Wednesday, September 24, 2014

A "Power" Letter

Was this letter actually composed?


September 23, 2014

Excellency,

In Israel’s letter to the United Nations Security Council of September 20, 2014, and other statements made by Israel, including its letter to the United Nations Security Council of June 25, 2014, Israel has made clear that it is facing a serious threat of continuing attacks from Hamas coming out of safe havens in Gaza. These safe havens are used by Hamas for training, planning, financing, and carrying out attacks across Gaza-Israel borders and against Israel’s people. For these reasons, the Government of Israel has asked that the United States lead international efforts to strike Hamas terror sites and military strongholds in Gaza in order to end the continuing attacks on Israel, to protect Israeli citizens, and ultimately to enable Israel forces to perform their task of regaining control of its borders.

Hamas and other terrorist groups in Gaza are a threat not only to Israel, but also to many other counties, including the United States and our partners in the region and beyond. States must be able to defend themselves, in accordance with the inherent right of individual and collective self-defense, as reflected in Article 51 if the UN Charter, when, as is the case here, the government of the State where the threat is located is unwilling or unable to prevent the use of its territory for such attacks. The Palestinian Authority regime has shown that it cannot and will not confront these safe-havens effectively itself. Accordingly, the United States has initiated necessary and proportionate military actions in Gaza in order to eliminate the ongoing threat to Israel, including by protecting its citizens from further attacks and by enabling the forces of the IDF to regain control of Israel’s borders. In addition, the United States has initiated military actions against al-Qaida elements and Salafists in Sinai to address terrorist threats that they pose to the United States and our partners and allies.

I request that you circulate this letter as a document of the Security Council.

Samantha J. Power

His Excellency
Mr. Ban Ki-moon
Secretary-General of the United Nations
New York, NY
Of course not.

This one was:-

September 23, 2014

Excellency,

In Iraq’s letter to the United Nations Security Council of September 20, 2014, and other statements made by Iraq, including its letter to the United Nations Security Council of June 25, 2014, Iraq has made clear that it is facing a serious threat of continuing attacks from ISIL coming out of safe havens in Syria. These safe havens are used by ISIL for training, planning, financing, and carrying out attacks across Iraqi borders and against Iraq’s people. For these reasons, the Government of Iraq has asked that the United States lead international efforts to strike ISIL sites and military strongholds in Syria in order to end the continuing attacks on Iraq, to protect Iraqi citizens, and ultimately to enable and arm Iraqi forces to perform their task of regaining control of the Iraqi borders.

ISIL and other terrorist groups in Syria are a threat not only to Iraq, but also to many other counties, including the United States and our partners in the region and beyond. States must be able to defend themselves, in accordance with the inherent right of individual and collective self-defense, as reflected in Article 51 if the UN Charter, when, as is the case here, the government of the State where the threat is located is unwilling or unable to prevent the use of its territory for such attacks. The Syrian regime has shown that it cannot and will not confront these safe-havens effectively itself. Accordingly, the United States has initiated necessary and proportionate military actions in Syria in order to eliminate the ongoing ISIL threat to Iraq, including by protecting Iraqi citizens from further attacks and by enabling Iraqi forces to regain control of Iraq’s borders. In addition, the United States has initiated military actions against al-Qaida elements in Syria known as the Khorasan Group to address terrorist threats that they pose to the United States and our partners and allies.

I request that you circulate this letter as a document of the Security Council.

Samantha J. Power

His Excellency
Mr. Ban Ki-moon
Secretary-General of the United Nations
New York, NY

Viva la difference.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Trillons of dollars of the future economy of the Hebrew Republic are at stake. It is urgent that correct decisions be taken. for example - -

http://www.globes.co.il/en/article-forget-gas-exports-1000973891


Instead of worshipping the house-of-cards which is "high tech", the Hebrew education establishment should focus on producing a COMPLETE set of offshore-rig workers. Everything from roustabout to welder to Rig Manager.

By the way, throughout the entire world, the offshore-hydrocarbons sector (especially when you consider shipboard careers) is the BEST paid occupational field.

It is a sin that these jobs are currently going to Filipinos & Ukranians, due to lack of interest by Israeli youth.


Note: I am not taking a side about whether the Brit guy is correct. But he sounds like he knows what he's talking about....