Tom Malinowski, ex of Human Rights Watch, on normalising the unthinkable.

Malinowki was recently confirmed as the Obama administration’s Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor.

He had previously been Washington Director at Human Rights Watch, and before thathe served as Senior Director on the National Security Council at the White House, where he oversaw the drafting of President Clinton’s foreign policy speeches and strategic communications efforts around the world. From 1994 to 1998 he was a speechwriter for Secretaries of State Warren Christopher and Madeleine Albright, and member of the Policy Planning Staff at the Department of State’.

Given the guy is quite clearly a card carrying Democrat politician, it is perhaps unsurprising that he used – some might say abused –  his role in Human Rights Watch to drum up support for Obama regime policies, including, quite disgracefully, the bombing of Libya and certain forms of rendition.

Malinowski has recently joined Twitter, and is already giving us some examples of his tawdry U.S. exceptionalism, and demonstrating why he should be totally disqualified from ever being employed by an organisation like Human Rights Watch.

On April 25th, he said in regards to the Russian invasion of Crimea (read from the bottom up): Fair enough, you might say. I’m sure the Russian state does indeed employ propaganda, designed to fool Russians into supporting brutal and amoral policies and politicians. And yet only hours earlier, he had been welcomed to Twitter by an old friend:

As U.S. Secretary of State in 1996, Albright went on T.V. news and openly said that she thought the killing of 500’000 Iraqi children was ‘worth it’ in the course of pursuing U.S. strategic goals. She was of course referring to deaths caused by a sanctions regime on Iraq which even some of the people who had been overseeing it described as ‘genocidal‘.  And this is a person whose ‘example’ human rights champion Tom Malinowski thinks should be ‘followed’.

‘Black is white, up is down, and . . . 2+2 may equal 5’ indeed, Mr Malinowski.

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One Response to Tom Malinowski, ex of Human Rights Watch, on normalising the unthinkable.

  1. carlo says:

    I would have thought that the sentence on the media lying so much as to lull readers into idiocy referred to the American press, particularly the NYT.

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