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Sunday, August 27, 2006

Netanyahu on proportionality

This is priceless. It came from The American Thinker:
Ah yes, another case of disproportionality. A few weeks ago, Israeli opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu, reminded a British interviewer of proportion in defense, placing the whole subject in total proportion. Questioned, yet again about Israel’s careful targeting of terrorist hideouts and neighborhoods, many deliberately located in civilian neighborhoods which did cause death and destruction, Netanyahu reminded the interviewer of some British history.

“Because in World War II more Germans were killed than British and Americans combined, but there is no doubt in anyone’s mind that the war was caused by Germany’s aggression. And in response to the German blitz on London, the British wiped out the entire city of Dresden, burning to death more German civilians than the number of people killed in Hiroshima.

Moreover, I could remind you that in 1944, when the R.A.F. tried to bomb the Gestapo Headquarters in Copenhagen, some of the bombs missed their target and fell on a Danish children’s hospital, killing 83 little
children.
Ah yes, British understated disproportion.

Ethel C. Fenig 8 25 06
Question for those of you who - like me - spend a disproportionate amount of time hanging around LGF: Could the writer be the one and only Ethel (as in "Hat Tip: Ethel")?

2 Comments:

At 10:28 AM, Blogger Lois Koenig said...

Carl

I keep telling you that it is Ethel Mertz! Maybe Ethel C.Fenig is her pen name?

Hmm, she is very busy:

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&ie=ISO-8859-1&q=Ethel+C.+Fenig+&btnG=Google+Search

 
At 4:09 PM, Blogger Gershon said...

She added nothing to Bibi's speech which I saw (and may have sent you) days ago.

 

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