While I am not the greatest fan of the Jerusalem Post (I find a degree of bias not entirely appropriate in a newspaper ) I do have to agree with an editorial opinion posted after the London shooting of an innocent Brazilian suspected of being a suicide bomber, that;
Had Israeli police shot dead an innocent foreigner on one of its buses or trains, confirming the kill with a barrage of bullets at close range in a mistaken effort to thwart a bombing, the UN would probably have been sitting in emergency session by late afternoon to unanimously denounce the Jewish state.
The Media claim is that they learned this strategy from Isreali security, a claim the J Post calls a “lie”. I suspect The J Post is right.
Mayor Ken Livingstone, and the powers that be, in London are coming to grips with terrorism and this startling reality is causing startling errors. Like Q asserted in a post in “Simply Put”, I think innocence is the first casualty we are now dealing with.
The world is no longer innocent. I was talking to an Islamic taxi driver yesterday, he said while he does not like what is going on total war may be inevitable between the west and the Islamic hardliners. His regret is that it will make him and his family traitors in the eyes of a large number of Islamic faithful but that said he will never support the fundamentalists.
His last comment (with passion ) was THIS IS WRONG WE MUST STOP IT!