Most of this I addressed to another individual on another thread, but as it applies just as much in this matter, I'd thought I'd repeat most of it here.
Alward's words sound all well and good on the surface. Such a scenario is plausible.
Unfortunitely, there is one thing that blows it completely out of the water. There is some fairly strict criteria for becoming an associated N.G.O. Among others things, it is necessary and has been necessary from square one, to support the U.N. by publicizing its goals and purposes in a positive manner.
For a period of nearly 10 years, the W.T.B.T.S. has done just that. The articles in the Awake! magazine are there for all to see, and remove all doubt as to whether the Society's leaders knew what was going on or not. The final nail in that coffin is the extremely deceptive wording in the final paragraphs of some of those articles.
They are obviously calculated to deceive the U.N. officials into believing that the Society is favorable to their cause, while at the same time doing all they can to preserve their real stance in the eyes of the rank and file. That to me is a case of fraud, pure and simple.
Let me mention one other thing. One of the oldest tricks in the book for those that are caught red-handed in mischief is to try to ignore the main guilt and concentrate on one small sidelight that they can defend better. Should that defense be successful, then they apply the exoneration to the whole thing, without exception. In other words, if one small part is correct, then it is all correct.
Therefore, quibbling over these smaller items is unnecessary. They led the beast to believe that they were backing them, and for all public purposes, they did. Big time. There are nearly ten years worth of Awake! magazines that are available where anyone can see it with their own eyes. That is the real issue, and we should not allow them to sidetrack that point onto something that can be debated.