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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Elie Weisel puts Obama in his place

Benny Weinthal reports that on Monday, at Washington's Holocaust Memorial Museum, Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel - knowingly or unknowingly - put President Obama in his place.
For the Nobel Peace Prize winner and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel, who also spoke at the Washington event, the meaning of remembrance is not to remain stuck in the past. He said, “So in this place we may ask: Have we learned anything from it? If so, how is it that Assad is still in power? How is it that the number one Holocaust denier [Iranian president Mahmoud] Ahmadinejad is still a president? He who threatens to use nuclear weapons to destroy the Jewish state.”

To date, the U.S. and its allies have taken no meaningful action against the Syrian regime for killing as many as 11,000 of its people. A handwritten sign plastered on a U.N. car in the city of Arbeen captured the painful frustration of international inaction: “The butcher keeps killing, the observers keep observing and the people keep up the revolution.”

“Remembrance without resolve is a hollow gesture,” Obama noted. “Awareness without action changes nothing.” Yet it took military power to stop Slobodan Milošević in Serbia, and it could take the same to stop Assad in Syria.
I wonder whether President Obama even noticed the juxtaposition of his words with Wiesel's.

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At 6:45 PM, Blogger Sunlight said...

I read somewhere recently that Elie Wiesel advocates that U.S. civilians have their firearms taken away, leaving them defenseless against gangbangers. You just know the gangbangers will alway have guns. I was disappointed to read that, like I keep getting back to Dershowitz, Lieberman, et. al., ultimately being of the Left. Which is not good for the Jews. Elie Wiesel does do a good job educating people about the Holocaust...


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