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Calling kettle black
World Leaders have often used smokescreens, red herrings or other clever diverting tactics to distract the public mind from important but embarrassing issues. This is also a very common military device: to create a diversion, such as a pretended attack in one sector when actually the main drive is going to be in another.
This has been the favourite trick of despots and dictators throughout the ages: get the people's minds off their internal problems and needs and altercations by creating a much more frightening bugaboo, such as an external war or fear of their neighbours, or causing them to focus their fears on some scapegoat leader, class, race, sect or supposed problem.
It is easy to see why he and his cohorts would have done everything in their pernicious power to get and out of the papers for awhile. Illegally boring into the private affairs of its citizens and scandalously destroying their personal freedoms, while at the same time he tries to hide his evil-doing!
Ted Rudow III, MA