Roger M. Kaye
A retired physicist reinvented as thriller novels writer

Murder most foul

All is quiet before the commentators turn up (Photo by Nick Cowie from FreeImages)

… and I’m telling you ….
I have to say that ….
My idea is simple, even an ….
But I know what the ….
No! Definitely no, I will not let ….

Readers will recognize my new blogging style. Each evening we are treated to the sight, and sound, of some seven commentators all shouting at once on the evening TV news program. The hapless compere is unable to keep any order amongst the participants.

Some of these commentators may have a valid opinion but there is no way we can make out what they are saying.

We are constantly warned of Flash Photography but there is no warning that we are going to see a shouting match. Do we really want our children to be exposed to this appalling behaviour? It seems only a matter of time before they come to blows.

We do not see similar behaviour on Sky News or France 24. They often come up with outrageous anti-Israel lies and distortions but take care to do it politely.

Perhaps the news team have not read The Friends of Voltaire by Evelyn Beatrice Hall in which she wrote: “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.

Here in Israel, we are seeing many people who are prepared to defend their views to the death, as long as it is someone else who dies. The coronavirus has brought out the many murderers hidden amongst us.

Murder, in criminal law, is the unjustified killing of one person by another. This is distinguished from the slightly less serious crime of manslaughter by the element of malice aforethought.

There are many maskless people wandering our streets and, both knowingly and willingly, endangering our lives. This is most certainly ‘malice aforethought’ and fits the definition of murder.

It is time for the Israel Police to take the strongest action possible against these murderers in waiting, whether they be individuals or entire segments of the population. If the police cannot handle it, perhaps the IDF should lend a hand.

Worldwide, coronavirus deaths have reached well over two million. This is creeping towards the 20 million military deaths in World War II.

For Israel, this is a national emergency with possible consequences just as severe as a major terrorist attack or even a full-scale war.

How long do we have to wait before the government wakes up?

About the Author
The author has been living in Rehovot since making Aliya in 1970. A retired physicist, he divides his time between writing adventure novels, getting his sometimes unorthodox views on the world into print, and working in his garden. An enthusiastic skier and world traveller, the author has visited many countries. His first novels "Snow Job - a Len Palmer Mystery" and "Not My Job – a Second Len Palmer Mystery" are published for Amazon Kindle. The author is currently working on the third Len Palmer Mystery - "Do Your Job".
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