Regular Hilo Peace Vigil participant and political pontificator, Danny H.C. Li said “The so-called Debate on Foreign Policy (between Democrat/Republican Presidential contenders) never took place… Instead, it was closer to a congenial love-fest that celebrated the role of U.S. Imperial ‘regime change’ Militarism. Barack “O-bomber” and “Romnesia” Mitt took turns in narrating a fairy tale of how ‘American leadership’ has brought democracy across the Middle East. But neither Pentagon mouthpieces dared mention the million of innocent Iraqi civilians that were killed by an illegal American Invasion and thousands of Afghan women & children were blown to smithereens by U.S. drones since 2008…On just about every single crucial foreign policy, there is complete bi-partisan support for the Wall Street-Pentagon ruling elite’s aggressive “Full Spectrum Dominance” program over the Planet. Blind support for Israel? Check! Massive military aid for repressive sheikdoms like Bahrain and Saudi Arabia? Check! Unsubstantiated wild claims of Iranian development of nukes? Check! Increased funding to America’s already bloated Dept. of Offense? Check! Increased use of drones and JSOC assassination teams on 3 continents? Check! A “Pivot to the Pacific” with thinly-veiled military alliances to choke off China’s sea lanes? Check!…”
Refreshing alternative views were the comments of Presidential Green Party candidate Dr. Jill Stein and Justice Party candidate Rocky Anderson on Monday reported by Raw Story. http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/10/23/jill-stein-criticizes-u-s-slave-like-mentality-toward-israel/ Dr. Stein blasted both major-party candidates for having a “slave-like” mentality toward Israel. For his part, Anderson seized on a remark commonly attributed to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad about wiping Israel “off the map.” “He never said it,” Anderson said. “He referred to the regime in Israel one day being ‘on the dustbin of history.’ It is a misinterpretation, and it is so warmongering of both of these candidates to talk about how they will basically blow Iran away…” Watch Anderson and Stein’s remarks, posted by Democracy Now on You Tube Tuesday
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