Monday, June 25, 2007

The kidnappers' channel of choice

It's our fault.

If we didn't make things so desperate for them by giving them autonomy and letting them elect a terrorist group despite explaining the consequences, if we didn't put a sycophantic journalist from the BBC in their territory to unashamedly promote their cause (according to colleagues back in White City and local journo friends), if we just gave them everything from the Med to the Jordan, plus Abu Qatada and the other thugs they want released from British jails, an immediate departure from Iraq, sharia law in our courts, headscarves on our women, green flags on our institutions... then we could finally give these poor people some hope. Right, Cherie et al?

So poor AJ appeared today wearing a rather dashing tartan splodey-vest. Apparently, it's not because he is suffering from suck Stockholm Syndrome that he's agreed to get on a Number 22 to Har Nof, pop into a Tel Aviv disco, or visit Machane Yehuda Market for a firework send-off, though I would be happy to take bets on him justifying the actions of his captors if and when we get him back in one piece.

It's remarkably hard to fathom what his kidnappers are trying to achieve. Of all the correspondents, this is the one who was clearly on their side. Jon Williams, World News Editor writing from Jerusalem, said in a piece about his colleague:
"And in Gaza, I dare to dream that the BBC is the kidnappers' channel of choice."
Yes, quite. The pseudo-Martin Luther King bit sums the Beeb's position up nicely. They have made themselves the channel of choice for the enemies of Western Judeo-Christian capitalist democracy everywhere. What they still haven't fathomed for some reason (Norman Kember didn't get this either) is that appeasement or a genuine but misplaced championing of these causes will not stop these apparent "victims" despising them. In fact, they just mock the useful idiots and manipulate them more.

These same people tend to be the ones who believe in a conspiracy (whisper this bit: led by Zionists, the Bush family, the military-industrial complex or whoever) that our media channels have been subverted and are manipulating the public into supporting their evil, interest-led puppet governments.

I'm much more inclined to see a liberal conspiracy than a conservative conspiracy when it comes to controlling the press. So if it's ok for several "respected" writers to claim that AJ's kidnapping is the work of an Israeli false flag op, then I think I'll blame the BBC and claim that at last they have produced a decent and believable docu-drama. It's certainly making them the channel of choice for all things Palestinian (or I daresay general Muslim) "deprivation".

1 comment:

Ofer said...

A great "Family Guy" episode once showed two Jewish slaves in ancient Egypt conversing. One tried to cheer the other up: "Think of it this way: Every group of people has to go through some tough times. But us Jews are getting ours out of the way early. From here on out, it's going to be smooth sailing!"

Oh the irony that show produces is amazing!

Now what if this is the palestinian's turn? surely we agree they are a "new" ppl :)
So these are their "tough times" judging from our jewish experience, in 2000 years they'll get a country of their own.
By then humanity will probably find new planets after raping this one for everything its got.

Might not be relevant to your post, but hey I had to share it mate :D