From: Ismail Zayid
To: Globe& Mail
Sent: Wednesday, January 30, 2002 11:20 PM
Subject: The pot calling the cattle black.
Jan. 30, 2002
The Editor
The Globe & Mail
Dear Editor:
Gerald Steinberg accuses Canada of cynicism for renewing its diplomatic relations with Libya. He accuses Libya of working to develop nuclear and chemical and biological wepons. He accuses Libya of terrorism and bombing the Pan American flight over Lockerbie.
This is the height of irony coming from an Israeli dealing with conflict management. Unlike Libya, Israel has already manufacured hundreds of nuclear weapons and developed and used chemical weapons. Does he rember Israeli use of its chemical weapons against Khalid Meshal in Amman in 1997? Is he aware of Israeli scientists working to develop an ethnic biological bomb to kill Arabs and spare Jews? Does he remember Israel shooting down, in Feb. 1973, a Libyan civilian airliner killing 110 passengers, including its entire French crew?
I think it behoves those who preach on high principles to apply them to their own countries and not be so selective.
Yours sincerely
Ismail zayid, M.D.