W O R L D G O N E C R A Z Y
"[this shows] the love and respect
community feels for you."
Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz
"[Yitzhak Rabin]...My partner in the
'Peace Process', My partner in the 'Peace Process"... The peace of the
brave, The peace of the brave, The peace of the brave... We have not lost
hope in the 'Peace Process', We have not lost hope in the 'Peace Process'...
There is no alternative to peace, Help us to achieve it, Help us to achieve
Yasser Arafat, U.N. General Assembly, 9/28/98
MER - Washington - 2 October:
On 20 September, on the very day and
at the very time Bill's "sex is not sex" video was being broadcast far
and wide, the diplomats assembled at the U.N. General Assembly gave the
badly wounded American President a standing ovation! Apparently seeking
more aid for his country and still hoping for a Presidential visit in November,
since canceled, that's when Pakistani Prime Minister Sharif said what he
said about Bill Clinton. Ugh.
Whether they were applauding American
might or the President's affair, it was clearly the opposite of what should
have been done; especially as what Clinton is really in the dock about
isn't an affair with an intern or whether "oral" is "sex". It's really
all about what took place before and after, not during.
Whatever Bill's situation, this is
the same America that has hijacked the U.N. on so many occasions, continues
to be the greatest debtor refusing to even pay its bills, continually vetos
Security Council resolutions dealing with Israel, kills thousands monthly
in Iraq, however indirectly, and is readying the bombers once more, and
most recently unilaterally sent cruise missiles crashing into Sudan and
A week later the tarnished, imbalanced,
corrupted, head of the "Palestinian Authority", Yasser Arafat, addressed
the same U.N. General Assembly, greeted only with polite applause and not
even close to a full house.
Whatever, Arafat was there before the
world body as the representative of the Palestinian people and the Palestinian
cause, an issue the U.N. has badly mishandled ever since its creation,
yet now claims to champion. And for that reason, the persona of Yasser
aside, there should have been a standing ovation for the Palestinian representative
instead of the meager applause and partly empty hall that greeted him.During
Yasser's entire speech, there was not not even one time applause could
be heard. Juxtapose that against Bill's appearance the week before.
All this said, it needs also to be
noted that this entire situation is also another sign of how badly Arafat
has handled any and everything and should long ago have resigned -- or
been kicked out -- for far far worse offenses against his people than Bill
has committed against his.
The world is oftentime upside down
these days. Indeed much of the world has gone crazy...or is it dumb? And
the corporate/government controlled mass media leaves few effective voices
to speak up about all this madness and hypocrisy.