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The Height of Hypocrisy

The US invades, demolishes, and occupies a nation under false pretenses; Israel continues its brutal occupation of Palestine for 50 years in defiance of dozens of Security Council resolutions; and the UN maintains full relations with both, but limits its contacts with a newly elected democratic government of a people oppressed for decades and on the verge of starvation???

And this is the same body that recently launched a Human Rights Council? What for? To sit and pontificate while people die?
The United Nations said Tuesday it has ended its policy of unrestricted political contacts with the Palestinians and will now assess every request for political talks with the new Hamas-run government.

The new U.N. policy follows bans on contacts with Hamas by Israel, the United States and the European Union, which consider the militant Islamic group a terrorist organization. Hamas' refusal to renounce its violent, anti-Israel ideology after its victory in Palestinian parliamentary elections in January has also led Israel and the West to withhold hundreds of millions of dollars from the new government, which is now bankrupt.

U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said "working contacts" between the U.N. and the new Palestinian government will ensure that there is no disruption in the delivery of U.N. humanitarian aid and services to the Palestinian people.

"The issue of political contacts, above and beyond the humanitarian assistance, will be dealt with as they arise ... on a case by case basis," he said.
The UN acts more like a personal lap dog than a world body of nations. And a stunt like this demonstrates that when its masters say jump, the UN asks 'How High?'


At Wednesday, April 12, 2006, Blogger Red Tulips said...

That is a huge oversimplication of what is happening in Israel, and you know it.

At Wednesday, April 12, 2006, Blogger Red Tulips said...

If the Palestinians want money, they have easy access to it. They can continue to accept terror and get aid from Iran, OR, they can decide "no, we don't want to engage in terror anymore," at which point they will get aid from the entire world.

I have very little sympathy for Palestinians compared to those in the Darfur, who are being subjected to genocide while the world does nothing. They didn't ask for that, and they have no power over their own destiny.

The Palestinians chose Hamas, and didn't (and don't) rise up in the streets and protest when rockets are fired from civilian homes, which they results in Israeli rockets destroying civlian homes in retaliation. (and killing civilians in the process)

Given that zippo is being accomplished by these Hamas rockets, if I were Palestinian, I would be rising up and protesting against a terroristic government that is only causing death, destruction, and starvation.

They have that option. The Palestinians have the ability to decide their own destiny. Whether they decide to exercise that choice is a different story.

And in the meantime, while Hamas continues to be dedicated to the destruction of Israel (which they are and have stated publicly), it makes sense that the world does not want to send money to aid in the destruction of Israel.

At Wednesday, April 12, 2006, Blogger qrswave said...

Nice, miss r. blame the victim for the murderer's brutality.

At Wednesday, April 12, 2006, Blogger Red Tulips said...

Palestinians are not just these puppy dog victims. Stop portraying them as such, because that portrayal is inaccurate to say the least.

At Wednesday, April 12, 2006, Blogger qrswave said...

I have never portrayed Palestinians as anything but HUMAN.

The facts make clear who is the principal aggressor.

At Wednesday, April 12, 2006, Blogger Citisucks said...

miss r,
Please don't believe the media's lies about Palestinians. Israel took Palestinian land in violation of International law. Israel is hardly innocent in any of this. When you see violence just remember: Those who make peaceful revolution impossible, make violent revolution inevitable.

At Thursday, April 13, 2006, Blogger Red Tulips said...


I don't believe the media's lies about Israel.

Israel did not just steal "Palestinian" land. Again - this is a gross oversimplification. At the heart of the problem is that Palestinians (or at least their leaders) care more about the destruction of Israel than they do about their own state. Furthermore, the world cares more about continuing the conflict over having some sort of peace.

If Palestinians merely accepted Israel's right to exist - which they have - they would suddenly be able to bargain for their own state. It would not be that difficult. Instead, they choose "martyrdom" and terrorism.

The recent death of the 8 year old girl is something I place 90% of the blame on Hamas and the Palestinian leadership for.

They play victim but are anything but.

Let's contrast that with those in the Darfur - actual victims of an actual genocide that no one seems to give even half a crap about.


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