Wednesday, August 02, 2006

The Arab media, between Baghdad and Beirut.

Although we have greater issues to be concerned about here in Baghdad I feel I must talk about the Arab media and its deception campaign and that's because wars in both Lebanon and Iraq are largely the same.

In both cases the media functions not only as a means to deliver news but had long turned into an effective weapon that is not the least interested in objectivity or factuality. The Arab media shamelessly sided with terrorism (or resistance from their perspective) and this propaganda machine funded by the evil powers in our region continues poisoning the minds of their Arab audience to feed the totally needless hatred towards the world.
I'm frankly tired of all this, tired of showing defeats as victories and tired of all the lies about power, heroism and legends…lie, lie, lie and then lie again and add some flavor to the report with some poetry or irrelevant words of wisdom and turn that report into a commemoration of a fading era of countless defeats.

I wish the world could see what we are watching here and know the truth about this war, if what you outside the middle east are watching is news, know that here we are getting lies, deception, propaganda and slogans in the outfit of news and analysis, all for the purpose of keeping the region and especially Arabs in the seemingly forever lasting dream that is directed to keep them on the same side with terrorists and , sooner rather than later, collapsing regimes.

Our media and its dishonorable message is cornering the citizen in his home 24/7/365, it portraits all others as enemies and terror as resistance, it alienates the other voice and reflects only one perspective in a horrendously similar manner as if all media networks signed the same code of no ethics, as if all of them are only a changing face of one entity. The Arab media is one that approaches sentiments and ignores facts in order to foster a feedback that contains more hatred and less reason.

Perhaps the peak in the destruction curve inflicted by the Arab media on the Arab mind was in the exploitation of the Qana tragedy, I heard the news about the casualties among children and civilians and I knew that the armies of mourners were already being summoned, that incident was exactly what the media was looking for, a funeral to mourn our bad luck as we say here.

I was horrified by the ugly scenes of extracting the dead children's corpses from beneath the rubble. That scene was a disgusting act of begging for sympathy and an attempt to sell the dead childhood to serve an evil cause.
I doubt it that they were sad in their hearts, in fact I could feel them laughing inside as they found a chance they weren't even dreaming of, they found the scene they could use to support their sick theory that the other side is a an enemy of life and to invoke the tears and sentiments of support for their war which they like to describe now as a genocide against Arabs and Muslims.

This is utter absurdity that challenges reason and diverts the view from the real criminal, the children-murdering butcher Nesrallah.
Don't ever think those criminals were hurt by that scene…No ladies and gentlemen, you are wrong if you think they were, they are just using the death of children as fuel for their propaganda machine and if they really care about the children and the innocent we would've seen similar angry reaction and uproar to what they show now when more than a hundred of children were massacred in two terror crimes in Baghdad in 2004 in Hay al-Amil and 2005 in New Baghdad.
The murderer in those crimes was not a pilot unsure of what was inside a building and it wasn't midnight either, no, the criminal went purposefully straight into a crowd of children celebrating a new project in their neighborhood or receiving candies and gifts.

Why did the hearts of "the honorable, the clean and the faithful" not shed a single tear or at least shiver for a short second? Why did the UNSC not hold an emergency session and why there were no demonstrations in the so called Arab street?

I tell why, it's because the murderer was Arab and Muslim and holding him responsible would've blown away the ideology of "resistance"…and to me the criminal in Qana is the same and I wish the people here open their eyes and identify the real criminal, it is Nesrallah and Saddam and al-Qaeda who used and keep using civilians as human shields.

This cruelty and cowardice did not surprise me, it only disgusts me more…
And I wasn't surprised when all Arab channels, except for al-Hurra, ignored or refused to air the video taken from the Israeli jet following the katyusha launcher as it entered the building. Maybe the video was wrong, and maybe it was fake but the media here deliberately refused to offer the audience a chance to compare accounts and hear what each party had to say and so they broadcast footage of the corpses over and over again allowing no space for anything that might raise controversy in the minds of the Arab viewer.

I know some will call me a traitor and accuse me of standing against the "resistance" but I do not care about that any more, after all what do you gain if you win the whole world and lose yourself…

I will not allow anyone to deceive me or fool me again and I hope more of my people open their minds and see what lies and denial brought upon us.

We need another ' June 67' more than anytime in the past because like that defeat put an end for the days when pan-Arabism was in the top we are now in need for another defeat that wakes the region up and open its eyes to see the danger of terrorism and extremism and remove it from the top and put it where it belongs to.

Again I hope to see no half-solutions because we have had enough. I do not want to see the terrorists and their allies open their mouth when the war ends to brag about how "courageous and devoted" they were in defending the faith and the nation.
Meanwhile, let Europe argue for another decade to agree on a definition for terror…I thank God it isn't Europe handling this war, the cowardice and reluctance of Europe disgusts me as much as the Arab media does.

The entire world must realize that this war is every one's war and not only the middle east's, and when the terrorists wage their war in Baghdad and Beirut, the two capitals that practiced democracy, they are telling us that they do not want the change to succeed.
It is not because democracy is bad that Baghdad and Beirut are under attack now but it's because the enemies of democracy and liberty are so evil, so cruel and so determined to deny us the right to build a true democracy, therefore we must face them with greater determination.
Let us identify the real murderers and eliminate them from amongst us with no mercy if we want to enjoy real and long-lasting peace.

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