04 July 2014

Uncommon Commentary #411: Bias by Us

Two days ago in East Jerusalem, police received a report that a 17-year-old Palestinian Arab had been forced into a car; one hour later, he was found lifeless elsewhere in the city.  The Obombast administration (e.g., "National" Security Adviser Susan Rice, Secretary of State Kerry, and White House spokesman Josh Earnest[!]) immediately pronounced the murder "despicable", "sickening", "heinous ", &c., and repeatedly expressed "condolences to the Palestinian people [sic]".  If there was similar official US condemnation and sympathy over the deaths of those three young Israeli seminarians (one of whom also had US citizenship), whose corpses were discovered near Hebron two days earlier, I somehow missed it.