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Crimea Worse Than Iraq?

March 28, 2014

In a sense, yes. I already said this. Obama repeated it in Brussels:

“Even in Iraq, America sought to work within the international system,” said the commander-in-chief in a major foreign policy speech at the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels. “We did not claim or annex Iraq’s territory. We did not grab its resources for our own gain.”

Obama, of course, knows much better than that. The case the USA made before the U.N. was a insult to the world, built on fake intelligence, wishful thinking, children cartoon, unreal biology, and outright bullshit. It was delivered by Colin Powell because, as Dick Cheney put it eloquently, Powell could lose a couple of points off his poll numbers.

Yet, the point had to be made that Putin is worse. To the rage of pseudo-leftists. Yet, excitation is not always smart politically.

Obama said what he said, about Iraq, because he had to make a crucial point… And everybody knows he is on the record against the Bush war in Iraq, as a Senator.

“Even in Iraq, America sought to work within the international system.” True. France warned Bush and his minions not to go to the UNSC again, because they would be vetoed out in a special way that would remove the vague authorization from the UNSC they had.

“We did not claim or annex Iraq’s territory.” True.

“We did not grab its resources for our own gain.”
It would have been a violation of the Geneva Convention.

Although I was fanatically against the Iraq war, especially its second phase, under Bush, and although I think war crimes trials ought to be held against Bush and company, and although I have been furiously critical of my friend Obama, I can understand why he had to say what he said about Iraq.

It’s a question of context. It’s a point that had to be made. I made it on my own site, a while ago.

Because it’s the truth. As Dante noticed, there are various circles of hell. That’s all Obama said.

And so it is true that the first annexation of a piece of a country since 1938 is a whole new game. It simply did not happen again… Wait…Actually that last successful ethnic cleansing and annexation, before Crimea, was Stalin’s ethnic cleansing and annexation of ancient East Prussia.

Do I see a pattern? Maybe it’s a habit?

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