Friday, 19 January 2018

Dead People Worth It For Tillerson

Madeline Albright was the U.S. Secretary of State in the late 90s and when asked by a reporter about the half a million Iraqi children under five years old who had died due to UN sanctions, replied that 'we think the price is worth it'.
Quite rightly she was widely castigated for her callous disregard to the deaths of thousands of innocents and the assertion that the obscene number of deaths was a price worth paying to achieve her nations political ends.
Today's US Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, has now taken a leaf from the Albright book of heartless apathy towards foreigners by saying that signs of starvation and death in North Korea indicate that US diplomatic strategy is working fine. 
If the number of dead people is how they are measuring the success of their foreign policy then they can say that the last two decades has been an overwhelming success as dead bodies litter the landscape.
That a representative of the United States is happy to see innocent people starving to death shows just how far we haven't moved on since the inhuman Albright and the funerals of dead children being worth it.

7 comments:

Keep Life Simple said...
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Keep Life Simple said...
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Falling on a bruise said...

What is there to twist? Innocent North Koreans are dying and the Secretary of State sees that as a sign that what they are doing is a good thing. Kim Jung Un meanwhile lives in a palace and is never short of a meal so how is that showing that sanctions are working and why is that a thing to celebrate?

Keep Life Simple said...
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Falling on a bruise said...

If sanctions are imposed to bring the leader into line but they fail to do that but his people are dying and he doesn't care, where is the punishment on him? To be happy to see innocent people die, such as Albright and Tillerson have said, and to continue with the policies is despicable and that's before we even get into why the sanctions have been imposed in the first place.

Keep Life Simple said...
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Falling on a bruise said...

You prefer content with, satisfied with, ok with, fine with or maybe a sense of fulfilment with?