Thursday, July 19, 2007


The BBC's partisan pro-Arab Middle East editor Jeremy Bowen never manages to disguise his dislike of Israel. His latest Mid-East Diary is no exception.

Here are a couple of examples:-

"The mighty Israeli army, one of the most technologically advanced forces in the world, had been unable to stop Lebanese guerrilla fighters from Hezbollah firing low-tech missiles into the north of their country."

Low-tech missiles?

Not all low-tech according to Honest Reporting's Backspin which sees things rather differently: 1, 2, 3, and 4.

On the number of casualties in last year's Second Lebanon War -

"It killed 1,187 Lebanese, mainly civilians, and wounded 4,092."

Mainly civilians?

Who knows from where Bowen plucked his figures but I prefer to believe the Israelis who, according to the United Press International Report Analysis: Hezbollah's recovery timetable released soon after the war, "identified 440 dead guerrillas by name and address, and experience shows that Israeli figures are half to two-thirds of the enemy's real casualties." On this basis the true number of Hizbullah casualties would be around 700.

The worst part of all this is that such common errors are often picked up and repeated by journalists reporting in the Australian media who are either too lazy or simply disinclined to discovering the truth. Hence, a lethal (to Jew and Arab alike) terrorist movement like Hizbullah or Hamas, will often be painted in our media as if it were a troop of friendly boy scouts.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Yesterday was the 13th anniversary of Hezbollah's murderous attack on the Buenos Aries Jewish Community Centre.

In the memory of the victims, I spit on Bowen and all other apologists for Jew killing terrorist groups including his clones in Australia like Negus and O'Loughlin.