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Stage-Managed Massacre
Front Page Magazine ^ | 02 August 2006 | Robert Spencer

Posted on 08/02/2006 4:32:29 AM PDT by unionblue83

“The Israeli air strike on the Lebanese village of Qana early Sunday morning did more than kill 57 civilians,” says Jefferson Morley in the Washington Post. “According to a wide range of commentary in the international media, it inflamed already boiling public opinion in the Arab world against Israel, undermined what little support the United States has among the Lebanese people, and illuminated the continuing inability of Israel and the United States to achieve their goal of decisively weakening Hezbollah.” The Hindustan Times editorialized that “with Qana, one senses that the Israelis’ definition of ‘collateral damage’ has started to bear a striking resemblance to that of the very terrorist organisation that they are keen to destroy.” At a rally outside the State Department building protesting the Qana “massacre” on Monday, Leftist protestors chanted, “Hey, Rice! What do you say? How many kids have you killed today?”; “Israel Out of Lebanon! Ceasefire, Now”; and “Shame! Shame! Shame, on you!” An Australian Muslim in Qana told Australia’s Herald Sun: “I would say a few hundred have died. This isn’t war, it’s genocide.”

Except for one little detail: it is increasingly clear that the Qana “massacre” was a stage-managed Hizballah production, designed precisely to enflame international sentiment against Israel and compel the Israelis to accept a ceasefire that would enable the jihad terrorist group to gain some time to recover from the Israeli attacks. Some of the principal evidence for this:

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: hezballahwood; hezbollah; israel; lebanon; qana; racak; robertspencer; waronterror

1 posted on 08/02/2006 4:32:29 AM PDT by unionblue83
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To: Convert from ECUSA; Salem; Zionist Conspirator; Sabramerican; Alouette; F15Eagle; Nachum; goarmy

ping.


2 posted on 08/02/2006 4:34:22 AM PDT by unionblue83 (Mad Anthony Wayne -- the "original bone collector".)
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To: unionblue83

where was the outrage over the first blown up bus in Jerusalem? Or the hundredth? Or Leon Klinghoffer's brutal murder. Or...


3 posted on 08/02/2006 4:36:10 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (dust off the big guns.)
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To: unionblue83
I've been reading about this for some time now on FR. To what extent is this now verified or being accepted as fact. It is a very important issue.

Frontpagemag is not well received in the UK even in some conservative circles. But it seems to me this is beginning to get wider publicity......any help to understand this more would be gratefully received.
4 posted on 08/02/2006 4:36:11 AM PDT by vimto (Blighty Awaken!)
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To: unionblue83

And the collaborationist, "praying for defeat" media went for it totally. How insignificant can they possibly be?


5 posted on 08/02/2006 4:36:57 AM PDT by Go Army.com (A slight modification of the story, bringing out the facts)
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To: unionblue83

Jenin II


6 posted on 08/02/2006 4:39:12 AM PDT by Warren_Piece (Smart is easy. Good is hard.)
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To: Warren_Piece

At least it wasn't a "Baby Milk Factory."


7 posted on 08/02/2006 4:47:46 AM PDT by LiberationIT
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To: vimto

It's floating around the blogsphere right now. If this follows memogate, the next thing will be that Hannity. Rush, etc. start giving it big airtime. Then BOR will mention it on his show. Then, Britt Hume. Then, all of Fox News. This will then spread (with a skeptical eye, but spread nonetheless) to the cable nets and national newspapers, then finally to the big MSM.

At least that's what I'm hoping ;)


8 posted on 08/02/2006 4:47:53 AM PDT by Warren_Piece (Smart is easy. Good is hard.)
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To: unionblue83

Is it just me or has anyone else noticed that the MSM has kinda backed off on the Qana story?


9 posted on 08/02/2006 4:48:07 AM PDT by Roccus
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To: Warren_Piece

Thanks - boy it would be good to have htis confirmed


10 posted on 08/02/2006 4:50:25 AM PDT by vimto (Blighty Awaken!)
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To: Warren_Piece

Rush and Mark Levin have been talking about it this week, and John Batchelor really has this week. I've even heard it mentioned or questioned on Fox this week.


11 posted on 08/02/2006 4:56:14 AM PDT by YellowRoseofTx
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To: unionblue83

It seems that the world media has never read the story about the "little boy who cried 'wolf.'"

Time after time after time, they print these sorts of stories as if they're gospel, where the poor, defenseless terrorists are being maccacred by those mean old Jews. And then the dead fall off the stretchers and scramble to get back on them as they're being carried to their "funerals" (caught on camera). Or the survivors of the Jenin "massacre" boast about how well they boobytrapped the residences, and how they used human shields.

Maybe some day, the MSM might begin to get the idea that they might begin to gain trust when they give up their position as official propaganda wing of terrorist organizations.

Mark


12 posted on 08/02/2006 4:58:05 AM PDT by MarkL (When Kaylee says "No power in the `verse can stop me," it's cute. When River says it, it's scary!)
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To: Warren_Piece
the next thing will be that Hannity. Rush, etc. start giving it big airtime.

Rush talked about the Qana setup on his show Monday, and gave out the link to the eureferendom blog.

13 posted on 08/02/2006 4:58:13 AM PDT by Alouette (Psalms of the Day: 44-48)
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14 posted on 08/02/2006 4:58:46 AM PDT by Alouette (Psalms of the Day: 44-48)
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To: unionblue83

bump


15 posted on 08/02/2006 4:58:55 AM PDT by BufordP ("I am stuck on Al Franken 'cause Al Franken's stuck on me!" -- Stupid)
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To: vimto

You can try Spencer's www.jihadwatch.org website. I'll see what I can track down on other sources.


16 posted on 08/02/2006 5:01:48 AM PDT by unionblue83 (Mad Anthony Wayne -- the "original bone collector".)
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To: unionblue83
striking resemblance to that of the very terrorist organisation that they are keen to destroy

Soon the Arab world will realize that it is not a good idea to support and defend renegade radical groups such as the hezbo's, hamas, taliban, and alquaida.....

17 posted on 08/02/2006 5:02:29 AM PDT by eeriegeno
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To: vimto
I've been reading about this for some time now on FR. To what extent is this now verified or being accepted as fact. It is a very important issue.

Frontpagemag is not well received in the UK even in some conservative circles. But it seems to me this is beginning to get wider publicity......any help to understand this more would be gratefully received.

A few nights ago, Bill O'Reilly was interviewing the Israeli ambassador, who brought this up, stating that the incident was still under investigation. But that it looked as if it were staged, and the truth was on Israel's side. BOR in effect said that the truth doesn't matter, and I guess he's right. Because it doesn't, at least not to those that the propaganda is aimed at. The problem is that the media found something that they could latch on to, and immediately used it, just the way that Hezbollah wanted it to be used.

Does anybody here remember how the media screamed when they thought that they were being manipulated during the first gulf war by the US military? But when they're being blatently used for propaganda by the terrorists, nothing.

Mark

18 posted on 08/02/2006 5:02:32 AM PDT by MarkL (When Kaylee says "No power in the `verse can stop me," it's cute. When River says it, it's scary!)
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To: unionblue83
Hezbollah is capable of producing sophisticated propaganda that puts Goebbels' output to shame. Qana is an example of how they can get an uncritical press to blame Israel for an event that in all likelihood was perpetrated by Hezbollah itself in order to win the media relations battle with world opinion. By the time Hezbollah's deception was discovered, the damage was already down. People should beware of stories from Lebanon that bear Hezbollah gifts. They are not what they seem.

(Go Israel, Go! Slap 'Em Down Hezbullies.)

19 posted on 08/02/2006 5:03:57 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: Warren_Piece

As I replied to someone else, BOR has said that the truth doesn't matter, at least as far as the propaganda value goes.

The media has done it's part to spread hatred against Israel and the Jews by their terrorist masters.

Mark


20 posted on 08/02/2006 5:04:11 AM PDT by MarkL (When Kaylee says "No power in the `verse can stop me," it's cute. When River says it, it's scary!)
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To: unionblue83
Like the burning of the Reichstag?
21 posted on 08/02/2006 5:05:10 AM PDT by GeorgefromGeorgia
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To: vimto
For me, the tapes and pictures have verified the scam. I, and others here, saw with our own eyes Fox's Greg Palkot's video of Qana where the "rescuers" who supposedly been digging through the rubble with their hands had on very clean clothes and sparkling white gloves. The tapes also showed two men "victims" carried around on stretchers who didn't have a drop of blood on them. As the camera was cutting off or panning away, one of the "victims" raised his head as if to get up and the other one hopped off the stretcher and walked away. This second "victim" was shown, in what I like to call 'take two', in a different location again getting off a stretcher and walking off alive and well. This guy also had his shirt half ripped off his back, but not a scratch or any bloody wound to be seen.

Why Israel isn't shouting this on the roof tops is beyond me. Why Fox has allowed this is despicable.
22 posted on 08/02/2006 5:11:27 AM PDT by mtbopfuyn (I think the border is kind of an artificial barrier - San Antonio councilwoman Patti Radle)
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To: vimto

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/744844.html

http://www.washingtontimes.com/world/20060731-103608-8953r.htm

Here's a couple of links with more info.


23 posted on 08/02/2006 5:16:42 AM PDT by unionblue83 (Mad Anthony Wayne -- the "original bone collector".)
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To: MarkL
"As I replied to someone else, BOR has said that the truth doesn't matter, at least as far as the propaganda value goes."

Sadly only too true.
24 posted on 08/02/2006 5:17:28 AM PDT by vimto (Blighty Awaken!)
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To: vimto
Except for one little detail: it is increasingly clear that the Qana “massacre” was a stage-managed Hizballah production

Michelle Malkin has a great piece on this. Especially, the arab gentleman who always seems to show up at these "massacres", with a dead child in hand.

25 posted on 08/02/2006 5:18:57 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: unionblue83
EU Referendum has also uncovered strange anomalies in the photos themselves: some workers are wearing different gear in different photos, yet clearly carrying the same corpse. Richard North comments about one of these workers: “It stretches belief to breaking point to argue that, on his way to the ambulance, he took off his helmet, his fluorescent waistcoat and his flack jacket just in order to pose for the cameras putting the body in the wagon – especially as we have the body being placed on the ‘guerney’

Just pathetic. Hizbullah is truly eveil, and their key enablers are the lame brain media.
26 posted on 08/02/2006 5:20:17 AM PDT by Jameison
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To: Puppage
Especially, the arab gentleman who always seems to show up at these "massacres", with a dead child in hand.

The Greg Packer of massacres!

27 posted on 08/02/2006 5:22:05 AM PDT by Warren_Piece (Smart is easy. Good is hard.)
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To: Puppage

Thanks I'll check M.M. out is usually spot on.

and she is lovely.


28 posted on 08/02/2006 5:22:30 AM PDT by vimto (Blighty Awaken!)
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To: unionblue83

Glad this got posted. Nothing these monsters do would surprise me.


29 posted on 08/02/2006 5:35:33 AM PDT by Paved Paradise
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30 posted on 08/02/2006 5:44:41 AM PDT by SJackson (The PilgrimsóDoing the jobs Native Americans wouldn't do!)
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To: Puppage
The Theater of Jihad

Michelle Malkin has a great piece on this. Especially, the arab gentleman who always seems to show up at these "massacres", with a dead child in hand.

31 posted on 08/02/2006 6:08:46 AM PDT by Ready4Freddy (Sophomore dies in kiln explosion? Oh My God! I just talked to her last week...)
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To: Warren_Piece

Rush mentioned it yesterday and will probably cover it more today. He's also placed links on his website to the series of photos showing it was a setup. He's on to it big time.


32 posted on 08/02/2006 6:13:57 AM PDT by libstripper
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To: unionblue83
This is a good summary of most of the pieces out there. It just doesn't cover the banner story.
33 posted on 08/02/2006 6:27:02 AM PDT by mollynme (cogito, ergo freepum)
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To: vimto

Frontpage mag is good, tho. Too bad for the Brits if they don't believe it.


34 posted on 08/02/2006 6:29:52 AM PDT by bboop (Stealth Tutor)
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To: MarkL

Truth is a Christian value, not a universal one. It is definitely not a value in the Arab world, but duplicity is.


35 posted on 08/02/2006 6:31:31 AM PDT by bboop (Stealth Tutor)
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To: Ready4Freddy

Thank you!


36 posted on 08/02/2006 6:33:22 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: bboop
I get Frontpage emailed to me and find it very good indeed. I have no doubt other Brits feel the same. But on a conservative forum, when I posted an article form it it was dismissed as neo-con propaganda.

Not all, but most conservative Brits see things very differently.

I can hardly find a home here. I'm going to try EU Referendum shortly. 'Freebritania & Sterling Times' (one site) is good but they have too many options and so the debate is slow.
37 posted on 08/02/2006 6:35:00 AM PDT by vimto (Blighty Awaken!)
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To: vimto

Anyone who dismisses FrontPage as "neo-con" is obviously coming from a leftist slant. The liberals hate David Horowitz because he was once one of them and now exposes all of their tricks and tactics. So what is their defintion of conservative?


38 posted on 08/02/2006 6:53:37 AM PDT by unionblue83 (Mad Anthony Wayne -- the "original bone collector".)
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To: bboop

Qana = Jenin


39 posted on 08/02/2006 6:59:11 AM PDT by litehaus
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To: unionblue83
I have taken the same journey as Horowitz and love his work. I started on the radical left. A few years ago I sat with a friend over a pint of beer and he said to me "you know all the things we fought for have turned out to be wrong"

Example standing ovation for Mugabe the hero of Rhodesia!

So now I lurk on FR because UK conservatism finds me a bit too 'extreme' in my views. On FR I look a bit liberal compared to some, but I find the company very good.

You have to understand conservatism in the UK is very different from the States. Margaret Thatcher for instance is better loved over there than at home. Neo-con is pretty much a dirty word in most circles, not just left, luvvie, liberal.
40 posted on 08/02/2006 7:03:01 AM PDT by vimto (Blighty Awaken!)
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To: All
Leftist protestors chanted, "Hey Rice! What do you say? How many kids have you killed today?"

Wow, now that's a blast from the past! It's obviously recycled from the sixties chant when the Left was saying the same thing about LBJ regarding Vietnam.

Goes to show how robotic and uncreative the Left really is.

41 posted on 08/02/2006 7:05:34 AM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: vimto

The Margaret Thatcher comment gave me a better understanding of what you meant by "different". The Iron Lady has always been one of my favorites almost as much as Ronald Reagan. Notice I said almost. We share a common heritage with the UK and there are many things that I am sure we conservatives agree upon. You are more than welcome here at FR and I hope to "see" you around more.


42 posted on 08/02/2006 7:07:47 AM PDT by unionblue83 (Mad Anthony Wayne -- the "original bone collector".)
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To: unionblue83

Thank you for your comment.

The contemporary Conservative Party distances itself from Mrs Thatcher. To be a 'Thatcherite' would be the kiss of death of any would be politial career.


43 posted on 08/02/2006 7:12:35 AM PDT by vimto (Blighty Awaken!)
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To: unionblue83

If this was another time, we'd never know about any of this P.A.B.E. fraud. (Print and Broadcast Enemy)


44 posted on 08/02/2006 7:14:38 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Islam is a perversion of faith, a lie against human spirit, an obscenity shouted in the face of G_d)
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To: unionblue83

The hez-bulls and their allies lie so much their noses are longer than Pinocchio's.


45 posted on 08/02/2006 7:39:58 AM PDT by Convert from ECUSA (The Arab League jihad continues on like a fart in an elevator - FR American in Israel)
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To: goldstategop
Hezbollah's propaganda machine is no better than the Dems in the US, the Pals, Castro, NK, Iran, ect.

The key is the propaganda vessel, ie, the media here and worldwide.

If the media WANTED to disseminate US or Israeli propaganda, they could, and we could win the PR war.
46 posted on 08/02/2006 7:52:58 AM PDT by roses of sharon
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To: MarkL

"Does anybody here remember how the media screamed when they thought that they were being manipulated during the first gulf war by the US military? But when they're being blatently used for propaganda by the terrorists, nothing."

That tells you which side they are on, doesn't it?


47 posted on 08/02/2006 2:25:12 PM PDT by MarcusAurelious (If you are lost in battle, we're splitting your gear.)
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