Fwd: [R-G] Syrian Protesters Apologize to UK Royals
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Subject: [R-G] Syrian Protesters Apologize to UK Royals
Date: Sat, 30 Apr 2011 08:24:21 -0700 (PDT)
From: Romi Elnagar <bluesapphire48@...>
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To: Dean Tuckerman <deanosor@...>
Syrian Protesters Apologize to UK Royals
By Fayyad ⋅ April 29, 2011 Leaders
of the Syrian uprising sent a letter to Buckingham Palace today
apologizing for distracting world attention from the Wedding of Prince
William to Kate Middleton.
Signers of the letter indicate that they were horrified at the news
coverage when tuning to CNN to watch the royal wedding, instead they
found news coverage dominated by their plights and shocking images of
their harrowing ordeal as they were besieged and bombarded in the city
of Duraa by the Syrian army.
More than 400 people have lost their lives to sniper fire and army shelling since the uprising started.
“We offer our deepest apologies to the royal family for distracting
from this majestic occasion. We never intended on hogging the spotlight,
nor did we anticipate that our inconsequential rebellion would be
belligerently used by the mainstream media to distract attention away
from the nuptials of his Royal Highness Prince William,” said the letter
addressing Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth III.
“We were in deep awe this afternoon when we finally were able to
locate a small electric generator to power a TV set on which we could
watch the wedding ceremony –our city has been without power since the
siege started some two weeks ago-, only to find out that CNN completely
ignored the wedding, providing deep, insightful analysis of our
predicament instead. Had we known out protests would be exploited in
this shameless fashion, we would have at least halted our protests and
asked the army to life the siege for a few days’ the authors elaborated.
This letter comes only two days after a similar one sent by freedom
protestors in Bahrain, apologizing for causing their Crown Prince to
miss the wedding ceremony. “We are deeply sorry for casting a blemish on
your day of happiness by making inconvenient for our crown prince to
share this moment with you. It was never our intention, and had we known
–as you know, we do not have access to media except for state TV-, we
would have chosen a better timing for our uprising.” Said the letter
signed by a representative group of protesters at the square where a pearl statue once stood.
The Buckingham Palace could not be reached for comment as the staff
were “preoccupied” according to the person who picked up the phone.
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