U.S. vetoes UN resolution put forth by Arab states demanding an immediate ceasefire in Gaza

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2024/02/us-vetoes-un-resolution-put-forth-by-arab-states-demanding-an-immediate-ceasefire-in-gaza; republished below in full, unedited, for informational, educational, & research purposes:

The UN Security Council needs to immediately evacuate Palestinian civilians from Rafah, given its stated concerns about a humanitarian emergency. Instead, the UN has intentionally blocked civilian evacuations, and continues to choose instead to keep the global spotlight on Israel, not on Hamas and its use of human shields. While Israel has shown repeated concern for civilians and attempted to “do all it could” to evacuate Gazans in Rafah, it has emerged that the UN refused to allow it. The UN does not consider Hamas to be a terrorist group, according to UN Relief Chief Martin Griffiths, and so the UN stands with Hamas, including in its use of human shields. Anti-Semitic and anti-Israel media also aids and abets Hamas in its goal of obliterating the Jewish state by serving as its propaganda mouthpieces.

Hamas Political Bureau member and former Interior Minister Fathi Hammad took the gloves off in December and declared that the Palestinians are aspiring to establish a global Islamic caliphate with Jerusalem as its capital. The UN is controlled by Islamic State and in 2018 adopted a statementdemanding respect for Islam.”

The UN resolution calling for an immediate ceasefire was put forth by Algeria “on behalf of Arab States.” In Algeria, where Islam is the state religion, some people still hold black slaves and torture them, but the Algerian government pretends to care about human rights. The country also engages in “mass death sentences marred by unfair trials, torture claims,” but this gets ignored, as do human rights abuses in other Islamic states — notably the Islamic Republic of Iran, a chief funder of the jihadist effort to obliterate Israel, which was appointed to chair the 2023 UN Human Rights Council Social Forum.

Although the US vetoed the immediate ceasefire resolution, it also supports a temporary ceasefire, which will do damage to Israel’s war on Hamas, allow Hamas to regroup and place Israel in a severely vulnerable position.

“US vetoes Algerian resolution demanding an immediate ceasefire in Gaza,” United Nations, February 20, 2024:

The UN Security Council met again in an emergency session in New York on Gaza Tuesday, where the United States vetoed a resolution put forward on behalf of Arab States by Algeria demanding “an immediate humanitarian ceasefire that must be respected by all parties”.

The latest council meeting on the Middle East crisis spiralling outwards from the war in Gaza has ended, with another US veto and an abstention on the part of the UK, while Algeria’s resolution gained support from 13 out of the 15 members around the iconic horseshoe table.

Here are the key points:


The US uses veto power to quash Algeria’s draft resolution demanding an immediate ceasefire in Gaza and presents rival text that would condemn Hamas but also support a temporary ceasefire.

The US is expected to circulate its own draft later on Tuesday, but news reports suggest negotiations will be far from easy, with both Russia and China voicing strong opposition to the third use of a veto by the US on ceasefire resolutions.

Council members lament continued suffering in Gaza and lambast possible Israeli military operation into Rafah….

Biden’s Failure to Act Allowed Houthis to Shoot Down 2 US Drones

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The US Navy is not being allowed to go on the offensive.

The Houthis have caused damage to multiple ships, the latest a UK flagged vessel, and shot down two U.S. drones. They’ve managed to deploy an underwater drone in one of their latest attacks.Biden’s campaign of mildly inconveniencing the Houthis, Iranian-backed terrorists in control of much of Yemen, is going well. While Israel’s campaign against Hamas has largely ended the group's constant rocket attacks of the group, Biden’s pinpoint minimal strikes against the Houthis have not stopped the Islamic terror group’s attacks.

On Feb. 18, U.S. Central Command announced naval forces in the Red Sea destroyed an uncrewed underwater vehicle (UUV) in Houthi-controlled waters around Yemen. This is the first time that the Houthi Movement has been observed operating UUVs since attacks began last October.

Iran has a long tradition of unconventional naval warfare which has become more refined in recent years. Many of these platforms are now uncrewed, including boats, aerial drones and underwater drones, based on images systems released by the Iranian government. Hamas has also touted its possession of UUVs in Gaza, according to images the armed group released in November as reported by Naval News.

Iran is using the Houthis to test the weapons it plans to use against America. We're letting them do it.

“Unmanned surface and subsurface vessels are likely more difficult to detect and destroy than aerial drones and anti-ship missiles. "The Houthis are not likely capable of manufacturing these weapons on their own, so they are probably coming from Iran,” Mulroy said.

The unmanned weapons systems are an acute threat, Mulroy said, since they could “overwhelm the ship’s defenses” by attacking from multiple dimensions, a so-called “swarm attack.”

Meanwhile, the Navy’s ability to respond has been crippled by the Biden administration.

On Wednesday, U.S. forces destroyed seven mobile anti-ship cruise missiles, three aerial drones and an explosive surface drone prepared for launch from Houthi-controlled territory. The four separate strikes, conducted over a time span of about 6½ hours were in defense of ships in the Red Sea, the command said.

These aren’t strikes, they’re playing defense because the US Navy is not being allowed to go on the offensive to avoid inflaming the situation.

And so this is an absurd situation.

A US Navy admiral says the conflict against the Houthis in the Red Sea is one of the largest naval battles the US has fought in decades.

“I think you’d have to go back to World War II, where you have ships who are engaged in combat,” Vice Adm. Brad Cooper told the “60 Minutes” host Norah O’Donnell in an interview that aired Sunday.

“When I say engaged in combat, where they’re getting shot at, we’re getting shot at, and we’re shooting back,” he continued.

So Operation Earnest Will in the 80s doesn’t count? Reagan at least allowed American forces some leeway to fight back. Currently, US Navy forces are mainly under fire while Biden allows Iran to humiliate us. Again.