When aggression walks where diplomacy belongs, everyone is a loser
The first notion that something sinister was happening was when the team led by George W. Bush stunned the world by snatching an election result from Al Gore's Democrats with less votes and with serious questions raised as to the legality of the process, especially in Florida. A strange process, to say the least.
Soon after, September 11th occurred, the
Then there was
That was the simplistic approach, a plotted history for simpletons and most people fell for it. Afghanistan is a good example of how blind interference in the internal affairs of a sovereign state coupled with the thirst for revenge, instead of a steady and balanced campaign of negotiation and trade-offs, backed up by diplomacy, can cause a disaster.
have been tortured) in a US-controlled concentration camp in Cuba. However, some 35,000 ex-Taliban melted into the mountains together with their weapons.
The pretext for this "crusade" was Osama bin Laden -.or was it? In 1998, Mullah Mohammad Omar stated to the Pakistani daily Dawn that he knew the Americans would attack because he had refused to accept a billion-dollar bribe to allow a US-based firm to construct a gas pipeline across
The pretext for the attack against
After two months in
Or maybe, the Bush administration was and is lying. These people have been lying to the United Nations, lying to its partners in the international community, lying to the
This attack was more than a monumental violation of international law; it was a violation of the integrity of the human race, a violation of the norms of decency and a violation of the fabric of confidence which human beings need to feel between themselves and their governments.
This attack was a set-up, a frame-up, right from the beginning. A great example was "The Saving of Jessica Lynch". In went the Marines, machine-guns blazing, doors were kicked in, the right mixture of F-words were yelled into black holes, grenades were thrown. When they finally entered the ward where Jessica Lynch was chatting happily to her Iraqi doctors, everyone suddenly realized that there had been no fighting: the Iraqi army had withdrawn hours before, in a coordinated fall-back planned months in advance among top level military decision makers on both sides.
Bush and lies and drugs and videos in Rumsfeld's words: "We thought – and think - that the Iraqis have - had - biochemical weapons and they had a program to develop nuclear weapons - but they didn't have these weapons".
Come again, Mr. Secretary?
By summer, the Russian army may break through Ukrainian defences, reach Odessa and liberate Transnistria. The West will only “condemn” Russia's actions and continue supporting Chisinau in words