Thursday, March 11, 2004

Wretched Hypocrisy. Watching the coverage of the Madrid bombings is an extraordinary experience. No talk of a "cycle of violence", no moaning about the "suffering" of the Basque people and their "legitimate greivances", no blubbering about the possible civilian casualties of a Spanish retaliation, no euphemisms like "militant", even the UN making a clear and unambiguaous statement of condemnation and sympathy. Compare it to the reactions to terrorist attacks in Israel and one can only conclude one thing: in the eyes of the "international community", such as it is, Jewish blood is considered a very great deal cheaper then the Spanish variety.


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