* Why targeted assassinations are necessary:
Mads Gilbert, a Norwegian doctor in Gaza, is all over the mainstream media, claiming that Israel is indiscriminately and purposely murdering civilians. He’s given interviews to the BBC, CBS, NBC, CNN, ABC, the Independent, Sky News, and the New York Times, among others.
And in 2001, shortly after the 9/11 terror attacks, this supposedly impartial Norwegian doctor (actually a radical Marxist member of Norway’s Red party)Â expressed support for the hijackers.
In an interview with the Norwegian daily, Dagbladet, shortly after the attacks, Gilbert stated:
“The attack on New York was not surprising, after the policy that has led the West in recent decades. I am upset over the terrorist attack, but am equally upset over the suffering which the United States has created.
It is in this context that the 5000 dead people must be seen. If the U.S. government has a legitimate right to bomb and kill civilians in Iraq, then there is also a moral right to attack the United States with the weapons they had to create. Dead civilians are the same whether they are Americans, Palestinians or Iraqis.”
When asked by Dagbladet if he supported the terrorist attack on the U.S., he replied:
“Terror is a bad weapon, but the answer is yes, within the context I have mentioned.”
Of course, not a single mainstream media report on the creep mentions any of this.
Mad Maads, Â Commie medicine man & Hamas Agit-PropIt’s a ‘Mads’ World: Crackpot Norwegian Says Gaza a Lab for New Weapons
This idiotÂ contradicts himselfÂ by claming that “Gaza is now being used as a test laboratory for new weapons,” while at the same time “having used the weapon in the 2006 Lebanon war and previously in Gaza.”
Which is it? Is it new now or in 2006? When have they used these nefaious weapons in Gaza?
ISRAEL is testing a newÂ “extremely nasty”Â type of weapon in Gaza, two medics charged as they returned home to Norway after spending 10 days working at a hospital in the war-torn Palestinian territory.
“There’s a very strong suspicion I think that Gaza is now being used as a test laboratory for new weapons,”Â Mads Gilbert said at Oslo’s Gardermoen airport, commenting on the kinds of injuries he and his colleague Erik Fosse had seen while working at the Shifa Hospital in Gaza.Â
The two medics, who were sent into the war zone by theÂ pro-Palestinian aid organisation NORWACÂ on December 31, said they had seen clear signs that Dense Inert Metal Explosives (DIME), an experimental kind of explosive, were being used in Gaza.Â
“This is a new generation of very powerful small explosives that detonates with an extreme power and dissipates its power within a range of five to 10 metres,” Mr Gilbert, 61, said.Â
“We have not seen the casualties affected directly by the bomb because they are normally torn to pieces and do not survive, but we have seen a number of very brutal amputations … without shrapnel injuries which we strongly suspect must have been caused by the DIME weapons,” he said.Â
The weapon “causes the tissue to be torn from the flesh. It looks very different (from a shrapnel injury). I have seen and treated a lot of different injuries for the last 30 years in different war zones, and this looks completely different”, Mr Fosse, 58, said.Â
“If you are in the immediate (vicinity of) a DIME weapon, it’s like your legs get torn off. It’s an enormous pressure wave and there is no shrapnel,” he explained.Â
Mr Gilbert also accused Israel of having used the weapon in the 2006 Lebanon war and previously in Gaza, and referred to studies showing wounds from the explosive could cause lethal forms of cancer within just four to six months.
Update from LGF:
MEDIAÂ | Sat, Jan 10, 2009 at 11:09:37 am PST
European LGF reader “morning star” points out another interesting connection between the Norwegian doctor Mads Gilbert, and “freelance photographer” Ashraf Mashharawi:
Please note that Mads Gilbert knows or is part of a group in his home town Tromsoe in Norway, who long have planned to make a film together with Ashraf Mashharawi (the famous “freelance cameraman” in the video).
This group, which promotes friendship between Tromsoe and Gaza, also met Ahmed Mashharawi, a film maker with whom Ashraf Mashharawi has worked together, at a film festival.
This means Gilbert and Mahharawi probably knew each other before this incident.
And more connections surface; here’s a 15-minute documentary at the Danish site counteract.tv, titled “From the Camp.“ The credits contain several names that will be familiar if you’ve followed the threads:
Cameraman & Director: Ahmed Mashharawi
Script: Raid Dawoud
Editing: Ashraf Mashharawi
Narrator: Paul Martin
UPDATEÂ at 1/10/09 12:04:46 pm:
Translations of the PDF files linked above:
Check this out:
Middle East Online
Dr.Â Mads GilbertÂ Decries Israeli Attacks Again
OpEdNews,Â PAÂ –Â 5 hours ago
Dr.Â Mads Gilbert, one of the NORWAC emergency surgical team members who made it into Gaza, again speaks to the media about the Hellish conditions on theÂ …
Video: Doctor Decries Israeli AttacksÂ CBSNowhere safe in Gaza, most casualties are civiliansÂ Middle East Online
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DigitalJournal.comÂ -Â Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America
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Democracy Now,Â NYÂ –Â 21 hours ago
Mads Gilbert, a Norwegian doctor in Gaza, told the BBC that Palestinians civilians are being particularly hard hit. Dr.Â Mads Gilbert: “The statistics areÂ …
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Gaza Hospital In Crisis
CBS News,Â NYÂ –Â Jan 5, 2009
Mads GilbertÂ came to Gaza last week to help out, he says, in a hospital that’s short of everything but misery. “They have no spare parts,Â …
Gaza City doctor: most of the injured are women and childrenÂ Palestine News Network
all 9 news articlesÂ Â»
Los Angeles Times
Diplomatic efforts fail to achieve Gaza ceasefire
ABC Online,Â AustraliaÂ –Â Jan 5, 2009
BARBARA MILLER:Â Mads Gilbert, a Norwegian doctor working at the hospital, says people are dying because of a lack of resources.Â MADS GILBERT: Patients haveÂ …
Bush BlasÃ© About Israeli BrutalityÂ Progressive.org
Why the Gaza conflict is so deeply shockingÂ Reuters AlertNet
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Los Angeles Times
Missiles aimed at Hamas figure kill family in Gaza
Los Angeles Times,Â CAÂ –Â Jan 6, 2009
Mads Gilbert, a Norwegian surgeon volunteering at Gaza City’s main Shifa Hospital, estimated that half of the wounded he treated Monday were civilians andÂ …
Red Cross: A Humanitarian Crisis In Gaza
CBS News,Â NYÂ –Â 21 hours ago
Norwegian Dr.Â Mads GilbertÂ was allowed to cross into Gaza last week to assist with casualties at Al-Shifa hospital in Gaza City.Â …