Sunday, May 25, 2014

The listening skills of Anne Barnard and Ben Hubbard

I just listened to a long speech by Hasan Nasrallah (not much new really) and I thought to myself: Anne Barnard (who does not know Arabic) and Ben Hubbard (who knows Arabic) will now claim, yet again, that Nasrallah spoke about "fighting the kakfiri Sunnis", which he never ever said.  But this fabrication has become a standard in the Syrian rebel propaganda in English (because it is obviously not true for Arabic speakers).  Yet, neither Barnard nor Hubbard once spoke about the blatant sectarian rhetoric of Saudi, Hariri and Syrian rebel media and neither ever commented on the speeches by rebels and "intellectuals" in the Syrian exile opposition declaring exterminationist intentions toward the Alawites of Syria.