WHY DID THE USA DISPENSE WITH DIPLOMACY?
No toleration is to be sought, only elimination.
You may have noticed that the mode of communication employed by the USA in regard to the nations it has targeted for regime change has a certain tone to it.
It resembles the patronizing mode of address often heard from particularly haughty teachers to some pupil who has offended his or her sense of what’s right and proper.
No debate is expected, the naughty schoolboy or girl is meant to stand or sit, head bowed, and simply take their medicine before mending their ways.
At the end of the condemnation period a demand arrives from on high where future obedience to the higher authority and compliance with all its implied strictures must be seen in all future behavior.
The child (or nation) is expected to mend his or her ways... or else further punishment will be inflicted, as implied by the manner in which the demands for obedience is constantly voiced.
Threats of consequences in other words, where the target of these strictures has been found unequivocally guilty and should be under notice that he or she is under close observation.
So where does the USA get off in assuming the manner of such a haughty teacher disciplining an unruly or naughty child?
Why do the political and media elites of the USA think this is appropriate?
As you will have no doubt guessed this all stems from the concept American elites have of they and their country being exceptionally blessed in God’s eyes, of having the great good fortune of having devised the very best way to behave in every circumstance.
This concept can be stretched very far. It allows immunity to do many things other nations would be criticized to high heaven for.
Just picture the following scenario:
China has in the last six months essentially obliterated an entire Middle East country and then sent in its troops invading it and killing over one hundred thousand of its citizens. Based on grounds later found to be mistaken or manipulated for certain geopolitical interests.
Then, despite the death and destruction wrought by it based on a false prospectus China says it has the moral high ground and therefore the right to point fingers at others saying THEY are “bad actors”.
Do you think the world would simply shrug and hardly mention what was done to that Middle East nation?
But because the USA and its allies do it, it’s as if it never really happened and if it did it wasn’t so bad really and in fact it was perfectly justified.
If you listen to George W. Bush, Anthony Blair and any others involved in the unsanctioned and illegal war on Iraq you would hear some variation of these excuses or attempts at full justification.
The USA takes upon itself the aura of infallibility despite all appearances, facts, obvious crimes against humanity and a clear penchant for historical aggression to the contrary.
Western elites have special blinkers, filters and blindfolds at the ready to festoon themselves with when it comes to the USA. The three highly diplomatic monkeys come to mind.
‘SEE NO EVIL. HEAR NO EVIL. SPEAK NO EVIL.’
This is the kind of diplomacy the elites of the USA like best of course.
Mass murder with no trial, robbery, arson and destruction of public property, kidnapping and torture. All conveniently re-labeled as something else entirely so that no one notices or remarks or calls any of it into question.
When you conceive yourself to be global cop, judge, jury and executioner... how can you, the highest authority on everything possible be guilty of anything? It simply does not compute as Mr Spock would say.
There are many fine Americans who question this attitude. But equally there are just as many if not more who do not.
And since 9/11 this attitude almost reaches the kind of careless words used by a certain proportion of Americans when Iraq was being put through the wringer:
“Kill ‘em all and let God sort them out.”
The Old Testament God was invoked time and time again in this message imbued with the ethos spoken of above, that of cop, judge, jury and executioner. When you conceive yourself to be the avenger and acting with a righteous vengeance there is hardly any limit beyond which you hold yourself accountable.
You are the infallible destroyer. You are the above the law enforcer and deliverer of whatever fate you wish to bring down upon your chosen target and if anyone should dare criticize you... then that person is certainly an agent of the enemy.
So diplomacy in the elite American mind... agreements, dialogue, discussion, debate, arbitration, talks... why would you bother? You have found these people guilty.
So you deliver a demand. And if that demand is not met you deliver a threat or immediate punishment. For you are a law unto to yourself. No other opinion, point of view, explanation, excuse or evidence of any kind can possibly be valid.
For you have decided what is good, what is right, what are facts and what they are not, you, in your high and mighty position have decreed what will be. It only remains for those others, those lesser mortals, those demons in human form, those enemies and bad agents to comply.
There are no questions requiring answers. You have decided, and now all must listen to your holy words of command at the criminals over there... while pointing a finger still dripping with the blood of millions.
Why would diplomacy be necessary for God’s sake?
This attitude is why I believe the elites of the USA have dispensed with diplomacy.