one man's conspiracy is another man's business plan
Sunday, July 30, 2006 |
In the past week nearly 5,000 members of the World Union of Jewish Students (WUJS) have downloaded special “megaphone” software that alerts them to anti-Israeli chatrooms or internet polls to enable them to post contrary viewpoints. A student team in Jerusalem combs the web in a host of different languages to flag the sites so that those who have signed up can influence an opinion survey or the course of a debate....
On CNN, it is presented as an astonishing notion that defies credibility, that the people of Lebanon, in their simple, child-like way, perceive Israel's two week bombing campaign as an attack on Lebanon. They consider Lebanon to be sovereign territory, and that Israel is attacking it. The reporters, of course understand that this is not the case. Israel is merely attacking Hezbollah targets with pinpoint accuracy. The Lebanese people are just not able to understand this.
They sound sincere to me, not like propagandists who are charged with the task of delivering a message, but as if they really find this a thing of amazement.
Israel, we are told, cannot show images of their dead, like the Lebanese do, because that would be tacky, so poor Israel just doesn't know how to win the propaganda war, because there are always pictures of Lebanese dead and wounded. But Israel is used to this kind of oppression, resigned to losing the war of images, the media is against them.
The problem is that there is just so much more destruction, so many more dead in Lebabon, so unfair to Israel, who simply does not have any images that can compare, even if they were tacky enough to show them.
It was the same story in the last Qana massacre. It is all so unfair. How can poor little Israel hope to win the propaganda war?
And there are so many Arabic satellite channels in the region, who are always showing pictures of the destruction and carnage in Lebanon, the result of pinpoint accuracy strikes against Hezbollah, which is an invisible enemy, and even civilians are Hezbollah.
FoxNews reports that Israel is preparing a video of "rocket launchers being fired from Qana," and they will be releasing it soon.
Israeli gunmen on the ground have invaded another "town," one of those little clusters of ten or twelve houses, families. These, we are told, are of great strategic importance.
The Associated Press reports that Abdullah the Hashemite announces that he will need far more additional funds than he thought, for "security." Back to Fox, reminding Americans that Hezbollah is very small, and although their rockets are little more than firecrackers, it is very serious because they hate America and the firecrackers are coming from Iran and China and this surprises poor Israel.
CNN presents an American warlord spokesoaf. He says Hezbollah has been holding a million people in Israel hostage, because they keep firing rockets, and they don't drop leaflets to warn the population. He says Israel has a right to defend itself and Syria and Iran are acting irresponsibly, giving Hezbollah these long range rockets that are doing so much damage to Israel, and causing so many civilian casualties. The functionary does not mention China.
I switch back to Fox News, but the video that proves that attempts to defend Lebanon from Israel's bombs had occurred at some time in Qana is apparently still in post-production.
MSNBC reports that the UN Security Council is meeting to discuss the situation. They refer to the earlier assembly of people at the Beirut UN building, but only AFP reports that
Lebanese parliament speaker Nabih Berri appealed to demonstrators to disperse and not attack any building.
"I call on my people and brothers and on the youngsters demonstrating outside the ESCWA (UN building) to desist from any demonstration and any attack on any building and to return from where they came...
But even AFP feels it is better not to mention that Berri is Hezbollah, and since few westerners can name any Lebanese politician, as far as the Americans are concerned, the demonstration was calmed and dispersed by the "security wing" representatives of the US-selected Beirut politicians, who by the way, have made some remarks this morning that verge on being off-message, and could be construed as a bit critical of Israel.
Back to CNN, where old AIPAC hand Leslie Blitzer has received a special treat - a ride in the air with Israeli gunmen, to view the several areas of property damage in Haifa. "Haifa under Siege," says Leslie, and promises a later discussion of how Syria is providing Hezbollah with these terrible rockets.
He does not mention that Israel has begun its investigation of this question:
The Syrian army has identified intensive IDF operations in the Golan Heights, a senior Syrian journalist told Ynet.
"We see efforts to rehabilitate military bases in the Golan that have not been in use in over a decade. We see Israel soldiers rehabilitating these bases and transferring equipment to there," he added.
Actions like Sep 11 do not happen in a vaccuum.
Long before those hijackers ever stepped foot on the planes the damage
had been done. They were brainwashed with the same type of garbage
propaganda that is spewed from Fatwa's weblog.
Middle Eastern countries are so much more barbaric today and preAmercia than America can ever hope to be...America has only been around 230 years...who did you blame for everything before that Ductape? I am calling a Fatwa on your bullshit!
IMO - terrorist plain and simple. He is an Al queda operative who
should be put in a cage on gitmo Skinner
My favorite..."In Defense of Holocaust Deniers"
I always thought that "The Enemy Within" was just a metaphore for liberalism, that is, until I encountered Ductape Fatwa. He should be in an orange jumpsuit for sure.
peopleforchange.netductape is either a commie, al queda, or a deep cover mole
Tells you something about this asshole doesn't it. He's really serious.
I believe that DF is nothing but a Republican plant...
Ductape is a commie, a terrorist, and he drinks blood too. He drinks
Capitalist blood. He eats unborn babies too
Give me your address and I'll send you $20 and a thank-you note for taking your hatred elsewhere.
A terrorist with a sense of humor!
He ain't nuthin' but shit
inadequate, halfway house bullshit
You are a dumbass. Fuck you and your condescension about us "benighted sheeple." hamletta
Untruthful, damaging bullshit
no better than the neocons and no different than Timothy McVeigh
dailykos.coma turd in the punchbowl...if DF were Joe Hill he probably would have killed himself rather than get put to death.
A compost pile of fecundity
dailykos.comdespicable and literally mentally ill