Interesting if true.
According to Bill Kristol's sources, senior Obama administration officials have been telling foreign governments that the US will get behind a UN effort to set up an 'independent investigative commission' to railroad Israel over the Gaza flotilla incident.
I use the word 'railroad' deliberately, because the UN has pretty much evolved into a forum to delegitimize and attack Israel, almost to the point of obsession. Only the opposition of the US and a few other countries on occasion has fended off the more egregious attempts.
Rest assured that any UN 'investigation' will focus solely on Israel rather than Turkey, the IHH or Hamas.
According to Kristol, Obama's UN Ambassador Susan Rice has been pushing heavily for this in between her forays into Manhattan social life, but the decision was ultimately President Obama's.
If this goes down, it could have an interesting blowback against the US, especially in view of the WikiLeaks story. It sets a precedent for UN investigations of American troops and intelligence personnel for 'human rights violations' in places like Afghanistan.
This is a decent chance that we will see this shelved, perhaps even a White House denial of this. That does not mean that Kristol is wrong and this story is false.
With the mid terms coming up, Obama and the Democrats are still trying to troll for Jewish votes and Jewish money by acting as if the chill between the Obama Administration and Israel is a thing of the past. Obama sponsoring a UN lynching against Israel doesn't exactly help the act along.
Kristol and the Weekly Standard publicizing this could very well have a role in getting Obama to back off.
It's gone down that way before.
(hat tip, EDR)