Tag Archives: United Nations

Question: Who is responsible when Palestine fails?

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0savesSave BufferWeek 4 – Be careful what you wish for His Majesty’s government views with favour … One standard Palestinian claim is that to redeem themselves for their original sin of the Balfour Declaration of 1917 Britain is obliged to force the … Continue reading

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Let’s win this one

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0savesSave BufferEnd Game? My philosophy: Avoid wars. If you can’t avoid them, win them! BTW when does an operation become a war? Just asking. I began writing well aware that events might make this post obsolete before it is published. This morning … Continue reading

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Child’s Play

UN Committee on child’s rights gets it wrong Can you imagine a treaty compliance report on a state (America, for example), written from the point-of-view of that state’s declared ideological enemy (the former Soviet Union when it was still Marxist, … Continue reading

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UNder utilised

United Nations Disengagement Observer Force We came—We saw—We left The Austrians in UNDOF have disengaged from the Golan Heights, taking 380 troops from the 1,000 man force. I guess they didn’t like what they observed. In honour of  occasion Five Minutes for … Continue reading

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UN essential – a newish low

20 December 2011 Remove Syria Now from Unesco Human Rights Committees When the campaign reaches 10,000 “Likes,” this will be submitted as a formal petition to UNESCO director-general Irina Bokova. Action items: Remove Syria Now from Unesco Human Rights Committees … Continue reading

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Fisking Fraser

6th October 2011 We all knew that Malcolm Fraser, Australian Prime Minister 1975 to 1983 and ministerial positions including Minister for the Army (1966) and Minister of Defence (1969) was not the same Malcolm Fraser of 2011. Nothing prepared me that … Continue reading

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