Patterico's Pontifications


Kid None Too Happy About Obama’s Win

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 8:01 pm

Running up the debt while making no effort to control spending is taxation of our children. And it’s taxation without representation, because our children can’t vote.

It’s not fair, is it? And at least one child is pretty unhappy about it:

It would be funny if he weren’t so right.

Well, OK, it still is kind of funny.

But there is a serious for real point in there too, I submit. Kids just like this are going to bear the brunt of Obama’s irresponsibility — and, like he says, he didn’t get to vote. And Foster didn’t get to vote.

Taxation without representation. I’m telling you.

Via Hot Air.

Did Hamas Kill a Gazan Child?

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 7:32 am

Hamas has once again apparently been caught faking an image of a dead Palestinian child–this time using a child likely killed by its own rocket fire and claiming that an Israeli attack was responsible. CNN’s Sara Sidner ran a full report on the child’s death, strongly implying that an Israeli bomb had been responsible.

The dead child was paraded before the cameras during the visit of Egyptian prime minister Hisham Kandil, who kissed the dead child in the presence of Hamas prime minister Ismail Haniyeh. But even the New York Times was suspicious. quotes the evidence cited by blogger Elder of Ziyon:

The IDF did not launch any airstrikes in Gaza while Egyptian PM Kandil was in Gaza…

If it was an Israeli missile, you can be sure that it would have been shown to the media! Furthermore, PCHR, which is keeping track of everyone killed in Gaza (and which admits that most of the dead have been “militants,”) did not list Mahmoud Sadallah or Aiman Aby Wardah in their list of victims of Israeli airstrikes, although they even include one person who died of a heart attack.

Put this together with the fact that Hamas and other terror groups were firing rockets throughout Friday morning while the IDF did not, plus the fact that over 100 rockets have fallen short in Gaza (both using past performance and IDF statistics as proof), and the fact that the shrapnel in the video matches almost exactly the shrapnel damage we have seen from rocket fire into Israel, and it is very clear: this child was killed by Gaza rocket fire, not by Israel.

Terrorists love to engage in false victimhood. Palestinians and Gazans have done it forever. (Political terrorists do the same thing, and those who have been paying attention lately know exactly what I mean.)

This happens every time there is a conflict involving Israel, and apparently only the blogs are willing to ask the tough questions.

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