Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Norwegians walking in the footsteps of the Mullahs

Maybe Norwegians and Iranians have much more in common on first blush than one would immediately assume.

For example, take this Ha’aretz report on the Iranians:
Interpol says it is studying a request from Iran for 25 Israeli officials to be placed on its most-wanted list over Israel's offensive in Gaza. The international police agency says it took the unusual step of confirming the request publicly, as Iranian government officials have made their request public. Interpol says in a statement released Tuesday that its legal team is studying the Iranian request for the issuance of 25 red notices, the highest-level alert Interpol issues. The Lyon, France-based agency says it received the request Saturday.

And contrast it with this Ynet News report on the recent antics of a group of Norwegians lawyers:
A group of Norwegian lawyers filed a complaint Wednesday accusing 10 Israelis of war crimes in Gaza under the country's new universal jurisdiction law, officials said.

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, Defense Minister Ehud Barak and opposition leader Tzipi Livni were among those named in the complaint, the lawyers said. Chief prosecutor Siri Frigaard told The Associated Press that she will now determine if there are grounds for charges or a police investigation. The Israeli Embassy did not immediately respond to a request for comment. (AP)

Then there is the Foreign Ministry of Norway’s repeated funding and financing of the extremists from Peace Now who have never met a Jew they wouldn’t demand be evicted or thrown out of from their home – while the Iranians funnel funds to Hamas who never claim to have met a Zionist they wouldn’t kill. Isn’t it all, really just a matter of degree? Which, no doubt, time will probably resolve.

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