Monthly Archives: June 2010

The U.S. declares war on Iran (unsc sanctions s/res/1929)

Susan Rice. “Today the Security Council has responded decisively to the grave threat to international peace and security posed by Iran’s failure to live up to its obligations under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.” • Susan E. Rice (U.S. U.N. ambassador), “Explanation of Vote” (“as delivered” “PRN: 2010/115”) on S/Res/1929, her first sentence (U.N. Security Council […]

The U.S. sets the world ablaze (Iran unsc sanctions)

Today, at 10am.et, the UNSC, United Nations Security Council, will adopt new sanctions against Iran, with the unlawful aim of preventing Iran from enriching uranium. The draft resolution paragraphs (circulated by the U.S. on May 19 2010) authorize an armed attack on commercial shipping worldwide, and seizure of Iranian cargo. The U.S. will prohibit all […]

An oversight (Gaza freedom flotilla)

It’s a pity. They’re heroes. Hundreds, thousands, of people, united, a huge enterprise, to bring humanitarian aid, to Gaza. They built alliances, held events, got donations, bought ships, cargo, hired ships, crews. And then set sail, for Gaza. 6 ships, 663 passengers, from 37 nations, and the press on board, as witnesses, satellite gear, cameras. […]

Murder, on a criminal blockade (Israel, Gaza Freedom Flotilla)

Blockade law, below Israel attacked the Gaza Freedom Flotilla, in international waters, 125 nautical miles (231 kilometers) from Israel’s 20 n.mile naval blockade of Gaza, its closest point (May 31 2010, 0415eest, 0115z.utc.gmt, 6 ships, 663 passengers, from 37 nations) 1 . Israel killed 9 passengers, wounded 60, on board the MV Mavi Marmara, a large passenger […]