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Posts Tagged ‘Israeli War Crimes’

Media Distraction – Hurricane Irene Hype

Sunday, August 28th, 2011

Whenever something becomes the news story of the week, be it Casey Anthony, the NFL labor talks, or any other non-issue, I tend to ask the following questions, “What is not being reported?” “What is being left out?” “What should I be concerned with?”

Well, here’s a video where someone compares the coverage of “Hurricane” Irene and Hurricane Earl from less than a year prior. If you can ignore the fact that he doesn’t care about what’s behind him in his videos, what he says is interesting. He’s calling it “Hurricane Not-Qaddafi”, implying that the media distraction is intended to pull attention away from NATO’s illegal efforts in Libya and the extensive misrepresentation of what exactly is taking place there.

However, there are other things to divert our attention away from:

  • That somehow it’s okay that a sovereign nation’s assets were frozen and later given to the people overthrowing that government (Can you imagine for a second if China did that to the rioters in Greece or London? How do you think that would be represented on our news outlets?)
  • That Ron Paul should be winning the Republican nomination
  • That the dollar is collapsing
  • That Israel is meddling in Iran, Syria, and slaughtering people in Gaza
  • Etc, etc

But I digress… on to the “hurricane” “coverage”.

Israel and Palestine – The Never Before Campaign

Thursday, June 17th, 2010

Interesting video just sent in via email. It comes from the Never Before Campaign YouTube Channel:

US Activist Needs Brain Surgery After Being Injured By Israeli Military

Sunday, March 15th, 2009

I find this story interesting on several levels…

  • 1 – It highlights one individual. Usually our media highlights one individual when that individual is Israeli. It’s bittersweet to see someone with individual coverage when they are protesting Israeli apartheid and aggression. I look forward to the day when our media cover one individual Palestinian or one Palestinian family.
  • 2 – Crowd control measures and anti-protest measures are not benign. I am tired of media coverage that mentions “rubber bullets” and “tear gas” as afterthoughts.
  • 3 – The reason for the protest was actually mentioned… although probably not enough. “They traveled to the West Bank to rally against the Israeli-erected barrier that could cut off Palestinian villages from valuable farmland.” No mention of starvation, inequality, military occupation, etc. No mention that the land belongs to families that depend on it for food.
  • 4 – There were no quotes from people that would inflame the situation even more. Usually there’s what appears to be a deliberate attempt to get emotion reactions from both sides of any conflict… to give the appearance of objectivity… but we know better. Conflict sells. And finding the most emotional, irrational, non-articulate person to speak is par for the course. It’s nice to see an article (despite tragic news) that is not hitting par.
  • 5 – The comments that follow the article are disgusting… from both ends of the spectrum.

Here’s the link:

==> U.S. activist Tristan Anderson ‘hanging by a thread’ after being injured in protest on Israel border <==

Israeli Snipers Shooting At Unarmed Farmers and Internationals

Monday, March 2nd, 2009

These videos were posted at Palestine Think Tank in an article by Mary Rizzo. Israeli snipers fire on unarmed farmers and internationals. They keep shooting despite mega-phone announcements that they were firing on “unarmed civilians”. See for yourself…

They might claim that they were rubber bullets or something, but they are still high-speed projectile steel balls with a thin covering of rubber. They’re still deadly and the people they are shooting at are unarmed and clearly do not pose a threat. The international peace workers are even wearing fluorescent colors to stand out.

Don’t tell me that these soldiers don’t know what they are firing on.