The Ghost of Snapped Shot

Or, welcome to my low-maintenance heck.


Encouraging your children to play war games with a grown-up Army doesn't seem to me like it would be all that beneficial to their health.

A Palestinian peers from a street corner during an Israeli military operation for wanted Palestinian militants in the Jenin Palestinian refugee camp in the occupied northern West Bank city of Jenin. The United States urged Israel Tuesday to consider the consequences of any retaliatory attack after the bloodiest Palestinian rocket strike from Hamas-run Gaza in months. (AFP/Saif Dahlah)

And, what do you know, this little tyke looks awfully familiar to me:

A Palestinian boy holds an automatic rifle weapon during a Fatah rally against Hamas in the West Bank city of Jenin May 16, 2007. At least 16 Palestinians were killed in fierce factional fighting in Gaza on Wednesday and Israel entered the fray with an air strike on a Hamas position that killed at least four gunmen. REUTERS/Abed Omar Qusini (WEST BANK)

Another case of watching 'em grow up and blow up? Could be.

Sadly, I suspect this little boy's life will be artificially shortened as a result of the pervasive brainwashing wrought on him by the Palestinian government and his parents—with the full permission of the spineless West, no less.

It's sad, really.

Check out below the fold for a couple more pictures of awesome parenting, if you want. And then ask yourself why there's no peace in the Middle East.
REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman (WEST BANK)

(Mohamad Torokman/Reuters)

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#1 bzh 11-Sep-2007
The proof that the Palestinians are trying to influence the weak minds of the compassionate westerners is that little palestinian flag on the gun. Why the hell would it be written with latin characters and not arabic characters, if not to try to carry a message of "resistance" to the Western World?
#2 Brian C. Ledbetter 11-Sep-2007
Good catch, bzh!

I think you'll find that quite a bit of what our intrepid media presents to us is intended solely for our consumption.

Check out these protests, for instance: A handful of rage, all nicely wrapped up into English for we simpleton Westerners.

Rushdie Rage: Day 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

(Faux) Temple Mount Rage

Pope Rage

Selective advertising

Rage fits all occasions

I've only been at this a year, so these are the only glaring examples that I have in my archives, but this is a phenomenon I've seen casually in the news for as long as I can remember.

I mean, why else would an Urdu-speaking Muslim in northern India write a protest sign in English, anyway?

Hope you stick around—you've got a keen eye,

Most Respectfully,
#3 Brian C. Ledbetter 11-Sep-2007

Pope Rage

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