Clinton bumbles and Israel spits in our faces while we show them how much we love them.

Just a little smatterring of pet news stories here.  The first is one that shows US arrogance and makes me glad that those nations south of the US don’t bow down to the US anymore.  First of all Brazil refused to go along with Iran sanctions, which was one of Clinton’s main goals going south.  Second, she arrogantly and very unsensitively stated that the Honduras election was completed successfully without violence.  No one in this hemisphere besides the US recognized the validity of that election at first.  It is outrageous that she should ignore the violence that was perpetrated upon those who opposed the very undemocratic coup and that violence continues to this day.  Check out a letter some members of congress sent to Clinton recently:

Since President Lobo’s inauguration, several prominent opponents of the coup have been attacked. On February 3rd, Vanessa Zepeda, a nurse and union organizer who had previously received death threats linked to her activism in the resistance movement, was strangled and her body dumped from a vehicle in Tegucigalpa. On February 15th, Julio Funes Benitez, a member of the SITRASANAA trade union and an active member of the national resistance movement, was shot and killed by unknown gunmen on a motorcycle outside his home. Most recently, Claudia Brizuela, an opposition activist, was murdered in her home on February 24th. Unfortunately these are only three of the numerous attacks against activists and their families…

On an unrelated note, (but I guess you could say that the bizarro US foreign policy, orchestrated by our secret combinations is all related), VP Biden visited Israel and stated that the US and Israel’s bonds are unshakeable.  He also stated that, “There is absolutely no space between the United States and Israel in terms of Israel’s security. None.” Why does an elected member of our nation have to drool so disgustingly at the feet of another nation?  Why should Israel’s security be so important to us?  Why can’t the security of Palestinians be important to us too?  At the same time Biden is going there to get some peace talks started (doomed to fail from the outset) Israel is announcing more settlements in occupied Palestinian land!  As you see in my  last post Israel is still shooting Palestinian kids! They continue to hold political prisoners who peacefully object to the wall and call for Israeli divestment.  They continue to steal Palestinian water.  The continue to allow settlers to wreak all sorts of violence and cruelty on Palestinians while soldiers watch.  They continue to harrass and damage Palestinian fishing vessels and yet we think their security is as important as anything and our bonds with them are unshakeable.  I suppose that is why we just shrugged when they bombed the USS Liberty in 1967 and killed and wounded our personell mercilessly, knowing full well what they were doing in a flagrant act of war.  I just don’t get it.


5 Responses to “Clinton bumbles and Israel spits in our faces while we show them how much we love them.”

  1. 1 Joseph March 11, 2010 at 3:56 pm

    Which members of congress wrote the above letter? If only there were more in congress like them, the executive branch might actually be held accountable for something.

  2. 2 theradicalmormon March 11, 2010 at 4:16 pm

    I’m not sure. It was an excerpt from a letter Mark Weisbrot had access to in a recent article of his that can be found here:

    I’d like to know who the congresspeople were too. It is often members of the Congressional Black Caucas who stand for things like this.

  3. 3 Joseph March 11, 2010 at 9:57 pm

    Well, I can’t find the names anywhere. I guess no one wants to take credit.

    I just don’t get how Clinton can praise the Honduran military coup as being “nonviolent,” and then turn around and accuse Zelaya, a legitimately elected President, reckless for trying to return to his own country!

  4. 4 theradicalmormon March 11, 2010 at 10:56 pm

    I can’t find the names anywhere either. I posted the link to Weisbrot’s article in which he quotes this letter without naming names, but my comment didn’t go through for some reason.

    As far as Clinton’s odd statements, of course, it is all a game of words, getting folks to see the world through the eyes of the secret combinations is what it is all about for these people and that is how it will go down in traditional history books as well. I think that people like Clinton will have a hard time standing before the Lord at the last day.

  5. 5 Joseph March 15, 2010 at 6:13 pm

    Yeah, I haven’t been able to get the world view that the rich and powerful have. I wouldn’t really want to be in the shoes of Hillary, in this life or the next.

    I was glad to see, though, that she has condemned the Israeli plans for settlements in East Jerusalem (at least publicly). I guess that was too much for even the secret combinations to stomach (or they realized it would be bad press, no matter who you spun it).

    Somewhat related, there is interesting article in the HuffPost today dealing with the bipartisan war-mongering:

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