Once again, It's time to present this week's Statuette of Shame, The Golden Weasel!!
Every Tuesday, the Council nominates some of the slimiest, most despicable characters in public life for some deed of evil, cowardice or corruption they’ve performed. Then we vote to single out one particular Weasel for special mention, to whom we award the Statuette of Shame, our special, 100% plastic Golden Weasel. This week's nominees were all slimy and despicable, but the votes are in and we have our winner...the envelope please...yes,it's...
UN Secretary General,Human Jellyfish And Terrorism Apologist Ban-Ki-Moon!!
JoshuaPundit - Ban Ki-Moon decided to give a speech last week entitled, "Secretary-General's remarks to the Security Council on the Situation in the Middle East." It had 52 paragraphs, three about Lebanon, and two about Syria - one about refugees and one about the Golan. The rest of it was a screed aimed at Israel. Nothing about Iran, or about ISIS . Nothing about Saudi Arabia's mass killings of civilians in Yemen, nothing about Egypt or Libya. Not a mention of the Kurds.
Ban's entire speech basically stated that if Israel uprooted 500,000 of its citizens, divided Jerusalem and gave the part with the Jewish Holy sites to the Arabs whom call themselves 'Palestinians' and retreated to indefensible borders there would be peace in the entire region. But wait there's more. Ban Ki-Moon also rationalized the murder of Jews, attributing the terrorist attacks deliberately incited by unelected dictator Mahmoud Abbas and the Palestinian Authority to “Palestinian frustration.”
“Palestinian frustration is growing under the weight of a half century of occupation and the paralysis of the peace process,” Ban continued. “Some have taken me to task for pointing out this indisputable truth. Yet, as oppressed peoples have demonstrated throughout the ages, it is human nature to react to occupation, which often serves as a potent incubator of hate and extremism.”
In his entire speech and in a follow up editorial cheerfully published by Pravda-on-the-Hudson, the Secretary General of the supposedly neutral UN did not mention the deliberate incitement to murder by Abbas and the Palestinian Authority once.
Ban's timing was impeccable.In the past four months, over 25 Israelis have been murdered. The latest casualties, a fresh wound to Israelis when Ban made his speech included a heroic mother of six who saved her children's lives by refusing to let her Arab assassin remove the knife from her body, a woman who was five months pregnant and a 23 year old woman targeted and killed at random.
Would Ban excuse Jews if they got tired of being at the receiving end of this kind of murder and started replying in kind? Of course he wouldn't.
You see, what Ban Ki Moon was really saying, of course, was that Muslims in general and the Arabs whom call themselves 'Palestinians' in particular have the right and privilege to express their grievances violently. That worldview's very common in some circles. The Mayor of Koln, Germany expressed similar sentiments after the New Year's Eve gang rapes by Muslim refugees in that city, telling the local women that it was their responsibility to wear less enticing clothing, stay in groups, keep at least an arm's length of distance from gangs of Muslims and avoid certain public places.
Needless to say, the entire spectrum of Israeli politics ripped Ban for his bigoted comments, including Bibi Netanyahu, who accused him of “stoking terror,” which of course Ban was by rationalizing it. But even the rationale, that the 'occupation' excuses murder is maddeningly hollow. Because the UN's definition of what occupation consists of applies to Israel and Israel alone. There are no Jews living in Gaza and Israel has nothing to do with the place except to legally blockade it since Hamas took over to keep Hamas's missile supply from Iran in check so they won't fire them at Israeli civilians. Yet the UN, EU and other parts of what calls itself the international community refers to Israel as Gaza's 'occupying power.'
According to the 1922 San Remo Accords and Article 80 of the UN Charter that reaffirmed it, the official border between the Arab part of the Palestine Mandate and the remaining 22% that was left for the Jews is the Jordan River. In 1948, a large part of that 22%, Judea, Samaria (AKA The West Bank) and East Jerusalem were invaded by Jordan's British armed and officered Arab Legion and the Jewish inhabitants ethnically cleansed in a particularly brutal fashion. That 19-year occupation by aggressive force was never recognized by the UN, but the UN did nothing to change that status and member Jordan went totally unpunished for what they had done. Only in 1967, when Jordan's King Hussein attacked Israel and was pushed back across the Jordan by the IDF did we start hearing about Israel 'occupying' territory that officially belonged to no other country.
If Israel is conducting an 'occupation' in Judea and Samaria, then by Ban's definition of it all of South Korea, Ban Ki-Moon's home country is occupied North Korean territory, since North Korea invaded it militarily and controlled it for awhile. It's a real pity no one threw that back in Ban Ki Moon's face.
That's also one reason many Israelis are justifiably leery of ceding more land to anyone. If Israel was stupid and gullible enough to actually pull back to the 1948 ceasefire lines as Ban, the UN, the EU and our Dear Leader in DC are pressuring them to do, rest assured that Israel would still be referred to as 'the occupying power' of whatever land Israel gave up by creatures like Ban Ki Moon. Just like Gaza is.
Rationalizing murder is bad enough, but creating special rules for Israel, the world's only Jewish State that apply to no other nation is by definition Jew hatred. That seems to be fashionable once again, especially at the UN.
It seems all the UN is good for these days is a fortune in unpaid parking tickets, wasting billions of dollars and occupying a perfectly good building in Turtle Bay that could be put to some other purpose that might actually be useful. It's ostensible purpose was to provide a Forum for nations to talk out their problems instead of going to war, but that melted away like paper shoes in a rainstorm as soon as the Soviets were allowed a veto over anything constructive. These days, with three fifths of the membership composed of Muslim nations and another healthy chunk composed of countries whom need to appease large, restless Muslim populations within their borders, it's even more ludicrous. Most of the bad actors who still belong to the UN violate its charter regularly and laugh at any idea of any punishment for anything they do. The only countries that still take it seriously, it seems are the United States and maybe some of the European countries. That's probably because that's where most of the money the UN wastes comes from. I can't imagine why they bother.
Ban Ki Moon is the head clown of this pathetic circus, and as we see here, he performs on cue. That certainly doesn't excuse him in the least..he merely emphasizes the moral delinquency and corruption the UN has come to symbolize.
His well earned Weasel will fit right in. Perhaps he can put it on the payroll as assistant secretary of something and pocket the six figure paycheck.
Well, there it is.
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