Lying About Bombing
On Monday, February 14, a very powerful bomb in Beirut
killed former Lebanese prime minister, Rafiq Hariri and 13 other people.
No evidence has been produced as to who might have placed the bomb.
That did not stop the major American news media from pointing the finger
of suspicion at the government of Bashar Assad of Syria, even as they were
reporting the news of the tragedy, and the United States government has
withdrawn its ambassador from Syria in “retaliation,” as if Bush and company
were certain that Syria was to blame.
On Wednesday, February 16, the “liberal opposition”
newspaper, The Washington Post, surged to the front of the pack of hounds baying
for strong measures against Syria with a lead editorial entitled, “Murder
“The despicable murder of Mr. Hariri benefits no one
outside the rogue regime in Damascus—and the world should respond
accordingly,” it said. “If the
assassination of Mr. Hariri—the most plausible leader of a truly independent
Lebanon—looks like the panicked act of a cornered tyrant, the shoe snugly fits
But should we really take on faith what we are told by
American government leaders and the likes of The Washington Post when it comes
to shadowy political bombings? An
Associated Press of the effects of the Beirut bomb
published in that same issue of The Washington Post, on page A14 suggests
very strongly that we should not. Notice
the damage that was done to the building that faces the street where the bomb
exploded, leaving a massive crater. The
entire façade of the building is stripped away, but all the support columns
remain standing. The same thing
occurred when the Khobar Towers building,
housing U.S. military personnel in Saudi Arabia, was bombed.
Recall now that the United States government and the
American news media want us to believe that a similar bomb out in the street in
front of the building caused all the damage to the Murrah Building in Oklahoma
City. But as we look at that
damage, we see that a large section of the Murrah Building was gouged
out, caused by the collapse of not just front row support columns, but by
others farther back in the building. The
collapsing columns, as we can see from the photograph, were also considerably
farther from the street blast than were several others.
February 21, 2005
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