Brief comments about the new Palestinian status at the UN:
1 The UN cannot award legitimacy to anything because it possesses no legitimacy itself. The General Assembly includes tin-pot dictators, blood-thirsty, small-time fascists, and other kinds of despots. Once a cannibal had his envoy there. (I know I am repeating myself on this last point.) The composition of its Human Rights Council is so shameful, I don’t want to repeat it. Its Commission on Women includes Iran (which does not stone to death all promiscuous women, only some.) The UN Security Council can be paralyzed at the whim of one of two successful gangster regimes.
If the UN began celebrating motherhood, it would soon become a despised phenomenon.
2 This is addressed mostly to my Zionist friends (Jews and Christians, and those who are neither) and to Israelis who might happen to read this.
Why should the Palestinians, or anyone at all, ask for their neighbor’s permission to create or proclaim a state? Are you out of your minds?
3 This is addressed to my Palestinian friends and to other Arabs who might be interested. I have currently between zero and two Palestinian friends depending on what I wrote on this blog in the preceding days. I have trouble finding any other Arabs who care about Palestine at all.
You are dancing in the streets because of some irrelevant UN decision? What are you going to do when a real, lasting peace is finally signed with your powerful and democratic neighbor, dance naked in the streets?
As I write, President Assad is sitting pretty in his luxurious apartment in Manhattan. His enemies, who have promised to hang him from a lamp-post, are in control of all of Long Island. His air force is bombing Brooklyn.