Gaza Violence – If it were Israel, there’d be hell to pay

From Powerline – a blog I never read, even though it’s on my bookmark list.

The violence going on now in Gaza is horrific. What is striking, of course, is how little anyone seems to care. If Israelis were murdering Fatah members with the gusto now being shown by Hamas, the U.N. Security Council would be in special session, cranking out resolutions. It would be an international crisis, on which events in Iraq, Iran, Jordan, Egypt and Afghanistan would be blamed for decades to come. But no one seems to get too exercised about Palestinians killing one another.

Meanwhile, the ever-helpful Reuters has come into possession of a “report” that may make everything clear. This is a recent photo of what Reuters calls “female Palestinian would-be suicide bombers” in Gaza:

What’s notable, for those who are connoisseurs of this particular form of insanity, is Reuters’ caption:

Female Palestinian would-be suicide bombers attend a news conference in Gaza May 21, 2007. Violent Muslim, Christian and Jewish extremists invoke the same rhetoric of ‘good’ and ‘evil’ and the best way to fight them is to tackle the problems that drive people to extremism, according to a report obtained by Reuters. (Mohammed Sale/Reuters)

Yes, it all makes perfect sense: you have to watch out for those dangerous wackos who talk about “good” and “evil.” Meanwhile, Reuters is looking for photos of Christian and Jewish suicide bombers and will publish them as soon as they can find them in their archives.

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