Wednesday, January 28, 2009

El-Baradei Boycotts The BBC

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Chief Mohamed El-Baradei has declared a "boycott" of the BBC in protest of its refusal to air an appeal from the Disasters Emergency Committee to raise money for people affected by Israel's recent defensive operation in Gaza.

El-Baradei, who is currently attending the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, claimed the BBC had violated "the rules of basic human decency" by not airing the appeal. Of course, one could also argue that Hamas violated the rules of basic human decency by using their civilians as human shields. But what can one expect of an apologist of the Iranian regime? What exactly the BBC has to do with nuclear proliferation is also unclear but no matter. I'm sure BBC viewers and listeners will manage without hearing the equivocations of El-Baradei whose term is set to expire in November.

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