Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Vatican: "Gaza resembles a big concentration camp"

The Vatican justice minister said the unthinkable, but with sky rocketing civilian deaths, schools being bombers, UN compounds demolished, and tens of families wiped of the face for the planet while hiding in their homes, the Vatican could not take it any more.
BBC reported on January 7, 2009 the harshest comments I am aware of coming out of the Vatican against Israel:
The Pope's justice minister, Cardinal Renato Martino, has sharply criticised Israel's actions and likened the Gaza Strip to a "big concentration camp".
He accused both sides of only thinking of their own interests while innocent people paid the price.
And after 130 Palestinians, mostly civilians, died in one day even the Vatican could not put on the 'diplomatically correct' face.
"Look at the conditions in Gaza: more and more, it resembles a big concentration camp."
His common sense tells him exactly what anyone with common sense knows:
Cardinal Martino urged both sides to hold peace talks. "If they can't come to an agreement, then someone else should do it [for them]," he said. "The world cannot sit back and watch without doing anything."
But this is when he goes wrong. The only one that can do anything about it is us: the US, but we wont. Why?

Because the tail, unfortunately, still wags the dog.


And a most emotional posting from the prolific Richard Silverstein

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