America Finally Stops Being Israel's Bitch
Don't worry; it's just temporary. When the new Sheriff takes over next month, America will bend over for Israel once again.
Today the U.N. Security Council issued one of its periodic condemnations of Israeli settlements in East Jerusalem and the West Bank, for being in violation of International Law. As always, the Security Council's vote was 14 to 0. Only, this time:
The United States did NOT veto the resolution. For a brief moment, the Israeli government is actually being held accountable for overrunning Palestinian territory with gazillions of settlers.
The Israeli government — together with their chickenhawk allies in the U.S. — is having a massive tantrum and panty-twist. How's this for a drinking game: Every time another rightwing spewbag says “apologizing for America,” knock back another shot of your favorite poison.
However, U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power said that in 1982, then-U.S. President Ronald Reagan declared that “Washington will not support the use of any additional land for the purpose of settlements.”
And Secretary of State John Kerry said the purpose of today's vote was “to preserve the possibility of the two-state solution.”
We'll see how long this brief period of sanity will last.