The reality of targeted lies vs. the illusion of targeted strikes

Scene from the havoc in Gaza.
Scene from the havoc in Gaza.

NO. HAMAS FATHERS DON’T FIGHT WITH THEIR CHILDREN IN THEIR LAPS, AND PROLIFERATING AIR STRIKES IN PROLONGED CONFLICTS ARE RARELY “TARGETED.”

Writing for Tablet Magazine, Lee Smith makes some valid points. Indeed, photographers operating in Gaza do not seem to have enough freedom of movement to allow them to present a more accurate picture of what is happening on the ground during these tragic times. In fact, international photographers and journalists working in Gaza have as much freedom to move as their colleagues working in those parts of Syria still under Assad control. The see what their appointed “guides” and “fixers” want them to see. And they cannot report everything they see, if they still want to retain “access.” This is a perennial dilemma that confronts all journalists and photographers working in war zones.

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ACTION ALERT: Stop the Mother Agnes-Mariam Assad Propaganda Tour

ACTION ALERT: Stop the Mother Agnes-Mariam Assad Propaganda Tour | Syrian American Council.

Mother Loch Ness is coming a town near you, now let’s rally the brave ones and go give her a piece of our minds. But, it’s important on such occasions to be calm and respectful of those present. Simply let the facts speak for themselves.