TV news reporters informed us a few hours ago that the world community is frustrated by China and Russia. The two nations have again vetoed a resolution designed by the UN Security Council to bring an end to the fighting in Syria. The two nations have veto power to do this.
I empathize with the majority on the Security Council. I, too, get frustrated when a minorty is able to have the final say in group decisions such as in today’s US senate, or when a church requires a super majority to make a major decision.
But I have a question. How many times has the United States unilaterally exercised its power to veto a resolution before the UN Security Council to protect Israel from world correction or rebuke? It seems to be about 40 times that the US used it veto power on Israel’s behalf. I’m not judging the merits of the vetoes. I’m just noting that Russia and China are not alone in casting veto votes.