Monday, January 19, 2009

Response to Euro-Egypt sham summit

Sarkozy is great at flying from capital to capital waving the flag of the world saviour. He scuttled between Russia and Georgia last year, and has made rounds in the Middle East to solve the Gaza war. It is a sign of vanity, a hopeless attempt at making himself and France feel important.

Wake up Sarkozy, this isn't the 19th century, and you are not Napoleon.

He failed to stop Russia's war on Georgia, and failed to stop Israel from destroying Gaza.

What he and other European leaders fail to realise is that scuttling around the Middle East waving the Israeli flag will only render them irrelevant, as it was eloquently put below by Mouin Rabbani, a contributing editor to the Middle East Report:

"What we are seeing now is a sideshow by people who through their own misjudgments, miscalculations, and ill-advised alliances, have sidelined and marginalised themselves, and made themselves irrelevant to the objectives they are seeking to achieve."

"I'm speechless, that you can, in 2009, have a major international gathering to discuss the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and have a whole series of keynote addresses, in which the word occupation isn't mentioned even once."

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