The Obama Administration is pushing for an international investigation of Israel’s defense and preservation of its homeland.
Obama abandons Israel.
Anne Bayefsky from EYE on the UN published this article today at Forbes:
The Obama administration is pushing for an internationalized investigation of Israel’s recent effort to preserve its naval blockade of Hamas-run Gaza. In an extraordinary interference with the sovereignty of a democratic society and its right of self-defense, Secretary of State Hilary Clinton said Wednesday that the United States wants “a prompt, impartial, credible and transparent investigation. … We are open to different ways of assuring a credible investigation, including international participation … ”
Assistant Secretary of State Philip J. Crowley elaborated that the administration was demanding Israel produce “an investigation that is broadly viewed as credible by the international community.” That would be the same international community which has condemned Israel without the facts, and which has refused to walk back their spontaneous reactions, though the video evidence of armed “civilian” attackers and martyr-seeking “humanitarians” now stares them in the face.
Late Monday night President Obama agreed to a unanimous U.N. Security Council presidential statement, which demanded “a prompt, impartial, credible and transparent investigation conforming to international standards.” At the U.N. everyone knew that such language meant a new U.N.-sponsored investigation mirroring the infamous U.N. Goldstone Report on the 2009 Gaza war. That report was produced by four investigators who had all publicly declared Israel guilty before they began, and who operated under a mandate that incorporated a guilty verdict from the outset.
Right on cue–and encouraged by the Security Council statement–on Wednesday the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) adopted a resolution deciding “to dispatch an independent international fact-finding mission to investigate violations of international law, including humanitarian and human rights law, resulting from the Israeli attacks on the flotilla of ships carrying humanitarian assistance.”
In other words, once again the U.N. created a fact-finding mission to determine the facts it had already found. Among other things, the resolution states: “the Human Rights Council … condemns in the strongest terms the outrageous attack by the Israeli forces.”
While the Obama administration voted against the HRC resolution, it did not use its membership on the council to impede in any way the numerous breaches in procedure which made the debate and the introduction of the resolution to condemn Israel possible in the first place. Never in its history had the council held what was uniquely labeled an “urgent debate” on any human rights issue at all, anywhere.
Previously on Obama and Israel:
** Obama Refuses to Dine With Jewish Leader
** Obama Won’t Allow Any Photos of Him With PM Netanyahu
** Stunner. Obama Has Refused All Israeli Military Requests Since Entering Office in 2009
** Obama Administration Denies Visas to Israeli Nuclear Scientists
** Barack Obama Announces Historic Shift in America’s Relationship With Israel
** Team Obama Working With Egypt & Russia to Rid Israel of Nuclear Weapons
** Obama Administration & UNSC Push Legislation to Strip Israel of Nuclear Weapons
** Top Obama Advisor John Brennan Says Team Obama Will Reach Out to “Moderate” Elelments of Hezbollah (Video)