Friday, December 28, 2007

playing it out ...continued

"ISLAMABAD, Dec 28 (APP): UN High Representative for Alliance of Civilizations, Jorge Sampaio has expressed his deep shock and grief over the death of PPP Chairperson Ms. Benazir Bhutto in a terrorist attack in Rawalpindi.... Jorge Sampaio said extremism in all its forms should be firmly condemned, adding, pursuing the path of national reconciliation and refraining from violence and civil unrest, is indeed the best way to show criminals they are completely isolated and that they have committed a crime against Pakistan itself." LINK

with this he was clearly refering in his words to Javier Solana's adress, a day before:

"...I condemn this despicable act in the strongest possible way. I offer my deepest condolences to Bhutto’s family, the relatives of other victims of the attack, and all the Pakistani people. This attack is clearly aimed at destabilising the country and it shows that there are forces and people who are trying to undermine reconciliation and the democratization process in Pakistan.
I am deeply concerned about what is happening and I call on the Pakistani people to and to further refrain from violence and pursue the path of national reconciliation. Now it is extremely important to do everything possible to guarantee the stability and security in the country. I have confidence in the capacity of the Pakistani nation to face the current challenge with dignity."
http://www.abhaber.com/news_page.asp?id=3729

stay tuned!
farmer

3 comments:

David J. Butterfield said...

For some reason, I can't believe that Sampaio was sincerely in shock or grieving, because events like this give him such an oppertunity to lump us, as fundamentalists, together with the people who killed Bhutto.

"extremism in all it's forms", not just violence. that just means we've got to do our best to show the world that just because you really believe what you beieve doesen't mean you are going to be violent about it.

you have a great eye for these things, half of what I know about the AOC comes from you and Rich Peterson.

Anonymous said...

"...Jorge Sampaio said extremism in all its forms should be firmly condemned, adding, pursuing the path of national reconciliation and refraining from violence."

Could be mistaken, but the literary gap between "extremism" and "violence" seems to be increasing with each and every newly issued article, document, etc., causing more and more of an unconcious focus on "extremism," apart from associated violence.

May the Lord have mercy.

nony

David J. Butterfield said...

That seems to be the trend. Once they build the assumed association between the two, there will be no need for proof of one to link it to the other.