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Purveyor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 09:31 PM
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Russia says UN weakened by US support of Israel
August 02, 2006, 11:00

Russia and other UN Security Council members are unhappy Washington is blocking attempts to pressure Israel over its offensive in Lebanon, Vitaly Churkin, its ambassador to the United Nations, said.

Churkin told the Izvestia newspaper in an interview published today that the US position had weakened the position of the United Nations on the crisis.

"Discontent has been rising recently among Security Council member countries with the fact that the US is prepared to block any decision which would bring pressure to bear on Israel," Churkin said.

"This discontent is expressed practically every day by many delegations during consultations on Lebanon," he said. Churkin said that when council members discussed Israel's killing of four unarmed UN peacekeepers, US officials had removed any words that could cast a shadow on Israel's action.

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http://www.sabcnews.com/world/the_middle_east/0,2172,13...
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mom cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 06:56 AM
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1. Our support for what Human Rights Watch is calling war crimes is
going to destroy what little moral standing the US has in the world and perhaps subject the US itself to charges of aiding and abbetting war crimes.
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chimpymustgo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 06:59 AM
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2. The U.S. is destroying the U.N., as planned. Israel is the criminal the
the police are protecting. Throws the whole system out of whack. Just as planned by Chimpy, Cheney and Bolton.
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mom cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 08:04 AM
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4. And they want to destroy all international law, all human rights and
any sence of decency that used to be associated with America. And where are the Dems on this I always supported them because they were supposed to be the champions of the underdog. This brutal slaughter must stop.
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leftchick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 07:02 AM
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3. the US has no moral standing left
none.
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mom cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 08:07 AM
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5. Agreed. We are the worst aggressor on the planet. We have devistated Iraq
and are now helping Israel destroy Lebanon. These are war crimes.
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