Yes, I know that he is “ex” CIA, a non sequitur if ever there was one
But still, how can we ever know the real truth of this?
But most folk jump to an emotional conclusion “It was those evil so and so’s wot done it”
“Fact number one — the Al Ahli Baptist Hospital in Gaza is still standing. The clinical center is intact. Whatever exploded outside the hospital (missile, rocket or bomb) did little if any structural damage to the building. Al-Jazeera press reports like the following are wrong: image above
Fact number two — the explosion took place in the courtyard/parking area of the hospital. BDA of the impact site (the car park in front of the hospital) shows no impact crater. Despite initial and persistent reports that 500 were killed, the video evidence puts the actual number killed at around 30 to 40. Still horrific, but the “500 people, dead buried under the rubble of a collapsed hospital,” appears to be debunked.
Fact number three — civilians, including small children, died as a result of this explosion.
Now let’s look at the curiosities. Lucas Gage posted the following on X, which shows the explosion at the hospital (it is in the distance on the horizon) and some unusual and unexplained activity in the night sky. Gage is wrong in asserting this is “video proof.” There is no way to determine if the object in the upper left hand frame of the video was an Israeli fighter/bomber.
The big head scratcher is the X message “tweeted” out by Bibi Netanyahu’s media messaging guy — Hananya Naftali. Notice the time stamp on the Lucas Gage X message when the explosion takes place — 19:59:20 hours. Now look at the time stamp on Naftali’s original X message — 20:23 hours:
The bodies of the dead and wounded civilians in the parking area outside the Al-Ahli Hospital were still warm when Naftali credited the blast to Israel’s Air Force. Twenty three minutes from the explosion to Naftali’s tweet. I do not know which media outlet was the first to report the explosion, but it is clear that Naftali either was monitoring that news source or he received a flash report from Israeli intelligence about the attack and proceeded to put out what he later claimed was “misinformation.” There also is the possibility (I think it is remote) that he knew it was coming.
While the Al-Ahli Hospital clinical center was not attacked and leveled, there is no denying that Israel has been killing a disproportionate number of civilians, especially children. It appears that the report of more than 500 dead spooked Naftali and his boss, Netanyahu, and they began doing a world class Michael Jackson moonwalk backwards. “Nope, wasn’t us.” Even Netanyahu knows that killing that many civilians in one golpe (spanish for blow) is a PR disaster for Israel.
The truth about the incident no longer matters because the belief about what happened, especially in the Arab and Muslim world, spread quickly and became accepted fact — Israel bombed a hospital and killed hundreds of civilians.”