By Susan North
To those who have, or intend to watch the State Department’s apology ad now playing on Pakistan television:
Being somewhat reluctant to waste my time listening to lies I rarely view any video featuring either Barack H. Obama or his Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton. But duty calls, and was I surprised to see the flag in the background as Mrs. Clinton spoke in the people of Pakistan in her feeble attempt to make them like us, and to keep her party in control.
I was stunned to see the strange red flag in the background. It occupies more of the background space than the American flag, and to the far right is what appears to be an identical flag. What astonished me was the symbol. Could that be the Star of David, which is the main feature of the Israel flag? It made no sense for not only was it incompatible with the message, but the colors were wrong. The flag of Israel is blue and white. This flag was green on red. As an amateur vexillologist (student of flags) I had to know.
So here is the flag, which is seems is the civil ensign of Morocco.
Of course what I really want to know is why this flag appears in the photograph at all.