In a report filed today by the Telegraph’s Peter Foster, I read that the Sri Lankan air force has bombed an orphanage in a Tamil Tigers compound, killing 61 teenage girls. Now the Sri Lankan government claims that the air force attack was aimed at a known rebel centre and has denied targeting civilians. Sounds familiar? For those of you who might have missed the parallels, I should just add that the Sri Lankan government accuses the rebels of using civilians as human shields and insists that the orphanage was, in fact, a rebel training centre.
That’s where the parallel ends.
Where is the outrage of the international community? Where are the Security Council Resolutions? Where are the demonstrations throughout Europe, in support of the Tamil "militants"? Where is the condemnation of the massacre carried out by the Sri Lankan air force?
Oh, sorry. I forgot. They aren’t Israelis…