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Submitted by Ghulam Muhammed, Mumbai (India), Aug 16, 2006 at 03:10

Dr. Pipes wrote:

“Proclaiming one's prowess and denigrating the enemy's has been the norm through millennia of Egyptian wall paintings, Greek vases, Arabic poetry, Chinese drawings, English ballads, and Russian theater. Why have combatants (and their allies in the press) now reversed this age-old and universal pattern, downplaying their own prowess and promoting the enemy's?

A simple explanation will be that the ‘enemy’ is not yet been fully identified. Press is forced to take sides on the basis of actions that can pass world opinion and not on the basis of old battle lines drawn on ideological or geo-political agenda. Human lives are now becoming more important for the world, if not for the combatants.

GHULAM MUHAMMED, MUMBAI

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