Thursday, January 08, 2009

Historical reference

It's interesting that the Vatican is not going for the usual "he was misquoted/mistranslated" on the reference of Cardinal Renato Martino to Gaza as being like a concentration camp but the follow-up approach should the controversy continue might be to note the original usage of the term from the Boer War, where it makes for an interesting benchmark with Gaza. Very difficult to do without the inflammatory language, but also a reminder that the Germans got propaganda value in WW2 from being able to say that the British had done "it" first.

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