Tuesday, January 13, 2009

UN General Assembly President Accuses Israel of "Genocide"

Miguel d'Escoto Brockmann, the President of the United Nations General Assembly, accused Israel of committing "genocide" because of its incursions into Gaza.

Never mind that most of the people killed were Hamas terrorists who launched rockets into Israel and are committed to Israel's destruction. But in the mind of the President of the UN General Assembly it is Israel that is committing genocide.

The General Assembly is planning an emergency session on Gaza. Gee, I wonder how that will turn out.

After all, Brockmann has compared Israeli treatment of Palestinians to the treatment blacks received in South Africa during the Apartheid era not unlike Richard Falk, the UN Special Rapporteur in the Palestinian Territories. Wonders never cease. Where do they find these people?

Brockmann said, "It's unbelievable that a country that owes its existence to a general assembly resolution could be so disdainful of the resolutions that emanate from the UN." (http://english.aljazeera.net/news/americas/2009/01/200911321467988347.html)

I would remind Mr. Brockmann that same resolution also established a new Arab state alongside Israel but they refused it. It was known as the UN Partition Plan. Partition means to divide. The Arabs, Palestinians, whatever you want to call them, didn't want to share land with Israel in 1947. They don't want to share land with Israel now.

But what do you expect of someone who in one of his first acts as General Assembly President, Brockmann embraced Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad after he spoke to the UN General Assembly last September?

I would be remiss if I didn't mention that Brockmann was Daniel Ortega's Minister of Foreign Affairs in the Sandinista government in Nicarauga from 1979 to 1990. Of course, Ortega is again President of Nicarauga and welcomed Ahmadinejad with open arms when the Iranian leader visited Nicarauga in January 2007.

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