Sunday, September 5, 2010

One for Jason

The late American comedian George Carlin once asked, "Why do they call Palestinian commandos terrorists, and Israeli terrorists commandos?"

Maybe Fairfax's Middle East correspondent Jason Koutsoukis - who described the Israeli terrorists who shot dead 9 unarmed aid workers on the Mavi Marmara as "commandos"* and the Palestinian commandos who shot dead 4 illegal (and presumably armed) Jewish settlers near Hebron as "terrorists"** - needs to ask himself this question.

[*Fury follows deadly attack, SMH, 1/6/10; ** As Hamas gloats, Israel vows revenge for settler murders, SMH, 2/9/10]

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