Friday, February 24, 2012

Clinton uses her PR megaphone to blast rivals

This time, it's China and Russia in Washington's crosshairs. These two veto-holding members of the UN Security Council are thwarting the neo-cons in their goal of regime change in Syria and Iran. Taking no heed of the double standard that allows the US to veto all resolutions criticizing Israel, the Obama administration lays it on thick:
Clinton blasts China, Russia over Syria - CBS News: "TUNIS, Tunisia - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton blasted Russia and China as "despicable" for opposing U.N. Security Council action on Syria, and more than 60 nations began planning a civilian peacekeeping mission to deploy after the Damascus regime halts a brutal crackdown on the opposition.

President Barack Obama said Washington will keep pressuring Syrian President Bashar Assad to stop the "slaughter" of civilians, saying it was imperative that the world unite in condemning the Syrian military onslaught.

"It is time to stop the killing of Syrian citizens by their own government," Mr. Obama said after a conference by a group of nations known as the Friends of Syria concluded in Tunisia."
Unfortunately for the US public, they are kept unaware of the real dynamics of the situation in Syria, where the impression given in the government-subservient corporate media is that Bashar Assad is a butcher who is slaughtering his people.

If this bears more than passing resemblance to the campaign to oust Khadafi in Libya, that would be precisely the case. Washington is using paid mercenaries to foment rebellion against the Syrian state, and then making it out to be a popular uprising.

While there may be popular dissatisfaction with the regime in Syria, what is it, exactly, that prevents Syrians from doing what the Tunisians and Egyptians did in their own countries last year? Why is it in this case that only Washington and its minions in NATO can uphold the true and just?

It's all a notorious scam, frankly. This "uprising," such as it is, is being shepherded and financed by the Sunni states like Saudi Arabia and Turkey, who fear the power of Shia Islam. Especially the Saudis, whose eastern oil-rich region is majority-shia demographically.

This is the same reality that has Arabs on the same side as Israel in the standoff against Iran. Not popular opinion, of course, but the tyrannical, dictatorial regimes that are supported and defended by the US.

If it were in our power to speak to madame secretary Hillary, we would be pleased to tell her to shut up and mind her own business -- which, of course, she and the US will never do, until the empire is completely bankrupt and ruined.

So instead, we'll have to rely on the Russians and the Chinese to keep Washington in line. Hopefully they're able to keep the pressure on these liars and hypocrites and their ceaseless attempts at agitation.

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