|Kofi Annan discusses peace in the Middle East|
|Written by Chris Perver|
|Monday, 11 December 2006 17:00|
|Link from my friend Tony... |
Kofi Annan, the former United Nations Secretary General, has delivered a speech on his vision for peace in the Middle East just before his retirement. Kofi Annan stated that the conflict in the Middle East is not just one among many in the world today, but that no other conflict had the power to ignite passions in people who lived so far away from its source. The Secretary General blamed both the Israelis and Palestinians for failing to see each other's point of view, and stated that he hoped both sides could end the conflict through the establishment of two states with Jerusalem as their capital.
Quote: "One of the most frustrating aspects of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is the apparent inability of many people on both sides to understand the position of the other, and the unwillingness of some to even try. "The Arab-Israeli conflict is not just one regional conflict amongst many. No other conflict carries such a powerful symbolic and emotional charge even for people far away. "I will leave office without an end to the prolonged agony. The Middle East today faces grim prospects. The region is in profound crisis. The situation is more complex, more fragile and more dangerous than it has been for a very long time."
Meanwhile, President Ahmadinejad is routing, not for the "two state solution", but for the "final solution", the destruction of all Israel. Today, Ultra Orthodox Jews met with the man who is responsible for the deaths of hundreds of Jews and Arabs, through the recent conflict with Hizbullah. At the holocaust-denial conference in Teheran, the President once again reiterated his belief that Israel will soon be destroyed...
Quote: "Thanks to people's wishes and Allah's will the trend for the existence of the Zionist regime is downwards and this is what Allah has promised and what all nations want," he said. "Just as the Soviet Union was wiped out and today does not exist, so will the Zionist regime soon be wiped out," he added. His words received warm applause from delegates at the Holocaust conference, who included ultra-Orthodox anti-Israel Jews and European and American writers who argue the Holocaust was either fabricated or exaggerated.
Of course the President is right, no matter what Germany, the Vatican or anyone else says. The Bible states that at the end of the tribulation period, all the nations of the world will be gathered at Jerusalem to do battle. But thank God what the nations want, and what God will permit are two completely different things...