UN: Lessons of Holocaust
Lost in Rwanda, Bosnia
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters)
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - If the world had listened to horrors of the Holocaust, perhaps mass murder in Cambodia, Bosnia and Rwanda could have been prevented, speakers told the first-ever U.N. General Assembly session on the Holocaust of World War II.
Both U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan and Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel, a death camp survivor, also asked how some of Europe's most cultured people could participate in mass murder of Jews by day and read Schiller and listen to Bach in the evening.
I don't even know where to start here. While the UN certainly can't be blamed for genocide in Bosnia and Rwanda, their handling of the situation leaves one shaking their head at the extraordinary inefficiency displayed. From negotiations to military action, the UN's record is deplorable and ineffectual.
But if the UN suits just wish to publicly wring their hands, wishing that the world was filled with kind people who would never consider genocidal acts... okay.... join the rest of us who'd love to live in utopia.
Annan told the assembly that at this moment, "terrible things are happening today in Darfur, Sudan." He asked the U.N. Security Council to take action once it received a U.N. report on Tuesday determining whether genocide has occurred and identifying gross violations of human rights.
Perhaps the most glaring omission here is the mention of Israel when Annan speaks of today's genocide. They remain conveniently blind to the fact that Muslim terrorists are bent on the extinction of Israel and Jews even today. And they most certainly show no morosity, not accept responsibility in that arena - historically leaving Israel out in the cold time and time again, voting against Israel's requests for help to the Security Council.
And Israel's foreign minister, Silvan Shalom, warned that "the brutal extermination of a people began not with guns or tanks but with words systematically portraying the Jews and others as not legitimate, something less than human."
Even today the UN, EU and world community perpetuate that which they proclaim they deplore. They support jihadists and their quest for genocide by their silence and repeated inaction. They are too busy acquiescing to terrorists and despots running roughshod over 3rd world countries under the banner of "tolerance", and do absolutely whit to stop the extreme Muslim preachings of hatred to the Muslim youth.
Simultaneously, while ignoring the terrorists quest of a 3rd world, anti-human rights caliphate, they are busy condeming the US Coalitions' efforts to introduce forms of democracy in these 3rd world countries that would contribute to minimizing the ability for this hatred to fester into murders - not to mention improve their economic status.
All in all, the UN has little, if any, room to talk about lessons not being learned when speaking of Jewish genocide. When confronted with the aftermath, they are useless. And on prevention, they are on the wrong side of the fight.