~From the website of The Rainforest Foundation, founded in 1989 by Sting and his wife Trudie
Yeah, but what about a murderous tyrant who shells his own people - including women and children - into deadly submission so as to maintain his cruel hold on power?
Well, sure they are indigenous to Syria, but they're not "indigenous-indigenous"...and after all, Assad and his wife have British roots, and they have a lot of money, so..ahem...what's the problem? It's not as if he was a Republican!
There's no such thing as a winnable war
It's a lie we don't believe anymore
Mr. Reagan says we will protect you
I don't subscribe to this point of view
Apparently not. No protection for the people Sting calls "the man on the street", but plenty of protection for the butcher of Syria. From 2008:
And the fragmentation bombs we dropped on Homs were this big!
"Yes, Assad my friend, the slaughter of the innocent is funny....but if you pull on your beard thoughtfully while smirking about it, you can come off as hip and sophisticated..."
The excuse for this helacious hobnobbing: Sting's people claim he was merely on holiday in the area and accepted an invitation to meet the Damascus elite. "At that time, Assad was relatively new to power and regarded as Westernised and, so, a potentially democratising influence in the Middle East.’
Nobody was fooled. Except the dumbest liberals on the planet (See Obama, Barack and Clinton, Hillary) and pretentious, preening pop stars.
What's Sting going to do now? In his own words:
Why must I think of you?
Why must I? Why should I?
Why should I cry for you?
Expect no penance from those who feel no guilt..