At the same time, some Southern delegates threatened to abandon the convention if their demands to keep slavery and the slave trade legal and to count slaves for representation purposes were not met. Eventually the framers resolved their disputes by adopting a proposal put forward by the Connecticut delegation.
Virtually any government assured of unconditional large-scale economic and military support from the world's sole remaining superpower, as well as a diplomatic cover protecting them from sanctions or other enforcement mechanisms by the United Nations, would likely behave in the same way.
This could have been an important step towards possibly preventing the terrible bloodshed and all the other ramifications since.
A draft resolution on October 7,which called for an inquiry by an international commission to look into the violence, was watered down to avoid a US veto. The US ended up abstaining -- the only member to do so. Of course, if the resolution had been biased, one-sided and unhelpful to the Palestinians, he likely would not have objected.
He said that "the Security Council effectively ended its usefulness in the Middle East crisis" with that resolution. While the majority of the international community have been critical of Israel, his statement suggests that the views of the international community and even the limited multilateralness of the Security Council is less favorable to a unilateral"good intentions" of US "moderators" and Israeli negotiators.
As mentioned above in the media section, Madeline Albright and others within the US foreign policy and media circles see the US as an "even-handed peace broker" and she has even gone as far as to say that "Those Palestinian rock throwers have placed Israel under siege" adding that the Israeli army is defending itself.
This negates in one fell swoop the Israeli occupation of parts of pre Palestine, which UN Resolutions demand the return of and ignores the current Israeli military crackdown.
The strength of the United States is still felt strongly in the present governance structure. The US has the largest share of votes of any country, with per cent, and is still the only. Shareholder governance. In liberal models of capitalism, such as Great Britain and the United States, shareholder governance is the dominant company form. On this model, companies exist to serve the interests of shareholders. Shareholders are deemed to be the owners of a firm, which means that they are supposed to enjoy rights over governance as well as the surplus generated from the firm. Dec 20, · Criticism of the United States government encompasses a wide range of sentiments about the actions and policies of the United States. Foreign policy Iraqi President Saddam Hussein greets Donald Rumsfeld, a special envoy of President Ronald Reagan, in Baghdad on December 20,
A subsequent emergency meeting in Egypt between Clinton, Barak, Arafat, Mubarak and Annan to try and resolve this latest crisis, led to a lot of rhetoricbut no substance. The Bush administration said that monitors should not be deployed without Israel's consent.
However, the same happened with the U. With Kosovo, they didn't exactly leave it to Milosevic and the Serbs! There have been a number of attempts at negotiating "peace" but it is always spun by the media as if it is down to Arafat to accept or not, without really explaining why he either cannot, or why it may seem like peace to one side, but may not be acceptible to the other.
As Edward Said pointed outClinton's final attempts at peace before he left office had more to do with making "Yasser Arafat terminate his own people's sovereign existence". For sure, the attacks by extremist Palestinians on Israeli civilians is not something one can deny or support, if peace for all is the ultimate objective.
However, if the context in which it is occurring is ignored by "even-handed peace brokers" then "peace" will again be one-sided and Palestinian Arabs will continue to be demonized. Worse, flames of terrorism risk being fanned. Those with the slightest reasons to have indiscriminate anti-American and anti-Jewish feelings will be more able to recruit people to their causes.
The US has constantly supplied weapons and military aid to Israel.
In fact, Israel is one of the top recipients receiving billions of dollars worth of aid, training and weapons. In this light then, it is hard to see the United States as an "even-handed peace broker". For a while, the U.
S, in order to build a coalition to support bombing Afghanistan in retaliation for the September 11, terrorist attacks, and in order to get crucial Middle East support, the U.
But, as the French paper, Le Monde Diplomatique describes Decembersince the successful bombings, there has been in essence, a reversal by the U.
And talking more generally, as John Pilger puts it quite frankly; "The west has its reasons for validating Israel's violence; human rights are not an issue " Another U. Security Council resolution on 15 Decembercondemning all acts of extrajudiciary executions, excessive use of force and wide destruction of property while calling for the establishment of a monitoring mechanism to help the parties, was vetoed by the U.
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11 Federal Governance in the United States and the European Union: A Policy Network Perspective 12 Federalism and State Governance in the European Union and the United States. Dec 20, · Criticism of the United States government encompasses a wide range of sentiments about the actions and policies of the United States.
Foreign policy Iraqi President Saddam Hussein greets Donald Rumsfeld, a special envoy of President Ronald Reagan, in Baghdad on December 20,