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Obama on Palestinian Rights: Nyet

By Stephen Lendman - Posted on 20 February 2011

Obama on Palestinian Rights: "Nyet" - by Stephen Lendman

On February 18, as expected, Washington vetoed a UN Security Council resolution condemning Israeli settlements as illegal under international law. The vote: 14 yes, America the sole no, isolating the US and Israel on this long festering issue. The measure had nearly 120 co-sponsors.

In a post-vote briefing, ambassador Susan Rice outrageously lied, saying:

" the United States has said on many, many occasions for many years, we reject in the strongest terms the legitimacy of continued settlement activity."

Unsaid was that America, for many decades, funded Israel generously to build them, a process continuing grievously under Obama, besides outlandish amounts of military aid, support for Israel's occupation, and partnering in all its aggressive wars.

In a February 18 press release, Americans for Peace Now (APN) expressed "disappointment," APN's President and CEO Debra DeLee, saying:

"President Barack Obama missed a key opportunity today to demonstrate US leadership on peace. America's failure to hold both sides accountable for their actions is a contributing factor to the state of" today's moribund peace process because Washington and Israel won't tolerate it.

Nor do they support Palestinian sovereignty, ending occupation, the right of return, and long denied democratic freedoms. Instead they enforce imperial harshness against millions of oppressed Palestinians, exploited and brutalized for decades. February 18 offered more evidence how.

On February 19, Al Jazeera said Washington's decision "is certain to anger Arab countries and Palestinian supporters around the world. Correspondent Cal Perry said the decision isn't:

"going down well in the occupied West Bank. People are wondering when some action is going to be taken. People here are tired of a lack of a peace process. They are tired that the two sides are not talking. They are tired that they continue to hear, especially by (Obama) that human dignity cannot be denied" when he does it egregiously and repeatedly.

For decades, Washington used its veto power abusively to prevent any measures hostile to Israel from passing. By doing so, it arrogantly ignores the will of most other nations, at times nearly all of them, except for Israel and a few supporters. As a result, an angry UK observer once used a baseball analogy, saying: "Only the USA could have a World Series and not invite the rest of the world."

Even worse is Israel's response to UN resolutions, mostly General Assembly ones. With full US support, it ignored or flaunted dozens of them condemning or censuring its actions, deploring it for committing them, or demanding, calling on or urging Tel Aviv to end them. It continues doing so with impunity, including daily oppression, mass arrests, torture, killings, targeted assassinations, regular incursions into civilian communities, aggressive wars, and relentless settlement expansions.

On February 19, Haaretz Service headlined, "Palestinians plan 'Day of Rage" to protest US veto on UN settlement resolution," citing Ma'an News Agency saying:

Palestinian head of general intelligence, Tawfik Tirawi, said it's planned for Friday, February 25, calling the veto "blackmail," revealing America's true face and intent to subvert regional peace and flout Palestinian interests. "(T)hey are liars," he said, "who pretend to support democracy and peace. Far from it." Nonetheless, "(t)his will not affect our steadfastness and insistence on our rights." He also said "there will be no negotiations with settlements."

Before the vote, Washington tried pressuring Abbas to withdraw the resolution. An anonymous senior Palestinian official said, during an hour-long phone call, Obama made veiled threats of "repercussions" for refusing, saying:

"Obama threatened on Thursday night to take measures against the Palestinian Authority if it insists on going to the Security Council to condemn Israeli settlement activity, and demand that it be stopped. There will be repercussions for Palestinian-American relations if you continue your attempts to go to the Security Council and ignore our requests in this matter, especially as we suggested other alternatives."

Speaking for Hamas in Gaza, Fawzi Barhoun said:

"This confirms the total support by the American administration for the arbitrary police of the occupation government. It should push the PA to adopt a strategy of unity....and take a national decision to end all forms of negotiations with the (Israel) occupation." Washington is "completely biased towards the occupation and this confirms the failure of betting on a peace settlement" America doesn't want, never did, and won't tolerate as observers following the process know.

Withhold kudos for Abass/Fayyad and other top PA officials, figures serving Israeli/Washington, not Palestinian interests for years. Their resolve comes now as a face-saving measure only after Al Jazeera's late January Palestine Papers release, exposing PA peace negotiations treachery. A previous article explained, accessed through the following link:

The documents showed Palestinian negotiators were duplicitous traitors, bargaining away Palestinian rights for their own self-interest. Abass and appointed prime minister Salam Fayyad were principally responsible. Abass' treachery way predates his presidency. At least from when he was chief Oslo negotiator for agreeing to Israeli demands, effectively capitulating for nothing in return. All major issues were left unresolved, including settlement population growth that more than doubled since 1993 and keeps expanding on stolen Palestinian land.

On February 19, the International Middle East Media Center said 300,000 Israeli settlers occupied the West Bank and East Jerusalem since 1993. "Currently, over 500,000 live in settlements constructed on Palestinian land occupied by Israel since 1967. The other 4.5 million Israelis live on land that was confiscated from Palestinians in 1948" to create the state of Israel.

They lost everything: their homeland, freedom, and chance to live peacefully because Israel and its Washington paymaster won't tolerate it - not then, not now, not ever unless forced.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago and can be reached at Also visit his blog site at and listen to cutting-edge discussions with distinguished guests on the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network Thursdays at 10AM US Central time and Saturdays and Sundays at noon. All programs are archived for easy listening.


Hey kidz!!! Just look at how dedicated our "Special Friend" is to PEACE with the Palestinians . . .

. . . and just how much our "Special Friend" respects the Palestinian State . . . ;-)

(clipped headline and article)
"ISRAEL MOVES A STEP CLOSER TO ANNEXING SETTLEMENTS IN THE WEST BANK TO ISRAEL. An Israeli government committee is to meet today to discuss putting the settlements built in the West Bank under Israeli law. Settlements in the West Bank are currently subject to military rule and jurisdiction."

(full story)

What was that famous line again from former Israeli Prime Minister and International War Criminal Ariel "We, The Jewish People Control America" Sharon???

"Everybody has to move, run and grab as many hilltops as they can to enlarge the settlements because everything we take now will stay ours... Everything we don't grab will go to them."
- Ariel Sharon, Israeli Foreign Minister, addressing a meeting of militants from the extreme right-wing Tsomet Party, Agence France Presse, November 15, 1998.

Of course, we need good ol' U.N. Ambassador Susan "Richard Falk Is Noxious and Evil For Questioning 9-11" Rice to explain how this kosher Veto works for the Palestinian State's advantage:

(link to video - approx. 5 minutes
"Susan Rice - US vetoes UN resolution on Israeli settlements"

Interesting that U.N. Special Rapporteur Richard Falk does not buy into Susan Rice's explanation . . .

. . . any more than he buys the Official 9-11 Report . . . ;-)

(clipped headline and article from Veterans Today)
"RICHARD FALK: The United States Stands Alone with Israel in the UN Security Council -How Honest is the Honest Broker? - Of course this American veto is not some idiosyncratic whim, but is an expression of the sorry pro-Israeli realities of domestic politics, suggesting that it is Israel that is the real holder of the veto in this situation, and the U.S. Congress and the Israeli Lobby are merely designated as the enforcers."

(full story)

Of course, there is MUCH REJOICING in Zionist 5th Column land as our self appointed Zionist Politruks at the ADL react to the news of this U.N. Veto. . .

(clipped headline and article from the ADL's website)
"ADL Welcomes U.S. Veto Of 'Flawed' Security Council Resolution On Israeli Settlements We express our strong appreciation to the United States for its forceful action in vetoing this resolution. The Obama Administration has made clear to the Palestinian Authority that it will not be a party to its efforts to avoid direct negotiations with Israel. We hope the Palestinians will now buckle down and return to direct talks with Israel."

(full story)

Good ol' Abe "You're An Anti-Semite If WE HATE YOU" Foxman has really pegged the hubris meter on this one, kidz . . . ;-)

Even though 130 countries sponsored this U.N. Resolution . ..

. . . and even though 14 of the 15 U.N. Security Council members voted for it . . .

. . . Abe Foxman, like Susan Rice, continues to insist that this U.N. Resolution to uphold the RULE OF LAW is "fundamentally flawed" . . .

. . . for "difficult and complicated" reasons we stupid "goyim" obviously cannot grasp . . . ;-)

I guess it is just like those "difficult and complicated" reasons that WTC-7 fell at free-fall speed on 9-11 . . .

. . . that prompted Israeli dual-citizen and hard core Zionist Philip Zelikow and the 9-11 Commission to not even include anything about WTC-7 in the Official 9-11 Report!!! . . . ;-)

In a way this is true, for this "uppity goyim" fool from North Cackilacki is most confused by the ADL's website claim that it is there:

. . ."Fighting Anti-Semitism, Bigotry, and Extremism" . . .

. . . and its charter is to:

. . . "Stop the defamation of the Jewish People . . . to secure justice and fair treatment to all" . . .

Yet, the only "Semites" in this picture are the Palestinians who are being systematically eradicated by Eastern European Ashkenazi of Khazar decent in a MOST "Bigoted" and "Extreme" fashion . . .

. . . and this blatant GENOCIDE by Rothschild Zionists is having a disastrous "blow-back" against the Jewish People world wide who are being "defamed" by these "unjust" and "unfair" actions.

Yup, I guess it is ""difficult and complicated" . . . ;-)

And anytime someone tries to explain it to me . . .

(link to video - approx. 21 minutes)
"David Icke -They Dare Not Speak Its Name ... ROTHSCHILD ZIONISM"

(link to video - approx. 2.5 hours)
"War by Deception 2011 The shadow government and shadow economy"

. . . all the "really smart people" like Bill Maher, Noam Chomsky, David Horowitz, Jon Stewart, . . . and our own Mr. Mike "Expatriate in Canada" Cobeil, etc. . . .

. . . start kvetching that these are all "Bad and Noxious" people that shouldn't be listened to . . . ;-)

This ol' fool wonders if "Dog Poet", Les Visible, meets Mr. Mike Corbeil's kosher standards of "suitable" references??? . . . ;-)

(clipped headline and article)
"Bill Maher; you ignorant slut. - The reason that Bill and Dennis; Bill O’Reilly, Sean Hannity, Wolf Blitzer, the vampire brides at The View and all of the people in media, who are paid to lie to you, discount the evidence of their senses in respect of 9/11, is because they either know where it leads or they’ve been told to keep their mouths shut about it …or else"

(full story)

Probably not . . . ;-)

Oh, well . . . I don't think it really matters at this point . . .

. . . because if there were ANY doubts left in the World about who controls U.S. Foreign Policy, this ObamaCo U.N. Veto and the clear lines between who is "cheering it" and who is "condemning it", have surely been dispelled. . . ;-)

"Every time we do something you tell me America will do this and will do that . . . I want to tell you something very clear: Don't worry about American pressure on Israel. We, the Jewish people, control America, and the Americans know it."
- Israeli Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon, October 3, 2001

Like brother Richard Falk observes in his article above:

(clipped text from above Richard Falk article from Veterans Today)
"In many ways, the failed Security Council resolution condemning Israeli settlement activity is a rather trivial event in the broader setting of the underlying conflict. At the same time it is a significant show of the play of forces that are operative in Washington and Ramallah, and above all, it is an unseemly display of the influence Israel wields with respect to the Obama Administration."

I guess the BIGGER question becomes, at what point do WE THE PEOPLE . . . of THE WORLD say, "NYET!!!" to this criminal shadow cabal of BushCo/ObamaCo and World Zionism???

(clipped text from above Richard Falk article from Veterans Today)
"Is it not time that the United States revisited its Declaration of Independence or began to treat the 4th of July as a day of mourning?"

Perhaps when WE THE PEOPLE stop listening to "The Zio-Experts" who tells us things are too ""difficult and complicated" . . . and start THINKING for OURSELVES!!!!

And learning the difference between "TRUTH" and Zionist "LIES"!!! . . . ;-)

After all, kidz . . .

. . .who are you going to believe Susan Rice, Abe Foxman, The Zionist Controlled MSM, Israel, and BushCo/ObamaCO . . .

(link to video - approx. 2 minutes)
"WTC7 -- This is an Orange"

. . . or your own "lying eyes"??? . . . ;-)

(link to video - approx. 16 minutes)
"Quotable Quotes From the Chosen Ones"

. . . and your own "deceiving ears"??? . . . ;-)

"Let's impeach the President for lying
And misleading our country into war
Abusing all the power that we gave him
And shipping all our money out the door
Who's the man who hired all the criminals
The White House shadows who hide behind closed doors
They bend the facts to fit with their new stories
Of why we have to send our men to war"
- "Let's Impeach The President" by Neil Young


our country is controlled by rothschild though his zionists its easy to blame israel but rothschilds child israel dont controll obama rothschilds zionists do and have controlled this country for a long time,every president that has ever tried to get out of his controll have been killed yes even lincoln. the only way to break free of him is one kill him or two end the imf, there is law that makes it illegal to use metal backing for money as long as we are imf backed .by the way thats rothschild again as the fed reserve .so end the fed and put gold or silver behind our money one silver dollar is worth 31 fed dollars. and the more they make the more the silver is worth?wrong the more they make the less the fed dollar is worth silver stays constant as gold the goverment for maney years have been controlled by the zionist jew rothschild and voting new people in wont change that but putting every zionist ass in the fema death camps would change things .all the other ways of going is just showmanship and wont accomplish anything but waisting time to let them have more. this is were you need to focuss your attentions this will work impeach the hole bunch for treason and if you dont have the guts to hang them let them rot in the death camps they made for us


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