Real-life Middle East satire
BY ROHAN PEARCE
Demonstrating the total bankruptcy of the so-called “leaders” of the
Arab world, the secretary-general of the Arab League, Amr Moussa, gave
an interview to Insight Magazine on April 17 which bears more than
a passing resemblance to a comic skit from late night television.
While condemning Israel's war on the Palestinians, and pointing out
that, “There is no peace process. Any meaningful peace process after what
happened in the occupied territories? No, I don't think so. It's not serious”,
Moussa refused to criticise US government support for Israel's latest brutal
“Q. You mentioned in your speech Israel is getting the green light from
the United States?
“A. I said it is acting under protection. They consider themselves,
the Israelis, above the law. And there is foreign protection from powerful
international forces, and I avoided naming names.
“Q. You were referring to the United States?
“A. I am going to continue to avoid naming names.”
From Green Left Weekly, April 24, 2002.
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