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Response to polly7 (Reply #2)

Fri Oct 18, 2013, 04:49 PM

7. Well, Oberliner has a point...

 

The claim that Israeli soldiers had their guns pointed at her is obviously false, for instance.
Here's the image, from al-jazeera...


And here's the entire image:


And a second angle:


And a third:


Their guns are pointed downwards, at rest - not being aimed at her.

And, well, she DID, y'know... start it:


Whether a skinny French woman throwing a punch deserves to have her ass dropped is debatable, I suppose. But to claim that the Israelis had their guns on her, or that they attacked out of nowhere, is in fact false. Paris recalled her after this because, well... nobody wants a diplomat who starts a fistfight.

And usually I'm rolling my eyes at our hasbaristas and their constant claims of worldwide Palestinian media-control conspiracies and such. But... Uh, yeah, the Al-jazeera photo is definitely cropped specifically to create the impression it does. Shame on the editor.


Still, however, oberliner is evading the point of the opening article, regarding the economic conditions of the west bank. So, though he's right on the issue of Marion Castaing, Polly's also right about him evading the issue to attack the messenger.

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