Today Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gave a rousing speech to the United Nations and questioned the body’s legitimacy and their willingness to give any attention to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
In dramatic fashion, Netanyahu used visual aides and reminded the UN and the world of the war that would send over 6 million Jews concentration camps and eventually their death. Among other notable quotes he said:
“To those who gave this Holocaust denier a hearing, I say on behalf of my people. … Have you no shame? Have you no decency? . . . What a disgrace. What a mockery of the charter of the United Nations”
Here is video of his speech.
Netanyahu Slams UN
I agree with his sentiment in this speech. While it was admirable for some countries to get up and walk away, the fact that this little man Dinnerjacket has a forum at all is a joke. The fact that any of these dictators and thugs have the gall to come to the United Nations and lecture us about freedom, equality and Democracy is almost too much to bear. It is a mockery of any decent person’s fundamental sense of justice that this kind of demagoguery is allowed at all.
Can anyone tell me why any peace-loving, freedom-loving country would deign to give Chavez, Castro, Kadaffi or the Dinnerjacket the time of day, much less sit through their reckless diatribes at the United Nation.
Netanyahu is right, to allow this crap is an affront to the entire United Nations Charter. The whole body has lost all it’s purpose. It is nothing more then an excuse to have extravagant junket trips to different locations around the world, mostly on the United States dime.
Ironically, the state that the UN hates the most is clearly Israel. Israel contends with constant bombings and missile attacks from the Palestinians, yet Israel is the country condemned for their settlements (which are perfectly within their rights). Up is down, black is white and good is bad. Just another day at the UN.