Terror Apologist Yvonne Ridley Now Writing at Tehran Times
Yvonne Ridley has said many times that she can not differentiate between a Stealth Bomber and a suicide bomber.
Today the British journalist writes a British-bashing piece at the Tehran Times.
Yvonne Ridley is a British journalist politician best known for her capture by the Taliban and subsequent conversion to Islam in 2003. Today she volunteers her services to the Tehran Times to slam the West.
This was reprinted at Iranian Mehr News:
Tehran Times Opinion Column, June 19, By Yvonne Ridley
Muslim blood is cheap
TEHRAN, June 18 (MNA) — Libya is still in the process of paying compensation to the relatives of those who lost loved ones in the Lockerbie air disaster of 1988.
While it is difficult to put a value on anyone’s life, Colonel Muammar Qadhafi’s offer of $10 million per passenger — 270 in total — was deemed acceptable by both George W. Bush and Tony Blair.
I’m not really sure how the price was reached. Could it have been down to skin color or class? No, nothing as overtly racist or imperialistic as that, I’m sure… it probably had more to do with zip codes, passports, nationalities and oil.
…As I have said many times before, I can not differentiate between a Stealth Bomber and a suicide bomber… other than the fact the Stealth pilot usually wipes out more innocents and can always fly back to base, reload and return to drop more bombs of death and destruction as many times as is deemed necessary.
Both these methods of killing wipe out innocents, and therefore both are to be condemned. Neither is carried out with military precision and I think we all recognize now there is no such thing as a surgical strike.
So should Britain, America, Israel and other states that kill innocent civilians follow Libya’s lead and pay compensation to the families of loved ones blown apart by indiscriminate bombing?
…I was one of the first journalists into Lockerbie that ghastly night in December 1988, just as I was one of the first journalists to get into the Palestinian town of Jenin in April 2002 where more than 50 men, women and children were slaughtered by the Israeli Army. (The United Nations was stopped by Israel from investigating war crimes).
A year later I was in Afghanistan to watch a grieving mother bury ALL of her nine children from a babe in arms to her teenage daughter after a U.S. laser-guided missile was deliberately sent into her home.
And I can faithfully record that the twisted, blown up limbs of the passengers on Pan Am Flight 103 were very similar to the blackened, bloated, broken corpses dragged from the rubble in Jenin and that family home in the village of Bermil near Shkin in Paktika.
Not only did they all look the same but the smell of death which hung in the air was identical.
However, there was a difference… the majority of the 270 Pan Am passengers were Westerners with 189 of the victims being Americans, making Lockerbie the deadliest attack on U.S. civilians until 9/11.
Like it or not, the life of a Westerner is worth so much more than someone from the Muslim world.
Yvonne Ridley was formerly employed at Aljazeera until she got canned for being “overly-vocal and argumentative” and was found to be incompatible with the station’s program.
Her vocal support for causes involving Palestine, Iraq, Afghanistan, Kashmir, Chechnya and Uzbekistan have made her a popular speaker in anti-war circles. At a debate at Imperial College London on February 16, 2006, she outlined a viewpoint that is “pretty much in line with that of Hamas.” She described Israel as “that disgusting little watchdog of America that is festering in the Middle East”.