This letter to the editor was published Thursday, June 17, 2010 in The Hour (Norwalk, Connecticut).
To the Editor:
Scott Kimmich has one thing right: "There is one rule for Israel and another rule for everyone else."
We can have genocide in Rwanda and the world shrugs its shoulders. The Sudanese government can abet the murder of hundreds of thousands and commit genocide in Darfur and the world does nothing.
The fanatical mullahs ruling Iran can race to creating a nuclear apocalypse, ignoring the provisions of the Nuclear Proliferation Treaty to which they're a party, and the world yawns.
Syria can effectively take over Lebanon and the world sleeps. But God forbid the Israelis do anything to keep terrorists from murdering its children and the world jumps into action.
It's interesting that Kimmich sheds crocodile tears over the accidental deaths of a handful of Americans who knowingly involved themselves in violent activities in support of anti-American terrorists but cares nothing about the deliberate murder of numerous Americans by Hamas, Hezbollah, Fatah and other violent groups which are not only dedicated to the destruction of our only friend in the Middle East, that tiny democracy called Israel.
Helen Thomas may have finally retired, but her spirit unfortunately lives on.
Alan H. Stein