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Thu Mar 14, 2019, 12:59 AM

US to Cooperate With Nations Regardless of Human Rights Record - Pompeo

The US State Secretary has disclosed the great secret of Polichinelle of US foreign policy: that, as far as international relations are concerned, economic interests always outweigh humanitarian issues.

US 04:13 14.03.2019

The United States will work with any nation in the world as long as it serves American interests, regardless of that nation's human rights record, US State Secretary Mike Pompeo said Wednesday — an unusually straightforward and frank comment on American foreign policy.

"The policy of this administration is to engage with other governments, regardless of their record, if doing so will further US interests," Pompeo said while prefacing of the State Department's annual report on global human rights practices. He added, however, that the State Department recognizes that American interests are best served by nations that respect human rights.

Finding a balance between a pragmatic, realpolitik approach to foreign relations and a self-proclaimed role of global human rights watchdog has been a core problem of US foreign policy for generations, as the reality of international relations demonstrates that the two priorities do not always coincide.

The US' tight ties with Saudi Arabia are probably the most notable example: President Donald Trump struck an enormous $110 billion arms deal with Riyadh, which he, naturally, had to defend after the murder of Saudi dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi. China is another major trade partner of the US, yet Washington continues to criticize Beijing for its treatment of the Uygur population and freedom of speech issues.

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https://sputniknews.com/us/201903141073216088-human-rights-pompeo-interests/

The neocons have eroded every iota of moral high ground this country was once perched upon.

"Shining city on a hill" my ass!

SAD.

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 01:23 AM

1. But we must continue regime change in Venezuela

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Thu Mar 14, 2019, 01:29 AM

2. Prediction: Neocons will fuvk that up too and the result will be turning the entire region's

populace against the US as we have done across the globe, spare the few blood sucking countries that receive $$billions in yearly handouts from the US taxpayers.

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Response to RCW2014 (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 02:36 AM

3. I think you are on to something.

Chinese engineers on the ground, and Russians too, Maduro ain’t going anywhere

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