Geoffrey Aldermnan is right to ask why there is Silence over Sri Lanka. But he’s trying that rhetorical trick whereby if you want to cast doubts over your political enemy’s motives over human rights, you find a tragedy they haven’t written about and then say: see, you’re not really that dedicated to human rights are you? why this obsession with Israel?.
But here’s the curious thing. The last time that same rhetorical trick was tried on blogs, it was on Harry’s Place in February. I replied by pointing out several reasons why Israel gets more coverage than Sri Lanka. Since then, there’s been radio silence about Sri Lanka on Harry’s Place. A cynic might even begin to think the people who try this rhetorical trick only use mention Sri Lanka for their own little battles rather than actual concern for those people.
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