There are a lot of well-known oxymorons, such as “jumbo shrimp” and the left’s favorite “military intelligence.”
Funny redunancies are less common, and I can’t claim with great certainty that today’s example is actually funny, but I can claim that it truly is the mother of all redundancies, the redundancy which all future redundancies strive to be as redundant as, the most glaringly obvious redundancy of all time.
It comes from today’s news about developments in Syria, where “intensified violence” rumors of the Assad regime moving chemical weapons has even Hillary Clinton thinking that perhaps Assad is not a reformer.
And here it is, in all it’s redundant glory:
If there is any part of the story that is actually funny, it’s this: “Up to 25 of about 100 foreign staff could leave this week…” Seriously, somebody thinks 75 percent of the United Nations personnel in Syria are essential? As what, human shields?