Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Committee to Protect Journalists from attacks by enemies of the US only

""We strongly condemn the attack against Al-Ikhbariya," said CPJ Deputy Director Robert Mahoney. "Journalists covering conflict are civilians, and attacks against them and their offices constitute a serious violation of international humanitarian law. We call on all parties in Syria to respect the status of journalists and ensure their safety.""  Look at the language used? Look how it called on "all parties".  Whenever armed gangs belonging to the UnFree Syrian Army commits a massacre, you see Western official and media language calling on "both sides" to refrain from committing crimes. But when the crime is committed by the Syrian regime, there is a clear and specific language of condemnation.  In Arabic we call that تجهيل الفاعل (or "obscuring the doer, or rendering him unknown).