Friday, December 16, 2011

Tom Perry on the loose

Serial liar and Reuters kingpin propagandist Tom Perry, who clearly has an irresistible fetish for the Palestinian Arabs, rushes in to defend them from the ravages of straight talk.  And his first objective is to repudiate Newt Gingrich's proposition that the Palestinians are part and parcel of the Arab community in the Middle East, rather than a distinct people.

Thus, Perry characterizes or cites others characterizing the Palestinians as a "people" at least three times in his latest turgid piece of propaganda:
RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) - Hamas and Fatah are Palestinian rivals facing the same dilemma: how to justify their role as leaders of the Palestinian people while making little headway in achieving their national goals.  [...]
"What is required is popular action, resisting on the ground," he said. "They must take steps in this direction, or they will be left behind by the Palestinian people."  [...]
And both know good governance will not be enough to satisfy a people seeking independence.
Okay Tom, we get it.  They're a PEOPLE!

Perry then goes on to characterize the genocidal raison d'etre of that people as a "struggle", four times:
With elections overdue, questions over their legitimacy are only likely to increase unless they find a way to galvanise the Palestinians' struggle with Israel.  [...]
But in a region of fast change driven by people power, some believe Fatah and Hamas, untested at the ballot box in six years, could be left behind if they do not come up with new ideas for directing the struggle against Israel.  [...]
The groups struck a new tone at a November 24 meeting in Cairo, where both talked about "popular resistance," a term including protests, boycotts and other non-military means of struggle.  [...]
Hamas and Fatah appear to be struggling to plot a path that doesn't depend on the tools they have long employed in the struggle with Israel.  [...]
That is, when he's not defining their genocidal raison d'etre as "resistance":
While Hamas rockets still fly into Israel from Gaza, the group these days appears more interested in calm than conflict. It remains committed to armed "resistance," but has clamped down on other groups seeking to attack Israel to avoid reprisals.  [...]
"The absence of the peace process and the absence of resistance means they (Hamas and Fatah) do not have political legitimacy," said Hany al-Masri, a political commentator involved in efforts to foster reconciliation between the two.  [...]
These actions generated support for both. But the momentum is fading and having played those cards, the sides have turned to reconciliation, a phrase now heard more often from Palestinian leaders than "resistance" and "peace process."
Tom Perry: where would he be without an Arab teleprompter?

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