Friday, September 11, 2009

Pick for Lebanese Prime Minister Withdraws

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From: barry levine <>
Date: Fri, Sep 11, 2009 at 8:05 AM
Subject: re: Pick for Lebanese Prime Minister Withdraws

To the Editor:
    You will have noticed that a construction like "Syria, which dominated Lebanon militarily for three decades.." is stilted. An native speaker of English would call this a military occupation. As long as you reserve the language of military occupation to the Israeli presence in the West Bank, but find circumlocutions for the Syrians in Lebanon, the Chinese in Tibet and the Russian in Chechnya, your pose as an impartial reporter of the world's news is shaky indeed.
Barry Levine

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