About those little girls signing bombs . . .
Would you believe they thought they were auditioning for American Idol?
I didn't think so. Yet, it seems that's just what some people want us to believe.
Apparently, reports like mine about images of little Israeli girls signing shells have made their way across the internet with great success. So much so that Zionists are tripping over themselves trying to 'explain' their otherwise apparent and grisly perversions.
One piece in the Columbia Journalism Review (of all places) describes them as "sweet-faced little Israeli girls drawing with markers [with] their hair in pigtails" -- Awww! How cute! -- but then admits they were signing shells that subsequently killed hundreds of innocent civilians in southern Lebanon.
The author then forgives the photographer who he says "would [have been] out of his mind not to capture this shot" - a unique view of Israelis for a world used to "pictures of young Palestinian children wearing fake suicide bomb belts." The fact that the belts are fake, while the shells are live, seems to have evaded his analytical radar.
"Images of war," he insists, present "a problem of representation."
"They are usually emotionally charged, bloody, wrenching, and almost always presented with no real context. What are we looking at? The man screaming in grief or pain. The dead child amidst the rubble. The father throwing his body over the lifeless corpse of his son. What we receive in these moments is more than just news; it's a jolt of emotion, be it anger, despair, or frustration."