Sweden’s tabloid paper
just didn’t think to ask a doctor
Gee, if the Aftonbladet’s ace free lancer, Donald Boström, had asked me,
I could have saved him the trouble of reporting on this bogus claim
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But you see folks, getting to the real truth was never Boströms real aim, if that was his real intention, he would have picked up the phone and enquired from any doctor, in Sweden, in Israel or in the disputed territories, and gotten the same message. That being, one does not hope to make any money from harvesting organs from dead bodies.
J.Post: Following the controversial article in the Swedish tabloid that claimed IDF soldiers harvested dead Palestinian organs for money, J Post TV went out and asked, Dr.Mazen Arafah, director of Al-Ahli Hospital in Hebron about the allegations against Israel’s soldiers.
Dr.Arafah: It is known that to successfully transfer organs from one human being to another, both must be alive. It means the donor must die a clinical death, and be connected to a life support system.
J.Post: If the body under goes a full death without life support then there are fewer options to using the organs.
Dr.Arafah: The organs from a dead person can’t be used for a living person, but it can be used for educational purposes. They can take the organs and send it to a medical college.
J.Post: Dr.Arafat also told J.Post News TV that it’s not the hospital’s job to search the body for stolen organs, but such claims would be best investegated by the government
But there is another twist to the story, Arabs connected to the story are distancing themselves from Boström’s version of the events. From the Local:
In a further twist to the saga, the Palestinian families on which Boström based his claims appeared to distance themselves from the allegations in an article in the Jerusalem Post on Tuesday. The newspaper cites Ibrahim Ghanem, a relative of Bilal Ahmed Ghanem, the young Palestinian at the centre of the Aftonbladet story, who says that the family never told Boström that Israel had stolen his organs.
“Maybe the journalist reached that conclusion on the basis of the stitches he saw on the body,” Ghanem told the newspaper.” But as far as the family is concerned, we don’t know if organs were removed from the body because we never performed our own autopsy. All we know is that Bilal’s teeth were missing.“
Also worth noting, the main topic in the same article from the Local, is the fact that someone has filed charges against the Swedish tabloid paper for racial agitation, (hets mot folkgrupp), “a crime involving the public dissemination of statements which threaten or express contempt for one or more identified ethnic groups.“
In the Tundra Tabloids’ opinion, if any charges should be brought up against the paper, it should be for libel, willfully lying in order to slander the intended target, this time it was the state of Israel’s IDF forces. Something that airhead, Åsa Linderborg, can’t wrap her little ol’ mind around
A very perplexed Linderborg
“Is that true? I am perplexed,” “I think it is a shame that whenever solidarity is shown for the Palestinians and criticism is directed again Israel, someone cries anti-Semitism!”
Here it is folks, in black and white and out in the open. Hey lady, take your head out from your behind and make the needed enquiries from the medical community for crying out loud, this is the kind of journalism that is ruining your profession.
This clown actually thinks that leveling a blood libel against Jews, in which they’re being blamed for stealing organs from dead bodies…is just… “criticism of the IDF”. What planet did Linderborg drop down from anyways? Sad to say but, clueless droids like her and Boström are what passes for normal in many of the Nordic news organizations, including here in Finland as well. KGS
Hold up! There actually WAS some organ harvesting! Turns out it was Muslims in the KLA doing it though. Special thanks to Kitman for sending me this link. People really need to take a weekend and look over his excellent site. The following videos and content after, all thanks to kitmantv.blogspot.com
- BBC 090409 – The Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA, UCK, OVK) abducted civilians in Kosovo who were then mistreated and in some cases killed, a BBC investigation has found. Kosovo Serbs, ethnic Albanians and Roma were among an estimated 2000 who went missing, both during and after the war in Kosovo.BBC’s ‘Crossing Continents’ uncovers disturbing evidence of atrocities by the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) during and after the Kosovo War ten years ago. The headlines about the war have consistently focused on Serb war crimes against ethnic Albanians. However, after a five-year investigation, Crossing Continents can now reveal another side to the conflict which the world was not meant to see. Using documents and recorded interviews he has been gathering since 2004, reporter Michael Montgomery reveals what happened after the Nato bombing stopped and the Kosovar refugees began returning to their homes. Little has so far been established of the hundreds of Serbs and other non-Albanians who remain unaccounted for after the war. Through painstaking examination of the evidence, Michael shows for the first time how some of them met their death and where their remains could be buried. It is a story of abduction and murder, but this time most of the victims are Serbs, and the alleged perpetrators Albanian, members of the KLA. He examines how it was that many of these kidnaps and murders took place under the noses of Nato and the United Nations, who were already in Kosovo when the abductions took place.
Michael travels to Western Kosovo, and from there over the border into Albania, following the route along which it is said hundreds of kidnapped men and women were taken to die. He journeys into Northern Albania, where it is believed that Serbs and others were held at secret camps, and where they were tortured and, in many cases killed. But some might say those killed within the secret camps were the lucky ones. In the countryside a few kilometres outside the town of Burrel there is a house where in 2004 a UN forensic science team conducted a search. Michael was one of only two journalists allowed to be present during the two-day operation. The aim of the search was to seek evidence to support claims that the KLA took several dozen hostages there to have their vital organs removed for sale before they died. According to documents seen by Crossing Continents, the findings of the forensic experts were of significant interest. That view is supported in the programme in an exclusive interview with the UN’s former top forensic scientist in Kosovo, who took part in the examination of the house. He supports the allegation that material from the investigation was destroyed by the UN War Crimes Tribunal.