Friday, February 22, 2008

Revenge and hypocrisy
Writes James Elliott:
I just saw the headlines on the Serbian ‘storming’ of the US Embassy in Belgrade. This was not done to the French Embassy, because the French did not bomb Serbia beginning on their highest holy day, Orthodox Easter, the way the US did under the enlightened ‘genocide’-halting foreign policy of the Clinton/Albright administration, and we have the audacity to ask the UN to be incensed for us over this issue now! Blowback strikes again.
UPDATE from Daniel:
This is priceless, though. The height of chutzpah:
‘I am outraged by the mob attack against the US embassy in Belgrade’, Zalmay Khalilzad told reporters, adding he would seek condemnation by the UN Security Council. ‘The embassy is sovereign US territory. The government of Serbia has a responsibility under international law to protect diplomatic facilities, particularly embassies.’
Daniel, you are right; the US is never short of chutzpah. It felt free to bomb Belgrade, of course, and the Chinese embassy too, in its war of aggression against Serbia. But then, international law is only for non-hegemonistas.
From the LRC blog.

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