Because nothing happened in the days immediately following the start of the 70th session of the UN General Assembly on September 15th, most people seem to think that we are not going to see a UN resolution formally recognizing a Palestinian state any time soon. But according to the Jerusalem Post, such a resolution is still very much in play. France is still very much interested in introducing such a resolution, but they are not going to do it unless they have the support of the United States.
In other words, the fate of a UN resolution setting the parameters for a Palestinian state is in the hands of Barack Obama.
In a desperate attempt to move the peace process forward, France wants to introduce a new Security Council resolution that would formally recognize a Palestinian state once and for all and set the framework for what a final peace deal would look like. The following comes from a Jerusalem Post article that was published on September 26th…
A UN resolution of this kind would bypass the need for consensus between the parties on terms of reference for final peace talks, which is precisely where the American- mediated peace effort broke down in early 2014.
But as I mentioned above, France will not introduce such a resolution unless it is already a done deal.
And the key to it being a done deal is to get the support of the Obama administration. Here is more from the Jerusalem Post…
The French have not yet finally decided on whether to go the Security Council route.
It will depend on the degree of international support, especially American, they have.
Even though 136 nations already recognize a Palestinian state, the U.S. government has always stood in the way of a UN Security Council resolution. But now that there seems to be little hope of peace talks resuming, Barack Obama is indicating that he may not stand in the way this time around. The following excerpt comes from a Los Angeles Times article…
President Obama took a step toward a tougher line with Israel in an interview released Tuesday, raising the possibility that the U.S. will allow a United Nations vote on issues related to the Palestinians if the two sides make no meaningful movement toward peace.
So if France does introduce such a resolution, what should we expect it to look like?
Well, the Jerusalem Post is reporting that it would likely look very much like the November 1947 UN General Assembly partition plan…
Obviously, surrendering any sovereignty over Jerusalem is something that the Netanyahu government will never, ever agree to.
So if the UN does adopt such a resolution, it will just raise tensions in the region. The Palestinians will feel legally entitled to east Jerusalem, and Israel will insist that it never agreed to give it up.
In the end, such a situation would inevitably result in war.
Personally, I believe that Barack Obama very much wants to see the establishment of a Palestinian state by the time he leaves office, and I also believe that we will definitely see a Palestinian state recognized by the UN at some point.
But I don’t believe that the “peace” that our global leaders are hoping for will last very long. In fact, I believe that an unprecedented war is coming to the Middle East.
If Barack Obama decides to go along with the UN resolution that France is pushing, I am convinced that the consequences for us will be absolutely disastrous as well. Trying to divide the land of Israel is one of the stupidest foreign policy decisions that we could possibly make.
Wednesday’s announcement by Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas that the Palestinians will no longer abide by the Oslo Accords and the raising of the flag of Palestine for the first time over the United Nations in New York could be ominous signs for the future of peace in the Middle East, say experts in Bible prophecy.
And it comes about a month after Pope Francis and the Vatican recognized the state of Palestine.
At the same moment the flag was raised, Mahmoud Abbas, president of the Palestinian Authority, told the world that the Oslo Accord Peace Agreement was now dead and the Palestinians would no longer be bound by the Accords.
“All security agreements with Israel are now annulled. He called on Palestinians to resist Israel,” Cahn said. “All of these things will tend toward conflict and possibly war.”
Fresh Russian air strikes Thursday targeted bases held by a powerful Islamist rebel coalition including Al-Qaeda’s affiliate in northwest Syria, a Syrian security source said.
“Air strikes from four Russian warplanes struck bases held by the Army of Conquest in Jisr al-Shughur and Jabal al-Zawiya in Idlib province,” the source said, adding that arms depots held by “armed groups” in the neighboring Hama province were also targeted.
A spokesman for President Vladimir Putin said Russia’s airstrikes in Syria are targeting not only Islamic State militants but also other extremist groups.
Russian air strikes in Syria are targeting a list of well-known militant organizations, not only Islamic State, the Kremlin said on Thursday, a day after the launch of its aerial campaign opened up a volatile new phase in the conflict.
Moscow had previously framed its campaign as primarily aimed at Islamic State militants, saying it feared Russian and other ex-Soviet citizens who belong to the group would shift their focus to their home countries if they were not stopped in Syria.
But on Thursday, after the United States and rebels on the ground suggested Russian strikes had so far not focused on Islamic State, it said its operation was pitched more broadly.
"These organizations (on the target list) are well-known and the targets are chosen in coordination with the armed forces of Syria," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters, when asked if Russia and the West had different views on what constituted a terrorist group.
He said that mechanisms to coordinate the strikes with other countries were working.
Religious leaders, including Patriarch Kirill, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, and Talgat Tadzhuddin, the chief Mufti of Russia, were also quoted as offering their support for the air strikes, along with Ramzan Kadyrov, the head of Russia's southern, mainly Muslim republic of Chechnya.
Vsevolod Chaplin, a senior Orthodox cleric, was quoted by the Interfax news agency, as saying that the fight against terrorism was "a holy battle".
In a report today covering Russian airstrikes against the Islamic State, The New York Times said Homs, the city where Russia has targeted ISIS, “is not under the control of the Islamic State.”
Omitted in the report is the fact that while the city is not controlled by ISIS, the terrorist army has mounted a series of attacks on a Syrian airbase 90 kilometers east of the city.
The Tiyas base, one of the largest military airports controlled by the Syrian government, hosts military advisers and technicians from Russia and Iran.
A Russian helicopter squadron and three fighter-bomber squadrons, including one of Russian-supplied Sukhoi Su-24M2s, are stationed at the airbase, the Voice of America reported last month.
The base is crucial to the air defense of Syria.
Tiyas, also known as Fortress T4, “serves as a barrier between the now Islamic State controlled Tadmur, and regime controlled Homs, further adding to its importance,” Bellingcat, an investigative website, reported on June 29.
In May ISIS captured Tadmur, a city near Palmyra, the ancient heritage site partially destroyed by the Islamic State.
In June ISIS launched a large scale offensive near the Tiyas airbase and the T-4 Pumping Station located in the eastern countryside of the Homs Governorate.
In its reportage, The New York Times failed to mention the strategic importance of the Tiyas airbase and gave the impression ISIS does not have a presence the Homs Governorate.
This sort of disingenuous reporting is to be expected from the Times. It has long served as a propaganda asset for the Pentagon and the national security state.
As Infowars.com and others have noted, not only is the United States not interested in defeating ISIS in Syria, it has actively armed the terrorist army and is responsible for its rise.
In May declassified US Defense Intelligence Agency documents from 2012 revealed the United States and its partners in the Gulf states and Turkey support the Islamic State and plan to establish a Salafist principality in Syria.
A Syrian presidential aide has praised Russian air support in the fight against terrorists, slamming the West’s “ineffective” airstrikes. Media adviser Bouthaina Shaaban told RT she believes Russian intervention will help stabilize the situation in Syria.
Speaking on behalf of her country, President Assad’s political and media adviser has said that Syria “hopes” that Russia’s assistance will help Damascus “undermine terrorism” and “restore peace and security”.
“But it’s not only against Islamic State,” Bouthaina Shaaban told RT. “I don’t know why people … why do they forget about Jabhat al-Nusra, although the [UN] Security Council resolution spoke about or considered both Al Nusra and IS a terrorist organization."
“Besides these, there are tens of terrorist organizations in Syria. There are thousands of mercenaries and terrorists coming from all over the world.”
On the first day of Russia-led airstrikes, Russian jets struck eight Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) targets in Syria, while managing to avoid civilian infrastructure, the country’s defense ministry said.
Shortly after Russia announced its operation in Syrian skies, and even before the first bombs fell, reports started to emerge accusing Russia of targeting opposition and Western-backed “moderate” rebel groups in Homs province instead of terrorists. NATO declared that it was “concerned” by these unsubstantiated reports, but Shaaban told RT that the allegations did not sound very credible.
“What I know is – the way Russia did things – that it did it both in full cooperation with the Syrian government; in consultation with the entire world – Putin was asking any country in the world to join in fighting terrorism – and, therefore, I think the style of fighting terrorism is very convincing by Russians, while the alliance that was made by the US and the West did not really either follow the rules of international legitimacy or coordinate with the Syrian government, and didn’t really mean to fight terrorism,” Shaaban said, adding that the US-led operation had proven to be ineffective.
Citing Iraq and Libya as examples, Shaaban has accused the US and its allies of looking “to destroy our countries in order to destroy our civilization, in order to destroy our people”, instead of pursuing peace in Syria.
Rather than welcoming Russian efforts against ISIS and al-Qaeda, the US claims that unless Russia also focuses on removing the Assad government from power its efforts are “doomed to failure.” The US claims to be concerned that the Russians are attacking the “moderate” Syrian rebels trained by the United States — but even US generals have admitted that group consists of a grand total of four or five individuals. So it’s hard to understand the sudden concern. Each new batch of “moderates” the US churns out seems to defect to al-Qaeda or ISIS within minutes of deployment in Syria.
What is interesting is that the US-led coalition dropping bombs on Syria for the past year has yet to even consider the mounting civilian body count from its attacks. Not a word from the US government about large numbers of civilians it has killed in Syria. Yet there is plenty of evidence that the civilian toll taken by American bombs is exceedingly high. The moment the Russians join the fight against ISIS and al-Qaeda in Syria, however, the US suddenly becomes obsessed with civilian deaths — even as no evidence has arisen aside from suspicious reports from opposition-friendly “human rights” organizations that any civilians have been killed in the first day of Russian strikes.
What “evidence” exists of civilian casualties in the Russian strikes comes from the war machine funded Institute for the Study of War (ISW), headed by Victoria Nuland‘s sister-in-law Kimberly Kagan. ISW’s Genevieve Casagrande — a former dolphin expert who quite frankly does not look like a seasoned foreign policy expert — claimed to know that Russia’s airstrikes “did not hit ISIS militants and rather resulted in a large number of civilian casualties.” Based on what? Only the unquestioning mainstream media could tell us. But of course they do not.
This man, however you may perceive this whole world stage, is causing just that type of mass awakening. And acting on it. Even now they’ve warned Americans to get out of Syria as they launch very real retaliations on this hoard of western hired mercenaries threatening the dear people of Syria and the entire region.
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