What we are observing is La Grande Montatura, the Big Fakery, Fakery of every sort being “mounted” in Gaza by Hamas, and aided and abetted by those Westerners who have a long record of being viciously anti-Israel. These include Mads Gilbert and another Norwegian doctor, both of whom have been on record as approving of the 9/11/2001 bombings, and have been tireless workers in the vineyard of the most extreme left-wing, and now nicely antisemitic, groups. And CNN and the egregious BBC do not tell listeners about what they are on record as having said, what their background is.
Nor do they tell us about the kind of people, the non-Arabs that is, who are involved. And almost everyone in place is an Arab working for any U.N. connected organization in Gaza, but you would hardly know this from the solemn interviews with John Ging and suchlike, who provide a facade, for the uninformed, of presumed, but in truth utterly phony, “objectivity.” Why, just a few days ago, at 9:10 a.m., on the BBC, there were broadcast the most transparently absurd charges — such as that the Israelis “deliberately” coaxed innocent civilians out of their apartments, and then “deliberately” placed them in a single building, and then “deliberately” shelled that building. Yes, how true, we have 60 years of familiarity with how the Israelis conduct war, and how they treat Arab prisoners, and of course this corresponds — doesn’t it? — to everything they have ever done. And of course we also have 60 years of noting what the Arabs do when they make war on the Jews of Israel, and the scrupulosity with which they try always to avoid causing harm to civilians, and the way they treat any Israeli, soldier or civilian, whom they take prisoner. In all this they are truly a model for how to behave, as the U.N. will be the first to tell you.
No, of course we know perfectly well the long history of nonsense and lies by the Arabs, the charges that turn out to be utterly false, and that we have heard from the PLO, and Hizballah, and Islamic Jihad, and Hamas. And so too, of course, have the Americans, who have been charged with behaving like Nazis in Iraq. Are we supposed to have forgotten the endless re-runs on Al-Jazeera showing the “victims” of those American Nazis? Look, give anyone a camera, and a hospital ward, and a handful of real or pretend victims of violence, and if you are clever enough you can practically make the hapless Infidel army look as bad as the Nazis on the Eastern Front. It doesn’t take much cleverness.
Note, for example, how that “Israel attacks U.N. school” story is still out there. And any one ill-informed, in other words, 99% of the world, would simply think: my goodness, those Israelis attacked, deliberately attacked, a school? And with teeny-tiny children at their desks? And a U.N. school, that is a school that is obviously on the up-and-up, with no possible connection to terrorists? And they did this for no reason? And they killed people?
Well, let’s start with the “school” business. It is as irrelevant that the building is used for a school as it is that Lee Harvey Oswald fired on Kennedy from the Texas Book Depository. What counts is that the building was not being used as a school at the time. That’s one. The second is that the Israelis did not “attack the school.” They fired near the school, at those who had fired at them. This caused secondary explosions, I gather, from within the school, and what could explain that other than the storing of weapons? And we should further note that we have been told that “women and children” were “among” the victims, but just as we were told that there were 40 dead and then, later, 30 dead, we still don’t know. And note also the constant lying by people raised in a tradition of constant lying, that is, liars who outdo even the normal lying of the societies where lying is a given, societies suffused with lying that is deemed perfectly acceptable to obtain what one wishes. For this, see “The Arab Mind,” or see the testimony of all kinds of field anthropologists who have spent years in Arab countries. Or, if you wish, just look at the testimony about Islam and deception by such defectors from the faith as truth-telling Magdi Allam. And so we don’t know how many non-able-bodied males were among those victims, or how many of those males were in fact not “civilians” at all. For in the context of Gaza, the very word is not exactly one that can easily be applied with certainty. Anyone at all can, and often does, join this force or that force, a clan’s militia, or Fatah, or Hamas, or Islamic Jihad, or just goes out and starts fighting. How can the “U.N.”‘s staff — Arab or deeply sympathetic to the Arab side, for no one else is hired by UNRWA or any of the other U.N. bodies — certify the number of actual civilians? And it is surely absurd, for example, to quote, as if he were worthy of being listened to, any Arab spokesman for the kangaroo court of the U.N.’s Human Rights Commission. Have we not read at this very site over and over again about the travesty of its deliberations, in the speeches reproduced here by David Littman, Roy Brown, and others? For god’s sake, basta con this nonsense.
The other morning I listened to the BBC speaker, voice dripping with hostility and sarcasm whenever he interviewed someone willing to offer the Israeli view, deeply respectful when someone came on, with the “U.N.” label attached — a label that means, at this point, not merely not a guarantee of objectivity, but almost certainly a guarantee of the reverse: of complete bias, hiding behind the camouflage of those initials “U” and “N.” The BBC was featuring someone connected to the U.N., to some human rights part of it (it hardly matters what phony succursale it was), speaking of how the Israelis had done this, or done that, cold-bloodedly ordered people out of their apartments, and then into another building, only to then shell that building. Now a moment’s thought tells anyone, or should, just what an absurd charge this is. For if the Israelis were cold-blooded killers, they wouldn’t bother moving people from one place to another, apparently unharmed, but would just kill them where they were. And if the Israelis were cold-blooded killers, then why would they spend such an enormous effort phoning up every individual phone in Gaza? And no one denies that they have done this, not even Hamas, not even the “U.N.” Nor would they have leafletted Gaza warning civilians to leave certain areas. Why, for god’s sake, the Israelis even warned members of Hamas that their apartments would be bombed. It is known, for example, that that Hamas cleric who was killed had received the warning, but had wanted to die as a “martyr” and to take his whole family with him, and even insisted that they remain (at least one family member chose not to do so).
Doesn’t that tell us all we need to know about the efforts Israel is making to minimize civilian casualties? Hasn’t Israel always done so? Doesn’t it have a long record that we can look at, to see that that is so? Conversely, do not the Arabs have a long record of staging things, of making una montatura (a most useful Italian word), of recycling corpses? See Jeffrey Goldberg’s testimony of how he saw, on previous occasions in Gaza, Hamas people unwrapping a dead child’s body, and taking it here and there, for yet another ghoulish photo op in yet another site, in order to multiply in the public’s mind the number of victims.
And then this same lady from some “U.N.” office spoke of another charge — the charge that an adult and several children had been found, under some rubble, where she claimed they had lain for days while those Nazi-like Israelis had done nothing. Now how verisimilar is that? How likely is that, knowing what we know about the Israelis and the treatment they give even to Arab terrorists who, having killed Israelis and themselves been wounded, have been taken to Israeli hospitals, again and again and again, and as we know from many decades of this, have there been given exactly the same level of care as are Israelis themselves? Are we expected to forget that, and to believe the Arab, and the “U.N.” version, of events?
And then there is something else. You don’t have to know a thing except this: it makes no sense for Israel to want to increase the number of civilian casualties, and it makes perfect sense for Israel to wish to limit them, to keep them to a minimum. That is what those warning phone calls and those warning leaflets were all about. That is what the pinpoint bombing against 50 Hamas targets in the first few minutes of the campaign was all about. Furthermore, a moment’s thought should tell any person of sense that Hamas has shown again and again that it has no compunction about using Arab “civilians” or even real civilians as cannon-fodder. It has no compunction about murdering, in cold blood, members of Fatah, or those related to them, for example, and has done so during this campaign, as Arabs have testified. And as it did in its own previous war against Fatah, it has been throwing people from buildings, murdering them, doing whatever it wished. And it has done the same against some of the powerful families, the clans, of Gaza, that dared to defy Hamas. Why, then, would anyone think for a minute, when we have testimony after testimony from those Arabs who dare — though usually anonymously — to tell us what Hamas does, should we give any credence to those who would have us believe that Hamas is not moving heaven and earth to increase those civilian casualties? And why would not Hamas itself not be engaged in simply murdering people, and attributing their murder to Israeli soldiers? We know from all the evidence, such as the map found by the Israelis the other day, that Hamas has been booby-trapping apartment buildings in Gaza, so that should an Israeli shell fire back at Hamas members who fire at them, or should Israeli soldiers enter a building to find Hamas members, the whole thing might explode, killing the Israelis, but also killing whatever civilians are in the building. And as far as Hamas goes, that’s fine, that’s okay, that helps The Cause.
In any case, I waited until the end of these absurd charges to catch the name of this “spokesman” for some “U.N.” group — human rights or somesuch phony thing, and I heard her name: Allegra Pacheco.
Ah! I said to myself. Allegra Pacheco. Of course. That explains a great deal, that explains everything.
You don’t know Allegra Pacheco? Well, then, just google her name. Mads Gilbert in female clothing.
Hamas and its willing collaborators attempt to muddy the moral waters, through the convenient likes of Mads Gilbert, John Ging and now, introducing”¦ Allegra Pacheco.