It is a well known fact that President Obama is an undisputed expert at talking out of both sides of his mouth and it appears he is going to need this skill in addressing a U.N. resolution put forth by the Lebanese government. The resolution calls for condemnation of Israel’s further building of settlements in the West Bank. The resolution apparently has the backing of more than a hundred countries and is predicted to pass whether the United States backs it or not.
Obama has stated that the United States will abstain from the vote in an effort to block it, which further emphasizes the precarious situation the United States finds itself in reference to the Muslim world.
It has been coming to light more and more every day that the United States has been spending billions of dollars over the past 60 years in buying tolerance of Israel in the Middle East. It is being reported that Obama will use the worn out excuse of rockets being fired from Palestine into Israel as a reason for opposing the resolution.
I am 50 years old and all my life I have seen president after president enter office saying he was going to work for peace between Israel and Palestine only to leave office with more of Palestine under Israeli control. At some point we as Americans have to face the fact that the Israelis would claim and settle the entire Middle East if they thought they could get away with it.
Israel continues to defy and ignore the United States in reference to peace negotiations with the Palestinians. Back in December of 2008 the Israelis conducted air strikes in the Gaza Strip. I watched these attacks on my television and saw the Israelis using cluster bombs on civilians. These cluster bombs are supposed to be outlawed by the United Nations and cannot under law even be used on soldiers. I saw one blip on the news months later where the U.N. had put the issue of the use of illegal cluster bombs supposedly to a resolution to condemn the act. And that was the last I heard of it.
I don’t believe the Israeli people enjoy being in a condition of perpetual war, but I do believe they, like us, have reached the point in their history wherein they have little or no say as to what their government does. The Palestinians fire missiles because the Israelis are building on their land. The Israelis keep building because they say the Palestinians are firing rockets. This is madness.
I believe the best thing the United States can do is drop all support for the Israelis and all of the Arab Nations. Step back and just let them go at each other. They obviously do not want peace and I have to believe that whoever is left after the dust settles and the radiation dissipates will be happy to sell us oil at an astonishingly reasonable rate.
God protect the sane from the insane.