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Demonstrate against Madeleine Albright at USC -- Tuesday

by Stop the War Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2001 at 3:00 AM

Come out and demonstrate against Clinton's Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, Tuesday 5:30pm at USC -- raise your voice for peace! Below is a catalog of some of Secretary Albright's more incendiary warmongering comments.

DEMO against Madeleine Albright.


WHERE: USC CAMPUS. In the middle of campus in front of the Tommy Trojan Statue

TIME: 5:30 PM

** Bring your voice, drums, music, and art

This is an urgent call for people to come and demonstrate against Madeleine Albright on Tuesday Oct. 9 at 5:30pm. She will be speaking at USC and there will hopefully be a big demonstration against her on the USC campus. If you don't know she was Clinton's Secretary of State who implemented the continued bombing and sanctions on Iraq. She said when asked about killing hundreds of thousands of Iraqi children to protect U.S. (read Exxon/Mobil) interests in Iraq, "It was worth it." She is a warmonger (if you want proof of this, read below), and anyone who is opposed to the current war should come out and demonstrate.

Madeleine Albright, ethically challenged

1)"Asked if it is not hypocritical to punish Burma for human rights violations while refraining from sanctions on China for similar actions, Albright replied, 'We have consistent principles andflexible tactics'."{1) The same "flexible tactics" (English translation: hypocrisy) are evident in the policies embraced by Albright toward Cuba, Libya, Iraq, et al, as opposed to the policies toward Turkey, Indonesia, Mexico, Peru, and Colombia.

2) Television interview, "60 Minutes", May 12, 1996:

Lesley Stahl, speaking of US sanctions against Iraq: "We have heard that a half million children have died. I mean, that's more children than died in Hiroshima. And -- and you know, is the price worth it?"Madeleine Albright: "I think this is a very hard choice, but the price -- we think the price is worth it."

2}At the Town Hall in Columbus, Ohio, Feb. 18, 1998, Ms. Albright was moved to declare: "I am willing to make a bet to anyone here that we care more about the Iraqi people than Saddam Hussein does." Though her logic may escape us, she may yet have some DNA molecules for compassion. On May 21 she signed an agreement between the U.S. and six Latin American countries to protect dolphins, declaring: "This is one of the strongest agreements ever negotiated to conserve marine life."

3) Albright in Guatemala, talking to a group of impoverishedchildren: "Why would [I] and the United States care about what is happening here? The reason is we are all one family and when one part of our family is not happy or suffers, we all suffer."{3}

Thus speaketh the leading foreign policy officer of the country directly responsible for bringing more than 40 years of poverty, torture, death squads, massacres and disappeared people to Guatemala, without even a hint of apology or restitution, ever.

4) "To a student who asked [Albright] whether the United States was not spending too much of its resources on being the world's policeman and too little on more pressing domestic concerns, Albright asked him in return to estimate what share of the federal budget goes to foreign policy. When he guessed 15 or 20 percent, Albright pounced.

'It's 1 percent, 1 percent of the entire budget,' Albright said." Her reply was conspicuously disingenuous. At best, she was referring to the budget of only the State Department, concealing what everyone knows, even the teenage student she browbeat -- US foreign policy expenditures must include the Defense Department, the CIA, the National Security Agency, and a host of other government agencies. Together they consume more than 50 percent of the budget.

5) In February 1996, as UN ambassador, Albright reacted with righteous indignation against the Cuban pilots who expressed satisfaction after shooting down two planes of Cubans from Florida which were headed toward Cuba. "This one won't mess around any more," one of the pilots is reported to have exclaimed. "I was struck by the joy of these pilots in committing cold-blooded murder," Albright said, accusing the Cuban pilots of "cowardice".What, one may ask, does she think of the American pilots who, while bombing and strafing helpless retreating Iraqis in 1991, exclaimed: "we toasted him" ... "we hit the jackpot" ... "a turkey shoot" ... "shooting fish in a barrel" ... "basically just sitting ducks" ... "There's just nothing like it. It's the biggest Fourth of July show you've ever seen, and to see those tanks just `boom', and more stuff just keeps spewing out of them ... they just become white hot. It's wonderful."

6) On October 8, 1997, in announcing the designation of 18 additional foreign political organizations as terrorist-supporting groups, Secretary of State Albright declared that she wanted to help make the United States a "no support for terrorism zone". It could be suggested that if the Secretary were truly committed to this goal, instead of offering her usual lip service, she should begin at home -- the anti-Castro community in Miami, collectively, is one of the longest-lasting and most prolific terrorist organizations in the world. Over the years they've carried out hundreds of bombings, shootings, and murders, blown up an airplane, killing 73 people, fired a bazooka at the United Nations, and much, much more. But Madame Albright will not lift a finger against them.The State Department designates Cuba as one of the states which harbors terrorists. The United States can well be added to that list.

7) At the fabricated "Town Hall" meeting (in which the officials came not to listen, but to tell) held in Columbus, Ohio, February 18, 1998, concerning Iraq, Albright was heckled and asked critical, and perhaps uncomfortable, questions. At one point, her mind and her integrity could come up with no better response than to make something up: "I am really surprised," she declared, "that people feel that it is necessary to defend the rights of Saddam Hussein." At another point, a besieged Albright was moved to yell: "We are the greatest country in the world!" Patriotism is indeed the last refuge of a scoundrel, though her words didn't quite have the ring of "Deutschland

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