Skip to comments.Report: Palestinians within two votes on UN Security Council of forcing Obama veto
Posted on 09/20/2011 9:10:29 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
The bad news? This will undo any bit of goodwill we might have earned by siding with the people against their governments during the Arab Spring.
The good news? The next big apology speech O gives in Cairo is shaping up to be a doozy.
Palestinian officials have so far enlisted the support of at least six or seven members of the 15-member Security Council in their bid to gain United Nations recognition as a sovereign state, a senior official said Tuesday
For any decision to pass in the 15-member Council, nine affirmative votes are needed, as well as no veto by any of the permanent Security Council members. The United States holds a veto and has promised to use it, if necessary.
Even as Palestinian diplomats work feverishly to enlist the nine votes to achieve a moral victory even if it results in a technical defeat US diplomats were working frantically to muster a blocking minority of seven
The Palestinians are trying to win over Gabon, Nigeria and Bosnia-Herzegovina. The first, west-central African state seemed to have made up its mind to vote for the Palestinians, but the other two remained hesitant, Malki said.
And so it came to pass that the fate of the peace process and of American influence in the Middle East fell to Gabon, Nigeria, and Bosnia, the way any smart, sane international assembly would want it. Obamas planning to meet tomorrow with Netanyahu and Abbas in an eleventh-hour attempt to derail this statehood vote before Friday. He still has a trump card to play besides the veto and it sounds like hes ready to play it: The U.S. and its partners could postpone a Security Council vote for weeks or even months by referring the Palestinians bid to a panel for further.......
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If Palestinians recognized Israel and their right to exist then maybe. Until then NFW !
>The United States holds a veto and has promised to use it, if necessary.<
Hmm, remember who is in the WH — promises can always be broken.
Is he caught between a rock and a hard place?
What will be the results on Obama veto vs no veto?
Can Barry just vote “present”?
“I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction,” says Obama.
This is the exact quote I was just trying to call to mind.
This “man” has told us what he is gonna do, and I do believe he will support his kind.
The US will use the veto if necessary. Barry knows that if he doesn’t, he can kiss off the Jewish vote. NY-9 was a wake-up call.
In my estimation Obama is not to be trusted. Especially if the administration is threatening a veto, I’m betting he won’t. That is why he is trying his damndest to reach some arrangement with Hamas and Netenyahu in order not to be forced to veto the Palestinian’s request for statehood. Otherwise I’ll bet he figures he’s lost his election possibilities anyway and will leave the world with his mark and side with the muslims. That’s who he is.
The caliph in chief already has the mid east on a new war trajectory which will try to hammer Israel. After Israel, they will try to take on the big satan...... All thanks to the great Ghazi, the muslim enabler, in OUR White House.
The b’tard needs to be tried for treason.
Amazing that a another terror state is about to be created within Israel. The world once again is nearing 1938 levels of antisemitism and the arabs are prepared to finish hitlers work. And the UN knows full well this is the case.
I was wondering a what scenario, what if the US Ambassador decides not to listen to obamma, and she goes on to vote in favor of the PA in the Security Council? Sure she would lose her job, but then it would take away a lot of the expected outcry from off of obamma, and he would get what he really wants.
This will undo any bit of goodwill we might have earned by siding with the people against their governments during the Arab Spring.
Why would it make sense to side with radical jihadists against Israel and the US? Because America’s socialists beleive in the cause of Islam and hate the US and Israel. The socialists are going to kill us and Israel with political correctness.