Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Realpolitik

Hillary Clinton and John Kerry, our immediate past and current secretaries of state, posing with Uzbekistan dictator Islam Karimov who died a few days ago.









These pictures were posted upon Karimov's death by Craig Murray, the former British ambassador to Uzbekistan, who got fired from that job by Tony Blair when he started exposing Karimov's widespread use of torture which included boiling people alive.

Craig Murray is in the news, well not the news but part of it, because he was denied entry to the United States yesterday by our state department. He had been invited here to hand out a whistleblower's award.

Realpolitick by the way is an interesting term. It's an actual German term but is used by our media quite often. It's been used in different ways. It's often used  to say that we do what's right when we can but when it's the national interest we do what we have to. It was originally coined to mean that foreign policy and politics is just about power. Same difference, really, when you subtract the hypocrisy.






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