Monday, May 31, 2010

IDF blonde spokeswoman: International activists cause their own deaths by attacking nonconfrontational Israeli commandos

IDF Spokesperson Avital Liebovitxh

IDF Spokesperson Avital Liebovitxh

At a press briefing this morning following the massacre by Israel Defense Forces (IDF) commandos of passengers on board the Mavi Marmara, one of the boats pertaining to the Freedom Flotilla attempting to break the siege of Gaza, IDF spokeswoman Avital Liebovitch claimed that the passengers had engaged in “severe violence against our soldiers.”

According to Liebovitch, the violence was premeditated and was administered via live fire, sharp items such as knives, and weapons “grabbed” from the IDF commandos. While underscoring Israel’s unique ability to portray its armed forces as victims, the analysis failed to provide a compelling reason for why—if the alleged attack using grabbed weapons was indeed premeditated—the IDF did not throw a wrench in the works by simply refraining from raiding the ship.

3 comments:

  1. What does the fact she is blonde have to do with it? Would you also mention the hair color of a male spokesperson?

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  2. thankgodimatheistJune 1, 2010 at 12:28 AM

    <span>I knew you may not get the reference to the blonde thing . Nothing sexist I can assure you. There's a story behind it and obviously you're not aware of it. It's an observation made by many that when an IDF spokesperson is to be appointed it's always a woman and a blonde, never an ugly, bald, mustashoid gentleman. This is part of an effort to give a soft/feminin, polished image of the IDF in times of war. It's PR a la Israeli.. There have been many articles on this subject during the Gaza onslaught and I pointed out to this same lame tactic used here.</span>

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