ALONG THE EAST RIVER
|Once again Arab propagandists have proved themselves to be master manipulators. Iraqi Foreign Minister, Taraq Aziz, protested that sanctions were imposed upon Iraq for non-compliance yet no sanctions were ever imposed upon Israel for its non-compliance to previous U.N. resolutions. Syrian Foreign Minister Farouk Shara added his objection that Iraq was expected to comply with U.N. resolutions but that Israel held itself above the law. Several days later, the Arab League representative to the United Nations added his indignity that Israel, but not Iraq, can ignore U.N. Resolutions and get away with it. And before you could say "Zionist Pig," every Leftist anti-war protestor from Berkeley to Boston was in an uproar!|
To understand fully the fallacious comparison between Iraqi and Israeli "non-compliances" with "U.N. Resolutions," one must understand the different legal weights that "U.N. Resolutions" carry. First of all, there is a tangible distinction between (1) General Assembly "resolutions" and (2) Security Council "resolutions." In other words, not all UN "resolutions" are created equal!
(1) General Assembly resolutions have political (perhaps even moral, to some) authority... but they are all non-binding. Most of those aimed at Israel are also patently ridiculous. For example:
When one considers that the majority of U.N. member states are Arab nations (22) or Islamic nations (52) or dictatorial, anti-democratic nations or nations in desperate need of Arab oil or nations desperate for business investment opportunities within Arab countries or countries fearful of discontent among their growing Arab/Muslim populations (namely ALL of Europe!), it's no wonder why so many anti-Israel General Assembly resolutions get introduced AND passed! In fact, of over 700 General Assembly resolutions passed since the UN's 1945 establishment, nearly 450 condemn Israel. None have been passed against any Arab country nor any Arab terrorist organizations! In other words, out of 190 nations in the United Nations, over sixty percent of all General Assembly resolutions condemned just ONE member, Israel! If the General Assembly proposed a resolution deploring Israel for breathing too much Middle Eastern air, no doubt it too would pass! So when the large bloc of anti-Israel fascist, anti-democratic, anti-Western, Arab and Islamic Neo-Nazi nations tell Israel to comply with these transparently biased AND non-binding resolutions, Israel simply tells them to "shove it."
(2) The Security Council is the United Nations' most powerful body. It has primary responsibility for the maintenance of international peace and security. Five powerful countries sit as "permanent members" along with ten other member states, elected for two-year terms. It has the authority to dispatch military operations, imposes economic sanctions, mandates arms inspections, deploys human rights and election monitors and more. This, however, is not to say that the Security Council is all that much better than its General Assembly counterpart when it comes to issue related to the Arab/"Palestinian"-Israeli dispute. In its entire existence, the Security Council has passed only 131 resolutions. Of those, 88 criticized or opposed Israel. Not one deplored or even contained a breath of criticism against Arab countries in general or those in particular which initiated wars or terrorism against Israel.
Not all Security Council resolutions are created equal. The UN distinguishes between two sorts of Security Council resolution. Those passed under Chapter Six deal with the peaceful resolution of disputes and entitle the council to make non-binding recommendations. Such is the case, for instance, of UN Security Council resolutions 242 and 338, adopted in 1967 and 1973 respectively, which call for an Israeli withdrawal from disputed territories (not from ALL disputed territories!) in the framework of a negotiated comprehensive peace settlement.
In contrast to those adopted under Chapter Six, resolutions adopted under Chapter Seven of the U.N. Charter, entitled ''Action With Respect to Threats to Peace, Breaches of the Peace, and Acts of Aggression,'' can be enforced by third parties. Moreover, the United Nations can authorize under Article 42 of its Charter Seven the use of military force if a Chapter Seven resolution is violated. Chapter Seven violations are of a much more serious nature in that they give the council broad powers to take action, including warlike action, to deal with "threats to the peace, breaches of the peace, or acts of aggression." They were used against Iraq after its invasion of Kuwait. However, NONE of the resolutions relating to the Israeli-Arab conflict comes under Chapter Seven. Therefore that claim of equivalency between Iraqi and Israeli failure to abide by U.N. resolutions falls flat on its head. Iraq is thumbing its nose at a legal and binding Security Council Resolution.
FROM HOPE TO WHOREDOM...
By the 1970s, UN's original 55 membership had swollen to more than 150. Many of these member nations were newly created from lands which never experienced anything remotely resembling freedom or democratization. In reality, these member states were nothing more than corrupt third world dictatorships... which pretty much describes all the Arab League member states and most, if not all, the Islamic states! What many of these member states lacked in humanity and civilization, they more than made up for it with their oil wealth blackmail power. This combination made them blackmailers, a menace to civilization, anti-Western Jihadists and Jew-haters to boot!
Just when we all thought the UN couldn't sink its credibility any lower, the majority of its members in January 1972 elected for a five year term as Secretary General Kurt Waldheim, a former Austrian Nazi! This is all the more amazing since the UN was created by those who fought the Nazis during WWII and one of the first items on its agenda in 1945 was what to do with all the Jewish survivors of the Nazi Holocaust! Not surprisingly, Herr Waldheim showed no particular compassion for the Jews of Israel either.
U.N. GIVES GREEN LIGHT TO PALESTINIAN TERRORISM...
On Nov. 13, 1974 the UN changed forever when the "new" UN invited "Mr. Terrorism" (and the most efficient murderer of Jews since Adolph Hitler and Joseph Stalin), PLO leader Yasser Arafat, to mount the podium and address the members of the General Assembly. Prior to this distinctive honor, Arafat's only claim to fame was his passion for Israel's annihilation. Following his historic address (all with pistol in holster), the UN granted the PLO observer status and formally supports the Palestinians' right to "sovereignty and national independence." Perhaps they did this as a show of gratitude for his not shooting up the joint! In 1975, the General Assembly whores spread their legs a bit wider when they awarded permanent representative status to the PLO, which opened an office in midtown Manhattan. Later that year, at the instigation of the Arab states and the Soviet Bloc, the General Assembly allowed "full penetration" by approving Resolution 3379 which slandered Zionism by branding it a" form of racism."
This despicable collection of refuse from the garbage pits of the Planet Earth dares to insult the nation of Israel. This graveyard of mostly weak nations run by dictators deserves no honor or obedience. It honors the low, the cruel, the inhumane, the fanatics, the barbarians AND the cowards. It is the epitome of everything that is wrong with international organizations. It has now evolved into the mouthpiece of Satan. No decent nation should be a member. Certainly not God's Land of Israel.
READY FOR THE GLUE FACTORY?
There's an old song called, "The Old Gray Mare... [She Ain't What She Used To Be]." Well, the U.N. ain't what it used to be either! In its beginnings back in the '40s and 50s, there was a great deal of high hope for this organization and there were surely a number of distinguished people associated with its birth. But, since the 1970s, that nasty contaminant called "Palestinian Nationalism" came on the scene and literally infected each and every one of the UN's agencies. It's been all downhill ever since. An organization so nobly conceived has turned into a veritable cesspool, a den of anti-Semitism cloaked in anti-Zionism... in short, an international whorehouse!
Record of Arab/Muslim Countries:
Below are the
approximate 2003-2004 voting records of various Arabic/Islamic States which are recorded
in both the U.S. State Department and United Nations records:
other "friends of America vote?