Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Not the News 2

In another story out of the Middle East, it appears the palestinian civil war is back on but, in reality, it never stopped in the first place.

Again, there's nothing new about fatah and hamas faction idiots mowing each other down in the streets and one almost has to wonder why anyone even bothers reporting it anymore. On the other hand, it happens as often as Paris Hilton does something stupid, and that gets reported, too.

In the latest bloodfest, 8 Fatah "policemen" were gunned down in what AP called "the
most ruthless round yet of factional fighting," which suggests even AP is stretching to find reasons to continue reporting this bullshit.

AP also pumped the story claiming the attack was "pushing the Palestinian unity government closer to collapse", which is kind of ridiculous since there is no such thing as Palestinian unity and likely never will be.

Other than that the story is pedestrian: gunmen in black ski masks took up positions and fired at one another for hours while residents of Gaza City hid in their homes and wondered how such a terrible thing could happen.

Clue: Your culture thrives on death and destruction. Israel's wall keeps the death and destruction, generally, from visiting it so the fall back position is for the terrorist factions to kill one another and whatever innocents happen to get in the way.

All in all, 15 palestinians were killed in internicine violence Tuesday - 28 in total over the last three days according to AP - but, hope is nigh, a truce was reached for the third consecutive day. No doubt, it will be prove equally as successful as its predecessors.

I may have printed this once or twice before but, hey, it's at least as much news as what AP is reporting: the palestinians are a waste of time and effort and the idea of them running their own state in any forseeable future is laughable.

5 comments:

Michael said...

hope is nigh, a truce was reached for the third consecutive day. No doubt, it will be prove equally as successful as its predecessors.

Hey, why so glum? A "truce" on Monday lasted a whopping 3 hours.

Here is the real question: Why is the palestinian situation reported as "world news?"

Outside of Israel, the PA, Egypt, and Jordan, does it actually have any affect or impact on any country in the world?

What no one seems to point out is that the "palestinian/Israeli conflict" is a media construct...

southfield_2001 said...

You got it, Michael. Why is the I/P situation so heavily reported? Because that's where the reporters are...
There are a host of other places with far more newsworthy on-goings.

Michael said...

There are a host of other places with far more newsworthy on-goings.

You mean places like Darfur, or Venezuela, or Russia, right?

Except, that all of those places lack a safe haven for the reporters, where they can submit their stories without censorship, or fear of retaliation. A haven that Israel offers.

I once saw a comment by a reporter (I forget the citation, or I'd tell you) to the effect that he liked covering Israel, because it was the only place in the Third World areas where a Westerner could safely find a girlfriend...

Interesting.

WomanHonorThyself said...

great rants but hey..keep fighting the good fight!...one way or another..Israel will prevail~!

Jungle Mom said...

Speaking of Venezuela,
http://www.venezuelaawareness.com/dalehurd/spectacle.htm
I know it is an old article but with the new restrictions on reporting, it is hard to get much news out.