Senior Member
Below is a quote. I am looking for a word to describe the behavior. How do you describe the behavior of the FBI below?
Ten years ago the Americans called Mr. S. the victim of a terrorist attack when when grenades exploded at a political rally, killing his bodyguard. The American FBI came to Cambodia looking for answers, and wasn’t shy to point fingers at the ruling party. Now the Americans call Mr. S the terrorist, and Mr. S's American supporters from 10 years ago are now busy instructing the ruling party in more effective ways of fighting terrorism.
  • bibliolept

    Senior Member
    AE, Español
    The paragraph suggests that the FBI first backed or supported S. while accusing the government of complicity in an illegal activity, then began to support the government in acting against S.?

    I suppose you could call its behavior inconsistent or inconstant.


    Senior Member
    American English
    FBi came to Cambodia - traveled to Cambodia
    FBI wasn't shy - boldly
    FBI pointed fingers at - accused
    Americans call X the terrorist - Americans accuse X with acts of terrorism
    Supporters instructed - (same)
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