I’ve just been reading a disappointing article on the response of the UN to the massive atrocity committed by Israel earlier this year.

While the response of the main-stream media to this issue did not surprise me given the clear biases that the media consistently present, I have until today had some hope that the UN could at least promote the kind of impartial benevolent governance that it claims to represent.  Unfortunately it seems that in the current political context, two of the countries who most frequently commit illegal war crimes (under international law) – Israel & the US – are able to pull the UN’s strings to prevent any attempt to hold them accountable for their actions.  And sadly, in these circumstances, who can?