Monday, March 12, 2012

The word "irony" not in Reuters dictionary

In an interview with Hamas kingpin Mahmoud Al-Zahar in Cairo on the question of whether there will be a truce between Palestinian terror groups in Gaza and Israel, Reuters correspondents Edmund Blair and Tom Perry demonstrate a serious irony deficit:
Egyptian efforts to broker a ceasefire appeared to be stuck over a demand by the Islamic Jihad militant group that Israel first promise not to target militant leaders for future attack.
Yes sure, ceasefire efforts "appear to be stuck" because Israel will not promise to offer immunity to Palestinian terror group leaders responsible for the launching of over 200 rockets and mortars aimed at Israeli civilian communities. 

In other news, Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad has agreed to end the slaughter of his people just as soon as they promise to elect him President for life.

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