Mehmet Ali Güller

Neo-fascism of the U.S.

11 Aralık 2023 Pazartesi

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, for the first time in his tenure, invoked Article 99 of the UN Charter. On December 6, he dispatched a letter to UN Security Council members. The letter reads: "I call on members of the Security Council to put some pressure in order to avert a humanitarian catastrophe and I repeat my demand for a humanitarian ceasefire. This is incredibly urgent."


In his letter, Guterres unveiled the perceived discrepancies in the democracy and human rights approach of the US-Israeli alliance. Israeli Foreign Minister Eli Cohen's declaration of the Guterres era "poses a threat to world peace" seems bizarre, considering the ongoing neo-fascist aggression perpetuating ethnic cleansing and genocide in Gaza from his country, actions that inherently pose a threat to global peace.

IMMORAL ISOLATION

Subsequent to Guterres' letter, the United Arab Emirates, a UN Security Council member, introduced a draft resolution, with around 90 countries co-sponsoring it. This resolution was put to vote during an emergency session.

Among the 15-member Security Council, the resolution faced opposition and veto solely from the US, with the UK choosing to abstain. In favor of the resolution were China, Russia, France, UAE, Brazil, Albania, Ecuador, Gabon, Switzerland, Mozambique, Malta, and Japan.

This occurrence marked another instance of the US standing in isolation at the UN. Notably, in the preceding UN General Assembly vote, 120 countries voted in favor, 14 opposed, and 45 abstained. Only 12 countries globally extended full support to the US and Israel.

The US finds itself politically isolated, an immoral one at that. This perception arose due to the actions of Robert Wood, the US Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN:

Before the voting begun, he expressed, "A new council resolution isn't constructive. We favor discreet diplomacy to ameliorate the humanitarian situation in Gaza."

Confronted with the aftermath of the vote, he characterized the resolution as "rushed and unbalanced," asserting that it was disconnected from reality and lacked tangible progress. He highlighted the "diplomatic dishonesty," "political hypocrisy," and "humanitarian shamelessness" exhibited by the United States.

So much so that even China's Permanent Representative to the UN, Zhang Jun, has abandoned diplomatic expressions and openly accused the US of "hypocrisy".

CONFLICT BETWEEN U.S. AND ''SOUTH GLOBE'' ORDER

The UN order, to some extent, stemmed from democratic ideals and emerged post-World War II victory over German fascism. However, the US initiated the erosion of this order, notably in the unipolar world following the USSR's collapse. It rendered the "partial democratic order" ineffective by vetoing, disregarding, and violating UN resolutions, intervening, and engaging in wars and invasions sans UN mandates.

With the emergence of a multipolar world, efforts have been made to restrain this destructive behavior by the US. Consequently, despite wielding the veto power, the US finds itself increasingly isolated and faces mounting political repercussions for its actions.

The US has long criticized and portrayed the UN as a structure dominated by the "Global South." And Israel, their partners, sought to brand the Guterres era as a "period threatening world peace."

For the US-Israeli alliance, "world peace" encapsulates a full inversion, representing a cover for wage warfare, expanding territorial control through occupation, and enacting "neofascist" aggression under the pretext of "democracy and human rights."

Consequently, in Gaza, a conflict ensues that extends beyond the Israeli-Palestinian war. Much like the situation in Ukraine, it mirrors the conflict between the declining "US order" and the ascending "Global South" order.


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