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Attacking another country (and breaking international law) with impunity

Just think!   One country enters the air-space of another and proceeds to bomb specific targets.    Outrage all round?   Severe criticism and the UN Security Council passing condemnatory motions!       Well, not if you are Israel attacking Syria - as it now has 3 times.

"Israel, which has launched three air strikes inside Syria since January this year, has escaped scrutiny or condemnation by a Security Council which remains sharply divided.

The continued air attacks have escalated tensions in the region and threatened a wider regional conflagration, according to reports from the Middle East.

Mouin Rabbani, co-editor of the Arab Studies Journal Jadaliyya, told IPS the Anglo-American reaction has been “the political equivalent of a standing ovation, though it remains unclear whether Washington and London’s public approval of Israeli aggression was in this case the result of a coordinated strategy or merely a Pavlovian response.”

It appears that the Syrian regime has become an even bigger international pariah than Israel."
- Prof. Stephen ZunesHe said the consequence has been – as it so often is in the Arab-Israel conflict – that the institutions charged with preserving international peace and security, first and foremost the U.N. Security Council, are once again caught with their pants down.

“And they have been prevented by Washington from formulating an effective response,” he added."


 

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