Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Pot calls kettle black

Glenn Greenwald points out that which is patently obvious to the entire world beyond America's shores:

. . . We're a country that fights wars and uses military force in far more places and for far broader reasons than any other country in the world, by far. . .

That's why it's so amazing to watch Condoleezza Rice, more or less without contradiction, say things like this:

Russia is a state that is unfortunately using the one tool that it has always used whenever it wishes to deliver a message and that's its military power. That's not the way to deal in the 21st century.
These days, it seems like every time you turn on the news you hear an American leader -- or a person who aspires to be one -- utter crap like that. It's incredible.

1 comment:


    Noam Chomsky:

    claims double standards (which he labels "single standard") in a foreign policy preaching democracy and freedom for all, while promoting, supporting and allying itself with non-democratic and repressive organizations and states such as Chile under Augusto Pinochet, and argues that this results in massive human rights violations... America's intervention in foreign nations, including the secret aid given to the Contras in Nicaragua... fits any standard description of terrorism...

    mass media in the United States largely serve as a propaganda arm and "bought priesthood" of the U.S. government and U.S. corporations, with the three parties all largely intertwined through common interests... American media manufactures consent among the public.

    John Pilger:

    1) ... moral underpinnings for Western action are false, but are largely believed by the media ...
    2) "'The War on Terrorism' IS terrorism"


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