As if things weren’t bad enough before I left for 10 days… As Jon Stewart asked upon his return, “What could happen in two weeks?” Famous last words..
Well, Jon Stewart attempted to cover the Israel-Gaza story with objectivity and, for his troubles, he got attacked – from both sides!
I hearken back to those words of wisdom spoken by every mother to every child, “Two wrongs don’t make a right.” What’s going on in Israel and Gaza is unacceptable. Yes, Israel has a right to defend itself, and Hamas’ practice of storing its weapons where civilians live and play is reprehensible, but that doesn’t make it right to kill hundreds of innocent people who cannot escape the Gaza strip. They have no place to go. As Jon Steward asked, “Evacuate to where? Have you fucking seen Gaza? Israel blocked this border, Egypt blocked this border. What, are you supposed to swim for it?”
Then you have the Russians trying to deflect the blamed for the downed Malaysian airliner. The New Republic translated a story from a “Russian website” and CNN reported on it, saying
“Then it was taken to Holland. On the necessary day and hour, it flew out, bound for Malaysia, but inside were not live people, but corpses. The plane was flown not by real pilots; it was on autopilot. Or take-off (a complicated procedure) was executed by live pilots, who then ejected on parachutes. Then the plane flew automatically. In the necessary spot, it was blown up, without even using a surface-to-air missile. Instead the plane was packed with a bomb, just like the CIA did on 9/11.
And we thought we were living in Opposite world. Indeed.
Back tomorrow, a little more rested, radio or not…