Another New York Times double standard

November 27, 2012

(Carl) Consider The New York Times reporter who was fooled by Hamas into thinking that a terrorist was a journalist. Alana Goodman adds another data point.

Samir Khan was the editor of al-Qaeda’s Inspire magazine until he was killed in a CIA drone strike, but the New York Times has yet to accuse the Obama administration of “using war as cover to target journalists.” Apparently, Israel is the only country that’s expected to treat terrorists-posing-as-reporters the same way it treats actual reporters.

 I’m sure you’re all shocked by that double standard.


Human shields surround Iranian nuke plant

November 18, 2011

(EOZ) Hundreds of students on Tuesday formed a human chain around the uranium conversion plant in central Iran, in a demonstration staged by students to show that Iranians were ready to sacrifice their lives if the nuclear sites were attacked by Israel.

After holding a noon prayer session in front of the plant’s main gate, students from Isfahan universities shouted “Death to Israel” and “Death to America.” They vowed to resist in the event of an attack.

There is a small body of literature on the legal status of voluntary human shields. If they are protecting an unquestioned military installation or target, according to most (except HRW) they forfeit their status as civilians and become considered combatants under international law. If they are shielding a dual-use facility, which would include nuclear research and nuclear material refining, it appears that they would maintain their status as civilians.

Arab Media (After Goldstone) is Same Old, Same Old. Accusations of targeting CIVILIANS.

April 9, 2011
they don’t skip a beat or flinch…

GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — Spokesman of the Gaza government Taher An-Nunu said Friday that he had sent an official letter of complaint to the UN “and other involved parties” following the death of five civilians in Gaza during the day.

Israeli air and artillery fire hit the coastal enclave ten times during the day. An Israeli military statement acknowledged the deaths, saying it “regrets that the Hamas terrorist organization chooses to operate from within its civilian population, using it as a ‘human shield’.”
An-Nunu said Israel was taking the opportunity while the world was “preoccupied with other events,” in the near and far east, and said that by “carrying out a series of escalations of attacks.” via