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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

When is it terrorism?

Tom Gross points out how the Obama administration and the New York Times reacted to the suicide bombing in Iran in which six Iranian Revolutionary Guards officers were killed.
It is amazing. It took many, many days for the administration of Nobel peace-prize laureate Barack Obama to condemn the brutalization of pro-democracy demonstrators in Iran last June (and even then it did so only in the most tepid way), but by contrast it took just a couple of hours for the Obama administration to condemn the attacks on the brutalizers yesterday.


Meanwhile, the New York Times, which routinely refuses to call the blowing up by Hamas and Fatah of Israeli children in buses, cafes and shopping malls acts of terrorism — even when American children, such as 14-year-old American Baptist Abigail Litle, are among the victims — had no problem calling the political assassination of Iran’s elite Islamic Revolutionary Guards commanders “terrorism,” as one can see from the email below.
It's not just amazing. It's sick.

Read the whole thing.


At 2:49 AM, Blogger Thermblog said...

It's all terrorism but certain situations are more justifiable than others. There will be arguments about what is justifiable and what is not. The decision by the media to change the term was a bad one for them but it helps normal people to highlight their bias.

When a Jew shot up a busload of Arabs during the Gaza pullout, Ariel Sharon came out at once saying there would be no tolerance for Jewish terror. That is how it should be done.

(In my opinion there are very few situations that justify terrorism. When terrorism is justified, it must be applied with warnings first, have a clear and reasonable goal and there must be a way to terminate the proceedings when the goal is met. Multi-year terrorism leads to criminal gangs roaming around ala the Middle East and South Africa as 2 examples.)

At 2:50 AM, Blogger NormanF said...

Simple answer: the victims are NOT Jews.

And yes - its sick!


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