The lies of Michael Oren
Charles from the US sent me this: "You may be interested to know that Ambassador Michael Oren was interviewed on PRIs 'The World' this evening and stated that the journalist killed in the recent attack by Israel against Lebanon was there because (I paraphrase, but the substance is accurate): the Lebanese army was told by the UN observers that Israel would be conducting a routine "foliage-pruning" along the border; the Lebanese army then informed Hizbullah (!) which dispatched a journalist to cover a pre-meditated attack which the Lebanese army planned to carry out. Oren said that the journalist was employed by Al Manar, but other reports I have heard say he was with Al Akhbar. Oren's description of events defies logic, but there you have it. For reference, the report aired on the August 5th 2010 edition of the world at about 8:20 PM Eastern time; I assume a transcript will be available soon. The webpage for the day's edition is here: http://www.theworld.org/2010/08/05/entire-program%E2%80%93august-5-2010/".
Let me say this: `Assaf never worked for Al-Manar. In fact, he worked before for the Hariri newspaper, Al-Mustaqbal, before joining the leftist publication, Al-Akhbar. Tell Michael Oren that `Assaf was a Christian (by faith of the family) and a communist. A communist, did you hear that?
PS Nadine sent me the clip.
August 5, 2010