the emperor’s old clothes

Au început să răsară documentele secrete pentru care SUA şi-au cerut scuze în avans. Sunt comunicări diplomatice între ministerul de externe (department of state) şi ambasadori din care se întrevede o realitate foarte diferită de PR-ul oficial. Paragrafele ce urmează sunt extrase la botul calului din prima şarjă.

ONU şi OMS trebuie strânse de coaie cu orice schelet din dulap:
Information on deliberations in the UN and other international health organizations on health issues and the policy positions and objectives of member states and key
figures, including compromises, insertions, and items omitted in published declarations and studies

Lista standard de informaţii culese despre oamenii cu care intră în contact diplomaţia amerikană:
organizational titles; names, position titles and other information on business cards; numbers of telephones, cell phones, pagers and faxes; compendia of contact information, such as telephone directories (in compact disc or electronic format if available) and e-mail listings; internet and intranet “handles”, internet e-mail addresses, web site identification-URLs; credit card account numbers; frequent flyer account numbers; work schedules, and other relevant biographical information.

Politică externă la bistroul din colţ (miniştrii apărării din SUA şi Franţa – 8 feb. 2010):
Morin asked SecDef if he believed Israel had the capability to strike Iran without U.S. support.  SecDef responded that he didn’t know if they would be successful, but that Israel could carry out the operation.  SecDef told Morin that he believed a conventional strike by any nation would only delay Iranian plans by one to three years, while unifying the Iranian people to be forever embittered against the attacker.
Shifting topics, Morin questioned the decision to specifically name mid-2011 as the start of a withdrawal, which Morin thought would simply make the Taliban wait it out.  SecDef noted that whether to set a date for transition had led to one of the most protracted debates in Washington in recent months.  SecDef had come to the conclusion, however, that the Afghans needed to be put on notice that they would need to take responsibility for their own security.  He pointed out that there is no end date for U.S. involvement; July 2011 is just the beginning of a process.  POTUS was very clear that the transition would be conditions-based.  Morin agreed with this and urged that clear benchmarks be set that could reassure public opinion. SecDef concurred and observed that the U.S. public will not tolerate a prolonged stalemate.
SecDef observed that Russian democracy has disappeared and the government was an oligarchy run by the security services.  President Medvedev has a more pragmatic vision for Russia than PM Putin, but there has been little real change.

2 thoughts on “the emperor’s old clothes

  1. pai eu la ce crezi ca faceam aluzie prin altele cu “the fall and rise of jimmy hoffa ” Copyright 1972 din Library of Congress – o carte cu coperta de pinza – de culoarea vinului rosu frantzuzesc – care are 554 de pagini inclusiv index-ul

    astazi jimmy hoffa`s se numeste altfel .. insa cam tot pe acolo se invirte.. prostitutie politica santaj etc

  2. PS:

    sunt doua chapter-uri intitulate sugestiv :

    The New Frontier and the New General President
    ***
    The Very Soul of This Nation

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