Sunday, January 3, 2016

Circumlocution Time

"The Israeli military has been accused of reaching an accommodation to keep the peace with Syrian rebel groups, including al-Qa'ida offshoot Jabhat al-Nusra, also known as al-Nusra Front, under which injured fighters have been transferred to Israeli hospitals..." (War knocking on Israel's door, Jamie Walker, The Australian, 2/1/16)

(Accused of) reaching an accommodation? Hello? Run that past me again. To keep the peace with al-Qaida Israel takes in its wounded fighters and gives them free state-of-the-art medical care?

Right... so Israel has no choice in the matter? Al-Qaida's like, look after us or else?

Or is the Australian's Middle East correspondent simply afraid to say straight out that the Israeli military have been collaborating with al-Qaida in Syria?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Notice how the war comes to if Israel was merely the innocent bystander, helping again. We, the dumbed down reader of this tripe, are expected to feel sorry for Israel !!!

The Australian newspaper is simply the Australian arm of Rupert Murdoch's Global Ministry of Truth, as George Orwell understood it.

The trouble for this self appointed and unaccountable 'Ministry of Truth' is that they are increasingly fighting a looseing rearguard battle. The old cognitive dissonance will get 'em in the end.