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    Quote Originally Posted by Kev Bar View Post
    Just came across this odious account of the Arab Spring.
    Sadly the author Paddy Manning hails from Kilkenny.
    His smug tweets on abortion caught me eye
    I would love to rape him and force him to have my child and see how dandy he is with his quips then
    But there was an offensive smell to him that was akin to that emanating from one particular man cub with a mission I recall from the Ganley wars.
    Could be wrong but there is a foul timbre that smells like a poster from the other with aspirations to lead the country in the future.
    And on his blog I discover this homily to deceit.
    This desperate cry to be let dine at the table of his "betters".
    I rarely see such facile recourse to sheer invention to back up blind prejudice.
    The Arab Spring this clown tells us has more in common with "the Tea Party" and Steve Jobs than Occupy or Guevara.
    The Tea Party.
    Remember those scenes of people protecting space to let others pray in Tahrir.
    The Tea Party ... Jesus embraced by revultionaries!

    And wait for this hilarious piece of deceit - Israel would love to support the protesters in Syria.

    What is it with these odious bigots who think their love of laissez faire capitalism is sufficient to give them the right to claim the name of Edmund Burke.

    I suppose you can't appeal to shame when dealing with sham.

    Just imagine what Burke would have thought of these deceitful outpourings from an ossified bigot.

    http://thickerthantalk.blogspot.com/...ica-forth.html

    Poor poor Edmund.
    What exactly did he say that you found so offensive ?

    Some of the people who took part in the Arab Spring certainly would have been well satisfied with the civil rights that exist in the US (rapidly eroding as they are). Where the blog is bizarre is in leaving out the fact that the N. African regimes in Tunisia and Egypt were backed by the US.

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    The Steve Jobs reference was over the top and out of place. What struck me about Mr. Manning was the grandiose pomposity of the language and construction. I had visions of a man standing front of a mirror in love with the sound of his voice
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    Quote Originally Posted by Count Bobulescu View Post
    The Steve Jobs reference was over the top and out of place. What struck me about Mr. Manning was the grandiose pomposity of the language and construction. I had visions of a man standing front of a mirror in love with the sound of his voice
    That was partly it.
    The Steve Jobs.
    But primarily the statement the movement owed more to the Tea Party than Occupy.
    Ignoring the fact that Occupy owes the Arab Spring.
    (But we couldn't possibly owe anything to second class citizens, could we?)
    The idea that a movement which was about uniting could owe anything to one constructed to promote difference and hate is annoying in its inaccuracy, riling in its stupidity and offensive in its ill disguised ideological dishonesty.
    Pisses me off that these creeps use Burke's name.
    Then to continue there was the more mainstream duplicity in the notion that Israel would love to go in and support the very regime it loves to hate.

    Add to all that the sheer pomposity of the whole tone.
    A vainglorious lout.

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    Better than nothing I suppose. A way of helping without use of military.

    http://thehill.com/blogs/defcon-hill...-rights-abuses
    President Obama signed an executive order Sunday that would impose sanctions on people who provide technology to help the Syrian and Iranian governments carry out human rights abuses.

    Obama announced the order Monday at a Holocaust remembrance ceremony, where he said the order would stop those who help oppressive regimes “monitor and track citizens for violence.”

    Mobile technologies have helped cultivate the Arab Spring, where citizens have launched protests using social media to help with organizing demonstrations. But Iran and Syria, as well as others, have also used technology as a way to stop citizen uprisings by tracking them or shutting down access to the Internet.

    “These technologies should be in place to empower citizens, not to oppress them,” Obama said Monday.

    The order uses sanctions and a visa ban to target people who have or sold or helped implement technology to the Iranian and Syrian governments that facilitates computer or network disruption, monitoring or tracking to enable human rights abuses.
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    Egyptian tweeters are taking encouragement from this youtube of Egyptian primary school children "playing revolution" in their break time.

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8MIOFLXAE6Y"]The "Revolution Game" by children - Egyptian Primary School Students playing in break - YouTube[/ame]

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    Mubarak has been sentenced to Life imprisonment for his collusion in the shooting and killing of hundreds of protestors last year.

    The police chiefs got off scot free.

    http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/...breaking4.html

    This week Charles Taylor of Liberia was sentenced to 50 years.

    It would be a lot more comfort to me if Tony Blair and George Bush were jailed, but I suppose it is better than nothing.
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    http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/...60fdf461fee850

    BEIRUT (AP) — Unarmed United Nations monitors came under fire Thursday as they tried to reach the scene of the latest mass killing in Syria, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said. Activists accused government forces of killing nearly 80 people, including women and children who were shot, hacked to death and burned in their homes.
    The reports came just weeks after more than 100 people were killed in one day in a cluster of villages known as Houla in central Homs province, many of them children and women gunned down in their homes. U.N. investigators blamed pro-government gunmen for at least some of the killings, but the Syrian regime denied responsibility and blamed rebels for the deaths.
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    Aren't the Unarmed United Nations monitors being escorted by the Syrian Army? The Syrian Army must be shooting at the Syrian Army.
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    Quote Originally Posted by riposte View Post
    Aren't the Unarmed United Nations monitors being escorted by the Syrian Army? The Syrian Army must be shooting at the Syrian Army.
    AP says it’s not clear who was doing the shooting with small arms. Could be rebels seeing Syrian army.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Count Bobulescu View Post
    AP says it’s not clear who was doing the shooting with small arms. Could be rebels seeing Syrian army.
    AP? ....... what branch of the CIA do they belong to?
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    AP = Associated Press, oldest and largest news gathering organization in the world. They are clearly identified at the link. What stone have you been under?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Count Bobulescu View Post
    AP = Associated Press, oldest and largest news gathering organization in the world. They are clearly identified at the link. What stone have you been under?
    Oh! .. I see ..... they'd never spread false information then

    Newspapers are instruments for spreading lies about your enemies ....... and sometimes about your friends.
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    Quote Originally Posted by riposte View Post
    Oh! .. I see ..... they'd never spread false information then

    Newspapers are instruments for spreading lies about your enemies ....... and sometimes about your friends.
    AP is not a newspaper, it's an agency like PA, AFP, Reuters, Tass etc. Read this:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Associated_Press

    The Associated Press is an American news agency. The AP is a cooperative owned by its contributing newspapers, radio and television stations in the United States, which both contribute stories to the AP and use material written by its staff journalists. Many newspapers and broadcasters outside the United States are AP subscribers, paying a fee to use AP material without being contributing members of the cooperative.

    As of 2005, the news collected by the AP is published and republished by more than 1,700 newspapers, in addition to more than 5,001 television and radio broadcasters. The photograph library of the AP consists of over 10 million images. The Associated Press operates 243 news bureaus, and it serves at least 120 countries, with an international staff located all over the world.

    Associated Press also operates The Associated Press Radio Network, which provides newscasts twice hourly for broadcast and satellite radio and television stations. The AP Radio also offers news and public affairs features, feeds of news sound bites, and long form coverage of major events.

    As part of their cooperative agreement with The Associated Press, most member news organizations grant automatic permission for the AP to distribute their local news reports. For example, on page two of every edition of The Washington Post, the newspaper's masthead includes the statement, "The Associated Press is entitled exclusively to use for re-publication of all news dispatches credited to it or not otherwise credited in this paper and all local news of spontaneous origin published herein."

    The AP employs the "inverted pyramid formula" for writing that enables the news outlets to edit a story to fit its available publication area without losing the story's essential meaning and news information.
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    Radio reports that Assad has been offered asylum by both Russia and Iran, and that he has transferred $6B to Russia.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Count Bobulescu View Post
    AP is not a newspaper, it's an agency like PA, AFP, Reuters, Tass etc. Read this:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Associated_Press
    I'm sure you knew that I knew what AP was...... unless you think members here are a bunch of fools.

    Your proposition that AP could not be subverted is plain wrong.

    All news is propaganda.......... and all News sources are perverted.

    Foreign correspondents ......... are spies.
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