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No UNSC Resolution Condemning Jerusalem Atrocity, Thank Libya

Posted by Atilla89 on March 8, 2008

If ever you were in doubt of the UN’s shitty morality standards, check this out; hat tip to LGF. Before you read the article below though, just consider for a second, a man goes to a school, pulls out a gun and kills eight students. In America, first thing you would think of would be of an event similar to Columbine, no? Obviously the killer, if he has not killed himself, would be sentenced to a lengthy term in jail. Well imagine this has happened with where another country/territory was involved. At the very least there should be a condemnation from the reigning international power group, the UN. No such thing has occurred, and will probably not happen, thanks to Libya.

The United States accused Libya on Thursday of preventing the Security Council from condemning as a “terrorist attack” a deadly assault on a Jewish school in Jerusalem, but Tripoli called for “balanced action.”

The United States had drafted a statement that was discussed at an emergency U.N. Security Council session called to debate an attack by a Palestinian gunman who killed at least eight people and wounded at least 10 more at an Israeli religious school. “The members of the Security Council condemn in the strongest terms the terrorist attack that took place in Jerusalem March 6, 2008 which resulted in the death and injury of dozens of Israeli civilians,” said the draft statement. The U.S. delegation had hoped the 15-nation council would unanimously support the text but Libya, backed by several other council members, prevented its adoption. “We were not able to come to an agreement because the Libyan delegation with the support of one or two others did not want to condemn this act by itself but wanted to link it to other issues,” U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Zalmay Khalilzad told reporters after the council meeting. The Libyans wanted to include in the statement language condemning the recent Israeli incursions into Gaza, which have killed over 120 Palestinians, many of them civilians. Khalilzad rejected that. He said killing students in a school was different from the unintentional killing of civilians. Russian Ambassador Vitaly Churkin agreed, saying, “To see people walk into a religious school and open fire on the students there, that is really something which should give one pause, especially those who care about religion.” He said the attack by the Palestinian gunman was a “clear-cut individual act of terrorism.”

I think Charles Johnson from LGF said it best, “They wouldn’t condemn mass murder, but the United Nations found time today to condemn Israel for defending itself from Palestinian rocket attacks.”

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