Linda Thomas-Greenfield: The Cruel Face of America 

On 22/12/23, the UN has passed a resolution to boost humanitarian aid to Gaza, following several delays over the last week as the United States lobbied to weaken the language regarding calls for a ceasefire. The resolution, which calls for steps “to create the conditions for a sustainable cessation of hostilities”, passed with 13 votes in favour, none against, and the US abstaining.

Hallowed halls of rhetoric and lies,
Linda, the envoy, wears a diplomatic guise.
American values, a hollow charade,
She condemns one side, a mockery displayed.

"Oh Linda," we sigh, sarcastic tone,
Selective empathy, the world has known.
UN podium, taking a stand,
Condemning Israeli woes, with a scripted hand.

Twenty thousand lost, Palestinian cries,
Sympathy for them, silence defies.
Are Israelis the sole recipients of grace?
Or do Palestinian lives not deserve a place?

Linda, the enigma, a monster in disguise,
Condemning one, while the other side cries.
Humanitarian values, a twisted masquerade,
In your selective condemnation parade.

So, let mockery echo loud and clear,
For hypocrisy displayed, drawing near.
In the dance of diplomacy, a dark ballet,
Linda, the question remains, which side do you betray?

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