I hate conspiracy theories.
I was spoon-fed them as a kid, but when I got a Little more sense and realized how stupid they were… I stopped believing in them.
They are tiresome and give me a rash.
The interesting thing about the Arabs, though, is that they thrive on conspiracy theories. Everything that happens to them is a cynical plot to steal their camels.
(Frankly, I love the idea of the Jews secretly ruling the world. We non-Jews certainly haven’t been doing such a great job of it ourselves.)
Why do the Arabs believe so much in conspiracy theories?
Because they plot so many of their own. Plot hatching is a big thing in the Arab world, which means that they can’t understand why we aren’t doing the same thing.
That’s why, even though I hate the idea, I am starting to believe that there might be something to the conspiracy theory making the rounds about Qana.
I have a friend who has covered the Palestinians for years as a freelance news photographer, and he has story after story of the cynical manipulation of the press by the Palestinians. I’m afraid that Hizbullah is manipulating us in just the same way.
And you know what? If this ISN’T a conspiracy, and we all wind up blaming Hizbullah for something that they DIDN’T do… well, it makes up for all the OTHER conspiracies that they DID get away with.
And HERE is one from a French-speaking supporter of Lebanon
(Thanks to Google for the translation)
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