Israeli war crimes – all so “intriguing” to the BBC…

A brief exchange with the BBC’s Jonathan Marcus…


Hi Jonathan,

In this article you describe Israel’s bombing of Damascus as “intriguing”.

Had Syria just bombed Tel Aviv, do you think you would have been similarly “intrigued”?

Can you explain the sense in which “intrigue” is applicable to prima facie violations of international law that maim and kill human beings?

Look forward to hearing from you.

Best wishes,

Joe Sucksmith


Thank you for writing but it seems to me if there are a number of potential targets That might have been hit – including potentially some closely associated with the Syrian regime’s command and control – then it is indeed intriguing.
What’s your problem here ? Take that as a rhetorical question.
Many thanks again

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But is it really “intriguing” or just plain “criminal”? Which adjective do you think the victims would use? Does your article genuinely inform the reader or merely distract from what appears to be a flagrant act of Israeli aggression?

These are not rhetorical questions.


I cannot see what you are complaining about in the piece. I suggest that if you do not like Israel’s actions you write to their Embassy and complain.
I don’t think we are going to make any headway here so let’s call it a day.

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