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    AndrewSep 10, 2016 at 3:53 pm

    Hi Jona, your article has a disturbing message.
    What you are really saying in a barely disguised way is that it is more of a tragedy that some French people were killed than that some Lebanese people were.
    The argument is always the same, it is the Xs,Ys and Zs that vary. The argument is the following:
    The X people are more valuable than the Y people because of Z.
    The French are more valuable than the Lebanese because they have a culture closer to ours
    The French are more valuable than the Lebanese because they usually face less terrorism.
    The French are more valuable than the Lebanese because of the way the lebanese govt. is set up
    But this argument has been used thousands of times before… probably against your own ancestors at one point of another.
    The whites are more valuable than the blacks because of Z
    The Serbians are more valuable than the Croats because of Z
    The arian Germans are more valuable than the Polish because of Z
    The same story over and over. And always those who make these arguments are deeply convinced that they are right and always convinced that the people closer to them are more valuable.
    Oh and Jona, do a little research and you will see that Lebanon is at least as much a democracy as France is. The fact that other gov. don’t agree with the constitution of the Lebanese gov. does not make the country less democratic. The fact that other countries disagree with France’s socialist gov. does not make France less democratic.

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    vulcan1821Nov 24, 2015 at 9:38 pm

    I agree to your point most people do not understand that there are countries in this world who frequently face these things but for a country such as France which is a highly developed nation to face a attack like this is another matter it’s not that one situation has more gravity than another it’s that both of these are incomparable.

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