Sunday, November 18, 2012

Grammar Mistake or Intentional?

Read this piece on Gaza and take notice of the word "occupiers".  Was the use of that word intentional, implying that Gaza is an occupied land, or was it just an inadvertent grammatical mistake, the proper word being "occupants"?

Who knows when the press is known for partisanship?



Anonymous said...

Leanderthal, Sorry to post like this but I wanted to get some information out to you and the last time I tried your email it did not seem to work. Anyway I read the Christen Science Monitor and came across a long article about the Iron Ayatollah of Iran.
Very interesting, and there was a couple of sentences about the US role in the Iran Iraq war that just caught my attention.
The vast carnage of the Iran-Iraq War of the 1980s – and the West's support for Saddam Hussein during it – added to Khamenei's conspiratorial distrust. Roughly 400,000 people died in the conflict:

"While Iraqi forces used chemical weapons extensively, Tehran never unleashed them in return. Western chemical assistance to Baghdad and US intelligence help, including satellite imagery that made Iraqi chemical strikes more lethal, drove up Iran's death toll."

How could our country allow this to happen? Is it true? What he heck were they thinking?

If you have any interest here is the link:

Hope all is going well with you.


Leanderthal, Lighthouse Keeper said...

Lon, Our government is known for doing things in the name of us, the citizens, which most of us would not condone. It's sad but true, more accurately, it's obscene.

My email was down for a few days because my hard drive died.

We're well here and hope you are. Have a great holiday season, Christmas, Hanakkuh or whatever you observe.