America’s Disregard for Law and Life

by Ted Snider

“On March 25, the United Nations Security Council passed a resolution demanding ‘an immediate ceasefire for the month of Ramadan respected by all parties leading to a lasting sustainable ceasefire.’ Passage of the resolution was made possible by the U.S. decision to reign in its veto and, instead, abstain from the vote. In her explanation of the American vote after the resolution passed, U.S. Ambassador to the UN Linda Thomas-Greenfield shocked the council by declaring the resolution ‘nonbinding.’ A nonbinding Security Council resolution is a contradiction, since a Security Council resolution, by definition, is binding. That is the power of the Security Council and the key difference between resolutions passed in the Security Council and in the General Assembly.” (04/03/24)