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- May 9, 2002
- Open Letter To The Honorable Secretary-General of the
United Nations, Mr. Kofi Annan
- I quote from your web site (the Secretary-General's Home
Page) at http://www.un.org/News/ossg/sg/index.shtml
Secretary-General Condemns Suicide Attack; UN To Prepare Report
(8 May) -- The Secretary-General yesterday evening said he was
appalled by the suicide bomb attack that took place earlier that
day in the town of Rishon Letzion in Israel in which at least
16 people were killed and many others wounded. Meanwhile, in
response to a request from the General Assembly for the Secretary-General
to "present a report, drawing upon the available resources
and information, on the recent events that took place in Jenin
and in other Palestinian cities," the Secretariat will review
available information and prepare a report, while requesting
information from Israel and the Palestinian Authority.
Before I ask my questions, let me be perfectly clear:
-I am not a Jew
- -I am not married to a Jew
- -I am Greek
- -I am the primary shareholder of U.S. Read, Inc., and currently
have no Jewish investors (although I hope I will have Jewish
and Palestinian investors someday)
- -U.S. Read has not been privately financed by Jews
- -I am clearly a Gentile and U.S. Read can be considered a
That said ... these are my questions:
The General Assembly desires an investigation into the events
that transpired during Operation Defensive Shield, when Israel
took steps to pre-empt the endless flow of homicide bombers,
the latter attacks, perpetrated during peaceful, solemn, holiday
- Why is there no call from the Secretary-General or the General
Assembly for an Investigation into ...
Question 1: the latest homicide bombing of Israelis civilians
in a billiard hall in the town of Rishon Letzion (south of Tel
Question 2: the seemingly endless, and horrific string of homicide
attacks upon innocent Israeli civilians?
- There is mounting and damning evidence that these attacks
are fostered and funded by very organized, very visible groups
within Palestinian territories, and equally visible and vocal
terrorist organizations from without, and by governments such
as Iran, where the ship, Karine A, loaded with weapons, was headed
for Palestinian territories. As you know, the Israeli defense
forces have continued to uncover evidence directly linking Arafat
and the PLA to terrorist activities.
Question 3: Why has there been no investigation into Iran's role
in the Karine A?
Question 4: Do you generally consider terrorism a "war crime"
worthy of the Investigative efforts of the U.N., especially when
it appears there are organized entities encouraging and organizing
Question 5: How do you explain the inconsistency in the U.N.
actions? Specifically, only "condemning" terrorism
fostered by the PLA and other groups and countries upon CIVILIANS,
but calling for direct U.N. investigations of strategic military
campaigns against terrorists by the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF).
The Palestinian terrorists chose to hide out in homes in Jenin
and booby-trap them, as well as booby-trapping ... corpses! They
left the IDF with no choice.
Question 6: Do you understand that the credibility, and objectivity,
of the General Assembly is exposed to serious harm (and scorn)
in the face of such inconsistency?
I appreciate a response to these questions and would also appreciate
a direct interview. I'd be happy to stop by your office.
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