Sunday, January 11, 2009

Habemus Hypocrite

Cardinal Renato Martino, a former Vatican envoy to the United Nations and now Pope Benedict XVI's top official on issues of peace and justice, says Gaza now resembles a '"big concentration camp."

He should have asked permission first before making this statement since his boss is a former Hitler Youth member and head of the Grand Inquisition who should know what a concentration camp is really like. On the other hand, maybe he is reflecting the views of his boss.

The world is full of peoples who did nothing for the Jews during the Holocaust, large among them the Catholic Church, and the world is full of peoples who actively supported the Nazis, large among them Arabs and so-called Palestinians.


  1. Anonymous1:47 PM


    Although I understand Jewish sensitivity about the term 'concentration camp', don't forget it was the British who introduced the term during the Boer War - huge, well guarded, internment camps for the imprisonment of large numbers of people. What the Germans created were originally concentration camps - of a similar model to the British ones - which they later turned into extermination or death camps.

    Your comment at the end,while it may be true that too many people did shamefully little for the Jews during WW2, is not, I hope, a means of generating sufficient indignation to justify what Israel is doing in Gaza..which is a completely excessive use of force, just as was their invasion of Lebanon in 1982. I do feel that Israel needs to have it hammered home to them - hopefully by the Obama administration - that their history and past suffering is not an excuse to behave in a manner which simply ignores world opinion and the principle of appropriate response.

    Brian F.

  2. Apparently my first response did not get posted. So I will shorten it by a lot and leave you with one word: