Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Jack Layton kowtows obsequiously

John & Elizabeth Beeching
4715 Lanark Street
Vancouver, BC V5N 3R9

June 18, 2010

Jack Layton,

We believe you have not learned from the past. The British found that appeasement does not work just prior to WW II. Hitler proved that in spades.

Your slavish apology regarding Libby Davies and your apology to the Israeli Ambassador are a discredit to you but more a discredit to all your colleagues in the House of Commons. It goes against the wishes we are sure of a considerable number of NDP supporters in Canada who see the NDP as their only hope for changes in Canadian politics that will benefit all those who must work to live. Sitting on the fence can be dangerous.

We have heard some say you should resign. We encourage you to listen to them if they contact you. Canada desperately needs a political movement that is based on benefiting those who must work to live, farmers and small business and not the profiteers. The NDP as a party and not a political movement simply fails that role. Adopt a slogan people before profits.

You will go down as just another leader who tried to curry favour of Canada's majority by duplicitous means. Your party remains low in the polls because of its populist positions and actions like yours.

yours truly

Elizabeth & John Beeching

UN Statement

UN Security Council Presidential Statement

1 June 2010

New York (United States)

Ambassador Claude Heller (Mexico). The Security Council deeply regrets the loss of life and injuries resulting from the use of force during the Israeli military operation in international waters against the convoy sailing to Gaza. The Council, in this context, condemns those acts which resulted in the loss of at least 10 civilians and many wounded, and expresses its condolences to their families.

The Security Council requests the immediate release of the ships as well as the civilians held by Israel. The Council urges Israel to permit full consular access, to allow the countries concerned to retrieve their deceased and wounded immediately, and to ensure the delivery of humanitarian assistance from the convoy to its destination.

The Security Council takes note of the statement of the United Nations Secretary–General on the need to have a full investigation into the matter and it calls for a prompt, impartial, credible and transparent investigation conforming to international standards.

The Security Council stresses that the situation in Gaza is not sustainable. The Council re-emphasizes the importance of the full implementation of resolutions 1850 (2008) and 1860 (2009). In that context, it reiterates its grave concern at the humanitarian situation in Gaza and stresses the need for sustained and regular flow of goods and people to Gaza as well as unimpeded provision and distribution of humanitarian assistance throughout Gaza.

The Security Council underscores that the only viable solution to Israeli-Palestinian conflict is an agreement negotiated between the parties and re-emphasizes that only a two-State solution, with an independent and viable Palestinian State living side by side in peace and security with Israel and its other neighbours, could bring peace to the region.

The Security Council expresses support for the proximity talks and voices concern that this incident took place while the proximity talks are under way and urges the parties to act with restraint, avoiding any unilateral and provocative actions, and all international partners to promote an atmosphere of cooperation between the parties and throughout the region.

Source ONU (Conseil de sécurité)
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