Royal Forester Well our duty doesn’t included getting ourselves killed.
The Adventures of Robin Hood, The Coming of Robin Hood 1955
Mr. Spock: It was far easier for you as civilised men to behave like barbarians, than it was for them to behave like civilised men.
Star Trek: Mirror Mirror 1067
You know how the foes of “religion” have no problem hitting Christianity via parody, in film or TV, but pee their pants at the hint of offending Islam because they are afraid of getting their throats cut?
Same thing in Gaza with Hamas
What is disturbing is that foreign journalists did not bother (or dare) to ask any of the Hamas leaders and self-proclaimed spokesmen whether they were hiding inside the hospital, regardless of what the answer would doubtless be. They apparently did not even ask themselves this question. .
One foreign journalist explained that asking such a question would have “endangered my life.” Another admitted over coffee that he and his colleagues were too scared to report news that would anger Hamas and other radical groups.
“We know that Hamas uses Palestinians as human shields,” the reporter, who asked not to be identified, said. “But why would you report this when you are sitting in the middle of the Gaza Strip, surrounded by Hamas gunmen?”
Of course Hamas would claim that this is almost as unlikely as them summarily executing people without trial
Palestinian sources have confirmed that Hamas has executed at least 13 Palestinians on suspicion of “collaboration” with Israel. None of the suspects was brought to trial, and the executions were reportedly carried out in the most brutal manner, with torture that included severe beating and breaking arms and legs.
According to the sources, Hamas has also been shooting suspected “collaborators” in the legs to prevent them from moving around. Many others, including Fatah activists, have been placed under house arrest by Hamas
For those of you who doubt this let me quote Cosmic X who reminds us of a fellow at CNN named Eason Jordan
Over the last dozen years I made 13 trips to Baghdad to lobby the government to keep CNN’s Baghdad bureau open and to arrange interviews with Iraqi leaders. Each time I visited, I became more distressed by what I saw and heard — awful things that could not be reported because doing so would have jeopardized the lives of Iraqis, particularly those on our Baghdad staff.
Via Yid with Lid who also notes when John Reed of the Financial Times tweeted this:
Watched two rockets fired toward Israel from near al-Shifa hospital, even as more bombing victims were brought in. Not over yet. #Gaza
— John Reed (@JohninJerusalem) July 23, 2014
was answered with this:
In response, @Saritah_91 tweeted: “We’ll hold you responsible if Israel uses your tweet to bomb the hospital & then justify it.”
Yeah these guys are going to be all nice about that.
If anyone thinks a CNN or NBC name is going to risk getting himself shot over report that annoys Hamas you’re out of your mind.
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