Friday, July 28, 2006

Can you believe this?

So it finally comes out. Hizbollah is a master at wtf pwn-ing the western media. They stage media events to make us feel sympathy. Don't fall for it. Hiding behind civilians is not courageous. Hiding behind civilians that don't support your cause is even worse. I have heard reports of Hizbollah not allowing people to leave Bint Jbeil, wtf is that. I recognize that both sides play the propaganda war, but I am wondered why I didn't see scores of Israeli civilians in the news. All I heard about was dead Israeli soldiers.

You want to know why? ........    The Israeli government promoted bomb shelters and has air raid sirens to warn it's citizens. Hizbollah? ... they would have a siren to tell people to run out into the street, luckily they haven't thought of that yet. - Transcripts

This is a heavily orchestrated Hezbollah media event. When we got here, all the ambulances were lined up. We were allowed a few minutes to talk to the ambulance drivers. Then one by one, they've been told to turn on their sirens and zoom off so that all the photographers here can get shots of ambulances rushing off to treat civilians. That's the story -- that's the story that Hezbollah wants people to know about. (Voice-over): These ambulances aren't responding to any new bombings. The sirens are strictly for effect. When a man in a nearby building is prompted to play Hezbollah resistance songs on his stereo, we decide it's time to go. Hezbollah may not be terribly subtle about spinning a story, but it is telling perhaps that they try. Even after all this bombing, Hezbollah is still organized enough to have a public relations strategy, still in control enough to try and get its message out.

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