Thursday, November 23, 2006

Amnesty
International
Finds Hizbollah
Used Human Shields
BBC Covers It Up


From Freedom's Cost:


The BBC has managed to perfect George Orwell’s Newspeak in a way the author of Brave New World, never thought possible. In an article about a new Amnesty International report called for a UN-led probe into the conduct of Israel and Hezbollah during the conflict.

The BBC speaks almost exclusively about Israel alleged culpability, except towards the end of the article, once its one sided bias has already swayed the reader’s opinion.

The following is found in the article:


Amnesty found that Hezbollah hid Katyusha rockets among civilians and often fired them into Israel from the cover of civilian villages.

But researchers found no evidence that Hezbollah actually used civilians as human shields during the fighting.


How is it possible that Amnesty finds that “Hezbollah hid Katyusha rockets among civilians and often fired them into Israel from the cover of civilian villages,” and yet “found no evidence that Hezbollah actually used civilians as human shields during the fighting?” The Big Pharaoh comments on BBC’s story as follows:


Well, please withstand my ignorance, but, how can Amnesty say Hezbollah hid Katyusha rockets among civilians and fired them from the cover of civilian villages and then say there was no evidence that Hezbollah actually used civilians as human shields. Common sense denotes that hidding rockets among civilians and firing them from villages is a way of using civilians as human shields.


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