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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Obama treats Israel like Hamas

You just knew this was coming. At the UN's 'Human Rights Council' in Geneva, the Obama administration has called on Israel to probe alleged Gaza 'war crimes' - just like Hamas.
The United States called on its close ally Israel on Tuesday to conduct credible investigations into allegations of war crimes committed by its forces in Gaza, saying it would help the Middle East peace process.

Michael Posner, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State, said that Hamas leaders also had a responsibility to investigate crimes and to end what he called its targeting of civilians and use of Palestinian civilians as human shields in the strip.


"We encourage Israel to utilize appropriate domestic [judicial] review and meaningful accountability mechanisms to investigate and follow-up on credible allegations," Posner said in a speech to the Geneva forum.

"If undertaken properly and fairly, these reviews can serve as important confidence-building measures that will support the larger essential objective which is a shared quest for justice and lasting peace," he said.

The United States joined the Council, set up three years ago, for the first time earlier this year.

Posner reiterated Washington's view that the Council paid "grossly disproportionate attention" to Israel, but said that the U.S. delegation was ready to engage in balanced debate.
The implication of that statement is that the investigations that Israel has undertaken until now - some 100 investigations, 23 of which remain open and one of which has resulted in disciplinary action against IDF troops - are not enough. Like Goldstone, Obama wants blood. IDF blood.

It's a dark day for the United States when it equates the only democracy in the Middle East to a terror organization, placing both of them on the same moral plane. Yes, a dark day for the United States because it shows the extent to which in the eight and a half months of the Obama Presidency, the United States has abandoned all pretense to moral leadership. There's no more exceptionalism - for the United States, for Israel, or for democratic countries in general. In the age of Obama, we are all no better than terrorist organizations and the human rights violators that make up the 'Human Rights' Council.'

George Orwell should have called 1984, 2009. It's all coming true just a few years later than he expected.

The downward spiral is just about complete. America and its values are being flushed down the toilet.


At 7:29 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why don't we just ask the US to do the same for all the reported "human rights violations" that have been committed against Iraqi and Afghan civilians?

Why don't we ask the US to be an honest enough broker to ask the UN to convene a "fact-finding" commission to head off to such countries?

At 7:45 PM, Blogger NormanF said...

Israel should dismiss the US demand with contempt. That Obumbler is placing the victim on the same moral level as the aggressor is bringing moral relativism down to a whole new level.

A wretched example of moral equivalence at its worst!


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