Saturday, 5 August 2006

Israel Under Attack

The immediate threat : over 10 THOUSAND rockets, each quite capable of demolishing small buildings and killing all those inside. Mostly 122mm in calibre, the same sort of warhead as on a 5 inch Naval Gun, rather larger than the 105mm howitzsers standard in WW II, and many times heavier than the 75 and 77mm guns of WW I.

And of course, some are much larger, the size of telagraph poles, and carry a half ton of high explosive, more than the largest bombs in the Israeli inventory. Those weigh a tonne, but must of that is the weight of the casing.

And these weapons, according to the people who launch them, are specifically for usie on civilians. They're proud of the fact, they just want to Kille Jews.

From Politics Central :
8:23 AM
Eugene: siren

………… [Silence] …………

8:24 AM
Van der Leun: you okay?

8:24 AM
where are you now ?

8:28 AM
i take it you are off the air for a bit ?

8:30 AM
Eugene: Back

8:30 AM
don’t worry if I sometimes have a siren during chat

8:30 AM
it’s common, most of the time its false

8:30 AM
Van der Leun: how do you know the difference?

8:31 AM
Eugene: like this….

8:31 AM
no booms, false alarm

8:32 AM
you wait a few minutes and they tell you

8:32 AM
Van der Leun: how do they know to sound the siren? radar? watchmen? ground observers?

8:32 AM
Eugene: probably all of the above

8:33 AM
Van der Leun: Is there a network of sirens all around the region? or just in the city?

8:33 AM
And how loud are they, really?

8:34 AM
Eugene: varies

8:34 AM
sometimes it’s so faint you don’t even know unless the TV is on

8:34 AM
sometimes its London WWII loud

8:35 AM
Van der Leun: Humm, don’t quite understand why that should be so. I mean, is it a case of a distant siren in some other sector

8:35 AM
Eugene: region is divided into sectors, each have their own sirens.

8:35 AM
Van der Leun: oh i see

8:35 AM
Eugene: it’s not a full proof system

8:35 AM
Van der Leun: But seeing as how the aim of these rockets is not that precise, isn’t there a risk that people will, hearing the faint siren, conclude that they are in no danger?

8:36 AM
Eugene: NO. The RULE is: siren, bunker. no questions.

8:38 AM
Van der Leun: what’s the record time for Siren/Bunker so far?

8:39 AM
Eugene: How fast I got down there? Few days ago — 5:39AM — siren sounds after a brutal day in Haifa….

8:39 AM
40 seconds later and I’m down there with my brother, fully dressed.

That graphic sent to me by a friend and ex-colleague of mine. His family is in the Hezbollah target area according to Hizbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah. His son is an IDF reservist, and his daughter is about to join up. They're all Israelis, and thus targetted for enslevement or extermination by Hamas and Hezbollah anyway they can accomplish that.

The second, and more deadly threat in the lomg run : Pallywood, and the manipulation of the media. It's quite simple: play along, and get access. Don't play along, and they "know where you live". The Threat Simple.
From NRO
CNN senior international correspondent Nic Robertson admitted that his anti-Israel report from Beirut on July 18 about civilian casualties in Lebanon was stage-managed from start to finish by Hezbollah. He revealed that his story was heavily influenced by Hezbollah’s “press officer” and that Hezbollah have “very, very sophisticated and slick media operations.”

When pressed a few days later about his reporting on the CNN program Reliable Sources, Robertson acknowledged that Hezbollah militants had instructed the CNN camera team where and what to film. Hezbollah “had control of the situation,” Robertson said. “They designated the places that we went to, and we certainly didn’t have time to go into the houses or lift up the rubble to see what was underneath.”

Robertson added that Hezbollah has “very, very good control over its areas in the south of Beirut. They deny journalists access into those areas. You don’t get in there without their permission. We didn’t have enough time to see if perhaps there was somebody there who was, you know, a taxi driver by day, and a Hezbollah fighter by night.”
Another journalist let the cat out of the bag last week. Writing on his blog while reporting from southern Lebanon, Time contributor Christopher Allbritton, casually mentioned in the middle of a posting: “To the south, along the curve of the coast, Hezbollah is launching Katyushas, but I’m loathe to say too much about them. The Party of God has a copy of every journalist’s passport, and they’ve already hassled a number of us and threatened one.”

Robertson is not the only foreign journalist to have misled viewers with selected footage from Beirut. NBC’s Richard Engel, CBS’s Elizabeth Palmer, and a host of European and other networks, were also taken around the damaged areas by Hezbollah minders. Palmer commented on her report that “Hizbullah is also determined that outsiders will only see what it wants them to see.”

Card courtesy of Little Green Footballs, and no, it's not a fake.

A few amateurs, with no pressure to retain the "access" which their MSM competitors have, have managed to smuggle out a few photos contradicting the Hezbollah line.

Bloggers have pointed out blatant lies in stories that MSM has swallowed whole.

Hezbollah has masses of testimony, including those of UN officials, that there were no Hezbollah forces anywahere near Qana. This has been shown many times on MSM outlets, noticeably the BBC.

All Israel has is the video of rockets being fired from there. That's available on the web - if you know where to find it. MSM doesn't want to know, it would contradict their story, and get their reporters denied access.

There's more photos and video available, showing rockets being launched, and the wreckage of some of the ones hidden in damaged mosques and other buildings.

Few have any doubt that a second Holocaust would ensue if Hamas, Hezbollah and their backers got their way.

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