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The duty to expel Israel from the UN
By Bruce Tyler Wick
Killing the peacemakers IS different–not morally, but politically. This is factually demonstrable.
In a video interview with “Democracy Now!,” author and scholar, Norman Finkelstein, told Amy Goodman and Aaron Mate, how the latest ceasefire in Gaza, since expired, came about:
Each day he [President Obama] came out, he or one of his spokespersons, and said, “Israel has the right to defend itself.” Each time he said that, it was the green light to Israel that it can continue with its terror bombing of Gaza. That went on for day after day after day, schools, mosques, hospitals targeted.
But then you reached a limit. The limit was [reached,] when Israel started to target the U.N. shelters—targeted one shelter, there was outrage; targeted a second shelter, there was outrage. And now the pressure began to build up in the United Nations.
This is a United Nations—these are U.N. shelters. And the pressure began to build up. It reached a boiling point with the third shelter. And then Ban Ki-moon, the comatose secretary-general of the United Nations and a U.S. puppet, even he was finally forced to say something, saying these are criminal acts.
Obama was now cornered. He was looking ridiculous in the world. It was a scandal. Even the U.N. secretary-general, Ban Ki-moon, was now calling it a criminal act. So finally Obama, the State Department said “unacceptable,” “deplorable.” [Transcript, emphasis added].
“Rebellious subjects, enemies to peace…
Throw your mistemper’d weapons to the ground,
And hear the sentence of your moved prince.”
[Romeo and Juliet, Act, 1, Scene 1].
And so the bombing, shelling and strafing stopped; and Israel withdrew its ground troops–however temporarily–since Israel will not lift its siege of Gaza, and Hamas will accept nothing less than a lifting of that Israeli blockade.
Thus, it would appear that even the briefest cessation of hostilities depends upon protection of the UN mission in Gaza. Protection implies punishment of violators, and to that subject I now turn.
The United Nations was Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt’s last, best gift. The “United Nations”? Nations “united” for or against what, pray tell? Nations united against WAR, the “scourge” of humankind [UN Charter, Preamble]–one, or even two, of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse–variously, “Conquest, War, Famine and Death”; or “Pestilence, War, Famine and Death.”
FDR never served in Congress, though of course he dealt with Congress for over a dozen years, while he was president. Indeed, Roosevelt began his political career, as a state legislator in the Senate of New York State. Later as governor of New York State–then, the nation’s most…