Monday, February 4, 2013

This Year’s 49th Munich Security Conference requires reference to the one held in 2007.

This Year’s 49th Munich Security Conference requires reference to the one held in 2007.

 In 2007, Russian President Vladimir Putin took full advantage (of the Munich Security Conference). He pulled no punches. He sharply criticized US foreign policy. He called it:

very dangerous (in its) uncontained hyper-use of force - military force - in international relations, force that is plunging the world into an abyss of permanent conflicts." (US imperialism, he stressed), "overstepped its national borders in every way.

Unilateral illegal actions have not resolved any single problem. They have become a hotbed of further conflicts.

We are seeing increasing disregard for the fundamental principles of international law....No one feels safe! Because no one can feel that international law is like a stone wall that will protect them.

Of course, such a policy stimulates an arms race. The dominance of force inevitably encourages a number of countries to acquire weapons of mass destruction.

Putin also addressed a "unipolar world." He called it one "in which there is one master, one sovereign. And at the end of the day, this is pernicious not only for all those within this system, but also for the sovereign itself because it destroys itself from within." He added that "We are constantly being taught about democracy. But for some reason those who teach us do not want to learn themselves."

America deplores democracy at home and abroad. It prioritizes unchallenged dominance. It demands what it says goes. Russia supports peace, not war. It favors diplomatic conflict resolution.

The more you get to know Vladimir Putin, the more you should like him. You can debase Russia and China all you want, but they have not assassinated state leaders, create genocide across Asia, the Middle-East and Africa, destabilized national governments, infested the financial and monetary markets with utter corruption, or used its citizens as guinea pigs in every scientific, military or economic lab test. The truth, just like Buckley’s, may be hard to swallow, but you will feel better the next day. America, you have major house cleaning to perform - start with the President, past Presidents and then work your way down, all the way down.

Thank you,
Joseph Pede

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