CNN rolled out the old war horse Madeleine Albright on Tuesday to push the Putin conspiracy angle on the DNC leak.
— New Day (@NewDay) July 27, 2016
Albright told the convention Donald Trump had “already done damage” to American foreign policy “just by running for president.” She said defeating Trump would represent a defeat for Putin and the Russians.
“Putin is eager to see Trump win, and that should worry every American,” she said. “Take it from someone who fled the Iron Curtain—I know what happens when you give the Russians a green light.”
Secretary of Hate
The damage inflicted by Albright when she was “Secretary of Hate,” as Bob Djurdjevic characterized her time at the State Department, is almost incalculable.
In 1998, as Bill Clinton unleashed cruise missiles on Iraq, murdering dozens of civilians in response to Saddam Hussein thumbing his nose at the United Nations, Albright declared: “If we have to use force, it is because we are America. We are the indispensable nation. We stand tall. We see farther into the future.”
In 2013, she admitted the bombing of Yugoslavia by her boss was illegal, but decided it was fair. Clinton teamed up with NATO in 1999 and conducted 38,400 sorties, including 10,484 strike sorties, in a terror bombing campaign that lasted 78 days and destroyed infrastructure, commercial buildings, schools, health institutions, media houses and cultural monuments.
In addition to convincing Clinton to bomb Yugoslavia with depleted uranium and cluster munitions to force Slobodan Milošević to sign the Rambouillet peace accord, she pushed to send US troops to Bosnia, according to the recollection of then Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff, Colin Powell.
Hillary Clinton celebrated the illegal attack. In October 2000, The New York Times reported Clinton “cited American involvement in Bosnia and Kosovo as examples of foreign engagements she favored on moral and strategic grounds.” Clinton urged her husband to bomb Yugoslavia without congressional approval and said what “do we have NATO for if not to defend our way of life?”
NATO also defended the way of life of the Kosovo Liberation Army, a terrorist gang of ethnic Albanian separatists. The KLA effort for an independent Kosovo supported by Albright and the United States encouraged similar terrorist groups in the Balkans, the Middle East, and Russia. The Kosovo precedent was responsible for inspiring Chechen terrorists in Russia and the murder of scores of Russian citizens.
Career Achievement: 500,000 Dead Children
Albright’s crowning achievement, however, was the murder of half a million Iraqi children under a brutal and medieval sanctions regime imposed on the country by the United States and the United Nations.
“We have heard that a half million children have died. I mean, that’s more children than died in Hiroshima. And, you know, is the price worth it?” asked Lesley Stahl of 60 Minutes asked Albright in 1996.
“I think this is a very hard choice, but the price—we think the price is worth it,” Albright responded.
On Tuesday, the war criminal Albright warmed up the crowd for Bill Clinton, described at the time of the Yugoslavia bombing raid by Edward Herman as the world’s “leading active war criminal.”
The crowd was clueless about the magnitude of the crimes committed—and those to be committed if Hillary Clinton wins. The corporate media once again failed to note the complicity of Albright and Clinton in mass murder and crimes against humanity, preferring instead to dwell on the alleged DNC hacking by Vladimir Putin, an accusation without definitive evidence that is now passed off as a fait accompli.