Wednesday, January 28, 2009

All the News That's Fit to Print

from the New York Times today --
After 10 days of relative calm following the cease-fires that halted the Gaza war, violence flared on Tuesday after the Israeli soldier died and Israeli troops mounted incursions into Gaza that killed one Palestinian and wounded another.
Notice that the violence "flared" like a fire that was almost out. No one actually consciously did anything to deliberately violate the ceasefire, certainly not the Palestinian who pulled the trigger nor the mullah who told him to.

Notice too that the Israeli soldier "died". Perhaps from a heart attack? From cholera? Certainly not from Palestinian gunfire. By contrast the Palestinians were "killed" and "wounded" by Israeli troops.

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