Remembering Rev. Brockmann: A friend of Palestine

H.E. Father Miguel d'Escoto Brockmann, M.M.

Rev. Miguel D’Escoto Brockmann, former Nicaraguan foreign minister and president of the United Nations General Assembly died on June 8, 2017. He was also a leading voice of conscience on Middle East peace. He is mourned by supporters of nine million Palestinian victims of the Western colonial project in Palestine.

Within hours of the first airstrikes against Gaza, Father Miguel condemned Israel’s actions as wanton aggression by a very powerful state against a territory that it illegally occupies. He insisted it was time for the General Assembly to take firm action if the United Nations does not want to be rightly accused of complicity by omission. In following days, the UN Security Council – which under the UN Charter is supposed to take primary responsibility for peace and security issues – discussed and debated and consistently failed to respond to the growing Gaza crisis, mostly because the veto-wielding United States was active in blocking action. Then-Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, in the midst of the slaughter of Gazan civilians, famously remarked, “We don’t need a cease-fire yet,” wrote Richard Falk, while paying tributes to Rev. Miguel on June 14, 2017.

The small Latin American nation of six million, has long been victim of American imperialism including the notorious Contra guerrilla insurgency that had been funded, equipped and trained by United States.

In order to fund its regime change in Nicaragua without the blessing of the Congress, Reagan administration created the Iran-Contra scandal. According to Barbara Honegger, a member of the 1980 Reagan-Bush campaign team and Reagan White House policy analyst, stated that the Reagan-Bush campaign negotiated with Iranian authorities to delay the release of American embassy staffers in Tehran until after the presidential election, and that military spare-parts sales to Iran pre-paid by the deposed King Reza Shah was part of that bargain. In order to discredit the 1979 Islamic Revolution, the shipment was publicized to be made by Israel. In June 1984, Robert McFarlane claimed that he got the money from Saudi ‘royals’ to fund the Contra rebels.

Barbara Honegger, author of book October Surprise deny the official 9/11 story. “Behind the Smoke Curtain: Or Everything You Think You Probably Know about the Pentagon Attack on 9/11 is Wrong,” she says (video below).

On January 11, 1987, Bernard Gwertzman reported at the Jew York Times: “In May 28-31, 2010, Robert McFarlane and his party of ten made a secret trip to Iran using falsified Irish passports – carrying a Bible with a handwritten verse from President Reagan for Iranian leaders, and a key-shaped cake to symbolize the anticipated ”opening” to Iran.” However, the mission failed when then president Ayatullah Ali Khamenei ordered the party to be deported immediately.

Nicaraguan socialist government build-up an alliance with Cuba, Venezuela, and the Islamic Republic to counter American imperialism. Iran-Nicaragua relations reached the peak under Ahmadinejad presidency. Ahmadinejad along with Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez visited Nicaragua in January 2012 to attend Nicaraguan president Daniel Ortega inauguration. Speaking at the ceremony Ortega attacked the US occupation of Afghanistan and Iraq, condemned the killing of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi and supported Iran’s right to pursue its civilian nuclear program. He also urged the Zionist regime to destroy its nuclear weapons to foster peace in the region.

President Daniel Ortega visited Iran in June 2007 and met president Ahmadinejad and country’s Supreme Leader Ayatullah Ali Khamenei.

Ahmadinejad provided over US$550 million aid to Nicaragua to build a hospital, a university, a power plant and an agricultural research center.

Nicaraguan president Daniel Ortega severed diplomatic ties with the Zionist entity in 2010, in protest over Israeli commandos storming Gaza-bound Mavi Marmara vessel carrying aid workers – killing nine Turkish citizens aboard. In late March 2017, the serial liar Netanyahu claimed that Israel-Nicaragua agreed to re-establish diplomatic relations immediately which have not materialized as yet.

Iranian foreign minister Dr. Mohammad Javad Zarif  visited Managua last year.

Nicaraguan president Daniel Ortega government hosted the UN International Conference on Occupied Palestine in Managua on February 4, 2017.

Nicaraguan is a Christian-majority (90%) nation with only 1,500 Muslim community.

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One response to “Remembering Rev. Brockmann: A friend of Palestine

  1. https://www.npo.nl/brandpunt/20-06-2017/KN_1691541 Docu mainly in english please watch on Dutch TV last night. Regards Joop Jansen

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