Monday, March 3, 2014

John Kerry Does a POE of a Hypocritical Political Hack

"Now, hear me out! You don't just invade another country on a completely trumped up pretext! (Uh, forget Iraq, folksies!)"

The parade of Neoliberal tools and fools continued yesterday, as John Kerry made assorted appearances on the Sunday talk show circuit to spiel about how him and his Neoliberal cohort were going to teach those Russkies a lesson!  Out of his own stupid mouth - instantly turning him into a parody ('POE') of a hypocritical Neoliberal hack (or more likely, a Neocon puppet):

"You just don't invade another country on a completely trumped up pretext!"

HA HA HA HA hahahaha! Pardon me while I roll on the floor howling with laughter at the staggering chutzpah of this deaf, dumb and blind tool!  So, Kerry.....what? Did Victoria Nuland the neocon give you your parroting script? Just wondering! To top that off he blurted:

"It is really a stunning, willful choice by President Putin to invade another country,” Kerry said on Face the Nation.

Hey, LURCH! Errrr......Kerry, do you have any historical memory at all?  Can I give you a hint about a  MEGA- Example of a "willful choice to invade another country" and using a "completely trumped up pretext" (WMD)?   Need another clue? I-R-A-Q!

As one blogger,  Lindsay Abrams, noted:

"In the seriousness of the situation, the irony of Kerry’s next comments may have gone missed. ”You just don’t in the 21st century behave in 19th century fashion by invading another country on completely trumped up pretext,” he said. He went on to repeat the assertion on Meet the Press, keeping a straight face as he told host David Gregory: ”You just don’t invade another country on phony pretext in order to assert your interests.”

Must I really REALLY point out the irony to which she refers? Must I?  Ok, I will. The Bushie-neocon driven invasion of Iraq, sanctioned by a bipartisan balless congress in 2003.  Instead of summoning the political courage to stop these vermin, most of congress signed on as willing supplicants to the ensuing Bushie horror show.  And who were the key perpetrators? Why, the neocons including Richard Perle, Douglas Feith, Paul Wolfowitz, William Kristol and the other usual suspects - now at work now to incite strife between Russia and the West.

I won't recite all the noisome aspects of the Iraq debacle, as I already recounted most of them two posts ago. All the sordid details of exactly how Bush and his neocon filth drove the U.S. into Iraq under a WMD pretext. However, let me only point out that while Obama spent yesterday calling up all the Western Neolib-driven back up his  anti-Russian crusade - even while dispatching Lurch to generate POEs, none of this faux unity comes close to what we beheld with over ten million citizens from nearly every nation on Earth marching against the imminent invasion of Iraq back in early 2003. You don't believe me? Then let this composite photo tell the story! (A picture's worth a thousand words, after all.)
Photo: Millions march aginst U.S. launching Iraq war (2003)
In other words, a mass of humanity marched  around the world protesting with one voice the imminent  U.S. plan to invade another sovereign nation, but they were ignored. The mammoth  assembly against the invasion wasn't merely from token, puppet U.S. state tools but real people.  People moved to voice their opposition based on what they perceived another war would do - and they weren't amiss in their fears at all - as things have turned out. The U.S ignored them and invaded Iraq anyway, pounding Baghdad under a 'shock and awe' entry that would have made the Wehrmacht proud.

I post this to expose Lurch Kerry's staggering chutzpah and mind boggling hypocrisy about what he's claiming Russia is doing, as well as reminding Americans of past history - which these days is so easy to forget in the Twitterati world.

DO I "hate" my country? Of course not! I hate hypocrisy! I hate when we preach one standard for the rest of the world while we adopt another ("exceptional") one for ourselves. If there is one uniform moral principle at work and a defined law to support it, then ALL nations must comply! There can't be any exclusions! Thus, I hate it that our politicos mouth accusations against other nations that they themselves haven't adhered to!  I also hate the  Neoliberal, anti-citizen, inequitable 'system' under which the country operates which is not the same as the nation itself. See e.g.

 Excerpt - quote from Charles Reich ('Opposing the System'):

"The System is not America. It is not the land we love, and indeed not a land at all. It does not merit our loyalty, affection or respect. However much the System may attempt to disguise itself in patriotic trappings, or set itself up as a source of authority, or cloak itself in the vestments of 'the community', it is none of these. We should always be ready to fire the System if it does not serve us well."

Hell, why the fuck would I "hate my country" when an ancestor of mine - Conrad Brumbaugh - fought in the Revolutionary War?   I am more inclined to believe I am channeling Conrad's own principles - which he himself  shed his blood for -  and would be demanding of the nation if he were alive today.

Would Conrad applaud or jump on the bandwagon of clueless Amerikkan Neolibs who don't live by the standards they demand of other nations? Would he cheer on a parroting tool like Kerry,  yapping away and exposing his own historical ignorance and national hypocrisy? No, he'd likely puke his guts out. He would not recognize what the country he'd fought for had mutated into - a polarized, plutocratic  oligarchy where a few billionaires control most of the wealth and all of the politics. Where a system designed to increase economic inequality also features an in- built predatory security state- spy system to monitor everything citizens do in case they might get "uppity" - like Occupy Wall Street back in '11.

On that score, if he saw the future and what had been wrought, including a nation that now believes it is above the law but can impose it on all others, he'd be aghast. Moreso, on learning how it had destroyed the cornerstone of the Constitution, the Fourth Amendment - by its wanton and indiscriminate spying on people all over the world - and particularly its own citizens.

And he'd surely despair at how the promise of a democracy had degenerated into a Corporatocracy.

See also:


"(Victoria)Nuland was soon at work planning for 'regime change,' encouraging disruptive street protests by personally passing out cookies to the anti-government demonstrators. She didn’t seem to notice or mind that the protesters in Kiev’s Maidan square had hoisted a large banner honoring Stepan Bandera, a Ukrainian nationalist who collaborated with the German Nazis during World War II and whose militias participated in atrocities against Jews and Poles."

and :


"American policy is based upon -- dependent upon -- a raging, willful, arrogant ignorance of other peoples, other cultures, history in general, and even the recent history of U.S. policy itself. The historical and cultural relationships between Ukraine and Russia are highly complex. Russia takes its national identity from the culture that grew up around what is now Kyiv; indeed, in many respects, Kyiv is where "Russia" was born. Yet one of the first acts of the Western-backed revolutionaries was to pass a law declaring Ukrainian as the sole state language, although most of the country speaks Russian or Surzhyk"


"The conflicts in Ukraine, Venezuela, and Syria have one thing in common: the U.S. government is in favor of the groups who aspire to topple — or who have toppled — the government in power. Thus, U.S. politicians are giving either political, financial, or military support to these “opposition” movements. But in all three cases there are leading groups steering the “opposition” that want absolutely nothing to do with democracy — these groups are as far-right as politics gets."

And the detailed policy basis for the Iraq War- Based on the Neocon 'Project for the New American Century':

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