by Sandy Stringfellow
The world most of us inhabit is often defined to a significant degree by words we use. We are frequently held to standards of accountability for not only what we say, but often for the manner in which we say it. Not so long ago, words had universal meaning in civil society; today, it’s common to find a jumbled mishmash of the non-specific gibberish being propagated by our public officials lacking in clarity, forthrightness, honesty, and integrity: in short, words without meaning.
Let us consider the methods of Washington, D.C., inside-the-beltway applied political crafts of misdirection and obfuscation before reading the following excerpts from an article at the news website Washington Free Beacon.
Secretary of State John Kerry has expressed bold confidence weapons were flowing to Syrian rebels from countries other than the United States; the official U.S. position being one of providing only non-lethal aid for those working to over-throw the government of Bashar al-Assad.
While it may technically be a true statement if stretched far enough, Kerry’s misdirection leaves open the possibility of the U.S. smuggling weapons in to those “other countries” before being transferred into the hands of forces King Barry supports in Syria as he appears to cement his inexplicable and congressionally unchallenged expansion of the Muslim Brotherhood across the Middle East and North Africa with American tax dollars.
Members of the radical left – and politicians, generally – must learn the craft of misdirection as well as obfuscation since it would be highly counter-productive to tell the truth about their plans and behaviors, and what they’ve been doing specifically to carry out those plans.
Kerry had the following to say about sources for weapons being used in Syria:
“We had a discussion about the types of weapons that are being transferred and by whom. We did discuss the question of the ability to try to guarantee that it’s going to the right people and to the moderate Syrian opposition coalition.”
Besides the wretched grammar, Kerry’s comment is non-nonsensical and dubious at best; it appears to the untrained eye to retain a slimy patina of vague credibility as has become acceptably defined by today’s pseudo-sophisticated, pompous-bureaucrat apparatchik diplo-speak. This is not to infer Kerry’s delivery is accidental, incompetent, or in the slightest unworthy of being acknowledged as a perverse art form conducive to his intended objective.
The official U.S. government position is no weapons are being supplied, period. Mr. Kerry has ingeniously veered into the “types of weapons” and nebulous sources of transfer before creatively mixing his nouns into contradictions about a “question” of “ability” to “guarantee” “it’s”[sic] use by “the right people” who apparently may be others than “the moderate Syrian” “coalition;” another open-ended possibility.
It should be made clear there are no “moderate” influences in the civil war – or more accurately, tribal war – taking place in Syria, and the term “moderate” is a blatant prevarication on his part.
Kerry’s remarks were published by The Washington Free Beacon in the article Crisis in Syria as follows:
Rebel fighters detained 20 U.N. peacekeepers in the Golan Heights Wednesday just days after Israeli diplomats warned the United Nations that the Jewish State could not “stand idle” as the Syrian conflict spreads.
The rebel action against the U.N. workers came on the heels of an attack Monday on Syrian government forces that had fled across the Iraqi border. More than 40 government troops were killed as the Iraqi military was returning them to Syria.
Secretary of State John Kerry expressed confidence that weapons were flowing to Syrian rebels from countries other than the United States during a Tuesday press conference in Doha with the Qatari prime minister.
“We had a discussion about the types of weapons that are being transferred and by whom,” Kerry said. “We did discuss the question of the ability to try to guarantee that it’s going to the right people and to the moderate Syrian opposition coalition.”
The United States has so far limited its support for the rebels to nonlethal aid.
Taxpayers funding the Syria misadventure have a valid reason to doubt the veracity of what Mr. Kerry has artfully attempted to imply. Despite concerted efforts – reasonably assumed as being initiated by King Barry – to suppress, misdirect, and obfuscate all information relating to the Benghazi mission murders – including heavily redacted F.B.I. transcripts of interviews with Benghazi survivors delivered to the Senate Intelligence Committee – enough is known to judiciously suspect numerous tons of weapons have been transferred covertly out of Libya to parts unknown.
Until a special council is appointed to determine what happened at the Benghazi mission on September 11, 2012, resulting in the deaths of four Americans – one of whom was the Ambassador Christopher Stevens – based upon unfettered access to all available information, we will never know the truth about the Benghazi mission murders; or what is taking place in Syria; or the chain of command in the Fast and Furious scandal, just to name a few topics that may be of interest to those wondering where and how tax dollars are being spent by their bankrupt government; a government working as hard as it can to misdirect and obfuscate the truth using words without meaning.