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Thursday, July 24, 2003

From the Anti-World: We're losing the battle of words, and maybe more

I happened to see this photo on Yahoo News this morning. I thinkI skimmed the caption, yet didn't notice what Charles at LittleGreenFootballs noticed. G-d forbid that I really read it and have become so desensitized that it didn't register!

Read the AP caption, carefully:
Members of the military wing of Hamas, mark the first anniversary of their leader Sheik Salah Shehada's assassination, in Beit Hanoun, in northern Gaza Strip (news - web sites), Thursday, July 24, 2003. The headband reads in Arabic ' No God but God and Mohammed is the Prophet of Allah, Hamas'. The scene at rear shows Palestinian's military killing an Israeli soldier while attacking an Israeli settlement.
(AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
Palestinian's military?!
As Charles points out, "So Hamas has been promoted from terrorists, to 'militants,' to 'activists,' and now all the way to a legitimate 'military' by the Associated Press."

It's mind boggling.

One of the LGF comments says that when the caption says "Palestinian's military killing an Israeli terrorist," then the reality reversal will be complete.

This gives me the heebie-jeebies, because when I first became involved in all this mess a year and a half ago or so, when pro-Palestinian activists gave a presentation at my son's high school, one of the things they said that was most upsetting, was "Who are the REAL terrorists?" --meaning, of course, Israel.

How far is it from Shining Mountain Waldorf High School in Boulder . . . to the Associated Press?

And what we will do when the reality reversal is complete, and the Anti-World is the only world?