Victims of Victimhood

Writing about Israelis and comparing their victimhood to the same Norther Ireland unionists schizophrenic feeling, he wrote (emphasis added): “(…) with a highly developed siege mentality which led them always to see themselves as victims even when they were killing other people. There were no regrets or even knowledge of what they inflicted on others and therefore any retaliation by the other side appeared as unprovoked aggression inspired by unreasoning hate“. – Patrick Cockburn of Independent