Thursday, November 5, 2015

Derryn Hinch Sorts Syria

You're the Sydney Morning Herald's opinion editor, OK? You're after quality analysis on this, that or the other, right? You want to shine a light on, say, Syria, yeah?

Who ya gonna call?

a) An academic expert?
b) A Syrian?
c) A recent visitor to the place?
d) A reader of at least one serious book on Syria?
e) A reader of at least one serious book on the Middle East?
f) A reader of at least one serious book?
g) Derryn Hinch*?

The answer, of course, is g) Derryn Hinch. And you can see why:

"In Washington, London and Canberra, Western leaders have described Syrian President Bashar al-Assad as an evil, power-crazed dictator, guilty of crimes against humanity, who must be overthrown." (The word shame still applies, only this time to Syria, SMH, 3/11/15)

And that's just the opening sentence.

Next edition: Jacqui Lambie on Israel/Palestine.

[*Bio-blurb: "Derryn Hinch is a journalist, editor, author and broadcaster, who is standing for the Senate next election for his Justice Party."]


Anonymous said...

Derryn Hinch is simply establishing his credentials as just another pro-Zionist stooge before his doomed election bid. Just in case anyone took the name "Justice Party" seriously as his misleading moniker implies.

It is what he did not say about crimes against humanity, land theft and ethnic cleansing by the Bandit State that is important.

Grappler said...

Last week on RN Breakfast, Fran Kelly interviewed Scott Lucas on Syria. Lucas is another of the "Assad is evil" brigade. No raising by Fran of the doubts (with evidence) about the claim that Assad used chemical weapons when Lucas baldy stated it as a fact. It was also stated by either Fran or Lucas, that he is a dictator. While the 2014 election of Assad took place in difficult circumstances it was judged free and fair by observers from several countries. Of course the US and UK dismissed the result as a fraud, but to paraphrase Mandy Rice Davies, they would, wouldn't they. I would be more willing to give some credence to their complaints about the validity of Syrian elections if they expressed similar concerns about the democratic credentials of the Gulf States.