Sunday, October 18, 2009

Middle Eastern Double Standard, What?

A quote from Thomas Friedman. I don't think I need to link to it, because it's so obvious that anyone might have said the same thing:

"In places like Egypt, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan or Pakistan you have violent religious extremist movements fighting with state security services."

And of course, never a word of complaint from anyone, no matter how brutal and violent the state's response is, or how many thousands, or tens of thousands die in the process.

Of course, let Israel, which is under a hundred times more threat from these same extremist religious movements, do anything at all to stop them- even building a wall to keep them out, the whole world screams with outrage.

Really, why do you think that is?

3 comments:

Derek said...

"let Israel, which is under a hundred times more threat from these same extremist religious movements, do anything at all to stop them-"

You think Israel, one of our closest allies, is a threat?

What are you part of Hamas or something?

Green Eagle said...

What?

Derek, I said Israel was UNDER more threat than these other countries.

Please, I have lived and worked in Israel, and am a strong supporter of Israel's right to exist.

And now, on to more important things. What the hell, Derek? PURDUE? Oh, the shame.

Derek said...

Low blow GE, low blow.