Monday June 17, 2013
Hillary Clinton--The Mouth that RoaredJoe Clifford Salem-News.com
Mr. Obama should immediately dismiss her for ignorance and language unbecoming a Secretary of State.
(JAMESTOWN, RI) - The main duty of the Secretary of State is to insure peace through the use of diplomacy. Secretaries of State are known to be artful and diplomatic in their conduct with other nations in an attempt to insure that cooler heads prevail and confrontation is avoided.
That being said, Hillary Clinton should be fired, dismissed, or removed from office on the grounds she is the most bombastic Secretary of State the world has ever seen. Diplomacy requires tact, cajoling, persuasive language, and understanding. Clinton has none of these.
The latest outburst of bombastic language from the mouth of Ms. Clinton came a few days ago when she threatened Syria with a “catastrophic assault” that would smash the Syrian State. Real Secretaries of State are peacemakers and negotiators, unlike this one. Ms. Clinton has a long history of speaking, not as the nation’s chief diplomat, but as chief warmonger.
Just last week, the chief peacemaker of the US threatened both Russia and China saying, they will “pay the price” for their position on the Syrian Civil War. Imagine threatening both Russia and China. Perhaps Ms. Clinton should take a quick look at the US debt holdings by China, which would tell her it is not only undiplomatic to threaten China but stupid.
Back in 2008 the mouth that roared, threatened to “obliterate Iran” and suggested using nuclear weapons to do so. Not satisfied, the next year the mouth threatened Iran again, saying, we would attack Iran “the way we did Iraq”.
Still not satisfied in 2010 she threatened Iran with “painful consequences”. Diplomats do not use incendiary language, war makers do.
On her latest stop in Israel Ms. Clinton once again threatened Iran by saying the US would "use all elements of American power" to prevent Iran from developing a nuclear weapon. This implies nuclear devastation and that Iran is developing a nuclear weapon. Strange she would threaten to nuke Iran, if Iran tries to acquire nukes, and even stranger is the lack of one bit of credible evidence that Iran is developing a nuclear weapon.
All 13 of the US intelligence agencies have said there is no nuclear weapons program or any evidence thereof, and the Israeli secret service has come to the same conclusion. Leon Panetta has said there is no nuclear weapons program, as well as the IAEA, which is in charge of the all of the world’s nuclear programs.
No country in the world has been monitored more than Iran, yet not one scrap of evidence has been produced by anyone to prove the existence of a nuclear weapons program, but Hillary is apparently unaware of both what everyone else is saying and the facts. Warmongers use fear and falsehood to cause the tension needed create a war.
While on her latest world jaunt Ms. Clinton made of fool of herself by a displaying unparalleled ignorance, along with language completely inappropriate for a peacemaker, so Mr. Obama should immediately dismiss her for ignorance and language unbecoming a Secretary of State.
Salem-News.com Writer Joe Clifford, lives in historic Jamestown, Rhode Island, and has contributed a number of articles relating to foreign policy to newspapers in the Rhode Island area for years.
He graduated from Providence College where he earned an undergraduate and graduate degree. After a lengthy career as a high school teacher he turned to the study of US foreign policy, and then to writing, as a means of expressing an alternative perspective. His reading and research on foreign policy is broad and extensive, especially as the policy relates to the Middle East. His interest in foreign policy was inspired by the American misadventure in Vietnam. You can write to Joe at this address: firstname.lastname@example.org
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