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Thursday, July 28, 2011
Bahrain royal PR
My chief correspondent on Bahrain: "This is really funny:
As you probably realized Bahrain is obsessed with image and PR. They already have a token female Jewish Bahraini that dresses well and speaks great english as the Bahraini Ambassador to the US. And now, they decided to appoint a token female Christian Bahraini as the Bahraini ambassador to the UK. They think that by appointing these tokens they will prove to the world that they are a progressive monarchy. What they don't realize is that the west is propping them up for their own interests and not because they think they are progressive."
Comic by Terry Furry, reproduced from "Heard the One About the Funny Leftist?" by Cris Thompson, East Bay Express
As'ad AbuKhalil, born March 16, 1960. From Tyre, Lebanon, grew up in Beirut. Received his BA and MA from American University of Beirut in pol sc. Came to US in 1983 and received his PhD in comparative government from Georgetown University. Taught at Tufts University, Georgetown University, George Washington University, Colorado College, and Randolph-Macon Woman's College. Served as a Scholar-in-Residence at Middle East Institute in Washington DC. He served as free-lance Middle East consultant for NBC News and ABC News, an experience that only served to increase his disdain for maintream US media. He is now professor of political science at California State University, Stanislaus. His favorite food is fried eggplants.
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