Obama’s parting f*** you to Trump and Netanyahu
It took me a while to realize the seriousness of what Obama did, which creates huge problems for Trump and Israel.
Now I have to admit that a lot of foreign policy customs make no sense. Like Trump’s phone call with the president of Taiwan. Who knew that the president of the United States wasn’t allowed to talk to the president of a country with which we have friendly relations and to which we sell billions of dollars of military equipment? But despite all the blathering in the mainstream media about that phone call, we don’t have any treaty with China that forbids the POTUS from talking to whomever he wants, and even if we did, Trump is still a private citizen and not yet the President.
Some people think that the U.N. is powerless, but that’s not quite correct. The General Assembly is pretty much powerless, which is the way that it was set up by the five biggest powers at the end of World War II. The Security Council does have the power to create international law, which the United States respects, and that has never been a problem for the United States. The reason it has not been a problem is because the Security Council has never created any law that goes against American interests; we just veto anti-American resolutions, or anything else we disagree with. And for that matter, the Security Council has also never created any law that goes against the interests of Russia, China, the United Kingdom, or France.
Within this framework, the United States, for decades, has been vetoing all anti-Israel resolutions. This is a policy the incoming president Donald Trump has made clear he would continue. And it’s also a policy that Congress would agree with if put to a vote, and not just because Republicans would support it, but because a large number of Democrats would also support it.
This resolution gives Trump a huge diplomatic problem. Theoretically, Israel’s settlements now violate international law, and there isn’t any way to reverse that law because there isn’t a majority vote on the Security Council to repeal the resolution (which passed 14-0). The Israel-hating nations of the world will take advantage of this resolution to make Israel much more of a pariah nation than she already is. Trump has signaled that we aren’t going to support the resolution, but reversing seventy years of the United States respecting the resolutions passed by the Security Council is a massively big deal.
So you see, on a scale of 1 to 10 with respect to upsetting traditional U.S. foreign policy, Trump talking to the president of Taiwan is a 2 (China blew off a little steam about it but now it’s over and done with) and Obama failing to veto the anti-Israel resolution is at least an 8 if not a 9 (with a 10 being actually getting us into a war with someone).
Obama is the most evil president in U.S. history, and like Rubio said, he always knew exactly what he was doing.