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The United Nations, Hamas, Israel - What's the deal ?

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posted on Nov, 23 2012 @ 08:52 PM
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It seems that Israel has written 20 urgent letters to the U.N. this year asking for action about all those rockets.

It also seems the U.N. hasn't said much of anything or done anything.

Can the U.N. Actually do anything ? Or is there something prohibiting any such actions ?

This article from unwatch.org has links to all the letters and some comments.....

GENEVA, Nov. 22 -- Although this past week saw U.N. agencies and high officials rushing to intervene the moment Israel began to defend its civilian population from hundreds of Hamas rocket attacks, letters published by UN Watch show that the same U.N. actors repeatedly turned a blind eye while Israel pleaded for action.

Russian ambaasador Vitaly Churkin, who for nearly two years now has blocked any U.N. Security Council action to stop the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad from murdering more than 30,000 of his own people, lashed out this week at "procrastination on Gaza."

In reality, it has been the procrastination, indifference and inaction of Russia and its Security Council allies that gave Hamas the green light to bomb Israeli civilians, finally prompting Israel's belated response................

Hypocrisy exposed: U.N. ignored Israel's repeated pleas to act against Hamas rockets, then rushed to stop Israel's self-defense


What Gives ?





posted on Nov, 23 2012 @ 09:02 PM
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Funny those Israeli's.
They Ignore UN Resolutions Against them , But are upset when the UN doesn't Agree with Them.
Thats what Gives.



posted on Nov, 23 2012 @ 09:07 PM
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It's pretty blatant isn't it..

If you go back and open some history books you'll see that Russia/Soviets has blocked the UN with it's Veto in favor of Syria a few times. As a matter of fact Russia/Soviets have vetoed more times than any other country.

Except of course when they abstained like in the case of "Libya" but that's water under the bridge now

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Russia has used its prerogative more times than any other permanent member. Moscow has blocked resolutions 127 times since the UN was formed. Of those vetoes, 93 pertained to entire resolutions and 29 were objections to specific paragraphs or amendments.

The vast majority of those vetoes were undertaken before 1991, when Russia was part of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR). The USSR exercised its veto 119 times from 1946 to 1991.

The use of the veto by Andrei Gromyko, the Soviet foreign minister at the height of the Cold War with the West between 1957 and 1985, was so common that he was known at the UN as "Mr Nyet".

Between 1946 and 1968, the USSR exercised its veto 80 times, compared to three times by the UK, twice by France and zero by the US.

Moscow's last two vetoes have been on resolutions relating to Syria. Churkin argued that the resolutions, the first of which was vetoed on October 5, have put the UN in a position of taking sides in an internal matter and discouraging a resolution based on political dialogue.
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posted on Nov, 23 2012 @ 09:10 PM
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Good. Why should the UN comply with a state that doesn't give a toss about UN resolutions or international law?



posted on Nov, 23 2012 @ 09:26 PM
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Originally posted by DarknStormy
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Good. Why should the UN comply with a state that doesn't give a toss about UN resolutions or international law?


well then....

what about the people getting killed and injured on all sides ?

especially the ones that have nothing to do with the political rivalries.



posted on Nov, 23 2012 @ 09:43 PM
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I have said it before and will say it again. The UN is good for giving sides a place to sit down and work things out and its good at giving out aid. Outside of that it is all just talking.



posted on Nov, 23 2012 @ 09:53 PM
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The UN was ALREADY in the region... in Gaza .. helping to rebuild schools for the Palestinian children that were bombed to hell by IDF from a previous assault on the region.

Perhaps the UN doesn't believe the story or claims made by Israel right wing interests, because UN are there to see with their own eyes what is really going on there.

did you ever think of that?
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posted on Nov, 23 2012 @ 10:54 PM
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Why is Israel crying to the UN about Hamas? Palestine isn't a member of the UN remember you have spent decades blocking them from joining. Israel running to the UN shows they are nothing but hypocrites. They thumb their noses at all the resolution's the UN has passed against them but as soon as they have a problem it's please help us.



posted on Nov, 23 2012 @ 11:14 PM
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Originally posted by xuenchen

well then....

what about the people getting killed and injured on all sides ?

especially the ones that have nothing to do with the political rivalries.



The same question could of been asked 10 years ago when the US invaded Iraq and Afghanistan... Why is it so important now even though a ceasefire has been compromised?

The same question again could be asked regarding Syria who have apparently sent letters to the UN so they could be recognised as a country battling extremists or terrorism. They also got turned down or ignored. What about the people dying and suffering in that country?





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