EXPOSED- James Zogby on Syriaby Ikhras http://dissidentvoice.org/2011/10/james-zogby-on-syria/#more-37978
In a recent Huffington Post article titled “Support Syria’s People”, James Zogby declared the Syrian regime has lost its legitimacy and called on the league of Arab states to “suspend” Syria’s membership in the organization.The Arab League should make it clear that the Assad regime has lost whatever legitimacy it once claimed in the Arab World and promptly suspend its membership in the organization, declaring that the regime has forfeited the right to play a role in Syria’s and the region’s future.
That the self-appointed spokesperson of the Arab-American community is continuing his decades-long pattern of self-serving pandering to U.S. officials comes as no surprise to anyone. Zogby’s shameless behavior is so well known and established by now that Arab-Americans have been mostly ignoring the omnipresent careerist and his hijacking of the collective community name. As long as Zogby is organizing galas and promoting ignorant, oil-sheiks Arab-Americans can continue ignoring his social calendar, but the community must not ignore his self-promoting activities when they include the cynical manipulation of the 2011 Arab uprising and the political and human rights of the Arab people.
When Mohamed Bouazizi set himself on fire igniting a mass uprising against the Western-sponsored regime in Tunisia Zogby ignored the Tunisian democracy protesters while his website continued to promote his favorite Sheikdoms in the United Arab Emirates. During that initial period Hillary Clinton said “we are not taking sides” between the security forces of the dictator and the unarmed protesters shot and killed in cities and towns across Tunisia. At that time the extent of the unfolding events was still not clear, and the US was still hoping one of their favored “moderate Arab” rulers would survive. With events developing rapidly, and the US appearing unsure about its ability to save Zein al-Abideen bin-Ali, Zogby maintained his silence.
When the Tunisian dictator was forced to flee the country in the dark of night Clinton called the Tunisian Foreign Minister to “express support for the people of Tunisia.” It was at that point that Zogby decided it was safe to chime in. After the U.S. government grudgingly accepted and publicly recognized the ouster of bin Ali, and with the former Tunisian dictator relaxing in a villa in Jeddah, Zogby came out to tell us “Tunisia has been on my mind.”
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[WHO FUNDS AID? Ford Foundation/Hewlett Foundation/MacArthur Foundation/Open Society Institute/Rockefeller Brothers Fund
He currently serves on the Human Rights Watch Middle East Advisory Committee
[HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH EXPOSED http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Human_Rights_Watch