Originally Posted by KournikovaFan91
Nowadays there are really only 3 members of the security council Russia, China, USA. Do the UK and France serve any purpose except agree with the US on everything.
France did vow to veto dubya's proposed resolution authorizing the (mainly US - British) invasion of Iraq
in 2003, leading to the so-called "Coalition of the Willing". (I presume that Russia and China would have done so anyway).
Regarding how Israel pwns US foreign policy, there are some big lies
used to secure this. One is the 2nd Coming BS. A recent one is that Iran would try to "destroy" Israel if it got nukes. BS, they only question the legitimacy of the Israeli state
This gets conflated into the idea that they'd commit national suicide by attacking a country with 200 plus nukes (that itself
isn't even a signatory of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.
(And was helping apartheid South Africa go nuclear, B4 Mandela took power and scrapped the program).
North Korea doesn't recognize the South (and the 2 are still technically @ war nearly 6 decades after the armistice) but nobody talks about a pre-emptive strike on the DPRK. Why? Because (and as an ethnic Jew I'm ashamed
to say this) my kinsmen are maestros @ acting like they have some special claim on everything, as "The Chosen People".