Americans getting a limited view of war

July 24, 2006 at 7:36 pm (News)

Managing editor of Middle East Broadcasters Journal, Habib Battah wrote an article explaining that Americans (and other countries of the world, dependent upon same media) are not shown the true face of the current war in Lebanon.

Absent in the reporting [of NBC] was any reference to Hezbollah’s role in defeating the 22-year Israeli occupation of the country and its support among up to a million Lebanese. Of course, failing to report such details contributes to the view that Hezbollah acts as merely a renegade organisation rather than a movement that encompasses roughly a quarter of the country’s population.

A US citizen waiting for evacuation returned home after long wait. "They just didn’t care," she said, drawing a contrast with television pictures of a smiling US ambassador escorting evacuees on to helicopters and while others were ferried away on chartered ships.

Read the article @ AlJazeera


1 Comment

  1. Pam said,

    Israel can’t blow Hezbollah out of Lebanon any more than you can blow the blue out of blue cheese without destroying the cheese. Find a more humane solution!!

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