Middle East Toilet Paper

 It is perhaps unusual to open an article on the credibility of  writers on Middle East topics with in the headline the words ‘Toilet Paper’. But why not? And lets see why.

Yesterday (March 21, 2008) I  came across an article named ‘How to Use Toilet Paper’. I quote, …”Certain aspects of human life are simultaneously private and universal — everyone experiences the same stuff privately and almost no one talks about it. Pretty much everything that happens in the bathroom falls into this category, which is why I was amazed to discover that serious thought has gone into the challenges presented by toilet paper.”..
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 A question obviously interesting any user of toilet paper was, I quote …”[is it] better to fold several sheets of paper, or crumple them together in a bunch.”…”One major argument in favor of the “fold” method is that depending on the quality of your paper and your folding technique, you can refold (and thus reuse) a single set of sheets. The counter-argument is that this is super-gross”…”Also, far more crumplers are male than female (70% of crumplers in the survey are male).”..
Ending reading the article I found myself smiling and agreeing with every word. For me,  based on the evidence of my personal experience, the text has great credibility. For the full article,  look here.
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  So after appreciating the benefits of folding sheets of toilet paper or crumble them together in a bunch, I come to the credibility of another article, by Joel Leyden  from the Israel News Agency, leading me to the Middle East topics. The headline was “Israel And Gaza – Fighting Terrorism With Toilet Paper”, a rather surprising headline…
 Joel Leyden wrote, I quote ..” Jerusalem, Israel —- October 28, 2007 ….. Israel has decided to defend herself against continued, unprovoked Hamas terror Qassam missile attacks by reducing the amount of electricity provided to Gaza by Israel”…
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  Now comes the catch phrase ..”But many other scenarios could follow”…I quote ..” ‘If we really wanted to hit them below the belt we could stop all supply of toilet paper,’ said one Israel security analyst.”
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  From here on, anything is possible in the domain of terrorism and toilet paper.
Look at these, I quote ..””The Canadian Relief Association for Palestine (CRAP) stated that they would join the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel and the British UCU, the university lecturers’ union, in boycotting toilet paper made in Israel. The Scandinavian Humanitarian Institute for Toilet Paper (SHIT) has already petitioned the United Nations.”…”…”Many in the toilet paper industry see a “paper trail” starting to take shape as Iran supplies toilet paper to Syria which is then transported to Hezbollah in Lebanon which is then transferred to Islamic agents in Jordan and then shipped to Egypt. From there thousands of red and green rolls of toilet paper could then be tossed over the Israel security fence or smuggled from Egypt into Gaza through tunnels.”…For further insights,  see here.
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  Is the article credible? To take one exemple, we can assume that “The Scandinavian Humanitarian Institute for Toilet Paper (SHIT)” does not exist, so where is the credibility? For me the credibility is in the satirical  description of a most serious situations between Palestinians, Hamas rulers and Israel.
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But what if we cannot distinguish between satire, lie, truth, fantasy or disinformation?
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Look at the header  “Gaza: The Auschwitz of our Time”, see here.
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  Or look at this headline “American CIA behind all of this Terrorism ? across the world!” from an article by Latif Yahia.
I quote a few lines ..”Is the COLD WAR really over? Was it ever real? Here’s a good place to start your research!”.. ..”the appointed time has arrived for the Jesuit General to destroy both the Dome of the Rock and the Al AqsaMosque in Jerusalem, secretly using his CIA/Nazi-trained, Masonic Zionist Mossad in conjunction with his CIA/Nazi-trained,Masonic Islamic Intelligence Agencies, including Osama bin Laden’s MAK and Pakistan’s ISI, while shrouded in the confusion of a huge aerial war. This will enable the General’s crusading Knights Templars (the present day Shriner Freemasons)to rebuild Solomon’s Temple for the Pope & his Vatican.”..etc,  see more.
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  And look at this headline “Top Ranking CIA Operatives Admit Al-qaeda Is a Complete Fabrication.” (on NewPublic)
I quote, …”Top CIA officials openly admit, Al-qaeda is a total and complete fabrication, never having existed at any time. The Bush administration needed a reason that complied with the Laws so they could go after “the bad guy of their choice” namely laws that had been set in place to protect us from mobs and “criminal organizations” such as the Mafia. They paid Jamal al Fadl,(my linking) hundreds of thousands of dollars to back the U.S. Government’s story of Al-qaeda, a “group” or criminal organization they could “legally” go after. This video documentary is off the hook…see more.
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  Phrases like ” Gaza: The Auschwitz of our Time“….or….”secretly using his CIA/Nazi-trained, Masonic Zionist Mossad in conjunction with his CIA/Nazi-trained,Masonic Islamic Intelligence Agencies, including Osama bin Laden’s MAK and Pakistan’s ISI,”... or…”Top CIA officials openly admit, Al-qaeda is a total and complete fabrication, never having existed at any time“.., what are they, satire, lie, truth, fantasy, disinformation? reading the above article didn’t put a smile on my lips,  they where deadly earnest and fall into another category, ‘news’ without given evidence, which may eventually transform into rumors and beliefs where credibility is wiped out by credulity and ignorance. 
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  To finish with true credible evidence ,I quote  from the comments on “How to Use Toilet Paper”..”if you ever run out and you only have the card board roll left try wetting it and then using it.It softens the card board and does a good clean up job when your in a pinch “….
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