Goodies from LGF and the LA Times, today. Via LGF comes a followup story from the mother of an Israeli soldier about the school being used as a launch point, and what impact that would have on the people living and working there. Here are some choice excerpts:
Yesterday, mortars were fired FROM the school In Jebalya. This was a direct and intentional attack on Israel, on Israel’s soldiers and population. Mortars are explosions. They are loud. You can’t pretend you didn’t hear them…
Everyone in that building yesterday KNEW that the school was being used as a launching ground…and yet, apparently not one of those thought it would be a smart thing to leave. That seems strange to me, unnatural. I was once in Jerusalem, walking with my two daughters when something “exploded” ahead of me. Everyone around me stopped, as I did. It was a bus hitting something that went flying in the air and crashed loudly into something else. People began to move and yet I stood there, unsure what to do. It should be both human instinct and parental instinct to move away from danger…
I heard a father mourning the death of his son. He blames the Israeli government, and I blame him. “Are you insane?” I want to ask him. “How could you allow your son to be near mortars being fired? What did you think Israel was going to do?” Why didn’t you take your son? Why didn’t you behave responsibly?
Hard questions, but valid ones. And as our media seems totally unwilling to look at these, as well as the implications of why the UN never raised a finger in protest to Hamas using their schools as launching grounds for terrorism, we get this lovely piece from everyone’s favorite sham of a newspaper, the LA Times: “Hamas speaks: A Hamas official insists that a ‘legacy of suffering’ under Israel is what fuels Palestinian resistance.”
Yes, you read that right. They published an op-ed from a Hamas official. Namely Mousa Abu Marzook, who was deported from the United States in 1997 and is legally recognized as a terrorist, thus being blocked from entering the country. Apparently the LA Times has no issue with this, and has no problem letting him vomit his lies and hate on the pages of its once-reputable newspaper. Well, I have no issue with the LA Times going under, so I’d suggest passing the word along that they’re officially supporting known terrorists now and see if we can’t dent their subscriber base a bit. Barring that, there’s always the good old fashioned vitriolic letter to the editor.
But that’s just one newspaper, right? No way the broadcast media would touch this, right? Well, sort of. They didn’t invite Hamas to speak on the topic of Gaza, but a few of them invited a lunatic named Mads Gilbert on for a word or two. When I say “a few,” I mean the BBC, CBS, NBC, CNN, ABC, the Independent, Sky News, and the New York Times, among others. Who is Mads Gilbert? He’s a doctor from Norway and a member of a radical Marxist party who is on record as supporting the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in 2001. No, I’m not kidding. Here’s the quote, courtesy of LGF:
In an interview with the Norwegian daily, Dagbladet, shortly after the attacks, Gilbert stated:
“The attack on New York was not surprising, after the policy that has led the West in recent decades. I am upset over the terrorist attack, but am equally upset over the suffering which the United States has created. It is in this context that the 5000 dead people must be seen. If the U.S. government has a legitimate right to bomb and kill civilians in Iraq, then there is also a moral right to attack the United States with the weapons they had to create. Dead civilians are the same whether they are Americans, Palestinians or Iraqis.”
When asked by Dagbladet if he supported the terrorist attack on the U.S., he replied:
“Terror is a bad weapon, but the answer is yes, within the context I have mentioned.”
This is why I don’t watch TV anymore.