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Russians kill ‘People’

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At least 18 people killed in Russian airstrike on town in Syria – reports” reads a headline in this morning’s Guardian. According to the corporate media when Russian bombs kill, they kill people. On the other hand, US and NATO bombs kill terrorists and extremists. That some collateral damage is caused in the process is only natural and hardly worth the column inches.  After all’s said and done ‘you can’t make an omelette …’

The fact one person’s collateral damage is another person’s grandmother is highly regrettable and easily deniable. As one loving grandmother once remarked, “the price is worth it”.

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7 comments on “Russians kill ‘People’

  1. rangewriter
    December 2, 2015

    Yes. Interestingly this very topic has finally surfaced in sort of mainstream US media. With the most recent attack on an abortion clinic by a madman with a gun, it has been pointed out that if he were “foreign looking” the headlines would label him as a terrorist. But because he’s obviously a deranged white guy, he’s mentally ill. As if Muslims and other brown people can’t also be mentally ill? What is it that separates the mentally ill from the terrorist among us?

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  2. Laura Bloomsbury
    December 1, 2015

    oh the subtleties of mass communication – and lest we forget, terrorists kill Russian people

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    • Bryan Hemming
      December 1, 2015

      It’s a very complicated and extremely worrying situation that needs handling with kid gloves, not mail gauntlets. I feel we are getting rather too much of the latter in what seems to be a testosterone-fuelled spat between some world leaders, who ought to know better than to turn this into a playground brawl, only with nuclear missiles.

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      • Laura Bloomsbury
        December 1, 2015

        need to move on from cold war mentality – things are much hotter than that I agree p.s. side issue but film “bridge of spies” worth watching

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  3. Nil
    December 1, 2015

    It’s all ‘in the perception’?… :-/ How much more sanctimonious can they be?…

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