Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Profiles In Fierce Advocacy: Sometimes The Mikes Are On When You're Saying What You Think

Caption: A wireless microphone and a small office/home router - everything you need to get someone else's careless mutterings on the Internet.

Image credit: Wesley Fryer

Oh my. Just saw this at Al Jazeera:
French President Nicolas Sarkozy called Binyamin Netanyahu, Israel's prime minister, a "liar" in a conversation with his US counterpart, Barack Obama, accidentally broadcast to journalists at last week's G20 summit in the French resort of Cannes.

"I cannot bear Netanyahu, he's a liar," Sarkozy told Obama, unaware that the microphones in their meeting room had been switched on.

Reporters in a separate location listened in to a simultaneous translation as Obama responded, according to a French interpreter: "You're fed up with him, but I have to deal with him even more often than you."

France's Sarkozy called Netanyahu 'a liar'
Yet President Fierce Advocate seems to bend to Netanyahu's will whenever there's a conflict between our interests and those of Netanyahu and his band of thieving warmongers. I'd have written "Israel's interests", but I really don't think that's the case. The best thing for Israel right now would be to be persuaded to make peace with its neighbors, and learn to cooperate with them rather than shell them.

Politicians will eventually learn to never say anything they're actually thinking when there are microphones in evidence that they can't control. That will be a sad day, because then we'll have fewer ways of showing just what hypocrites they are.


James Ala said...

Quel horreur, when will pols check to see if the mike is off? What a mess. Furious backpedaling by the ever suave Sarkozy or the Minister for Foreign Affairs fairly soon is my guess.

Cujo359 said...

Wouldn't be too surprised. I'm a bit surprised that I haven't heard about the Obama Administration backpedaling yet. I guess they need to get kicked in the crotch by the Israel lobby for a few more hours.