June 11, 2010
Obama Administration to Support Anti-Israel Resolution at UN Next Week (Updated)Topics: Middle East News and Perspectives, Political News and commentaries
The Australian aptly noted in late March of this year that Barack Obama's anti-Israel jihad is one of the most irresponsible policy lurches by any modern American president. And almost on cue, it appears that America's first anti-Israel, pro-Islamist, president is going to again side against Israel - and support those that wish to destroy it.
Bill Krystol writes:
THE WEEKLY STANDARD has learned that senior Obama administration officials have been telling foreign governments that the administration intends to support an effort next week at the United Nations to set up an independent commission, under UN auspices, to investigate Israel's behavior in the Gaza flotilla incident. The White House has apparently shrugged off concerns from elsewhere in the U.S. government that a) this is an extraordinary singling out of Israel, since all kinds of much worse incidents happen around the world without spurring UN investigations; b) that the investigation will be one-sided, focusing entirely on Israeli behavior and not on Turkey or on Hamas; and c) that this sets a terrible precedent for outside investigations of incidents involving U.S. troops or intelligence operatives as we conduct our own war on terror.This comes as no surprise; Barack Obama's anti-Israel alliances and his anti-Israel mindset have been known since before the election. Unfortunately, his strongly anti-Israel policies and sentiments that he hid during the campaign have emboldened anti-Israel forces across the globe and are already bringing about potentially disastrous consequences to the point of making war in the Middle East far more likely than before he came to office.
While UN Ambassador Susan Rice is reported to have played an important role in pushing for U.S. support of a UN investigation, the decision is, one official stressed, of course the president's. The government of Israel has been consulting with the U.S. government on its own Israeli investigative panel, to be led by a retired supreme court justice, that would include respected international participants, including one from the U.S. But the Obama administration is reportedly saying that such a "kosher panel" is not good enough to satisfy the international community, or the Obama White House.
Update: White House Denies Kristol Claim That WH Will Support UN Investigation of Israel (Kind of the standard non-denial denial, where you just claim the "story is false" without saying in precisely what way it's false.)
Posted by Richard at June 11, 2010 2:27 PM
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