"“We have lent a huge amount of money to the U.S. Of course we are concerned about the safety of our assets. To be honest, I am definitely a little worried.” "

Chinese premier Wen Jiabao 12th March 2009

""We have a financial system that is run by private shareholders, managed by private institutions, and we'd like to do our best to preserve that system."

Timothy Geithner US Secretary of the Treasury, previously President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.1/3/2009

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Why the US sunk Gordon Brown's UN Security Council resolution

In a state of terminal boredom Lord Patel watched Prime Minister's Question time (PMQ's), for the first time ever today. He perked up when Jeremy Corbyn Labour MP , Islngton North, was called and asked (roughly correct, but look for the text in Hansard in the morning). See below for actual Hansard record.

"There is ample evidence that Israel has committed war crimes in Gaza , will the Government be making a case to bring them before the International Criminal Court (ICC).

In a stony silence, Gordon saw it as a planted question and explained in his self congratulatiry and grating Lang Toon vowels how he had saved the world by sponsoring, writing, eding, wording, re-wording, burnishing , polishing, the UN resolution on Monday calling for a cease fire - failing to mention that out great ally had not signed up for this polished, tabernacle of plitical language and carefully nuanced UN flummery.

This is how the live report from the BBC ONline PMQ's AS IT HAPPENED - BY JUSTIN PARKINSON reported it .... er they didn't. The Times to their credit have the story .

Story Number two

We reported on the US absention on the UN resolution Gordon's UN Myrmidoms and minions had been burnishing and polishing and the consumption of midnight oil -Friday, January 09, 2009 UN votes for peace (except the US) and AIPAC makes sure the Senate votes for Israel and Zionism - all in one day. and the astonishing volte face by dusky beauty Condileezza Rice.

No explanation has been offered to explain her extraordinary behaviour.

Well there is one.

Priot to the vote corrupt, war criminal Ehud Olmert , PM of Israeli for the moment heard the terms of the resolution of the Security Council.

He exploded and called President Bush.

At this time President of the most powerful nation in the world was adressing an audience on Philadelphia on education policy the speech took 27-minutes and ended at 11:46 a.m..

Bush was interrupted, hauled, off, took the call and either directly or through staff told Condileeza Rice to abstain. Which she did about 10 hours later, shortly before 9:30 p.m.EST

The rest , as they say is history.


and here at Anti War Olmert Brags About Embarrassing Rice in UN Gaza Vote

“Early Friday morning the secretary of state was considering bringing the cease-fire resolution to a UNSC vote and we didn’t want her to vote for it.” Olmert said. “I said ‘get President Bush on the phone.’ They tried and told me he was in the middle of a lecture in Philadelphia. I said ‘I’m not interested, I need to speak to him now.’ He got down from the podium, went out and took the phone call.”

A beaming Olmert then described telling President Bush “the US cannot possibly vote in favor of this resolution,” and spoke with pride of how embarrassed US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice was at having to abstain from voting for a resolution she helped to organize and gather support for.
See also Here on Al Jazeera (a service unavailable in US) Olmert call 'behind US abstention' and also Geoffrey Wheatcroft: How Israel gets away with murder Independent

So Israel - not a member of the UN Security Council can influence the result of their resolutions. ... and of course carry on bombing the shit out of anybody who gets in their way - using munitions, aircraft , weapons etc., supplied free C/O kind Uncle Sam.

Reuters here have another account in which the White House refute the story.... but unconvincing - Reuters say

Arab ministers said after the U.N. vote Thursday that Rice had promised them the United States would support the resolution, but then made an about-face after talking to Bush.

A few minutes before the scheduled vote at the United Nations, Rice's staff told reporters she would make a few brief comments beforehand, but then abruptly cancelled her press appearance, saying she would instead speak to Bush by phone.

She then entered the U.N. Security Council chamber, huddled with Arab ministers who shook their heads as she spoke to them. Immediately after the vote, Rice left for Washington without talking to reporters.
UPDATE from Hansard

Jeremy Corbyn (Islington, North) (Lab): Will the Prime Minister bear it in mind that, in the past three weeks, the Israeli forces have killed 1,000 people in Gaza, 300 of whom were children, and denied medical aid, food and energy and blockaded the people during the past year? These are war crimes. They have committed acts against the people of Gaza that ought to be referred to the International Criminal Court. Will the Prime Minister join the calls to ensure that that takes place?

The Prime Minister: We took action in drafting the resolution that went through the United Nations last week. Words cannot describe the feeling that families will have as a child dies, or at the level of civilian deaths and casualties and the displacement of 90,000 people in Gaza, but our resolution sought to call for an immediate ceasefire, to recognise the damage that had been done and was being done, and to call for humanitarian action—a call that I repeated when I talked to Prime Minister Olmert last night and asked him to increase the humanitarian action and to take the necessary action to achieve a ceasefire.

The reason why we supported the UN measure was that the Arab countries were also prepared to sign up to two things that are very important to any sustainable ceasefire. The first is an end to arms trafficking and particularly the destruction of the tunnels in Gaza. I talked to President Mubarak yesterday about what we can do and how we can help to achieve that. Secondly, of course— [Interruption.] I think this is important, as we will also need international support to execute the opening of the crossings. It is important that we have the support of the Arab League countries as well as the other countries that signed that motion. In other words, we are doing everything that we can to make possible an immediate ceasefire.



Anonymous said...

"Why the US sunk Gordon Brown's UN Security Council resolution"

It was planned that way by No 10 and the Whitehouse to take the heat off Brown in the UK and New Labour party.

ziz said...

The logic of your response is baffling.

How on earth does Brown and NU Labour benefit from being bounced in theis way ?

The USresponse was not "planned" it was ordered by Olmert and his gangsta crew in tel Aviv.

The last thing OLmert , Livni et al are concerned about is hurting Gordon's sensitive and feminine side.

Anonymous said...


Let me explain it to you.

What would have happened had Brown NOT put up the resolution?. I will tell you his life would have been even more hard...very hard from many more people in New Labour and the UK then it is. Now he can turn around and say I put up the resolution, I tried my best.Think ziz think what at the end of the day is the outcome of the resolution then you have your answer.They still get what they wanted and Brown looks good to the weak minded in New Labour and the UK it makes them feel good.Plus,plus,all the way for Brown.

What have I said that is NOT true ziz?.

Anonymous said...


If Brown was as you say how come this caring man is still selling weapons to them.

You couldn`t make it up.

Anonymous said...

I have been tilting at windwills on this story, ie. Olmert telling George how to vote. There is a recent JPost article explaining what a ration of shit Livni and Kadima took in Israel because the US UN representative had the temerity to abstain, rather than simply vote against the resolution, which is standard operating procedure. Benji and Likud were playing the abstention up as a defeat for Kadima. Juan Cole actually goes through a rather detailed analysis of the issue. I have not read the other articles cited in the post, but I believe that an interview that Olmert gave with Agence France Presse is the original material for all of the subsequent news reports.

marc b.

Anonymous said...

ziz said...

"The logic of your response is baffling."...



"The demonstration this Saturday 24 January will march to
Downing Street, calling for the lifting of the Gaza blockade,
an end to all arms sales to Israel and for Israel to be made
to pay for its war crimes."

"We will also be registering our disgust over Gordon Brown's
support for Israel following its barbaric attack. The day
after the massacre was ended - so as not to spoil Barack
Obama's inauguration with pictures of phosphorous bombs
dropping on UN schools in Gaza - Brown rushed off to join five
other heads of government for a celebratory gala dinner at the
Jerusalem home of Israel's prime minister Ehud Olmert,
alongside Olmert's compatriots in mass murder, defence
minister Ehud Barak and foreign minister Tzipi Livni."

"Thank you for demonstrating your impressive support for the
State of Israel", said Olmert, "This is in the supreme
interest of all those who fight the forces of evil," among
whom he no doubt meant the 450 children in Gaza killed by
Israel over the past three weeks."

"To which Brown replied, without a sliver of irony, "The task
before us is… an end to arms trafficking." Not of course the
arms trafficking which makes Israel the fourth most powerful
military in the world, able to use the most advanced weapons
of mass slaughter to kill 1400 Palestinians and injure 6000


Take advantage of EVERY situation ziz...well No 10 / Brown does.

ziz said...

Let you into a secret - the WH / olmert and the gangstas and war crminals have no concern for Browns's embarassment or otherwise.

The resoltuion failed because the tel Abiv terrist didn't want it to pass - it had no force or reason.

Hoping you watched Bahm Emmauel accompany Tzipi Lvni at the press Club and watch,as when the journo's questions started to get tough he sat unmoved as the mikes were switched off.

Nice to see Brown when safely in Israel was happy to tell reporters..." I believe we now have the basis for a ceasefire. We are prepared to provide British naval support to stop arms trafficking. Other countries are agreeing also that they will provide the support that is necessary to stop arms getting into Gaza."

No mention about US arms getting into Israel. His even handed approach is much admired they tell me in the IDF.

Anonymous said...


I don`t know about you but I think we are heading back to this,I am not joking...


We are not far off it now.

(C) Very Seriously Disorganised Criminals 2002/3/4/5/6/7/8/9 - copy anything you wish