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Trump Admin to World: Your Human Rights Record Doesn't Matter So Long As We Get Ours

Trump Admin to World: Your Human Rights Record Doesn't Matter So Long As We Get Ours

Andrea Germanos, staff writer

President Donald Trump's State Department was remarkably candid in its annual human rights report.

"The policy of this administration is to engage with other governments, regardless of their record, if doing so will further U.S. interests," Secretary of State Mike Pompeo writes in the preface to the report. The document, formally called the Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2018, was released on Wednesday.

How is seeing this in ‘black and white’ going to make one bit of difference?

And why is the Trump admin singled out on this topic? Or is it only worth pointing out our support for dictators when Repubs do it?

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"…so long as you have a fat wallet."

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First of all, the House of Saud is an ally of the Rothschilds and has been since WW 1 .Which is probably why Israel is allied with Saud and why Jerod Kushner has a special relationship with that most regrettable dictatorship, since Kushner is the liaison for the “philo-Semitic Adolf Hitler” in the White House.

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Per Mike Pompeo—as long as US interests are paramount… LOL, o.k. it seems to me Mr. Pompeo, that you are taking this nation in the wrong direction----so will you be offing your self?

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We don’t care if you bomb babies as long as you buy the bombs from us.

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It makes me wonder if Mike is sending this message to the American people, not the world.

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This is nothing new. Human rights have never been a guiding principle for this country’s foreign policy, unless, of course, we need to bomb the shit out of a country for “humanitarian” reasons.

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These dirty deals have been going on for decades. The only difference is that it is now more than ever out in the open that the usa doesn’t care about anything except profits for 1%. Those are the only ‘interests’ our government has.

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Trump and his band of merry morons at work.

This is nothing new just more blatant and up front; the US, and particularly the CIA, prefers autocratic right wing governments that keep a firm boot on the neck of labor. Profits are our most important product.

Fifteen of the 19 hijackers were Saudi citizens:

The US definition of " friendly " government has nothing to do with democracy or human rights, but only by how many jets,bombs, tanks and guns you buy from US companies !

3,000 Americans murdered on 9/11 and after all this time no one has been held accountable! What a travesty!

Yeah right, nobody criticized the Democratic Party for SE Asia. Not saying that the corporately owned politicos of both parties don’t have the blood of millions on their hands but you gotta admit that, of late, Democrats inherit more quagmires than they start.

Iraq was held accountable. They didn’t have anything to do with 9/11 but when did that ever matter?

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I’m not sure what a badge of honor it is for dems to inherit more quagmires than they start when they voted unanimously (except for Barbara Lee) to approve the AUMF in 2001 and it’s been used to attack seven countries since then.

Oh, and in Obama’s last year in office, his admin dropped 26,000 bombs on seven countries.

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Hi SkepticTank… true that and LOL on that president’s name because… when you say it, there is the sound of BOMB…oh the irony, Mr. Peace Prize.

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