I'm afraid that this is a bit of a rant!
Perhaps I am looking at all this with too much simplicity but I am just so angered by the hypocrisy that is going on around the world when it comes to
the Isreal V's Palestine conflict.
It seems to me that depending upon where you live in the world will decide on how the government/media will report on a given situation. For example,
the US (government/media) is behind Israel along with the UK (and others) and if you listen to the media you'll find a bias supporting this - even if
there isn't meant to be.
If however, you watch RT you'll find that they quite openly support Palestine. In fact, I'd go so far as to say that I have found more 'factual'
information coming from Russia Today than I have from Sky News.
What has come to really anger me is that I only really started looking into the situation after seeing a few posts here on ATS over the last few
months - I instantly felt sorry for Palestine and what I felt was theft of their home/lands. But watching Sky News a day or so ago I was shocked to
hear that the UK government were calling for peace in the area BUT it was basically Palestine's fault that they were now being bombed!
Perhaps someone can put me straight here, but why is it that governments around the world accept and support Egypt's government yet call Hamas
terrorists? They are both factions of the same group (Muslim Brotherhood) yet one is a government and one is a terrorist - I find it hard to get my
Also, why is it that the US and UK feel that Israel has the right to defend itself against the missiles that are constantly fired at them and say that
"no government would put up with this" yet feel that it IS acceptable for Israel to occupy and confiscate land that is privately owned by
My views and questions might sound too simplistic and have no straight answer but am I alone in feeling that certain governments have much 'deeper'
issues for supporting such disgusting behaviour? What makes some countries/conflicts worth getting involved in whilst others go unnoticed for years
where far worse goes on?
Of course there has always been the thought that War is somehow good for the economy - but I guess that's a different story?!?
edit on 18/11/12 by Kellys because: spelling