Monday, 16 November 2015

I do not understand why...

...we have seemingly endless news flow on the appalling events in Paris where 129 people were murdered. But it was only a few days previously when another 220 people were murdered by a bomb on an aeroplane, the news coverage of which seems to have just evaporated. It'd be a lot truer to conflate the two horrors and make the point that (apparently) ISIL terrorists have murdered 349 in November - so far.

7 comments:

DBC Reed said...

It is quite obvious do that Russians do not count Although they are on our side against ISIL, we do not acknowledge their existence.BECAUSE THEY ARE COMMUNIST. We are happy to cosy up to theChinese Communist Governmemt though.

Bayard said...

I think it's more of a European/non European and distance thing. We don't think of the Russians as really European and their plane was blown up in the Middle East, where the public perception is that this sort of thing goes on all the time. Paris, however, is a lot closer to us that Egypt and we do not associate it with bombs.

Steven_L said...

France is our next door neighbour. It's like not really giving a monkeys what the bloke 2 streets away does with his front garden.

Mark Wadsworth said...

I understand why.

Firstly, it's how far away it happened. Russia/Egypt is a long way away. Paris is very near. That is why the Madrid train bombings got less coverage than Charlie Hebdo. See also Bali etc.

Secondly, it was clearly Muslim terrorists doing the killing in Paris. Although the aeroplane was *probably* brought down by Muslim terrorists, this is not 100% certain.

Thirdly, the victims in Paris were innocent victims going about their normal daily lives on their home turf. People who take an aeroplane to the Middle bloody East are sort of asking for trouble.

Fourthly, it was Russian backed terrorists who downed the MH17 over the Ukraine recently and what goes around comes around.

Fifthly, somehow one terrorist downing an airliner with one single bomb in a faceless way is less brutal than a dozen gunmen mowing down a dozen victims each to their faces.

DBC Reed said...

The so called Russian-backed terrorists were possibly Ukrainians who remained loyal to the Communist system (it paid proper pensions for a start)and did not want to be part of the latest push by American-backed gangsters into the Russian sphere of influence.Cherchez les Americains is the safest policy in apportioning blame in this part of the world. Also if it was pro-Russian resistance to the pro American putsch in the Ukraine, there is not much chance that this plane was singled out for targeting: more like a missile carried on upward till it hit something.The Russian plane had a bomb deliberately placed aboard.
Were the Brits machine-gunned on the beach in Tunisia "sort of asking for trouble?"
The Russian were feted over here when they were winning the war for us."We have never been at war with Eastasia" (China)but " We have always been at war with Eurasia"(Russia)

Graeme said...

Give it a rest, DBCR....or even offer us some proof of your meths' fuelled ravings.

DBC Reed said...

@G
What you need to do is mount an counter argument in which you refute my arguments on as factual basis as possible.Other people on here, like Lola do this and the truth begins to emerge by the so-called dialectical method. This is what adults do,This is why this web-site is fairly special.