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Clinton’s Cautious Words for Bahrain

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Posted on Feb 17, 2011
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After the White House let Bahrain know on Wednesday that its friends in the American government would be watching the protests over there “very closely,” Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made good on that advance notice by expressing the administration’s concern about the outbreak of violence amid demonstrations in the Middle Eastern nation.  —KA

AFP via Google News:

She added: “I stressed the need to seriously engage all sectors of society in a constructive, consultative dialogue to meet the way forward in accordance with the aspirations of the people.

“And there have been reform steps taken which we want to see continued, we want to see strengthened,” she said.

“We call on restraint from the government to keep its commitment to hold accountable those who have utilized excessive force against peaceful demonstrators,” Clinton said.

Bahrain’s military deployed armored vehicles in the center of the capital Manama and vowed to restore order Thursday after a violent police raid on anti-regime protesters left four people dead and scores wounded.

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PatrickHenry's avatar

By PatrickHenry, February 19, 2011 at 7:09 pm Link to this comment

If Hillary was smart, ah forget it.

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By PatrickHenry, February 18, 2011 at 10:16 pm Link to this comment

Is it my imagination or is Hillary is threatening, warning or cautioning countries and their people on the other side of the world.

Time for Hillary to retire and get some new younger thinking in the state department.

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By berniem, February 18, 2011 at 6:42 pm Link to this comment

This current administration is every bit as repressive and anti-democratic as the previous bush/cheney regime! I am truly sickened by my supidity in having believed in and voted for Obama and the democratic party. I’m afraid that in the election of 2012 my choices will be restricted to the neo-fascists and our latter day version of the Weimar Republic!

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By Big B, February 18, 2011 at 5:14 pm Link to this comment

Just think, we all used to believe that Hillary’s job was to be bad cop to Slick Willy’s good. Little did we know (well, I knew) that she truely is a bad cop. But then again, she wasn’t hired by Barry to hand out milk and cookies. She was hired to play Rudolph Hess in this twisted re-enactment of Hitlers Follies.

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By Alan MacDonald, February 18, 2011 at 3:05 pm Link to this comment

Now that the American people have seen Hillary’s performance at GW University in Ray McGovern’s beating, she should not be allowed to appear anywhere in the US without turning our individual AND MEDIA backs on this fascist pig.

Hillary is a Nazi, lying for the corporate/financial/militarist EMPIRE which IS this ‘Vichy’ government infecting America, like a cancer.

Shameful lack of mention by MSM of Ray McGovern’s beating by Hillary’s jack-booted SS thugs.

This can not be ignored anymore than the Nazis’ Krystalnacht.

Clinton out NOW!

Clinton out NOW!

Just like Mubarak—- this criminal Clinton must be GO NOW.

Obama will HAVE TO remove Hillary—- she will never be able to make a speech in America again, because the people will not stand for it. Actually, they will stand every time, like McGovern, with their backs turned to her.

Obama will expose himself as the ‘smooth talking’ political pawn of EMPIRE if/when they try the normal (Empire) “crisis management” propaganda sh*t of trying to blame and remove the low level SS security thugs, and claim that Hillary could do nothing about it.

The b*tch could and should have, using the power invested in her sorry ass, told the security thugs, “Stop that. He’s an American citizen. You can’t treat Americans like that!”

But sub-Fuhrer Hillary didn’t do that. In fact, if the video is carefully reviewed it is very likely that Hillary looked toward her security force when she saw McGovern stand, as if to say, “Get that prick”—- and they did! In other words, Hillary probably gave the eye signal, the nod, the commander’s stare to order, “Get Him, Hurt Him, Make him disappear”.

Alan MacDonald
Sanford, Maine
“Democracy over Empire” party headquarters

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By BarbieQue, February 18, 2011 at 2:12 pm Link to this comment

@voiceofreason: “The public option wasn’t even on the table. hmmmm”

Max Baucus had single payer advocates *arrested* at a *hearing*

The Democrats are the party that *ARRESTS* Doctors and Nurses at a HEARING.

http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/20090513_baucus_raucous_caucus/

“We need more police.”—Max Baucus

If the (R)epublicans had done that some people that call themselves “democrats” would have been outraged even now. But since it was their guy who reversed a campaign promise about mandates and had doctors arrested, it’s not a big deal.

Obama even got most of the party to go along with mandates, the Romney (R) plan.

It would be funny if it wasn’t so sad.

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“Who are you and what do you want?”
Londo Mollari

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By voiceofreason, February 18, 2011 at 12:57 pm Link to this comment

“I stressed the need to seriously engage all sectors of society in a constructive,
consultative dialogue to meet the way forward in accordance with the
aspirations of the people.

Okay let me see, the Huffington Post reported in June of 2009 that 72% of
people preferred a public option. By August it was 77%. The public option
wasn’t even on the table. hmmmm

59% wanted the Bush tax cuts for the top 2% to expire

I guess engaging with all sectors of society is good enough for them.

Go Wisconsin!!!

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By Steve E, February 18, 2011 at 6:14 am Link to this comment

How comforting of her, “by expressing the administrations concerns” , this coming
from one of the oligarchy’s head facilitators and pompous ass.

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By Robert, February 18, 2011 at 1:51 am Link to this comment

Ray McGovern Discusses Brutal Arrest at Secretary Clinton’s Internet Freedom Speech


When Secretary Clinton walked into the room, the audience rose and applauded before sitting back down. All but Ray McGovern, just as he had done hundreds of times before in the Catholic church without incident. McGovern described what happened next.

  “It was my symbolic way of saying not everybody agrees with her. I turned my back to her and stood [silently]. When she came in I not only remained standing but I turned my back to her.”


This time things were very different. Ray commented, “I didn’t think that would get me roughed up and arrested for disorderly conduct.”

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Hillary’s arrogance is so damn transparent…I just wonder what Bill is up to these days; especially, when Hillary seems to be out of town often…Hmmm!!!

Click on link to watch video & details:

http://www.opednews.com/articles/Ray-McGovern-Assaulted-Bl-by-Rob-Kall-110217-781.html

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By rollzone, February 17, 2011 at 10:59 pm Link to this comment

hello. is there anyone else whom seriously wants her
to go back to boozing it up and dancing? what
happened at WhiteWater-ClintonGate, and why did so
many colleagues of the Clinton regime die? this
progressive woman, whom was unable to satisfy the
President of the United States, needs a muzzle now.
this behavior is embarrassing. i do not doubt the
accuracy of the previous comment. she has no right
seriously calling for other governments, to act
according to her wishes. even her political role
posturing, pretending she has any legitimate voice
over other governments, is tasteless and appalling.

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By Weniger Gottquatsch, February 17, 2011 at 6:03 pm Link to this comment

As Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gave her speech at George Washington University yesterday, condemning governments that arrest protestors and do not allow free expression, 71-year-old Ray McGovern was grabbed from the audience in plain view of her by police and an unidentified official in plain clothes, brutalized and left bleeding in jail. She never paused speaking. When Secretary Clinton began her speech, Mr. McGovern remained standing silently in the audience and turned his back. Mr. McGovern, a veteran Army officer who also worked as a C.I.A. analyst for 27 years, was wearing a Veterans for Peace t-shirt.

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