Monday, August 07, 2006
Loose with Figures
A series of photos on Boston IMC detail a recent protest in relation to the Israeli/Hezbollah conflict.
This one stood out:
The sign reads:
600 Lebanese DeadA quick calculation would suggest a mere 10 Hezbollah had been killed.
590 of them Civilians
Do the Math!
This is of course absolute rubbish as even the most cursory glance at the news would demonstrate.
Hezbollah does not wear a uniform, and a dead terrorist once stripped of his weaponry can also be passed off as an "innocent civilian", given from where they operate. As a result, the 'official' figures of dead Hezbollah would be even lower than the real figures. Even so, they are plenty higher than 10. Unless of course you regard Hezbollah as "civilians".
"Do the math" indeed.