Voice of the people

Lack of balance

Your March 1 editorial "Bloody blunders" shows striking inconsistencies.

You refer to the "detestable regime in Damascus" and, in support, you describe, "The people of Lebanon are rising up against the 29-year Syrian occupation of their land."

However, in your reference to Palestinians, we note there is no mention of the Palestinian uprising against the 38-year illegal and brutal occupation of their land, and no call for the immediate termination of this illegal occupation.

While it is right and timely for the Lebanese to call for the withdrawal of Syrian forces from their land, it must be remembered that the Syrian forces came to Lebanon in 1976 at the invitation of the Lebanese government. However, the Israeli oppressive occupation of Palestinian land is uninvited, illegal and stands in defiance of international law and repeated Security Council resolutions.

Is it too much to ask our media editors to show balance and fairness in their contributions?

Ismail Zayid, MD, Halifax