Did the Obama regime help orchestrate the UN’s anti-Israel settlement resolution?
In the wake of the United Nation’s anti-Israel resolution which passed with the abstention of the United States the Obama regime claimed it did not push the resolution but was in fact a bystander during the lead up to the vote. The Obama regime stated the reason for the abstention was that there were things in the resolution the United States did not agree with therefore they could not vote for the resolution in good conscience. It would seem to me if this was true the United States should have vetoed the resolution so it seems as if there is more to this story…
However, if this story is true, that might not be entirely true it appears as if the United States not only not a bystander but also helped to craft the resolution in secret meetings. Here is more:
An Egyptian newspaper published what it said were leaked transcripts of alleged secret meetings between senior White House officials – including Secretary of State John Kerry – and the Palestinian Authority that purport to show that the Obama administration orchestrated the anti-settlement resolution at the UN Security Council.
Egyptian paper Al-Youm Al-Sabaa published what it said were transcripts of alleged meetings earlier this month between Kerry and National Security Adviser Susan Rice on the one hand, and chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat and head of Palestinian intelligence Majaad Faraj on the other. In the transcript, Kerry is quoted as promising that the U.S. will “cooperate” with the Palestinians.
“We are ready to cooperate with you at the Security Council [to ensure] a balanced resolution. We have instructed our representative to the UN, Samantha Power, to maintain contact with the Palestinian representative Riyad Mansour,” Kerry told Palestinian officials according to a translation from the Arabic by Hebrew-language outlet nrg.
The alleged transcripts purport to reveal the Obama administration’s attitude towards Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, with Kerry and Rice quoting as saying that Netanyahu wants to “destroy the two-state solution. Erekat predicted this four years ago and he was correct. Except for minor changes, Netanyahu wants to keep the status quo.”
The White House is denying this report but the State Department has admitted it did coordinate on the UN resolution, but only to make sure it was not too one-sided.
I do not know how legitimate this story is but I do find it odd a lame duck President and a lame duck Secretary of State would do this so close to a new regime taking over in the United States unless Barack Obama wanted to stick it to Benjamin Netanyahu one last time before they left office.
malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium