Thursday, September 17, 2009

News Talk Online September 17, 2009

Two major international stories highlighted today's News Talk Online on

The first segment of the show focused on the UN human rights report criticizing both the Israel and Hamas for what it said were war crimes during the Israeli incursion of the Gaza. But tipped favorably toward the Palestinians by its failure to address allegations that they used children as human shields and for claiming that the invasion lacked justification.

The second half of the show was about the Obama administration unilaterally removing its missile defense system in Europe under pressure from the Russian government.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

As the Jew goes, so goes the free world. This is so. The Jew is history's canary in the coal mine. They are first, that is all. First. The Goldstone report issued by the UN human rights council of barbarians is a tragedy for lovers of freedom and democracy and individual rights.

It is, in fact, a blueprint for a second holocaust and the destruction of the West.

Even the notoriously ant-Semitic Guardian said that England and all Western nations face the same problem: “…these are the same battle dilemmas facing UK and US armies in foreign fields.” Kosky states that the Goldstone Report “pays lip service to the complexities of asymmetric warfare, preferring the easy route of criticism. Rather than advise how to better stop groups such as Hamas and Islamic Jihad who deliberately target civilians, Goldstone opts for straightforward denunciation of Israel.”

The Organization of the Islamic Conference is driving the UN bus (right off the cliff).

Bush and Bolton refused to sit on a council of such violators of human rights. Obama is begging to join and has.

The Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) has condemned in the strongest possible terms the outrageous Goldstone/UN report on the 2008-9 Israel-Hamas Gaza hostilities, which ignores all Hamas assaults upon Israel that led to Irael’s operations in Gaza and which bases its condemnation of Israel on unsubstantiated Palestinian testimony. The Report claimed to find no conclusive evidence that Hamas used Palestinian civilians as human shields in the fighting; copied major, politicized distortions of international legal norms habitually made by anti-Israel NGOs; falsely reclassified Hamas personnel as civilian police in order to indict Israel for legitimate assaults upon these forces; and invented non-existent legal obligations of which it then proceeded to find Israel in breach./span>

The Goldstone Commission was created by the UN Human Rights Council, a body created in 2005, which is dominated by dictatorial regimes, including Arab regimes. In just three years, the HRC’s controlling membership eliminated probes into the most serious human-rights abuses in Belarus, Congo, Cuba, Liberia and Sudan. In that time, some 200,000 people have been killed and 2.5 million displaced in Darfur alone. During the same period, however, the HRC passed 33 resolutions, of which 26 related to Israel, which has been the only country specifically condemned by the Council.

UN Resolution S-9/1which established the mandate for the Goldstone commission said the Human Rights Council “Decides to dispatch an urgent, independent international fact-finding mission, to be appointed by the President of the Council, to investigate all violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law by the occupying Power, Israel, against the Palestinian people throughout the Occupied Palestinian Territory, particularly in the occupied Gaza Strip, due to the current aggression, and calls upon Israel not to obstruct the process of investigation and to fully cooperate with the mission.”

In other words, the UN resolution itself was fatally flawed, as it decided in advance that 1. Israel was an aggressor, not a defender after sustaining thousands of rocket attacks without replying; 2. Gaza is occupied by Israel; and 3. The conduct of Hamas and other Palestinian terrorist groups were not important or relevant to the investigation.

The Goldstone Report has been condemned by Israeli President Shimon Peres in these terms: “The report gives de facto legitimacy to terrorist initiatives and ignores the obligation and right of every country to defend itself, as the UN itself had clearly stated … [It] failed to supply any other way for Hamas fire to stop … “The Israeli government withdrew (from Gaza) and Hamas began a murderous rampage, firing thousands of shells on women and children – innocent civilians, instead of rebuilding Gaza and caring for the population’s welfare. [Hamas] builds tunnels and used civilians and children to shield terrorists and hide weapons.”