| Hillary’s Libya: The Second Time as Farce
| Saturday, June 04, 2016
|Amidst the welter of commentary on Hillary Clinton’s June 2 foreign policy speech in which she allegedly eviscerated Donald Trump as the most unreliable leader since Caligula (projection?), I couldn’t avoid thinking of Karl Marx’s oft-quoted line from The 18th Brumaire of Louis Napoleon: “History repeats itself, first as tragedy, then as farce.”
I’m no Marxist, but there’s no question the bearded Prussian inadvertently was accurately describing not Trump’s erratic remarks but Hillary Clinton’s actual outrageous actions regarding Libya when writing, in 1852, of Louis-Napoleon’s coup of the previous year.
What Hillary instigated in that North African country, with the obvious acquiescence of Barack Obama, is the most absurd
American foreign policy blunder of my lifetime from which the damaging
fallout (thousands of drowning refugees in recent weeks, a possible ISIS
takeover of that now essentially lawless country, replete with
beheadings of Christians, etc.) is just beginning.
Only our complaisant
media could conclude anything but the obvious -- that the perpetrator
of such a disaster should be totally disqualified as president of the
United States. But let's go back to 2002 or so during the ramp-up
to the Iraq War to see how Hillary's Libya became the "second time as
farce," both tragedy and farce, in this case. Back then Mrs.
Clinton -- unlike Donald Trump, who waffled -- was among the clear
majority of American decision-makers of both political parties who
favored the war.
Many criticize that position now, but in those days
immediately post-9/11 it made considerable sense. Something had to be
done about the Middle East, which was stuck in that other middle (the
Middle Ages or earlier ) when it came to social development and even a
semblance of modernity. Those benighted lands were now bringing their
unremitting primitivism, violently, to our shores. (Unfortunately, they
HT : BCF
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|posted by D.Swami Gwekanandam @ 4:59 PM