Media Too Fixated On Karl Rove's "Treason" To Report On, You Know, Actual Treason | Main | Hurricane Sputters, Oil Flows, Stocks Surge
July 14, 2005

Meanwhile: Terrorist Mortar Attacks Kill Israeli Woman; No One Particularly Cares, Because She Probably Deserved It

Terrorism is never really terrorism to many, but this is doubly true in Israel.

I'd been an Israel critic when I was younger. I stopped being so after the second Intifada, deciding, finally, that the right-wing Israelis were right-- the Palestinians were not interested in a negotiated peace, but in an ongoing process of terror by which they would eliminate the state of Israel more or less entirely.

But there was little passion in that opinion. It was, as they say, Someone Else's Problem, ultimately.

9-11 changed that. When the same sort of bastards murder your countrymen, you suddenly find yourself having a much more genuine emotional empathy for a nation that's put up with hundreds of terrorist attacks over the years.

I doubt the London bombings will do much to change the not-so-stealth anti-semitism of the British. But there's always hope.

Perhaps they've told themselves, over the years, that the Jews must be doing something to provoke the Palestinians; otherwise, why would assumedly-rational people keep blowing themselves up in restaurants?

Maybe Brits will start realizing they didn't do very much at all to provoke, much less deserve, the recent carnage, and perhaps there are people who just can't be reasoned with. People who are committed to a murder-cult, and for whom the act of taking an innocent human life is the ultimate communion.

And if they realize that about their own terrorists, maybe there's a chance they'll figure out something very similar is going on in Israel.


digg this
posted by Ace at 02:08 PM

| Access Comments




Recent Comments
Circa (Insert Year Here): "Compare and contrast with Obama's NSS. It will ..."

IllTemperedCur: " Shit, I gotta go back to work. Gonna have to wat ..."

Hadrian the Seventh: " "Hundreds get sick on Royal Caribbean cruise - a ..."

Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious: "OH NOEEEEESSSSSS!Treat space as a competitve area? ..."

Roc Ingersol : "You know, for all the slamming on the CIA I do, cr ..."

Lizzy [/i]: ">>I do not care for worn out platitudes in s ..."

Donnie Lemon: "Who is the audience at this speech?They seem...... ..."

Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest: ""economic security is national security." I jus ..."

Jwest: "Want to win the next war or survive the next big n ..."

Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious: ""You know, that's not a bad idea. Posted by ..."

the UN: "Putting America first?That's a war crime! ..."

Roc Ingersol : "I do not care for worn out platitudes in speeches. ..."

Recent Entries
Search


MuNuvians
Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
News/Chat
Archives
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64