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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Moral equivalence of the day

This cartoon appeared in Monday's print editions of the International Herald Tribune, which is jointly owned by the New York Times and the Washington Post:

Media Backspin points out:
Chappatte [the cartoonist. CiJ] and Goldstone's moral equivalence breaks down when you realize that after some 8,000 rockets, Sderot is the most heavily bombed place in the world.
Well, why should that be taken into account? After all, Goldstone barely mentioned it in his report!


At 1:57 PM, Blogger NormanF said...

It seems like for the rest of the world, Israel attacked Gaza out of the world one winter day. Truthfully, the Olmert government neglected Sderot and never did anything in its 3 1/2 years office to draw the word's attention to the city's suffering. Israel's leaders continued during most of that time to meet with the same people terrorizing and trying to mass murder Jews. And now they're outraged the world is condemning them for not sitting down and taking it and letting their throat be slashed?

After all, they did put up with it for years. And we still haven't seen the Israeli government put Sderot and the border communities in the picture. Have you?

Somewhere along the way, Israel forgot to present its side of the story to the world. And its one that very much needs to be told even if Goldstone didn't.

At 3:00 PM, Blogger Sunlight said...

Israel would benefit from an engineering analysis of rockets (from the north and south) and suicide bombers: effects (animated), expenditures made on shelter/safe room infrastructure; emotional effects and costs of disruptions for civil defense (thousands of events/rockets/suicide bombers), etc.

This analysis is missing from everyone's (including Israel's) arguments. Month after month, year after year. Very distressing to watch.


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