Are we supposed to care?

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87 Responses to Are we supposed to care?

  1. Leigh Lowe says:

    Good shot, sir!

  2. W Hogg says:

    Win win

  3. mh says:

    At last, a crackdown on fake news.

  4. gorgiasl says:

    “Israeli air strike hits Gaza building housing international media outlets, after occupants warned to evacuate”

    ABC’s Gaza HQ

  5. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:

    ABC’s Gaza HQ

    Ring up for a second strike, then plaster the ruins with napalm.

  6. Joanna Smythe says:

    Are we supposed to care – yes, we are supposed to be devastated. Unfortunately for them, we don’t care, the sooner the better.

  7. incoherent rambler says:

    Outstanding!
    Jolly good.

  8. slackster says:

    Devils advocate time:
    Censorship of opposing views is now good as long as it’s against organizations/people I don’t like no matter the precedent this sends?

  9. Damon says:

    “Are we supposed to care?”
    If we were, we don’t.

  10. Rex Anger says:

    Devils advocate time:
    Censorship of opposing views is now good as long as it’s against organizations/people I don’t like no matter the precedent this sends?

    Does blowing up a military target in which said stooge journalists were being used as de facto human shields really count as censorship? 🤔

  11. exsteelworker says:

    Hamas’s useful idiots.

  12. Ubique says:

    Fake news cops a serve.

  13. FlyingPigs says:

    but where is the attack on the filth publishers?

    during the Lebanese shit the filth from France would come down with their ‘tapped’ in journalist mates to record their sniper fire.

    The French Letters are warning France about what scum are on the rampage.

    America is now Australia’s enemy.

  14. Tony Rooney says:

    Courtesy counts.

    The phone call.

    “Best shift because we’re going to wreck your shit in about an hour from now.”

    And shift they did.

    Classy.

  15. FlyingPigs says:

    lol

  16. FlyingPigs says:

    sorry

    lol.. agree

  17. Tony Rooney says:

    “Yeah G’Day Al Jazeera. Its Barry here from the IDF.

    Mate…..

    If you’ve got any smalls out drying on your balcony. Best pack ’em fast buddy even if they are still a bit damp.

    Do you get my drift mate?”

    Best phone call ever.

  18. Figures says:

    Censorship of opposing views is now good as long as it’s against organizations/people I don’t like no matter the precedent this sends?

    Precedent? Hahahaha!

    There are about ten leftists on the planet that consistently believe in free speech. The rest only care about it when it suits them – and it’s always been like that.

    The truth is (like it or not) it’s never been a choice between free speech and censorship but a choice as to who is doing the censoring.

    Right now this is being done by people like Monty and Numbers who believe men can have babies and that all those babies need to be murdered.

  19. Herodotus says:

    Devil’s Advocates are a luxury that the war against extreme leftism cannot afford.
    When your opponents have abandoned all decency and are an existential threat, all bets are off. See WW2.

  20. Entropy says:

    The fact they got a phone call would make any claims of censorship bullshit I reckon.
    Dint be human shields, I mean useful idiots.

  21. Mr Johnson says:

    Best quote was from Stephen L Miller (redsteeze):
    “Israel took out a building that was used by shameless propagandists who want to see Israel wiped off the map. Hamas was in that building too.”

  22. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    Dint be human shields

    Yep.

    White House Tells Israel Journalists’ Security Is Paramount After Forces Destroyed Media Building Where Hamas ‘Placed Military Assets’ (15 May)

    The White House’s communication with Israel comes after Israeli Defense Forces destroyed a building that housed the Associated Press and Al Jazeera in Gaza City.

    The Israeli Defense Forces defended their strike on account of Hamas utilizing the building for “multiple military purposes such as intelligence gathering, planning attacks, command and control, and communications.”

    Israeli Defense Forces continued to explain the situation as follows:

    “When Hamas uses a tall building for military purposes, it becomes a lawful military target.”

    The journos working for the very lefty AP and the Qatar-owned Al Jaz would be locals because any non-Gazans would be at great risk of being kidnapped.

  23. Eyrie says:

    Is the Israeli military available for hire? I have a target list.

  24. duncanm says:

    I tell you what – I’m very impressed with Israel’s demolition skills from a distance.

    Yesterday’s building collapse was surgical.

    You can just imagine the IDF (drone?) laser-operator radioing “Uri, we need one more here, and here”.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTEm3AuEaaU

  25. Petros says:

    Check out the series Fauda on Netflix. It’s about Israeli secret police and how they infiltrate Hamas etc. Bingeworthy stuff.

  26. calli says:

    Israel seems to be the only country that gets it. And does something about it.

    Sit back and watch our “journos” squeal!

    🍿 🍿🍿

  27. duncanm says:

    Can we get the IDF invited to some war games in Williamtown?

    I’m pretty sure they can hit Ultimo from there.

  28. notafan says:

    No journalists were injured in the destruction of this terrorist nest.

    Perfectly free to keep reporting.

  29. Crossie says:

    I care about these journalists just as much as they care about people like me.

  30. Mother Lode says:

    My immediate thought was borne out – the building was being used by Hamas. And having seen how shamelessly the press has shilled for them I would not even be surprised if they knew.

    They were warned by the Israelis who strive to avoid casualties.

    Meanwhile, over in Israel, rockets rain down with no warning on civilians with no purpose other than to take lives.

    I note the Journo federation have started telling the story that this is the third building containing journos, so it is no accident. The one thing that has impressed the world is the precision of Israeli strokes. None of them are accidents. It would make sense though for Hamas to put their offices in the same building as J’ismists – they can coordinate stories and spin.

    Remember after the Gulf War when it came out that CNN had been permitted to stay in Iraq on the specific condition that it only reported positive stories? They had no interest in truth, just on being known as having access to it, no matter how empty the boast was. They were prepared to deliver Saddam’s propaganda and lie to the world for their brand.

  31. Crossie says:

    The truth is (like it or not) it’s never been a choice between free speech and censorship but a choice as to who is doing the censoring.

    Pretty much the same for every issue the left has been sponsoring so far. Take feminism, empowering women until transgenders wanted to go to the Olympics and then real women must take a back seat, no medals for you.

    The sexual revolution was all about their degeneracy, free love first, wipe out chastity before marriage until we get to the real endpoint, pedophilia.

  32. buckshot says:

    Deputy general-secretary Jeremy Dear said it was the third media tower in Gaza that had been targeted and “completely destroyed”.

    “If it was just one accidental bombing, then you might say, well it’s not deliberate, it’s not targeted, it’s not about silencing the media,” he said.

    So what was the hour warning about?
    IDF: “We’re about to accidentally bomb a media tower.”
    J Dear: “Okay, but just one. Then I can say it wasn’t deliberate.”

  33. Up The Workers! says:

    Once upon a time, those who lay down with dogs, merely woke up with fleas.

    Nowadays in Gaza and other such murderous terrorist strongholds, traitorous members of the Leftard propaganda-press are just as likely to wake up with an I.D.F. missile blowing their worthless, collaborator lives to smithereens.

    Good shot, sir!

    If they had any brains, it might cause an intelligent person to reconsider the value of such a treasonous collaboration with cowardly terrorists before going there but being Leftards, caution is not a consideration.

  34. duncanm says:

    Strange the international media is staying fairly silent on the random destruction caused by the rockets that make it through Iron Shield.

  35. Cassie of Sydney says:

    “Are we supposed to care?”

    I don’t.

  36. Up The Workers! says:

    Given the I.D.F. depletion of Al Jazeera human shields and propaganda bum-wipes in Gaza, it would be the decent thing to do for the A.L.P.B.C. to send its cadre of Leftard propagandists, toadies, crawlers, back-slappers, rock spiders, and hate preachers over there to take their place.

    A.L.P.B.C. imitation-“Journalists” tend to be fat, bloated and flabby from all their time in the taxpayer-funded good paddock of the Sheltered Workshop, so they would make good ‘human shields’ for their terrorist heroes.

    Perhaps it’s not much of a challenge for the members of the I.D.F., but all’s well that ends well.

  37. rickw says:

    Ha ha ha! Not an accident!!

  38. Suburban Boy says:

    IDF! IDF!

  39. Chris M says:

    Well one hour is too much notice, surely 10 minutes would give better results.

  40. Shy Ted says:

    How many correspondents on the ground should our ABC have in Gaza?

  41. Primer says:

    Journalists are simple souls. In Iraq they thought they could walk around with AK47 carrying terrorists on the street and not get Apache’d.
    London to a brick there were Hamas in the attic here.
    Call it therapy.

  42. RJH says:

    Who said, “Every Cloud Doesn’t Have a Silver Lining”? Fewer distorters of the truth may not be such a bad thing?

  43. Professor Fred Lenin says:

    Oh zdear what a pity ,never mind .
    Decent of the Israelis to warn them , of course their Hamas mates warn non combatats efore they blow the joint to bits .

  44. bollux says:

    Hamas are becoming more daring. They usually hide in schools and hospitals.

  45. Roger says:

    Deputy general-secretary Jeremy Dear said it was the third media tower in Gaza that had been targeted and “completely destroyed”.

    “If it was just one accidental bombing, then you might say, well it’s not deliberate, it’s not targeted, it’s not about silencing the media,” he said.

    Jeremy dear, stop being a useful idiot will you?

  46. Des Deskperson says:

    Headline in this morning’s Canberra Times:

    ‘Israel accused of elaborate ruse”

    The article is about the IDF fooling Hamas into seeking shelter in their tunnels, after which they were bombed to s**t.

    ‘Accused’ ?????

  47. Frank says:

    A.L.P.B.C. imitation-“Journalists” tend to be fat, bloated and flabby from all their time in the taxpayer-funded good paddock of the Sheltered Workshop

    You forgot the bath-house haunting meth head cohort, they tend to be pretty skinny.

  48. Perfidious Albino says:

    I heard ABC ‘stars’ Sarah Ferguson and Tony Jones are currently at a loose end – Gaza seems like the perfect opportunity for them to start earning their keep… No?

  49. Cassie of Sydney says:

    “Israel accused of elaborate ruse””

    LOL…thanks DD…the MSM animus towards Israel has no limit.

  50. Roger says:

    …the MSM animus towards Israel has no limit.

    “For a certain lazy kind of commentary, viewing [Israel] as the bearer of accumulated sin — as white settlers stealing indigenous land — is too tempting a narrative; facts be damned.”

    Why Israel Erupted

  51. Vicki says:

    Israel. My favourite country after Oz.

    Visited on my own in early 1980s for Christmas…looking for a bit of an “epiphany”. Felt so at home with Israelis – straightforward lot who took you as you presented yourself. Incredibly efficient, no fuss & so, so “solid”.

    Only negative encounters were with impertinent young Arab waiter who wanted to know where my husband was…..& with hostile Arabs in sacred Christian sites in predominately Arab areas – eg Nazareth/ Negev – tombs of Patriarchs/etc. In all cases, our Israeli guide was polite, but firm, insisting upon our right to visit – until, in some cases, rocks were thrown by the locals.

  52. Joanna Smythe says:

    I get the impression things aren’t quite going the way that was intended. There was a time everyone could be fooled and conned, now too many people are awake.

  53. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:

    Are we supposed to care? The words “rat’s clacker” spring to mind.

  54. Snotball says:

    Great to see a country with real balls! Keep up the good work Israel.

  55. cuckoo says:

    I tell you what – I’m very impressed with Israel’s demolition skills from a distance. Yesterday’s building collapse was surgical.

    Second that. I saw footage of one building dropping like an express elevator that was supposedly done by just two jets, with apparently little damage to the surroundings. I imagine it’s a challenge if you’re able to lay ground charges, but from the air, at speed? Incredible.

  56. Fat Tony says:

    The Main Stream Media (MSM) is the Enemy of the People.

    This is a positive step. Does the IDF do requests???

  57. Dr Faustus says:

    Deputy general-secretary Jeremy Dear said it was the third media tower in Gaza that had been targeted and “completely destroyed”.

    Old Faustus Almanac:
    May: beware of bearded men moving into your building and hanging out signs saying “Sekrut Hamas Intellygince Hq”.

  58. Joanna Smythe says:

    No wonder they are blowing up all the media. We are seeing too much.

  59. Xenophon says:

    There’s nothing good going on Israel/Palestine. Just as virtually all of its bordering neighbours are screwed. Most of the Middle East is now a breeding ground for international terrorism. Those influences are live in Malaysia, Philippines and parts of Indonesia and all of us will be exposed at some point.
    Israel only cares about force projection.

  60. Dot says:

    This is Donald Trump’s fault.

  61. Captain Katzenjammer says:

    Youtube samples of Pallywood – Palestinian theatrics for the media.
    https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=pallywood

  62. Truth—in-Footnotes says:

    Boo hoo.
    The Filth Column got what they deserved.

  63. Baa Humbug says:

    Chris M says:
    May 16, 2021 at 8:50 am

    Well one hour is too much notice, surely 10 minutes would give better results.

    Israelis also make hundreds of phone calls to people and businesses near and around the targeted building. At least a whole block would be evacuated in my estimation.
    That’s why the one hour. The Israelis are too kind.

    Also, the journalist atop a nearby building filming the air-strike demolition had full confidence in the IDF. He knew they’d be 100% accurate.

  64. duncanm says:

    cuckoo says:
    May 16, 2021 at 11:10 am
    I tell you what – I’m very impressed with Israel’s demolition skills from a distance. Yesterday’s building collapse was surgical.

    Second that. I saw footage of one building dropping like an express elevator that was supposedly done by just two jets, with apparently little damage to the surroundings. I imagine it’s a challenge if you’re able to lay ground charges, but from the air, at speed? Incredible.

    they’d be laser guided, I imagine.

    Drone or someone spots where they want the missile to hit. Bingo bango boingo, kaboom!

  65. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV) says:

    I wonder how the rental market is doing in gaza?

  66. Rex Anger says:

    I wonder how the rental market is doing in gaza?

    I’m reliably informed that the smart money there is in ‘Metros…’

  67. Robber Baron says:

    Journalism is dead. Now it’s time for the journalists.

  68. calli says:

    Drone or someone spots where they want the missile to hit. Bingo bango boingo, kaboom!

    If you’ve got a basement full of bombs, I expect your building would drop easily when pinged.

  69. duncanm says:

    calli says:
    May 16, 2021 at 4:39 pm
    Drone or someone spots where they want the missile to hit. Bingo bango boingo, kaboom!

    If you’ve got a basement full of bombs, I expect your building would drop easily when pinged.

    yeh – but there was no evidence of secondary explosions in those clips.

  70. duncanm says:

    btw,

    has anyone else noticed that “our ABC” refuses comments on their youtube feed.

    SkyNews is open – they can cop comments. But not our precious .

  71. Jock says:

    As an aside, I noticed that the pathetic cowardly Nine media pulled the movie “Exodus” from Nine Gem yesterday afternoon. Undoubtedly they wanted to save the feelings of the Arabs and their leftist supporters. Grubs.

  72. Mother Lode says:

    has anyone else noticed that “our ABC” refuses comments on their youtube feed.

    What? And let anyone comment? Our role is to pay for it, and that only.

  73. Crossie says:

    Also, the journalist atop a nearby building filming the air-strike demolition had full confidence in the IDF. He knew they’d be 100% accurate.

    I don’t know how to describe journalists who know they can trust the Israelis to keep their word yet still want to help the other side who lie and lie and lie.

  74. Crossie says:

    Mother Lode says:
    May 16, 2021 at 7:25 pm
    has anyone else noticed that “our ABC” refuses comments on their youtube feed.

    What? And let anyone comment? Our role is to pay for it, and that only.

    We are in the same position as Republican voters in the US, we have no standing.

  75. Entropy says:

    Xenophon says:
    May 16, 2021 at 12:37 pm
    There’s nothing good going on Israel/Palestine. Just as virtually all of its bordering neighbours are screwed. Most of the Middle East is now a breeding ground for international terrorism. Those influences are live in Malaysia, Philippines and parts of Indonesia and all of us will be exposed at some point.
    Israel only cares about force projection.

    Israel only cares about keeping its people alive.

  76. Bruce says:

    @duncann:

    There appears to be something going on with the “explosions”. Rising balls of red flame do not come from High Explosives, except in movies and TV dramas. HE goes off with a bright, VERY brief flash and then a shock front that radiates out at thousands of feet per second. MAYBE someone will claim “unburnt missile fuel”, but that stuff is, basically, barely “retarded” explosive, containing its own oxidizer, so no slow-burning rising balls of fire and no clouds of black smoke.

    The “street-level” view of the blasts seems to indicate that the Israelis aimed the missiles to hit very low on the building and at a quite steep angle.. This would be to act as a remotely-delivered, “controlled demolition”, with the structure essentially undercut on one side and collapsing into its own basement (and “service” tunnels).

  77. Davey Boy says:

    IDF run sheet for the Rabz Doctrine:
    Raze.The.Buildings.
    Salt.The.Earth.
    Fire.Them.All.
    Shut.It.Down.

  78. duncanm says:

    Bruce says:
    May 16, 2021 at 10:49 pm

    Bruce – I don’t know much about explosives.. I agree that they’re being very precise with their hits at the base of buildings.

    Seems to me that they’re not using the usual explosives in their warheads? Maybe they’re specific demolition missiles, designed to minimise adjacent damage and casualties?

  79. duncanm says:

    @bruce,

    in this article about the (qute amazing) Delilah loitering missile they mention in passing development of an anti-structure warhead specifically for use in urban environments.

  80. duncanm says:

    Here’s the ‘just made it’ evacuation. Looks less panicked than a fire drill – they had time to gather all their important things.

    https://youtu.be/cHSefMAqVsg?t=36

  81. bollux says:

    A comment about Jennifer Oriels article in the Oz today that the Oz rejected and I don’t know why,
    “Another biased article about those peace loving Arabs. Shame on Israel for defending itself, they should take lessons from Scott Morrison on how to roll over.”

  82. Back Burn says:

    New York Time June 3, 2020: Nikole Hannah-Jones

    “Destroying property, which can be replaced, is not violence.”


    It was not an “air-strike”, it was a mostly peaceful sky-delivered demolition.

  83. STJOHNOFGRAFTON says:

    That building housed an Allahu Snackbar.

  84. John A says:

    Robber Baron says: May 16, 2021, at 4:32 pm

    Journalism is dead. Now it’s time for the journalists.

    Koko (to the Mikado): He’s as good as dead because your Majesty’s word is law. Practically he is dead, and if he is dead, then – why not say so!?

    Indeed, why not complete the job?

  85. John A says:

    Oops blockquote problem, sorry.

  86. G Pahoff says:

    Knock Knock
    Who’s there?
    IDF
    IDF Who?
    IDF You need to set your watches for 0.59

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