August 2, 2006
The Propaganda War
groups are waging a spectacularly unified propaganda war against the
Israeli military, the U.S. military and the Bush administration. They
are the liberal media outlets, liberals in the U.S. Congress and the
United Nations. In a world with a 24/7 microscopic news cycle, one
statement that is twisted, misunderstood or misrepresented can sway
public opinion and political reaction more than 1,000 tanks and 10,000
liberal media outlets basically refuse to call the members of Hezbollah,
Hamas or our enemies in Iraq what they really are – Islamic terrorists.
They most often refer to the Islamic terrorists as militiamen, militia
fighters, insurgents and guerrillas. The liberal media see a moral
equivalence between our soldiers and those of the enemy. Our soldiers
and allies do not intentionally target innocent civilians. Islamic
example, an article in the July 28
said, “Undeterred after 16 days of attacks, Hezbollah militiamen again
fired volleys of rockets into northern Israel…”
these so-called Hezbollah militiamen attacked Israel on its soil, which
triggered the current conflict. Israel is retaliating against the
Islamic terrorist organization for killing and kidnapping its soldiers
and continuing to launch rockets into its homeland.
Hezbollah is not a fledgling organization comprised of militiamen.
Hezbollah is a well-funded and well-trained Islamic terrorist
organization. It is backed by Syria and Iran and has stretched its
tentacles into Lebanon’s political system.
also see the liberal media’s propaganda machine by watching White House
spokesman Tony Snow’s press briefings. Snow has painstakingly labored to
explain to White House correspondents that a cease-fire for a
cease-fire’s sake will solve nothing. Numerous cease-fires have been
declared in the past, and the Islamic terrorists break the agreements
yet the following question, asked at the July 24 briefing, suggests that
at least this member of the press has no understanding whatsoever of
this history: “When
so many other world leaders and entities are saying we need a more
immediate cease-fire, and the U.S. persists in this view that it must be
sustainable, is it not then for people to infer that the U.S. views that
crushing Hezbollah is more important than the short-term loss of
civilian lives and civilian structures?”
question is more like an accusation – accusing the administration of
favoring the destruction of Hezbollah, as if this were an inherently
objectionable position. Perhaps the liberal reporters do not want to get
Liberal members of our own U.S. Congress also contribute to the
propaganda war by politicizing the war at every turn.
Prime Minister Nuri Maliki spoke recently to a joint session of
Congress. Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-FL) said of Maliki’s
speech, “I thought the speech was wholly lacking, disingenuous and
disrespectful of other nations in the region.”
other nations is Maliki supposed to respect? Iraq’s neighbors who harbor
and fund the terrorists attempting to topple a democratic Iraq?
Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) boycotted Maliki’s speech, stating, “When
will he be able to take over the security of his own country so that
American soldiers may leave?” My guess is this process would be
completed sooner, rather than later, if Congressional liberals would
recognize the progress being made to achieve their goal.
Secretary General Kofi Annan is aflutter because four unarmed U.N.
military observers – or peacekeepers, or whatever term the media wants
to call them – were killed in an Israeli airstrike. Annan was “shocked”
by the “apparently deliberate targeting by Israeli Defense Forces of a
U.N. observer post in southern Lebanon.” Annan accused Israel of
deliberately targeting the U.N. site before any investigation was
conducted. Neither Annan nor the most of the media mentioned that
Hezbollah deliberately hides among Lebanese civilians and launches
rockets near U.N. bases, daring the Israelis to return fire into
civilian and U.N-occupied areas.
liberals’ propaganda machine has become the press operation of the
Islamic terrorists who plot to destroy America, her military and western
civilization. This is not President Bush’s war, or Israel’s war, or a
small problem the Middle East will just have to work out for itself.
This is a global war we must wage against those who want to destroy our
way of life.
American liberals are fighting the war against our great nation with
words instead of bullets. Left unchallenged, their words can be just as
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