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Storm Troopers

The traditional storyline.

Check out this caption, filed by AFP stringer Gali Tibbon:

A Palestinian man looks as Israeli anti-riot policemen storm Palestinian stone throwers during clashes in Jerusalem's Old City after the Friday prayers on May 13, 2011 as Israeli police flooded the streets of Jerusalem, fearing violence as Palestinians began marking the "Nakba" or "catastrophe" which befell them following Israel's establishment in 1948. AFP PHOTO/GALI TIBBON (Photo credit should read GALI TIBBON/AFP/Getty Images)

Notice the focus of our story here -- A poor, helpless Palestinian man watches in horror as the dastardly Zionist Storm Troopers march on to oppress some poor, innocent Palestinian child who happened to be showing his displeasure at the Zionist regime by tossing little pebbles at the nearest regiment of the Oppression.

Or at least, that's what Gali wants you to think here. Let's turn, then, and look at what's happening on the other side of this photo, shall we?

"Stone" thrower?

Yeah, that's definitely not a stone. Nor is this...

Homemade boomstick.

But hey, saying that Arabs "stormed out" of their Friday prayer session at their mosque, armed with boulders and firebombs and freakin' homemade guns must not have the same kind of "commercial appeal" that Agence France-Presse is looking for when it comes to describing events in Jerusalem these days. After all, why bother reporting the news with accuracy, when we can just invent fantasy tales out of whole cloth to appease the people that can never be appeased?

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