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    • Ben Alofs
    • 02.08.06 | 20:45 (IDT)

    Do you honestly want to peddle this perverse conspiracy theory that somehow Hezbollah put the bodies of dead children in the ruins of the bombed building to give Israel a bad name?? Your point 6) Why are the dead so ashen that they must have been dead for DAYS (not hours)? is hilarious and sad. I am a medical professional and in Lebanon I have attended to casualties in the immediate aftermath of an explosion. These people are covered in dirt and dust. The 'ashen' colour you saw on the child held up by one of the rescue workers tells you that it is covered in DUST. It does not tell anything about its skin colour. Why am I sure that this child has been dead only HOURS instead of days? Because in the July heat of Lebanon a person that has been dead for days swells up twice the size due to putrefication. I have seen other pictures of children being pulled from the rubble and they show that primary rigor mortis has not even set in. You better read Mark Lincoln's sober assessment 163/164.

    from the article: ANALYSIS: Giving the war an image of victory, not a draw
    First published 00:00 01.08.06 | Last updated 00:00 01.08.06
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