Mr. Wolf Blitzer
CNN Late Edition
Subject: August 19, 2001. 12 to 12.45 pm program on Palestine
Dear Mr. Blitzer
Perhaps you deserve congratulation on having such a big chunk of CNN
to yourself. I would like to recommend that you provide some diversity
complex issues like the conflict in Palestine.
Today your program became so slanted in favor of Israel that it can be
described as propaganda. You had two senators on, Durbin (D) from
and Allen (R) from Virginia, both supportive of Israel and dismissive
Palestine. In fact Sen. George Allen went beyond the line of duty to
I wonder what you expect your viewers to gain from such a one-sided
which simply ignored the Palestinian perspective. Perhaps you were
show bi-partisan support for Israel. Or perhaps you are from the
era when the major media behaved as if they could make Palestine a
by simply ignoring it. Nowadays that simply doesn't work. Take this
email, for instance: I am sure you will ignore it but it will be picked
thousands of readers on the internet and the world-wide-web.
As for the issue of "terrorism", I have a suggestion which can end such
"terrorism." The United States should supply the latest tanks, planes,
surveillance equipment and night fighting equipment to the
the Palestinians will be able to fight the Israelis on the basis of
conventional weaponry and there will be no need for their young people
blow themselves up to get back at the Israelis who have killed nearly
Palestinians, mostly children and young people ages 10 to 18 to 24.
I wonder if you have read the history of the Warsaw ghetto and the
in the Ukraine during World War II. In those instances, when the Jews
desperate enough to attack the SS in their barracks where they stayed
their families and civilian attendants, would you have any qualms about
families of the SS and Nazi civilians getting killed in the process?
Kaukab Siddique, Ph.D
2001-08-23 Thu 18:34ct