U.S. vetoes U.N.

The U.S. has vetoed the U.N.'s demand that Israel cease its offensive in Gaza.

The United States blocked an Arab-backed resolution Thursday that would have demanded Israel halt its military offensive in the Gaza Strip, the first U.N. Security Council veto in nearly two years.
The draft was reworked repeatedly to address concerns that it was too biased against Israel. Language was added calling for the release of an abducted soldier and urging the Palestinians to stop firing rockets at Israel.
Nonetheless, U.S. Ambassador John Bolton said it was still unacceptable because it had been overtaken by events in the region — including the capture of two Israeli soldiers by Hezbollah militants on Wednesday — and was "unbalanced."

Contrary to the msm, Israel was not the agressor here and certainly has every right to defend her own. Which she is doing as promised.

My question to those who sympathize and/or justify Palestinian acts of terrorism and kidnapping: what about the promise of peace by the Palistinians on the condition that Israel pull out of Gaza? Israel kept her part of the bargain. It was hailed as a giant step in the peace process and a huge victory for a future independent Palestinian state.

However, the Gaza pullout was not enough to sustain even a short-lived peace; the Palestinians made it very clear by their choice for Hamas, in their first free election, that nothing will bring peace until Israel ceases to exist.

Posted by Mutti at July 13, 2006 03:40 PM | TrackBack

my boyfriend and I went out to dinner Saturday night and on the street corner there were some really far left aging hippies protesting Israel's right to self defense. They were waving the Iran, Palenstine, Lebeonese and Hamas UN flags. They also had a cardboard cutout of a person dressed in a US solider's uniform, draped with an Israeli flag with a sign that said "baby killer." If you want to recongize Palenstine, fine..but they lost all credibility with me when I saw the UN flag haha. The "baby killer" solider thing really got me heated though. What about the Palenstine women who force their young children to strap on bombs and blow themselves up? Where is their outrage about that? For a group that demands rights for every single group out there, why are they supporting countries where women, gays, minorities are treated worse than dogs? I find it hilarious when liberals complain how one Israel is stronger and "that's not fair." Life's not fair, so shut up and deal with it

Posted by: shira at July 17, 2006 03:46 PM