:: Wednesday, 8 January 2003 ::
How about this for an opening line:
Seeking to torment, humiliate and degrade ordinary Palestinians as much as possible, the Israeli occupation army has imposed additional draconian measures against the Palestinian population of the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
See, if you overstate everything and you neglect to mention the suicide bombing that killed 24 and maimed plenty of others that has led to the trouble in the first place, you kind of look like a one-sided kook, right? Right.
This morning I saw on BBC World News a HardTalk thingy with Tim Whatsisname and a former Ambassador or something to Iraq. (Phew, gotta be impressed by that detail, eh? Whatever. I am in a hurry.) And the former Ambassador guy was saying something about how we in the West do not see the bloodshed and terror inflicted upon Palestinians but Arabs do and Israel does the stomping with US and Western support and therefore Arabs will look upon an invasion of Iraq as yet another example of Westerners riding roughshod over a part of the Arab world. And they will not like it.
If what the Arabs are seeing about Israel's actions is the sort of stuff as linked here, then I reckon the former Ambassador guy is correct. Arabs will get shitty.
But they would be wrong.
And how about that request for a tip at the top of the page, eh? "Please do not leave this Site without making a contribution."
It probably would be better if it read: "Please support this Site. Your contributions would be appreciated."
A small matter, I know. But kind of revealing about the mindset, dontchathink?
:: WB 5:38 pm [link+] ::