THE DISCONTENTED EURABIANS OF BRUSSELLS HAVE MADE THE RUSSIANS THE NEW ISRAELIS
The EU's Romano Prodi does his best to signal to al Qaida and radical Jihadis that their slaughtering children in cold blood in Russia won't be considered a problem by the EU
any more than the targeting of children in Israel.
"05 September 2004
The head of the European Commission Romano Prodi said on Sunday that it was legitimate to make a "friendly" request to Russia for an explanation of the bloody end to the school hostage crisis.
"It is not possible to react straight away, you have to look carefully at exactly what happened, and there are still many grey areas," Prodi said on the margins of a meeting in northern Italy.
"Following that process a request for an explanation is legitimate, as is normal between friendly countries," he added.
Prodi's comments follow a statement Friday by Dutch Foreign Minister Bernard Bot, whose country holds the rotating EU presidency, in which he said: "All countries in the world need to work together to prevent tragedies like this. But we also would like to know from the Russian authorities how this tragedy could have happened."
Moscow's reaction was immediate and fierce, with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Saturday calling the comments "insolent."
The Russian foreign ministry issued their own statement saying: "The inappropriate comments of the Dutch minister are, to say the least, odious, and for the large part deeply offensive." Russia was "bewildered and outraged" by the comments, it added.
Bot claimed afterward he had been misunderstood and promised to clear the matter up with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov.
Prodi said the hostage drama was a tragedy and that there were still details the European Union had no knowledge of.
"When we do know about them, it will be natural to request explanations from Russia, in a friendly manner," he said. "
Some " friends". Presumably, Mr. Prodi's friendly manner will be ready at hand if the blood of American school children next runs in the streets of Chicago or New York.
Many Europeans are our friends. The Italians have already formally expressed their disgust with Prodi and Bot ( who are currently backpedaling) but we need to be extremely clear:
There are EU officials in power today who see their interests in egging on Islamist terrorists to carry out their murderous activities in the lands of Europe's friends, allies and neighbors, so long as they refrain from another Madrid 3/11.
(Hat Tip to Dr. Judith Klinghoffer at Deja Vu)