“This is only the beginning. THE PALESTINIANS WILL NOW SEEK FULL MEMBERSHIP IN OTHER U.N. BODIES.”Wow! That’s not on, is it? Can’t allow the Palestinians the democracy the rest of us supposedly enjoy! Dearie me, no. Ros-Lehtinen continues:
“EXISTING U.S. LAW MANDATES THAT WE CUT OFF FUNDING TO ANY U.N. BODY THAT APPROVES SUCH A REQUEST.”Really? There’s a US law saying that any UN body encouraging democracy for Palestine must be deprived of funds? Unbelievable! Ros-Lehtinen continues:
“The Administration must stop trying to find ways not to fully implement this law, and instead CUT OFF FUNDING TO UNESCO IMMEDIATELY. And CONGRESS MUST PASS PENDING U.N. REFORM LEGISLATION TO CUT OFF FUNDING TO ANY U.N. ENTITY THAT GRANTS ANY UPGRADED STATUS TO ‘PALESTINE.”
“THE UNITED STATES HAS SHOWN OUR DISAPPROVAL OF THIS ACTION BY CUTTING OFF FUNDING FOR UNESCO. We must continue to show strength as the Palestinian leadership attempts to undermine negotiations and circumvent the peace process. ISRAEL REMAINS A CRUCIALLY IMPORTANT ALLY TO THE UNITED STATES…
The United States is ready and willing to work with those who seek peace and must show interested parties that WE WILL NOT STAND FOR SUCH RECKLESS AVOIDANCE OF THE PATH TO PEACE.”
“UNESCO, true to form, has voted today to admit the Palestinian Authority as a member… France voted in favor of Palestinian membership, and Britain and Japan abstained…These Great Satan types don’t mince words, do they?
US STATUTES, DATING FROM 1990, NOW REQUIRE A FULL CUTOFF OF US FUNDING, which Congress should insist occur immediately. Should the Administration seek changes in the applicable statutory provisions, would eliminate or weaken the funding cutoff, CONGRESS SHOULD REJECT THEM… UNESCO has made its decision: IT PREFERS PALESTINIAN MEMBERSHIP TO AMERICAN PARTICIPATION. Now let the rest of the U.N. specialized agencies make their choice.”
They’re not exactly interested in nuance and subtlety. Messrs Ros-Lehtinen, Price and Bolton tell it how it is. No diplomats they. ‘Israel remains a crucially important ally’! Consequently the Palestinians and their democratic ambitions may go forth and multiply strenuously!
I really do think the ‘world’s policeman’ b*llocks is now a busted flush. The US polices the world alright but not on behalf of the decent. Not on behalf of the righteous or good. The US polices the world on behalf of the Ros-Lehtinens, Prices, Boltons and those who pay their wages.
The US and its best mate Israel are out of control to say the least. Time we got our own bought-and-paid-for politicos to associate with a better class of contabulary self-server, methinks.
As regards to the loss of Yankee cash, well, the US isn’t exactly solvent right now, is it? How much longer do you think the piggy bank piggies would be able to carry on forking out anyway? Better a less bribable, more honourable world, eh? Better that the bully be deprived of his power even if it means the bullied end up with a little less pocket money. Let’s hope, as Ms Ros-Lehtinen says, that ‘this is only the beginning.’