Jul 31 2006

Qana Staged?

Published by at 8:35 am under All General Discussions,Hezbollah

Folks on the internet (welcome to the brave new world) and fair and balanced news organizations have been working to understand the Qana quandry. The attacks happened between 12 and 1 AM, and people evacuate. Then some ‘poor’ people take shelter and the building collapses. But as bodies are pulled from the ‘rubble’ pictures show rescuers and victims amazingly free of dust and debris and blood. Did people die at the site? I am sure some did. But is Hezbollah pulling a fast one on a gullible world quick to jump to conclusions? Here are some reports on the matter.

The Isreali Insider notes a child victim with rapid rigor mortis setting in, among many other discrepencies:

Why would the civilians who had supposedly taken shelter in the basement of the building not leave after the post-midnight attack? They just went back to sleep and had the bad luck to wait for the building to collapse in the morning?

National Public Radio’s correspondent reported that residents of that building had left and the victims were non-residents who chose to shelter in the building that night. They were “too poor” to leave the down, one resident told CNN’s Wedeman. Who were these people?

What we do know is that sometime after dawn a call went hour to journalists and rescue workers to come to the scene. And come they did, in droves.

While Hezbollah and its apologists have been claiming that civilians could not freely flee the scene due to Israeli destruction of bridges and roads, the journalists and rescue teams from nearby Tyre had no problem getting there.

Lebanese rescue teams did not start evacuating the building until the morning and only after the camera crews came. The absence of a real rescue effort was explained by saying that equipment was lacking. There were no scenes of live or injured people being extracted.

There was little blood, CNN’s Wedeman noted: all the victims, he concluded, appeared to have died while as they were sleeping — sleeping, apparently, through thunderous Israeli air attacks. Rescue workers equipped with cameras were removing the bodies from the same opening in the collapsed structure. Journalists were not allowed near the collapsed building.

Rescue workers filmed as they went carried the victims on the stretchers, occasionally flipping up the blankets so that cameras could show the faces and bodies of the dead.

But Israelis steeled to scenes of carnage from Palestinian suicide bombings and Hezbollah rocket attack could not help but notice that these victims did not look like our victims. Their faces were ashen gray. Their limbs appeared to have stiffened, from rigor mortis. Neither were effects that would have resulted from an Israeli attack hours before. These were bodies that looked like they had been dead for days.

Did Hezbollah collect bodies from morgues to stage this? It is coming clear why Israel gave a short reprieve to their attacks. They are banking on journalists to do their jobs and not be caught up in their emotional biases. I doubt it will work. The headlines all day screamed about children dying in their beds without any thought of what happened.

The fact is a normal, legal military DEFENSIVE act is to follow rocket trails back to their launchers and bomb the sites. The IDF reminds the world that any nation would do this in response to attack. The fact is Hezbollah is commiting war crimes by staging their weapons near civilians and enticing defensive attacks by using those weapons.

The world, but specifically the leftwing biased news media, demonstrated their true biases yesterday. The war between Hezbollah and Israel was started by Hezbollah. And Hezbollah has targetted citizens and killed children:

The British tie-wearing commentator set at the studio, wearing an expression of well made-up revulsion, while displaying the screaming newspaper headlines. All of Europe is united today, so it seems, in the opinion that all of us – all Israelis – are guilty over what is characterized as “the second Qana massacre.”

Sorry precious child, you will forever remain seven-years-old. The small body left in the arms of grandma Yehudit at the community of Meron, which nobody in the world remembers. In fact, nobody really reported it.

Sorry, Omer, sorry we did not drag all news agencies crews and foreign correspondents and al-Jazeera to the site and turned to the United Nations Security Council and organized around-the-clock protest rallies and screamed, the second that cursed rocket fell on your home and killed you and grandma.

The international media has behaved disgustingly during this event. They jumped to conclusions and did something for Hezbollah they never did for Israel, the wept for their dead children. But it seems those dead children died days before hand. No matter to the liberal news media and their completely slanted reporting. For they do no wrong. Ever.

Addendum: Here is an interesting perspective (H/T: RCP) from an Israeli mother whose son is fighting in Lebanon and passed onto her some insights on how Hezbollah ‘fights’.

Major Update: [Graphic Warning - photos of carnage] While the staging of the site is still in doubt, Richard at EU Referendum has photographic evidence of staged camera shots. If you notice the time line of photos and the ubiquitous “rescue worker” (i.e., Hezbollah PR man) you can see dead bodies were removed from ambulances or some other place and then placed in the rubble for pictures to be taken. Staged? At least some of it was.

Major Update: [Graphic Warning - photos of carnage] This Reuters photo is actually of the same dead baby from the previous links. But now the poor child has been adorned with a nice clean pacifier to accent the propaganda value of this child’s corpse. Where are the Geneva Convention thought police when a child’s body is being used for propaganda by these terrorists? Where are the human rights organizations? Terrorists and photographers are gaining from the craven abuse of this child’s body!

Addendum: Folks, I noticed now that the EU Referendum photos show that very same, clean pacifier. What stunned me in the Yahoo-Reuters photo was its prominence. Reader Merlin also noted it in the EU photos while I was posting the update. But it is still a crime against humanity, if not these dead children, to use them as props for cameras and adorn their corpses with emotion-enhancing items.

18 responses so far

18 Responses to “Qana Staged?”

  1. Karig says:

    I think the word needs to get out to people that, for whatever reason, the news media is simply unreliable when it comes to stories from the Middle East in general and Israel in particular. The news media just keeps (apparently) falling for staged massacres set up by Hezbollah and other anti-Israeli groups, and the media never seem to figure out that maybe it doesn’t help their credibility to simply repeat the messages given by groups that fake things like this.

    Right now I’m at the point where I almost automatically discount any news that makes Israel look bad, because the propaganda just never stops flowing.

  2. MerlinOS2 says:

    Aj
    Powerline links to a story at this site

    http://eureferendum.blogspot.com/

    The photos seem to show victims with a strange lack of blood, ashen grey color and some evidence of rigormortis which does not occur that fast. The story points out even more hints.

    Looks like a mortuary robbing setup.

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  5. MerlinOS2 says:

    AJ

    If you look at the picture of the child with the pacifier pinned to it’s chest, it is amazing how clean the pacifier is as compared to the child.

  6. crosspatch says:

    What amazed me is that all of the dead seemed to be women and children while all the “wounded” seemed to be military aged men who actually didn’t seem in that bad of shape. One of the “victims” even raised his head and looked around at the crowd as he is being carried away from the building on a litter.

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  10. crosspatch says:

    DB posted the Wikipedia link to rigor mortis over at Sweetness & Light. If the building collapsed during the 1am strike, rigor would have set in within the period of the bodies being removed. Rigor mortis is generally completely relaxed within 36 hours so casualties showing rigor mortis are generally from between 4 and 36 hours old which is consistant with the pictures being taken mid-morning after a midnight raid.

    I would be most interested in seeing any Israeli imagery after 1am that shows that building location. If we don’t get any, then chances are good that the building was in fact destroyed in the 1am strike and they are allowing their initial apology to stand.

  11. AJStrata says:

    Crosspatch,

    Some claimed the building came down around 7 AM, that is where the discrepency lies. I would believe the 1 AM deaths, but who knows now?

    I know who enticed the bombing on the site – Hezbollah.

  12. crosspatch says:

    I can think of ways that the casualties could look like they do. Imagine the first leak causes a gas line break, the people sleeping suffocate from gas and the building eventially experiances an explosion and collapses.

    Or … gas line breaks, building eventually explodes and collapses, people in the basement survive the collapse but the enclosed area of the basement experiances a buildup of carbon monoxide suffocating everyone.

    In both scenarios you have people with little visible injury who appear to have died in their sleep.

    Now I am not saying that Hezbollah hasn’t milked this for all the propaganda value they can get out of it. What I am saying is that it dawned on me that there is a logical reason why these casualties are in the state they are in. I still would want to see any imagery of the area after 1am.

  13. crosspatch says:

    “Imagine the first leak”

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  16. retire05 says:

    The children pictured are definately under rigor mortise. Note that in all pictures, the position of the arms and legs of the children never change, even though they have been handed from one person to another. And all the pictures show the infant (with the pasifier) with his head to the left of the one who is carrying him. When you hand a child over to someone else, the position would be switched from right to left, so this child had been laid down in order to have it’s head in the same left arm position.
    The MSM will never look into this. America is the big Satan and Israel is little Satan.

  17. Terrye says:

    I have seen a lot of dead people and these pictures do not look right.whatever else is true Hezbellah is using this for all it is worth. Parasites.

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