Wednesday, July 26, 2006

More News You Won't Hear in the MSM

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As all the world now knows, Israel, yesterday, had the bad fortune to hit the UN observer post on the border and in the process, kill 4 UN peacekeepers. Kofi Annan immediately decried this as "purposeful."

Here's what you haven't heard about that observation post.

From an emailer to Melanie Phillips:
Retired Canadian General Lew MacKenzie - who is speaking in Toronto tonight at a Stand with Israel rally - was interviewed on CBC Toronto radio this a.m. He told the show's anchor that he had received an e-mail only days before from the dead Canadian observor who was a member of his former battalion. MacKenzie says that the message indicated in effect that the UN position was being used as cover by Hezbollah, who, MacKenzie explained, can do so quite freely as they are not members of the UN and not subject, therefore, to official condemnation. MacKenzie further took issue with the misleading reportage (citing CNN in particular) that suggests that Beirut is being bombarded by the IDF and that the city is in ruins. He said that the bombing is no where near the saturation levels that constitute a bombardment and the IAF have specifically targetted a twelve-block area that is, more-or-less, Hezbollah City, and only after dropping leaflets warning civilians to vacate well in advance of the planned airstrikes.


[UPDATE: Here's the audio link to the interview.]

As usual, Melanie's entire piece is well worth reading, as she deconstructs further the BBC with its notoriously anti-Israel coverage during this crisis.
The BBC has now become one of the most potent weapons of the enemies of civilisation. It is the most prominent cultural symbol of a society that has turned upon itself and is hell-bent on committing collective suicide.
Even the US using Israel to fight their proxy war comes up for castigation.

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