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Powerful message on Gaza by the MSM !!

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posted on Jul, 27 2014 @ 09:39 AM
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The following broadcast delivers a truly moving message by Jon Snow, a journalist and presenter for Channel 4 news in the United Kingdom. In the clip below Mr. Snow portray's a more accurate description of the current Gaza-Israeli conflict, being a mainly one-sided affair as the youngest of civilians bear the brunt of the violence taking place.



Channel 4 News on Gaza

- He mentions that the majority of civilians in Gaza are unbelievably young with an average age of 17 years.

- He provides some saddening statistics on the number of civilian deaths (mainly young children) and the number of causalities on Gaza's side. I remember not so long ago on these forums some posters mentioned that the ratio of Hamas 'terrorists' to internal civilian deaths was acceptable, well that was early on in the conflict that these disgusting claims were put forward.. what say you now?

- He does deplore the actions of Hamas in firing rockets over to Israel but he wants to make it clear to the audience that the American funded, Israeli Arrow missile shield (Iron Dome) does block the vast majority of all incoming Hamas rockets.

- He emphasizes that any shell, missile or artillery fired upon Gaza (no matter how surgical) would undoubtedly murder children due to Gaza being so densely populated with such a young population where over 250,000 are below the age of ten.


Mr Snow is a well established figure in the circles of Journalism and is best known as the longest-running presenter of Channel 4 News. So he's been around, long enough to be well-acquainted with the Gaza-Israeli conflict. I mention this because I have been aware of his reporting for a long time and I find this turn around in MSM journalism surreal.

My thoughts: I do deplore the rocket firing done by Hamas, mainly because it endangers civilians in close proximity but they have a right to defend their sovereignty just as much as Israel has its right to have a home in the middle east (post 1948 treaty). But this is a one-sided affair I'm afraid. Israel have the technological and financial upper hand, the bigger bombs, the superior defense mechanisms (*Gaza have no defense), the greater backing by MSM and western influences, Israel are simply not seeing any physical threat when compared with Gaza and the extent of damage that has already taken place.

Now this MSM outlet (and Jon Snow) is finally waking up and doing some unbiased reporting, given that it's sister outlets on the other channels are continuing to throw a blind eye. I find this unusual, I thought everyone was paid off lol?

Never-the-less, someone out there is making an impact, and it looks like we might see the voice of the nations silencing the MSM. I hope the BBC is next - the UK have already filed a successful petition with 45K signatures for the BBC to conduct unbiased reporting which the BBC have acknowledged.

The MSM are under great pressure and I believe this is down to social media uniting voices and distributing facts. The people around the world are doing their own reporting.

Do you agree with Mr. Jon Snows views? If not - why?
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posted on Jul, 27 2014 @ 09:49 AM
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Here is the video from YouTube. I've read your OP, now to watch the vid.


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posted on Jul, 27 2014 @ 09:50 AM
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Like I said, word is getting out and israeli atrocities are surfacing.
The IDF are in propaganda meltdown.


Side note: Who will be the first apologist to come in here and say, "You know nothing John Snow"!!?


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posted on Jul, 27 2014 @ 09:54 AM
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a reply to: g146541

Counting down to it.

Wonder how long it will be before Mr. Snow has his computer searched and it's 'found' to contain child porn.

Watch your back Jon.
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posted on Jul, 27 2014 @ 10:00 AM
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The Iron Dome does not negate the Israeli government's responsibility to respond to incessant missile attacks on their civilian population.

As for the tragic loss of civilian life in Gaza during this conflict, many of those deaths could have been avoided if Hamas accepted one of the many sustainable cease fire proposals put forth by Egypt last week, and didn't use deplorable tactics that intentionally put civilians in danger.



posted on Jul, 27 2014 @ 10:01 AM
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I bet this missile shield is being used for DC. They would want to protect themselves. Heck with the rest of the country. We are expendible, we can be replaced by technology.


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posted on Jul, 27 2014 @ 10:24 AM
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originally posted by: Humanity4Ever
The Iron Dome does not negate the Israeli government's responsibility to respond to incessant missile attacks on their civilian population.

As for the tragic loss of civilian life in Gaza during this conflict, many of those deaths could have been avoided if Hamas accepted one of the many sustainable cease fire proposals put forth by Egypt last week, and didn't use deplorable tactics that intentionally put civilians in danger.


If my 12 and 10 year old Daughters looked like that innocent Girl in the Video, I wouldn't accept a ceasefire either.. I would be looking for as many weapons as I could to punish the SOB's that done that to my children. They could propose 20 ceasefires, guess what? I would tell them to get F**ded.
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posted on Jul, 27 2014 @ 10:26 AM
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originally posted by: ISeekTruth101
My thoughts: I do deplore the rocket firing done by Hamas, mainly because it endangers civilians in close proximity but they have a right to defend their sovereignty just as much as Israel has its right to have a home in the middle east (post 1948 treaty). But this is a one-sided affair I'm afraid. Israel have the technological and financial upper hand, the bigger bombs, the superior defense mechanisms (*Gaza have no defense), the greater backing by MSM and western influences, Israel are simply not seeing any physical threat when compared with Gaza and the extent of damage that has already taken place.


Then why don't they just accept the fact that they lost and surrender already? Why should I care if Hamas would rather go out in a blaze of glory? The world wouldn't put up with Israel's settlement practices if Hamas wasn't firing rockets at them every day.


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posted on Jul, 27 2014 @ 10:41 AM
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It's nice to see public opinion change and see Israel for what they are. Israel has isolated themselves and I think many governments of the world will step on board with dropping Israel. But it matters not because the Zionists have places to fall back on, like New York, London, Cali, etc., etc..(check all flight pattern locations to and from Israel) It will just start back up somewhere else.

Glad John spoke out.


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posted on Jul, 27 2014 @ 10:52 AM
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This is still white washed pussy-footing around the issue. Israel is murdering people as a way of extortion to sway their victims parents to do what Israel wishes and throw out Hamas. The Palestinians will not, they elected Hamas to protect them from further Israeli annexation of Palestinian land. Israel is murdering Palestinians for the decision to protect themselves. Children are targeted because the Israeli's feel this will have the strongest emotional impact on the whole of Gaza and what is left of Palestine, in the hopes the Palestinians will just give up and beg for mercy which is easier for Israel to bargain with.



posted on Jul, 27 2014 @ 10:54 AM
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a reply to: Fylgje

What are you talking about?

What would you do if some other country bombed yours? Would you be like, you know man, let them fire thousand of rockets at us, yes they are no match for us, and it's pretty stupid because no way in hell can they beat us, so just let them. It doesn't matter if one of those rockets actually hits buildings and kill people...I mean after all, they are weak.

Or would you be like, we should step up, and show them who the boss is, and that they can't mess with us?
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posted on Jul, 27 2014 @ 10:57 AM
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originally posted by: Humanity4Ever
The Iron Dome does not negate the Israeli government's responsibility to respond to incessant missile attacks on their civilian population.

As for the tragic loss of civilian life in Gaza during this conflict, many of those deaths could have been avoided if Hamas accepted one of the many sustainable cease fire proposals put forth by Egypt last week, and didn't use deplorable tactics that intentionally put civilians in danger.


Was Israel offering to give the whole of Palestine back to the Palestinians? No? Well then that is not a cease fire. That is a helpless victim laying bloody on the floor and his oppressor standing above asking if they would like some more. If those in Gaza did no want Hamas there we would have heard that by now. You talk like the rockets came before the robbery of a peoples land and oppression of the people. Israel made this bed and you would be some kind of sick to argue otherwise.

The world is with you Palestine!


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posted on Jul, 27 2014 @ 11:03 AM
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originally posted by: Nikola014
a reply to: Fylgje

What are you talking about?

What would you do if some other country bombed yours? Would you be like, you know man, let them fire thousand of rockets at us, yes they are no match for us, and it's pretty stupid because no way in hell can they beat us, so just let them. It doesn't matter if one of those rockets actually hits buildings and kill people...I mean after all, they are weak.

Or would you be like, we should step up, and show them who the boss is, and that they can't mess with us?


Every time I here some one use the sites modo as a come-back I find it tasteless and tacky. I cannot help it though. That is the most ignorant position I have seen taken on this site. Pro-Israel always asks what would you do if your country was attacked by little grenades, yet always IGNORE the question of what would you do if someone invaded your homeland and planted a religious symbol you did not recognize as a flag and told you to adapt. Pro-Israel cannot answer that so they just ignore it and distract you with smoke and mirrors.



posted on Jul, 27 2014 @ 11:05 AM
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I don't remember when was the last time i've read something as naive as this. Palestine elected Hammas? So they knew they were going to be used as human shields for the sake of what? Launching baby rockets at Israel? They elected Hammas so they protect them from Israel? Are you being serious? Who started this whole thing? I'll give you a hint. It wasn't Israel. If they elected Hammas to protect them, then why did Hammas fired first? It makes no sense whatsoever.

And you claiming that Israel is targeting children on purpose, is just beyond anything reasonable, so I won't bother answering to that, because i hope everyone can that's just a bunch of bs and makes zero sense.



posted on Jul, 27 2014 @ 11:10 AM
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Wow. I cannot believe what am I reading here. First of all, Israel didn't invade Palestine. Thank UK for that. Not Israel. Once they got country, and once all Arab countries decided to expel Jews from their lands, where else could they went? And it happened 70 years ago, get over it.

For the last time.
Israel DID NOT attack first. Hammas DID. So like you said in your previous post, Palestine elected Hammas, so when Hammas attacked first, then I'm guessing it had support from Palestine people, right? So it wasn't an act of terrorism, but act of war? Thank you, that was all i needed to hear.
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posted on Jul, 27 2014 @ 11:12 AM
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originally posted by: MALBOSIA
This is still white washed pussy-footing around the issue. Israel is murdering people as a way of extortion to sway their victims parents to do what Israel wishes and throw out Hamas. The Palestinians will not, they elected Hamas to protect them from further Israeli annexation of Palestinian land. Israel is murdering Palestinians for the decision to protect themselves. Children are targeted because the Israeli's feel this will have the strongest emotional impact on the whole of Gaza and what is left of Palestine, in the hopes the Palestinians will just give up and beg for mercy which is easier for Israel to bargain with.



they gave back Gaza, in retrospect, something they shouldn't have done...I hope everyone realizes that 20.7% of the Israeli citizen population are arabs, here's the breakdown......en.wikipedia.org...



posted on Jul, 27 2014 @ 11:15 AM
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originally posted by: Nikola014

Or would you be like, we should step up, and show them who the boss is, and that they can't mess with us?


Yeah that's really working on the international stage...


Armed resistance only way to deal with Zionists

“Until the time this cold-blooded murderous regime is obliterated through the help of God, the only way to deal with this destructive regime is strong armed resistance,” the Leader said during a meeting with a number of university students in Tehran on Wednesday evening.

He also said, “As Imam Khomeini stated, Israel must be annihilated, but of course the annihilation of Israel as the only real cure does not mean exterminating the Jewish people in the region.”


Maybe they should take their beef up with Iran since they are a threat to Israel? You know, show em who's boss..
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posted on Jul, 27 2014 @ 11:33 AM
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You didn't answer the question, what would you do if someone invaded your homeland for the past 60 years through illegal occupation and force? Just because Israel have US funded military and bigger, better weapons than the Hamas it doesn't mean they have to bow down and take it. You could say both sides are in the wrong, with the lesser of 2 evils being Hamas. Where is the evidence of them wanting to martyr the people of Gaza?

IMO the state of Israel did start this, like I said above, by illegally occupying and land grabbing for the past 60 years and oppressing the people of Palastine. Maybe, just maybe the Palastinians are fed up of their sh*t, the civilians clearly don't want anything to do with it, yet they're the ones feeling the full force.

It also makes me laugh when pro-Israel supporters justify it because the IDF dropped 100,000 leaflets and made phone calls. That's all well and good, but it would be more effective if the 2 boarders (Israeli side and Egypt side) weren't barracaded off, what are they meant to do? Swim to the nearest land mass? (would be Cyprus). Imagine being terrified for your life, not knowing if you're going to die today or not...as well as your family, friends etc.

And don't come back with 'Hamas fired over 2500 rockets into Israel' because either Iron Dome intercepts a vast majority of their home-made bottle rockets, they fire their pathetic rockets in unoccupied land and Israel have a large amount of bom raid shelters for ciilians to flee too...Palastinians have homes, if they do not have homes then hospitals and schools...and we all know what happens to them. Granted there have been an amount of hits on Israeli buildings and Israeli deaths (42) but compare that to the flattening of one of the most densly populated cities in the world, over 1000 civilian deaths and over 100,000 people being displaced. All because of a nation (That hasn't got an army) that wants to defend itself against it's oppressors for the past 6 decades? Please, at least look at it from a human beings point of view instead of whatever gives you sympathy for the Zionists.


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posted on Jul, 27 2014 @ 11:35 AM
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Jon snow is a legend, hes the Jeremy Paxman of the news. says it like it is and doesnt give into any of the normal msn standards.

As usual he nails it, great (but sad) report on Gaza. Its not fair on the kids, as much as war always includes civilian casualties, hes right, those kids are too many and caught up far too often for it to be excused.


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posted on Jul, 27 2014 @ 11:39 AM
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originally posted by: Nikola014
a reply to: MALBOSIA

I don't remember when was the last time i've read something as naive as this. Palestine elected Hammas? So they knew they were going to be used as human shields for the sake of what? Launching baby rockets at Israel? They elected Hammas so they protect them from Israel? Are you being serious? Who started this whole thing? I'll give you a hint. It wasn't Israel. If they elected Hammas to protect them, then why did Hammas fired first? It makes no sense whatsoever.

And you claiming that Israel is targeting children on purpose, is just beyond anything reasonable, so I won't bother answering to that, because i hope everyone can that's just a bunch of bs and makes zero sense.



I don't ever remember hearing a single Palestinian in Gaza complain that they were being held hostage by Hamas and told stand in front of missiles like you are suggesting. Would you like Palestinians to stage attacks from their.... military base? They don't have one. All that is left that Israel hasn't taken with alligator tears is a densely populated ghetto and a few dry fields.

You made up everything you said. Palestinians do not want help from pro-Israel. You have done enough to them and their children already. Israel has lost all credit with citizens around the world.

FREE PALESTINE!!




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