Sunday, May 14, 2006

Greetings to The Great Jamahiriya

One good benchmark of how politically isolated a nation is comes from its state-run media. It is fun to read Iran's websites, for example, for their daily articles about how some former EU diplomat agrees with a narrow part of their policies, or how a minor parliament member in Pakistan or Lebanon praises their leader. When you read that you know they are grasping at straws, despite their bravado.

Here's a great example of a country hitting rock bottom, and it is instructive as to who, exactly, is singing its praises.

The Palestinian President Mohmmoud Abbas praised the Leader of the Revolution and the Libyan people expressing his profound thanks and appreciation for the support and assistance made and still being by Great Jamahiriya to the Palestinian people in these difficult and harsh conditions wishing further progress and prosperity to the Libyan people.
This came in a cable sent by the Palestinian President to the participants in the 1st session of the Permanent Bureau of the Arab Bar Union which began Saturday morning in Sert He referred in his cable to the situation experienced by the Palestinian people due to the escalating aggression by the Zionist army terrorist organization against the Palestinian people.
With all due respect to the Great Jamahiriya and the Arab Bar Union, this has got to be one of the funniest press releases I've seen this year.

But it is nice to know that Abbas is keeping himself busy as he continues his long slide into irrelevance.