July 05, 2010

Americas Solidarity with the Jewish People Unwavering ...

... as long as they are well and truly dead:
KRAKOW, Poland – U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says the Obama administration will seek $15 million contribution to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation.

She made the pledge while visiting the Oskar Shchindler [sic!] enamel factory where the German protected Jews from the Holocaust.

“Today I am proud to announce the intention of the Obama Administration to work with Congress to secure $15 million in funding for the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation,” she said.

“We encourage other nations to join us in contributing to this fund. In just one year, 2009 alone, more than 1.3 million people from around the world visited the museum and memorial of Auschwitz,” Clinton added during a sombre speech.

“Our contribution will help preserve the camp so that future generations can see for themselves why the world must never again allow a place of such hatred to scar the soul of humankind,” she said.
So while the empathy for and solidarity with dead Jews is strong (and cheap), the same Obama administration that gets quite dewy-eyed and sombre over a world that must never again allow a place of such hatred to scar the soul of humankind, is blocking key weapons projects for Israel, rejecting requests for AH-64D Apache Longbow helicopters, while at exactly the same time happily approving advanced F-16 multi-role fighters for Egypt plus approving more than $10 billion worth of arms sales to Arab League states, including Kuwait, Jordan, Morocco, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates who all have a key interest in the survival of the Jewish people and not to allow ever again a place of such hatred to scar the soul of humankind.

And to let no doubt whatsoever that this ilk is totally unembarrassable, she goes on:
“We see here the two realities of the Holocaust. One involves the cold, mechanized slaughter of millions of men, and women, and children, many of them wrenched from their communities, herded into boxcars by their neighbors and sent to die, including, not far from here, in the gas chambers of Auschwitz,” Clinton said.

“And yet we also see and are heightened by the stories of the righteous, the thousands who risked lives, fortunes, and reputations to rescue friends and strangers from the horrors of the Shoah,” she added.

“The courage of Oskar Schindler and Minister Bartoszewski gives us proof that, in the face of the worst that humanity is capable of, there are amongst us individuals who are defiant, and who are unwilling to accept that alternative reality.

“We have an obligation to remember both sides of that experience of the Holocaust,” she said.
First, dear Hillary, only Jews use the term "Shoa". Gentiles who do so show a deplorable lack of taste, distance, discernment and respect. And no, there are NOT "two realities of the Holocaust". It was NOT not about "scars on the souls of humankind", but about six million dead Jews. Rememberance isn't, either, about restaging "thousands who risked lives, fortunes, and reputations to rescue friends and strangers" who wouldn't have needed to do that in the first place, hadn't millions of others, the overwhelming majority, done nothing -- or gleefully complied. Trust anybody as debased as yourself and the faux Messiah in the White House to turn remembrance of the Holocaust into a feel good experience for gentiles.