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 ...
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.