Nuland said in all of these countries in the so-called --experiencing the so-called Arab Spring, the policy of the Obama Administration has been grounded in its commitment to the right of all people to peaceful protest; it’s commitment to universal human rights of speech, assembly, the right to have a say in how one is are governed; and the obligation of governments to be responsive to the calls of their people for reform, aspirations of their people.
Those are the undergirding principles, she said.
above from Clinton speaks to Krishna and other world leaders on Syria
In contrast with..
The DHS has released yet another public service announcement-style video to push its If You See Something, Say Something campaign to encourage public vigilance in the War on Terror. The problem is, like previous PSA videos, the only way DHS can portray terrorists is as white men or women.
Now, I’m not saying it’s impossible for white, middle-aged American men and women to be terrorists, but the odds suggest otherwise. Over the last two years, 126 people have been indicted on terrorism-related charges, and all have been Muslim. According to Attorney General Eric Holder, only 50 of the 126 were Americans, but how many of these Americans were white men or white women has not been released.
above from ‘If You are a White, Middle-Aged American Male, You Might be a Terrorist!’
And in contrast with..
Aug 2nd 2011, 21:51 by W.W. | IOWA CITY
THE idea that the tea-party faction in congress is a band of "terrorists" seems to be catching on. Joe Biden is accused of having affirmed a comparison of the tea-party Republicans to terrorists in a meeting. Politico reports:
Biden was agreeing with a line of argument made by Rep. Mike Doyle (D-Pa.) at a two-hour, closed-door Democratic Caucus meeting.“We have negotiated with terrorists,” an angry Doyle said, according to sources in the room. “This small group of terrorists have made it impossible to spend any money.”Biden, driven by his Democratic allies’ misgivings about the debt-limit deal, responded: “They have acted like terrorists.”
Mr Biden has denied using "the terrorism word", though as far as I know Mr Doyle hasn't.
Joe Nocera of the New York Times doesn't exactly say the tea party is a terrorist movement, but he pretty clearly whistles it:
You know what they say: Never negotiate with terrorists. It only encourages them.These last few months, much of the country has watched in horror as the Tea Party Republicans have waged jihad on the American people.
Mr Nocera concludes:
For now, the Tea Party Republicans can put aside their suicide vests. But rest assured: They’ll have them on again soon enough. After all, they’ve gotten so much encouragement.
above from Tea-party terrorists!
So why TF is it that the current administration / DHS seems to care MUCH more about "its commitment to the right of all people to peaceful protest; it’s commitment to universal human rights of speech, assembly, the right to have a say in how one is are governed; and the obligation of governments to be responsive to the calls of their people for reform, aspirations of their people." when it come to foriegn nations in the middle east than it does when it comes to Americans at home?!