Can someone help me?... "U.S. blocks U.N. statement on cease fire" (Isreal & Hamas)

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posted on Jan, 4 2009 @ 02:36 AM
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what does that mean?

On CNN it says U.S. blocks U.N. statement on a cease fire in Isreal?


what does that mean? to block a statement?




posted on Jan, 4 2009 @ 02:38 AM
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Originally posted by Doomsday 2029
what does that mean?

On CNN it says U.S. blocks U.N. statement on a cease fire in Isreal?


what does that mean? to block a statement?


It means that the security council wanted to give a statement, probably condemning Israel for its actions and the United States blocked it from being an authorized UN Security Counsel Statement...



posted on Jan, 4 2009 @ 02:44 AM
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Originally posted by theindependentjournal

Originally posted by Doomsday 2029
what does that mean?

On CNN it says U.S. blocks U.N. statement on a cease fire in Isreal?


what does that mean? to block a statement?


It means that the security council wanted to give a statement, probably condemning Israel for its actions and the United States blocked it from being an authorized UN Security Counsel Statement...



Still doesn't make sense... The U.S. can say that the U.N. is wrong in this case?

I'm confused.



posted on Jan, 4 2009 @ 03:41 AM
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The following is my opinion as a member participating in this discussion.


The UN security Council has five permanent members

Great Britain
Russia
France
China
The United States.

Based on the Allies from WW2, and the foremost powers of the time.

Simply put, each of those members has a veto on Security Council issues. Should they decide to use that veto, the motion before the council is dismissed, as they all must agree on it, or abstain to say they have no opinion. (which is seen as "tacit" agreement usually)

UN Security Council Veto Power

Also look at this

Negroponte doctrine

Which gives you an idea of US policy,

and this

The Veto and how to use it.


US: 77 vetoes. Blocked 36 resolutions criticising Israel.


Hope it helps.


As an ATS Staff Member, I will not moderate in threads such as this where I have participated as a member.


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posted on Jan, 4 2009 @ 06:47 AM
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Here's a link to the subject:

US blocks UN Security Council action on Gaza





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