Thursday, August 10, 2006

POLITICAL CORRECTNESS in the Israeli-Arab conflict:

An email received today from my son:
Rule # 1: In the Middle East, it is always the Arabs
that attack first, and it's always Israel who defends
itself. This is called "Retaliation".

Rule # 2: The Arabs, whether Palestinians or Lebanese,
are not allowed to kill Israelis. This is called

Rule # 3: Israel has the right to kill Arab civilians,
this is called "Self-Defense", or these days
"Collateral Damage".

Rule # 4: When Israel kills too many civilians. The
Western world calls for restraint. This is called the
"Reaction of the International Community".

Rule # 5: Palestinians and Lebanese do not have the
right to capture Israeli military, not even a limited
number, not even 1 or 2. This is called "Kidnapping".

Rule # 6: Israel has the right to capture as many
Palestinians as they want (Palestinians: around 10000
to date, 300 of which are children, Lebanese: 1000s to
date, being held without trial). There is no limit;
there is no need for proof of guilt or trial. This is
called "War on Terrorism".

Rule # 7: When you say "Hezbollah", always be sure to
add "supported by Syria and Iran". this is called:
"Axis of Evil"

Rule # 8: When you say "Israel", never say "supported
by the USA, the UK and other European countries", for
people (God forbid) might believe this is not an equal
conflict. This is called "Helping our

Rule # 9: When it comes to Israel, don't mention the
words "occupied territories", "UN resolutions",
"Geneva conventions". This could
distress the audience and is called "Anti-Semitism".

Rule # 10: Israelis speak better English than Arabs.
This is why we let them speak out as much as possible,
so that they can explain rules
1 through 9. This is called "Neutral Journalism".

Rule # 11: If you don't agree with these rules or if
you favor the Arab side over the Israeli side, you
must be a very dangerous anti-Semite. You may even
have to make a public apology if you express
your honest opinion like Mel Gibson. this is called

Please learn the proper terminology and use it
appropriately to
maintain your job; this is called "Equal Opportunity


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