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Forum Post: john kerry speaking for the obama administration says what?

Posted 7 months ago on March 9, 2014, 11:04 a.m. EST by flip (7174)
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this reminds me of the first gulf war - in the post peace conference press briefing in Geneva, james baker was asked what the American people would think of going to war. he said (paraphrasing here) that the American people would not stand to watch a big country with a strong military invade a small weak country - this was little more than 1 year after the invasion of panama! none in the press room laughed. all of those reporters from harvard and yale just nodded their collective heads? now we have john Kerry doing the same thing - what more do we need to know - democrats and republicans - two wings of the same capitalist, imperialist, business party! this is from rt.com - "The US Secretary of State spoke today of the unacceptability of invading a sovereign country on phony pretexts in order to assert one’s own interests in the 21st century. But no, he was not speaking about the United States, as one might have thought.

“You just don’t invade another country on phony pretext in order to assert your interests,” John Kerry said during an interview with NBC’s Meet the Press. “This is an act of aggression that is completely trumped up in terms of its pretext. It’s really 19th century behaviour in the 21st century.”

Kerry has also threatened to isolate Russia economically and politically and warned of potential asset freezes and visa bans, adding to media and political hype that followed Russia authorization of sending a stabilization force in Crimea on official request from the authorities.

“There could be certainly disruption of any of the normal trade routine, there could be business drawback on investment in the country,” he said. “There could even be ultimately asset freezes, visa bans.”

Although Kerry was never challenged by the interviewer to comment in terms of that statement on Washington’s own constant threats to use force and military invasions in Iraq and Afghanistan, those who watched the interview immediately smelled the hypocrisy.

“Since when does the United States government genuinely subscribe and defend the concept of sovereignty and territorial integrity? They certainly are not doing that at the moment in Syria,” Marcus Papadopoulos, commentator for ‘Politics First’ told RT. “They certainly did not do that when they attacked Libya. They certainly didn’t do that when they invaded Iraq. They certainly didn’t do that when they attacked Serbia over Kosovo and then later on recognized Kosovo’s unilateral declaration of independence. The United States government merely pays lip service to sovereignty and territorial integrity, it picks and choses.”

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