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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Lies, Damned Lies, and Opinions

Inept Ann herself is beyond parody. She reports on a Palestinian who drove a car in to a police roadblock and then started stabbing people. Fair enough, and certainly an act to be condemned. Even, perhaps, one justfying the label of a terrorist attack, especially if his intended target was a nightclub, as seems likely.

Before going on to Inept Ann's comment, keep two things in mind. Firstly, the attacker was arrested, not killed. Then remember that, as in the piece quoted by IA, the eight people injured in the attack were all Border Police officers and security guards.

Now let's see how the Inept One describes this:

Such brave people, those Palestinian martyrs, attacking a crown of unarmed teenagers.

Clearly to Inept Ann the words "martyr", "unarmed" and "teenager" have different meaning from their normal English ones. "Crowd" she simply can't spell.

Anne isn't just a figure of fun, though. Oh, no, she's a far more toxic piece of filth than that. Take the last story in this post, for example:

And to top off today’s Israeli Idiocies, I present you: The Supreme Court. These Wise Men have decided to permit Mustafa Dirani, a Hezbollah terrorist captured by Israel and later released, to sue the State of Israel for mistreatment during his imprisonment.

Dirani, a Hezbollah operative, was captured by Israel in 1994 and held until a swap deal in 2004. Before his release he filed a claim for NIS 6 million ($1.75 million), claiming he was raped by one of his Israeli interrogators.When Dirani returned to Lebanon he announced that he would continue to work for Hezbollah, prompting the state to file an appeal against his suit, claiming that the court was debating a terrorist’s claim.

But Justice Procaccia explained in her decision that “even an enemy can appeal to the Israeli justice system, and present claims on the state’s interference with his basic rights while in Israel and under the supervision of the government”.

She added, “There is no danger here to the power of the state, but rather evidence of its ethical and moral prowess, seeing as a state’s strength is not measured only in the power of its arms and military, but also in the upholding of the rule of law.”But Justice Meltzer holds the opposite opinion. He explained that once Dirani announced his return to terrorism and submitted to an enemy state’s sovereignty, he forfeited his right to make claims against Israel.

“Sometimes it is right for us to learn from other justice systems based on the wisdom and experience of democratic and cultured countries,” he said.


Read it and weep. One could easily reach the opinion that our esteemed judges have such open minds that their brains have fallen out.


Yes, one of "Anne's Opinions" is that it is perfectly acceptable for a prisoner in an Israeli jail to be raped by one of his guards, and that for him to be permitted to complain about it appears, from her lofty intellectual eminence, stupid. I mean, just listen to the judge:

"...a state’s strength is not measured only in the power of its arms and military, but also in the upholding of the rule of law."
“Sometimes it is right for us to learn from other justice systems based on the wisdom and experience of democratic and cultured countries."


Clearly the ravings of a lunatic. To Anne, Israel has nothing to learn from democratic and cultured countries, as neither democracy nor culture has any place there.

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