Saturday, 9 August 2008

Where's the left?

"No war in Georgia! Peace Now! Stop the aggression!"

Where's the outrage? Err, there really isn't any.

Russian officials are saying around 1,500 are dead - in just a few days.

If an Israeli soldier so much as humiliates a Palestinian and it's caught on tape, it's on the worlds' news wires within hours. The 2006 Lebanon War claimed around 1,250 lives - over 33 days. The coverage and the outrage from the left was relentless.

Yet, in just two days, death and devastation is comparable to Lebanon in 2006 (from the Telegraph):

"I saw bodies lying on the streets, around ruined buildings, in cars," said Lyudmila Ostayeva, 50, who fled with her family to Dzhava, a village near the border with Russia.

"It's impossible to count them now. There is hardly a single building left undamaged."

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