Wednesday, April 28, 2004

Is the UN a Trojan Horse?

It would seem so. For it is only through hidding inside the UN that those countries who stole Iraqi oil using the UN will ever get back in Iraq. But how do you get the Iraqis to open the gate?

Enter Lakhdar Brahimi, the UN special envoy to Iraq. What magical, "open sesame", words does he use to lull the guardians into a false sense of security?

“There is no doubt that the great poison in the region is this Israeli policy of domination, and the suffering imposed on the Palestinians as well as the perception of all of the population in the region, and beyond, of the injustice of this policy and the equally unjust support ... of the United States for this policy,” Mr. Brahimi said.

“I think that there is unanimity in the Arab world, and indeed in much of the rest of the world, that the Israeli policy is wrong, that Israeli policy is brutal, repressive, and that they are not interested in peace no matter what you seem to believe in America,” Mr. Brahimi said.

From The Globe and Mail

Hey, don't knock it. It works in most countries in the Middle East. Just ask Egypt’s president, Hosni Mubarak.

But this shift in favour of the "realities on the ground" sent "moderate Arab opinion" into a tizzy. Returning from a visit to America, Egypt’s president, Hosni Mubarak, dropped in on Jacques Chirac in Paris. "Today there is hatred of the Americans like never before," he told Le Monde. And, in what sounded suspiciously like a threat, Mubarak added: "American and Israeli interests will not be safe, not only in our region, but anywhere in the world." Did he mention that when he was back at the ranch with Bush?

And that’s a guy American taxpayers give $2 billion a year to. In return for which, they get Mohammed Atta flying through the office window and vile state-funded Egyptian media that license anti-Americanism as a safety valve for disaffection that might otherwise be targeted more locally. Thanks a bunch, Hosni. The Guardian reported this as a "damaging rebuff to President George Bush’s policies", though it’s difficult to conceive of anything less "damaging" to Bush than being insulted by some third-rate Arab strongman dependent on US aid.
From Mark Steyn in The Telegraph

And who is the "vile state-funded Egyptian media that license anti-Americanism" Steyn speaks of?

From earlier post.

Well the deputy editor Abd Al-Wahhab 'Adas of Egyptian government daily Al-Gumhouriyya blames, not so surprisingly, the Jews. From MEMRI

"If you want to know the real perpetrator of every disaster or every act of terrorism, look for the Zionist Jews. They are behind all the violent and terror operations that have occurred everywhere in the world.

As a point of interest and to show just how interwoven world politics are I offer this little bit of information.

What does CNN, the UN and Jordan all have in common?

ATLANTA -- CNN reporter Rym Brahimi resigned from her job following her engagement to King Abdullah II's half brother, Prince Ali, the network said.

Brahimi, daughter of the U.N. envoy to Iraq, Lakhdar Brahimi, resigned Friday, the same day her engagement was announced by Jordan's royal family, a CNN spokeswoman said.

The wedding will take place Sept. 7, the official Petra news agency reported. The engagement ceremony took place in Paris in the presence of Abdullah, Petra said.

Ali, 29, heads a special force that protects the monarch. He is the son of the late King Hussein from his marriage to Queen Alia, who died in a helicopter crash in 1977.
From Seattle PI

As Michael Caine would say, "and not a lot of people know that".

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