Saturday, May 22, 2004
I'm getting cynical in my old age: On Thursday, a "protest wall" was torched at UC Irvine. The wall was designed to represent the security fence being built between Israel and the West Bank to
keep terrorist bombers from murdering innocents oppress Palestinians.
The council for Arab terrorist apology (CAIR) has denounced the conflagration as a "hate crime."
Now, I'm probably getting cynical in my old age, because when I read the final line of the story, something clicked.
There had not been any threats or complaints about the campus wall, Vasich said.
In other words, the presence of the wall hadn't made any news. People saw it and yawned. The wall was erected to provoke a response -- and it didn't get one.
That is, until someone torched it. Now it's getting all sorts of attention. The FBI should cast their net as widely as possible as they search for suspects.
You'll excuse me if I'm not surprised if the perpetrator turns out to be one of the Arab students who built the "wall" in the first place.