Sunday, January 4, 2009

United Nations and impotent words...

3 January 2009 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has voiced his deep concern over Israel's launch of a ground operation into Gaza today, with the Security Council calling an emergency meeting to discuss the situation.

Mr. Ban expressed his extreme disappointment to Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert.

“He is convinced and alarmed that this escalation will inevitably increase the already heavy suffering of the affected civilian populations,” according to a statement issued by the Secretary-General's spokesperson. “He called for an immediate end to the ground operation, and asked that Israel do all possible to ensure the protection of civilians and that humanitarian assistance is able to reach those in need.”

Mr. Ban underscored that today's developments thwart efforts to bring peace to the region by the so-called Quartet – comprising the United Nations, the European Union (EU), Russia and the United States – and others.

He repeated his appeal for an urgent end to the clashes, and “urges regional and international partners to exert all possible influence to bring about an immediate end to the bloodshed and suffering.”
When, exactly, did human beings decide that "peace" is always better than what is morally right...fair...the best course of action?

If you are a boy of seven who walks to school...and every day the town bully throws snowballs at you...and everyday he refuses to stop until you hand over you lunch have the option of handing over the cash and going "peacefully" on your way. But, that same scenario will again take place tomorrow. Unless, you take positive steps to resolve the situation that would guaranty that the town bully has something to his front teeth.

Hamas started this by lofting rockets onto Israeli settlements...Now that they are having their lunch handed to them...they are calling for the UN to step in and end the "hostilities. Hiding behind your mama's skirt was never very appealing.