It must’ve been a strange encounter; Sec. of State Hillary Clinton fielded questions from the House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee, chaired by none other than right-wing dragon lady House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairwoman Republican Ileana Ros-Lehtinen.
It was a truly Orwellian affair, a real meeting of evil shit-filled minds in a system built on terror. Sec. of State Hillary Clinton is no stranger to Orwellian statements, since she makes them all the time – most recently in Pakistan. She did it again, as reported the other day:
“Clinton said that during her trip to Pakistan last week she delivered a clear message to military and civilians leaders that they must act against the militant Haqqani network.
‘I explained that trying to distinguish between so-called good terrorists and bad terrorists is ultimately self-defeating and dangerous,’ she said. ‘No one who targets innocent civilians of any nationality should be tolerated or protected.'”
Oh right, I forgot. The United States – responsible for mass murder and genocide from the beginning of its history until today – sets the standard for decency, morality and respect for human rights. Got it.
Of course, Clinton did just that when Israel launched it brutal assault on Lebanon back in 2006. As the Jewish state rained mass death and destruction down upon Lebanese civilians – with American weapons – then-Sen. Clinton had this to say:
“‘We will stand with Israel because Israel is standing for American values as well as Israeli ones,’ said Mrs. Clinton, who was joined by two dozen political and religious leaders on a stage along 42nd Street.”
Clinton’s words on good terrorists and bad terrorists (is it the same difference between good witches and bad witches?) could just as easily apply to Ros-Lehtinen, since the chairwoman publicly supports the Iranian Mujahideen e-Khalq, a group that’s on the State Dept.’s Foreign Terrorist Organization list, as well as the late Cuban anti-communist terrorist Orlando Bosch:
“In February 1988, Orlando Bosch was arrested in Miami and implicated in the 1976 plot to blow up Cubana Flight 455, a terrorist act that killed 73 passengers. Joe D. Whitley, the associate U.S. attorney general at the time, called Bosch ‘a terrorist, unfettered by laws or human decency, threatening and inflicting violence without regard to the identity of his victims.’ Bosch, however, had the distinct advantage of having Ros-Lehtinen make advocating for his release one of the cornerstones of her 1989 congressional campaign. Bosch had another advantage: Ros-Lehtinen’s campaign manager was Jeb Bush, President George H.W. Bush’s son. In 1990, after lobbying by Jeb Bush and Ros-Lehtinen, the Bush administration went against the Justice Department’s recommendation to deport Bosch and authorized his release. Since then, Bosch has become a permanent resident of the United States.”
Clinton, for her part, declared that the Castro regime should go; no mention of the U.S. harboring terrorists like Bosch or any accusations that Ros-Lehtinen herself is a supporter of terrorism. But why should she? They both support terrorism in the name of opposing terrorism. That’s the old-new standard the system sets for the rest of the world.