Asshole of the Month
Winds of Jihad featured this shady character on a few previous occasions. Like here.
Brockman, this utterly corrupt Jew-hating cretin, is firmly in the Arab pocket and is one of the main-supporters of the OIC’s bill to make criticism of Islam a crime. Brockman: “No one should try to defame Islam or any other religion, he said, adding:Â “We should respect all religions.”…
The president of the UN General Assembly has condemned Israel’s killings of Palestinians in its Gaza offensive as “genocide”.
* Old commies and Nazi’s are not so different. Here you can watch Brockman releasing his bile in the old familiar ways:
Miguel d’Escoto Brockmann also said he had never believed that the UN Security Council would be able to stop the violence in Gaza and that Ehud Olmert, the Israeli prime minister, had practically told the UN to “mind their own business” by continuing the offensive.
“The number of victims in Gaza is increasing by the day… The situation is untenable. It’s genocide,” d’Escoto said at the UN in New York.
About 970 Palestinians have been killed and 4,300 injured since Israel began its Gaza offensive on December 27, which it says is to stop Palestinian fighters attacking Israel with rockets.
The UN General Assembly said on Tuesday that it was set to hold an emergency session on Thursday to discuss the crisis after a previous session was postponed last week ahead of a UN Security Council vote on the issue.
The Security Council adopted a resolution calling for a ceasefire in Gaza, but Israel has escalated its offensive and Palestinian rocket fire has also continued.
“There have been some who were under the illusion that the Security Council would do something that could help the situation,” d’Escoto said. “I never thought so.
“Now we’re faced with not only with a lack of compliance but with a prime minister of Israel who has practically responded to the Security Council by saying ‘mind your own business’.
“It’s unbelievable that a country that owes its existence to a general assembly resolution could be so disdainful of the resolutions that emanate from the UN.”
D’Escoto, a former Roman Catholic priest and Nicaragua foreign minister, is known for his outspoken criticism of Israel and last year likened Israel’s treatment of the Palestinians to the racist apartheid system previously used in South Africa.
Gabriela Shalev, Israel’s ambassador to the UN, called d’Escoto an “Israel hater” for having hugged Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the Iranian president and a vocal critic of Israel.
D’Escoto also said the UN had to bear some responsibility for the long-standing conflict in the Middle East as it had allowed the creation of the state of Israel in 1948, leaving the Palestinians stateless.
“You have to attack problems at their root cause and the Palestinian people have been subjected to subhuman treatment for decades and this [the Israeli offensive] is going to make matters worse.”
UN official accuses his organization of complicity in Gaza tragedy
New York – The outspoken UN General Assembly president on Thursday accused the world body of ‘direct complicity’ in the tragedy unfolding in Gaza Strip, which began 19 months ago with the Israeli blockade of the territory with 1.5 million Palestinians.
Miguel d’Escoto Brockmann, president of the 192-nation assembly, opened a one-day debate on the crisis in Gaza, lashing out at Israel and some UN Security Council members for the current fighting.
He said the UN has failed to protect the population in Gaza.
‘But there is another violation – one in which we, as the United Nations, are directly complicit,’ he said, citing the Israel closure of crossings into Gaza starting in 2007.
‘The blockade has been endorsed, at least tacitly, by powerful parties grouped in the quartet, placing this organization in a dubious role and in violation of the obligations under the UN Charter and international law,’ Miguel d’Escoto said.
The quartet, the group mediating the Middle East peace process, is composed of the UN, the European Union, the United States and Russia.
Since assuming the leadership of assembly, Miguel d’Escoto has infuriated Israel for his sharp criticism. He also rankled UN members when he demanded the democratisation of the organization.
The 118-nation Non-Aligned Movement, known as NAM, requested Miguel d’Escoto to re-convene the emergency assembly session dealing with the Middle East.
The session began when Palestinians launched the intifada against Israel years ago and can be reconvened to discuss a new crisis. The NAM would be expected to introduce a draft resolution dealing with the Gaza fighting in the assembly debate.
Miguel d’Escoto is particularly sympathetic with the NAM because he was a former foreign minister of the leftist Sandinista government in Nicaragua. He is also a former Maryknoll priest and has preferred the title of a father in UN documents.