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Thursday, June 14, 2012

Blood-stained, cheapened Medal of Freedom 2012

Blood-stained rain

Holding to deadly precedent, Peace-Prize War maker pays the pipers
Re-reporting by Carolyn Bennett



Shimon Peres (original name Shimon Perski) was born in Poland in 1923, immigrated with his family to Palestine in 1934; joined the Haganah movement, a Zionist military organization under the direction of David Ben-Gurion, in 1947. Ben-Gurion became political mentor to Peres.

Cowardice camouflaged 

More than 65 years one of Israel’s most influential politicians, Shimon Peres was a hawk turned “un-hawk” and claimed to support Israeli engagement with people in territories occupied by Israel. But he went along with the status quo, stopping far short of fulfilling his claim, as evidenced by current deplorable conditions in the Occupied Territories, West Bank, the Gaza Strip. So it is questionable that Peres was ever serious or had the courage to act on his claim.   

This protégé of Ben-Gurion, the Zionist statesman (original name David Gruen) and political leader, Israel’s first prime minister (1948–53, 1955–63) and defense minister (1948–53; 1955–63), Peres stood against engagement with the Palestinian Authority Organization in the 1970s and early 1980s. Though he pretended to distance himself from Israeli settlement expansion and claimed interest in a “territorial compromise” concerning Israel and the West Bank and Gaza, Peres apparently lacked courage to use his considerable political stature to achieve the ends he claimed to support.  Reference sources report Peres ultimately “avoided making an outright commitment” to policy positions he claimed to support.
Palestinians protest occupation


For his failure, Simon Peres has been rewarded handsomely with long entrenchment, 66 years, in Israeli governance and foreign relations. His high level diplomatic and military posts extend from the 1940s to the present day. Twice he has held Israel’s premiership, once Israel’s interim prime minister; he has been a member of 12 cabinets, having been elected to the Knesset in November 1959 and, except for a three-month break in early 2006, he held a seat continuously until 2007, when he assumed the presidency.  Shimon Peres is the ninth and current president of Israel.

U.S. war on Iraq

Blood-stained ALBRIGHT

Confronted with the report of half a million deaths of children caused by U.S.-supported sanctions against Iraq, deaths exceeding the number of children killed in the U.S. bombing of Hiroshima, Madeleine Albright infamously said, “We think the price is worth it.”

Albright later complained she had been trapped and she regretted coming “across as cold-blooded and cruel.” At least she seemed to see the blood on her hands.

Two years later, in 1998, when there was a U.S. threat of war on Iraq, Albright drew boos from U.S. citizens opposed to that invasion of Iraq.

President William Jefferson Clinton ordered a four-day bombing campaign against Iraq in December 1998; the bombing coincided with the start of full congressional debate on Clinton’s impeachment. In 1999 U.S.-led forces of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) conducted a three-month bombing campaign against Yugoslavia.

Blood lust

Serbian physician, author, and politician Radovan Karadžić reportedly divulged information at his trial for war crimes before the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia saying, “Albright offered him a chance to relocate to Russia, Greece, or Serbia and open a private clinic, or to go to the Bosnian town of Bijeljina. Karadžić reportedly claimed fear for his life (from then- Assistant Secretary of State Richard Holbrooke or Secretary of State Madeleine Albright), saying he “[did] not know how long the arm of Mr. Holbrooke or Mrs. Albright is ... or whether that arm can reach me here.”

Madeleine Albright was born Marie Jana Korbel to a Jewish family (1937) in Prague, Czechoslovakia (now Czech Republic), and fled with her family to England.


Albright, not unlike Peres, has been rewarded lavishly by officials of the U.S. Government. She was President William (Bill) Jefferson Clinton’s ambassador to the United Nations in 1993 and his secretary of state confirmed unanimously by the U.S. Senate in 1997.

Iraqi child in war
In 2008, this friend of the Clintons endorsed and supported Hillary Rodham Clinton’s campaign for the U.S. presidency and reportedly became Mrs. Clinton’s “top informal advisor on foreign policy matters.” The president-elect, Barack Obama, in late 2008 nominated then-Senator Hillary Clinton as his secretary of state; and later Albright reportedly became a “top advisor to U.S. President Barack Obama (with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton) in a working group on national security.”

A professor at a leading university in Washington, D.C., and director of the Council on Foreign Relations Board, Madame Albright also heads a Washington-based consulting firm, the Albright Group.

In May 2012, U.S. President Barack Obama awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Madeleine Albright née Marie Jana Korbel.

On June 13, 2012, at a White House dinner in the East Room, President Obama awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Shimon Peres née Shimon Perski.

Sources and notes

2012 Presidential Medal of Freedom Ceremony, May 29, 2012,  President Obama presents exceptional individuals with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, http://www.whitehouse.gov/photos-and-video/video/2012/05/29/2012-presidential-medal-freedom-ceremony; http://www.whitehouse.gov/photos-and-video/video/2012/06/13/president-obama-awards-shimon-peres-presidential-medal-freedom

Background notes


An Iraqi boy walks past a blood-stained rainwater puddle the day after a ..., thewe.cc
Iraqi child in war, http://linjensen.com/

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