Re: As if
Could you be more specific, because as I read that, I'm thinking you are very, very wrong?
I think we were supposed to read the subject as an introductory adverbial phrase, which inverts the sense: "[It's not] as if before the 'selective' targeting...". But I could be wrong about that; the thesis is not entirely clear.
It's not what I'd call a well-constructed post. Some folks really need to do some revising before they click Submit.