Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Still missing in action

10 days ago, journalists Steve Centanni, and New Zealand-based cameraman Olaf Wiig were kidnapped by Palestinian thugs. There's been no news, but the big story is the way the Main Stream Media has totally ignored this story.

Truth is, a lot of these same people who hold themselves above us mere bloggers, who sneer about being `professional journalists' because they endured 4 years of leftist indoctrination in journalism schools are mostly a bunch of lilly livered cowards, even when it comes to their own.

Here's why:What’s going on with the MSM is that they are afraid, as always, of losing `access’ if they actually dare to criticize the Palestinians….and remember,most of the guys who work for the wire services in the Palestinian areas are Palestinian approved Arabs who can be directly retaliated against if they don’t toe the line. Hence, the silence. Just like the MSM knew perfectly well what Saddam was doing but kept their mouths shut about it, for years.

Just to show you how hypocritical this all is, Arafat #2 Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian President called Olaf Wiig's wife to tell her that her husband was alive and well..which means he knows where they are and who's holding them, but either is unable or unwilling to do anything about freeing him, and is definitely unwilling to give the information to anyone - like the Israelis- who might be able to rescue the two journalists. I've only seen this little tidbit of information in one MSM source, the Washington Times.

This is the empty suit we, the UN and the EU prop up with our money. And that the Main Stream Media continues to cover for.

Centanni and Wiig are missing in action...but so are their supposed `colleagues' in the Main Stream Media.

UPDATE, 8/23/06: Thanks to the ruckus raised by Michelle Malkin, Jimmy over at the The Sundries Shack and others in the blogopshere, lo and behold...some new developments.

A video was aired today on (where else) al Jazeera by some Islamist scum calling themselves the Holy Jihad Brigades demanding the release of `Muslim prisoners' from American jails in exchange for the two hostages.

The video showing the two men, Steve Centanni, an American correspondent, and Olaf Wiig, a cameraman from New Zealand was first sign that the men were alive since they were kidnapped from their TV van near the Palestinian security services headquarters in Gaza City on August 14.

In the video, which showed Mr Centanni, who is 60, and Mr Wiig, 35, wearing sweatshirts and sitting on the floor against a black background, the two men said they were being treated well. Mr Centanni said they had access to water, food and a bathroom with a shower.

"We’re in fairly good condition, we’re alive and well, in fairly good health," he said. "Just want to let you know I’m here and alive and give my love to my family and friends and ask you to do anything you can to try to help us get out of here."

Mr Wiig said he believed that efforts were already being made on the men's behalf but added: "If you could apply any pressure on the local government here in Gaza and the West Bank that would be much appreciated by Steve and myself."

In other words, it's time that the EU and the US put the money squeeze on the mafia fiefdom known as the `Palestinian Authority'.


Anonymous said...

what is the mentality of people who act in this manner?
this is supposed to be an end?
to what?
this is what arik meant when he stated, "what kind of state will these people make?"
ff has continuely disagreed with me when he states that "these people" have voted themselves a nation state.
a nation state of what kind?
the jungle.
a group of button men in pajamas going around carrying out hits.
that is not a nation state.
that is the refuse of humanity.
and should be treated as such.

Freedom Fighter said...

Hi Louie,
Like it or not, these people have indeed established a state. They have an army, UN representation, a flag, a parliament, elections, even a national anthem.

`Palestine' is by no means the first or the last gangster state on the face of the planet.


And are thus collectively responsible.

Regarding them as `refugees' or even a `terrorist group' provides cover for that responsibility.