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Reader comment on item: Denmark Leads the West to Immigration Sanity

Submitted by David (United States), Oct 30, 2022 at 22:19

I will again comment on another subject that I think is more pressing. If the Mideast scholar who runs this site chooses not to publish the comment, that is his prerogative.

What is to be made of the UNGA resolution passed today calling for Israel to eliminate its nuclear weapons program? Egypt introduced the resolution, but shall it be reasonably concluded that the Biden administration, despite voting against it, may very well have shepherded it? After all, the Obama administration similarly used Egypt to introduce a resolution at the UNSC in the tail end of its administration, seeking to force an Israeli withdrawal to the 1949 armistice lines. Egypt withdrew the resolution with the help of an intercession by President-elect Trump, after which New Zealand was used as the vehicle to deliver it to the UNSC, and it passed with a US "abstention." I can't help but notice the similar pattern, and remark again that a subsequent resolution that would have imposed sanctions, was withdrawn under threat of a Russian veto, which in part was the impetus for the probe of President Trump as a so-called "Russian agent." I also cannot help but note, that an initiative to deprive Israel of its nuclear shield, was also sponsored by President Obama.

The author is free to publish my remark, comment on it, or not. I am writing it because with all due respect, I think it is important, and more important than Denmark's immigration policy, however nice the Danes are. I don't worry for Denmark's future, and indeed the Nordic country has perennially been tight in immigration, this is nothing new. But I do note a continuing pattern on the part of the author, to refrain almost without exception, from criticizing the Biden administration's Mideast policy, or noting its deficiencies. Ditto the current Israeli government, which has somehow found itself at odds with Egypt now, after a decade in which relations were sufficiently close that the Egyptian intelligence agency coordinated with Israel's Mossad chief to support the declaration of sovereignty over the Jordan Valley that the author opposed. And also coordinated with Israel in 2014, to thwart an Obama/Kerry brokered premature ceasefire in one of the wars Israel conducted with Hamas. I will not be surprised if the author decides not to publish this comment, and not to comment on any of what I am mentioning. It is too inconvenient, I suppose.


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Daniel Pipes replies:

How curious that this reader takes it upon himself to decide what topics I should write on.

Well, I happen to think that unfettered immigration to the West is very important, possibly even more so than Biden's Middle East policy.

As for that policy, it's awful on Iran, bad on Israel, and middling on Turkey. Happy now?

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