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Honour, Decency, and Crocodile Tears

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.

Mariam Saad, aunt of a Hezbollah fighter Mohammed Dimashqiyeh, who was killed during the 2006 Israel-Hezbollah war, mourns as she carries his portrait during the arrival of his remains, in the coastal town of Naqoura in south Lebanon on Monday, Oct. 15, 2007. Dimashqiyeh's remains and that of Ali Wizwaz, as well as a Lebanese prisoner, were returned to Lebanon in exchange for the corpse of an Israeli civilian as part of a prisoners exchange.(AP Photo/Hussein Malla)


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:

Mariam Saad, a relative of Hezbollah fighter Mohammed Dimashqiyeh, holds his picture during the arrival of his remains in the village of Naqoura in south Lebanon October 15, 2007. REUTERS/Ali Hashisho (LEBANON)


The mother of a Hezbollah fighter Mohammed Dimashqiyeh, center, who was killed during the 2006 Israel Hezbollah war, is comforted by two relatives, as she mourns after the arrival of her son's remains, in the coastal town of Naqoura in south Lebanon on Monday, Oct. 15, 2007. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)


The mother of a Hezbollah fighter Mohammed Dimashqiyeh, carries his portrait and shouts pro-Hezbollah slogans, as she waits for the arrival of her son's remains, in the coastal town of Naqoura in south Lebanon on Monday, Oct. 15, 2007. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)


Lebanese army soldiers, trying to stop relatives from jumping on an ambulance which carries possibly one or two Hezbollah fighters who were killed during the 2006 Israel-Hezbollah war, in the coastal town of Naqoura in south Lebanon on Monday, Oct. 15, 2007. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)


Mariam Saad, aunt of a Hezbollah fighter Mohammed Dimashqiyeh, carries his portrait overhead in the coastal town of Naqoura in south Lebanon on Monday, Oct. 15, 2007. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)


Hmm, now where have I seen this last formula before?

The sister of a Hezbollah fighter , Ali Wizwaz, cries as she waits the arrival of her brother's remains, in the coastal town of Naqoura in south Lebanon on Monday, Oct. 15, 2007. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

 Tags: hussein malla ali hashisho AP REUTERS Israel/Lebanon War 2006


Comments:

#1 Yishai 16-Oct-2007
How about a caption contest? Five good ones popped into my mind unbidden.
#2 Brian C. Ledbetter 16-Oct-2007
Yishai,

Rule #1 of Snapped Shot: alternate captions are [b]always[/b]!

Bring it!

Regards,
Brian
#3 Ben-Yehudah 16-Oct-2007
B"H Speaking of puppets... That's pretty muh what we have here in Israel instead of a government. Kind of hard to get anything through the thick skull of a puppet. ;-)

Thanks for your continued efforts in exposing the truth about the lies.
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