Monday, March 03, 2014

Ow, the Hypocrisy, it Hurts!

Is there anything more darkly comedic than listening to the President, assorted neo-cons, and John Kerry rail about international law and Russian military aggression? Good gawd, they say this stuff with a straight face! Do they have to first practice in front of a mirror saying this stuff publicly, or are they such hardcore psychopaths that it just rolls off their tongues effortlessly?

As Common Dreams notes, "International law is suddenly very popular in Washington. President Obama responded to Russian military intervention in the Crimea by accusing Russia of a “breach of international law.” Secretary of State John Kerry followed up by declaring that Russia is “in direct, overt violation of international law.”

Unfortunately, during the last five years, no world leader has done more to undermine international law than Barack Obama. He treats it with rhetorical adulation and behavioral contempt, helping to further normalize a might-makes-right approach to global affairs that is the antithesis of international law."

Paul Craig Roberts blasts the hypocrisy in no uncertain terms, and correctly points out that "Kerry is the foreign minister of a country that has illegally invaded Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia, organized the overthrow of the government in Libya, tried to overthrow the government in Syria, attacks the civilian populations of Pakistan and Yemen with drones and missiles, constantly threatens Iran with attack, unleashed the US and Israeli trained Georgian army on the Russian population of South Ossetia, and now threatens Russia with sanctions for standing up for Russians and Russian strategic interests. The Russian government noted that Kerry has raised hypocrisy to a new level. 

Kerry has no answer to the question: "Since when does the United States government genuinely subscribe and defend the concept of sovereignty and territorial integrity?"

Read more from PCR here. It sounds like the talking heads are ramping up the rhetoric to justify possible American military "intervention."


Blogger Dredd said...

Excellent points Anna.

It is striking how hypocritical their rhetoric really is.

It makes me think that the government foreign policy is evidence of an undisclosed brain tumor.

It also smacks of Orwellian doublespeak.

10:53 AM  

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