Sunday, August 21, 2005

The Leadership of the International Red Cross
Are Out of Their Minds

From Associated Press, via Little Green Footballs:

In Jordan, two newspapers published a letter from Saddam Hussein in which he vowed to sacrifice himself for the cause of Palestine and Iraq, urged Arabs to follow his path and implied he would become a martyr for the Arab cause.

The letter was delivered through the International Committee of the Red Cross to an old friend of Saddam’s now living in Jordan.

“My soul and my existence is to be sacrificed for our precious Palestine and our beloved, patient and suffering Iraq,” the letter to an unidentified friend said.

“It is not much for a man to support his nation with his soul and all he commands because it deserves it since it has given us life in the name of God and allowed us to inherit the best.”

If you are shocked that the Red Cross would believe in helping a murderous dictator, you shouldn't be. One of the things that really lit a fire under my butt, and caused me to organize CUANAS with like-minded people at my church, was when the news came out that Cornelio Summaruga, the head of the International Red Cross, said that he wouldn't allow Israel's ambulances to participate in Red Cross services, as the ambulances of every other nation do.

His reason? Because he didn't want the Star of David displayed on a Red Cross ambulance. Nevermind that there is a whole branch of the Red Cross serving Islamic countries called the Red Crescent. Yeah, never mind that.

Here's what Cornelio Summaruga said,

"If we're going to have the Shield of David, why would we not have to accept the swastika?"

Yes, that's right, the head of an international humanitarian aid agency compared Judaism to Nazism. It was then that I knew that anti-Semitism had caught fire again in Europe.

The Red Cross does good work all over the world, but some of their leaders are an affront to humanity.