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Lebanese rescuer 'Green Helmet' injured
Associated Press ^ | 8/15/06 | KATHY GANNON

Posted on 08/15/2006 5:47:18 PM PDT by PajamaTruthMafia

Lebanese rescuer 'Green Helmet' injured

A civil defense worker who has drawn controversy for holding up the bodies of children killed in Lebanon said Tuesday he was lightly injured fighting a weekend fire sparked by an Israeli bomb.

Salam Daher, dubbed the Green Helmet for the color of his civil defense headgear, said he was hit by debris Sunday when a bomb or missile fell on a building while he was helping to battle a fire at a gas station in the port city of Tyre.

"I fell over when the bomb hit, and I got some scratches from debris that flew up on my face," he said.

The 20-year veteran civil defense worker said he shows dead children to photographers to make clear that Israeli airstrikes killed young Lebanese during the monthlong conflict. Some Internet bloggers have accused him of setting up photos and of treating the dead insensitively.

In one photograph, taken after an Israeli airstrike hit a building in the village of Qana, Daher held a dead infant over his head. The boy's blue pacifier was pinned to his nightshirt.

"I did hold the baby up, but I was saying 'look at who the Israelis are killing. They are children,'" Daher said. "These are not fighters. They have no guns. They are children, civilians they are killing.' "

He said he had no regrets and he made no apologies. "I wanted people to see who was dying. They said they were killing fighters. They killed children."

After the photograph taken at the July 30 Qana strike, which killed 29 people, Daher has found himself under attack, accused of being a propagandist for Hezbollah guerrillas.

One Web site posted video purporting to show Daher arranging to have the body of a child taken off an ambulance and displayed for photographers.

Daher has lived in Tyre since 1996, and was among rescue workers who helped the wounded and removed the dead after an Israeli missile slammed into a U.N. compound in 1996, killing 106 people. At that time, he was photographed holding a mutilated baby.

Daher, now 39, said he doesn't care what was said about him.

"I do my job, and I take many risks for my job, to help people. This is what I do," he said. "When I am rescuing people or taking dead bodies out I try not to think with my heart because then it is very hard for me. But sometimes it is too much, when I see many people or many children.

"I tell you there are many faces that will always be in my mind," Daher said.


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1 posted on 08/15/2006 5:47:29 PM PDT by PajamaTruthMafia
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To: PajamaTruthMafia

Lebanese rescuer 'Green Helmet' injured
Associated Press ^ | 8/15/06 | KATHY GANNON

If all goes as it should - it won't be long before another 'bits the dust'


2 posted on 08/15/2006 5:50:08 PM PDT by malia ("How do you get a ceasefire with terrorists"? John Bolton)
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To: PajamaTruthMafia

A "work injury"?


3 posted on 08/15/2006 5:50:59 PM PDT by Redcloak (Speak softly and wear a loud shirt.)
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To: PajamaTruthMafia

4 posted on 08/15/2006 5:51:10 PM PDT by South40 (Amnesty for ILLEGALS is a slap in the face to the USBP!)
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To: PajamaTruthMafia

Of course this bastard is concerned about Israeli children too.....being the humanitarian that he is.


5 posted on 08/15/2006 5:52:38 PM PDT by Doctor Raoul (New York Times? Get a rope!)
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To: PajamaTruthMafia

Here is some help in case you missed a few "Key Words."

http://thesaurus.com/


6 posted on 08/15/2006 5:53:02 PM PDT by Mr. Brightside
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To: Slings and Arrows

Green Helmet Guy ping!


7 posted on 08/15/2006 5:53:45 PM PDT by Huntress (Possession really is nine tenths of the law.)
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To: PajamaTruthMafia

Raised up from the dead, eh?


8 posted on 08/15/2006 5:53:45 PM PDT by xcamel (Press to Test, Release to Detonate)
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To: PajamaTruthMafia

Tripped hurrying to the site so he could control the photographers.


9 posted on 08/15/2006 5:53:50 PM PDT by kingu (No, I don't use sarcasm tags - it confuses people.)
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To: PajamaTruthMafia
"...They said they were killing fighters. They killed children."

Gonna be captain obvious here, but when you fire at Israel from playgrounds and neighborhoods, innocents will be killed, ya goofball. Betcha had a green helmet on when you rode the short bus to school, too.

10 posted on 08/15/2006 5:56:25 PM PDT by Theresawithanh (Every time I hear the word "exercise", I wash my mouth out with chocolate.)
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To: Theresawithanh

11 posted on 08/15/2006 5:57:12 PM PDT by South40 (Amnesty for ILLEGALS is a slap in the face to the USBP!)
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To: PajamaTruthMafia

The missile had to fall on him four or five times before it looked just right.


12 posted on 08/15/2006 5:57:17 PM PDT by Buck W. (If you push something hard enough, it will fall over.)
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To: PajamaTruthMafia

Too bad he was only "slightly" injured.


13 posted on 08/15/2006 5:58:31 PM PDT by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: PajamaTruthMafia

"I fell over when the bomb hit, and I got some scratches"

He must have read Kerry's & Murtha's bios!


14 posted on 08/15/2006 5:58:43 PM PDT by TimesDomain (When a judge declares himself "MASTER", you become his "SLAVE")
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To: PajamaTruthMafia

Better put some ice on that...


15 posted on 08/15/2006 6:00:42 PM PDT by arkady_renko
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To: PajamaTruthMafia

Lebanese rescuer 'Green Helmet' injured

Ahhh, isn't that too bad?


16 posted on 08/15/2006 6:02:15 PM PDT by Jaguarbhzrd
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To: PajamaTruthMafia

A TV camera fell on him while he was staging an atrocity? ;)


17 posted on 08/15/2006 6:03:25 PM PDT by Mr. Jeeves ("When the government is invasive, the people are wanting." -- Tao Te Ching)
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To: South40

pretty funny.


18 posted on 08/15/2006 6:04:07 PM PDT by Tulsa Ramjet ("If not now, when?")
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To: PajamaTruthMafia

What an arrogant blowhard. He wants to "help" people. Just how much "help" does a dead person need? I guess he's insuring each corpse gets its 15 minutes of TV fame.


19 posted on 08/15/2006 6:06:59 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Vote early and vote often.)
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To: PajamaTruthMafia

How do you go from "scratches" to "injured fighting a fire"? Ah yes, the sKerry skool of Drama.


20 posted on 08/15/2006 6:29:15 PM PDT by visualops (artlife.us)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Ping. Check out reply #11.


21 posted on 08/15/2006 6:34:19 PM PDT by SC Swamp Fox (Join our Folding@Home team (Team# 36120) keyword: folding)
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To: PajamaTruthMafia

More like a paper cut whilst hastily opening the envelope with the check from the DNC.


22 posted on 08/15/2006 6:34:35 PM PDT by Solamente (Let all the poisons that lurk in the mud hatch out...)
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To: PajamaTruthMafia
Daher has lived in Tyre since 1996, and was among rescue workers who helped the wounded and removed the dead after an Israeli missile slammed into a U.N. compound in 1996, killing 106 people. At that time, he was photographed holding a mutilated baby.

If the Internet had been as widespread then as it is now, I wonder what would have come out about Green Helmet at that time.

It is AMAZING how the AP tapdances around whether he is a terrorist-enabling propagandist or not.

23 posted on 08/15/2006 6:38:54 PM PDT by ikka
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To: South40

Has Green Helmet Guy carried Kenny (South Park) away from a disaster area?


24 posted on 08/15/2006 6:46:31 PM PDT by NCC-1701 (RADICAL ISLAM IS A CULT. IT MUST BE ELIMINATED FROM THE FACE OF THE EARTH.)
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To: PajamaTruthMafia

And we should believe him and the media, because....?


25 posted on 08/15/2006 6:48:29 PM PDT by airborne (Fecal matter is en route to fan! Contact is imminent!)
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To: NCC-1701

26 posted on 08/15/2006 7:03:01 PM PDT by South40 (Amnesty for ILLEGALS is a slap in the face to the USBP!)
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To: PajamaTruthMafia
Daher has lived in Tyre since 1996, and was among rescue workers who helped the wounded and removed the dead

Reporter got this backwards. The wounded must WAIT until this P.O.S. is done playing with and parading the corpses (if ever) before they'll get his "help".

27 posted on 08/15/2006 7:06:22 PM PDT by Stultis
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To: kingu

Photographers=fauxtographers.

Don't remember which Freeper started the "fauxtography" thing, but pretty damned clever.


28 posted on 08/15/2006 7:10:31 PM PDT by abigailsmybaby
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To: abigailsmybaby

It was coined by Little Green Footballs


29 posted on 08/15/2006 7:18:17 PM PDT by PajamaTruthMafia
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To: PajamaTruthMafia

Check this out

http://www.theglobalist.com/AuthorBiography.aspx?AuthorId=735

I don't know how to make it a clickable link but you can cut and paste to see the goofball who wrote this puff piece


30 posted on 08/15/2006 7:22:44 PM PDT by blastdad51 (Proud father of an Enduring Freedom vet, and friend of a soldier lost in Afghanistan)
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DFU SONG: Green Berets (bwahahahahahahahaha...Green Helmet Guy finally has his own song)
DFU SONGS | 8-2006 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland

Posted on 08/07/2006 10:11:36 PM PDT by doug from upland

MIDI - GREEN BERETS

You see him on the TV...everywhere he seems to be
Always where some people die...he is known as Green Helmet Guy

If a building has been hit...he will be all over it
He's always where some people die...and he is known as Green Helmet Guy

He'll appear out of the blue...he seems to know what to do
Always where some people die...he is known as Green Helmet Guy

Lebanon is his home base...he has such an honest face
He's always where some people die...and he is known as Green Helmet Guy

Hezbollah is needing press...so he'll show up and looked distressed
Always where some people die...he is known as Green Helmet Guy

There is a drone above his head...omigosh, he will soon be dead
He'd always been where people die...we will miss the Green Helmet Guy

31 posted on 08/15/2006 7:32:13 PM PDT by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: blastdad51
From Richard North at EU Referendum

"Described in the piece as an "Associated Press Writer", she is much, much more than that. Between 1986 and 2005, Gannon was a correspondent for the Associated Press in Pakistan and Afghanistan. She is currently the Iran Bureau Chief-designate.

Her work has been published in Foreign Affairs and The New Yorker. "I is for Infidel" — on the history and politics of Afghanistan during her years working in the region — is her first book. In 2002, she was the recipient of the International Women's Media Foundation's Courage in Journalism award and in 2004, she was the Edward R. Murrow fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.

This is no lowly staff hack doing a routine "filler". This is the "big guns", out to do a hatchet job. And thus does she begin her account"


32 posted on 08/15/2006 7:32:45 PM PDT by PajamaTruthMafia
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To: 1st-P-In-The-Pod; A_Conservative_in_Cambridge; af_vet_rr; agrace; albyjimc2; Alexander Rubin; ...
Give him a Purple Heart. What the hell, give him three Purple Hearts!

FRmail me to be added or removed from this Judaic/pro-Israel/Russian Jewry ping list.

Warning! This is a high-volume ping list.

33 posted on 08/15/2006 7:39:05 PM PDT by Alouette (Psalms of the Day: 104-105)
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To: doug from upland

ROFLMAO!!!!


34 posted on 08/15/2006 7:39:31 PM PDT by PajamaTruthMafia
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To: PajamaTruthMafia

Thank you!


35 posted on 08/15/2006 7:49:36 PM PDT by abigailsmybaby
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To: PajamaTruthMafia

Thanks for posting that .I am rather HTML challenged but I can do Yahoo searches and find lots of interesting stuff


36 posted on 08/15/2006 7:52:24 PM PDT by blastdad51 (Proud father of an Enduring Freedom vet, and friend of a soldier lost in Afghanistan)
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To: blastdad51

Check this out. It will be a great help to you. You can even try it out right there:

http://www.w3schools.com/html/html_examples.asp


37 posted on 08/15/2006 7:55:45 PM PDT by PajamaTruthMafia
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To: PajamaTruthMafia
Who said Baghdad Bob was in Syria?
38 posted on 08/15/2006 8:04:48 PM PDT by Doc91678 (Doc91678)
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To: SC Swamp Fox; Huntress

I say charge the Israelis with a war crime...for not going back and finishing the job.


39 posted on 08/15/2006 8:14:22 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Visit www.greenhelmetguy.com! We'll put a corpse on the rubble for you.)
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To: blastdad51
I am rather HTML challenged

Get over it!

Nully's Quick FR HTML Guide

40 posted on 08/15/2006 8:18:07 PM PDT by null and void (Imagine a world without a CAIR...)
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To: PajamaTruthMafia
What ... no pictures of his injuries??
41 posted on 08/15/2006 8:21:07 PM PDT by Mo1 (Bolton- "No one has explained how you negotiate a ceasefire with terrorists")
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To: PajamaTruthMafia

What does GH do for a living --- when he is nor performing for the cameras?


42 posted on 08/15/2006 8:25:18 PM PDT by Exit148 (Founder of the Loose Change Club. Every nickle and dime counts!!)
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Notice she don't mention the video evidence of him setting up a shot, moving a body in and out of the ambulance to get the proper shot, and giving the cameraman directions at the same time. Be kind of hard to explain away, so she just ignores it.

What a pair of Clymers. Green Helmet and the author of this propaganda piece.

43 posted on 08/15/2006 8:32:30 PM PDT by El Gato
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To: potlatch

Green Helmet Guy dfu song ping!


44 posted on 08/15/2006 8:35:22 PM PDT by ntnychik
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To: ntnychik; devolve; PhilDragoo

45 posted on 08/15/2006 8:37:43 PM PDT by potlatch (Does a clean house indicate that there is a broken computer in it?)
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To: potlatch; ntnychik; PhilDragoo


46 posted on 08/15/2006 8:59:16 PM PDT by devolve (fx 9125_AMERICANS_KILLED_2003_BY_ILLEGALS MEX_ILLEGAL_GOT_911_TERRORISTS_ID NO_NUEVO_TEJAS)
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To: devolve

I would RUN too cause Tweety's gonna DOO something!


47 posted on 08/15/2006 9:01:44 PM PDT by potlatch (Does a clean house indicate that there is a broken computer in it?)
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To: potlatch


I'm guessing it has nothing to do with nest!


48 posted on 08/15/2006 9:12:21 PM PDT by devolve (fx 9125_AMERICANS_KILLED_2003_BY_ILLEGALS MEX_ILLEGAL_GOT_911_TERRORISTS_ID NO_NUEVO_TEJAS)
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To: devolve

You're right!


49 posted on 08/15/2006 9:20:04 PM PDT by potlatch (Does a clean house indicate that there is a broken computer in it?)
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To: ikka

"It is AMAZING how the AP tapdances around whether he is a terrorist-enabling propagandist or not."

Please contact Loanweb whose ad is on that AP/Yahoo page and tell them you won't do business with them as long as their ads are on pro-hezbullah propaganda pages like this one:

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50 posted on 08/15/2006 9:22:39 PM PDT by Yehuda ("Land of the free, THANKS TO THE BRAVE!" (Choke on it, pinkos!))
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