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May 18, 2002
 
Spokesman for U.N. Secretary-General Responds to U.S. Read's May 9th Open Letter
 

Date: 5/14/2002
 
From: Frederic Eckhard - Spokesman for the U.N. Secretary-General
 
To: U.S. Read
 
I said on the record that the Secretary-General called for the Jenin Investigation at the invitation of Shimon Peres and with the strong backing of the United States.
 
If you accept that, there is no need to answer your other questions.
 
The Secretary-General does very few interviews and there is a long line, so I hope you won't be offended if I tell you that it won't be possible for him to see you in the short term.
 
Frederic Eckhard
Spokesman for the U.N. Secretary-General

 
U.S. Read Responds:
 
May 17, 2002
 
Dear Mr. Eckhard,
 
Thank you for your response.
 
I infer from your statement that the Secretary-General would have called for a formal U.N. Investigation into any one of the many attrocities encouraged or directly supported by the Palestinian Authority (PA) if the United States and possibly an Israeli or Palestinian Political Leader had requested such an investigation.
 
If such "invitations" have not been made, and I assume from your statement they have not, if the invitations are made to the Secretary-General now, can we expect the U.N. will order and conduct a thorough, probing investigation into any one (if not all) of the many attrocities carried out against innocent Israeli civilians? Can we expect the U.N. to investigate the infrastructure that supports the growth of terrorism within the West Bank and Gaza?
 
I do not see any reasonable answer to these questions other than ... "Yes". Anything short of that will give objective, clear-minded individuals the strong impression there is a bias against Israel within the United Nations. But more importantly, beyond the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, it will send the message the U.N. believes terrorism is a reasonable means to an end.
 
U.S. Read, but more importantly, Peace-Loving and Fair Minded People, await the Secretary-General's response.

Sincerely,

Victor Trombettas
Chief Editor
U.S. Read, Inc.
http://usread.com

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