Tuesday, September 11, 2007

An Appalling Crime

Politaholic pretty much reads his Guardian cover-to-cover every day, and the Observer on Sunday, and listens to the Today programme and Newsnight etc. As we all do. But this (via Lenin's Tomb) had passsed me by. I'm not saying it hasn't been reported, but it certainly hasn't featured very prominently in the news. It is an appalling tragedy, and looks like an appalling crime; not far removed from throwing slaves overboard during the "Middle Passage". It shows the "double standard" routinely operated by western politicians and western media where human lives are concerned and a racism and cruelty hard to fathom.


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