Once again, the Odummer Administration is playing the blame game. Secretary of State John Kerry took a swipe at another U.S. ally this week, this time pointing the finger at the United Kingdom for the Obama administration’s struggle to enforce the “red line” in Syria – a week after he slammed Israel’s government over settlements.
A Russian ambassador revealed that the country had problems with the content of the United Nations Security Council resolution that condemned Israeli settlements, and that Russia attempted to delay the vote.
A “shameful” abstention by the U.S. in a United Nations vote Friday allowed passage of a resolution condemning Israeli settlement expansion in the occupied West Bank.
The UN Security Council rejected a Palestinian resolution demanding Israel withdraw from disputed territories within three years on Tuesday. The resolution failed to get the minimum nine “yes” votes in the Security Council. It received eight “yes” votes, two “no” votes — including one from the United States — and five abstentions.
Friday night, the UN Security Council voted unanimously Friday night to secure and destroy Syria’s chemical weapons stockpile, a landmark decision aimed at taking poison gas off the battlefield in the escalating 2 1/2-year conflict.