Friday, March 24, 2006

Injustice leagues

Our wonderful habit of toppling Arabic and Persian governments in the Middle East is, understandably, not working -- Afghanistan is trying a Muslim-to-Christian convert named Abdul Rahman (right) on charges of apostasy, namely, rejecting the one true God. You know the one. Don't make me say his name. Oh, of course the penalty is death. Forgot to mention.

If we're going to go around overthrowing gummints and propping our own puppet regimes up, you'd think we could do better than to install shariah-infused cultural elements. What happened to the all secular moderates we went through the trouble of bombing Afghanistan to hell to install? Hamid Karzai is going to get whacked with a rolled up newspaper for this one. Bad demogogue... go think about what you've done!

And then there was this forgotten gem -- the family of Romona Moore (left) is feeling understandably aggrieved because the case of their abducted-and-murdered daughter was left by the wayside by the NYPD. It appears that the Folks in Blue had more pressing issues, like a disappeared white housewife named Svetlana Aronov. Is it worth mentioning that Moore was black? Yes, because her case has been denied any kind of spotlight what with the withering coverage of the Imette St. Guillen murder. St. Guillen, of course, was a beautiful young white woman.

For every Elizabeth Smart, JonBenet Ramsey, Natalee Holloway, or Chandra Levy that grabs omnipresent media oooh-aahh murder attention, I'd wager four times as many black girls vanish with no notice at all.