|U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power at the United Nations|
On December 23, 2016 President Obama had Samantha Power, his Ambassador at the United Nations, fail to veto a United Nations Security Council resolution that not only unfairly vilified Israel but also made more difficult the prospects for peace in the Middle East and the anti-Israel resolution passed.
This should not have been a surprise because less than two months earlier the White House had engaged in an outrage when it failed to defend established U.S. policy on Cuba.
On October 26, 2016 the Obama Administration failed to defend the laws of the United States when Ambassador Samantha Power abstained in a vote on a resolution sponsored by the Castro regime before the UN General Assembly condemning the U.S. embargo. Equally regrettable was Ambassador Power echoing Castro propaganda when she said in her defense of the abstention that United States "leaders and citizens used the pretext of promoting democracy and human rights in the region to justify actions."
I wonder if the Israeli government now regrets voting along with the Obama Administration back in October 2016 when they also abstained on the Castro regime's resolution denouncing the U.S. embargo?
The lack of outrage with the October 2016 vote on the Cuban embargo most likely laid the groundwork for last week's vote. It also means that the White House is not done.
With less than three weeks left in office Secretary of State John Kerry will make a speech to “address" what a senior State Department official described as "some of the misleading critiques” directed at the Obama administration by the Israeli Prime Minister.
It is important to recall that this is the same John Kerry who on August 20, 2015 in an interview made it known that "the United States and Cuba are talking about ways to solve the Venezuelan crisis." This ignores the painful truth that Venezuela has been turned into a de facto Cuban colony with Cuban troops and spies planning and executing repression strategies for the Maduro regime.
Normalizing the Castro dictatorship while demonizing Israeli democracy at the United Nations exposes not only the moral corruption of the United Nations but also exposes the moral failings of the Obama Administration.