Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Casting the First Stone

The UN is often accused of being blinkered about the Middle East, a situation that will not be helped by the news in an Arabic paper today that Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon asked whether the view from his quarters in Beirut was the Atlantic Ocean.

To be fair, and non-Eurocentric, I could not swear in Pusan whether I was looking at the Sea of Japan, the Yellow Sea or whatever, but perhaps some intensive coaching on the Middle East situation, like where the Levant is actually situated, may be in order

More substantially, my latest in the Guardian, on UN Watch and its "martyrdom" at the UN, may provide grist for a Middle East mill or two.

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