Recently in the United Nations General Assembly, there was a non binding censure of the US Embargo of Cuba.
- . . overwhelmingly passed a resolution on the need to end the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the United States against Cuba.
By the resolution, adopted by a recorded vote of 183 in favour to 4 against (Israel, Marshall Islands, Palau, United States), with 1 abstention (Federated States of Micronesia),*
http://www.un.org/News/Press/docs/2006/ga10529.doc.htm (added the boldface myself)
So why do these scattered islands vote for the US against the entire world? I also notice that in the past at least, these islands sometimes vote against resolutions critical of Israel, of which again the entire world support.
I can imagine perhaps we give those islands foreign aid, but we give foreign aid to many, many, countries, including desperately poor ones, as well as sharing technology, and none of those vote with our government. Now that I think about it, why didn’t our “man in Baghdad” and Afghanistan, who ever our allied leaders are there, vote for their sugar daddy in the UN? Or for example, is the US-supported dictator of say, Blahblah-stan going to risk annoying the US in favor of Castro?
So why no respect?