Thursday, August 24, 2006
Remember back in late July when the international media conspiracy told the world that Israel had attacked Red Cross ambulances, apparently intentionally? "Zombie," with the help of other bloggers to whom he links, has rather convincingly demonstrated that the entire episode was a fraud, root and branch. Zombie's post is simply the most powerful deconstruction of a mainstream media revealed "truth" that I have ever seen. Zombie rightly concludes that the mainstream media is either unbelievably gullible, or predisposed to believe Hezbollah to the point of indefensible bias. Zombie does not say, but I will, that this episode also reflects terribly on the credibility of the international Red Cross/Crescent. If I were running that organization I would organize an independent forensic investigation of the incident -- starting with Zombie's post -- and make the report available online. Anything less is tacit support for Hezbollah's fraud.
CWCID: Michelle Malkin and Charles Johnson.
Reuters, AP, NYTimes, Time Magazine, MSNBC, CBS, BBC, The Guardian, CNN, USNews & World Report, The Boston Globe....
The roll call of shame continues. These are not a few bad apples. These are journalism's worldwide leaders.
If TH is too kind to paint this "profession" with his broad brush, I'll do it for him: "risible."
I would think even an idiot would realize that a missile of such size that "pierced the exact center of the cross on the roof of the ambulance from Tyre,... causing a huge fire and explosion that knocked the driver as much as 25 feet away" would have also simply blown that same ambulance to smithereens.
I can only conclude that the people propagating this story are, indeed, stupid. And yes, their reporting is risible. Pathetically so.
If your really serious about an investigation, skip the UN and call direct:
MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA
Regional office for Middle East -Amman, Jordan - Tel: (009626) 5681060/5694911
Logistics/Fleet base - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - Tel: (009714) 8833887
Iran (Tehran) - Tel: (009821) 8890567
Iraq (Baghdad) - Tel: (009641) 7783626
Israel (Tel Aviv) - Tel: (00972) 3 6390331
Lebanon (Beirut) - Tel: (009611) 365374
Palestine office (Jerusalem, Israel) - Tel: (009702) 2400485
Yemen - Tel: (00967) 1481871
Myself, I know it would just be a waste of time and money.