Skip to comments.MSNBC: Hezbollah Helped Qana, But 'No Evidence' It Was Launching Rockets
Posted on 07/31/2006 1:17:47 PM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
by Mark Finkelstein
July 31, 2006 - 16:02
NBC reporter Richard Engel sure has some severely selective sources. On the one hand, he's overflowing with information reinforcing the image of Hezbollah as a kindly humanitarian organization that was providing "supplies and relief" to the residents of Qana. On the other hand, he has "no evidence" that Hezbollah was using Qana residents as human shields for purposes of launching rockets.
Engel reported live from Tyre in southern Lebanon during this afternoon's 'The Most' on MSNBC, with host Alison Stewart. Speaking of events in Qana, Engel claimed:
"I got no indication [the people of Qana] were being held against their will. Just the opposite, it seemed Hezbollah was helping these people, providing them with food and water. These were some of the [poorest] people in the town, those with money had already left. They were staying in this section of town because there was food and water. Hezbollah were giving them supplies and relief."
But when it came to allegations that Hezbollah had cynically exploited the situation, Engel-the-fount-of-knowledge suddenly dried up: "Whether they [Hezbollah] took advantage of that to launch a rocket, I don't know. We didn't see evidence of that."
No evidence, really? So Engel didn't see or at least hear of the video screened yesterday by the IDF showing rocket launches from Qana? Makes you wonder who Engel's sources are.
An odd aside: Stewart actually asked Engel whether in southern Lebanon he saw "any anti-American sentiment."
Responded Engel, palpably shocked by Stewart's naivete: "Clearly. Everyone we came up to was expressing that sentiment very clearly. They were saying that it is American weapons that are being dropped on these villages and they believe that the US and Israel [are working] hand in hand."
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Oh,yes, hezbullsh**, the humanitarian organization, well known throughout the world for its many aid contributions to peace loving peoples. /SAR
Responded Engel, palpably shocked by Stewart's naivete: "Clearly....
STEWART: OK Engel, then I'll ask you if you've seen any anti-American stuff, you know, like...
ENGEL: Yeah, yeah, I know the drill. Just give me the standard cue.
OFF CAMERA: Ready on the set! In 5...4...3...
What do they mean no evidence? Don't they have access to a television monitor? That video seemed pretty impressive to me.
is PMSNBC really still on the air ?
In other news, "Reporter" asks Iranian leader if his country is exporting weapons of terror. Absolutely not is the reply, that settles it. (/sarcasm)
Just more bull&^%$ liberal crap from the MSM. It is just beyond amazing how low these maggots will stoop to make anything this administration supports look bad. Lies, spin, crime, you name it. Nothing is TOO LOW for these maggots.
I actually got the sense Engel was shocked by Stewart's naive question.
They don't watch Fox, the aircraft camera showed multiple rockets coming from that building and the pilot zeroing in on the rockets when he let the bomb go and showed it hit exzctly where the rockets were being launched form.
Welcome to the inverted world of brainy liberals. Up is down; left is right; Hezballah is right up there with Mother Theresa.
Here's link to IDF page with video of rocket launches from Qana:
I think it's been pretty much proven that the Qana photos were totally staged. The MSM will have to address this sooner or later.
I hadn't seen the video you mentioned. That's pretty impressive. This guy is obviously on station and not getting very good intel in. Then he tries to speak with authority and isn't informed enough to do that. Those who are talking to him should let him know that he's missing some key info.
Pushing for immediate defeat...