Israel has handed yet another photo-op to the enemy. While I think their intentions were honourable—Who, after all, can fault the Israeli government for recovering an Israeli citizen who died in the water, and whose body ended up in Hezbullah's possession. Or for trying once more to save Ehud Goldwasser and Eldad Regev from their captivity?
I certainly won't, but I will point out that, as predictably as the tides in the sea, the Israelis allowed Hezbullah to win yet another battle in the propaganda front, trotting out supposed "relatives" of the dead to receive their bodies on the border—all in the convenient sights of the international photographer corps.
That guy on the left is a Hezbullah "handler" if I've ever seen one, and he sure seems intent on making sure that everyone sees that this woman is in an obvious state of mourning. I'll have the rest of the pictures from this event following the break, as usual.
To my handful of Israeli readers:—You've got
to get it through your Government's thick head that situations like this are golden opportunities
for Hezbullah to trot out their puppets in front of the cameras for a quick media victory. It is the Israeli government's job
to ensure that opportunities like this are denied
your enemies! They offer you
no quarter, so why should you offer any to them?
(Other than drawing
-and-quartering, that is...)
Oh, and as a "funny" aside, it's interesting to note that there was zero
international outcry over Hezbullah's desecration of a civilian
corpse. Or at least, so little of an outcry that I can't even recall this unfortunate event in the least! Once again, the United Nations falls silent when atrocities are perpetrated against
the Jews.Here our handler is again, keeping an eye on the ever-obedient crowd:
Hmm, now where have I seen this last
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Israel/Lebanon War 2006