As I write about the horrific attacks on the Israeli car, its passengers, the Israeli bus, its passengers, the rocket attacks on Jews including an attack by rocket on a Jewish synagogue in southern Israel, all from the Sinai, all involving it is believed terrorisat Arab Palestinians from the Gaza, some according to the occupants of the car dressed in Egyptian Uniforms, it is very noticeable to me as a left wing person that 2 left wing sites which I have just checked on, that is the WSWS and the Workers Liberty of Matgamma, have not entered any kind of report. I mean not a word. There has been one full article on the Harry’s Place website, which is not classic left at all.


I suspect very strongly that these two are not the exception but the rule.


An indication of what this left is doing can be had from Indymedia Ireland. This organization has a website, with main articles (one of which is an interesting study of the FRU), but also with the engine of the site, a section of comments, where people can start a thread (I mean people that Indymedia approves, I cannot, they block me)


But it is in this comments section that one can see what they are focussed on.


Out of about 25 comments they have one dealing roughly with the attacks. It is total distortion, total lies


It is a total denial of the attacks which involves many aspects. One person is claiming that the bus was a military bus so was a fair target. There is much talk of the Israelis and Mossad doing it themselves. In this latter theme one person quotes all of the article of Amira Hass which claims that Israeli soldiers dress up as Hamas. There is publication of a picture which could be of anything.


The method is to disregard the attacks, give NO facts on the attacks, and raise a story of some child being murdered by the IDF in Gaza, in the middle of it all. It is impossible to follow, to understand what the hell they are on about. Complete disregard of facts.


So what have we


First of all the Workers Liberty of Matgamma and the WSWS ignore the events


Utter and false tripe from the Indymedia Ireland…No factual reporting on what happened




These articles or comment articles on Indymedia are hard to locate afterwards and this is an example of the craziness that they came up with here, just a small extract:


“Sounds like a well-planned and executed attack against military targets

author by Military historianpublication date Fri Aug 19, 2011 14:06Report this post to the editorsas far as I know all the victims were members of the Israeli Military – I know of no confirmed civilian victims of this attack – if as Jnr states there were civilians present on the bus then it is possible to deplore the violence yet commend the attackers for their professionalism, if nothing else.

If only the Israelis showed such regard for civilian life when they launch their attacks on gaza and Lebanon to name but two

according to this report from the Jewish Chronicle –…ttack – “UK intelligence community suggested that the attacks may well have been masterminded by an al-Qaeda cell infiltrating from Sinai. The intelligence maintained that the attacks were beyond the capability of Hamas.”

If it was the elusive Al Q then it was a Security Services ‘false-flag’ attack designed to conjur-up a pretence for war on Gaza, since it is well-documented that Al Q are essentially an extension of US, UK and even Israeli militaries/Securitiy Services.

Or could it possibly be..

author by opus diablos – the regressive hypocrite partypublication date Fri Aug 19, 2011 15:03Report this post to the editors…a set up for reclamation of Sinai as a buffer, given the current volatility in former staunch ally Egypt?

Israelis have a history of posing as Hamas when it suits them – perhaps this was one such occasion?

author by Military Historianpublication date Fri Aug 19, 2011 23:42Report this post to the editorsGaza residents: IDF troops posing as Hamas men- 01/13/2009 – By Amira Hass, Haaretz Correspondent

The testimonies of Gaza Strip residents are revealing new details about the Israel Defense Forces’ mode of operation there. In the past two days, Beit Lahia residents forced from their homes said soldiers were posing as members of Hamas’ armed wing while advancing on the ground. The daily pauses in bombing allow Gazans to meet with the displaced – most of whom are housed in an UNRWA school – and hear their stories. Gaza resident S. told Haaretz he heard several people say they saw armed men wearing the uniforms and symbols of the Iz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades, who “called out to each other in Arabic, as if they had caught a collaborator, and then, with the element of surprise, went into the houses.” A Gaza radio station warned that troops posing as locals were driving a vehicle normally used by paramedics. Residents said the radio broadcaster listed the vehicle’s license plate number and color. Haaretz has also learned that one of the army’s methods for evacuating a home is to fire a missile toward its upper level. That is how B.’s house in Sajaiyeh was destroyed. It was bombed just a few minutes after a missile struck and 40 shell-shocked family members walked out of the house. The IDF has also forced at least 40,000 people to leave their homes in agricultural and border areas. In Rafah, most of the 20,000 people removed from their homes were lodging with relatives and not in UNRWA facilities.