Mon Feb 5th, 2024 at 01:42:51 PM EST
For the first time in 36 years, the U.N. Security Council passed a resolution critical of Israel's Jewish settlements on Palestinian territory. The United States abstained.
U.N. Security Council passes resolution on Israeli settlements | 23 Dec. 2016 |
If Israel is not capable to broaden the Middle East conflict, the White House of Joe Biden will step to the plate and take over where Israel left off.
Cut the crap of your defensive rhetoric, the Pentagon has inflicted the most suffering and deaths in the region post 9/11 and continues to this day.
Refusing to put ally Israel towards a path for peace with its Arab neighbours, the US is willing the aggravate to explosive situation further as it seems as the empires last throes.
Syria Drama In the Making - the Bush and Obama Years 2005-2013 | 23 Oct. 2013 |
Ms Clinton used her "knowledge" of Serbia and Kosovo and challenged the world community in Syria by-passing international law. What a quagmire in the new Middle-East. The year 2005 was marked by renewed upheaval in Lebanon, the assassination of Rafic Hariri while under occupation and rule by Syria. The European Union and the US were in talks with Bashar al-Assad for government reforms. New economic agreements and transformation were agreed upon and Israel held secret meetings to settle the Golan Heights issue.
Stephen Hadley asked Italy/Turkey/France for Regime Change in Syria (2005)
Rumsfeld rejects Iraq pullout deadline | Al Jazeera - 23 June 2005 |
US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has rejected a senator's assertion the Iraq war has become a quagmire, while warning Iraq's government not to delay political developments such as drafting a constitution.
During a tense Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Thursday, General John Abizaid, who as head of Central Command is the top US commander in the Middle East, declined to endorse Vice-President Dick Cheney's assessment that Iraq's uprising was in its "last throes".
Abizaid said the fighters' strength had not diminished and that more foreign combatants were coming into Iraq than six months ago.
"There's a lot of work to be done against the insurgency," the general said, adding: "I'm sure you'll forgive me from criticising the vice-president."
"This war has been consistently and grossly mismanaged," Senator Edward Kennedy, a Massachusetts Democrat, told Rumsfeld.
"And we are now in a seemingly intractable quagmire. Our troops are dying. And there really is no end in sight."
Kennedy added: "And the American people, I believe, deserve leadership worthy of the sacrifices that our fighting forces have made, and they deserve the real facts. And I regret to say that I don't believe that you have provided either."
Several congressmen are asking for a troop pullout timetable
"Well, that is quite a statement," Rumsfeld, flanked by top US commanders, responded.
"First let me say that there isn't a person at this table who agrees with you that we're in a quagmire and that there's no end in sight.
"The suggestion by you that people - me or others - are painting a rosy picture is false," Rumsfeld.
"The fact is from the beginning of this we have recognised that this is a tough business, that it is difficult, that it is dangerous, and that it is not predictable," the defence chief added.
Kennedy asked Rumsfeld: "Isn't it time for you to resign?"
Unfortunately, the Bush/Cheney administration stayed on until January 2009 ... and screwed Europe too with the Declaration of War on Russia at the NATO Bucharest Summit in 2008, aiming to divide the European Union into "Old" Europe and "New" Europe, the former totalitarian Soviet satellite states. By volunteering their armed forces in the war of empires in Afghanistan and Iraq, the East European countries would gain brownie points in a fast tract to EU membership and a role in NATO expansion to the border with Moscow.
'Overshadow Gaza crimes': World reacts to US attacks on Iraq and Syria | Al Jazeera - 5 Feb. 2024 |
Iran, Iraq and Syria have strongly condemned the US strikes, saying they will only escalate regional tensions.
The United States has conducted a wave of air strikes on Iran-aligned targets in Iraq and Syria in an escalation for an retaliatory attack on an US outpost on the Syrian-Jordanian border for earlier devastating air strikes for US air power that killed multiple fighters of resistance militia in Syria and Iraq.
Washington has warned of more strikes to purportedly deter the Iran-backed "axis of resistance" amid Israel's war on Gaza. In announcing the overnight attacks, US President Joe Biden said: "Our response began today. It will continue at times and places of our choosing."
"Everybody should try to avoid that the situation becomes explosive," said EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell.
While Borrell did not address the US strikes directly, he repeated a warning that the Middle East "is a boiler that can explode". [May I suggest you or VDL talk to ally and morale booster Joe in the White House]
He pointed to the war in Gaza, violence along the Israel-Lebanon border, bombings in Iraq and Syria, and attacks on shipping in the Red Sea. "That's why we call everybody to try to avoid an escalation."
[You maybe sorry, but you and the EU Commission has done NOTHING to ease the volatile situation of Israeli aggression as soon as Netanyahu formed his ultra-right wing cabinet with Bezalel Smotrich and Ben Gvir .... You have the experience, we don't need to spell it out for you, do we?]
"The UK and US are steadfast allies. We wouldn't comment on their operations, but we support their right to respond to attacks," a British government spokesperson said in a statement.
Rightwing Kahane Member to Enter Knesset | 24 March 2021 |
Extremist party that backs booting non-Jews seen by PM as vital for his victory | TOI - 20 Feb. 2019 |
Jewish Home leaders had been wary of scaring off moderate supporters by merging with the Kahanist Otzma Yehudit, but PM's warning of `leftist' threat appears to have won them over
Michael Ben Ari (left) speaks during a ceremony honoring the late Jewish
extremist leader terror leader Rabbi Meir Kahane in a Jerusalem hall, October 26 2010. At right is Baruch Marzel (Yossi Zamir / Flash 90)
Netanyahu faces fascist monster (Ben Gvir-Smotrich) of his own creation (Guy Morad)
Sara Netanyahu's Niece, Prof. Ruth Ben-Artzi, Breaks Her Silence: 'My Relatives Are Promoting Fascism'
For years Ruth Ben-Artzi, a political scientist and the niece of Sara Netanyahu, distanced herself from all contact with the prime minister's family. But today, even from her home in New England, she can no longer remain silent. The government 'reform,' she says, will complete Israel's transformation into a theocracy