CNN- Outstanding Journalism Eludes Them

In an earlier post I spent a few minutes complaining about CNN allowing itself to be used as a propaganda tool for terrorists. Sadly, but not surprisingly they continue to strive for mediocrity. In the following story they just miss the mark.

Palestinian rocket injures sleeping soldiers

JERUSALEM (AP) — A rocket fired from Gaza struck a tent filled with sleeping Israeli soldiers, wounding more than 20 of them early Tuesday, Israeli medics and the army said.

The army confirmed that a rocket had landed on a base in southern Israel about a half-mile north of Gaza.

Palestinian militants in Gaza fire crude rockets almost daily at towns in southern Israel, causing panic but rarely causing serious casualties. [emphasis mine]

Forgive my outrage, but CNN seems happy to talk about injured soldiers but neglects to cover the attacks on children.

Watch the video in this link of children running for cover or better yet watch it here and tell me you aren’t upset. Tell me you aren’t outraged and ask CNN why they minimize the seriousness of crude rocket attacks.


The Hamas Version of Peace

On the second day of school terrorists continue to fire rockets at schools in Sderot. This is going to get uglier before it gets better.

Parents, can you imagine sending your children to school under these conditions.

Al Qaeda’s Beaver Boy


It is not Aussie Dave’s separated at birth bit, but it works. I am sorry, but it is hard to take this guy seriously. Not only does he resemble an overgrown rodent, he makes me think of Elmer Fudd. But something tells me that when his day comes he won’t find himself engaged in witty banter with Bugs Bunny.

If you haven’t figured out who this jackass is, he is Adam Yahiye Gadahn, formerly of California. Al-Qaeda has decided that he serves as a good mouthpiece and consequently we hear their threats through him.

(CNN) — U.S. Embassies and American interests “at home and abroad” are prime targets for terrorist attacks, American al Qaeda member Adam Yahiye Gadahn said in a newly released al Qaeda-produced video.

“We shall continue to target you at home and abroad just as you target us at home and abroad … ,” Gadahn — also known as Azzam the American — says in the video provided to CNN by www.LauraMansfield.com, a Web site that analyzes terrorism.

Later in the video, which is about an hour long and takes the form of a documentary, the self-proclaimed American jihadist makes explicit threats against the United States and U.S. interests, singling out embassies and consulates”These spy dens and military command and control centers — from which you plotted your aggression against Afghanistan and Iraq and which still provide vital moral, military, material and logistical support to the crusade — shall continue to be legitimate targets for brave Muslims … until and unless you heed our demands: Stop the crusade and leave the Muslims alone,” he said.

If I were president I’d make a point of paying extra special attention to Al-Qaeda. It is time to remind them what it feels like to try and walk when a steel toed boot is shoved halfway up their rectum. I don’t like having to feel or be this way, but if they want to see what happens when they stick their hand into the lion cage it is time to show them.

I am serious about that. They aren’t playing games. They are trying to get to us. I only hope that when they come they receive the special greeting that they deserve.

Defeat Stolen From The Jaws of Victory

“Every attempt to make war easy and safe will result in humiliation and disaster.
General William Tecumseh Sherman

This is not the first time that I have heard or read something like this:

(IsraelNN.com) A Hizbullah man interviewed by Israel’s Channel 10 TV said that the terror group was saved by the Olmert government’s decision to call a cease-fire.

“The cease-fire [at the end of the Second Lebanon War] acted as a life jacket for the organization,” the terrorist said. He explained that the group would have surrendered if the battles had continued for another 10 days.

He described the condition of Hizbullah’s equipment and morale at the end of the fighting, saying they were running low on food, water, and arms.

Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni boasted before the Winograd Commission that the cease-fire was her idea, with Prime Minister Ehud Olmert saying it was one of the major accomplishments of the war.

The officer also admitted to firing missiles from inside urban centers, knowing that it would lead to civilian casualties on the Lebanese side. He explained that firing from open areas simply was not feasible, as the IAF quickly targeted any launchers operating in such areas.

Olmert and company bungled this badly. There will be another war and more people will die. Let’s hope that the next time is managed better than the last.

Glorifying Terrorists

Seraphic Secret has a story which is quite distressing.

Recently The New York Times carried a review of a film called Hot House that goes inside Israeli prisons and examines the lives of Palestinian prisoners. We’re not recommending the film or the review. But we do want to share our feelings with you about the beaming female face that adorns the article. You can see it here.

The film is produced by HBO. So it’s presumably HBO’s publicity department that was responsible for creating and distributing a glamor-style photograph of a smiling, contented-looking young woman in her twenties to promote the movie.

That female is our child’s murderer. She was sentenced to sixteen life sentences or 320 years which she is serving in an Israeli jail. Fifteen people were killed and more than a hundred maimed and injured by the actions of this attractive person and her associates.

Click here to read the full story. And please click here to read more about Malka Chana Roth, or Malki, the girl who was brutally murdered in a senseless terrorist act.