Guerre du Liban: Après le petit Mohamed, Jénine, la plage de Gaza, voici… le Timisoara libanais? (In Beirut Pallywood goes for Timisoara-style forgery)

Robert Maas (Timisora, Romania, Dec. 20, 1989)
Hez_pallywood_2This ongoing production utilizes the same talented field of Jew-haters and West-haters and flag-burners and machete-wielders who brought you worldwide months of manufactured rage over the Mohammed Cartoons, crazed riots in Nigeria over the Miss World pageant, sharia-approved murders in Somalia of World Cup soccer fans, the fictional Jenin « massacre, » the fable of Mohammed al-Dura, and ululating protests over the corrupting influences of the « Satanic Verses, » Theo Van Gogh, Kentucky Fried Chicken and McDonald’s, the sacrilegious Burger King ice cream swirl, Valentine’s Day, and Piglet from « Winnie the Pooh. »
As we watch Hezbollah’s horrible parade of dead children in Qana replay endlessly on television, here is a suggestion for all the intrepid American journalists gallivanting with Hezbollah’s handlers in the region: Perhaps you could put down the figurative hookah pipes, take off your sympathy hajibs, and find out the identity of the green-helmeted guy holding up baby corpses in Qana up as props for your sensational, page-one pictures.
To the photographer-stenographers who were herded to the scene 8 hours after the strike, why is it that the bodies of the children were already in a state of rigor mortis? How to explain the sparkling clean pacifier clipped onto a dust-covered toddler carried around by the friendly corpse-parader? And why were the women and children kept in the building for so long? Questions abound. Answers are as scarce as men in that Qana building. Michelle Malkin
The « baby parades » were a staple of Saddam Hussein’s propaganda machine for a decade. Convoys of taxis, with the tiny coffins of dead infants strapped to their roofs – allegedly killed by United Nations sanctions – were driven through the streets of Baghdad, past crowds of women screaming anti-Western slogans.
The moving scenes were often filmed by visiting television crews and provided valuable ammunition to anti-sanctions activists such as George Galloway, the Labour MP, who blamed Western governments for the deaths of 500,000 Iraqi children.
But The Telegraph can reveal that it was all a cynical charade. Iraqi doctors say they were told to collect dead babies who had died prematurely or from natural causes and to store them in cardboard boxes in refrigerated morgues for up to four weeks – until they had sufficient corpses for a parade.Dr Amer Abdul al-Jalil, the deputy resident at the hospital, said: « Sanctions did not kill these children – Saddam killed them. The internal sanctions by the Saddam regime were very effective. Those who died prematurely usually died because their mothers lived in impoverished areas neglected by the government.
« The mortality rate was higher in areas such as Saddam City because there was no sewerage system. Infectious diseases were rampant.
« Over the past 10 years, the government in Iraq poured money into the military and the construction of palaces for Saddam to the detriment of the health sector. Those babies or small children who died because they could not access the right drugs, died because Saddam’s government failed to distribute the drugs. The poorer areas were most vulnerable. The Daily Telegraph

Après le petit Mohamed, Jénine, la plage de Gaza

Voici le Liban-sud avec Cana !

Comme le montre cet excellent travail du blog EU Referendum (thanx lgf), le Hezbollah n’a apparemment rien à apprendre de la fabrique d »images-choc palestinienne à destination des agences de presse occidentales dite Pallywood*.

Et il ferait même pâlir d’envie… notre Enderlin national!

Bref, sans oublier les tournées de ramassage de morgues et des « parades de bébés martyrs » de Saddam du temps de l’embargo, moi, ça me fait aussi furieusement penser à un certain… Timisoara**!

Sans parler des horaires qui ne semblent pas coïncider:

Le responsable opérationnel du QG de l’armée de l’air, le général Amir Eshel, a mis en question l’incident de Kfar Kana. Au cours d’une conférence de presse, le général a indiqué que Tsahal a attaqué un bâtiment entre minuit et 1h du matin, alors que les communiqués libanais sur l’ampleur du nombre de victimes civiles n’ont pas été diffusés avant 8 heures du matin. «Ici nous posons la question : que s’est-il tramé entre 1h et 8h du matin ?», a questionné le général, laissant planer le doute sur l’hypothèse d’une mise en scène libanaise (merci PAF)

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*Même le secouriste de service est, dix ans plus tard, de toutes les photos: du 18 avril 1996 (photo ci-dessus) à… aujourd’hui !

** à titre d’exemple, on exposa devant les caméras dix-neuf corps, côte à côte, plus ou moins décomposés. Dont celui d’un bébé posé sur le cadavre d’une femme, qu’on imaginait être sa maman. /…/ La maman présumée avait succombé à une cirrhose du foie le 8 novembre 1989. La petite fille, qui n’était pas sa fille, avait péri de la mort subite du nourrisson. On avait déterré leurs corps de la fosse commune. /…/ A Timisoara, il y aurait eu entre 90 et 147 victimes, pas 12 000. (Timisoara, Roumanie, 22 décembre 1989)

Voir aussi l’excellent papier de Michelle Malkin:

The Theater of Jihad
Michelle Malkin
Townhall
August 2, 2006

Welcome to the marquee performance of « Qana: The Fraud and the Furious, » brought to you by the Acting Guild of the Religion of Perpetual Outrage.

The drama unfolded over the weekend with mob scenes across the Muslim world, ostensibly — ostensibly — in response to civilian deaths in Qana, Lebanon. Angry Muslims from Beirut to Gaza to Lahore set fire to American and Israeli flags. They burned effigies of Western leaders. They raised their voices in chants of « Death to America » and « Death to Israel. »

The nervous nellies sitting in the world’s balcony seats exclaimed that the tragedy in Qana will make the Muslims hate us more. But if the uproar over the accident in Qana — an Israeli exception to the Hezbollah rule — sounds like a tired old re-run to you, well, it is.

This ongoing production utilizes the same talented field of Jew-haters and West-haters and flag-burners and machete-wielders who brought you worldwide months of manufactured rage over the Mohammed cartoons, crazed riots in Nigeria over the Miss World pageant, sharia-approved murders in Somalia of World Cup soccer fans, the fictional Jenin « massacre, » the fable of Mohammed al-Dura, and ululating protests over the corrupting influences of « The Satanic Verses, » Theo van Gogh, Kentucky Fried Chicken and McDonald’s, the sacrilegious Burger King ice-cream swirl, Valentine’s Day and Piglet from « Winnie the Pooh. »

The truth about Muslim outrage over Qana is that it’s not really about the tragic deaths at Qana — just like the Mohammed cartoon jihad was not really about the cartoons. It’s a pretext for much grander goals to defeat the infidels — be they Israeli, Danish, Dutch or American.

Remember: Muslim riots over the Mohammed cartoons printed by the Danish Jyllands-Posten newspaper last fall were manufactured amid attempts to bully Denmark over the International Atomic Energy Agency’s decision to report Iran to the UN Security Council for continuing with its nuclear research program. Iran blamed Israel for the cartoons in a speech marking the 27th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution.

Now, the Qana jihad, gleefully stoked by Iran, is unfolding amid mounting UN Security Council pressure on Tehran to suspend its nuclear program. What better way to distract from Hezbollah’s atrocities and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s annihilate-the-Jews plans than to start screaming about Israel’s « war crimes » and Western crimes against humanity?

As we watch Hezbollah’s horrible parade of dead children in Qana replay endlessly on television, here is a suggestion for all the intrepid American journalists gallivanting with Hezbollah’s handlers in the region: Perhaps you could put down the figurative hookah pipes, take off your sympathy hajibs and find out the identity of the green-helmeted guy holding up baby corpses in Qana as props for your sensational, page-one pictures.

Is he just an ordinary bystander? A rescuer who just happened to be in the same place 10 years ago, traipsing around with dead children’s bodies to exploit an accidental Israeli bombing prompted by terrorists hiding behind civilians?

A civilian volunteer or a propaganda producer?

To his credit, MSNBC reporter Richard Engel picked up on a question the blogosphere has been asking since the toddler corpse-paraders in Qana took center stage: Where were all the men? His reporting underscores Hezbollah’s evil m.o. — embedding themselves in civilian populations to force exactly the kind of tragic error from Israel that appears to have occurred at Qana. « [W]e went house to house in trying to figure out where all the young men were. It seems that some of them were fighters, some of them were Hezbollah members that were out — this according to Hezbollah people who didn’t want to be interviewed but we convinced them to talk to us. »

To the photographer-stenographers who were herded to the scene eight hours after the strike, why is it that the bodies of the children were already in a state of rigor mortis? How to explain the sparkling clean pacifier clipped onto a dust-covered toddler carried around by the friendly corpse-parader? And why were the women and children kept in the building for so long? Questions abound. Answers are as scarce as men in that Qana building.

« All the world’s a stage, » Shakespeare wrote. The journalists of our age have chosen their costumes: court jesters in the Theater of Jihad.

Michelle Malkin is the author of « Culture of Corruption: Obama and his Team of Tax Cheats, Crooks & Cronies » (Regnery 2010).

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Saddam’s parades of dead babies are exposed as a cynical charade
The Telegraph
25/05/2003

The « baby parades » were a staple of Saddam Hussein’s propaganda machine for a decade. Convoys of taxis, with the tiny coffins of dead infants strapped to their roofs – allegedly killed by United Nations sanctions – were driven through the streets of Baghdad, past crowds of women screaming anti-Western slogans.

The moving scenes were often filmed by visiting television crews and provided valuable ammunition to anti-sanctions activists such as George Galloway, the Labour MP, who blamed Western governments for the deaths of 500,000 Iraqi children.

But The Telegraph can reveal that it was all a cynical charade. Iraqi doctors say they were told to collect dead babies who had died prematurely or from natural causes and to store them in cardboard boxes in refrigerated morgues for up to four weeks – until they had sufficient corpses for a parade.

Many of the children died, they say, as a result of the Iraqi government’s own neglect as it lavished funds on military programmes and Saddam’s palaces in the knowledge that it could blame sanctions for the lack of medicines and equipment in hospitals and clinics.

« We were not allowed to return the babies to their mothers for immediate burial, as is the Muslim tradition, but told they must be kept for what became known as ‘the taxi parade’, » said Dr Hussein al-Douri, the deputy director of the Ibn al-Baladi hospital in Saddam City, a Shia district in eastern Baghdad.

« The mothers would be hysterical and sometimes threaten to kill us, but we knew that the real threat was from the government. »

Asked what would have happened if he had disobeyed the orders, Dr al-Douri replied: « They would have killed our families. This was an important event for the propaganda campaign. »

Dr al-Douri, who has worked for 10 years as a paediatrician, said the parades were orchestrated by officials from the ministries of health, information and intelligence.

He said: « All 10 hospitals in Baghdad were involved in this and the quota for the parade was between 25 and 30 babies a month, which they would say had died in one day.

« We had to tell the babies’ families that it was a government order and that they would be paid to keep quiet. The reward was sometimes in money, the equivalent of $10 per baby, or in food: rice, sugar and oil. »

The government then ordered members of the Iraqi Women’s Federation, an organisation funded by the regime, to line the streets of Baghdad and wail and beat themselves in mock grief.

« They portrayed an image of mothers in mourning for their recently dead children, » he said. « It was too dangerous not to follow the orders. We were very afraid. The families were afraid, too. »

Dr al-Douri showed The Telegraph the morgue where babies’ bodies would be stored in cardboard boxes before being transferred to wooden coffins carrying their names and sometimes photographs.

Dr Amer Abdul al-Jalil, the deputy resident at the hospital, said: « Sanctions did not kill these children – Saddam killed them. The internal sanctions by the Saddam regime were very effective. Those who died prematurely usually died because their mothers lived in impoverished areas neglected by the government.

« The mortality rate was higher in areas such as Saddam City because there was no sewerage system. Infectious diseases were rampant.

« Over the past 10 years, the government in Iraq poured money into the military and the construction of palaces for Saddam to the detriment of the health sector. Those babies or small children who died because they could not access the right drugs, died because Saddam’s government failed to distribute the drugs. The poorer areas were most vulnerable. »

He added: « We feel terrible that this happened, but we were living under a regime and we had to keep silent. What could we do? »

Voir encore:

Coroner: Romanian Massacre Never Happened

Joseph A. Reaves

Chicago Tribune

March 13, 1990

TIMISOARA, ROMANIA — With the clinical detachment only a county morgue chief can muster, Dr. Milan Dressler spreads the pictures of the dead across his cluttered desk and tries to explain how one of the greatest horrors of the Romanian revolution never happened.

Dr. Dressler, a lawyer as well as a pathologist, calmly makes his case for anyone who cares to listen. Few do.

« Even when I show them the photographs, nobody gives any credit,«  says Dressler. « Unfortunately, these rumors spread all over the land and everyone wants to believe them.« 

The « rumors«  Dressler refers to are known by others in Timisoara and across Romania as « the massacre.« 

One of the turning points in the early days of the December uprising came when word leaked out of Timisoara about a mass grave, supposedly dug by dictator Nicolae Ceausescu`s secret police.

Newspapers around the world carried reports about the mass grave, and wire services distributed pictures of dozens of unearthed bodies laid out in grisly rows. It helped galvanize world opinion against Ceausescu and provided an emotional rallying point for those trying to topple him.

But Dressler and others at the Timis District Morgue now say the mass grave never existed. Dozens did die, but the bodies that were pulled out and shown to the world came from a paupers` cemetery-not a secret mass grave.

« Many people were searching desperately everywhere for missing relatives in those days,«  says Dressler. « In the high emotions of those times every body that was discovered automatically became a victim of Ceausescu.« 

Dressler and Elena Bouca, a laboratory assistant at the county morgue, say the unearthed bodies were among those of 64 unclaimed vagrants, indigents and infants buried legally last year in a paupers` grave.

Many of the bodies bore autopsy scars, and most were in advanced states of decomposition.

« You can see here that this woman`s hands are deformed into a state we call `the gloves of death,` «  Dressler says, pointing to one of the black-and-white photographs. « We know that it takes several months before a body reaches this state of decomposition.« 

The photograph Dressler points to is one of the most infamous of the revolution. It shows a woman with an infant on her abdomen-evocative of a mother trying desperately to shield her baby at the moment of death.

But Dressler says the woman died of alcohol poisoning. And the body of the baby, who died several months later, bears autopsy scars on its head and chest.

First reports from Timisoara last December said thousands of civilians were killed by Ceausescu`s secret police, the Securitate. But recently, officials said the death toll was only 71; and there were allegations that some of those may have been killed by the army, which switched sides during the uprising and moved against Ceausescu.

Voir enfin:

Les vautours de Timisoara

Serge Halimi

Acrimed

Octobre 2000

Avant la guerre du Golfe, avant le Kosovo, une autre  » juste cause  » avait mobilisé les médias occidentaux…

C’était il y a un peu plus de dix ans, quelques jours avant Noël. L’actualité était à l’époque occupée par deux événements de politique internationale. A Panama, l’armée américaine intervenait pour expatrier manu militari avant de le juger à Miami le chef de l’Etat panaméen, Manuel Noriega, un ancien agent de la CIA qui avait cessé d’être utile à George Bush, lui même ancien directeur de la CIA devenu président des Etats-Unis. Cette opération de police internationale fut présentée par la plupart des grands médias comme une promenade de campagne. On apprendrait plus tard qu’elle avait fait près de 2000 morts.

C’était il y a un peu plus de dix ans, quelques jours avant Noël. En Roumanie, une dictature s’écroulait devant les caméras. On parla beaucoup de sang. TF1 expliqua :  » Ceaucescu, atteint de leucémie, aurait eu besoin de changer son sang tous les mois. Des jeunes gens vidés de leur sang auraient été découverts dans la forêt des Carpates. Ceaucescu vampire ? Comment y croire ? La rumeur avait annoncé des charniers. On les a trouvés à Timisora. Et ce ne sont pas les derniers. [1] » L’Evénement du jeudi titra :  » Dracula était communiste.  » (28/12/1989)

On parla de  » génocide « , de  » charniers « , de  » massacres « , de  » femmes enceintes éventrées « , de  » tortures « , de  » corps brûlés dans un crématorium ». On évoqua ces  » chauffeurs de camions qui transportaient des mètres cubes de corps, qui étaient abattus d’une balle dans la nuque par la police secrète pour éliminer tout témoin. [2] » On parla de 70 000 morts en quelques jours. Sur TF1, Gérard Carreyrou lança un appel à la formation de brigades internationales prêtes à  » Mourir à Bucarest.  » Il ne dit pas s’il aurait été volontaire. Mais on devina que non.

On parla de Timisoara. Timisoara, 350 000 habitants. Ville martyre. Le 23 décembre 1989, on chiffrait à plus de 10 000 morts le nombre des victimes de la Securitate, la police du régime. Selon l’envoyé spécial d’El Pais,  » A Timisoara, l’armée a découvert des chambres de torture où, systématiquement, on défigurait à l’acide les visages des dissidents et des leaders ouvriers pour éviter que leurs cadavres ne soient identifiés.  » On découvrit un charnier gigantesque. D’ailleurs, à titre d’exemple, mais seulement à titre d’exemple, on exposa devant les caméras dix-neuf corps, côte à côte, plus ou moins décomposés. Dont celui d’un bébé posé sur le cadavre d’une femme, qu’on imaginait être sa maman. Tous extraits d’une fosse commune. Le 22 décembre, les agences hongroise, est-allemande et yougoslave, qui seront reprises par l’AFP à 18h 54, parlaient de 4 632 cadavres de victimes des émeutes des 17 et 19 décembre,  » soit par balles soit par baïonnette  » (Tanjung), de 7 614 manifestants fusillés par la Securitate. Un chapeau du Monde annonçait 4 000 à 5000 morts.

Sur la Cinq, Guillaume Durand donna le chiffre de 4 630 corps comme un  » bilan tristement officiel. » Sur France Inter, le correspondant de la station annonça à son tour comme une certitude avérée la découverte de 4630 cadavres à Timisoara. Derrière lui, en plateau, le commentateur reprit :  » 4630 cadavres, vous avez bien entendu, dans une seule fosse commune ! » A quatre reprises au cours de ce journal, le chiffre de 4 630 cadavres fut cité sans que nulle source ne fût jamais indiquée. Dans Libération (23/12/1989), un titre sur deux pages fit état des 4 630 cadavres ; il était accompagné d’un éditorial de Serge July titré  » Boucherie « . On lisait :  » Timisoara libéré découvre un charnier. Des milliers de corps nus tout juste exhumés, terreux et mutilés, prix insupportable de son insurrection.  » Le rédacteur en chef, Dominique Pouchin, expliqua :  » Tout nous laissait penser, y compris les images qui arrivaient, que l’info était vraie.  » (Libé, 4/4/90) Le Monde félicita La Cinq d’avoir  » révélé l’horrible charnier des victimes des manifestations du dimanche ?précédent ?  » [3].

Le bilan officiel des victimes pour toute la Roumanie est de 689 morts, pas 70 000. A Timisoara, il y aurait eu entre 90 et 147 victimes, pas 12 000. Et, comme le remarqua Jean-Claude Guillebaud,  » 90 morts dans une ville de province, c’est beaucoup.  » La maman présumée avait succombé à une cirrhose du foie le 8 novembre 1989. La petite fille, qui n’était pas sa fille, avait péri de la mort subite du nourrisson [4]. On avait déterré leurs corps de la fosse commune.

A Panama, il y avait eu 2000 morts, civils pour la plupart, soit trois fois plus de victimes qu’en Roumanie. Personne n’avait cependant parlé de  » génocide panaméen  » ou de  » charnier « . On s’était même amusé des techniques de l’armée américaine qui, pendant des jours entiers, essaya de déloger Manuel Noriega du bâtiment consulaire où il était réfugié en jouant au volume maximum la musique qu’il détestait le plus. Tant d’humanité …

Mais comme il est dur, dans ce métier, en France, de faire son autocritique. Trois mois après l’imposture de Timisoara, Guillaume Durand prétendait encore :  » Le bilan est satisfaisant professionnellement. Si les éditorialistes assis dans leurs fauteuils cherchent la bagarre, ils vont l’avoir.  » [5] Un an après la guerre du Kosovo, Jacques Julliard a l’audace de se montrer tout aussi offensif :  » Nous n’avons que faire, je le dis hautement, de ces réquisitoires de procureurs et de pions ; de ces tonitruants discours de tranche-montagnes, entrecoupés des gémissements de tous les déçus de l’Histoire. Nous sommes de bonne volonté. Mais si l’on nous cherche, on nous trouvera.  » [6]

Publié dans La Vache folle n°27, août-octobre 2000, p. 9

Notes

[1] Cité par Jean-Claude Guillebaud,  » Roumanie : qui a menti ? « , Le Nouvel Observateur, 5/4/1990.

[2] Cité par Ignacio Ramonet,  » Télévision nécrophile « , Le Monde diplomatique, mars 1990.

[3] Le Monde, 24/12/1989.

[4] Libération, 4/4/1990.

[5] L’Evénement du jeudi, 15/3/1990.

[6] Le Nouvel Observateur, 20/4/2000.

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