Category: uselessly “expresses concern, worry, condemns”

During my years covering international news here and there around the world (not that I’ve been everywhere, but we get news wires from every corner of the world) I noticed this cliche news story: “the reactions of the international community”.

This means son Ban ki Moon or some Hillary Clinton “condemning the attacks”, “expressing concern about the alarming situation”, and … surprise: not doing anything concrete about it.

Here’s an example:

“US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton expressed concern Monday over attempts to “destabilize” Lebanon amid tensions linked to the UN probe into the 2005 murder of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.

“I’m deeply worried about the efforts to destabilize Lebanon,” Clinton said in Abu Dhabi during the taping of a television talk show when asked by an interviewer about the political crisis in Lebanon and concerns of war.”
If she was really worried I belive things would be different in Lebanon. seriously.

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