MISSILE STORY III

Please observe the hideous cauldron of pain where, according to Martin Chulov, Ahmed Mohammed Fawaz had his lower left leg amputated “and whose severe burns ironically had saved his life by sealing blood vessels and arteries”:
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Via reader Kaboom. Click here for a larger view; or here for Dan Reihl’s in-van image. Note all the … er … blood, and … umm … burnt stuff. Damning! Meanwhile, reader Rothman emails:

I note that Chulov in his summary of the “key planks of zombietime.com’s allegations” fails to mention that Lebanese ambulances have a circular air vent in the middle of the red cross, thereby omitting any non-violent explanation for the hole in the roof. I’d have thought that plank was kind of keyish.

And as a blogger of some renown, could you explain how a blog “devoted 28 pages” to the story? Twenty-eight pages? Is that a lot? How many pages do blogs usually have?

Posted by Tim B. on 08/31/2006 at 10:04 AM
    1. Where is Flat Fatima when we need her?

      Posted by surfmaster on 2006 08 31 at 10:14 AM • permalink

 

    1. Don’t let it go, Tim.

      We’ve been lied to too often.

      Posted by jlc on 2006 08 31 at 10:22 AM • permalink

 

    1. One of the supposed advantages of trimming a dog’s nails with a dremel tool is that, in case of accidentally straying into the quick, the heat also cauterizes the bleeding.

      But perhaps rockets could also be used.

      Posted by rhhardin on 2006 08 31 at 10:24 AM • permalink

 

    1. Fish.  Barrel.  You do the math.

      Posted by R C Dean on 2006 08 31 at 10:36 AM • permalink

 

    1. Finally revealed.

      This is one of the super secret sophisticated weapons used on the ambulance.

      This is another.

      And finally the most devilish of all, this bad boy.

      The wounds of those in the ambulance, IF ANY, came about during the mis-use of the above super secret sophisticated weaponry.

      Posted by El Cid on 2006 08 31 at 10:42 AM • permalink

 

    1. could you explain how a blog “devoted 28 pages” to the story?

      simple. He asked the network administrator to print out something he’d heard about on the “world wide web” (that newfangled thing the kids are all into). Nicely printed out and bound in a loose-leaf folder, it came to about 28 pages.

      Posted by daddy dave on 2006 08 31 at 10:43 AM • permalink

 

    1. Oh, the irony just posted at The Australian:

      Journalism’s shaky future
      Newspapers may not be dying but the environment in which they operate is indeed in tumult, writes Mark Day
      August 31, 2006
      THE British magazine The Economist killed off newspapers this week in a report Mark Twain might have described as greatly exaggerated. Perhaps a more relevant question today is: Are we killing journalism? […]

      As blogger Tim Blair, a former news editor of The Bulletin, says: “I know people who yearn to once again hear the clip-clop of horses delivering the milk, but it’s not going to happen. Technology is giving us the tools to bring about the death of a delivery system called print, but not for quite some time yet. I think newspapers will get smaller and more expensive. It won’t be long before carrying a copy of a newspaper will be a symbol of enormous wealth.”

      That presumes, of course, that newspapers continue their tradition of in-depth public-interest reporting and there remain customers prepared to pay for something more than once-over-lightly, surface-skating journalism.

      So far, neither proposition has been fully tested.

      Posted by andycanuck on 2006 08 31 at 10:48 AM • permalink

 

    1. #7 nice find.
      Currently, blog content is significantly bolstered through links to traditional media. This won’t be the case in 20 years time. However, it’s unlikely there will be a ‘content crisis’. This would only happen if the change is sudden. More likely, the gradual decline of MSM will give blogs ample time to adapt and evolve.

      Posted by daddy dave on 2006 08 31 at 10:55 AM • permalink

 

    1. Sheesh, what is Media Watch going to do? side with Downer? Gaia forbid! Side with the Australian? May Global Warming have mercy on their souls!
      I guess they can follow the old lefty axiom: when in doubt, choose the side that makes Jews look evil.

      Posted by daddy dave on 2006 08 31 at 11:01 AM • permalink

 

    1. Save a Tree. Don’t buy the Age.

      Posted by Wylie Wilde on 2006 08 31 at 11:05 AM • permalink

 

    1. #5 Uproarious El Cid

      Posted by Wimpy Canadian on 2006 08 31 at 11:06 AM • permalink

 

    1. And here is video of real men in a real fight by an Israeli video journalist.

      Scum Hezbollites are in Israeli uniforms
      http://menorahblog.typepad.com/menorah/2006/08/to_hell_and_bac.html

      Compare and contrast.

      (via Powerline but you can also video on demand on Keshet TV)

      Posted by saint on 2006 08 31 at 11:07 AM • permalink

 

    1. Caveat:  I am not a physician-not even close, but I have treated serious injuries.

      There is a condition called “compartment syndrome” that burn victims sometimes suffer from that impairs circulation.  But that happens because of swelling, so I doubt if that would explain what was happening with an amputation victim.  Any time I have seen a cautery done there was significant heat applied directly to the wound, so the idea that burns would do it seems farfetched (I suppose if might be possible).

      I have also seen a soldier who had amputations to all four limbs due to an explosion (he was dead) and another soldier who was ejected from the turret of a hummer when an IED went off directly under his vehicle (killing three others).  All of his limbs were intact, but he later had both legs amputated below the knee.

      These individuals were severely wounded, an explosion will cause a variety of injuries in addition to the wounds described in the article (somebody tell us how well both of these individuals are hearing right now).  I haven’t seen either of these gentlemen, so I obviously don’t know for sure, but I am suspicious.

      Posted by 68W40 on 2006 08 31 at 11:18 AM • permalink

 

    1. Eh I should be finishing a work report instead of getting peeved about this.

      But remember Chulov’s original report of the incident.
      http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,20867,19915049-2703,00.html
      He also reported Fawaz’s wife all swathed in bandages. So apart from asking, did Fawaz lose his other leg, one wants to ask, where’s Jamila?  (In fact I have read other reports of up to six civilians involved).

      And how do the Fawaz and child’s injuries stack up with the ITV video at Zombie? That seemed to be taken so soon after the incident – in that report the kid apparently had a head injury and also had burns – do you treat burns victims by covering them up? Don’t you slap on ointment or something first? Doesn’t severe burning also cause swelling? Medicos want to comment on all the IVs etc.(Remember Bali?)

      Frankly I can’t see underneath Fawaz’s bed in the video so for all I know he has bent his leg into a hole (we used to play this trick as kids) I am that cynical about this tripe.

      Posted by saint on 2006 08 31 at 11:47 AM • permalink

 

    1. Saint-

      do you treat burns victims by covering them up? Don’t you slap on ointment or something first? Doesn’t severe burning also cause swelling? Medicos want to comment on all the IVs etc

      You apply Silvadene cream to second and third degree burns (not on the face) before placing a non-stick dressing on the wound.  Burning will usually cause blistering or swelling and you usually will want to start an IV to do fluid replenishment and to keep a line open for medication (or what have you).  Presuamably the victim would be in considerable pain, and require professional care.

      Posted by 68W40 on 2006 08 31 at 11:56 AM • permalink

 

    1. Cheers 91B30.

      Posted by saint on 2006 08 31 at 12:00 PM • permalink

 

    1. Saints Link

      Posted by Rob Read on 2006 08 31 at 12:10 PM • permalink

 

    1. This is an absolute outrage.  I will never buy another copy of the Australian whilst that bastard Chulov is working there.

      Posted by murph on 2006 08 31 at 12:14 PM • permalink

 

    1. Someone also said they thought they saw Green Helmet in the ITV video but I don’t have time to check now. Chulov reported the injured were taken to Jabal Amal Hospital in Tyre (the alleged attack occurring just a few kilometres away). If that’s Green Helmet’s hospital (again no time to check)…well

      And I would like a current photo of the kid suffering brain injury and severe burns (On ITV he was breathing heavily and did not have a mark on him above his waist. Who knows about his burns.

      And hang on a minute, Chulov reported originally that the guy’s lower left leg was amputated but the ITV video shows his right leg (and yes tell me if this is some sort of film reversal as I know that happens)

      Posted by saint on 2006 08 31 at 12:30 PM • permalink

 

    1. I am getting obsessive.
      In Chulov’s 26 July report:

      Ahmed Mohammed Fawaz lost his leg below his knee and will likely lose the other. His 14-year-old son Ahmed suffered serious wounds to his abdomen and the back of his head. He writhed in semi-conscious pain yesterday in the Jabal Amal hospital in Tyre as his mother, Jamila, lay unconscious nearby, her black hijab draped over stark white sheets and bandages.

      In his Aug 31 recounting

      We also visited Ahmed Mohammed Fawaz, whose lower left leg had been amputated and whose severe burns ironically had saved his life by sealing blood vessels and arteries. His son writhed in pain nearby, his stomach riddled with shrapnel and the rear of his scalp opened up.

      Jamila has disappeared and the description does not match the description on the ITV video at Zombie much less the footage of the boy (read of head opened up?, Chulov says had shrapnel) or the man (who had right leg amputated unless it is one of the video reversal thing…heh)

      Posted by saint on 2006 08 31 at 12:37 PM • permalink

 

    1. Sorry about squillions of typos – am firing this off in between the last page of editing on a report. Better proof read that real good.

      Posted by saint on 2006 08 31 at 12:41 PM • permalink

 

    1. Has anybody read the letters in the lastest edition The Australian?  Ridiculous.

      It’s not like we’re splitting hairs here.  If the van was hit by a fucking missile it would be fucking toast.

      Posted by murph on 2006 08 31 at 12:42 PM • permalink

 

    1. And apologies for the link whoring.
      Here are screen shots of the injured man and his son according to the ITV report. Compare with Chulov’s description of injuries.

      Personally I believe neither of them.

      Posted by saint on 2006 08 31 at 01:32 PM • permalink

 

    1. No need to apologize, Saint.

      This is way too important to give up on.

      Posted by jlc on 2006 08 31 at 02:36 PM • permalink

 

    1. I’ve been banging on about Hezbollywood for over a month on my blog jlc so much so that I think I have scared off what few readers I had. And gone lala myself.

      Posted by saint on 2006 08 31 at 04:25 PM • permalink

 

    1. #5 El Cid

      You forgot this one.

      Posted by kae on 2006 08 31 at 11:25 PM • permalink

 

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