MER - Washington -
One day maybe there will be a Middle East "Truth and
Reconciliation Commission", a la that in post-apartheid, multi-racial South Africa.
But at the moment, one of the greatest ironies of contemporary times is that while
the Apartheid of South Africa was boycotted by the world and eventually brought down, the
neo-apartheid the Palestinians are subjected to the Israeli occupied territories, is not
only tolerated, but in many cases applauded and financed!
Meanwhile in South Africa Archishop Desmond Tutu, head of the South
African Commission still investigating and exposing the crimes of the apartheid era, has
come upon documents said to point to a Western plot to kill U.N. Secretary-General Dag
Hammarskjold in 1961!
Hammarjkold and 15 others were killed when his plane crashed in
Northern Rhodesia (today known as Zambia) where he was flying to attempt to bring an end
to the Congolese civil war. Very suspicious indeed!
Tutu says he "cannot authenticate" the documents, nor is
doing so the work of his Commission. But its not likely Tutu would have made this
information public if he didn't believe the new evidence to be credible and important.
Will the U.N. itself have the fortitude to investigate itself?
Not likely. Remember how it handled Qana just two years ago. And
remember what happened to Boutros-Ghali when he made half-hearted and feeble attempts to
pretend to U.N. independence even in word, if not in action.