Monday, March 31, 2014

Games Israel Plays

The Australian headlined the following 'report' Rare Iranian praise for Israel, but I've got a better idea: Israeli proxies provide rare opportunity for Israeli disinfo on internet:

"The killing of an Iranian hostage soldier by militants in Pakistan has prompted a surge of criticism via social media over Tehran's handling of the crisis - and brought unflattering comparisons with Israel's handling of a similar situation. The failure to secure the release of 5 border guards snatched by Sunni militant group Jaish al-Adl (Army of Justice) has been condemned across the country, and contrasted with Israel's resolve to free soldier Gilad Shalit, who was held by Hamas for 5 years. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu eventually exchanged 1027 Palestinian prisoners for his safe return. Tehran confirmed this week that one of the 5 men seized last month had been killed after it refused to release hundreds of Sunni prisoners. The group has threatened to kill another soldier next week. 'Keep saying 'Death to Israel' but they freed 1027 Palestinians in return for the release of one of their own,' one Iranian wrote on Facebook, which is banned in Iran. 'Yes, I admire Israel. The same Israel they have been wanting to wipe off the map. The same Israel who for 5 years tirelessly did everything to save one of its soldiers,' said another." (Hugh Tomlinson, The Times/The Australian, 29/3/14)

See also my 7/3/14 post Games Bibi Plays.

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