Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Arab governments are now required to censor any criticisms of US ambassadors

This is from the State Department briefing:  "Second, as our statement said this morning, we are concerned about a campaign of regime-led incitement targeted personally at Ambassador Ford by the state-run media of the Government of Syria..." Why do I smell a new broadening of the definition of terrorism to include--not only tomatoes and eggs thrown at US ambassadors--but also any criticisms of US ambassadors...Well, again, we have made clear to the Syrian Government that we considered that what is going on the state-run media with regard to Ambassador Ford is unacceptable."