I have hated the International Red Cross for sometime now and when I would say it people would look at me like I had two heads. And I would look at them like they had three...........any organization that won't carry "Jewish Blood" deserves my contempt and alienation from the world (on the latter I will not hold my breath).
In today's New York Sun, New York's Great newspaper - Josh Gersten writes
WASHINGTON - A new study conducted for Republican senators alleges that the International Committee for the Red Cross has "lost its way" by abandoning its guiding principle of impartiality and is now working in "direct opposition to the advancement of U.S. interests."
The stinging report, issued yesterday by the Republican Policy Committee, also urges Congress to launch an investigation into the finances of the international humanitarian organization, which has been sharply critical of the treatment of prisoners at American-run detention centers in Guantanamo Bay and in Iraq. The American government is the largest donor to the International Red Cross, contributing $1.5 billion over the past 15 years, the study says.
The report attributes the international organization's recent actions to "a conscious decision by its current leadership to move the ICRC away from its founding principles of neutrality and impartiality." The study panel asserts that the International Red Cross is gradually becoming an advocacy group, intent on reinterpreting international law and crusading against land mines, cluster bombs, and tear gas.
"During recent years, the ICRC has undergone a significant and accelerating change whereby it has become more responsive to the preferences of the liberal and frequently anti-American international nongovernmental organization community," the report says. "The ICRC effectively no longer serves as the guardian of obligations that have been accepted under a ratified treaty or treaties. Rather, it has become an aggressive advocate - like Amnesty International - for enforcing a broader set of obligations."
I say NOT ANOTHER DIME! ARE WE CRAZY OR WHAT? It's time to start righting the wrongs.
UPDATE JUNE 15
from The Wall Street Journal
The Red Cross and Congress
The International Committee of the Red Cross has waged a propaganda war against the U.S.
Jun 15 2005