RWP was born in Manchester, in the north of England, in the late 1950s, so he is very old. He really liked the north of England, which by 1965 was hip and had three TV channels, and where he went to a coed school. His parents, for reasons best known to themselves, then yanked him away, to Belfast and then Dublin, which had one TV channel that started up at 6 pm with the Angelus (Catholic call to prayer). He also had to go to an all boys school, where he realized he really missed girls. This probably let him focus on schoolwork, though, and at age 19, after he had finished college, he set off for America, where he still resides. He has a bachelors degree in biochemistry and a Ph.D. from Harvard in biophysics, and has lived also in Mainz, Germany, Setauket NY, and Richland WA. He currently divides his time between Nebraska, Rosslyn VA, and Florida.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Islamist lunacy in the Daily Nebraskan

A Tunisian graduate student in history, writing for the Daily Nebraskan says Israel wants "to send Gaza back to the Middle Ages". One wonders why they would waste their time, given the wonderful job Hamas has already done. This is his explanation for Israeli strikes on Gaza; he manages to completely ignore over a thousand missiles Hamas has lobbed at Israel from Gaza.

Why is the DN employing this lunatic as a columnist? Shouldn't opinion pieces have some minimal standard for balance?

1 comment:

  1. The quote "The goal of the operation is to send Gaza back to the Middle Ages" is not the grad student's. It is from Isreal's Interior Minister Eli Yishai.