politics, history and the war on terror
Thursday, March 25, 2004

Sunbreak City posts an article by Eric Hoffer, which was written in 1968. Mr. Hoffer writes of the loneliness of Israel on the world stage:

"Other nations when they are defeated survive and recover but should Israel be defeated it would be destroyed. Had Nasser triumphed last June (during the 7 Day War) he would have wiped Israel off the map, and no one would have lifted a finger to save the Jews."

Not much has changed since 1968. Today, the United Nations Security Council voted to condemn the killing of Hamas leader Ahmed Yassin. The sponsors of the resolution refused to condemn the violence committed by Hamas and other Palestinian terror organizations. Only one finger of fifteen on the Security Council was lifted to prevent this one sided resolution from passing.

"This Security Council does nothing to contribute to a peaceful settlement when it condemns one party's actions and turns a blind eye to everything else occurring in the region," U.S. Ambassador John Negroponte said before the vote.

The vote was 11 countries in favor, three countries abstaining, and one country against -- the United States.

Israel is not a perfect nation. But it is the only functioning, thriving democracy in the Middle East. Itl has been attacked three times by Arab armies, without provocation, since its creation in 1947. Arabs and Jews live peaceably together in Israel, unlike the Arab nations where Jews are not permitted to live.

The hypocrisy of the United Nations knows no bounds. In the UN, Israel is judged by military dictatorships, kingdoms and rogue states; nations that do not represent the will of the people; nations that brutalize their own citizens; nations without the rule of law. In its wisdom, Israel ignores the rantings of the United Nations as it sees the UN for what it is: an unprincipled debating society.

Many on the American Left want to subjugate the United States' national security, and by default sovereignty, to the United Nations. The member nations of the UN have no interest in the United States' security; their only interest is to restrain America from acting to defending itself. Unable to act without permission, our enemies would grow strong.

If the United Nations was permitted to have the final say on the United States' foreign policy, who would be left to raise a finger to protect us?
Posted by bill roggio @ 10:19 PM