Thursday, May 12, 2011

"They Are Dropping Bombs as If They Were Jewels"

Bishop Giovanni Innocenzo Martinelli speaks again — Bishop of Tripoli: Bombs on civilians, destroying an entire people to take down Gaddafi. "The bombs hit civilian buildings; some of them were dropped near a hospital."

His Excellency continued, "On the streets, you see mothers and little children, left to themselves. The United Nations was created to defend the weak - to bring peace, not war." He prayed, "If the great who started this operation, do not stop and do not listen to the appeals, then we can only rely on God to give them wisdom and judgement."

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Blogger Francis-Xavier said...

Did His Eminence speak out when Gaddafi, whose secret police were set up with East German (Stasi) help, had his secret police punish Libyans in ways the Stasi didn't dream of using in East Germany?

If not....

12:30 AM  
Blogger The Western Confucian said...

I don't know. Did Messrs Obama, Sarkozy, and Berlesconi?

12:37 AM  
Blogger Francis-Xavier said...

Obama's predecessors (Reagan) and, to a lesser degree, Sarko's predecessors certainly did speak out. Asking whether Italian politicians have moral authority is a waste of time.

The US trucked with authoritarians during the Cold War, but as little as possible with tyrants.

3:44 AM  
Blogger Francis-Xavier said...

How does this blog, which emphatically backs the Confederacy's right to secede from the US, square this belief with its criticism of the defense of an African region which wanted to secede from a regime many times more tyrannical than Lincoln ever was?

The bloodshed would end instantly were Ghadafi to accede to the wish for self-determination of a region that was never democratically integrated into Libya.

How does the Ambassador of a country that fought its own wars to not be subsumed in a secular nation state have the right to deny others of another faith the right to do the same?

Why is the Nuntius not condemning Ghadafi for not offering the rebels a referendum on independence rather than shedding their blood, as the Vatican wanted in East Timor?

Is be bought or blackmailed?

7:50 PM  
Blogger The Western Confucian said...

I would not have supported British intervention on behalf of the Confederacy.

I am in general support of the Libyan separatists, and am no fan of Gaddafi, whom Taki described as the "Michael Jackson of the Middle East."

10:28 AM  
Blogger Francis-Xavier said...

If you support the separatists right to secede, you have to acknowledge their right to ally themselves with foreign powers.

4:21 PM  

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