The UN Security Council reflects the (colonialistic) power structure of 1945 and it's absurd that these five countries have this vetopower. Why are they any better then the other countries? The veto has been used so often by all permanent members for petty politics. The US veto against the Palestinian state is just another one. The US are following a dead end road if they veto Palestine. Let them be warned: if you veto, you will know that your role in the Arab world is finished. If you veto, you know that your Superpower days are gone, all is left is a pathetic policy of supporting an ancient policy of colonialism and oppression. Something that even the people of the Arab world are fed up with.
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from the article: Palestinians: We will seek full UN membership on September 23