Thursday, September 24, 2009
Israeli PM Netanyahu's Moral Clarity
Israeli PM Netanyahu’s Moral Clarity
The United Nations, long known for it’s accommodation of dictators and despots the world over, continues to give podium time to some of the more dangerous “elected officials” (Iran, Libya and the like), while still allowing some of the western democracies to defend freedom. Like or hate the UN (that is a whole other subject), here is Iran (Ahmadenejad) and Israel (Netanyahu) in their recent UN speeches the week of September 21, 2009:
Within minutes of Iranian PM Ahmadenejad’s criticism of Israel for its treatment of the Palestinians, delegations from various countries began to rise from their seats and noisily left the chamber. Many other countries had left before he even began, partly because it was the evening and partly in protest over his brutal crackdown on the Iranian opposition after June's election and partly over comments last week again questioning whether the Holocaust had taken place.
But the “elected dear leader” gets even more bizarre in his declaration that, after stealing on election in Iran, and supporting brutal suppression of the opposition protesters (plenty of video footage on You Tube), he has the audacity to say this:
As the duly elected leader of Israel, here is the part of the transcript from the Prime Minister Netanyahu, and a link to his remarks in defense of the Jewish people and civilized society:
The man who called the Holocaust a lie spoke at this podium. To those who refused to come and to those who left in protest, I commend you. You stood up for moral clarity and you brought honor to your countries. But to those who gave this Holocaust denier a hearing, I say on behalf of my people, the Jewish people, and decent people everywhere -- have you no shame? Have you no decency?" PM Netanyahu, Israel
Yes. We do live in a dangerous world. Anyone in favor of the Iranian government having a nuclear weapon and missiles from which to launch them?
© 2009, Four Corners Media, Jasper Welch, www.jasperwelch.org