Where is the Universal Moral Outrage Over the Conflict between Israel-Hamas? U.N.-Failed. US Diplomacy-Failed. EU Diplomacy-Failed. Gulf Council Of Arab States—Failed. Egypt [Sisi]-Failed. Russia- Failed. Iran-Failed.
In these past few weeks, any type of diplomacy as well as the legitimacy of the United Nations has been shown to be complete FAILURES! Nothing can condemn the immoral actions of both Israel and Hamas in this orgy of rockets, airstrikes and body counts like the U.N. could have/should have… HOWEVER, the ineptitude of this world-wide institutional body really becomes obvious as it absents itself of any attempt to intervene effectively in this ‘imminent holocaust of innocent carnage’.
Shame on the UN and it’s Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon [South Korean], who has failed to intercede in both the Ukraine-Russian conflict and the Israel-Hamas conflicts. In my last blog, I formally dismissed American intervention into the Israeli-Hamas conflict because we Americans have fostered and nurtured the adolescent state of Israel for too long. As an enabler we have lost any credibility other than the fact that our congress had voted to increase funds for the IRON DOME [bizarre]. Americans are bereft of any competency in the White House or State Department. That’s a sad fact but a poignant reality.
Even more disturbing is the fact that for decades we Americans have been funding a crippled, corrupt and completely dysfunctional institution called the United Nations. For the most part, many of us in the national security area have known that the UN was primarily a defunct institution with pretenses to initiating effective interventions in different world-wide conflicts. Translation: waste of money and NY real estate!
As Ambassador John Bolton has often warned, “the UN is completely dysfunctional”. Ironically, Ambassador Bolton was instrumental in funding my efforts to initiate a UN intervention in Cambodia in 1991. But that was a long time ago. And then, we, Americans , had to effective national leaders—Bush Sr and James Baker [Sec State]. But those days are now simple fond memories.
What present organizations or countries could stop this ignoble conflict between Israel-Gaza?
 Iran. It has provided both the members of Hamas/Hezzbollah with the necessary rockets and training to affect this ‘terrorist act’. What stops them from intervening?
They want to place pressure on Israel to negotiate a fair treaty with the Palestinians. But the Iranians know this will not happen. So they are happy to simply create a ‘strategic tension’ through psychological warfare on Israel. Not a very smart move on the Iranian part. This type of intrusion will certainly backfire on them eventually.
 Qatar, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Dubai, UAE—why not intervene? They have much to lose if the conflagration spills over the borders and enters into their hegemony. They basically hope that Israel can act as a proxy for their Sunni interests against the Shi’ite supported Hamas. This attitude will also eventually ‘blowback’ on them. Qatar will lose any small leverage it has from having helped supply Hamas.
 Russia. This is the one country that has the most to gain from intervening in the Middle East. Putin has tried to place pressure on the USA around Ukraine, Poland, and Romania. But an end run into the Middle East where Russia already supports Syria, Iran and ISIS, allows Putin to re-enter the Middle East at a MINIMUM COST.
If I were Putin and I watched how the international community was paralyzed with fear, apathy and worst yet, indifference, I would initiate a call for CEASE FIRE between Israel and Hamas. Both the Israelis and Hamas have very strong latent ties to Russia---culturally, politically, economically.
Recommendation: Kerry, stay home! please stay out of the way, and let PUTIN ENTER THE MIDDLE EAST. Ban Ki-Moon, please resign! You are a complete embarrassment to the idea of world peace.
As for the United Nations, lets raze it and as the Rockefellers decided when the UN was first built half century ago in NYC, let’s build expensive condos so that the ineffective leaders of Hamas, Israel, Middle East can all use their Swiss Bank Accounts to buy more protected assets in the USA.
For the Polish Jews of the Diaspora, like myself, the bombardment of Gaza reflects the distant yet painful memories of my family’s destruction in the Warsaw Ghetto during WWII. For that alone, I will utter the words of the Kaddish, the Mourner’s Prayers, for all those who died on both sides of the Arab-Israeli divide. There is a moral imperative for all sides of this war to cease and desist IMMEDIATELY. If not, the legitimacy of the State of Israel as Jewish State will be in question; as will the viability of Hamas to become a real representative of the Palestinian people alongside of the PLO. History, as brief and amnesiac as it is, will determine their collective fate.