Thursday, October 21, 2010

US Sec'y of State Condemns...School Warehouse Fire

At the start of her words before the American Task Force on Palestine:

Before I begin, however, I want to take a moment to express our government’s strong condemnation of today’s disturbing reports of arson at a school warehouse near Nablus. There is never any justification for violence against civilians, and an attack against a school is particularly outrageous. These incidents cannot be tolerated. We hope for a swift investigation. And our thoughts and prayers are with those whose families have been affected.

At least she didn't blame the Jews. But the use of "outrageous"?

At least she made this point:-

...Palestinians could do more to discourage and denounce incitement that inflames tensions and undermines cooperation.

I would call that activity quite outrageous, actually.

Last time she used that term was in early September:

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Wednesday that plans by a small church in Florida to burn the Muslim holy book are "outrageous" and "aberrational" and do not represent America.

By the way, it seems Taliban kidnapping is outrageous as well as advice from advice from former Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan.

I can't find if the killing of Jews is also "outrageous" in Hillary's vocabulary.

And she gets all gushy about those Pal. "security forces":-

[at]the Beituniya checkpoint, well-equipped Palestinian security officers lined the road. They are more professional and capable than ever thanks to strong leadership and increased training that the United States has helped to assist.

But she goes on to make a strange claim:- First Lady, I may have been the first person ever associated with an American administration to call for a Palestinian state and the two-state solution. (Applause.) This goal is now the official policy of the United States.

That sounds odd. The "first person"?

And is this an oblique reference to Mr. Netanyahu?

Now, I know that there are those who think that if they wait, scheme, or fight long enough, they can avoid compromising or negotiating. But I am here to say that that is not the case. That will only guarantee more suffering, more sorrow, and more victims.

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