indolence with which it has approached the genocide in Dafur.

    Yes indeed, also Zimbabwe where there has been ethnic cleansing, massive political oppression, famine and cholera. But still the thug in charge is protected by South Africa.

  2. The UN is useless, worse than useless totally effectual. Thank god for the good ole USA!

  3. >>Great to see that the United States did not endorse the overnight UN resolution calling for an immediate cease-fire in Gaza.<<

    Dog bites man? The news here is that the US did not veto the proposal.
    And it didn’t endorse it only because it’s putting its faith in an Egyptian peace initiatie.

    The fuel is running out in the Israeli murder machine. I’ve a feeling we’ll see it splutter to a complete halt in the coming year or two.

    Go Obama!

  4. It was ham-fisted and short sighted for the US not to back the resolution. It plays into Iran’s hands, it weakens the US and strengthens Hamas. And the resolution has all the usual weasel words in it so that Israel can carry on for another few days anyway. Immediate doesn’t always mean immediate in UN resolution-speak.

  5. Israel’s continued closure of the Gaza borders to all but humanitarian aid and basic supplies is totally justifiable. And that is SOME “trickle” of aid too***

    Hamas’s VIOLENT take over of the Gaza Strip in June 2007 suspended all border agreements on movement and access. Any agreements have been hard to implement in light of Hamas’s refusal to recognize Israel, tunnel smuggling and in particular that there has been no agreed-upon body to replace Fatah, which had controlled the border crossings.

    Of course Israel prefers the path of dialogue to jeopardizing any of it’s soldiers lives and it has a duty to protect it’s own citizens.

    But as long as all the SIGNIFICANT steps they have taken do not lead to the hoped-for calm, they “will be forced to turn to the sword" as Olmert said warning "We will brandish it in a heavy, sharp and painful manner."

    Olmert had said that the "hour of decision" was approaching regarding continued Palestinian rocket fire from the Gaza Strip, pledging that the attacks, which have continued unabated for seven years, will be stopped "one way or another". Where were the international community then?

    A new approach will be found that won’t benefit Hamas… but to find that new approach is very difficult with Hamas in control.

    The IDF won’t be required to pull out until there is a "durable" truce and that will be only and exactly what was ever required. Something which Hamas could so easily have offered it’s own people.

    That Israel has had to shake up the useless international community to do so is the fault only of the murderous regime of Hamas and the apathy of the now highly vocal international community to this ongoing situation. Israel’s strong moves in recent years towards a deal are long forgotten by it’s hating detractors in full unpleasant howl in the comment above.

    Why Israel ever bothered to withdraw is a mystery but it’s apparent desire for “murder” is all the it’s detractors ever come up with.

    And all along Palestinian rocket attacks against southern Israel have continued unabaited, it’s people angry about that and any critique of Hamas handling of it’s civilian population decidedly moot.

    Hamas hides behind the population on the Gaza Strip, misuses the civilian population, including children, as human shields, and worsens the situation for the population of the Gaza Strip in each and every move it makes.

    These facts are too often ignored in the public debate who wrongly consider Hamas to be a two bit set up – the little guy versus the Goliath. Hamas could always still get the major military resources it needed throughout the blockades. And noone ever questioned why.

    Good job David with this piece. Keep it up.

    ***

    During the first 5 days alone of Operation Cast Lead, Israel has facilitated the delivery of 6,500 tons of aid – 179 truckoads — into Gaza at the request of international organizations, the Palestinian Authority and various governments. The deliveries include basic food commodities, medication, medical supplies and blood units. Another 106 truckloads of humanitarian aid are expected to arrive in Gaza on Jan. 31. The crossings to Gaza are open for the transfer of humanitarian aid from all international organizations, in full cooperation with the Israeli authorities and without restriction. In a one-day period – Dec. 31 – Israel enabled the transport of 9 truckloads of medicine and medical supplies, along with 10 ambulances, into Gaza.

    Israel’s Humanitarian Aid to Gaza

    179

    truckloads of humanitarian aid that have been delivered through Israeli crossings into Gaza since the beginning of Operation Cast Lead, including basic food commodities, medication, medical supplies, donations of governments and blood units.

    106
    additional truckloads early January

    6,500 tons of aid transported into Gaza at the request of international organizations, the Palestinian Authority and various governments since the beginning of Operation Cast Lead. The World Food Program informed Israel that it will cease shipment of food to Gaza because warehouses are at full capacity, with enough food to last two weeks.

    What Israel Gave Up in Hopes of Peace – Gaza Withdrawal Aug. 2005

    100%
    proportion of the Gaza Strip evacuated and handed over to the Palestinians.

    300
    square miles of the West Bank evacuated.

    21
    Israeli settlements uprooted in the Gaza Strip.

    4
    Israeli settlements uprooted in the West Bank.

  6. >>Hamas’s VIOLENT take over of the Gaza Strip in June 2007 suspended all border agreements on movement and access. <<

    They won the election!
    It was Israel that "suspended all border agreements", obviously not any Palestinian body.

    >>Of course Israel prefers the path of dialogue to jeopardizing any of it’s soldiers lives <<

    Well, that’s clearly a lie in the light of the past 2 weeks.
    In December, just before it ordered the attack on Gaza, the Israeli govt was told by its own security services that Hamas would continue the truce if Israel lifted the blockade of Gaza and ceased attacks in the West Bank.
    It ignored this advice – jeopardising the lives of its soldiers and those of hundreds of innocent people – probably because it wanted to look tough before the February election.

    >>Why Israel ever bothered to withdraw is a mystery<<

    .. to people like you who don’t understand Israeli politics.

  7. Noel, I think you might be overlooking a few puzzle pieces in this situation. Read this, please.

  8. The usual crowd are jumping up and down about civilians and children being killed but they don’t seem to bothered by Zimbabwe, Darfur, Iran, North Korea etc.
    I reckon that they are annoyed because Jews have taken action to defend themselves. Jews are supposed to be the eternal victim and they are not playing the part here!

  9. Thanks, Daphne (but is it not still a very wee hour in Tx now?)

    Actually, there is much in that article I’d agree with.
    He does weaken his argument by not mentioning the effect all those civilian deaths will have on public opinion in Gaza or the Arab world in general, and ignoring the election in Feb and the new boy at the White House.

    His whole argument will specifically fall if it emerges that Hamas is stengthened by this offensive. I think it is. If Hamas members showed courage during this attack and manages to restore some kind of order and coordinate aid once the Israelis have departed, the memories of the dead will do the rest for popular opinion and its continued popularity will be ensured.

    But basically it doesn’t matter what the dominant organisation in Gaza or anywhere in the occupied territories is called. The main thing is that it recognises Israel’s right to exist and is willing to stop violence in return for a state. The PLO were also officially-designated devils once too, remember? Then a few years later the Israel govt was talking to it.
    If the prospect of an end to the occupation, with a Palestinian state within the ’67 borders, is held out, they will all in time go for it, including Hamas.

  10. "The fuel is running out in the Israeli murder machine."

    Lovely. Where d’yu lift that one from, Stormfront or National Vanguard? Hamas murdered far more Palestinians when it seized power and purged Fatah’s people. Do they have a murder machine too? The Sudanese? Mugabe? Or is it only when Jews don’t lay down and die like good little victims that you get a hardon for such hyperbolic terminology?

  11. Noel Cunningham –

    Yes, all fine and dandy and self-deluding.

    In the meantime, it’s party time on the West Bank where the locals are watching the destruction of Hamas with joy.

  12. >>Hamas murdered far more Palestinians when it seized power and purged Fatah’s people.<<

    Simply not true. Less than half the number were killed in toto (by both sides) in that entire confict than by Israel in the two weeks of its current offensive.

    I admit thoough that the "murder machine" bit was a bit pathetic.

  13. noel: go israel! 🙂

  14. >>noel: go israel! :)<<

    OK, Patty, let’s make a compromise:

    "Go (home) Israel!

  15. Noel – they are home.

  16. Since when is Palestine the Ukraine Mahons?, sure if it is all about roots and genes then that should be the homeland of the majority of present day Israeli’s.

    The US will take a long long time to recover her reputation in the world. The goings on over support for Israel and climate change have damaged their reputation badly.

  17. >>In the meantime, it’s party time on the West Bank where the locals are watching the destruction of Hamas with joy.<<

    I wouldn’t be too sure. Hamas could end up big winners in all of this. Remember that just be surviving they win, and if they are shown to have stood up to Israel then they could well emerge from this politically much stronger – and that is a real threat to Fatah and indeed the whole PA.

  18. "Can you figure out the difference?"

    You support one and pretend to care about the other to score cheap points?

    Is there a prize?