Thursday, December 08, 2005
"The crimes of the United States have been systematic, constant, vicious, remorseless, but very few people have actually talked about them," Pinter said.
Interesting words, especially since they come from a person who supports Slobodan Milosevic's freedom:
His decision to lend his name to the International Committee to Defend Slobodan Milosevic, a loose coalition of leftwingers, human rights activists and Serb sympathizers formed in March, follows years of criticism of what he sees as the west's selective morality in the Balkans and its "persecution" of Serbs.
Although he believes that Mr Milosevic was "ruthless and savage", he has long argued that he has been unfairly demonized as the "butcher of the Balkans". He blames his former vice-president, the ultra-nationalist Vojislav Seselj - for much of the ethnic cleansing.
He thinks that he was "ruthless and savage" yet he was "unfairly demonized". I don't get it, how can he be both?
The problem with overly leftist Europeans is that they will oppose anything the US does. And I mean anything whether this thing is in Iraq or Yoguslavia. Besides, who cares about a bunch of European leftists rewarding each other?
A suicide bomber jumped on a bus full of Iraqi shias and blew himself up. He massacred over 30 people.
Will we see demonstrations in Cairo tomorrow? No. Will Al Jazeerah show us gruesome pictures of those Iraqi civilians over and over and over again? No. Will those meeting up in Mecca head to the Kabaa and stage a sit in there? No. Will the Arab/Muslim world move just as it moved during the Palestinian intifada and when the Iraq war started? No.