U.N Security Council calls for cease-fire in Gaza

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    Security Council calls for cease-fire in Gaza - CNN.com

    No longer surprised at the part I bolded.

    Some interesting tidbits from the article:

     
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    I'll take odds on Hamas refusing to 'ceasefire' no matter what the UN says.
     
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    It's not clear such a cease fire is possible. the resolution calls for an "immediate, durable and fully respected cease fire" but does not specify what it would take to make such a cease fire durable or what "fully respected" would mean. Moreover, according to the CNN story, the resolution is not binding.

    "A resolution from the council, particularly one that passes with such large support, can put international pressure on parties involved in a conflict. But they are in no way binding, and many in the past have been ignored by warring factions."

    If CNN is correct about the resolution being non binding, then it essentially expresses support for a durable cease fire and for the negotiations going on in Egypt but leaves it up to Israel and Hamas to decide whether or not they are ready to end the fighting. I suspect the US abstained to show support for some "moderate" Arab leaders who are under great pressure at home to at least appear they are doing something to end the Israeli operation.
     
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    Obviously, A is the winner, since if you collect enough pennies you can use them to get something of value, but no matter how many resolutions the UN passes, they never produce anything of value.
     
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    its just more stupidity from the UN
     
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    In other news, the sun rose today.

    A non-binding UN resolution is basically a suggestion such as "Uh, hey guys, can you stop fighting? We think you should stop fighting."

    Hamas, which is not a government recognized by the UN, doesn't have abide by jack squat and since the US abstained, Israel doesn't have to do anything. How much of our taxpayer dollars go towards the UN? And why in the world is that building on Manhattan waterfront property? I can see it from my apartment every morning along with the rest of the manhattan and i tell ya', I'd love to live at that location... being East of the FDR gives you a REALLY nice view.
     
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    :lol: I just wonder how much your racist cocky ass would be scared if America no longer protected Israel like a mother who always defends her son no matter what.

    Which will happen the minute we leave Iraq and Afghanistan since we have two footholds in the Middle East other then Israel and no longer need Israel. In the past, the U.S would of voted against such a resolution; binding or non binding.
     
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    Looks like you had a typo there, but anyway, Israel did fine for 20 years without Uncle sam, and they would do fine if he left them again, probaly would help them in the long run also.
     
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    Which typo? I may of missed it.

    And Israel got by because of aid from a bunch of other countries.

    Without the U.S's political and international influence; Israel would be cooked faster then an egg on a hot summer day sidewalk.
     

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