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Re: Orla Guerin intones sepulchrally: "A reminder of how all this began...."
The current practice among BBC dogshit of framing literally everything Israel does as merely 'a response' to something done to it is actually very different from the situation that obtained 20 years ago. I have very clear memories from c.2002 concerning the 'Today' programme's habitual reference to a 'cycle of violence' -- mention of which would provoke Israeli interviewees to rave and rage about how the situation was being misrepresented. At some point, clearly, the Israeli side won: how long has it been since anyone even mentioned 'a cycle of violence'...? Not that I'd consider 'cycle of violence' to justly describe the reality -- even that term is superficial and lacking in context -- but it is remarkable to think that, back then, even filth like John Humphrys used to stand up to Israeli apologists and spokespersons to that (minimal) extent. Clearly, the editorial capture of the BBC was not quite complete at that time.