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John Chuckman

COMMENT POSTED TO AN ARTICLE BY DAVID USBORNE IN THE INDEPENDENT

 

“Donald Trump’s dangerous flattery of foreign dictators shows how little he cares about human rights”

Trump’s?

Where has the author been? Travelling in deep space?

America’s friends abroad for decades have included the likes of Ceausescu’s Romania, the Shah’s Iran, Diem’s South Vietnam, Thieu’s South Vietnam, Pinochet’s Chile, the House of Saud, Mubarak’s Egypt, Occupying Israel, Marcos’s Philippines, the totally-crooked PRI in Mexico (for over 70 years), the former junta in Argentina, the absolute monarchs of Bahrain and Kuwait and Oman, and on and on.

Morals and values and ethics never count in American foreign policy.

Never, although a great wall of meaningless words to the contrary is constantly under repair and extension by Washington’s army of PR flacks.

The only thing that counts for this throbbing imperial power is: are you with us or against us?

Always.

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