Miliband: it’s good to kill armed violent jihadists who are attempting to kill your soldiers, unless the jihadists call themselves “peace activists,” in which case killing them is a disaster

Melanie Phillips writes:

And so [former Labor Foreign Secretary David] Miliband—whose tenure at the Foreign Office was marked by a dramatic escalation in British government hostility and malice towards its ostensible ally in the Middle East—energetically took the opportunity to depart altogether from Planet Reality. [The “peace flotilla” incident] was a ‘disaster’ for those killed and injured, he frothed, and for Israel. Whoa! Really? Since when did British politicians conclude that killing Islamic jihadists in self-defence to prevent them from lynching, kidnapping and murdering your own soldiers constitutes a ‘disaster’? Does Miliband think that the killing of thousands of Taleban, not to mention Afghan civilians, is similarly a ‘disaster’ for the Taleban or for British and American forces doing the killing? If not, why the double standard?

Posted by Lawrence Auster at June 07, 2010 11:01 PM | Send

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