:: Friday, 1 July 2005 ::
The Red Crystal?
Ya gotta read this piece. The Red Cross has refused to let Israel have a Star of david which is the Jewish symbola, right? It has let the Muslims have their crescent but not the Jews.
The solution to the emblem problem, which Switzerland has long supported, could have been implemented five years ago. A conference of signatories to the Geneva Conventions was initially planned for October 2000.
But Switzerland shelved the meeting after the then Israeli opposition leader, Ariel Sharon, visited the site in Jerusalem known to Jews as the Temple Mount. The site is also sacred to Muslims. Immediately after that the second Palestinian Intifada began.
Although the situation in the Middle East is less tense now, it is still not sure that the use of the "red crystal" as the protective emblem of the Red Cross movement would be universally respected.
See it? Ariel Shron started to second Intifada.
The second intifada started cos Yasser Arafat (spit) was due for re-election and did not care to bother with that process and used Sharon's visit to a sacred Jewish site, not just a sacred Muslim site, as the pretence, showing all the utter lack of restraint that has come to define Palestinians.
And Switzerland - neutral in WWII, did what? Why, it took Arafat's side of course.
Damned Jews, eh? Puhlease.
(hattip for this whole weirdo topic: Zibibbo is Good)
:: WB 7:36 pm [link+] ::