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Friday, July 29, 2005

Here Comes That "Cycle of Violence", Again

Liz, from Christian Attitudes, left the following comment on my last post dealing with Pope Benedict XIV's attitude to the State of Israel:

I think the Pope is generally one of the Good Guys, but with a few blind spots. Hopefully, he'll learn from this.

My instinct is to agree, but then news items such as this are disheartening. Leaving aside the dubious and opportunistic references to "International Law" (the Vatican, like most States, feels free to pick and choose those bits of "International Law" that it will recognise), is Israel the only State that retalliates against terrorism, and in doing so, sometimes makes mistakes? The family of Charles de Menezes would probably beg to differ.

As it happens, it is quite easy to condemn terrorist attacks and "urge restraint" by Jerusalem. The US does it all the time.

As an excuse, this is nonsense.

1 Comments:

Anonymous Liz said...

I'm still relieved it was Ratzinger who became Pope and not some anti-Israel Vatican prelate!

7:47 AM  

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