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Embedded with the Enemy

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There are no depths that our intrepid photojournalists will refuse to go. For instance, here is a lovely contribution from Hamas supporter Kevin Frayer of the Associated Press, who has tagged along with a group of weapons smugglers "Peaceful" tunnel-digging non-combatants:

Palestinian tunnel diggers, wearing masks to conceal their identities, sit at the entrance to a smuggling tunnel in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, on the border with Egypt, in this photo taken late Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2007. In underground darkness with stifling heat and limited air supply, Gazans are finding an antidote to their growing isolation: digging tunnels under their border with Egypt to smuggle everything from weapons to cigarettes to people. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)


Kevin, I appreciate your desire to get "all" of the news, but tagging along with international border-hopping terrorists is probably not the best way to get objective facts...
Palestinian tunnel diggers, wearing masks to conceal their identities, stand at the entrance to a smuggling tunnel in Rafah... (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)


Palestinian tunnel diggers, wearing masks to conceal their identities, use a pulley to remove sand from a smuggling tunnel in Rafah... (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)


A Palestinian tunnel digger, wearing a mask to conceal his identity, sits at the entrance to a smuggling tunnel in Rafah... (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)


A Palestinian tunnel digger, wearing a mask to conceal his identity, removes sand in a bucket from a tunnel underground in Rafah... (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)


A Palestinian tunnel digger works a pulley as another is passed a rocket launcher at the entrance to a smuggling tunnel in Rafah... (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)


A Palestinian tunnel digger holds a light as he makes his way through a smuggling tunnel underground in Rafah... (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)


A Palestinian tunnel digger holds a light as he makes his way through a smuggling tunnel in Rafah... (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)


A Palestinian tunnel digger holds a light as he makes his way through a smuggling tunnel underground in Rafah... (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)


Palestinian tunnel diggers, wearing masks to conceal their identities, sit at the entrance to a smuggling tunnel in Rafah... (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)


(AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)


(AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)

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Comments:

#1 davidp 16-Aug-2007
Your image links on this post don't seem to be working for me in Firefox 2.0.0.6
#2 Brian C. Ledbetter 16-Aug-2007
David,

Those tags were placeholders to tell me where I needed to restore images to. I lost *all* of my data yesterday, and I'm in the process of manually restoring everything past the 4th of August as we speak.

(Reload this page, by the way. I *just* got the pictures replaced!)

Most Respectfully,
Brian
#3 Ace of Spades HQ 16-Aug-2007
[i][Ed.: Trackback from Ace originally tracked on 14 Aug 2007 at 16:54 EDT][/i]
#4 discarded lies - hyperlinkopotamus 16-Aug-2007
[i][Ed.: Trackback from Discarded Lies originally tracked on 14 Aug 2007 at 17:49 EDT][/i]
#5 forest 16-Aug-2007
"In underground darkness with stifling heat and limited air supply, Gazans are finding an antidote to their growing isolation..."

Sounds very heroic...

They've made themselves a menace to Israel, Egypt and themselves. As a result, they're being celebrated by an journo-advocate-accomplice for smuggling weapons through a hole in the ground.

Good grief.

[i][Ed.: Originally posted on 14 Aug 2007 at 18:17 EDT][/i]
#6 captainfish 16-Aug-2007
Yep, that was the quote that got me as well. you know, if they just went to work growing food for their family, they would have all the air they could breathe. And, if they didn't smuggle weapons into the hands of those who want to kill others and kill them as well, then they might not feel a need to isolate themselves.

But then again, they can't do much harm while they are in a tunnel. Kind of like when the US Congress goes on vacation. I feel much safer then.

I dont see why Israel just doesn't buy some of those Earthquake making machines that send quakes through the ground to detect geological formations. Run a few of those vehicles around the border and say good buy to tunnels.

[i][Ed.: Originally posted on 14 Aug 2007 at 21:18 EDT][/i]
#7 Jaded 16-Aug-2007
and you know why they let the AP reporter make their propaganda film for them don't you? yeah that's right because they are the terrorist's best friend kind of like a dog is man's best friend here in America, heh.

[i][Ed.: Originally posted on 14 Aug 2007 at 22:58 EDT][/i]
#8 Il mango di Treviso 16-Aug-2007
humanizing and romanticizing thugs and terrorists. it looks like a shoot for vogue....A disgrace.

[i][Ed.: Originally posted on 15 Aug 2007 at 09:17 EDT][/i]
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