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Now it is throwing a tantrum over the UN decision and showing its true colours.
Israel never intended peace, it never intended to negotiate.
Israel’s intentions are the annihilation of the Palestinian people, always were.
From my point of view Israel has bawked at every initiative for the last 65 years and now they are saying that Palestine has not kept to agreements. Any agreements that existed are null and void by the passage of time.
Israel has illegally imprisoned a nation, and I sincerely hope that Palestine does take them to the ICC for war crimes, because they are crimes committed against international law.
Palestine at last has some teeth; and that’s the last thing Israel wanted.
I can only hope now that there is some progress.
The international community needs to isolate Israel, withdraw all diplomatic contact until Israel withdraws from the 1967 agreed areas; that means an end to all settlements and the removal of the ones that exist. Israel’s sea and land blockade of Palestine also needs to be removed.
It must be obvious to even the blind that Bashar al-Bastard has no intention, nor did he ever contemplate, abiding by the peace plan.
Now that the UN Peacekeeping Force has decided to end their mission because of the dangers al-Bastard is free to continue as before or indeed worsen the attacks on the phantoms in his head.
The bombings, destruction, slaughter of innocents has only worsened since the date of the ceasefire. al-Bastard is thumbing his nose at the world.
The veto by Russia on western intervention and then to be caught with its pants down sending a ship load of arms and the supply of attack helicopters to the regime needs to be looked at very very closely by the UN. Such duplicity, is treason. They need to be removed from the Security Council because obviously they cannot be trusted… security implies trust, after all.
“all military-technical cooperation with Syria is limited to defensive weapons”. “As regards helicopters, there were planned overhauls of equipment supplied many years ago,” the ministry said.
The ministry statement follows a denial by Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. “We are not delivering to Syria, or anywhere else, items that could be used against peaceful demonstrators,” he said.
The ministry’s statement follows claims by US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that Russia was supplying helicopters to Syria that were being used against civilians.
Clinton later clarified her statements, acknowledging that Russia was returning used equipment to Syria.
“Whether they are new or they are refurbished, the concern remains that they will be used for the exact same purpose that the current helicopters in Syria are being used, and that is to kill civilians,” Source: Can-India Read more
That statement itself proves that the Russians are updating contracts signed years ago, thus sidetracking the supply of ‘new’ weapons.Returning, or sending… it doesn’t matter, they are supplying arms to al-Bastard.
Look at that machine of destruction above!
What hope have the opposition forces against such technology? How can a mother protect her children from the hellfire sent from above?
“limited to defensive” WTF is Lavrov trying to kid? Defense of whom?
A responsible attitude by the Russians would have been to withhold the arms and helicopters until the situation was resolved…
The ball game has been changed by the Russians. They arm the regime, then it is only just that the world arm the opposition so they can defend themselves and the Syrian people…
“Oh but that’s creating a civil war!” You all cry in unison.
The civil war was declared when al-Bastard killed his first civilian! Any idea that the situation in Syria has been anything but a civil war is pure naïvete.
Meanwhile, thumbs are twiddled and Syrian women and children die!
Sadly Annan’s Ceasefire plans have failed. Not only failed but given Bashar al-Bastard even more power and time to kill, slaughter and summarily execute anyone who stands in his way, including women and children.
“The UN Human Rights Council has meanwhile begun an emergency session to discuss the violence in Syria.” – BBC News More talk, more hot air, and still nothing is being done.
al-Bastard is laughing his socks off – The Russians and the Chinese are protecting him. He knows that the world is afraid of them and that nothing will be done. He knows that as long as Russia and China use their vetoes, he is bullet proof!
If you have a cancer, you have it surgically removed…
al-Bastard is a cancer!
The United Nations is a complete and utter failure in this matter.
Russia and China have castrated the UN.
They are more responsible for all the deaths since the ceasefire date than al-Bastard himself.
Bashar al-Bastard knows that he is immune. He knows that he is protected by Russia and China. He will continue as long as he has their protection.
Kofi Annan’s peace plan was just breathing space. Once again he has played the world for fools.
6am Tuesday was the deadline, and… nothing. Reports continue to say the “Assad thugs”* are escalating their violence and that fighting in the capital has doubled.
Monday, the day before the ceasefire, has been considered the worst day yet with more than 100 reported dead.
The extra demands by al-Bastard on Sunday were merely a way to sidestep the ceasefire.
Even the Russians are having doubts… “Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said the Syrian government “could have been more active and decisive” in implementing the plan, but that Mr Muallem had assured him Damascus was committed to it.” – BBC News & Here
Syrian assurances mean NOTHING!
“France’s foreign ministry described Mr Muallem’s comments as “a fresh expression of this blatant and unacceptable lie” that Damascus was committed to the Annan plan and urged the international community to react against the “feeling of impunity”.” – BBC News
And the world continues to allow al-Bastard get away with murder. What will it take, another 10,000 Syrians dead before the world realises that al-Bastard is full of shit!
Read on BBC News what the international press are saying.
*One Damascus resident told the BBC that violence in the capital had doubled and that one protest was attacked by “Assad thugs”. – BBC News
The 10th of April was never going to happen!
Bashar al-Bastard was clapping his hands with joy when the UN agreed to 10th April. Wow, 10 more days to slaughter the terrorists in my head and the stupid UN are letting me get away with murder!
With daily reports of accelerated shelling and killing, there was no way al-Bastard had any intentions of keeping the date.
And, in today’s news…
Syria wants ‘written guarantees’ from opposition
Syria’s government wants “written guarantees” from the opposition before it withdraws its troops from flashpoints in parts of the country.
The foreign ministry statement comes two days before a UN-backed deadline for the violence in Syria to cease.
Peace envoy Kofi Annan had “not yet presented written guarantees on the acceptance by armed terrorist groups of a halt to all violence,” it said.
Saturday saw some of the deadliest violence yet.
As many as 160 people were killed, with activists’ videos in the Latamneh suburb of Hama city showing dead bodies being piled up in flatbed vehicles and driven away as distraught residents looked on.
Major new offensives are being reported by activists, not only in the central city of Hama, but also in the north-west province of Idlib and Aleppo, in the far north.
Under Mr Annan’s six-point plan – which received UN approval last week – all parties will halt armed violence by 10 April, with a full ceasefire on 12 April.
But the foreign ministry said on Sunday that earlier reports that Damascus would pull its troops from cities and their suburbs by Tuesday “is a wrong explanation”.
Source BBC News Read more
Ah, I don’t seem to remember that part of Kofi Annan’s peace plan included “written agreements”. I may be wrong, but I am sure not.
This is just a ploy by al-Bastard to kill time for more ‘killing time.’ It is a ruse to pass the date with no fault.
Time has proved that both Russia and China were categorically wrong and the extra deaths can be laid squarely at their doors. The stalling by their vetoes has simply added about 2,000 more civilian deaths. But, of course, with both their records of human rights, that’s nothing!
al-Bastard wants a complete and unconditional surrender of the Syrian rebel forces.
Once he has this, maybe, just maybe he will stop the shelling of Syrian cities, even then there is no guarantee. But the things that can be guaranteed is there will be a massive manhunt and blood-letting of all those who opposed his pathetic regime; the other guarantee is that none of them will receive a fair trial, if a trial at all. It will be summary executions all round. Hey, great, more killing!
al-Bastard needs to be stopped in his tracks.
The world owes it to the Syrian people. The world needs to act now!
Talk, talk, talk, talk. Blah, blah, blah.
Meanwhile Bashar al-Bastard gets away with murder.
The time for talk is over!
The world now has Syrian blood on its hands, poured on by China and Russia when they effectively castrated the UN.
al_Bastard has made the world look like fools.
Syrians fleeing Homs accuse troops of atrocities
People fleeing the central Syrian city of Homs have told the BBC that security forces are committing atrocities there.
One woman told the BBC’s Paul Wood on the outskirts of Homs that soldiers had slit the throat of her 12-year-old son on Friday – a day after rebel fighters withdrew from the Baba Amr district.
She said 35 other men and boys from her area had also been detained and killed.
The government has denied the Red Cross access to Baba Amr for four consecutive days, citing security concerns.
Activists have warned of a humanitarian catastrophe.
Electricity, water and communications have been cut off, and in recent days temperatures have plummeted and snow has fallen. Food supplies are said to be dangerously low, and many people are too scared to leave.
On Thursday, government troops backed by tanks entered Baba Amr after the rebel Free Syrian Army (FSA) announced a “tactical withdrawal”.
While the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and its Syrian Red Crescent partners have been waiting to enter the district, state television said it had been “sanitised” of “armed terrorist groups”.
But opposition and human rights activists said security forces and pro-government militia had been rounding up men and boys over the age of 14 who had remained Baba Amr, and had tortured and killed them.
The claims could not be substantiated, but people fleeing Homs also told our correspondent that security forces had been committing atrocities, including summary executions and cutting the throats of prisoners.
One woman, who had walked for three days to escape, said that on Friday troops had taken 36 men and boys from one area and killed them.
“My son’s throat was cut,” she said. “He was 12.”
Her husband said he was hiding about 50m away and saw one soldier hold down their son’s head with his boot while another killed him.
“I could hear their screams,” he added.
Several men who said they had defected from an elite army unit last week told our correspondent that civilians were being targeted deliberately by security forces and their prisoners were being killed.
“A lieutenant gave us the order,” he said. “We were told in this operation: ‘You shoot anything that moves – civilian or military – you shoot at it.’
“An old man was arrested. An officer put a gun to his head. He said: ‘This is for freedom,’ and he shot him.”
Source: BBC News
A woman does not make up a painful story about her son. The reports maybe unverified, but I’d believe them before I believed al-Bastard.
All the above simply empower al-Bastard, giving him more time to commit more atrocities.
“A UN diplomat says the UK, France and Colombia have told Security Council members they would abstain in any vote on Palestinian membership.”
Only cowards sit on the fence and abstain!
“In real terms this does not matter, because the Americans have already made it clear they would veto the Palestinian request.”
The Americans and English should be disqualified from voting on an issue they created.
“Britain and France support Palestinian statehood in principle.”
Then why abstain?
“But they have expressed concern that a Palestinian bid to become a UN member state right now could harm chances of reviving the peace process.”
Peace process… that would be a joke if it wasn’t for the tragic loss of lives. There never has been a ‘peace process’ the whole thing is a front, a blind to avoid the issue.
The issue is simple; the need of the Palestinians to have their homeland, or at least some livable part of it returned versus the unwavering belligerence of the Israelis determined to obliterate them from the face of the Earth.
“There is also general concern here that a Palestinian confrontation with the Americans on this issue could ignite violence in the Middle East.”
That wouldn’t surprise me. This issue has been simmering for far too long and I can see it coming to a head.
American veto will see the pot boil over and set the stove on fire.
The quotes used in this post are from the BBC News article: ‘New setback’ for Palestinian hopes on UN membership Read the full story.
Once again, to those who would accuse me of antisemitism, I am not; however I am against any asshole nation that can’t/won’t capitulate for the sake of peace.
Yes, the USA is behaving like a spoiled brat and throwing a temper tantrum because it can’t have its own way.
“A US law passed in the 1990s allows Washington to cut funding to any UN body that admits Palestine as a full member.
“We were to have made a $60m payment to Unesco in November and we will not be making that payment,” state department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland told journalists in Washington.”
Source: BBC News Read more
Now watch the playground bully sulk.
Barack Obama has told Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas he will veto his bid for UN membership, as he tried to persuade him to drop the plans.
But Mahmoud Abbas vowed to press ahead during a meeting with the US president, the White House said afterwards.
Mr Obama had told the UN General Assembly a Palestinian state could only be achieved through talks with Israel.
Source: BBC News Read the full story.
(Caution, strong language)
They have been talking for more than 50 years.
The Israelis aren’t listening. The Israelis don’t want to listen. The Israelis want all Palestine, they aren’t happy with what the fuckheads gave them in 1948, they want the fuckin’ lot. They want to rid the world of Palestinians. They want to do to the Palestinians what Hitler nearly did to them. They Israelis are bent on genocide.
The time for TALK has gone, passed, it has missed the fuckin’ bus.
The UN needs to accept Palestine’s application before any further headway can be made.
The USA is complicit in the Israeli endeavours to obliterate the Palestinians. If Obama vetos Palestin’s application, he is ensuring that the suffering of Palestinians will continue, he is ensuring that Israel will continue with its illegal occupation of Palestinian lands…
He is ensuring the annihilation of the Palestinian people!
Further, Obama is ensuring that the American people will suffer the threat of terrorism for a long time yet.
Can’t the American government see that it is because of their meddling in Middle East affairs that they have the terrorist threat. They are blinded by their need for control of Middle East oil.
Satisfying the American insatiable dependence for oil is the only way that America can survive.
To do that, they have to bow and scrape to the Israelis so that if push comes to shove they have a base of operations to attack and control the Middle East and its oil.
It is time for the USA to lose its seat on the Security Council and power of veto for reasons of ‘vested interests.’ It is behaving irresponsibly. The world must not condone this interference any longer; enough damage has already been done by American greed.
This insanity has got to stop, the USA is only inflaming the problem by suggesting ‘talks,’ talks that have failed time and time again because of the recalcitrance and religious ideals of the Israeli Zionists.
Go on, call me anti-Semitic! I am not (I would be as vociferous with any nation doing this)! But I cannot stand aside and see the persecution of an entire race of people by another without voicing my opinion.
Israel offers talks with Palestinians over UN bid
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has offered to hold direct talks with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas at the UN General Assembly.
Mr Abbas earlier said he was willing to meet Mr Netanyahu but was determined to push ahead with a bid for UN recognition of a Palestinian state.
The US and Israel oppose the bid and there has been intense diplomacy to avert a crisis over the move.
Source: BBC News Read more
For further back ground reading:
Today’s train wreck should have been foreseen when Weizzman lied to Truman about Zionist intentions. As with every U.S. president since, Truman was deceived.
President Obama hopes to head off a train wreck in September at the U.N. General Assembly. That’s when member nations plan to press for an independent Palestine.
The Israel lobby is furious.
Yes, the Israelis are close to shitting over this one. This is the worst case scenario for them and their genocidal cause.
For the USA, if they used their veto, it would show them to be the biggest arseholes in the world and they know it!
This is Palestine’s chance to become a responsible nation and it should not be undermined by the US/Israel alliance.
Israel knows that if Palestine is admitted, they would have to admit their erosion of the Palestinian settlements is wrong and would necessitate a retreat into predefined borders. In effect it means that Israel’s purposeful erosion of the Palestinian lands is at an end; and that would spell disaster for the Israeli government.
If the USA uses its veto irresponsibly, there should be calls for them to lose their seat on the security council, and further expelled from the UN.
I sincerely hope these ‘talks’ are fruitful for the Palestinians, but they should not desist in their endeavours to become part of the UN.
Israel needs to be brought to heel before they succeed in their planned annihilation of the Palestinian people.