Skip to comments.U.S. Works to Win Allies in Security Council Against Palestinian Statehood Bid
Posted on 09/26/2011 1:03:02 PM PDT by La Enchiladita
The United States is trying to convince undeclared members of the U.N. Security Council to deny the Palestinians the votes they need for a controversial statehood application, as the council meets behind closed doors Monday afternoon.
The U.S. has the power to quash the bid in the Security Council just by using its veto power, and has announced its willingness to do so. However, amid warnings that a U.S. veto would damage America's reputation in certain parts of the world, U.S. officials are hoping to avoid that outcome.
On the Security Council, it takes nine "yes" votes to approve the application. At the moment, council diplomats tell Fox News that just six votes can be counted on -- China, Russia, Lebanon, Brazil, India and South Africa. The European members of the Security Council -- The United Kingdom, France, German and Portugal -- are inclined to vote against the measure or abstain.
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The vote appears on shaky ground.
Two states with a new border treaty....or nothing.
And by "certain parts of the world" they mean a bunch of places we shouldn't give a rat's hind-quarters about.
I am surprised at India too if they vote that way.
says pretty much everything that needs to be said. I am amazed that India plans to vote for this given its own experience with militant "Islam." (The original is Grant Hamilton's "The Spanish Brute" from 1898).
Yes, given India’s enmity with Pakistan -— a muslim state -—, it makes no sense to side with the “palestinians,” unless it is purely out of fear.
The PM of India is a Sikh. I am not sure if that is a form of islam or not; I thought it wasn’t.
I’m not sure what the point is of the U.S. continuing to forge an alliance with India if they are not going to agree on important issues of free world vs. theocracy.
We have given India nuclear know-how and drained quite a bit of our economy into theirs, apparently more to their benefit than to ours. I wonder if there would be a difference if we currently had a Republican administration, hmmm?