Tuesday, November 20, 2012

New and improved Syrain exile opposition

Murad sent me this:  "I am sure you are familiar with the Orwellian concept of "doublespeak". My high school English teacher described this as a symptom of "undemocratic countries". Today, I can see that there is no one more skilled with doublespeak than the "democratic" western countries.

Here is an example:
In Naharnet, UK foreign minister William Hague said "Her Majesty's Government has decided to recognize the National Coalition of the Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces as the sole legitimate representative of the Syrian people". Then later, went on to say "They have much to do to win the full support of the Syrian people ...". So he is admitting that they don't have "full support" of the Syrian people, but somehow are still the sole representative of the Syrian people. Not sure how that works. The BBC's version is missing that second quote for some reason.

I should also mention yesterday's EU designation of the new SNC as "legitimate representatives of the aspirations of the Syrian people." It's so sickening the way they play around with words. Are they representative of the people, or of the aspirations of the people? Maybe there's no difference, or maybe there's a huge difference."