Posted by Esperanza from 66-42-114-166.lsan.dial.netzero.com (220.127.116.11) on Wednesday, February 05, 2003 at 0:12AM :
In Reply to: Guernica posted by Stella from ? (18.104.22.168) on Tuesday, February 04, 2003 at 5:31PM :
Mr. Fred eckard, Where was UN when millions of Korean men/women/children/elderly were annihilated? Where Was UN when millions of vietnamese young and old were wiped out? Where was UN when South American dictators exterminated their free young minds? Where was UN when dictators in the Middle East eradicated their public? Where was UN when Africa was on fire. Where was UN when U.S. carpet bombed Afghanistan. Where was UN when millions of people died in Iran/Iraq war. Where was UN when U.S. and allies slew surrendering Iraqi soliders with white flags in hand.Where was UN when Iraqi Children cried for medicine and food
: from rec.arts.fine on Usenet.
: NEW YORK.- The "Guernica" work by Pablo Picasso at the entrance of the Security Council of the United Nations has been covered with a curtain.
: The reason for covering this work is that this is the place where diplomats make statements to the press and have this work as the background. The Picasso work features the horrors of war. On January 27 a large blue curtain was placed to cover the work.
: Fred Eckhard, press secretary of the U.N. said: "It is an appropriate background for the cameras." He was questioned as to why the work had been covered.
: A diplomat stated that it would not be an appropriate background if the ambassador of the United States at the U.N. John Negroponte, or Powell, talk about war surrounded with women, children and animals
: shouting with horror and showing the suffering of the bombings.
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