If all right-thinking people are united against terrorism, where are the ‘Je suis Nigeria’ banners? ~ PATRICK COCKBURN, The Independent, Sunday 18 January 2015.
Al-Qaeda-type jihadis killed 2,000 people in a few days, which the world largely ignored!
President Obama is being criticised for not joining the 40 other world leaders at the mass march in Paris in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo massacre. But, by playing down rather than playing up the terrorist killings, Obama may have shown a surer instinct about how to deal with such attacks, however horrific, than those leaders who did turn up.
It is understandable that governments and people want to show solidarity against terrorism. But in many respects, the gargantuan size and overblown rhetoric of those responding to the murders of 17 people by three terrorists, treating the episode as if it was Pearl Harbour or 9/11, plays straight into the hands…
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