Sunday, 6 June 2010

Whose killings are most reprehensible?

Israel's Commandos killing 9 civilians, without firearms, trying to deliver humanitarian food and aid is, I think, more reprehensible than a 52 year old troubled and tragic man killing 12 unarmed people. A Western government - as Israel is - should not be likened to Derek Bird and should not be saying they were acting in self-defence when doing their killings.

We should not expect bad behaviour from even a troubled and tragic Israel. Bad behaviour from troubled individuals like the Cumbrian killer is less reprehensible.