Double standard



Published — Sunday 2 December 2012

Last update 1 December 2012 7:32 pm

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President Obama said, “There is no country on earth that would tolerate missiles raining down on its citizens… .” Of course he was saying this is in defense of the US’ favorite ally in the ME, Israel. While US sponsored missiles rained down on the babies, women and elderly in Gaza, Obama reiterated his solid support for Israeli “self-defense.”

What has President Obama to say about Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia and Afghanistan, where innocent civilians have to contend with drones raining down death and destruction from the sky? These drones are controlled by Americans, thousands of miles away. President Obama is right. No country should tolerate missiles raining down on its citizens.

Does this apply only to Israel and not to Gaza and the rest of the world? The evident double standard is glaring! If only President Obama could see it. — Muhammed, Al Khobar

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