And like the Ground Zero mosque, this is designed to offend us, to desecrate us, and to celebrate our agony:
September 2011, you see, also marks the 10th anniversary of the Durban Conference on Racism, a weeklong farce that accused Israel of being the world’s most racist nation and sought to undermine its very right to exist.
So last month Yemen sponsored a resolution calling for the anniversary meet-up. The idea is to create a forum for yet another round of Israel-bashing hate speech.
At the UN, the resolution passed 121 to 19, with 35 abstentions.
There’s only one reason the new conference will convene in New York in September 2011: to rub salt in the city’s wounds, to dance on the city’s graves.
Participants at the original conference, which ended three days before 9/11, openly celebrated Islamic terrorism.
Durban I became what Holocaust refugee and former Rep. Tom Lantos described as “the most sickening and unabashed display of hate for Jews I had seen since the Nazi period.”
The follow-up conference in 2009 was no better. Durban II actually began on April 20 — Hitler’s birthday — and was highlighted by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s keynote address.
So it has become clear, ten months before the fact, how the UN intends to honor the greatest attack on American soil in modern history: By celebrating the moral philosophy which allowed it - nay, encouraged it - to happen.
Although Obama lacks the moral courage of the Canadians - who have already pulled out - he will likely do the same; with the 2012 election cycle a mere few months away from this dark anniversary, he can politically afford no other choice. But as the spawn of the man who claimed 9/11 was karmic justice, who declared it was about time that "the chickens have come home to roost", Obama will make this compromise with American morality reluctantly, and it will be as ugly and apparent as his recent attempt to compromise on taxation with those hostage-taking Republicans, who Obama sees as the real enemy.
Of course, real courage would dictate a stronger stand, one that would lead us to declare the UN could party any time they want, but not in our house, and not with our money, and not on our graves. And if they wished to do so, they could, but don't expect the United States to be there to welcome them with open arms when they come back with next morning with bleary eyes and clothes asunder, full of pious excuses but stinking of a night spent in close embrace with self-indulgent lies and a cheap but dangerous hatred.
Real courage. Alas, not a phrase I can apply to our current political leadership, nor a character trait I can expect any of them to display...