Saturday, 17 January 2009

Fisk vs just about everyone, but absolutely right

Try to work out who Robert Fisk doesn't take a pop at in his latest column (1). But he is - as he usually is - right. Comparing the current actions in Gaza to the atrocities commited by Nazi Germany is wrong and stupid. Worse, it isn't going to help the situation at all.

Nor, of course, does turfing customers out of cafes in Invercargill, for the being Israelis (2).

If you want to make a stand, make sure it is an effective on. A donation to the ICRC would have accomplished far more (though not much) than victimizing a couple of hapless tourists. And if you want to say something about the disaster being visited on the Palestinians, try to make sure it is accurate, reasonable and constructive.
1 - "When it comes to Gaza, leave the Second World War out of it," by Robert Fisk, published in The Independent, 17th of January, 2009. (http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/commentators/fisk/robert-fiskrsquos-world-when-it-comes-to-gaza-leave-the-second-world-war-out-of-it-1418270.html)
2 - As described previously on lefthandpalm: http://lefthandpalm.blogspot.com/2009/01/collective-punishment-is-wrong-got-it.html

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