War, Propaganda, and Evil

Wednesday, August 02, 2006
I spent all night restless after reading this report from Galliawatch. Tiberge translates the argument of a purported French nurse/blogger to speculate that Hezbollah are murdering disabled children for the cameras. War brings out the evil in propagandists; it also brings out the evil in men. If this speculation has a basis in fact, I would have to say Hezbollah and their media facilitators are among the most evil of men:
I am a registered nurse, with long years of experience with multiple-handicapped children and with older dependent persons. During the nightly news Sunday night, on TF1 TV, about the young victims of Qana, my attention was drawn to the abnormal posture of a dead child on a stretcher.

This child's arm was turned upward with the hand totally turned down. This posture is typical of the tendon contractions that occur in multiple-handicapped bed-ridden children, or those in a wheel-chair. I examined as best I could the other corpses shown in the report, and I was surprised to note that each one of them had signs of being handicapped (feet turned inward, knee and hand deformities...)
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9 comments:

David Thomson said...

Radical Islamism is nihilistic. These children would be considered martyrs for Allah. They will be rewarded in the hereafter. It really is that simple. The nice people of Hezbollah are doing them a favor. What don't you get?

truepeers said...

Yes david, i guess my post is unduly dramatic, because i do in fact get it. It is just that evil must be noted, again and again.

I would not be so sure, however, that they consider the children they murder martyrs. I think they probably just think they are a useless problem whose only purpose is to be so used. There's the evil again.

truepeers said...

I also now see that this angle of the story was picked up by Libanoscopie as noted by Seneca in a post here yesterday.

terrye said...

I don't suppose we will ever know.

Knucklehead said...

I don't suppose we will ever know.

If the Presse Ancienne had the least bit of interest in Speaking Truth To Butchery they'd hunt this down as doggedly as they hunt down anything they belive might harm the current POTUS. Alas, they have no such interest. In fact their interests clearly lie with the butchers.

You are, therefore, correct. We will never know.

David Thomson said...

“You are, therefore, correct. We will never know.”

Huh? The iranian mullahs had small children clear out land mind fields during the Iran-Iraq war. Sacrificing their lives for the sake of Allah was a relatively easy thing to do. I doubt if these Islamic nihilists lost a night’s sleep

terrye said...

david:

I know that and you know that but you would be amazed how few people do.

truepeers said...

David, I had a restless night, not because I had forgotten the mine-clearing story, but because something inside me has reached a breaking point and maybe I should try to figure out a non-futile way to go to Lebanon and take care of some of these bastards, you know if the "world community" doesn't step up to the plate.

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Funniest one I've heard in a long time.