Saturday, February 16, 2008


When Hizbullah's leader Hassan Nasrallah declared open war on Israel after blaming it for the killing of his deputy and master terrorist Imad Mughniyah he again showed his true colours - "The blood of Imad Mughnieh will contribute to the disappearance of the Jewish state," said Nasrallah [Hezbollah declares 'open war' on Israel]. More and more, Nasrallah and his allies are taking on a strikingly similar pose to the man who must surely be the inspiration for these murderers - look at Nasrallah as he addresses his acolytes and declares that "Mughniyah's blood will lead to Israel's end."

However, according to a Lebanese source quoted in Haaretz newspaper, Syrian police have arrested suspects in connection to the killing. And surprise, surprise, the suspects are "mostly Palestinians residing in Syria."

The news that suspects detained in this case include Palestinians should be enough to ensure that the friends of Palestine in the media will erect the usual firewall around this story and therefore consign it to the blank pages.

The story will probably end up alongside this one about another bomb blast involving terrorists in Gaza - Top Islamic Jihad militant, six others killed in Gaza blast, which might have gotten a run because it involved the tragic death of terrorist Ayman Atallah Fayed's wife, a son and a daughter aged 6 and 5 respectively.

Problem is however, that these deaths, like so many others that take place in such circumstances, were most likely the result of a workplace accident. In other words, the Jews weren't involved and as a result, the likelihood is that it will only ever be referenced peripherally in our local news.

By that I mean when a journalist provides statistics of deaths in the Israel/Palestine and includes them in the number of Palestinian non-combatants who have perished and then it will be done in such a way that the blame does fall on the Jews.

That approach is pure Joseph Goebbels and that raises the question why is it that Islamic fascist groups like Hizbullah, Hamas, Islamic Jihad and the Al Aksa Martyrs Brigades enjoy such special protection from so many in the west's media?

1 comment:

Gulliver_on_tour said...

Wrong about the death of that Islamic Jihadist in Gaza. The Sunday Age published a Reuters story that was all over the blame the Israelis aspect when, in fact, all of the evidence points to "workplace accident". Even Hamas hasn't jumped to the wrong conclusion.