Even though it's in America's best interests (and the interests of the American troops stuck fighting Mideast wars in particular) to diffuse the Israeli-Palestinian conflict once and for all by establishing basic human rights protections for Palestinians that come with statehood, the Obama administration is attempting to sabotage the fledgling Palestinian statehood bid at the United Nations, reports Adrian Blomfield in The Telegraph:
Burying any vestigial hopes in Washington that he could be persuaded to change course at the last moment, [Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas] declared his determination to apply for international recognition of a Palestinian state and its full admission into the United Nations.But why would the U.S. want to veto a Palestinian statehood bid that promises the possiblity of putting an end to the festering conflicts between the Jewish state and its immediate neighbors that have been responsible for so many wars in the Middle East not only between Jews and Arabs, but wars that have drawn in the United States on the side of Israel, as well? Because the United States is being held hostage by a corrupt Congress and administration that have essentially been bought off by the Jewish lobby.
The president of the Palestinian Authority said he would submit a formal membership application to the Security Council next Friday, moments after he is due to address the annual session of the United Nations General Assembly.
In making his most explicit endorsement yet of a long-stated Palestinian strategy, Mr Abbas is effectively rewriting the rules of Middle East peace negotiations despite Israeli fury and a threat by the United States to stop him in his tracks by wielding its veto.
But don't take my word for it; no less an authority than Pulitzer Prize winning New York Times columnist and author Thomas Friedman, himself a left-liberal Jewish Zionist and long term Israeli apologist, confirmed this state of affairs in a recent column:
I’VE never been more worried about Israel’s future. The crumbling of key pillars of Israel’s security — the peace with Egypt, the stability of Syria and the friendship of Turkey and Jordan — coupled with the most diplomatically inept and strategically incompetent government in Israel’s history have put Israel in a very dangerous situationUnfortunately for Americans, they too do not have a leader or a Congress with the honesty, integrity or intestinal fortitude to stand up to the powerful Jewish lobby and its warlike machinations. And this is worse than unfortunate, but downright tragic, for American troops who are caught fighting and dying in wars for organized Jewish and Israeli interests in the Middle East that not only do not benefit Americans, but have actually nearly bankrupted them, destroyed their world standing, and done much to destroy the U.S. economy.
This has also left the U.S. government fed up with Israel’s leadership but a hostage to its ineptitude, because the powerful pro-Israel lobby in an election season can force the administration to defend Israel at the U.N., even when it knows Israel is pursuing policies not in its own interest or America’s...
I have great sympathy for Israel’s strategic dilemma and no illusions about its enemies. But Israel today is giving its friends — and President Obama’s one of them — nothing to defend it with. Israel can fight with everyone or it can choose not to surrender but to blunt these trends with a peace overture that fair-minded people would recognize as serious, and thereby reduce its isolation.
Unfortunately, Israel today does not have a leader or a cabinet for such subtle diplomacy...
Worse than that, the Israel lobby and Zionist interests are still, to this very day, agitating for an expansion of U.S. wars in the Middle East to include Iran.
But back to the question of statehood, where would a Security Council veto by the U.S. leave the Palestinians? Down, but not out, says The Telegraph:
It is still far from clear how the Palestinians intend to pursue their strategy in view of the US veto threat. Some observers have suggested that Mr Abbas will still submit his bid to the Security Council in order to demonstrate American isolation and force the US president to explain his actions.So despite all of the Washington corruption, all of the dead American soldiers as a consequence of U.S. wars for expansionist Israeli interests, all of the dead American civilians and trillions in costs to the American economy as a consequence of terrorist attacks like 9/11 resulting from Israel-first U.S. policy, and all of hundreds of billions spent in aid to Israel and trying to buy off its neighbors over the years, the Palestinians are likely to get at least a semblance of a state nearly immediately, and full statehood not too long thereafter.
Mr Obama is reluctant further to antagonise public opinion in the Middle East, where he has already been accused of betrayal by tempering his criticism of Israel’s settlement policy in the face of virulent attacks from his domestic critics and the powerful pro-Israel lobby in the United States.
The Palestinians could seek to bypass the Security Council altogether, taking their application instead to the General Assembly, where sympathy for their cause is much greater.
With a two-thirds majority, the General Assembly can confer of the Palestinians “non-member status” of the United Nations, giving them the same rights as the Vatican, Kosovo and Taiwan.
Clearly, the unconscionable, post-WWII elite and its corrupted, duopolistic, two-party system that sold this country down the river in pursuit of the Israel-first interests (which themselves are part of a larger, globalist-corporatist, ideological Zionist racket) are not only treasonous, but criminally incompetent, as well.