PETER GRESTE SCAMMED BY THE RICHEST ROYALS ON EARTH
... but were he and his hippy parents aware that they supported terrorism?
Four-time Walkley Award winning political commentator and Churchill Fellow, has returned to the fray over concern that the integrity of news dissemination is continually being threatened by a partisan media.
The foyer of Al Jazeera’s headquarters in Doha, Qatar, is adorned with graphics assigning terrorism a leading role: There is bin Laden seated on a mat, his submachine gun on his lap; further along there is bin Laden again, on horseback this time, in Afghanistan... the brave regal knight of the Arab world. A huge, glamorous poster of bin Laden's silhouette hangs in the background of the main studio.
Had Peter Greste not seen the Doha Office? Were Peter and his colleagues unaware of who exactly they were working for? If so, was Peter of like anti-American mind too?
He has never criticised the motives or actions of the Qatari Royal Family who has elected itself and its TV network the Arabian protector of the Muslim Brotherhood and therefore at least sympathisers of its long history of terrorism.
Now that the pardons are coming thick and fast from Cairo, at least one of the jailed journos is spilling the beans.
Peter Greste and his colleagues don’t blame their Qatari employers for their jail sentences they suffered, they and the West’s Press blame the Egyptians, yet it was the Islamic ideologues who run Al Jazeera who edited their stories on Al Jazeera Arabic to support the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, leaving the Egyptian judiciary of el-Sisi to punish the journalists who were being used and then thrown to the dogs by their own TV station.
"It's like Rip Van Winkle, you wake up and, my God, it's a different world," said Tony Burman, at the time Al Jazeera’s chief strategic adviser for the Americas. “I’m walking through the US State Department”, Burman said, “and I see my Al Jazeera TV channel playing on virtually every computer and television screen.”
If you join Al Jazeera (who recruits most of its English staff from the BBC) you take your life in your hands. Al Jazeera English, and American channels are not remotely similar to the Al Jazeera Arabic channel but journalists, maybe sometimes unknowingly, are working for all three channels.
Our SBS Channel supports and relays Al Jazeera English here and it defies belief that the ethnic soccer channel is not aware of Al Jazeera Arabic’s support of terrorism.
Were the jailed journos also completely oblivious as to how Al Jazeera Arabic was misconstruing their stories to support the Barack Obama supported Muslim Brotherhood?
Egyptian courts had no option but to charge the “apparently innocent” scribes, while Obama stayed silent and Qatari editors back in Doha feigned outrage.
George W Bush was talked out of bombing Al Jazeera’s headquarters by Tony Blair after its continued anti-American reporting of the US invasion of 2003, something the Egyptians might be seriously considering now that Qatari’s Royal Family has been exposed as just another corrupt Islamic State.
Sepp Blatter’s FIFA cronies pocketed squillions before awarding the ridiculously impractical venue of Qatar as host to the 2022 World Cup. It now appears certain that Qatar will have its franchise withdrawn.
If there was ever a catalyst that displayed Qatar’s Al Jazeera as a supporter of terrorism, it was the Samir Kuntar affair in the 70s:
A 16-year-old Kuntar left his native Lebanon with three Palestine Liberation Front comrades for a kidnap attempt in Nahariya, northern Israel. Arriving by boat, they killed a policeman before breaking into a randomly chosen home.
Kuntar took 31-year-old Danny Haran and his 4-year-old daughter, Einat, hostage, he then brought them to the seashore to take them to Lebanon.
As a firefight erupted with Israeli troops and police, Kuntar shot Haran dead in front of his daughter before throwing him into the sea. He then murdered the little girl by bashing her against beach rocks, before smashing her head with his rifle butt.
An Israeli court also found Kuntar guilty of indirectly causing the death of Einat's 2-year-old sister Yael, who suffocated during the kidnap attempt as her mother, hiding in a bedroom crawlspace, desperately tried to cover her mouth.
Kuntar was serving four life sentences in an Israeli jail, when in July of 2008, four days before his forty-sixth birthday, he was released in an Israel-Hezbollah prisoner swap.
Al Jazeera Arabic threw him a huge 'welcome home' party.
"Brother Samir, we wish to celebrate your birthday with you", said Ghassan Ben Jeddo, Al Jazeera’s Beirut bureau chief, playing master of ceremonies. "You deserve even more than this", he said, hailing Kunta, pudgy and bemused in a mock military uniform, as a "pan-Arab hero."
Since then many journos have resigned their positions. “It’s the news coverage, I felt that there were errors in the way the network’s coverage was done”, said an Al Jazeera English journo, “especially now that in Egypt we are going through a critical phase that requires a lot of editing in terms of what gets broadcast. Many of my colleagues have also resigned for the same reasons”, he said.
‘Gulf News’ reported, “The management in Doha provokes sedition among the Egyptian people and has an agenda against Egypt and other Arab countries.
"The channel’s management instructs its staff members to favour the Muslim Brotherhood.”
Egyptian Journalist, Abdel Latif el-Menawy, who was head of the Egypt News Center under ex-president Hosni Mubarak, said that Al Jazeera was a “propaganda channel” for the Muslim Brotherhood.
“Al Jazeera has turned itself into a mouthpiece for the Muslim Brotherhood group,” Al Arabiya News reported. “They are far and away from being professional. When the Muslim Brotherhood collapsed, they continued to play their role.”
Greste and his colleagues were supporting an Arab network that supports an outlawed terrorist group, they were playing with fire... and they appear to have known it.
The question now is whether Greste was a willing participant or a naive gnome... I and most others doubt he is a naive gnome