Sunday, August 13, 2006
There is the armored mentality,
Too many journos are wearing flak jackets and helmets, little spacemen who want to show they are "in combat" on television. I notice how their drivers and interpreters are usually not given flak jackets. These are reserved for us, the Westerners, the Protected Ones, Those Who Must Live.
I used to wear a flak jacket in Bosnia, but no more. Ever since a bullet penetrated the neck of a colleague and was kept within his body by the iron jacket - going round and round until it had destroyed his kidneys, liver and heart - I have refused to touch these things. Better to die in shirtsleeves. end quote.Damn straight.
After losing 19 people and getting 70 wounded in one day, Israel is party to a cease fire. I suppose they believe they are "those who must live." Contemptible.