On Capitol Hill yesterday, members of congress were weighing their response. What emerged were two proposed pieces of legislation that could punish the Palestinians--and even the UN--for yesterday's vote.
Later this month, the Palestinians will ask the UN General Assembly to upgrade their status at the United Nations to become a non-member observer state. This would put them on the same membership level as the Vatican. It would not change very much about how the UN operates.
At some point in the near future, the ICC will issue an arrest warrant for Bashar al Assad. When that day comes, remember that it was the Human Rights Council that kicked off the series of events that lead to Assad ending up on a most-wanted list.
What people don't seem to be saying--at least not yet--is that should the ICC launch an investigation into crimes against humanity in Palestine, Palestinians will almost certainly be implicated as well.
C'est un premier pas pour la justice en Côte d'Ivoire: Laurent et Simone Gbagbo ont été inculpés hier par le procureur de la République d'Abidjan. L'inculpation porte sur les "crimes économiques" commis par l'ancien président et sa femme.