United Nations Security Council in a battle of wills because of a retired elderly gentleman

http://www.middle-east-online.com/english/?id=48068

 

A decision by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to request the Security Council rather than the UN General Assembly to recognize Palestinian statehood is designed to force the US to make good on its pledge to veto the resolution.

Mr. Obama has vowed to block UN recognition of the Palestinian state in support of Israel. He has argued that recognition would not further the Palestinian quest for statehood and has set aside warnings from Arab nations that the veto would affect their relations with the US. The president clearly feels that he cannot afford a bruising domestic battle with Israel’s supporters in the US at a time when his ability to tackle the country’s severe economic problems is in question and with presidential elections looming in just over a year.

In a stark warning, Prince Turki al-Faisal, an influential member of the Saudi ruling family, warned that the kingdom will break with the US on Iraq, and perhaps on Afghanistan and Yemen, if the two countries were to go separate ways over next week’s Palestinian bid for statehood.

Comment by Adamantine:

It appears as though the decision by Barack Obama in 2009 to at least give tacit approval to JS’s suggestion that at some point the security council take up the decision on the middle east is now coming home to roost.

In 2009 Obama was more secure politically at home but now he knows his domestic Jewish democratic support is at risk.

Abbas may go directly to the UN security Council. Obama is in a quandary. He will lose one way domestically and the other internationally

Europe has France and Britain in the security council. Will they both vote Yes?

The ironic beauty of it all is that JS’s fingerprints are on this everywhere but he is out of office and generally hidden from fallout.

He is a retired elderly gentleman.


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6 thoughts on “United Nations Security Council in a battle of wills because of a retired elderly gentleman

  1. I really like the picture above. So funny to think of someone putting out the image that he’s an old guy just hangin’ out in his garden watering his flowers – when the reality is quite different.

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  2. As Mr Baldy keeps on reminding us…he only comes on the scene at the “appointed – time” and has to remain hidden until then 🙂 that my friends is soon about to change 😦

    I can’t contain the excitement I feel..it’s bitter – sweet .

    Vic please get back to me as soon as you are able- re the window of time – asb boetie 🙂

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  3. Proverbs 21 tells us: “The king’s heart is like channels of water in the hand of the LORD;
    He turns it wherever He wishes.”

    How comforting to know that our LORD has it all under control, regardless of what man may do or say or plan or plot or…

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  4. Hisown, i have been following along for about 4 to 5 years now, since Herb was still alive! Do you and others believe that we are about to enter the long awaited time? To say that one awaits persecution with anticipation is lunacy, i know! But we have another hope than the world! But do you feel that the stage is set? To me i always thought that things would be more hostile to Christians than they are, although they are more now than i remember. I suppose after the craziness that will ensue in the next few days to weeks with the PA and Israel, things could ratchet up. Just curious. I follow here, Bro. Brian, a little FP, and Born to Watch to keep up with matters.

    Thanks,
    Scott

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  5. @happydaddy a lot of things could change in a moment if 1) a shooting war were to break out in the Middle East 2) the economic woes of europe, the US, and the rest of the world reach a critical mass. 3) any other crisis emerges to push things past a criticial tipping point.

    I don’t think a rapid change (in the course of days or weeks) in many ideas of national sovereignty, the position of international law, the balance of power among nations and the rest of the world’s attitude toward christian orthodoxy is completely implausable. We seem to be at time when many things rest on a razors edge and many crises are being gradually ignored and deferred as they continue to grow – instead of being resolved.

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  6. Hi happydaddy.

    I know you well from FP 🙂 hi brother great to see you’re blessing us here!

    As the Holy Spirit affirms and re-affirms to the body I look forward with eager anticipation to the next little while- yes . I know that you too will seek the Lord to reveal that unto you by the unction of His precious Holy Spirit. He has promised he would 🙂

    The Lord is calling us – outside of the camp- it ‘s a place of sweet fellowship, a sanctuary of complete trust and an assurance of His incorruptible word that does not return void – amen!

    The Lord is revealing those deep and secret things that He promised He would. It’s humbling to be counted worthy to be known of Him amen?

    My deepest pain right now is to watch the ” religious” crowd PROTECT their ” reputation ” and cover their deceit with thick clay, how sad is that?

    And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither [whatsoever] worketh abomination, or [maketh] a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb’s book of life. Rev 21 : 27

    Blessings and much agape love in Christ.

    Let us go forth therefore unto him without the camp, bearing his reproach. Heb 1:13.

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