Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Palestinians Will Not be Punished with Bird flu

... would be a funny headline if it didn't belie a tragic truth.
Dujarric stressed that "working contacts" between UN agencies like the World Health Organization and Palestinian health officials on issues like bird flu [my emphasis] and humanitarian aid would be kept up to ensure that the Palestinian people are not punished.

The truth is that the Palestinians are being punished in every possible way, since the democratic election of Hamas.
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, which has refused to recognize Israel and renounce violence.

World Bank officials said on Tuesday that it has also decided to "limit" contact with the new Palestinian government until World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz decides how to proceed.

With Wolfowitz in the hot seat, G-d help the Palestinians...
At a heated news conference, the UN spokesman refused to call the new UN policy "a downgrading of UN political relations" and denied that the UN was trying to punish the Palestinians. He also said he saw no contradiction between Annan saying he respects Hamas' victory and the new policy on political contacts.

Clearly the UN has initiated a new policy of hiring blind spokespeople...

The simple truth is that an entire people is being held hostage and slowly strangled and the world looks on and loses itself in technicalities and diplospeak.

Hat tip:
Les Politiques.

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At 2:32 PM, Blogger Sophia said...


Thanks for the mention.
As for the UN I think it is time for Annan to leave. He is being held on a leash by the US for the involvement of his son, some of his aides and probably himself in the food for oil scandal. He cannot move. Not that the US and some of its most prominent businessmen politicians didn't gain from the program. However what the US does best is pointing fingers at a straw in others eyes when they have a stick in their own (an arab saying).

At 4:08 PM, Blogger Gert said...

Frankly, I increasingly see the UN as an organisation that should stick to humanitarian issues and peace-keeping. Politically they are too easy to manipulate.

At 5:19 PM, Anonymous The blogs & Articles team. said...

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