Posted Jun 11th 2010 at 1:54 pm
by Jeff Dunetz
For long time Obama watchers this comes as no surprise. Bill Kristol is reporting that the United States plans to abandon Israel at the UN Security Councel next week. According to the Weekly Standard Editor, the Obama administration has been informing foreign governments that it will support a resolution to set up an independent UN Commission to investigate Israeli actions in the guerrilla flotilla incident.
Apparently the President does not care
a) this is an extraordinary singling out of Israel, since all kinds of much worse incidents happen around the world without spurring UN investigations.
b) that the investigation will be one-sided, focusing entirely on Israeli behavior and not on Turkey or on Hamas.
c) that this sets a terrible precedent for outside investigations of incidents involving U.S. troops or intelligence operatives as we conduct our own war on terror.
The most recent ’independent” investigation of Israel conducted by the UN, the Goldstone Report, threw any standards of investigation out the window. The report violated international standards for inquries, including UN rules on fact- finding. The Commission systematically favored witnesses and evidence put forward by anti-Israel advocates, and dismissed evidence and testimony that would undermine its case. The commission relied extensively on mediating agencies, especially UN and NGOs, which have a documented hostility to Israel; and reproduces earlier reports and claims from these agencies. And that’s just for a start. It is clear that Barack Obama is looking for the UN to create another anti-Israel Kangaroo court.
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