It was not so long ago when one of the editors of the Age had a brain fade and allowed an article into its Business Day section that had nothing to do with business and plenty to do with the anti Israel and anti Jewish culture that has crept into that newspaper in recent years. Earlier this week, it appears there might have been another slip up by the letters editor. This time however, it seems to have been inadvertent but nevertheless, Ralph Saubern's insightful letter exposed the Age and the "usual suspects" for the repulsive and vile hypocrites they truly are:-
SADLY your report on the shelling of a hospital in northern Sri Lanka ("Rockets hit packed Sri Lanka hospital", The Age, 3/2) will not result in howls of protest from the usual suspects.
There will be no front-page photographs of the tragedy, no letters declaring Sri Lankans to be the new Nazis, and no inner-city legal collective mustering signatures to take the Sri Lankans to the International Court of Justice. There will be no protesters in the streets of Paris and no articles in The Guardian, faithfully reprinted in The Age, arguing that the human rights abuses of the Sri Lankan Government are responsible for the growing tide of terrorism around the world. How unfortunate for the Tamils that their "oppressors" aren't Jews.
Ralph Saubern, Clifton HIll
Speaking of hypocrisy, here is an interesting explanation as to why human rights groups and the media aren't interested in actual Hamas war crimes and prefer to investigate allegations (many of them coming from unreliable sources) of Israeli war crimes - No probe for blatant Hamas war crimes.
"Human rights groups argued Wednesday that a detailed probe into Hamas's firing of Kassam rockets at Israeli communities is not necessary, because it constitutes such a 'blatant' war crime. By contrast, Israel's actions are more complex, and therefore do require such investigation, they said. "
Get it now?