AT LEAST THEY’RE OUR BASTARDS….

AT LEAST THEY’RE OUR BASTARDS…. Ah, our friends the Kuwaitis. Nick Denton treats us to the picture at right, demonstrating the usual Kuwaiti tolerance of religious diversity, dedication to freedom of speech and association, etc. etc.:

PLEASE NOTE THAT CURRENT LAW OF THE STATE OF KUWAIT PREVENTS ANY KIND OF COOPERATION OR INTERACTION WITH ISRAEL. THE MINISTRY OF INFORMATION NOTIFIES AGAINST FEEDING ISRAELI NEWS AND BROADCASTING ORGANIZATIONS WITH REPORTS FOR BROADCASTING FROM THE STATE OF KUWAIT.

ANY ORGANISATION OR PERSON WHO VIOLATE THE ABOVE SAID NOTICE WILL FACE LEGAL PERSECUTION.

I’ll bet they will. Lovely sentiments, aren’t they?

(By the way, note the variant spelling of “organization” in the memo. Was spell check not working? Or are they just trying to split the difference between the two occupying forces currently encamped in the their country?)

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