Posts Tagged ‘Security’

Sovereignty and security? No, we care more about footballers.

23 February 2010

I am amazed at how quickly the supposed “diplomatic row” brewing between Israel and Britain has blown over. If anything it seems that it never amounted to much in the first place. Lest you have forgotten, this is the case of the forged British passports by  (widely believed to be) the Israeli secret service agents to assassinate the Hamas official. In fact I wouldn’t blame you if you have forgotten entirely considering the amount of coverage this has received in the media lately. I am intrigued by how few column inches this important story is getting; after all isn’t it fair to say that this fiasco strikes at the heart of our sovereignty and security? Importantly, given the media’s tendency of muslim bashing, would this still have been the case if the roles were reversed and the group of assassins in question were of an Islamic background and the target an Israeli? Now, call me biased, but I fear not. I’d like to know more about what David Milliband is doing about this and for the media to report it. For now it seems that Israel’s ambassador has been “unable to assist” and the media is far more concerned with Cheryl Cole finally dumping Ashley Cole.