Cross posted by our friends at Simply Jews
(By now it should be Bloody Baby Assad, of course, but the force of habit…)
Anyway, I am really not into the issue of biased/not biased BBC and Guardian’s obsession with all things anti-Zionist. This case is so ridiculous it’s too funny to get on a high horse of injured dignity. The story of the Turkish F-4 downed by Syria is probably coming to a close with profuse expressions of regret from Baby Assad in his interview given to a Turkish newspaper. The world newspapers are reporting Assad’s words in slightly different translations. Let’s go to a Turkish source, Hurriyet, first:
“The plane was using a corridor which Israeli planes have used three times before. Soldiers shot it down because we did not see it on our radar and because information was not given.”
“Of course I might have been happy if this had been an Israeli plane,” Assad said
Now let’s check out CNN:
“The Turkish people are our brothers and something that would make them sad would never make me happy and it did not. If this was an Israeli plane, of course, I would have been happy.”
Fair enough. And what about Israeli Ynet? Here it goes:
“Soldiers shot it down because we did not see it on our radar and because information was not given. Of course I might have been happy if this had been an Israeli plane,” Assad said.
Tee hee… really!
- A “Rose in the Desert” still smells like shit (cifwatch.com)