Posts Tagged ‘Israel’

Savaged Again, Understanding the BBC’s Role

November 27th, 2012 No comments

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Savaged Again, Understanding the BBC’s Role
Monday, 26 November 2012 09:20
By John Pilger, Truthout | Op-Ed

In the Middle East, the Israeli state has successfully intimidated the BBC into presenting the theft of Palestinian land and the caging, torturing and killing of its people as an intractable “conflict” between equals. Understanding the BBC as a pre-eminent state propagandist is on no public agenda and it ought to be.
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Russia Today talks to Israeli PM spokesman and a contrast to CNN’s coverage

November 16th, 2012 3 comments

Following segment is RT talking to Israeli PM spokesman Alex Selsky as ground invasion seems imminent. In contrast, readers should head over to where Peter Hart criticizes how CNN covers the clash between Palestine and Israel, “Who Started Gaza Conflict? Well, the U.S. Says?” Regardless of your position over this conflict, it is clear RT sides more with Palestine while CNN with Israel. Even if truth is in between, you should be struck how clever propaganda plays out in the mainstream media.

And it looks like a BBC journalist has just lost his 11-month old son inside Gaza. Rocket fires from militants have killed Israelis too. This is maddening and I only wish peace prevails some how. Time to send in U.N. peacekeepers?

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the Israel-Palestine conflict, a call for peace

October 20th, 2011 55 comments

I was recently exposed to some very sad images of the Israel-Palestinian conflict and thought about what I might do constructively as a blogger. So, I have decided to make a plea to the world to help the two sides end their cycle of violence. I think we are way passed the point of taking sides. And, since this is a ‘China’ blog, I thought: it’s time to think big and how about it, China, a shot at this?

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(Letter) The Mystical Gaza Chinese Rocket

January 1st, 2009 55 comments

While it is widely reported that Hamas have fired 122mm Grad rockets into Israel, an upgrade from the Qassam, few media have gone further and stated that the new rockets were Chinese-made.

Simple Google searches seem to suggest the reason very few media outlets have made the Chinese connection is because this is somewhat dubious:

– According to Wikipedia the Soviet designed Grad rockts have been profliferated to over 50 counntries, with over a dozon countries manufacturing them.

– None of China’s 122mm Grad rockets were ever exported according to 1) Type 81-90 rockets were never successfuly exported and was decommissioned in the 1990’s; 2) Closest spec’ed WS rocket, WS-1E, never entered production.

So it is a mystery how did Hamas ever get their hands on supposed Chinese-made rocked when it doesn’t exist.

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