You know you’re in for a whizzer (in the sense of that word associated with urine) when giggly-assed Assadist Rania Khalek begins her most recent article with “I was sitting at a bar in the Old City with off-duty Syrian soldiers….” And her banality never fails us as she goes on to describe hanging with chichi Syrians in trendy bars in Damascus while pretending to do independent war journalism. This is where sarcasm sputters & falls flat on its ass before the absolute bull-headed cluelessness & social climbing of a woman whose 15 minutes of fame was up two years ago & is now coasting on venom-cum-idiocy.
Let this statement from the completely worthless article titled “As the US Backs Away From Syria’s Civil War, War-Weary Residents of Damascus Struggle to Survive” stand as testimony to Khalek’s intellectual, moral, & political bankruptcy:
“In the West, especially among those who advocate more war in Syria, there is such an obsessive focus on the dead that they don’t see or care what the war does to the people still living. They have to reorient their entire lives & put their dreams on hold just to survive, to keep their family together & safe & fed.”
What Khalek means is that the chichi people in those trendy bars & her drinking buddies from the Syrian army really want the West to just get past the nearly half-a-million dead so they can get on with their trendy lives. Khalek in previous articles has already dispatched the 4 million Syrian refugees as harboring ISIS fighters. Her feigned interest in the cabbies & factory workers of Syria is only the cosmetics of her politics. She doesn’t give a rat’s ass about the working people bombed to death or forced to flee for their lives because that isn’t where the glamor is. When it comes to politics, glamor is what this sorry-assed apologist for dictatorship is all about.