Gazastanians slain by falling bullets

And they weren’t even Israeli bullets! Nope.

They were from the usual physics-challenged, masked IslamoNazis firing their AK-47s into the air. Disregarding Newton, as always, they forgot that what goes up must come down.

This time the brilliant Gazastanians were celebrating their great victory over the Zionist entity. Result: 2 killed, 25 wounded.

I’m sure if the New York Times editors work on it, however, they can figure out a way to blame it all on Israel, and all their adoring acolytes from coast to coast will page 1 the story.

Via Seraphic Secret.

Why it’s wrong to say “the” Palestinians

“#13 – ‘The Palestinians:’ The United Nations’ 1947 partition resolution called Palestine’s Arabs and Jews ‘the two Palestinian peoples.’ Nothing is more self-delegitimizing and counter-productive to achieving peace based on Arab recognition of Jews’ right to be there, than that Jews should go around calling Palestinian Arabs “The Palestinians.” They have no distinguishing language, religion, or culture from neighboring Arabs, and have never been sovereign in Palestine, whereas the Jews, with a presence stretching back three millennia, have had three states there, all Jerusalem-based. Most Palestinian Arabs cannot trace their own lineage to the land back more than 4 generations.”

Ready to be mind-boggled? Thanks to the persistent laziness of the Democrat media and its sheep-herd mentality, various anti-Israel and, increasingly, anti-Semitic groups, the other twelve points probably will surprise you as well.

Illuminate yourself.

Via United With Israel

Rule 5: Tamar Bar-Ilan

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And another IDF sergeant paramedic in Operation Protective Edge.

The lies the news media tells you

Our political erosion might not be so bad if it wasn’t seconded (and sometimes led) by what passes for journalism these days. Forbes calls it the Media Intifada:

“*** The arithmetic of civilian casualties in Gaza is one of the principal media crimes in this war.  It became obvious weeks ago that major Western journalists routinely swallowed the huge civilian-casualty figures dished out to them by Gaza’s Ministry of Health, a bureaucratic arm of a terrorist group that was shown to have lied about such figures in past wars.  In some cases, reporters cite numbers instead from the United Nations, which gets its numbers from—surprise—the Hamas ministry, a dubious source of information, akin to relying on the Reich Health Office for German civilian-casualty statistics during World War II.  On many occasions, major American news outlets haven’t bothered to even attribute the numbers to either the ministry or the UN—simply reporting as fact that ‘most,’ or ‘the majority’ or the ‘vast majority’ of casualties in Gaza are civilians.”

And there’s much, much more. No wonder there are so many anti-Israel protesters and growing anti-Semitism. Relying on American and British newspapers and television they see the wicked Jews bombing Gaza while the pitiful Palestinians fight back with inaccurate rockets and the occasional precision mortar, never even realizing that the Palestinians started it all in the first place, just like they always do.

Thanks New York Times, The Washington Compost, CNN, BBC, and all the lazy little media sheep that follow them around saying ba, ba, ba.

Via Simply Jews.

UPDATE: Matti Friedman, a former Associated Press reporter/editor in Jerusalem tells all. The news media gets the story wrong because they intend to get it wrong. It’s their narrative: Israel bad, Palestinians good.

“Many of the people deciding what you will read and see from [Israel] view their role not as explanatory but as political,” Friedman writes. “Coverage is a weapon to be placed at the disposal of the side they like.”

Reminds me of an editor I once worked for who visited Israel not so long ago. He didn’t spend much time in Israel proper. He spent most of it in Ramallah, as a guest of the side he likes.

You can be sure Friedman’s former colleagues and their bosses will deny it all, but as a recovering journalist I can assure you her analysis of the way the biz works is impeccable: The bigs decide what’s news, reporters follow orders or are replaced with ones who will. Easy-peasy.

MORE: Meanwhile, in Utah, a white teen is shot to death by a black cop.   Ferguson in different colors. Rioting? MSNBC, CNN, DOJ, Rev. Al converge? NYTimes editorializes? The president speaks? None of that. And you’re not one bit surprised, are you?

Our eroding political culture

“Seriously, I hate the lowdown argot of politicians nowadays. They seem to think they are in a pool hall, and not a nice one, either. Both parties are guilty. I personally don’t like to be addressed or described as ‘folks,’ like some backwoodsman from Andrew Jackson’s day. I don’t care for the expression ‘shout out.’ I don’t like to be told, ‘Read my lips.’ I’m sure you can think of others.”

Not off-hand, no, but I agree we are led by intellectual midgets (and moral ones, too) who copy each other relentlessly. I think it all started with Slick Willie and Her Lizardness and if she winds up replacing B. Hussein, it’ll be more of the same.

At least she probably wouldn’t wear shorts in public like the Great Divider does, being rather too flabby, not to mention the blue veins. More likely she’ll wear big-boy pants, the kind that go down to the shoe-top.

Meanwhile she’ll say stupid things about the “threat” of global warming while hypocritically flying about in “a $39 million, 16-passenger” carbon footprint called a Gulfstream G450. The climate warriors never walk their talk.

Via Miriam’s Ideas and Meteorological Musings.

Muslim toddler executes her doll

Who says ISIL’s YouTube beheading of a captive American shocked the world? Some folks in the Muslim world seem to have been so inspired, they’re teaching their children just exactly how it goes. Starting with their dolls.

Via Simply Jews.

Why we should be afraid of the police

“The buzz phrase in policing today is officer safety. You’ll also hear lots of references to preserving order, and fighting wars, be it on crime, drugs, or terrorism. Those are all concepts that emphasize confrontation. It’s a view that pits the officers as the enforcer, and the public as the entity upon which laws and policies and procedures are to be enforced.”

Thus Miriam Carey died under a hail of bullets from men who should have been ashamed when they found out she wasn’t armed.

Wonders the Cato Instititue’s Walter Olson: “Why would cops wear camouflage gear against a terrain patterned by convenience stores and beauty parlors?” To paraphrase Glenn Reynolds, the Instapundit, when you dress like a combat soldier you think and act like you’re in a war.

So thugs like Michael Brown and Trayvon Martin have learned to attack the trigger-happy cops first. The rest of us? We’re reduced to trying “to be careful out there” whenever a cop is around.

“—Individual cops may feel threatened— and may be threatened in the course of doing their jobs — but they still do not have the right to use more force than is necessary. Too often, panicked or angry cops pump multiple rounds into already-wounded suspects, as appears to have happened to Michael Brown.”

If Officer Friendly considers us an enemy to be vanquished, he’s a bomb ready to explode.

Via Instapundit.