Well, That Didn’t Take Long
Heavily armed Arab terrorists intentionally targeted a civilian bus some 12 miles inside Israel’s internationally-recognized border with Egypt and murdered at last half a dozen civilians, and the UN is concerned about……………”the risk of esclation”.
Here is Secretary General Ban Ki-moon’s statement (issued by his p.r. flack, of course), in its entirety:
New York, 18 August 2011 - Statement Attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on Attacks in Southern Israel
The Secretary-General strongly condemns today’s coordinated terror attacks in southern Israel. He expresses his condolences to the families of the victims and wishes a speedy recovery to the injured. The Secretary-General hopes that the perpetrators are swiftly identified and brought to justice. He is concerned at the risk of escalation and calls for all to act with restraint.
That’s right. The UN could not bring itself to unconditionally condemn the malicious and intentional murder of Israelis riding a bus. No. The UN had to whip out its magical balancing terminology and “remind” Israel that, unlike every other sovereign nation on this planet, Israel’s right under international law and the UN Charter to defend its citizens exists only in theory.
As I stated in a post on another page earlier today, I believe Israel’s response will be restrained and measured, just as it has largely been for the past 60+ years. However, Israel has every right under international law to seek out and visit destruction upon all of those who were directly and indirectly resopnsible for today’s massacre, without regard to whether it needs to “escalate” in order to do so. That the UN cannot condemn today’s attack without telling Israel that it is expected to refrain from doing so represents everything that is wrong with the UN and the rank hypocrisy of most of the world’s elites when it comes to terrorism.