Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Bloggers on "Palestinian TV" tactics

From Instapundit:
THEY'VE ALREADY USED AMBULANCES, so why should anyone be surprised when Palestinian terrorists use a car labelled 'TV' to stage an attack? It's all upside for them -- no significant outrage now, and maybe it'll lead the Israelis to accidentally shoot up a truck full of real reporters, which will then cause worldwide condemnation. Of the Israelis.

UPDATE: TigerHawk comments:

And when it happens that condemnation will be outrageous precisely because it is so predictable. Palestinian strategists understand the objective, which is to put the Israeli military in an impossible situation. Everybody else also understands the objective, and -- this is the big point -- everybody understands that the Palestinian strategists understand. It is one giant cesspool of known-knowns...

That's why it's hard for me to even pretend to take moralizing in this area seriously.

Just so. Must be time for another self-righteous UK vote on boycotting Israeli journalists, for something or other. Maybe that will get the wayward Brit journalist out of Palestinian captivity. (Sometimes the hypocrisy gets to me.)

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