The West plays with fire in Syria

AFP PHOTO / AHMAD ABOUD

The West plays with fire in Syria


Propaganda is easy.  Use touchy-feely words like “human rights” to sell wars.  Claim to cherish “values”.  Demonise your enemies; ignore the crimes of your allies.  Don’t be afraid to lie. 
The greatest innovation that William Hague has brought to the dark art of spin is that he has mastered it in a Yorkshire accent.  The West must “be prepared to do more to save lives” in Syria, Britain’s foreign secretary said  recently.  Hague’s prefe...


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