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    Re: UK Foreign Minister resigns over Gaza policy.

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    Very honorable, I am sure. But, what is it that she wants? That the EU, Nato, the UN goes in and takes responsibility and protects the populations? Arrests the perps? Hauls them to The Hague? Fine by me, if we can get the UN to do that. But she should say so.
    I think you know that the US/UK could reign Israel in by simply pulling their support for them every time they start slaughtering civilians as they are want to do.
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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    Re: UK Foreign Minister resigns over Gaza policy.

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    I think you know that the US/UK could reign Israel in by simply pulling their support for them every time they start slaughtering civilians as they are want to do.
    They could. But that would force the Israeli to stop the terrorists once and for all in one intervention, the next time Hamas shot rocket indiscriminately into inhabited areas. The collateral damage would be much, much worse then. And it would be totally legal under international law just as it is now as long as the damage was necessary to get the criminals. Would you really want to take that responsibility on your shoulders?

    No. The only way to go, is for the international community to assume responsibility to protect all populations there.

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    Re: UK Foreign Minister resigns over Gaza policy.

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    They could. But that would force the Israeli to stop the terrorists once and for all in one intervention, the next time Hamas shot rocket indiscriminately into inhabited areas. The collateral damage would be much, much worse then. And it would be totally legal under international law just as it is now as long as the damage was necessary to get the criminals. Would you really want to take that responsibility on your shoulders?

    No. The only way to go, is for the international community to assume responsibility to protect all populations there.
    I'm thinking of both.
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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    Re: UK Foreign Minister resigns over Gaza policy.

    Quote Originally Posted by Gardener View Post
    Yes, it would certainly be so much better had Britoin thrown its full support to Hamas, and their plans to infiltrate all Israeli towns bordering Gaza through the extensive network of tunnels they had prepared for such an event and then hide in schools until the children arrived so they could kill them first.

    Such "principles", eh
    Such polarity, huh. Not a rabid supporter therefore enemy. How Bushista.
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    Re: UK Foreign Minister resigns over Gaza policy.

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    The senior Foreign Office Minister Baroness Warsi, has resigned her Cabinet post due to policy differences over the ongoing Gaza situation. She tweeted her letter.
    Here it is in right side up:

    'Dear Prime Minister

    For some weeks, in meeting and discussion, I have been open and honest about my views on the conflict in Gaza and our response to it.

    My view has been that our policy in relation to the Middle East Peace Process generally but more recently our approach and language during the current crisis in Gaza is morally indefensible, is not in Britain's national interest and will have a long term detrimental impact on our reputation internationally and domestically.

    Particularly as the Minister with responsibility for the United Nations, The International Criminal Court and Human Rights I believe our approach in relation to the current conflict is neither consistent with our values, specifically our commitment to the rule of law and our long history of support for International Justice. In many ways the absence of the experience and expertise of colleagues like Ken Clarke and Dominic Grieve has over the last few weeks become very apparent.

    This decision has not been easy. It has been a privilege to serve for 3 years in your Shadow Cabinet and over 4 years in your Cabinet. Introducing you in Blackpool in 2005 as you made your bid for leadership I had the pleasure of being there at the start of the journey and it would have been rewarding to have been there til the end.

    The last decade has given me the opportunity to work with some of the best in the Conservative Party and indeed in Government. William Hague was probably one of the finest Foreign Secretaries this country has seen and has been inspirational. He dismantled foreign policy making by sofa government and restored decision making and dignity to the Foreign Office. There is however great unease across the Foreign Office, amongst both Minister and senior officials, in the way recent decisions are being made.

    Eric Pickles has supported me tirelessly in our work on combating hate crime. Challenging anti-Semitism and Islamaphobia and the pioneering work of celebration faith in the public sphere. This new found confidence in Government has allowed me to take the very public International lead on religious freedom, specifically on the ever growing crisis of the persecution of Christians. However, early evidence from the Home Office and others shows that the fallout of the current conflict and the potential for the crisis in Gaza and our response to it becoming a basis for radicalisation could have consequences for us for years to come.

    From both Eric and William I learnt the art of reconciling passion and idealism with pragmatism and realism, but I always said that long after life in politics I must be able to live with myself for the decisions I took or the decisions I supported. By staying in Government at this time I do not feel I can be sure of that.

    It is therefore with regret that I am writing to resign.

    You will continue to have my personal support as leader of the Conservative party as you continue to ensure that our Party evolves to meet the challenges we face in Britain today and ensure that the Party is relevant and responsive to all communities that make up today's Britain.

    Yours sincerely

    Sayeeda'

    BBC News - In full: Warsi's resignation letter and PM's response


    What a great thing she did, imo.

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    Re: UK Foreign Minister resigns over Gaza policy.

    What would it take for her to relinquish her baroness title?

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    Re: UK Foreign Minister resigns over Gaza policy.

    That would depend on her future plans... She might swop sides, or take to the "cross benches".
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