onsdag 23 februari 2011

USA tappar greppet

Det är oroligt i världen, inte minst i arabvärlden. USA kunde vara en stabiliserande faktor men det verkar som om dess nuvarande ledning skulle vara helt rådlös och utan linje.
Ett exempel är den senaste omröstningen i FN:s säkerhetsråd där USA lade in sitt veto för att stoppa en resolution riktad mot Israel.(Det är för övrigt absurt att medan araberna dödar varandra på gatorna har säkerhetsrådet inget viktigare att göra än att behandla var judar får bosätta sig) Efter omröstningen beklagade USA:s FN-ambassadör Susan Rice sitt eget handlande.
As Rice put it in her explanation of the vote: “We reject in the strongest terms the legitimacy of continued Israeli settlement activity. For more than four decades, Israeli settlement activity in territories occupied in 1967 has undermined Israel’s security and corroded hopes for peace and stability in the region. Continued settlement activity violates Israel’s international commitments, devastates trust between the parties, and threatens the prospects for peace….“While we agree with our fellow Council members – and indeed, with the wider world – about the folly and illegitimacy of continued Israeli settlement activity, we think it unwise for this Council to attempt to resolve the core issues that divide Israelis and Palestinians. We therefore regrettably have opposed this draft resolution.”

Caroline B Glick kommenterar:
"It is important at the outset to point out that Rice’s claims are either wrong or debatable. Israel has not committed itself to barring Jews from exercising property rights in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria. Permitting Jewish construction in these areas does not violate Israel’s international commitments.Moreover, there is no firm international legal basis for declaring Jewish neighborhoods and villages in these areas illegal.It is far from clear that Jewish neighborhoods, cities and villages in these areas harm prospects for peace or undermine trust between Israelis and Arabs. Jews built far more homes back when Israel was signing agreements with the Palestinians.Finally, it is far easier to form a coherent argument explaining how these communities strengthen Israel’s security than an argument that they endanger it."

"BUT BEYOND the basic falseness of Rice’s statement, her condemnation of her own vote to veto the resolution, and Clinton’s similar statements, serve to send a series of messages to the states in the region that are devastating to US regional posture.Friday’s Security Council vote marked a new peak in the Fatah-controlled, US-sponsored Palestinian Authority’s political war against Israel. The war’s aim is to delegitimize the Jewish state in order to foment its collapse on the model of apartheid South Africa.To advance this aim, the Palestinians seek to isolate Israel internationally by criminalizing it in international arenas. The Palestinians have made intense use of all UN bodies to achieve their goal. With automatic majorities in nearly every UN body, the most obvious impediment to the Palestinians’ bid to criminalize Israel and thus bring about its international isolation is the US’s Security Council veto."

Hela artikeln:Our World: Obama’s devastatingly mixed signals

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