Nearly all politicians are scheming, lying parasites that wallow in their cosy, smug little club of elite buddies, nodding, shaking hands, signing bits of paper that will result in the deaths of thousands then turn and smile to cameras telling us plebs that 'it's for the greater good' or 'God told them to' and all sorts of tripe. But Hilary ... AARRGGHH - there is just something soo false and contrived about how she delivers her political spin to the masses that gets my goat up.
As U.S. Secretary of State she has been rather busy of late dictating to the media which of the few remaining sovereign nations on the big blue marble are due for some much needed 'intervention' so that they can come to enjoy some beautiful American-style democracy. The kind of democracy that has turned a once great nation into a dwindling empire on its last legs.
Having 'successfully' brought 'humanitarian aid' to Libya - by destroying its infrastructure, murdering countless civilians and injuring thousands, while lining the pockets of military and defence contractors, I wonder how long it will be before we hear Hillary chuckling with psychopathic glee over the murder of YA'E'L (Yet another 'Evil' Leader') - This time in Syria? Iran? Pakistan? Maybe all three at the same time?
Arab Spring Lies
In a recent speech on the Arab Spring, Hilary posed questions to herself and provided answers. I guess no one really wanted to ask her anything themselves since they knew she'd just infuriate them. To her own question: "Why does the United States seem to promote democracy in some Arab countries - such as Egypt, Libya, Syria - but not in others, like Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, and Yemen?" She answered herself:
"Situations vary dramatically from country to country. It would be foolish to take a one-size-fits-all approach and barrel forward regardless of circumstances on the ground," Clinton said. "Our choices also reflect other interests in the region with a real impact on Americans' lives - including our fight against al Qaeda; defense of our allies; and a secure supply of energy... Fundamentally, there is a right side of history. We want to be on it."Josh Rogin quite rightly points out in his report that these continued Arab Spring lies are getting tiresome:
First of all, the U.S. is not promoting democracy in Egypt, Libya, and Syria. In Egypt, they supported a brutal dictator for decades and continued that support even throughout the Arab Spring, as Hosni Mubarak had his security forces (trained and equipped by the United States) murder over 900 protesters (a crime for which he is now on trial). Once he was ousted, the U.S. tried to have his deputy torturer in chief, Omar Suleiman, take his place. When that failed, the U.S. simply continued to support Egypt's ruling military council who has at almost every turn continued Mubarak's suppression of democracy.The reason Bahrain didn't get the same treatment, apart from the oppressive regime there being a US ally, is because of a deal struck between the Barack Obama administration and the House of Saud:
In Libya, the U.S. dropped its well-established support for the dictator Muammar Gadhafi in support of fractious rebel militias, at least some of whom had ties to al Qaeda. The war was fought in violation of U.S. law. The U.S. and NATO dropped tens of thousands of bombs on the country (I love the smell of democracy in the morning), undoubtedly killing many civilians (the International Criminal Court is apparently conducting a probe into NATO war crimes)
Two diplomatic sources at the United Nations independently confirmed that Washington, via Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, gave the go-ahead for Saudi Arabia to invade Bahrain and crush the pro-democracy movement in their neighbor in exchange for a "yes" vote by the Arab League for a no-fly zone over Libya - the main rationale that led to United Nations Security Council resolution 1973.Essentially meaning, you invade Bahrain and we'll bomb Libya and take out Muammar Gaddafi.
Bomb, Destroy, Rebuild
Contrary to Hillary's assertions, the US does actually employ a fairly standard 'one-size-fits all approach' to its imperial exploits; the rhetoric and participants change but this is pretty much exactly what the US and its western allies have been doing for decades. Most recently in Libya, the British government's Department for Trade and Industry estimated that Libyan contracts, in sectors ranging from oil and gas to education and construction, could be worth some $315 billion over the next decade. That's a pretty good return on investment for dropping a mere $200 million worth of bombs.
The psychopathic strategy seems to be:
- Choose country to invade
- Make up a reason to pull the wool over the eyes of the masses
- Coerce NATO buddies and/or 'freedom fighter groups' to join in the slaughter
- Do the deed and put in place a new US-puppet regime
- Announce it went really well and that everyone is really happy, irrespective of the Orwellian doublespeak ('collateral damage' - aka civilian casualties, etc)
- Force the new regime to sign lucrative contracts to siphon off any intact resources and rebuild the destroyed infrastructure
Speaking to NBC, as reported by the LA Times, Hilary Rodham Clinton said the Syrian conflict could become a civil war:
"I think there could be a civil war with a very determined and well-armed and eventually well-financed opposition that is, if not directed by, certainly influenced by defectors from the army,"Hilary forgets to say that she KNOWS there will be a civil war since the opposition is well-financed by the US, assisted by US propaganda outlets and that, in this case, France is actively training the
France has sent its military training forces to Turkey and Lebanon to coach the so-called Free Syrian Army -- a group of defectors operating out of Turkey and Lebanon -- in an effort to wage war against Syria's military.On the heels of this announcement, we hear that French Foreign Minister Alain Juppé raised the idea with the United Nations and Clinton for possible "humanitarian corridors" in Syria to help transport medicines and other humanitarian supplies to local civilians. Make no mistake, just as we saw in Libya, this will be a prelude to invasion and overthrow of the popular (yes, popular) regime. Russia has frankly had enough of this American warmongering and sent warships off the coast of Syria. Russia also has a naval base in Syria's Tartus that is protected with air defense complexes and has over 120,000 Russian citizens living there. Whether that is enough to prevent a Syrian invasion remains to be seen.
The report added that the French, British, and Turkish authorities "have reached an agreement to send arms into Syria."
The Turkish daily said that the three have informed the US about training and arming the Syrian opposition.
Hilary has been proudly championing the shiny new U.S. Strategy for Afghanistan, the outcome for which she says hinges on what they do to Pakistan:
"We intend to push the Pakistanis very hard as to what they are willing and able to do with us and the international community to remove the safe havens and the continuing threats across the border to Afghanistan," she said.The recent NATO attack that killed 24 pakistani soldiers suggests that "pushing very hard" requires a need for Pakistanis to be willing and able to be murdered. NATO being the de facto US global
In 2008 Hilary was famously criticised for her threat to wipe Iran off the map.
Seizing upon a question as to how she would respond to a nuclear attack by Iran, which doesn't have nuclear weapons, on Israel, which does, Hillary mocked reasoned discourse by promising to "totally obliterate them," in an apparent reference to the population of Iran. That is not a word gaffe; it is an assertion of the right of our nation to commit genocide on an unprecedented scale.Today, the media is furiously hyping up a re-run of the BS Iraqi 'Weapons of Mass Destruction' narrative to foster public support for military action. Instead of WMDs, it's the non-existential threat of nuclear weapons. This is all the more hypocritical since America has thousands of these and Israel has a large undeclared nuclear arsenal. In America's eyes, just labelling a country because it might, at some point in the abstract future, have a nuclear capability to defend itself, becomes sufficient basis on which to launch a pre-emptive attack on it. Because the American war timetable closely follows the election cycle, it is this writer's opinion that military action will not occur until after the presidential elections. For the time-being, the fear-mongering is good for US arms manufacturers to sell weapons to Iran's neighbours, such as bunker busting bombs to the UAE. Then again, it is Israel pulling the strings here so who knows how and when it will happen...
Occupy Wall Street
Hilary's obnoxiously hypocritical stance on invading another country because of its treatment of protesters becomes apparent later on in her NBC interview:
"We're already seeing that, something that we hate to see because we are in favour of a peaceful ... protest and non-violent opposition..."This is complemented by her comments two weeks ago in an address to the National Democratic Institute:
"[They] must reject violence. They must abide by the rule of law and respect the freedoms of speech, religion, association and assembly."If America respected the freedoms of speech of its own citizens, then its actions abroad could maybe, just maybe, be viewed differently. However, the brutal suppression of free speech and violation of its own laws in the American clampdown on the Occupy movement fly in the face of everything it says about other people's backyards. Naomi Wolf writes in the UK Guardian under the headline 'The shocking truth about the crackdown on Occupy':
US citizens of all political persuasions are still reeling from images of unparalleled police brutality in a coordinated crackdown against peaceful OWS protesters in cities across the nation this past week. An elderly woman was pepper-sprayed in the face; the scene of unresisting, supine students at UC Davis being pepper-sprayed by phalanxes of riot police went viral online; images proliferated of young women - targeted seemingly for their gender - screaming, dragged by the hair by police in riot gear; and the pictures of a young man, stunned and bleeding profusely from the head, emerged in the record of the middle-of-the-night clearing of Zuccotti Park.The hypocritical nature of Hilary's speeches are painfully - sometimes jaw-droppingly - obvious to more and more of the 99% waking up to the reality behind the spin. But still, far too many people fail to see that they have been hoodwinked by the re-branding of the 'war on terror' into the spreading of 'humanitarian aid' and 'democracy'. As a result, the government and its media stooges will continue this path of destruction and global domination unabated. The chief architect of this re-branding, Hilary's hypocritical partner-in-crime, is the Nobel peace prize winner Barack Hussein Obama. Under his leadership, US military forces are now waging simultaneous drone missile attacks, bombings, special forces assassinations, raids and ground combat in five separate countries: Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Libya and Yemen. As well as bombing Somalia and even threatening the tiny country of Eritrea. Troop numbers have increased and the use of private contractors has risen by a quarter since the Bush era. Along with thousands of civilian casualties in these countries that posed no threat at all to America, up to two million refugees have had to leave Swat Valley in Pakistan in what has become one of the greatest refugee crises since Rwanda.
Hypocrisy it seems, is just the American way these days.