Wednesday, March 22, 2006

So much for NEUTRAL Switzerland

From the Le Mont de Sisyphe Blog:

Switzerland: Hamas is a partner

I got the bad news via Ludovic Monnerat. The Swiss governement considers the terror gang Hamas to be a "partner". While the U.S. and the European Union have put Hamas on their respective terror lists, the Swiss Foreign Minister Micheline Calmy-Rey tries - once more - to aggrandize herself through questionable means. She was the one who laid down flowers on Arafat's grave, an act which was heavily criticized in Switzerland at the time. Socialist Calmy-Rey is also the one who gave birth to the "Geneva initiative", a project which was supposed to promote peace in that region but which none of the relvant actors in the Middle East ever took seriously. The latest announcement of the Swiss Foreign Ministry relies on "Oslo" and wants to be "pragmatic". Switzerland however seems to be unable to recognize reality: "Oslo" is dead since summer 2000 at the latest. And now one of the worst islamist terrorist groups in the world with a genocidal charta and responsible for hundreds of civilian deads over the last years is being treated as a partner by Switzerland...