A Cryin’ Shame

When a terrorist a-splodes, nothing but respect and equal time from the BBC:

“Syria, which condemns this cowardly terrorist act, expresses condolences to the martyr family and to the Lebanese people,” Interior Minister Bassam Abdul-Majeed said in a statement.

Imagine that – Syria condemning a cowardly terrorist attack.

Iran also condemned the killing, praising Mughniyeh as a martyr and describing the attack as “yet another brazen example of organised state terrorism by the Zionist regime”.

Wait, Iran is against brazen examples of organized state terrorism?

Hezbollah was founded in 1982 by a group of Shia Muslim clerics after the Israeli invasion of Lebanon. It has emerged in recent years as a major political and military force in Lebanon, after military successes against Israel.

The BBC does two things in this story that would be pretty startling if they weren’t standard procedure. They quote American, Israeli, Syrian, and Iranian officials in a tonally neutral fashion. And then, after quoting the whiny officials of flagrantly terror-supporting nations, they describe what Hezbollah does as “military successes.” I guess in some circles, hating Israel just never goes out of style.

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