Saturday, August 20, 2011

Diplomacy: Can September place Israel on the ICC dock?

In the midst of everything else going on in Israel right now (see updates below that have been posted since late yesterday), we have a very timely and interesting take on the UN bid for a "PA State":

Diplomacy: Can September place Israel on the ICC dock

Palestinians are likely to lose their battle for full UN membership, but can still advance their cause by becoming an observer state.

If one wants to understand what could happen at the United Nations this September, one need look no further than the words of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in a New York Times opinion piece from May.

“Palestine’s admission to the United Nations would pave the way for the internationalization of the conflict as a legal matter, not only a political one,” Abbas wrote.

Hmmmm....So is THIS the end-game?

“It would also pave the way for us to pursue claims against Israel at the United Nations, human-rights treaty bodies and the International Court of Justice.”

if Palestinians seek a declaration of statehood through the General Assembly, they will likely win, as they already have the support of a majority of the 193- member body.

This step is important for the Palestinians who want to use these rights as an additional tool to push Israel to leave the West Bank.

Among the rights the Palestinians have sought, is the ability to purse Israelis legally for war crimes before the International Criminal Court, a right which they can exercise only if they are a state body.

The Palestinians, however, are hoping that in September they can make use of a small side step to expand their rights both at the United Nations and before the ICC.

To do this, they are likely to ask the UN General Assembly to upgrade their status from an “observer” to an “observer state” – a move that is independent of the UN Security Council and needs only the approval of a majority of the 193-member states.

They are hoping that an “observer state” status at the UN would strengthen their case before the ICC to be recognized as a state.

The upgrade to state observer, according to Al- Haq, “is nevertheless an important adjustment that would provide Palestine with further political leverage, and confirm its rights as a state within the UN system.”

This information represents a very interesting development and may give much more insight into what is really happening with this statehood bid.

A designation as "observer state" would give the PA a lot of political clout and could be used as a diplomatic hammer against Israel. The ICC could be brought into play, and actions against Israel could then be played out in the ICC arena which is guaranteed not to be favorable to Israel.

Things are happening at light speed right now in the Middle East. Stay tuned, there will be much more to come.


gearedup2go said...

Good morning Scott! Thank you for keeping us all apprised of the late breaking news coming out of Israel. You are keeping Dutchsinse hours. ;-)

Regarding Iran and the United States, there is a new federal lawsuit filed by the 9/11 victims' families who contend, along with 3 Iranian spies from within the organization who have since defected, that Iran was directly involved with the attack. According to reports, Iranian officials allowed Al Qaeda terrorists to pass through Iran to Afghanistan without a stamp on their passport. 8-14 muscle operatives traveled into or out of Iran between October 2000 and February 2001.

It seems that Iran's tentacles are far reaching.

So we gather here together thinking about the inevitable conflict that Israel will face in the coming days, wondering who will be the first to make the Big Move. Whatever the outcome is, we have been assured that we will be ushered away and hidden in our Father's house during the revealing of the false messiah and his carnage upon this earth.

Soon, very soon, we'll be gathered together in the presence of the most loving, compassionate Savior Who will provide the most perfect fellowship imaginable. We'll have all eternity to enjoy the harmonious relationship with fellow believers while casting our crowns. Selah!

Scott said...

Wow - that info re Iran doesn't surprise me one bit.
In fact, interesting enough, I just saw a fascinating documentary on bldg 7 of 9/11 and its an eye-opener. There is absolutely no way that a couple of small fires in that building brought the building down in a perfectly symmetrical way. No planes hit that building and no big debris hit that building. That will always be a mystery to me.

And yes, I believe we are very very very close to the gathering up of the Church Saints :)

gearedup2go said...

Building #7 contained among other things CIA,SEC, IRS and Saloman Smith Barney documents. It sure raises all kind of flags doesn't it?

Scott said...

So I've also heard. Indeed. And watching the video shows that the immediate, symmetrical, free-fall of that building was a planned collapse. There is no other explanation - and then the subsequent/obvious questions make me very nervous

Expected Imminently said...

I have wondered if the fall of building 7 and the way the twin towers fell conveniently inward, has laid bear an Insurance caveat. Because of all the surrounding buildings, have Insurers stipulated that explosives are placed insitu along with e.g fire extinguishers; in case of an accident to prevent a domino effect across a wider area?

At an agreed danger point, two or more persons have ‘key’s’ and are charged to ‘press the button’ and detonate a controlled collapse to prevent an even bigger disaster hence a much larger insurance claim. This way the Insurance premiums would be less? Much like a ‘fire break’ is used in burning forests and grassland, it's cheaper in the long run. :-|

Not so far fetched, in the R.A.F. admin offices, one man at least, had a key to a cupboard that was always locked. In case of invasion, he had to open the cupboard to remove a pistol and ammo with which to shoot dead the leading officers to prevent secured information getting into enemy hands. Harsh reality, some lives forfeited for the greater 'good'. :-|

Scott said...

I don't know. The whole thing is so surreal and bizarre. The "official explanation" is almost laughable - that a few small fires caused the complete and immediate destruction of building 7. Whatever DID happen is no where close to the official explanation. It will probably remain a mystery for our lifetime anyway.

DrNofog said...

"...lives forfeited for the greater 'good'..."

EI lets some more of her "double-0" expertise and tactical knowledge slip out...

Scott said...

DRNO - We've known about Sue's 'secret life" all along. No surprises here.....Now, if our secret surveillance can just get to the bottom of your covert activities......its a work in progress, but we're getting there :)

DrNofog said...

There are a number of scientists who have their own websites, as well as belonging to the general group of "Scientists for 9/11 Truth", who have stated numerous times that we don't have to prove the "who or the how it was done", all we have to show is that the "Official" gubmint explanation could not possibly have happened according to physical laws and that the gubmint is deliberately suppressing and distorting the factual information surrounding 9/11 ... "that, by definition, is conspiracy"!

I remember watching one of the videos a number of yrs ago of a British news cast where the lady was reporting that they were just now getting satellite feed of building 7 collapsing WHILE the screen feed behind her showed it still standing, burning, AND the time-stamp on the screen showed her stating this 20 minutes before it happened!!
And then they cut away from her for "other news"...

Talk about scripted "news"...

Expected Imminently said...

That was indeed a very peculiar moment; hubby and I were watching that as it happened with others (in a pub) we were all saying 'eh?' and frowning with bewilderment.

By the way รก^~J>9o ok? sh!

Scott said...

I saw the same tape that you are referring to.

There is absolutely no other explanation for bldg 7 - than the simple fact that it had to be a controlled demolition. What disturbs me, is the fact that 99% of the people I know have no knowledge whatsoever that a building 7 went down in NY on 9/11. No knowledge at all.

I'm going to try and find that video link - although you have probably seen the same info elsewhere.

Scott said...


This isn't the most detailed but it is succinct and contains the necessary info