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The Dissection Of Terrorist Propaganda Made for TV (VIDEOS)

Posted by ssbg on July 31, 2006

Cross-posted from MsUnderestimated.

A friend of mine sent me this link, and I have to say I was stunned when I watched the “Pallywood” video. This isn’t just your typical conspiracy theory, people; this is legitimate and with audio/visual proof of the Palestinian production company that is paid to make Palestinians’ “deaths” and “injuries” look factual.

Apparently this is not very new, however it was new to me – but relevant still the same and worthy of passing around. For those of you out there who do NOT believe that a lot of the B.S. casualties on the Hezbollah, Hamas, Palestinian sides are just that – B.S – this post is just for you! Some are obviously nothing more than what is created in the director’s studio for the media idiots to buy into, swallowing hook, link, and, in this case, stinker!

Here’s the link to the YouTube video “Pallywood.”

From the site Second Draft, you can read and see the truth also about the Al Durha “incident.” From the Pallywood video, here’s what the producers say:

“The material we show here constitutes a tiny fragment of a much larger phenomenon, raw footage from Palestinian photographers working for major western media outlets. From this material, our news agencies prepare news reports that shape our perceptions of what is happening in the Middle East Conflict.We think that a close analysis of this material defies all expectations of what such footage should resemble, and suggest that Palestinian photographers do not at all share the same production and journalistic values espoused by a free press. We leave the experience and the judgment to you:”

So, like they suggest, you watch for yourself and YOU decide. This is absolutely astonishing, and I can’t believe I’ve not heard of this before.

To read the rest of the post, and watch the second video, “Al Durha,” go to MsUnderestimated.

From: http://exposetheleft.com/

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Cristiano Ronaldo Best Video

Posted by ssbg on July 30, 2006

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7R4wIcqh7gU

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A powerful and amazing statement on Al Jazeera television

Posted by ssbg on July 30, 2006

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Here is a powerful and amazing statement on Al Jazeera television. The woman is Wafa  Sultan, an Arab-American psychologist from Los Angeles. She is speaking in Arabic, so you probably have to read the translation below the picture.

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Who is Wafa Sultan?
Rarely do we get a chance to witness an earthquake in ideological thought in this day and age. You could miss it amidst the noise and chaos of the global media marketplace. But if you want to see what an ideological earthquake looks like, go watch the video clips of Wafa Sultan, who on February 21, 2006, was invited to speak on Aljzeera, the Arab news network with the largest Arabic audience.

The videos are shocking. Sultan’s performance is riveting for it’s intellectual forcefulness, her command of the facts of history, and particularly for the way she handles herself when challenged by the islamic, male fundamentalists she has been pitted against.

She is a messenger of Truth with the courage of a lioness, and we need more women like her to stand up and speak out on behalf of women, democracy, tolerance, and respect for humanity. Her act of defiance was akin to Martin Luther’s challenge to the Catholic Church, but in this case, it’s a bolder proclamation for Secularism in the face of the monsters forged by religious fervor and extremist ideologies.

Those here who take pride in our “open” media may find yourselves picking your jaws up off the floor, and jealous at the courage shown on the part of Aljazeera. Certainly, they must have known what they were doing, for this was her second appearance on Aljazeera in this same forum of debate against religious conservatives. And one which has now been deemed more damaging to Islam than the Danish Cartoons by her new critics in the Arab world.

You will remember Wafa Sultan, and we will be hearing from her again. (She is finishing a book about her life story soon.)

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Let Israel Win the War

Posted by ssbg on July 30, 2006

By Charles Krauthammer
WASHINGTON — What other country, when attacked in an unprovoked aggression across a recognized international frontier, is then put on a countdown clock by the world, given a limited time window in which to fight back, regardless of whether it has restored its own security?

What other country sustains 1,500 indiscriminate rocket attacks into its cities — every one designed to kill, maim and terrorize civilians — and is then vilified by the world when it tries to destroy the enemy’s infrastructure and strongholds with precision-guided munitions that sometimes have the unintended but unavoidable consequence of collateral civilian death and suffering?

Hearing the world pass judgment on the Israel-Hezbollah war as it unfolds is to live in an Orwellian moral universe. With a few significant exceptions (the leadership of the United States, Britain, Australia, Canada and a very few others), the world — governments, the media, U.N. bureaucrats — has completely lost its moral bearings.

 

The word that obviates all thinking and magically inverts victim into aggressor is “disproportionate,” as in the universally decried “disproportionate Israeli response.”

When the United States was attacked at Pearl Harbor, it did not respond with a parallel “proportionate” attack on a Japanese naval base. It launched a four-year campaign that killed millions of Japanese, reduced Tokyo, Hiroshima and Nagasaki to a cinder, and turned the Japanese home islands to rubble and ruin. Disproportionate? No. When one is wantonly attacked by an aggressor, one has every right — legal and moral — to carry the fight until the aggressor is disarmed and so disabled that it cannot threaten one’s security again. That’s what it took with Japan.

Britain was never invaded by Germany in World War II. Did it respond to the blitz and V-1 and V-2 rockets with “proportionate” aerial bombardment of Germany? Of course not. Churchill orchestrated the greatest land invasion in history that flattened and utterly destroyed Germany, killing untold innocent German women and children in the process.

The perversity of today’s international outcry lies in the fact that there is indeed a disproportion in this war, a radical moral asymmetry between Hezbollah and Israel: Hezbollah is deliberately trying to create civilian casualties on both sides while Israel is deliberately trying to minimize civilian casualties, also on both sides.

In perhaps the most blatant terror campaign from the air since the London blitz, Hezbollah is raining rockets on Israeli cities and villages. These rockets are packed with ball bearings that can penetrate automobiles and shred human flesh. They are meant to kill and maim. And they do.

But it is a dual campaign. Israeli innocents must die in order for Israel to be terrorized. But Lebanese innocents must also die in order for Israel to be demonized, which is why Hezbollah hides its fighters, its rockets, its launchers, its entire infrastructure among civilians. Creating human shields is a war crime. It is also a Hezbollah specialty.

On Wednesday, CNN cameras showed destruction in Tyre. What does Israel have against Tyre and its inhabitants? Nothing. But the long-range Hezbollah rockets that have been raining terror on Haifa are based in Tyre. What is Israel to do? Leave untouched the launch sites that are deliberately placed in built-up areas?

Had Israel wanted to destroy Lebanese civilian infrastructure, it would have turned out the lights in Beirut in the first hour of the war, destroying the billion-dollar power grid and setting back Lebanon 20 years. It did not do that. Instead, it attacked dual-use infrastructure — bridges, roads, airport runways — and blockaded Lebanon’s ports to prevent the reinforcement and resupply of Hezbollah. Ten-thousand Katyusha rockets are enough. Israel was not going to allow Hezbollah 10,000 more.

Israel’s response to Hezbollah has been to use the most precise weaponry and targeting it can. It has no interest, no desire to kill Lebanese civilians. Does anyone imagine that it could not have leveled south Lebanon, to say nothing of Beirut? Instead, in the bitter fight against Hezbollah in south Lebanon, it has repeatedly dropped leaflets, issued warnings, sent messages by radio and even phone text to Lebanese villagers to evacuate so that they would not be harmed.

Israel knows that these leaflets and warnings give the Hezbollah fighters time to escape and regroup. The advance notification as to where the next attack is coming has allowed Hezbollah to set up elaborate ambushes. The result? Unexpectedly high Israeli infantry casualties. Moral scrupulousness paid in blood. Israeli soldiers die so that Lebanese civilians will not, and who does the international community condemn for disregarding civilian life?

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(c) 2006, The Washington Post Writers Group

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WMD Shipments to Syria Described

Posted by ssbg on July 29, 2006

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This is an unofficial translation of Document Number ISGQ-2005-00022470, released as part of Project Harmony. It is a memo dated July 13, probably 2003; the author is an Iraqi opposition source located in Syria.

Subject: we have information about the location of Mass Destruction WeaponsOn Moharram 10th (Arabic calendar), prior to US/allied invasion to Iraq, fifty (50) Iraqi trucks entered Syria as convoys (or groups), I met some the drivers of those trucks, they got no idea about the content of their trucks.

The loads basically came from some where in Baghdad, Iraqi intelligence were escorting the loads. During their tripe, those truck drivers were stopped and asked frequently by the intelligence officers about whether or not they got any idea about the content of their loads, the divers replied “we have no idea,” then the officers would say “thank you.”

Upon their arrival to Deayr Ezoor city/ Syria, the drivers were ordered to get down, elements from Syrian intelligence got into the trucks, they took the trucks to big barracks for downloading.

After that; Iraqi drivers got their trucks back, they got $200 as a reward. The drivers told me that it was their second time to bring such secret shipment; the first shipment was Moharram 1st.

I have a friend in Syria working in Syrian company, the man has ½ of the company, and the other ½ belongs to a Syrian businessman.

This Iraqi person, a former counselor at Iraqi embassies, has strong connections with Iraqi embassy in Syria, he knows all Iraqi intelligence men there, and he has no idea that I am working with the Iraqi opposition in Syria.

I used to visit him daily during that period to listen to the important news. When the trucks arrived to Syria, I visited him, told him “Iraqi weapons got inside Syria,” he replied “who told you.” I said “I have my own resources,” he replied “don’t tell any one about that because actually it is inside.”

Based on this and a number of other reports, it seems likely that some, at least, of Iraq’s WMDs were shipped to Syria shortly before the war started in 2003.

From:http://www.powerlineblog.com/

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