A passage in this article on the BBC site caught my eye… it was this:
In central London, protesters – including the singer Annie Lennox and former mayor Ken Livingstone – marched along the Embankment to Trafalgar Square. Some chanted “Free, free Palestine” and “Israel terrorists”.
I wonder if Ms Lennox and her friends would feel differently if Radicals in a very localized area were constantly firing rockets at London? If her concerts were canceled because of “extremist” activities would she cry and stage protests that her own government wasn’t doing enough to protect her from those attacks? If the English government moved to strike back at those affecting her bottom line would she, do you think, throw shoes at them?
A few months ago public outrage at the “unprovoked” attack of a tiger on several youths at the San Francisco zoo died a quick death when it turned out that they might have been taunting the tiger and were all both high and drunk at the time. “World Outrage” should follow the same path. You can’t shoot rockets at a sovereign nation and expect them to ignore you because you’re doing it from a school. You can’t claim innocence if you know that extremists are firing rockets at a sovereign nation from a school and don’t move to stop them. You can’t claim outrage when the sovereign nation in question bombs that school into dust in order to stop unprovoked attacks on its citizens originating from that “school”. Look, it’s simple, if you don’t want children killed in a war that you started stop hiding behind them. We all know that you’re just doing it for the publicity… well most of us know that; the rest are over at Trafalgar Square losing their shoes and dreaming about the “good ole days” of Vietnam War Protests.