17 July 2015

Picking Up Speed Now

1 Av 5775
Rosh Chodesh
Erev Shabbat Kodesh

We should have expected it. It's Rosh Chodesh Av after all and if things are going to wind up in the next two and a half months...

Someone even used the word "blitzkreig" to describe the lightning-fast speed with which the UN scheduled a vote to take place on Monday, approving the Iran nuclear deal signed this week. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas is accusing Obama of using this vote as a way of circumventing Congressional oversight.
Sen. Ted Cruz accuses the White House of trying to skirt around a congressional review of the newly inked Iran nuclear pact — and threatens to cut off State Department funding and block nominees unless lawmakers get a first look before a final United Nations vote.
In a letter to President Barack Obama, the Texas Republican charges the White House has found a way to "circumvent" congressional review by going straight to the United Nations, where a vote could lift sanctions before Congress completes its oversight.
According to The Times Of Israel...
...The resolution should pass with little difficulty, diplomats said Thursday, since the five veto-wielding permanent members of the Security Council — Britain, China, France, Russia and the United States — were among those countries that negotiated the accord.
The resolution was circulated to all council members Wednesday by the United States.

...Monday’s vote will come despite calls from some US lawmakers to delay Security Council approval until Congress reviews the deal.
The chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Bob Corker, on Thursday wrote a letter to President Barack Obama saying, “We urge you to postpone the vote at the United Nations until after Congress considers this agreement.”
But the chief US negotiator in the Iran talks, Wendy Sherman, rejected that idea Thursday.
Those who were still holding out some hope that Congress would yet save us will have to realize "ayn od milevado".

Once the entire world has endorsed this agreement through its proxy body - the UN - Israel will no longer have any say in the matter whatsoever. And if the Israeli government continues to complain after this time, it will just find itself even more and more isolated.

Of course, this is good news. :-)

“...Do not fear for everything that I have done is for your benefit, to destroy the evil kingdom of Edom and eradicate evil from this world so that the Messiah can come, your time of redemption is now.” (Source)