Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Rice cooked!

She helped preparing Security Council’s draft resolution to call for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza. However, when the resolution was passed on Friday, she couldn’t help but felt embarrassed when President Bush asked her to abstain.

US secretary of state Condoleezza Rice was ordered to back down from voting for it.

Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert revealed on Monday that Rice did not end up voting for Resolution 1860, thanks to a phone conversation he held with Bush shortly before the vote.

Upon receiving word that the US was planning to vote in favor of the resolution - viewed by Israel as impractical and failing to address its security concerns - Olmert demanded to get Bush on the phone, and refused to back down after being told that the president was delivering a lecture in Philadelphia.

Bush interrupted his lecture to answer Olmert's call.


“America cannot vote in favor of such a resolution,” Olmert told Bush. Soon afterwards, Rice abstained when votes were counted at the United Nations.

Bujai's note: I think the conflict will stop when there is no more Palestinian left to kill...

7 comments:

si pitak said...

SHE'S NOT TO BE BLAMED, BRO. BUT AT LEAST WE KNOW HOW CLOSE THE US DAN ISRAEL IS!

Anonymous said...

its a common practice that each time the united nations is ready to pass a resolution condemning israel, the us and israeli leaders will make fun out of it.

there are time when the security council could not do anything about the middle east conflict.

shirene, JB said...

jai, the whole world is getting tired of this.

however, the united nations, in experiencing such dictations from time to time, still goes on with passing new resolution on the israel.

the credibility of the world body is also at stake as it fails to get the US vote each time israel comes under pressure to stop its atrocities on the palestinians.

who to trust now as the UN cant move a single resolution?

god?

shirene

JUSTIN, SIBU said...

RICE WILL BE GONE IN A WEEK TIME.

LETS PRAY THAT HILLARY CLINTON PLAYS A BETTER ROLE AT THE UNITED NATIONS

LETS ALSO PRAY THAT OBAMA WILL OPEN UP A NEW DIMENSION TOWARDS STABILITY OF THE MIDDLE EAST

GIGI EMAS said...

bang,
saya setuju dengan pendapat abang bahawa krisis ini akan selesai bila takda lagi rakyat palestin yang tinggal untuk dibunuh oleh israel.

maka, kita sebagai warga dunia, tengok je lah apa nak jadi. kita boleh buat pelbagai usul kepada amerika, britain, bangsa-bangsa bersatu dan siapa saja. yang nyata, pembunuhan bangsa palestin akan terus berlaku dan dijadikan hiburan oleh washington dan sekutunya.

sampai bilakah kita akan berdoa dan menangis untuk rakyat palestin?

tidakkah liga arab dan persidangan islam dapat mengambil tindakan unilateral seperti yang diambil oleh israel, untuk menyerang terus negara yahudi ini?

apakah kita takut untuk berdepan di medan perang atau kita takut pada amerika?

negara arab dan islam MEMANG PENAKUT!

Anonymous said...

the new regime under barack obama will retain the same set of policy towards israel-palestine conflict, believe me!

there wont be any room of tolerant for anybody to persuade the US to at least relax such a policy.

why? israel, as its closest ally in the middle east holds the key to the killings of other muslims in the world.

celaka punya israel dan amerika dan britain!

Raison D'etre said...

And the Arab countries in the immediate boundaries of all these suffering continues their merry ways.

That's the tragedy in this.

PS: Am curious though. Africa has seen much worst human / genocidal tragedies (Darfur, Zimbabwe..), but here in Malaysia, there was no outcry, no outrage, no calling for resolutions.

Or did I just miss the boat of the media coverage?

???

And the moron that is the outgoing US of America president kowtow like a good lapdog (please, Olmert may I lick your boots clean? I may? h my, he allegedly said :) )when the Israelis called.

AHs. Sad that they hold such huge power in their hands. Makes you almost wish the Cold War is back with us for a check and balance.

GOd bless.