Friday, February 18, 2011

Flim Flam Man

"Two students... were killed by gunshots in this week's protests [in Iran], said the government and opposition... US President Barack Obama backed the protesters in Iran and condemned the violence. 'I find it ironic that you've got the Iranian regime pretending to celebrate what happened in Egypt, when in fact they have acted in complete contrast to what happened in Egypt by gunning down and beating people who were trying to express themselves peacefully'. he said at the White House." (Iranian pair fights calls for execution, AFP/Wall Street Journal/Australian, 17/2/11)

So according to the Prez, no protesters were gunned down or beaten in Egypt. I wonder how these 365 Egyptian protesters died then:

"The [Egyptian] caretaker government also gave its first estimate of the death toll in the 18-day democracy uprising. Health Minister Ahmed Sameh Farid said at least 365 civilians died, according to a preliminary count that does not include police or prisoners." (Two die as police fire on Yemen protests, AP/Australian, 18/2/11)

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