Wednesday, January 07, 2009

New Labour New Hamas

I've found the last week or two very strange. Young Miliband and the New Labour government desperately calling on Israel to cease fire in its defensive action against Hamas. Strange, unless there is even worse media bias than I thought, that they weren't quite so vociferous in their condemnation of Hamas when launching rockets into Israel for the last few years, the Egyptian government was more vociferous in its condemnation.

But then I thought about it, and our government's action in Iraq is the moral eqivalent of Hamas's actions against Israel in recent years, a pointless aggression that had nothing to dowith defence. Also, in 1970s socialist style the New Labour government daren't be seen to be too supportive of Israel, it might upset the left-wing anti-Semites/anti-capitalists.

The Middle East really does create strange bedfellows. Here is a neo-Nazi blog called Final Conflict. Here is the website of the Workers' Revolutionary Party. Similar in so many ways, the main two being anti-democratic and anti-Semitic.


Mark Wadsworth said...

Agreed. Because of Iraq we don't really have the moral high ground, do we?

I always find it chucklesome that they are called HAMas.

A Brief Encounter said...

I like that Mark, hadn't thgought of it that way.

Perehaps the inevitable 'militant' splinter group will be 'Porkas'.