Saturday, January 23, 2010

Joooos HAARP

When the Israeli Defence Forces set up a field hospital in Port-au-prince following the devastating earthquake in Haiti, it might have been imagined that soi-disant "anti-Zionists" would give their foes the benefit of the doubt. As implacable as some of them may be, surely this operation was beyond criticism.

Not according to Daily Telegraph blogger, Stephanie Gutmann who penned a piece entitled, "Israel builds a field hospital in Haiti. Anti-Zionists not fooled!" in which she noticed a few pundits on the Internet wouldn't be placated by Israel's "humanitarian propaganda":

“Great,” said someone identifying himself as ‘Smart Alex’, “I just hope the IDF soldiers don’t harvest any of the dead Haitians’ organs without the permission of their families.

“I know, I know,” he wrote, “that was a cheap shot. But I believe well-deserved for a country that tries to use its U.S.-funded humanitarian efforts as propaganda to paper over its disastrous and vile treatment of the Palestinians.”

Fooled, they are not, as Alex Jones' conspiracy site Infowars has the story: "Activist: Watch Out For IDF Stealing Organs In Haiti"

What is this story based on? It's based on nothing more than the musings of some guy who made a You Tube video. No evidence, just pure speculation that the Jews IDF would spend millions of dollars flying out to Haiti for no other reason than an impractical organ grab. Now while it can't surprise too many people that a conspiracy site such as Infowars would run a story like that surely reputable news sources would show more robust journalistic standards. Well, that depends on whether you consider Iranian state media outlet, Press TV reputable.

While media reports from Haiti express amazement at Israel's well-equipped medical delegation to the quake-stricken nation, some critics have warned against organ theft.

The Israeli medical team dispatched to Haiti has set up a field hospital in the tremor-battered Caribbean country, winning Western media praise for doing what even their American peers have not yet managed to accomplish.

But a video posted on Youtube by an American resident of Seattle, Washington on Tuesday took the shine off the Israeli professionalism that media have raved about in the past few days.

In his video, T. West of a group called AfriSynergy Productions suggested that soldiers in the military delegation to the earthquake site in Haiti might be involved in stealing organs from their patients.

Al-Jazeera has the same story:

Israel harvesting organs in Haiti?

Cheap shots at those trying to help the victims of this earthquake don't stop there. Michel Chussudovsky of conspiracy site, Global Research, has a nudge-nudge wink-wink article about how the US was planning for this very earthquake in order to invade and takeover Haiti.

Nobody sane could possibly believe that the US actually caused the earthquake, though, could they?

Well, that depends on whether you consider president of Venezuala, Hugo Chavez, sane.

Of course the commentary of reputable news source, Russia Today, doesn't call Chavez out as being a loon for suggesting that the US used a "tectonic weapon" to zap Haiti with but says that it is believed in by Georgian conspiracy theorists.

Russia Today is well-known for its hosting of conspiracy theorists such as We Are Change and 9/11 Truthers. But what is Hugo Chavez talking about?

Although Chavez did not reveal his source, Press TV reports the Venezuelan media are reporting the earthquake may be associated with the High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP), which has been accused of generating violent and disastrous changes in climate.

Press TV again? What a shocker! One can only wonder what drives these blame the Joooos/HAARP stories.

UPDATE: As "Anonymous" points out in the comments thread, the story that Hugo Chavez blamed the Haiti earthquake on the US using a "tectonic machine" was completely fabricated. I completely apologize for spreading this scurrilous rumour and will, in future, express greater skepticism towards stories I see on Russia Today or Press TV. More on that here.


More here.

UPDATE 2: A bit of clarification. There is apparently more than one media outlet going by the name, Al-Jazeera. Thanks to Parky on the James Randi Forums for the clarification here.

This is the respectable Al-Jazeera.

This is Al-Jazeera Magazine. A separate publication.


Anonymous said...

The story about Chavez is a fabrication. He never said any such thing. You owe your readers an apology for spreading lies

angrysoba said...

I'm just going with what they're saying on Russia Today and Press TV. Surely they wouldn't have fabricated such a story, would they?