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Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Stephen Walt lies again

Stephen Walt has once again falsified the American position on Israel.
And yet, in a Feb. 2 blog piece published on the Foreign Policy website, Walt writes:
Last Friday the United States vetoed a U.N. Security Council Resolution condemning Israel's continued expansion of settlements in the occupied territory of the West Bank. The resolution didn't question Israel's legitimacy, didn't declare that "Zionism is racism," and didn't call for a boycott or sanctions. It just said that the settlements were illegal and that Israel should stop building them, and called for a peaceful, two-state solution with "secure and recognized borders. The measure was backed by over 120 countries, and 14 members of the security council voted in favor. True to form, only the United States voted no.

There was no strategic justification for this foolish step, because the resolution was in fact consistent with the official policy of every president since Lyndon Johnson. All of those presidents has understood that the settlements were illegal and an obstacle to peace, and each has tried (albeit with widely varying degrees of enthusiasm) to get Israel to stop building them.
It is rather clear that the "official policy" of the current administration is opposed to labelling settlements illegal. Susan Rice, the American ambassador to the United Nations, indicated that one of the reasons the U.S. vetoed the resolution was because its disagreement with use of this word.
Walt lies again. No one has asked Americans to die for Israel. And with the exception of the Carter administration, no American administration has called 'settlements' 'illegal.'

Read the whole thing.

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At 9:38 AM, Blogger NormanF said...

The Palestine Mandate and the rights it recognized under international law as belonging to the Jewish people, can never be revoked.

Even by today's hostile world majority.

Zenga-zenga you, Stephen Walt!

At 9:55 AM, Blogger ProfessorPelotard said...


Talking of friends I see that our special friend, the Swedish FM Carl Bildt, is visiting again; Amman, Ramallah, Nablus, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, and the northern border(!?). To show off - and to show where his preferences lie - he will spend the night in Nablus.

What I don't understand is that none of the Jihadists have understood that Mr Bildt is a mole, a CIA/Mossad agent working for the US/Israeli Zionist complex.


At 10:47 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Professor, do you think that Bildt, as one of our agents, will plant bedbugs in Nablus overnight?

Or perhaps if he lies down with them, he'll wake up with them.

At 4:10 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Arab and Palestinian attempts in the 1920s, 1930s, WWII, 1948, 1967, 1973, the Al Asqa intifadah, in media, in diplomacy to liquidate the conflated illegitimate, illegal, "Zionist settler regime", all that is 100 percent peachy with the dribble cup professor. His graduate students probably still call him a "god" as unearned self-righteousness and contempt for Jews is the coin of the academic realm in today's debased elites.


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