Skip to comments.The Qana Conspiracy Theory
Posted on 08/02/2006 7:18:25 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
As Hezbollah wins support throughout the Middle East in the aftermath of the Israeli airstrike that killed at least 57 Lebanese civilians over the weekend, an alternative view of the attack is emerging in blogs -- that the incident was actually staged by Hezbollah.
This "story" is a useful companion to last week's post about watching the war as it unfolds on the Web. The Qana conspiracy theory not only underscores how the Internet can misinform (an old story), it also reveals a popular demand for online content that attempts to explain away news reports that Israel (and by proxy, its closest ally and arms supplier, the United States) was responsible for the deaths of dozens of women and children in a Hezbollah stronghold.
At a time when American and Israeli public opinion of the war diverge radically from the world opinion elsewhere, the emergence of a right-wing equivalent of the Sept. 11 conspiracy theories is worth noting.........."
(Excerpt) Read more at blog.washingtonpost.com ...
Morley provides the Washington Post spin on this.
The by-line was enough to stop my reading.
It must be hurting them or they wouldn't have risen to the bait.
I just saw on television that Human Rights Watch stated that 28 people were killed in Qana, not the 50+.
Pathetic. The MSM is going to continue to crumble, and we will throw the first shovels of dirt on the turds.
as usual, it is our enemies who are truly noble.
I almost went blind, my eyes were rolling so bad.
The Compost wants to fight - Let's give 'em one!
My question to Mr. Morley: What is it about the photos that you unquestioningly accept the Hezbollah storyline?
Morley offers no refutation of the "conspiracy theory", simply alleging that people who question the veracity of the MSM (and, hence, Hezbollah) are kooks.
Dupe? Or collaborator?
This Morley guy, like most of them at the Post, were most likely disappointed that the children killed at Qana were not Jewish.
I saw that, too!! Some more spin from the Hezbullies, beefing up the numbers and the MSM falls for it as usual! Also, that building didn't collapse for another 7 or 8 hours after it was hit. Did it take that long for the terrorists (call 'em what they are!) to give their "die for the Jihad" pep talk, all the while herding (or forcing) women and children into a basement or where ever? There's something really rotten here!
Right, he can't get the latest facts on the story which were available and he has the gall to be dismissive of other opinion and analysis on the story.
After shooting down several straw man theories, and the evidence of a staged bombing piles up, they will have to retreat to the "faked but accurate" line.
I just heard that too. So, why is the other number still being touted? Could it be that our media is uncurious...or....???
Man, you and me both. Which makes us the blind leading the blind. ;)
I mean can you believe this?
We got eyeballs out here in la-la land. We saw the same dead girl placed in ambulance, picked up out of the rubble, and being carried to somewhere, all at different times of day, the times bearing no resemblence to the normal sequence of events. As in, why was she loaded into an ambulance in the AM but was pictured being plucked from the rubble later in the day? Why was the same guy with the glasses in every photo, all the hell over the place, carrying this same little dead kid around?
It's like wrestling with these people. They keep trying to tell us it's real. Sheesh I'm at the end of a rope here, gang.
Yes, like the noble savage, we now have the modern savage who is admired by those who'd never admire them if they ever were to come into close proximity to these heartless brutes.
BINGO...and no education in any other area of study..history, science, philosophy etc. I think they go into journalism because the other stuff is just too hard for them. That and the fact they are narcistic.
Agreed. It seems most of the MSM journalists come from a somewhat exclusive background. Something like a pop-gun leaves them breathless and they're just extremely short on common sense when they're forced to step outside the cocktail circuit. The real world is more of a fiction to them and when they have to deal with it or report on it they don't fare too well.
Hey jeffie, seen this, http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1676241/posts
didn't think so maroon
Author criticizes the Israel press while using The Daily Star, a Lebanese (Muslim?) paper, as a major, unquestioned source.
What this moron forgets to mention is that their own terrorist right group that originally claimed it was 60 lives now say it was 28.
(I had to go away from the show just as he was getting started on the subject, so I could be wrong).
Seems like just about every hack that gets paid to report (actually, not report, but give opinions... There is little honest actual reporting anymore) is threatened by the more knowledgable and usually more competent conservative side of the blogosphere.
The Qana massacre is as real as the Jenin massacre was, I hate these media buffoons
For a society that, by and large, has no regard for women and children, they sure do spend a lot of time going on about their dead women and children.
Most of the libbies who buy that crap also buy Amway.
"Never pick a fight with somebody who buys ink by the barrel"
"Never pick a fight with someone who buys bandwidth by the terabyte."
or something like that.
The MSM isn't usually as honest when it makes moral-equivalency arguments.
Oh. And they could answer, you know, a few nutball "conspiratorial" questions such as:
Why is there extreme rigor mortis evident in corpses that have supposedly been expired an hour.
Who is the "Green Helmet Man" and what is his relationship to Hizballah.
Why did the building collapse 6-8 hours after the initial strike?
How is it that the people inside the building were not evacuated "due to damage to roads," yet rescue workers were able to arrive?
You know... the usual nutballs questions from the web "conspiracists."
Ambulance? Only when seen from the outside. The inside shows what the vehicle really is. An old van PAINTED UP to look like an ambulance.
The 'rescuers' were there to 'dig' up the bodies and display them like hunting trophies. They had no medical equipment whatsoever.
This 'reporter' was given an outline hot off the wires from the ME and was told to write a column supporting it. He has not seen the children, pictures of the children, or even been out of the office except for coming and going to work.
---Confronted with photographs of dead children, Israeli Insider's Korvet insisted they must be something else: "The victims were non-residents who chose to shelter in the building that night," he writes. "They were 'too poor' to leave the down, one resident told CNN's [Jon] Wedeman. Who were these people?"
That question has been definitively answered in the mainstream press. Almost all of the victims belonged to two extended families, the Hashems and the Shalhoubs, who lived in the area, according to the independent accounts of The Washington Post's Anthony Shadid and the Daily Star's Nicholas Blanford.---
So where were the grieving relatives pushing in on all sides of the rescue site, Morley? It appeared from the photographs that the only ones there were "reporters", "photographers", and "rescuers". Where were the grieving extended families, numnuts?
Nailed it bump.
This is entirely fluff, predicated on arrogance.
"Confronted with photographs of dead children, Israeli Insider's Korvet insisted they must be something else:"
Below are the two Israeli Insider pieces dealing with Qana.
There is a photo of a dead child in this one.
And in this one as well.
He just hacked the piece out. At no time did Korvet deny dead children. The question is how did they get there?
Another thing occurs to me. How credible would these "relatives" be anyway?
In other words, we're not qualified to analyze the news, like he is.
Ink has become much less relevant than when that was first written. Now even owning a TV network doesn't carry as much weight as it once did.
Almost anyone can afford electrons by the mega-mole.
---Another thing occurs to me. How credible would these "relatives" be anyway?---
More credible than what we have seen anyway. Can you believe that these people just left 19 children behind or that if they were in the area wouldn't mob the site, carrying on hysterically? This whole thing just looks unreal. They should have hired some professionals to set it up. There's too much that just doesn't fit.
Even if the whole thing was real, the fact that they posed the children reduces it to propaganda. I took only one semester of journalism, but I learned that you don't pose or reenact news photos.
And now we hear the AP and others defend their little dog and pony show, and it seems their main defense is to declare anyone that has doubts to be a kook or a conspiracy buff.
"underscores how the Internet can misinform (an old story)", Well I guess they should know if anyone does, since they do it constantly.