Sunday, June 6, 2010

The IDF and The War of the Media: MUST TRY HARDER!

Teacher's Comments: MUST TRY HARDER! See me!

The Jerusalem Post is reporting this morning that the IDF recorded radio messages sent from the Turkish Gaza flotilla to the Israeli navy which contained chilling anti-Semitic language.

The JP gives two examples:

“Shut up. Go back to Auschwitz,” a male voice said in reply. The message was broadcast to the navy from one of the ships, the IDF confirmed on Saturday.

“We’re helping the Arabs go against the US. Don’t forget 9/11, guys”

The problem is that the IDF only decided to reveal these recordings last Friday when it released them to teh press. The JP reports that the IDF placed the recording on its web site but I've spent some 10 minutes looking for it and cannot find it!

Why did it take the IDF so long to release these recordings? It's simply too late. Had they released these to the world a few hours after the event it may well have had a significant impact on the world's media's perception of who these "peace activists" really were. Now, its old news. The world has concluded that Israel committed murder and moved on to the next story. To coin a phrase. Last week's Internet news is today's virtual fish and chips paper.

Excuse the pun but the IDF have missed the boat! Today, the UN as well as the British government are screaming for an international enquiry in order to publically lynch Israel.

Compare this to Caroline Glick's "We Con The World" music video parody which they produced from beginning to end in a couple of days. YouTube shows a million views already with 20,000 comments. Not bad for a bunch of "Amerikayim".

I might post later on today but for now I need to quickly clean this ketchup off my screen and get on with some regular work.

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