December 29, 2008
CFP: Israel slammed again for defending itselfTopics: Middle East News and Perspectives
JR Dieckmann, writing at Canadian Free Press, slams the world's media he says is "increasingly dominated by Islamic and socialist propaganda," for slamming Israel for defending itself. And if you're not a Hamas sympathizer and/or apologist, a socialist, or a liberal progressive Democrat, you're likely to agree with him as I do. Haven't you ever wondered just why it is that regardless of the facts, the Arabs are always made to look like the innocent victims and Israel the aggressor?
Israel Gets Slammed Again For Defending Itself, by JR Dieckmann. Monday, December 29, 2008Continue reading ....
In a world view increasingly dominated by Islamic and socialist propaganda, reaction to the latest Israeli-Hamas conflict would be almost funny if it weren't so tragic. No matter what the facts are, the Arabs are always made to look like the innocent victims and Israel the aggressor.
The liberal world media is only too happy to promote the anti-Israeli view by looping over and over the television scenes of carnage and destruction rained down on the innocent Islamic victims by the Israeli bullies.
You may recall seeing scenes of carnage by Israeli bombing attacks against Hezbollah in 2006, often with the same actors appearing in rescue efforts in different parts of Southern Lebanon. In one unauthorized civilian video, the actors actually got up and walked away laughing after they had been brutally shot dead or blown up.
Without fail, the Islamists always exaggerate the damage and claims of "innocent civilian victims killed" in Israeli attacks. As we've seen so many times before, the actual numbers of civilian deaths turn out to be only a small fraction of what the Arabs claim, and in many cases, were not even the responsibility of Israel. The fact of the matter is; when it comes to the killing of Islamic terrorists, not even their own government knows who is a civilian and who is a combatant. Terrorists usually are civilians until they become corpses.
Since Hamas' refusal to renew the 6 month Egyptian negotiated truce 3 weeks ago, Israel has been pounded with over 400 rocket and mortar attacks from the Gaza strip. Where were the outcries from the socialist media mouthpieces then? Only when Israel was forced to counterattack in their own defense did the media think it worth reporting on.
But what did they choose to report? Just every last line of propaganda coming out of the Arab world and accusing Israel of aggression and the killing of hundreds of innocent civilians - just as they reported during the Israeli war with Hezbollah.
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One reason that this particular conflict attracts so much unqualified attention is because it is incredibly easy to cover while at the same time providing the necessary drama and "bang-bang" (newsroom slang for combat footage) that for reasons left better explained by a sociologist, seem to increase viewer ratings and heighten overall interest. The other reason is that such is the nature of the Palestinian propaganda machine that it is all too willing to make sure that foreign journalists - and in most cases their Palestinian stringers - are granted access to scenes of death and destruction that clearly portray the Israelis as warmongering monsters and the Palestinians as simple villagers who were just minding their own business until several thousand pounds of ordinance was dropped on their coordinates.
Posted by Hyscience at December 29, 2008 5:34 PM
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