Wednesday, September 1

Nothing less than Propaganda

The SA press continues to misrepresent the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. To call it bias would be a joke. The reporting can only be described as Palestinian propaganda. The latest "news" is the two suicide bombers that killed 16 people and injured more than a hundred. Were gleefully informed that:

It had been almost six months since that scene last played itself out.

Israelis were jerked back into reality on Tuesday when Palestinian suicide bombers blew up two buses in Beersheba, killing at least 16 passengers.

It was the first suicide attack since March 14, when 11 people were killed at the port of Ashdod.

"Jerked back to reality"? I like that. Almost like a "hoozah!". Mission accomplished. Only its wrong;

Apr 17, 2004 - Border Policeman Sgt. Kfir Ohayon, 20, of Eilat was killed, three others wounded when a Palestinian suicide bomber blew himself up at the Erez Crossing. Hamas and Fatah claimed joint responsibility for the attack.
May 22, 2004 - A suicide bomber was killed when he detonated an explosive device at the Bekaot checkpoint in the northern Jordan Valley. The commander of the IDF checkpoint was lightly injured, as well as several Palestinians. The PFLP claimed responsibility for the attack.
July 11, 2004 - Sgt. Ma'ayan Na'im, 19, of Bat Yam, was killed and 33 wounded when a bomb exploded at a bus stop in downtown Tel Aviv at about 7 a.m. One person was critically wounded, four were moderately wounded, and the rest were lightly hurt.
Aug 11, 2004 - Two Palestinian bystanders were killed and 18 people were wounded, including six Border Policemen, when a bomb was detonated south of the Qalandiyah checkpoint at the northern entrance to Jerusalem

It also ignores the large number of attempted attacks that were not successful. See, the only attacks that count are those that actually kill Israeli civilians. Trying isn’t a crime. It’s only natural after all.

I first heard the report on SAFM. An Israeli journalist from Haaretz was interviewed and asked to describe the horror of the bombs. A Palestinian described as an MP was then given free reign to say they regret all violence but that Israel is responsible for the attack. SAFM decides too interpret this as she saying that they regret the attack. Not even close, but then they think were so stupid they need to explain what she said anyway.

Why is the news being spun to make us believe that this is the first attack in 6 months and now suddenly the pressure is back on? It’s because of the wall that is being built of course. It works. Were supposed to believe that there have been no attacks because the terrorists haven’t been trying, not because the wall works.

The terrorists haven’t stopped trying. They are just not succeeding. But after months of trying, the terrorists have their big success. They can now sit back and have their sycophants around the world spin the story that "The Wall" not only creates an "Apartheid barrier" and it doesn’t even work! It’s of no consequence except to oppress the Palestinians. That they can strike whenever they want to, to jerk those Israelis back the reality that they're all going to die if they don’t surrender.

It also makes Sharon’s job much harder of course. Sharon looks set to "unilaterally" withdraw all the settlers from the west bank. This will completely isolate the terrorists, give the Palestinians what they've been asking for and completely ruin a perfect situation for Arafat, Hamas and their ilk. An Israel withdrawn behind a defensive wall creates a situation where only good governance can help the Palestinians, and mass murdering dictators don’t do "good governance".


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Less than 5% is a "wall". The rest is fence, moat etc. Don't fall into the propaganda trap of calling the security barrier a wall. It lets people have visions of the Berlin Wall.

01 September 2004 at 20:57  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well said Richard


02 September 2004 at 00:11  
Blogger Vaz said...

I am fed up how the media spin them as "militants". They are not. They are bloodythirsy terrorists. For cripes!

Even if Israel hypoethically reached lasting peace with terrorists, sorry, I mean PA, and determines final border in West Bank, terrorists will still object the security barrier.

02 September 2004 at 10:58  
Blogger nK said...

Hi Rich still loving your posts. Will definately post something on mine just been usy with some editing jobs. kep it tight''


10 September 2004 at 21:07  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice post. banks

26 October 2005 at 11:20  

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