Friday, 1 August 2014

Double standards on Gaza

Foreign secretary Philip Hammond illustrates just what a grotesque set of double standards this country operates when it comes to foreign policy. Sanctions are apparently perfectly justified against Russia for its action in relations to Ukraine. A different set of standards though apply to Israel.Hammond can argue about the use of the words proportionate or disproportionate in relation to the unmitigated killing of men, women and children in Gaza. Whilst the BBC and others hype up Hamas rockets, tunnels etc to make this appear in some way a fair fight, the casualty figures tell an altogether different story. Some 55 Israelis (overwhelmingly soldiers) killed compared to more than 1,200 men, women and children killed by the Israeli attacks. This is slaughter on a mass scale and it is a sign of just how inane the West has become in that it can sit by and watch it happen..or in some cases even seek to justify it. Published Independent - 31/7/2014

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