06 August 2006

Another easy task

The task of fisking is sometimes a challenge. When your opponent's IQ is above that of a hedgehog, enabling the said opponent to create an artful mix of reality, half-truths and outright lies, it may be difficult to wade through the material at hand.

Strangely, the person in whose honor the occupation of fisking was named, is so deranged lately that fisking his own stuff has become a child's play. Since I do not have a child handy at the moment, I have decided to review Fisk's latest ravings as a recreational activity. Instead of having a cigarette, that is.

If the Israelis crossed the Lebanese border, the Palestinians jumped in their cars and drove to Beirut and went to the cinema. Now when the Israelis cross the Lebanese border, the Hezbollah jump in their cars in Beirut and race to the south to join battle with them.

There were no intelligence (or other) reports about Hezbollah members racing south. But there are plenty of reports about them changing into civilian clothes and hiding themselves and their rocket launchers and other assorted armory amidst general population. A useful trick that, in addition, enables subsequent reports about the bloody Israelis targeting innocents.

But the key thing now is that Arabs are not afraid any more. Their leaders are afraid, the Mubaraks of this world, the president of Egypt, King Abdullah II of Jordan. They're afraid. They shake and tremble in their golden mosques, because they were supported by us. But the people are no longer afraid.

Everyone is afraid. IDF sodiers, Hezbollah "activists", civilians on both sides of the border. Only a mad person does not experience fear. Contrary to the newly hatched myths about Hezbollah's valiant struggle, our soldiers know better. Most of the IDF casualties are caused not by the small arms fire, but by the astonishing quantities of anti-tank weaponry accumulated by Hezbollah. Hezbollah fighters do not like to look at the whites of our eyes any more than they did years ago.

Fisk will do much better trying to answer why had Hezbollah accumulated such an enormous stock of armory - is it to "liberate" the puny piece of land called Shaaba farms (that, according to all experts, was in Syrian jurisdiction)? But could he?

It's not the same enemy, and they're not running away anymore, and that is what is going to doom us in this crazed conflict, which we continue to provoke...

So it is Israeli side that "provoked" this crazed conflict? That beating administered by the Afghani farmers many years ago has, evidently, caused irreversible damage to that brain, never amounting to much in the first place.

Bolton keeps saying in the United Nations that Syria is behind Hezbollah. Bush said the same at the G8 summit in St. Petersburg when he was caught in his [expletive] comments by the microphone. And they're right, but for the wrong reasons, of course.

Hmm... They are right - but for the wrong reasons... Have I already mentioned that beating in... oh yes, I have. Anyway, there is no explanation of that mysterious statement in the following text. On the other hand, there is a curious outburst:

I mean, Bolton, most Arab leaders and diplomats realize that Bolton is a bit cracked. I mean, he needs medical, rather than political, help.

There was a psychiatrist that said something to the effect that when one person calls another an idiot it is not clear which one of the two really is an idiot. But have I already mentioned that beating in... oh, yeah.

And the whole piece is crowned by a statement of faith:

I am not going to let 19 Arab murderers change my world and nor should you in America. I am not going to let the 7th of July bombs on the [inaudible] in front of the Picadilly London train that blew up, I am not going to let that change my world...

Indeed - why would one care about changing that sad little world of a habitual word-twister and spinmeister gone off?


Cross-posted on Yourish.com