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The collapsing US military & economic empire is making Washington & NATO even more dangerous. US could not beat the Taliban but thinks it can take on China-Russia-Iran...a sign of psychopathology for sure. We must all do more to help stop this western corporate arrogance that puts the future generations lives in despair. @BruceKGagnon

Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Francesca Albanese, UN Special Rapporteur on the UN Security Council resolution


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Respects to Francesca Albanese.  She is not willing to be silenced and is a bright and eloquent woman. 

These are her comments on the very shaky so-called US peace resolution that was voted for, yesterday at the UNSC.  It is a surprise that what she says here, in principle, is exactly borne out by Mr. Lavrov [Russian Foreign Minister] in his descriptions on what is being done to scuttle multi-polarity by the collective west.  The word he uses is ‘protectorate’, which is simply control over the Palestinians that are left.  Despite the acceptance of this resolution by Hamas in principle I believe, because it contains a cease-fire clause, it is a new document of control.  The collective west cannot do it differently.  It is what they are.  I don’t know if anyone is going to cease their fire because of this resolution.

Francesca Albanese, UN Special Rapporteur oPt [Occupied Territories}:

I welcome the #UNSC’s ceasefire resolution of June 10. Pending a full assessment, here are some critical observations:

1. UNSC cannot infringe people’s right to #selfdetermination. UNSC lacks authority to determine “who” will or should rule over Gaza or the rest of the oPt. Palestinians (everywhere, starting with the whole occupied Palestinian territory) will have to choose in free and democratic #elections, not piloted, controlled or vetoed by outsiders, all the more by those who have committed or supported crimes against them in eight months of genocidal war. The fear of ideologically “extremist” parties cannot justify interfering with the free will of the people (in Palestine, Israel, Europe or elsewhere).

2. #eastJerusalem is part of the occupied Palestinian territory, with or without mention by the ceasefire resolution, and Israel must withdraw from there as well: #annexation remains unlawful.

3. Israel, NOT the international community, should pay for the #reconstruction of Gaza. There is something pedagogical in being held accountable for its own crimes, including #domicide #scholasticide and the destruction of the #health system.

4. Healing the wounds of this genocide should remain top priority for the body mandated to ensure peace & security for present and future generations.


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