This blog would not ordinarily report on issues external to israel, except in cases such as the US/UAE Ports Deal where the potential consequences are soo critical regarding Israel. The impact of this deal, if finalized is devastating for both Israel and the US, including the families of many of us who still reside in the US or Canada. MB
As Barak of IRIS rightly points out, “The UAE has been a major supporter of Hamas.” He goes on to give a comprehensive report of the current state of the Arab Ports deal and the impact of blogosphere in it; An “Army of Davids” May be Defeating the Suicidal Arab Port Sale.
For context, check out Sin Of Expulsion’s entry of 6 days ago when this blockbuster story first broke in blogosphere;
Circumvent Old Media-Go for the Blogosphere, by Michael Freund (Jerusalem Post)
But who said that the government of Israel is at all principled or competent — at any level? Instead of repeatedly being made to look like bumbling fools with face in hand for shame over false accusations made by MSM (mainstream media), Israel’s friends in blogosphere root out and expose the truth.
Below Michael Freund’s article are just a few cases where blogosphere beat msm to a pulp in getting at the truth. A government truly interested in Hasbara; in national security and unity, rather than preoccupied with the promotion and exploitation of prejudice, hate and divisiveness between population sectors in order to solidify and perpetuate their agenda and their hold on power; such a truly hasbara-oriented government would rely heavily on blogosphere in the media war for perception. This media war appears every bit as important as the physical battlefield. MB
For Context on the two reports below; click here.
Who’s Zoomin’ Whom? C’mon, give me a break! The answer seems obvious. Why hand over American Assets (Ports, Weapons technology, etc.) over to avowed enemy hands? MB