Tuesday, 2 February 2016

US Libya intervention "smart power at its best"

[What follows is excerpted from an article by attorney Bruce Fein headlined Hillary Clinton’s appalling enthusiasm for war that was published in yesterday’s edition of The Washington Times:]

Hillary Clinton exhibits an appalling enthusiasm for United States wars not in self-defense, i.e., legalized murders on an industrial scale that create enemies while destroying our liberties and prosperity at home.
To William Tecumseh Sherman, war was “hell.” To Abraham Lincoln, war was a “scourge.” But to Hillary Clinton, war is a coveted instrument of foreign policy in which the strong do what they can and the weak suffer what they must.
If she is elected president, the United States will be fighting gratuitous wars every hour of every day of her presidency. That should give pause. (...)
Despite such hallowed wisdom, Mrs. Clinton has supported every war initiated by the United States not in self-defense for more than twenty three years since she first occupied the White House as first lady: Bosnia, Kosovo, Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria, ISIS, Al-Qaeda, Yemen, Somalia, and international terrorism generally. (...)
In 2011, then-Secretary of State Clinton championed a “humanitarian” war against Libya to overthrow Muammar Gaddafi after he had abandoned WMD, Libya had been removed as a state sponsor of terrorism, he had handsomely compensated the victims of the Lockerbie bombing, and he posed no threat to the United States. She has fiercely defended the war as “smart power at its best.”

3 comments:

  1. The following comment comes from Len Murray:

    I am not surprised at the success of this lady. You are speaking of a people who still execute the mentally impaired; who think nothing of keeping a person on Death Row for 17 years and then executing him; who use a system of capital punishment which involves burning the victim to death; a people who believe in the Rule of Law only when it suits them; they imprison for years people they suspect of terrorism and throw them into Guantanamo Bay without ever putting them before a properly constituted court; a people who elected George W. Bush as their President and therefore the most powerful man in the world; a people who look like repeating the same colossal error with Donald Trump. Remember how they sent an assassination squad into another sovereign country to murder Osama bin Laden and their President led the rejoicing?? The US also have the distinction of starting more wars then any other nation on God's earth. Not only did they start a civil war over their right to keep slaves but look at the appalling discrimination against any people who were not white - AND it still goes on today. They are the people who have the gall to speak of their country as the great land of the free! Who do they think they are kidding?

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    1. Ouch. That'll leave a mark.

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  2. Or, as some internet warriors of my acquaintance are wont to say, "Why do you hate America?"

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