Saturday, 16 September 2017

John Simpson lives in hope


The Fallen Lady?

The BBC's John Simpson has written a heartfelt piece for the Telegraph about Aung San Suu Kyi and Burma's 'Rohingya crisis' (as the BBC describes it) wherein the BBC's World Affairs Editor registers his conflicted feelings about the situation. 

He used to find Daw Suu "magnificent" but, like many others of his way of thinking, is now seriously 'disturbed' by her silence over the treatment of Burma's Muslim Rohingya population.

He's hoping for the best though. He clearly can't bring himself to give in to his deepest fear - that she's not the "captivating" liberal woman he used to fervently believe she was. 

He's still hoping she's actually sympathetic to the Muslims and is about to unleash the full force of her former moral authority at the UN to make everything right again.

He may not have noticed the much-reported comments that Daw Suu's reaction to being grilled by Mishal Husain last year was to complain afterwards, "No one told me I was going to be interviewed by a Muslim". 

1 comment:

  1. What about the Serb crisis? The Sephardi Jew crisis? What about the Asian Minor Greek crisis? What ahout the European Algerian crisis? What about the white South African farmer crisis? What about the Middle Eastern Christian crisis? Don't these crises count in Simpson's warped world? Clearly not.

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