Thursday, July 27, 2006
I am amazed at the amount of bullshit with which the midstream media has covered the so-called crisis in Lebanon.
Traveling on the road Tuesday and Wednesday I heard accounts from the CBC, Broadcast news, and the Chorus Radio network about the deaths among UN observers (including Canadian Maj. Paeta Hess-von Kruedener of Kingston, Ont.) manning a UN observer post between Israeli forces and the Hezbollah strongholds in Southern Lebanon. Even 11 hours ago the Globe and Mail ran a story that claimed the UN observers said there was no Hezbollah activity in their area prior to the bombing; that UN Secretary Gen Kofi Annan claimed the attack was deliberate. The Sun reported UN quotes that the nearest Hezbollah positions were 500 meters away.
Not once in the midstream media as I encountered it through out my day, did I hear or see the following:
That yesterday Canadian General Lewis McKenzie reported receiving emails from Maj. Hess-von Kruedener describing how Hezbollah terrorists had taken up positions within three Meters of the UN post.
To quote MacKenzie, "What he was telling us was Hezbullah fighters were all over his position and the IDF were targeting them and that's a favorite trick by people who don't have representation in the UN. They use the UN as shields knowing that they can't be punished for it."
Today a UN economics Panel has voted 45-3 to censure Israel for their treatment of the Palestinians, and demanded the Jews give Hamas the tax revenue transfers they've withheld ever since the self-proclaimed terrorist party won took power in January.
Who voted against? The U.S., Canada, and Australia. Thank God for Prime Minister Stephen Harper. The stinking Liberals under Jean Chretien and Paul Martin had a record of abstaining from such votes or worse, voting with the pro-terrorists.
I think it's obvious that the UN is supporting Hezbolla by claiming their observers were far removed from terrorist positions. The vast majority of the media reports about this conflict have been subtly, (and in many instances openly) anti-Israel. Hell, when the shelling began it was only after a day that I heard Israeli civilians were being targeted by Hezbolla rockets, and 2 full days before I heard someone in the mid-stream media admit Hezbolla had attacked Israel first.
We don't waste any of our time watching midstream Television news in our household. I get most of my news from the internet, and to a lesser extent, radio news programs from the United States and Canada. Much more rarely, I'll peruse a newspaper.