UPDATE: US more concerned with “not interfering” with Pakistan’s “Internal Affairs” than going after Bin Laden…
(John Wood, Deputy Spoeksman for the State Depaertment at a recent briefing)
QUESTION: Quickly on Pakistan. The new Pakistani Ambassador to the United States has publicly talked about the need for the United States to sort of stand back from Pakistani politics and let democracy run its course, even if it’s messy, even if it takes time. And I guess I’m wondering whether that is what the United States intends to do and how long the U.S. can afford to have political instability in Pakistan.
MR. WOOD: Well, for one, our policy is to stay out of Pakistan’s internal affairs. We’ve said that over and over again. Pakistan is a close ally. It has a new government. That government is trying to find its way. It’s sorting through a whole host of very difficult issues. We want to cooperate very closely with Pakistan, as we’ve said over and over again, on the war against extremism. And you can rest assured that the United States is there to support Pakistan as it tries to, you know, further consolidate its democracy. And I would just reject charges that we are trying to interfere in Pakistan’s internal affairs. It’s our policy to stay out of Pakistan’s internal affairs.
William R Collier Jr- The American Freedomist OPINION ANALYSIS
Russia’s aggression against Georgia continues as the Georgian Military resists, reduced now to almost a guerrilla force, while Israel, via Turkey, is trying to send as many arms as they can. While the world community talks and hopes things can be resolved, the Georgian People face a Nazi like aggressor and America’s allies are beginning to wonder: is the US willing, or able, to protect her allies?
As Russia dismembers Georgia and turns a wicked eye on the Ukraine, America’s Ally Israel is being pressured to give up half of Jerusalem to the Arabs and Egypt has now stated that an Arab force will enter Gaza, which begins to reveal the REAL agenda behind the MYTH of “Palestinian Nationalism” as nothing more than a ploy to get strategic territory which Arab Armies, bolstered now by modern American jets and tanks, can use to strike in a war that will look more like 1948, only with Israeli forces in the decided disadvanage when you add Syrian, Egyptian, Saudi Arabian, and Labanese forces, not to mention Iran and varios terrorist groups.
What is happening to Georgia will soon be happening to Israel and Condaleeza Rice seems incapable of understanding: the Arabs are arming, with US and Russian arms, they are closing in on a confrontation with Israel, and Rice is playing the part of Chamberlain.
Look at the map above, now look below:
Israel will find that as soon as any “Independence” is declared the new “State” will immediately ask Arab “Peacekeepers” to come and help them set up their new state, regardless of any singed agrement (they will just enter, in one night, and present Israel and the world with a fait accompli).
Look at the distances and how easy it will be with Arab forces closing in on every side and ask yourself this question, “WHAT IS CONDALEEZA RICE THINKING?”
Vulnerable American Allies include, but may not be limited to: Taiwan, the Baltic republics, Kuwait and many of the Gulf States, the Kurds in northern Iraq, and Colombia.
The US State Department, which seems to be running US foreign policy as if at the insistence and direction of the UN, is constantly putting the breaks on any and all attempts to be more forceful about protecting America’s interests and America’s allies.
The love they have for the Arab powers, many of whom, such as Saudi Arabia, are fake friends and covert enemies, comes through very clearly and while Rice and her boss, President Bush, may say to the cameras, over and over, that they support Israel’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, they are completely blind to the real “play”
The REAL “play” involves Russia, Iran, and all the Arab nations in a cabal, a cabal revealed by their comity of action, to challenge the US and undermine our allies, from Georgia through to the Urkain and down to Israel all in a bid to isolate the US in Iraq and control all oil supplies from the Middle East, through Central Asia and the Caucuses, to Russia.
Recently, it was revealed in the Israeli press that Israel has decided to attack Iran, despite the US saying we will not support them in this effort, and the State Department trying to convince Israel that “we can live with a nuclear Iran” and with Israel supplying arms to Georgia through Turkey it begins to appear that some sort of Israeli-Turkish-Georgia-Ukraine Alliance, even if it is informal, is emerging and these allies, thrown into the same pit together, essentially given only lip service by the US, will find ways to act on their own.
Because the State Department, led by Rice, has decided that it is better to “talk, talk” with Russians and Arabs who have greedy, rapacious eyes on US allies, the possibility emerges that a war will occur over which the US will have little to no influence, which will not only be dangerous because it could escalate in unpredictable ways but also because if these allies do manage to fight off their common foes with little or no US military help then they will begin, and this may seem an “out there” possibility, to beleive that they do not need to US at all, reducing America’s stature and influence in a key part of the world.
When or if these allies manage to fight off an attack by their common foes, the US will not be able to easily urge them to accept any cease fires or mediation and, to put it bluntly, nations that may have once loved the US will suddenly hate the US: all thanks to the “talk, talk” surrender policies of Rice’s State Department.
US efforts to try and de-escalate things are only making our Allies doubt our commitment while our enemies are beginning to think the US will not or, worse, cannot stop them from knocking off these vulnerable allies.
Cheese-Eating Surrender Monkey Lingo….
I would define the objective of transformational diplomacy this way: To work with our many partners around the world to build and sustain democratic, well-governed states that will respond to the needs of their people — and conduct themselves responsibly in the international system. Transformational diplomacy is rooted in partnership, not paternalism — in doing things with other people and not for them. We seek to use America’s diplomatic power to help foreign citizens to better their own lives, and to build their own nations, and to transform their own futures. Now, to advance transformational diplomacy all around the world, we in the State Department must rise to answer a new historic calling. We must begin to lay new diplomatic foundations to secure a future of freedom for all people. Like the great changes of the past, the new efforts we undertake today will not be completed tomorrow. Transforming the State Department is the work of a generation. But it is urgent work that cannot be deferred.
– Secretary Rice, January 18, 2006
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