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Nothing will satisfy the "international community"

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Submitted by Donald R. (United States), Jun 3, 2010 at 23:02

We constantly pander to an imaginary God called the "international community." But it seems that there is nothing of the such. Maybe "international wolf pack" would be closer to reality. In 1976, after two major defensive wars, Israel had to deal with a rescue operation against Palestinian kidnappers. After it succeeded, killing the kidnappers, it was only the U.S. and most Western nations, such as the US, Britain, and even France, that praised Israel's actions. Most other countries were NOT supportive. It's documented that "there was harsh criticism of Israel throughout the non-Western world – from the Communist Bloc, from Uganda's allies in Africa, from most of Asia – because of those countries' political leanings."

If rescuing its own citizens can lead to such reactions, it's doubtful that anything Israel does with its rightful and lawful blockade, will make any difference in opinions. The only consistent loser in world opinion will be the U.S., which, thanks to Obama, is being seen as a reliable patsy to the Arab block. The U.S. is losing status as it throws away its principles of respecting international law. It has yet to loudly criticize the organizers or the provocative purposes of the blockade-runners, against its only M.E. ally. Obama may be the president that will eventually be credited with taking America toward clear dhimmitude.

Israel may be at risk, partly as a result of having to rely on the sanity and support of America. But the U.S. has the most to lose, being a still powerful country with a democracy. By Israel's lawful actions of stopping blockade runners, the U.S. now looks like the country that is scratching its head, not sure what to do, or which side to take. This implies that it has no guiding principles to go by, that international laws are not key. A simple act by Israel of acting under its rights by the laws of self defense, is making the U.S. look weak. This is bad for everyone.

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