Monday, July 28, 2014

Saudi royal media

The father asks his son: He who lies, where does he go? The song: He goes to Al-Arabiyya (TV station).

Peter Jennings

Today, more than ever I missed the wonderful, Peter Jennings. He was one rare star American TV journalist who was unabashedly pro-Palestnian.  Don't get me wrong. I don't expect bimbo TV journalists of today (men and women) to know better.  Chris Cuomo? Are you kidding? I wouldn't hire him to deliver the news about the county fair. 

GazaNames

I was about to post a link to Gaza names as I was watching until I reached the last segment when it started invoking "peace" and "love" as a solution. What the fuck does that mean? What kind of peace are we talking about? Peace as in the US "peace process"?  No, the victims of Gaza would not have wanted to associate their names with such a message.  The word Israel was not even mentioned--except once and only in passing, i am sure to avoid "controversy".  It is as usual in the passive voice.

Missiles from Gaza hitting military targets in Israel

I know that US media and the Zionist human rights organizations, like Human Rights Watch have been insisting that missiles from Gaza are being fired indiscriminately "at Israel".  That is the cliche phrasing that they receive from the media office of the Israeli terrorist military. But look at the facts: today, Hamas announced that it was hitting military targets in Israel, and sure enough soldiers were killed.  Even if you take the alleged cases of three Israeli "civilians" killed.  One of them, by Israeli admission, was visiting a military installations where he was "volunteering" to bringing food to the terrorist soldiers. SO even by the standards of the US government, this was a legitimate military target.  I won't be surprised if by the end of this war, Israeli has only hit civilians while Hamas and other groups in Gaza have only hit (and miss sometimes) military targets in Israel.

Firing at targets in Tel Aviv: what US media NEVER report

"Hamas claimed responsibility for firing two at Tel Aviv." But Hamas always lists targets in Israel that is hitting but US media never reports that. They only say: firing at Israel, while when Israel butchers civilians, they report: Israel hit targets in Gaza.

Humanizing the spokesperson of the terrorist state of Israel in the US: you knew this was coming

"There, he hung on his wall an Israeli flag given to his father by a Miss Israel during a beauty pageant in Miami Beach. The flag led to debates and friendships with Muslims, one of whom visited Mr. Dermer’s Miami Beach home for a Seder and returned to Pakistan with boxes of matzo."  So is the New York Times telling us that "his best friends are Muslims"?

Isareli flag set on fire in Kuwait

Watch video.

Isareli settler terrorists

"The "International Campaign for the Inclusion of Israeli Settler Groups in List of Terrorist Organizations" campaign was launched in London, on Sunday, as the West Bank continues to be consumed by antiwar demonstrations and ensuing confrontations. Israel resumed its assault on the Gaza Strip, Sunday, following a temporary ceasefire over the weekend, during which the Israeli army killed at least 10 Palestinians."

NBC News Lies

"NBC host David Gregory was forced to issue a correction at the end of his weekly Meet the Press program on Sunday after a United Nations official confronted him for using a unconfirmed Israeli video that allegedly showed Hamas shooting rockets from a UN school."

European foreign fighters in Syria

""U.S. intelligence agencies estimate around 7,000 of the 23,000 violent extremists operating in Syria are foreign fighters, mostly from Europe."" (thanks Amir)

After Abu Khdeir murder, an ugly collision of homophobia and racism

"After Mohammed Abu Khdeir was burned to death, many Israeli Jews insisted he died at the hands of Palestinians. They seized on unfounded rumors of his alleged homosexuality rather than facing the truth of the horrible act."

Cease fire violations in Gaza

The Gaza prison

"Most of the time Palestinians living in Gaza can go to the corner grocer, buy their kids some milk; they can drive a little ways to their desk job or try to hawk their strawberries and cabbage at the best price in the loudest voice. But whatever they do, they cannot leave Gaza. They can’t get out to Israel or Egypt, or anywhere else. They cannot accept the scholarships to British universities and live out their plans for higher education; they cannot see their aunties in Jordan or New York; they cannot go on business trips or get top-notch chemotherapy or take some vacation days to be Maid of Honor in their best friend’s wedding in Florida. These are humans living in a cage controlled by Israel and ignored by most of the world.  1.8 million live patrolled and contained like this—that’s about the population of Hamburg, or Detroit in its heyday. It is difficult to convey the utter wrongness of this city-sized prison-house to someone who has not experienced or witnessed the daily indignities and frequent atrocities of the occupation.  Only the pinnacle of human creativity could help one imagine it.  It needs a Jim Jarmush film-set, with lighting that’s not quite right, where strange things happen, things are somehow off, and nobody seems to notice. And a melting Dalí clock—to convey the slow creep of time when every day brings more of the same caged existence with no apparent hope for escape. Only Hannah Arendt’s moral clarity and Graham Greene’s sardonic, slicing prose could adequately condemn the banality of this evil, the routinization of the occupation’s violence and the calm general acceptance of the humiliations it inflicts on so many people. Maybe Shakespeare could pierce the fog of obfuscating propaganda and disinformation that spews forth from the governments so intent on justifying this unjustifiable human cage (Israel, the United States, Egypt, for example).

Our lazy swilling of government propaganda, our silence in the face of these wrongs is inexcusable, because the facts are all there for the knowing, all clearly laid out. Human rights organizations, humanitarian workers, the United Nations, journalists, scholars have documented with care and in detail the many dimensions of injustice that shore up the Israeli occupation and holds 1.8 million residents of Gaza hostage. They have been telling us for almost half a century about the ways military occupation crushes Palestinian lives".  I am in no mood for the rest of the last sentence when she says: "and corrupts Israeli society". All arguments that basically dwells on the harm occupation and war crimes cause to the killers is an immoral and racist argument at best.

Don't you like the iconsistencies of Zionist "atheists"

"Though I just said that I don’t think Israel should exist as a Jewish state, the justification for such a state is rather easy to find."  If I were to say: I find the justification for an Islamic state rather easy to find" I would rightly be laughed at.  But hey: he is a Zionist atheist.

Director of HRW tells Israel that its crimes are bad PR

Kenneth Roth ‏@KenRoth 2m

"If abiding by laws of war isn't incentive enuf for #Israel to avoid killing civilians, the p.r. disaster should be"

Israeli victory

"If victory is measured in the number of dead, then Israel and its army are big winners. From the time I wrote these words on Saturday, and by the time you read them on Sunday, the number will no longer be 1,000 (70-80 percent civilians) but even more.

How many more? Ten bodies, 18? Three more pregnant women? Five dead children, their eyes half-open, their mouths gaping, their baby teeth poking out, their shirts covered with blood and they are being carried on a single stretcher? If victory means causing the enemy to pile up a number of slaughtered children on one stretcher, since there are not enough stretchers, then you have won, Chief of Staff Benny Gantz and Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon – you and the nation that admires you.

And the trophy also goes to the Startup Nation, this time to the startup renowned for knowing and reporting as little as possible with as many international media and available websites as possible. “Good morning, it was a quiet night,” the Army Radio host announced cheerfully on Thursday morning. In the day preceding the happy announcement, the Israel Defense Forces killed 80 Palestinians, 64 of whom were civilians, including 15 children and 5 women. At least 30 of them were killed during the same quiet night, from overwhelming shelling, bombing and firing from Israeli artillery, and this is without counting the number of injured or the number of houses blown up.)

If victory is measured in the number of families wiped out within two weeks – parents and children, one parent and a few children, a grandmother and daughters in law and grandchildren and son, brothers and their children, in all the variations you might choose – then we also have the upper hand. Here, names from memory: Al-Najjar, Karaw’a, Abu-Jam’e, Ghannem, Qannan, Hamad, A-Salim, Al Astal, Al Hallaq, Sheikh Khalil, Al Kilani. In these families, the few members who survived the Israeli bombings in the past two weeks are now jealous of their dead.

And let’s not forget the laurel wreaths for our legal experts, those without whom the IDF does not make a move. Due to them, blowing up an entire house – whether empty or filled with residents – is easily justified if Israel characterizes one of the family members as an appropriate target (be he senior or junior Hamas member, military or political, brother or family guest). "

Live feed from Gaza

Watch live. (thanks Robert)

collaborators and informers in Gaza

Now the Israeli media are starting to shed tears over the plight of Israeli collaborators and informers in Gaza.  Personally, I wish that they be treated very much the French resistance dealt with Nazi collaborators. 

Military press releases in Gaza

Western media (typically) are not commenting about the clear pattern of deception and lies in Israeli military press releases. They deny that their soldiers are killed, only to confirm it a day or more later. They denied that a soldier has been captured, only to confirm it two days later. It seems that Qassam has far more credibility in military press releases. Arabs on social media are taking note.

Who are the civilians?

Egyptian journalist, Wa'il Qandil, said on Aljzeera that "all Israelis are soldiers even if they are not carrying weapons, while all Palestinians are civilians even if they are carrying weapons."

New York Times Gaza toll counter

"Latest totals updated July 28
3,289

targets in Gaza struck by Israel
1,023

Palestinian deaths
2,319

rockets launched at Israel from Gaza
51
Israeli deaths". Notice that Israel hits "targets in Gaza" while Hamas lauches rockets "at Israel".  If that is the case, how come the ratio of civilian deaths is 1 to 300 by Israel?

Al-Arabiyya

By far the most hated TV news channel in the Arab world by young Arabs everywhere is Al-Arabiyyah (the TV news station of the in-laws of King Fahd).  They call it Al-`Ibriyyah (the Hebrew one).

Zionists in the US

What will Zionists do when Israeli is no more? Who will they hate then?  Historians?

Resistance movements

Each resistance movement builds on the one that preceded it, and so on until full liberation.
#a_matter_of_time

The sign on Herzl Street in Jerusalem says: "There are no innocent people in Gaza"

Israeli terrorist propaganda and French occupation propaganda in Algeria


Correction

It should be incompatible of course, not compatible.  See what happens when I blog as soon as I wake up?

Logic of US news coverage

Palestinians kill Israel soldiers and Israelis kill Palestinians civilians but Palestinians are the terrorists.

New York Times makes a correction: only 117 Palestinians were butchered by Israel

"The article also misstated, using information from the ministry, the number of bodies recovered from the rubble during Saturday’s lull in fighting. One hundred seventeen bodies were recovered, not 147."

Look at the crude propaganda allowed by US newspapers

Forget about the content, just see this headline to an article by the former head of Israeli terrorist military intelligence: "To Save Gaza, Destroy Hamas".  What if I send an article to New York Times titled: To save the Middle East, destroy Israel".  Will they print it, you think?

are they militants or suspected militants?

Notice that US media are careful in their language except when it comes to enemies and victims of Israel.  Look at this sentence: "Suspected militants patrolling a road in western Afghanistan shot and killed 14 Shiite Muslim travelers".  So those people commit a massacre and they are "suspected militants" but when Israel kills Palestinians or target practice on them, they are immediately labeled "Hamas militants". 

No looting in Gaza

"There was no looting, nor any police on the streets."  Of course. Unlike the thieves of the Israeli army.  Israeli terrorist soldiers are known to steal whatever they see in Arab homes. Family members in South Lebanon in the 1980s used to say: don't leave money or cigarettes on the tables.  Israeli soldiers will steal them.  Kid you not.  But then again: those who steal the land would refrain from stealing cigarettes?

maybe the dead animals in Gaza will get Western sympathy, but I doubt it

"There were many dead animals, too. Donkeys, horses, cows were scattered at the edges of fields and in the marketplaces. The farm towns at the edges of Gaza are where the shepherds live, and in the shelling they were forced to abandon their flocks."

The US media now refer to tunnels as terror tunnels but with this historic exception

"The value of tunnels is magnified in asymmetric conflicts, in which a small insurgent force takes on a larger, more powerful enemy. In the Bar Kokhba revolt in Judea (132-136 A.D.), Jewish rebels used tunnels to launch lightning commando raids on superior Roman forces, the aim being to sow fear and undermine morale."  Now that was resistance.

look at this propaganda headline in the WP

"The enemy below: Why Hamas tunnels scare Israel so much".  Next: Why Palestinian children scare Israel so much.

Tunnels are vital for the life AND defense of Gaza

And they will be rebuilt

Justice and freedom of the Palestinians

Zionists habitually distort our words and invent sayings and attribute them to their enemies. It is a long established Zionist method. But let me tell you: the quotation attributed to me in the new book The BDS War Against Israel is very much mine:  "Justice and freedom for the Palestinians are incompatible with the existence of the state of Israel".  But is not axiomatic? Who can dispute that?

What about those Palestinians killed in West Bank?

How will the US media sell those murders? Will they say that they were launching missiles at Israel? Will they say that this was Hamas? Will they say that Hamas fighters were hiding behind them? Will they say that Israel was protecting itself from youth throwing firecrackers?

Explosions of unknown origins hit Gaza: possibly from another planet

Washington Post headline: "Hospital in Gaza hit by explosions, causing numerous civilian casualties"

Israeli terrorists killed 10 children playing in Shati

Son of the Saudi King is a business partner with a Mossad-linked Israeli company

"The drive by foreign companies to grab a piece of the action in gas-rich Turkmenistan is reported to be producing some strange bedfellows -- like PetroSaudi, owned by the son of King Abdallah, and Merhav, an Israeli conglomerate run by former intelligence officer Yosef Maiman.
According to Intelligence Online, a Paris-based Web site that covers global security issues, the companies from these longtime Middle Eastern adversaries are negotiating a partnership "through intermediaries" to explore the Serdar field that straddles the border between Turkmenistan and oil-rich Azerbaijan....Maiman once worked for the Mossad, Israel's foreign intelligence service, and is reputedly linked to a network of companies owned by the agency."

Arabs on US TV screens: regarding Hamas

How I despise any Arab who appears on US TV screens and prefaces his remarks by pointing out how much he detests Hamas, as if we are having an ideological discussion and as if Israel is bombing Hamas ideology.  This is a typical tactic of those loyal to UAE and Saudi royal interests.  The tricks are too obvious.  I can discuss my views and opinions of Hamas when the story is about Hamas. The story now is that Israel is launching a war on the Palestinian people.  When Israel was bombing Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon all throughout my years growing up, there was no Hamas and no Hizbullah.

Chris Gunness does not mention Israel when he talks about the bombing of Beit Hanoun

"On the record quote from UNRWA Spokesperson, Chris Gunness: 

According to the information UNRWA has gathered so far about the fatal incident at the UNRWA school in Beit Hanoun on Thursday, there were hundreds of people at the installation when it was hit. We had staff at the school when the incident took place reporting in, as the shelling, which caused multiple fatalities and casualties, occurred. In addition  we have spoken to numerous eye witnesses. According to our reports, after the first shell, there were several others in the close vicinity of the school within a matter of minutes.

We reiterate our condemnation and dismay at the incident and the loss of life. We call for a full investigation. It is important in a case like this where a clearly marked UN school in which hundreds of people took refuge is hit in this way, that there should be full transparency and accountability. We look forward to a report that is fair and objective in establishing the facts."

Who sits without a giant picture of himself behind him?

In Israel, an Arab would be arrested for insulting a Zionists, but Israeli mobs regularly chant racist insults to Arabs

“Gaza is a graveyard,” sing joyful Israeli youths"