A Magazine of American Culture
Vol. 23, No. 5, May 1999
ON THE BRINK OF MADNESS
By Bob Djurdjevic
(Please note that this column was written in February 1999)
A lame duck President? To suggest that this is Bill Clinton's condition is be unkind to handicapped fowl. He and his cohorts seem to be on the brink of madness. The Clinton administration's domestic policy moves are haunted by the ghosts of the impeachment process. Their foreign policy is non-existent, as they stumble like drunkards from pillar to post - from one manufactured crisis to another.
Take the latest debacle, for example. With a single stroke of its diplomatic pen, China blocked the deployment of the U.N. troops in Macedonia on Thursday (Feb. 25), sending the 350 American troops packing, a part of the 1,100-member U.N. "peacekeeping" force which has been in Macedonia since June 1993. The reason for China's U.N. Security Council veto? FRY Macedonia, a struggling Balkan state, invented by George Soros and his globalist State Department pals after the Cold War despite Greece's objections, recently went for a cash-for-embassy deal. It took $1 billion from Taiwan in return for diplomatic recognition. "No go," said the Red Chinese, as they promptly broke off diplomatic relations with Macedonia. Taiwan is worth much more to them.
And so, Washington ended up with another diplomatic egg on its face. The Chinese government effectively terminated the deployment of the U.S. troops, among others. The Clinton administration lamely said that the American troops may stay in Macedonia, but under a different flag. Who knows, maybe even the "Stars and Stripes?"
Michael New, the American soldier who refused to serve in Macedonia under the U.N. "Blue," is probably having a good chuckle right about now. It took the Chinese Red to get the U.N. Blue out, and the American Red-White-and-Blue in.
Not a bad turn of events, however bizarre. Except, of course, that no foreign troops have any business being in a sovereign country, like FRY Macedonia. Especially, since there has never been a war there, and therefore, no need for "peacekeepers." In other words, the U.N. Blue was merely a fig leaf covering the planned intervention in the neighboring Serbian province of Kosovo.
Now that China has stripped that fig leaf away, and with the NATO "extraction force" (for Kosovo observers) already in Macedonia, the whole world can see that the Macedonia deployment has been all along a preamble to an eventual NATO occupation of Kosovo. And that the upcoming act of aggression against a sovereign country and a founding U.N. member (Yugoslavia), is not some sort of a spontaneous Clinton administration's reaction to some real or made-for-TV massacre blamed on the Serbs. It is a part of the long-term New World Order strategy to snag this part of Serbia away.
Meanwhile, Clinton administration's desperate efforts to sell yet another war to the American people is sometimes producing absurd results. Such as the following clip from a CBS Radio Feb. 25 news broadcast: "50percent of Americans in a poll do not know where to find Kosovo on a map; 54percent favor sending US troops there."
So what are to conclude from the above? That 54 percent of Americans favor shooting first, aiming later? That the other 46 percent of Americans would also send US troops to Kosovo, if only they could find it on a map? That the 4 percent of Americans (54 percent minus 50 percent) would send US troops anywhere, even if the place is not on any map? That NWO pollsters cannot compute, but they can lie?
The New World Order types have never been too perturbed by their mathematical deficiencies. If it doesn't compute; change the rules until it does, seems to be their solution to most problems. And this sometimes works, too. In dumbed-down nations. And sometimes it doesn't. As in the case of Macedonia, where the best laid plans of NWO mice and men... seem to have been set back by Beijing.
The Clinton administration's reaction was uncharacteristically swift. "One year after saying China had improved its human rights record, the Clinton administration today issued one of its harshest condemnations of Beijing to-date, and described some of the most serious human rights violations in recent years," the New York Times reported today (Feb. 27) in a front page story.
Funny thing, this sudden discovery of Beijing's multi-year human rights abuses, and the public disclosure by the U.S. government - one day after China's U.N. veto. You don't suppose that had something to do with Macedonia, do you?
So now that we know that the center of the universe is shifting from Washington to Beijing, why don't we just outsource our entire foreign policy establishment to China? At least based on the Macedonia example, the U.S. taxpayers may be better off.
China's action has made it all too clear who is really wagging the Clinton administration's tail. And it raises an interesting question: Why don't we "outsource" our foreign policy establishment to China? Based on what's happening in Macedonia, at least the U.S. taxpayers may be better off.
Fewer Americans would risk their lives in foreign adventures, and fewer taxpayers' dollars would be spent on overseas deployments (e.g., two billion dollars per year on Bosnia, and perhaps another two billion dollars annually on the planned Kosovo force).
And our national security wouldn't be more compromised than it is today, since our government officials, from Henry Kissinger onward, have been spilling the beans to the Chinese anyway.
The Chinese would also be better off, since they would not have to waste their money on buying the U.S. politicians.
Finally, Americans' prestige in the world would rise. With our foreign policy being conducted out of Beijing, there would be fewer stupid statements or moves attributed to American officials, which make the rest of us seem like morons, too.
Bob Djurdjevic heads up Annex Research (www.djurdjevic.com) and Truth in Media (www.truthinmedia.org).
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