Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Insanity At The Boston Globe

An editorial in the Boston Globe has this to say about yesterday's suicide bombing in Tel Aviv:
It is in the nature of a vendetta that both sides try to justify as retaliation acts that otherwise would stand as sheer murder. The code of the blood feud assumes that every member of the enemy's camp may be slain in the name of avenging the honor of one's own clan, tribe, or nation. Whether innocent civilians are murdered by states, by their proxies, or by stateless terrorist groups, the threat is the same. The murders rip away at the civilized conventions that protect the innocent.
Does this in any way describe both sides in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict?