Tuesday, June 1, 2010


Oh this is too funny for words. The BBC has been misreporting the Middle East for years as its own (unreleased but leaked) report acknowledged. It has refused to acknowledge the truth about the Gaza flotilla or its participants and still refers to those heavily armed thugs as "humanitarian aid workers". As Charles Krauthammer says, there is no humanitarian disaster in Gaza (well, apart from its bloodthirsty, oppressive government run by Hamas.
There’s no one starving in Gaza. The Gazans have been supplied with food and social services, education, by the U.N., by UNWRA, for 60 years, in part with American tax money.

Second, when there are humanitarian needs, the Israelis allow — every day — food and medicine overland into Gaza. The reason that it did not want to allow this flotilla is because, as the spokesman for the flotilla said herself, this was not about humanitarian relief. It was about breaking the blockade.

And the reason the Israelis have a blockade is because they only want to allow humanitarian supplies and not weaponry. Look, the proof of that is the fact that if you look at a map of Gaza, you'll see that Israelis only control three sides of this rectangle. There’s a fourth side on the Egyptian side. So it is an Egyptian-Israeli blockade.
Well, the BBC does not see it that way.

Yet the BBC's supine attitude is not good enough for some people.
Protesters demonstrating against the Israeli attack on a Gaza-bound aid ship have attempted to storm the BBC in Manchester.

More than 800 people marched through the city centre and down Oxford Road, where the crowd surged at the BBC's entrance, smashing its front doors.

One man climbed to the top of the building to plant a Palestinian flag and there were at least three arrests.

Protesters said they were also angry about the BBC's coverage of Israel.
One can't help feeling for those BBC inmates. Just what exactly do these demonstrators want, they might ask. What sort of coverage would satisfy them?

1 comment:

  1. "What sort of coverage would satisfy them?"

    The call to prayer broadcast five times a day.