Tuesday, September 13, 2011

A lesson from the War on Terror

From the comments to Heshy's Lessons I learned from 9/11:

Telz Angel September 12, 2011 at 1:27 PM

The lesson I learned from the US lead war on Terror: There is a huge legal difference between the targeted killing of Osama Bin Laden (plus the irrelevant collateral victims in his house) and the targeted killing of any Palestinian terrorist in Gaza, the “West Bank” or elsewhere (plus the tragically innocent people who were murdered while reading poetry together with him).

The difference is that first is a victorious accomplishment worth celebrating, and the second is state-sponsored assassination and terror worthy of international condemnation. Why? The difference is obvious: Bin Laden promoted the killing of Americans.

This is about as clear as a lesson as any.


Anonymous rejewvenator said...

A more reasonable explanation is that most of the world saw Osama bin Laden as a dangerous and evil man who sought to destroy their entire way of life, whereas Palestinian terrorists are often viewed as having justifiable claims against Israel to land, self-determination, and civil rights.

But I guess if we just call it anti-Semitism then we don't have to grapple with whatever truth those claims might have.

Thu Sep 15, 01:56:00 AM 2011  
Blogger Shira Salamone said...

To be honest, Rejewvenator, I'm finding it increasingly difficult to separate the legitimate grievances of the Palestinians from the fact that the PLO was founded *before* the West Bank was captured by Israel. How can the State of Israel work out the details of civil rights for the average Palestinian when his/her leaders, and some of their followers, are deliberately targeting babies for slaughter, and aiming to push the entire Jewish State into the sea?

Thu Sep 15, 10:04:00 AM 2011  

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