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Tuesday, January 13, 2004

Brief news from everybody’s favorite genocidal Apartheid state: Israel is hosting an international sporting event but, in typical Apartheid fashion, won’t let athletes from Arab countries compete, thus seriously jeopardizing those athletes’ chances of reaching the Olympics. Not surprisingly, the international community is outraged at this blatant display of bigotry and discrimination by which Israel has turned a sporting event into war by other means.

Oh, wait. The international sporting event isn’t being held in Israel. It’s being held next door in Jordan, and the only athletes not allowed to compete, thus jeopardizing their chances of reaching the Olympics, aren’t from Arab countries but are from Israel. Not surprisingly, the international community is outraged at this blatant display of bigotry and discrimination by which the Arab countries have turned a sporting event into war against Israel by other means. Er, never mind. Nothing to see, Sidney, now move along.

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