President Bush stunned most of the world with his dramatic statement to the U.N. the other day. He unequivocably stated, "Are Security Council resolutions to be honored and enforced, or cast aside without consequence? Will the United Nations serve the purpose of its founding, or will it be irrelevant?"
This was a clear reference, of course, to the 66 U.N. resolutions, having the force of international law, that Israel continues to flaunt and ignore. (This would be 95 U.N. resolutions, however, the U.S. vetoed 29 of them.) Perhaps Mr. Bush plans to invade Israel next, since they brazenly defy many more U.N. resolutions than Iraq, not to mention they have 300 to 400 Weapons of Mass Destruction, plus 4 world-class modern nuclear submarines on a par with only one nation - the U.S. Israel has surpassed Britain as a nuclear power and could incinerate all of the Mideast, should it feel compelled to do so. By projecting this power over itâ s neighbors, Israel is able to have itâ s way with the Palestinian Arabs as they brutally occupy their land, terrorize them by bulldozing their homes for not having an Israeli "building permit", and building over 200 settlements on Palestinian land, where only Jews are allowed to build and live. Internal checkpoints are placing the Palestinian economy on its knees as movement is slowed to a standstill. Crops are bulldozed, as well as commercial buildings. Exports have been stopped. A wall is being built that goes through the West Bank - not between Israel and the West Bank - placing thousands of Palestinians on the Israeli side. This wall also puts strategic water supplies and much fertile land on the Israeli side. 120 Christian homes near Bethlehem are up for bulldozing, if they have not already been leveled. Their crime? No Israeli "building permit", something you cannot get in two-thirds of the West Bank if you are a Christian or a Muslim, but is never denied if you are Jewish.
Israel is a threat to world peace with their colonizing venture in defiance of U.N. resolutions, as Mr. Bush clearly implies.
In 1967, Israel was responsible for attacking the U.S.S. Liberty with unmarked jet fighters and torpedo boats, while it was on recon doing the 1967 War. 34 American sailors died and 172 were wounded. The attack lasted over 70 minutes. American life rafts were methodically shot up and one was loaded onto a torpedo boat. It is the worse attack on an American naval vessel since WWII. Israel claimed they were being "shelled from the sea". No other ships were in the area, and the U.S.S. Liberty very clearly was not a fighting vessel, being covered with antennas, and having only two 50 calibre machineguns. No heavy guns what so ever. The torpedo boat that got the direct hit and killed a number of sailors, including 25 of our National Security Agency intelligence people, was honored by Israel by having its' bell and wheel placed in an Israeli naval musuem.
Recently, during the collision near China of a Chinese jet fighter and an American intelligence-gathering plane, the other Chinese jet fighter pilot requested permission to shoot down our plane. Had he done so - it would have been with an Israeli made air-to-air missile.