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From his BBC interview, with comments in over the transom:
Even those who aren't particularly sympathetic to Bibi Natanyahu could get a good measure of satisfaction from his interview with the British Television this morning. I guess it can be attributed to his days studying history at Harvard.
The interviewer asked him: "How come so many more Lebanese have been killed in this conflict than Israelis?" (A nasty question if there ever was one!) Natanyahu: "Are you sure that you want to start asking in that direction?" Interviewer: (Falling into the trap) Why not? Natanyahu: "Because in World War II more Germans were killed than British and Americans combined, but there is no doubt in anyone's mind that the war was caused by Germany's aggression. And in response to the German blitz on London, the British wiped out the entire city of Dresden, burning to death more German civilians than the number of people killed in Hiroshima. Moreover, I could remind you that in 1944, when the R.A.F. tried to bomb the Gestapo Headquarters in Copenhagen, some of the bombs missed their target and fell on a Danish children's hospital, killing 83 little children. Perhaps you have another question?"
I watched/listened to the interview on BBC World and thought Netanyahu came off second best as he usually does with nonAmerican media. It was what he didn't say that was chilling.
He plays to American domestic sympathy only, and leaves a distinct bad taste to most others. His racism is not even disguised anymore and his playing the holocaust card at every opportunity doesn't play. these days
His unbridled praise of Blair wouldn't impress more than a handful of Brits either.
May your god help us all if this man ever gets back into power.