If they can bring down the likes of Dan Rather, it hardly matters.
Of course Hizbollah does everything it can to attract attention to innocent civilian deaths - every government and organization uses such propaganda.
In simple terms, all the still photographs contained in the video clip were disseminated and published in the MSM as accurate and true depictions of contemporary events. Each and every still was subsequently demonstrated to be staged, digitally altered or simply fake.
Unless you believe that no innocent civilians were killed in Lebanon, it's in pretty poor taste, I think.
the difference here is Hizbollah caused those deaths by 1) starting the war and 2) fighting it in such a way that extra civilian deaths were inevitable. It's amazing there were so few.
But that's not the point of the video. The point is the news organizations aren't doing their job.
I guess that Hzb could have separated themselves as much as possible from the civilian population by placing their rocket launchers in clearly marked fields or something. Of course, they would have been killed.
If I am ever caught up in a Columbine incident, will you defend my decision to hold a baby up in front of me as a human shield? I wouldn't HAVE to do it, if I didn't I might be hurt.
So you are equating Israel to a psychotic teenager on a killing spree at a high school? Interesting.
Actually, I am pointing out that it would be inexcusable to put an innocent between you and the bullets EVEN if you were totally inocent yourself
Military operations cannot be equated to police actions.
No the "point" of the video is to do whatever its creator can get away with to minimize the scale of the horror. It is a page out of the playbook of holocaust denyers and even the litigation strategy of tobacco companies.
This allows critics of Israel such as President Chavez of Venezuela (and now apparently te)
And people who point out that these photographs are frauds, are equated by te and his ilk to holocaust deniers. Quite amazing.
I wonder if the links to the doctored Hzb photos that were linked to above would amount to a "retransmission" of Hzb propaganda?
To make this as simple as I can - killing children is worse than lying - at least as far as I am concerned. Nobody has denied that children were killed (by both sides, by the way) in this latest little war. To focus obsessively about some lying or "staging" while completely ignoring dead children is a symptom of a moral outlook that is in the final stages of decay.
I am just pointing out that they are using the same intellectually dishonest approach of avoiding reality pioneered by holocause deniers and the tobacco companies.