February 23, 2011
The incoherence of Arab Left commentary: West Damned if it does, damned if it doesn't
Typical of Angry Arab, this comment:
The Angry Arab News Service/وكالة أنباء العربي الغاضب
Obama and Hillary still don't want Qadhdhafi to surrender power: they fear the impact on oil field, just as they feared the impact in Egypt on the lousy peace treaty.
Where he gets this from escapes, as the Americans are clearly not friends of The Guide by any rational stretch of the imagination. Evidently, if the American government is not making sloppy posturing statements like himself, that means they're for something. It escapes, apparently, that it is not the role of diplomacy to make angry, loose commentary (in public). Not that American condemnations, or anyone else's is going to have any effect on The Guide at all. It would be pure self-indulgence. Which is fine for bloggers, but incompetent idiocy for governments.
Of course this same line of commentary, when the Americans do say something, then wrings its hands about Western interference in Arab affaires. In fact the Obama administration is doing the Arabs a favour by staying out of the way, and giving the protesters the space not to be foreign stooges, but themselves.
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Yep. I wanted to take on the Surly Saracen myself for sheer idiocy a few times. Often the whole formula is "if we like it, then America can be imputed to be against it and using its conspiracy superpowers to stop it."
At least unlike other lefties the Mad Moor doesn't spit out the word "corporate" every other sentence.
Posted by: matthew h at February 23, 2011 07:46 AM