Wielding an image of former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell during his infamous "weapons of mass destruction" speech that helped make the case for the U.S. invasion of Iraq, Sacha Llorenti, the Bolivian ambassador to the United Nations, blasted the United States for its unilateral military action against Syria saying it is "vital to remember what history teaches us."
Aagh, who cares what he says; he’s just a beaner from the third world.
The US must protect the children of Syria the way it protects the children of Flint,
It is interesting to see real diplomats at work. Observe the measured tones of Lavrov or Churkin, or any Latin American country, having passion but control and facts, then compare the US types eg 'Power, Rice, Haley, John Bolton(!), Madeleine Albright, chosen to be rude, confrontational and abusing the truth.
“Rude confrontational, and abusing the truth” have been the hallmarks of the most extensive crime syndicate the world has ever seen.
Seventy two hours ago Assad was not the target, the US was going to work with Russia to eliminate ISIS and there was a peace process taking shape. The “opposition” in NW Syria was on the ropes.
Seventy two hours ago Trump was on the outs with Congress and the Media.
Seventy two hours later all that changed.
Of particular note:
Republican Rep. Martha McSally praised the “measured, yet decisive” response, adding the attack showed the critical need for Raytheon’s Tomahawk production in Tucson, within her Ariz. district
At $1.5 million each 60 Tomahawk cruise missiles is a pretty chunk of change, especially if there’s a promise of more to come. Mr. McCain must be pleased too, for all the usual reasons.
VIVA BOLIVIA! Bravo, Llorenti!
Thank you for your sane, sound, diplomatic approach to world affairs!
Did you read the same article that we did?
I saw the Senegalese ambassador get cut off on CNN after the Rus. ambassador was spoke.
Makes we want to look into what the rules are for Bolivia accepting refugees from the US.
I see a pattern here. A Republican elected president even though he lost the popular vote, acts like he has a mandate, and attacks another country. Lots of swagger and bravado, little knowledge and thought. Too much macho and not enough gray matter at work upstairs.
Thanks, Bolivia, for stating the real, ( rather than alternative), facts. There aren’t many countries that will call the U.S. to task. I’m sure they will pay a price.
Didn’t Noam Chomsky predict something like this (US militancy) just last week? Hey, if a president is unpopular, a new war will turn it around!
What is left to wonder is whether the Trump administration will arm and fund the various terrorist groups like the Obama administration did. We’ll know soon enough.
you would do no better with hillary who demanded a “no fly zone’ in the sovereign nation of syria. of course, the US could fly there…”. we are the world"
brava bolivia. now we need all the rest of the world to condemn us and boycott us. this is what it will take and can be done
So nice to hear the words of a sane Statesman, from a civilized country!
Actually, I’m beginning to hate “our way of life”.
Shades of 2001, deja vu all over again.
The point of the whole exercise is to kill people.
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