PLEASE NOTE:

MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24.com. The stories here come from users.

 
Nateco
 
Comments: 33
Article views: 114
 
 
Latest Badges:


 
View all Nateco's badges.
 

Desmond Tutu, How far you have fallen!!

06 November 2011, 23:20

Desmond Tutu, How far you have fallen!!

 

This is a note I have been meaning to write for a very long time. The Russell Tribunal, which took place in Cape Town yesterday, has pushed me over the edge. It is an utter disgrace that such an event can take place on South African soil, let alone be hosted by the so-called moral barometer for the world, Desmond Tutu.

 

For those of you that don’t know, the Russell Tribunal, or the Russell Tribunal on Palestine, is based on the original Russell Tribunal, which took place after the Vietnam War to persecute those responsible for the war crimes perpetrated at that time. From the outset my introduction should alert you to the heinous claims being leveled against Israel. There are a few fundamental flaws with the tribunal taking place currently. A tribunal implies in its very definition that a judicial process is taking place. One where both sides of a story are heard and a non-biased judge or panel will come to a conclusion of the events portrayed.

 

This so-called tribunal was hosted on a Saturday. As many of you know this is a religious day for Jews. Many will not work, will not drive, will not use the phone and definitely will not attend an event on this day. Also no Jewish organization could be expected to attend an event on a Saturday. This should make one realize that already we are missing something very important from the tribunal, namely the other side to the story. There could not have been adequate representation. They may say that there are Jewish representatives. Lets get this straight, the self-hating Jews Ronnie Kasrils, Noam Chomsky and Stephen Friedman are most certainly not who I, nor most of my community members would choose to represent us! How dare they claim the term Tribunal when this is the furthest thing form the truth? This is the height of discrimination!

 

Something else shattering this illusion of an unbiased judicial process is who the head of the tribunal is, namely Desmond Tutu. Yes during the REAL apartheid era he was a freedom fighter, taking a stand that many were too scared to take. This, however, is not what is occurring today. On numerous occasions Tutu has shot his mouth of, criticizing and even worse condemning Israel for numerous crimes. He is not fit to head a “tribunal”. The “tribunal” organisers have collected an array of “stars” to speak. Lets not kid and pretend they are coming from a neutral position. Each one of them has on more than one occasion come out criticizing Israel. They are not fit to be the only ones present by a long stretch. So convenient that no representatives from Israel could attend.

 

Now to defend Israel! In an article in News24 today, Tutu says Israel have forgotten the scriptures, He says he cannot handle the way the Israelis are treating the Palestinians. This old man is most definitely deluded, showing the signs of his senility and probably a bit of early dementia. Israel is the one true democracy in the Middle East. Israel gives EQUAL rights to all of its citizens regardless of race, religion and sexual preferences. Israel provides human rights to all her prisoners, prisoners are given an education, health care, visitation rights etc. Lets put this in contrast to the neighbors Tutu loves so much. The “democratically” elected Hamas government has a charter declaring its desire for the destruction of the state of Israel. Hamas kidnapped a soldier, kept him for 5 years with out those human rights previously mentioned. Hamas glorifies those who kill innocent civilians. Hamas does not tolerate Jews or Christians in their territories and definitely not homosexuals. Hamas IS AN INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNISED TERROR ORGANISATION!!!!! But who gets condemned….Israel. Crazy much!?

 

About this claim that Israel is an Apartheid State because of its border policies, naval blockade of Gaza etc. Let me explain this, Israel is a sovereign state. Just as America is, just as Great Britain is, u get the picture. America has a wall going across its border with Mexico, is anyone complaining….NO! The wall Israel built is along its border, protects it citizens who are continually attacked by those who call for Israel’s destruction. Do you really think its ridiculous that Israel would try to protect its citizens!? The controls in place at the border are strict but can you blame Israel? Have the Palestinians shown enough goodwill to demand free entry into a sovereign state? I think not! Of course the Palestinians do not enjoy the same rights as Palestinians who live in Israel and are Israeli citizens, maybe that because THEY DO NOT LIVE IN ISRAEL! They live in lands controlled by Fatah and Hamas. Maybe the world attention should be turned to these organisations.  In fact from numerous accounts, when Israel entered these territories in 1967 these people had no sanitation, access to health care, electricity and other infrastructure…in the last 44years who has helped developed these areas? You guess it, the big bad Israel.

 

Tutu should change his focus, maybe take a history lesson or two and then run these tribunals to determine the real culprits behind the suffering of these “poor” Palestinians.

 

If you want to run a “tribunal” then do so by all means BUT make it fair, listen to BOTH sides of the story. By excluding one side from the proceeding you are not furthering any peace process, which you so greatly desire. Instead you are planting the seeds of further misunderstanding and hatred.

 

Desmond Tutu, How far you have fallen!

Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.
 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
33 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
CandK
The pearls of an Atheist Easter

I have an extended family that are Christian, and we are not talking the love they neighbour, forgive your mates and do the right thing, of the good old bishop Tutu kind. Read more...

182 comments 1708 views
Submitted by
Makate Rapulana
The colour of corruption

The word "corruption" is without doubt the most (ab)used and politicised word in South Africa.  Read more...

37 comments 895 views
Submitted by
Makate Rapulana
Who is watching the watchdog?

The late chief justice Pius Langa once averred: “I think judges should have a thick skin. We work in public, we give our judgments in public, and we give reasons for those judgments." Read more...

7 comments 304 views
Submitted by
Narian Chengiah Naidoo
A Civilized Society

Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. said, "Taxes are what we pay for a civilized society." Those words carry value and meaning only if "civilized" is understood as being good, happy and beneficial to all citizens. Read more...

8 comments 573 views
Submitted by
Rodney Bevan
SA under Zuma

Jacob Zuma, along with a handful of cronies has single handedly almost destroyed the country, its people and its economy. Read more...

38 comments 3012 views
Submitted by
The Fox 5366
Illegal Miners: Voiceless Prostit...

There's been a lot said about legalising prostitution so that prostitutes can be protected, receive healthcare and not be victimised. Read more...

11 comments 731 views

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Escape winter, head to Mauritius

Escape winter by spending 7 nights in Mauritius' tropical bliss from R13 215 per person sharing. Includes return flights, airport transfers and accommodation. Book now!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

Get many eggs in one basket!

Gaming bundles: 2 Super Hits games for R99, 3 Disney games for R99 and more + exclusive accessory bundles only available on kalahari.com. While stocks last. Shop now!

25% off bestselling books!

The Real Meal Revolution by Tim Noakes, Jeffrey Archer’s Be Careful What You Wish for, Man’s Search for Meaning by Victor E. Frank and many more titles. Shop now!

Up to 25% off electronics

Buy top electronics and save up to 25%. Such as kalahari.com’s 1# selling product the gobii eReader, Patriot X Porter flash drive, Asus Nexus 7” 3G tablet, Samsung Galaxy SIII, Lenovo G580 Notebook and many more. Shop now!

DStv HD PVR Decoder now R949

The DStv HD PVR Decoder has further revolutionised the television experience with lifelike viewing, sharper images, more vibrant colours and precision picture quality. Now R949, save R550. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Up to 30% off appliances & homeware

Save up to 30% on appliances and homeware this Easter! Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now.

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

 

services

E-mail Alerts The latest headlines in your inbox

RSS feeds News delivered really simply.

Mobile News24 on your mobile or PDA

E-mail Newsletters You choose what you want

News24 on your iPhone Get News24 headlines on your iPhone.

SMS Alerts Get breaking news stories via SMS.

Blogs Your opinion on you, me and everyone.

Calais Website keywords automated by OpenCalais.

 
Digital Media & Marketing Association
 
© 2014 24.com. All rights reserved.
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.








Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.