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Ban Ki-moon Fails to Condemn Israeli Aggression

by Stephen Lendman Saturday, Feb. 02, 2013 at 11:43 PM
lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net

Israel

Ban Ki-moon Fails to Condemn Israeli Aggression

by Stephen Lendman

Since last weekend, Israel attacked Syria multiple times. Doing so was premeditated, unprovoked aggression.

Fundamental UN Charter provisions were violated. Israeli officials refused comment. For days, America was silent.

On January 30, anonymous US officials said Israeli officials informed Washington in advance.

Make no mistake. All significant regional belligerent actions reflect joint US/Israeli policy. It's longstanding.

On January 28, Paul Joseph Watson headlined "Hacked Emails Reveal 'Washington-Approved' Plan to Stage Chemical Weapons (False Flag) Attack in Syria," saying:

British security company Britam Defence admitted hacking "but denied that the emails released….were genuine."

A German hacker supplied the leaked emails. Qatar's involved. At issue is crossing Obama's "red line." Doing so is cause for US/NATO intervention.

False flags are a US tradition. Israel prioritizes them. They're Big Lies, but who knows. Official reports and media scoundrels claim otherwise.

They're pretexts for planned aggression. Longstanding US policy involves replacing Assad with subservient puppet leadership. So far, proxy war rages. Full-scale intervention may follow.

US officials, other Western ones, and Ban Ki-moon failed to condemn Israeli aggression. More on Ban below.

On February 1, the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) said Syria's Foreign and Expatriates Ministry sent two identical letters. One went to the Security Council's president. Ban got the other.

They left no ambiguity. They accused Israel of violating Syrian airspace. It happened multiple times illegally. On January 30, a Damascus area scientific research center was destroyed.

Two deaths were reported. Five others were injured. Israel committed naked aggression. Doing so is longstanding Israeli policy.

Syria's Ministry requested Security Council "clear condemnation of the flagrant Israeli attack on the territories of a sovereign state and the Israeli violation of the UN Charter, the international law, the Disengagement of Forces Agreement in 1974 and the relevant UNSC resolutions."

Abdicating its responsibility "will be considered (its failure to maintain) international peace and security…."

"Syria holds Israel and its protectors….fully responsible for this aggression, stressing Syria's right to defend itself, territories and sovereignty."

On January 31, Press TV headlined "Syria warns Israel of airstrike 'repercussions,' " saying:

Damascus stressed Syria's right to self-defense. It's prepared to act accordingly. It'll do so its own way. It warned of a possible "surprise" response.

Syria's Lebanon ambassador, Ali Abdul-Karim Ali, said Damascus "is engaged in defending its sovereignty and its land."

Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister, Hossein Amir Abdollahian, warned about severe fallout. Without elaborating, he said the "Zionist regime's attack on the outskirts of Damascus will have grave consequences."

Days earlier, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei aide Ali Akbar Velayati said Tehran said considers any attack on Syria one against the Islamic Republic.

Hezbollah said Israel's attacks "fully unmasked what has been happening in Syria over the past two years and the criminal objectives of destroying this country and weakening its army."

Lebanon's President, Michel Sleiman, condemned Israeli aggression. So did Arab League (AL) head Navil al-Arabi.

An AL General Secretariat statement called Israeli aggression "a blatant violation of the territories and sovereignty of an Arab country and a transgression against the UN Charter…."

Other regional leaders and organizations expressed similar views. Ban at first was silent. Days later, his spokesman, Eduardo del Buey, said:

"The Secretary-General notes with grave concern reports of Israeli air strikes in Syria."

"At this time, the United Nations does not have details of the reported incident. Nor is the United Nations in a position to independently verify what has occurred."

"The Secretary-General calls on all concerned to prevent tensions or their escalation in the region, and to strictly abide by international law, in particular in respect of….sovereignty of all countries in the region."

Ban's record is deplorable. It reflects failure and betrayal. He's a reliable imperial tool. He mocks rule of law principles. He disdains his own Charter. Its preamble states:

"WE THE PEOPLES OF THE UNITED NATIONS DETERMINED

• to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war, which twice in our lifetime has brought untold sorrow to mankind, and

• to reaffirm faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person, in the equal rights of men and women and of nations large and small, and

• to establish conditions under which justice and respect for the obligations arising from treaties and other sources of international law can be maintained, and

• to promote social progress and better standards of life in larger freedom...."

Throughout its history, the world body failed on all counts. Post-WW II, global wars raged annually. The UN failed to stop them. It didn't even try. It ignores Western aggression. Doing so effectively endorses it.

America, other Western countries, and Israel deplore peace. They prioritize war.

Kofi Annan's tenure (January 1, 1997 - December 31, 2006) was deplorable. He aided and abetted Western imperialism. He did nothing about Iraqi sanctions.

They killed around 1.5 men, women, and young children. Former UN humanitarian coordinator Denis Halliday resigned in protest. He refused to be part of genocide.

"We cannot remain silent," he said. He accused imperial powers of killing 5,000 Iraqi children monthly. Kofi Annan aided and abetted mass murder.

In 2001, Nobel Committee officials awarded him their Peace Prize. He got it for services rendered. Maybe if he helped kill a million more he'd have gotten a second one.

He didn't use his mandate to prevent Washington's naked Afghan aggression. His failure to act supported its lawless 2003 Iraq war.

He silently backs Israel's illegal occupation. He ignores its worst crimes. He's a reliable imperial ally.

So is Ban. On January 1, 2007, he succeeded Annan. He's conspiratorially involved in Western crimes. His overall silence, inaction, and support for wrong over right speak volumes.

He reflects the worst of rogue leadership. He facilitates imperial lawlessness. He never once condemned aggressive wars. He's comfortable with Washington's support for friendly despots.

He's silent when America ousts democratic ones. He said nothing about its militarizing Haiti. He was quiet about its rigged election. He pretended it was legitimate.

He supported Washington's war on Libya. He backs its naked aggression against Syria. He ignores lies about an Iranian existential threat. He's largely silent on Mali.

He's dismissive of long denied Palestinian rights. He blames Palestinians for Israeli crimes. He makes weak-kneed statements about occupation.

He lets besieged Gazans suffer. His appointed commission whitewashed Israel's May 2010 Mavi Marmara massacre.

He mocks rule of law principles. Instead of condemning, stopping, or preventing wars and other lawless acts, he supports and cheerleads them.

Doing so betrays his mandate to support peace and human rights. It disdains equity and justice. Ban's done it throughout his tenure.

He's complicit with Western imperialism. He scorns people in need. He's harmed billions globally. Expect a future Nobel Peace Prize for services rendered. Deplorable scoundrels like him are top choices.

He may be frontrunner next year. Nobel Committee members deplore peace. They legitimize war. Perhaps they believe it's peace. It shouldn't surprise.

They prioritize honoring war criminals. They shill for power and privilege. They partner with imperial lawlessness. So does Ban.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago and can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net.

His new book is titled "Banker Occupation: Waging Financial War on Humanity."

http://www.claritypress.com/LendmanII.html

Visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com and listen to cutting-edge discussions with distinguished guests on the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network Thursdays at 10AM US Central time and Saturdays and Sundays at noon. All programs are archived for easy listening.

http://www.progressiveradionetwork.com/the-progressive-news-hour

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