Sunday, 17 April 2016

Setting A Precedent

In 1967, Israel seized the Golan Heights from Syria and have occupied it ever since.
Now Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said Israel will never withdraw and 'the time has come after 40 years for the international community to finally recognise that the Golan Heights will remain under Israeli sovereignty forever'.
There you go Russia, all you need to do is keep hold of Crimea for another 38 years and it's yours, unless of course there is one rule for an illegal Israeli land grab and another for everyone else.

3 comments:

Keep Life Simple said...

There is no law unless there is an authority to enforce it. What leading nation is going to surrender its security and power to the authority of another? if the USA did it the first thing that would happen is we would be stripped of our wealth by all the poor nations.

Falling on a bruise said...

International law is backed by the United nations but that is hit and miss and seems to be only at the beck and call of certain nations.

Keep Life Simple said...

there is no way to resolve the huge difference views between democracies, monarchies, various religions, wealth disparities, views on trade, etc.