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Monday, July 31, 2006
"Hezbollah grants or withholds permission for any journalistic visit, then supervises it."
—Robert Fulford, National Post, July 29
Who was the politician that said that someone who is willing to kill you might also be capable of lying to you? I can't recall just now. But, as Fulford notes, journalists around the world accept with astonishing and naive credulity the official news reports of Hezbollah—a group that is dedicated to conquering the non-Muslim world. Is it so hard to believe that these terrorists might be okay with fabricating some propaganda?
Posted by Kevin Libin on July 31, 2006 | Permalink
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Thanks for that link, Kevin. I did think that Mr. Fulford had hit the nail on the head when I originally read that column over breakfast, and I'm glad to see his insight propagated further. Robert Fulford is at least sagacious, more likely wise.
Posted by: Vitruvius | 2006-07-31 10:59:55 PM
Apparently having Hezbollah supervise the journalists with an AK-47 is fine, but if that dastardly Stephen Harper wants the PPG to put their names on a list to ask questions, it will cause the end of civilization.
Posted by: Stan | 2006-08-01 12:06:34 AM
If any major news channel picks up this story, I will paint myself purple. If I were in charge in Israel, by this point I would be breaking out the VX...
Posted by: Big Makk | 2006-08-01 12:21:14 AM
Here's items from a couple of reporters in Lebanon who, I think, got it right. Reality Warning - if you read these items closely they are really disturbing. We will never understand the Hezbollah mind set.
Posted by: Lindsay | 2006-08-01 1:17:08 AM
"some of the details of the Qana bombing just don't seem to add up . . ."
Hmmm....geeeez....I really want to believe this, but it sounds like some crazy conspiracy theory!
If a pro-WWIII supporter would be so kind as to construct a model of the building in question, perhaps with popsicle sticks or chicken wire, and do some sort of experiment and post the results here with video I just might be swayed.
Perhaps you could consult the archives of fellow conspiracy theorists such as the Democratic Underground who have experience with this sort of thing...
Posted by: Fizz | 2006-08-01 4:51:18 AM
Stan: Right on. It's hard to fathom what the media will do with this information but with their penchant for spin and manipulation of the facts they may use it to their advantage. We know we are getting the straight goods from Robert Fulford, he is in a class by himself with forthright and insightful reporting.
Posted by: Liz J | 2006-08-01 6:25:45 AM
"If a pro-WWIII supporter would be so kind as to construct a model of the building in question, perhaps with popsicle sticks or chicken wire, and do some sort of experiment and post the results here with video I just might be swayed."
Would you really?
Besides, I think we'll be waiting a while for the results of the experiment until a "pro"-WWIII advocate shows up.
Posted by: h2o273kk9 | 2006-08-01 6:30:42 AM
Just so, H2O. Although considering that Fizz has posted to the wrong thread and not even noticed it after the fact, it may the case that his lack of attention to detail generally obviates the possibility that serious consideration of his content would be likely to bear fruit.
Posted by: Vitruvius | 2006-08-01 9:07:16 AM
The name of the person who said that, who is probably not the originator of the term, yet used it when asked, was Yassir Arafat. He was asked whether he would lie for his people, and responded that he had killed for his people, therefore of course, he would lie for them too!
Oh, and the disgusting ratbag lied! Even if anyone feels sorry for the ratbag, he horded 8 Billion USD, from the people, in his accounts. And, when he died, he kept the money for himself. Suha Arafat lives off of, what I have heard, tens of thousands of dollars a month.
Needless to say, she was not very respected in the disputed territories.
Posted by: Lady | 2006-08-01 9:16:36 AM
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