(aka Amnesty and HRW)
It was a while back that I read the Human Rights Watch report on the war between Israel and Hezbullah. I realised then that there was quite a bizarre section which claimed that on the one hand Hezbullah had used settlements for rocket launch pads, while on the other that they hadn’t used “human shields”. Just how wrapped in humanity one has to be to have a human shield around one isn’t clear- a dance of definition noticed with scorn by LGF.
The BBC is to be commended in its report for calling HRW and Amnesty “pressure groups”. Now all they need to do is to subject them to the most cursory scrutiny. They could start I suppose with the fact that the following claim (with the same pretzel-like logic) appears to be lifted directly from the HRW report by Amnesty:
“Amnesty found that Hezbollah hid Katyusha rockets among civilians and often fired them into Israel from the cover of civilian villages.
But researchers found no evidence that Hezbollah actually used civilians as human shields during the fighting.”
Maybe I mistitled this post, in fact. The Gospels get a far harder time than the BBC gives its pet transnationals.