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Another element of the propaganda campaign has been to twist the meaning of "open society.
Why is it so easy for a demagogue to twist the meaning of a verse from the Qur'an and to misquote a Hadith?
The western powers might have had to twist the meaning of the UN resolution about protecting civilians, the city of Sirte might have been reduced to rubble, large-scale ethnic cleansing taken place and thousands of civilians killed.