I think I may have finally found a "group of militants" in the Middle East that the media does not
like. Or rather, a group other than
the IDF, which is still the media's favorite bad-boy.
Meet the Lebanese Christian Forces
. They met in Southern Lebanon yesterday
, to commemorate "militiamen" killed in Harissa.
Why in quotes? Well, the press has gone out of their way to identify this group as a "militia" (the Left's favorite negative
description for this type of group), instead of using the more glowing terms "militants" and "fighters."
But what's really odd is that this group is not
a militia! Instead, this group is (correctly) accusing Hezbullah of operating as a "state within a state," and declaring that Hezbullah's weaponry is "destabilizing" the region.
How about our "drive by" media? What do they think?
Well, this event was important enough that two
photographers were sent to cover the event. One for AFP, which is understandable, considering that France created
Lebanon, and one for Reuters, who are possibly looking for something else to obfuscate.
I haven't seen any big papers publish a story on this event either, even though a wire story or two have been sent out.
So, once again, when Muslims parade around with guns in the Middle East, we're told that they're "political parties" who are working on "debating" their differences. When Christians gather together with signs, they're reduced to the media bogeyman label, "Militia."
Welcome to newspeak, 21st
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Israel/Lebanon War 2006