Three Memorial Day Cheers for the Condor Principle & Three Jeers for Iraqi “Democracy”

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By the Condor Principle I mean the Hamiltonian foreign policy principle which, like every other diplomatic modus operandi of the glorious Party, had its fine details ironed out, and subsequently put into motion, during the Cold War.

The Condor Principle is named in honor of Operation Condor.  The central idea behind that noble Operation was it does not matter at all if a foreign government is Dictatorial nor how many “human rights” violations it commits; it matters only if the dictatorship is aligned (or at least neutral) with American corporate-military-industrial interests or if it is hostile to American corporate-military-industrial interests.

If you comply, Hamiltonians ignore how many of your citizens were foolish enough to be in a village, town, or city when you firebombed it.

And if you do not, it is you who are firebombed.

The Condor Principle is Hamiltonian in nature because it was Alexander Hamilton who, when he condemned the French Revolution, inaugurated the tradition of rejecting the concept that American Democracy was universally preferable outside America over Absolutism.  Indeed, Hamilton’s defense of French Monarchism was superior to any effort by the hapless Bourbons whom not even Metternich could save from themselves

 

Never since there was such a thing as business in the world was an affair handled as it is at this moment in France. It really looks as if people in this country were trying to refine upon suicide. They drive forward, but at the same time bring the car so close to the precipice that it must inevitably turn over.

 

We cheer American aligned dictators because of what we have to jeer in Iraq.  The Iraqi electorate – like their coreligionists in Egypt, Turkey and elsewhere during the disastrous experiment in Muslim Democracy known as the Arab Spring – voted into Parliament a party headed by a Muslim terrorist.

Voting the wrong way, against military-industrial interests, means installing a Sunni-Arab puppet-strongman in Baghdad has moved up the Hamiltonian “to do” list.  A Saddam 2.0 – a variant of the good, humane, 1980s Saddam instead of the bad, post-1990 Saddam who made the unforgivable mistake of thinking for himself – is called for.

Consider yourselves warned.

Am I suggesting that Iraq (and Muslims everywhere) is inherently unsuitable for Democracy because of the Muslim religion?

No.

I am, and have, stated it openly.

The phenomena of Muslims consistently voting for candidates who are many times worse than their preceding dictators (whenever they get an opportunity to express their true preferences) has been established everywhere Wilsonians have exported Democracy in the Muslim world.

If Muslims cannot vote on their own for someone more compliant than their incumbent tyrants, then no Muslim nation should be allowed by the United States military to hold free elections.

To be sure, this would not be a problem for Hamiltonians in more inherently civilized nations.  If, say, President Reagan had ordered an invasion that liberated Czechoslovakia from Soviet Russia, the ensuing American occupation would have succeeded (where the occupation of Iraq failed) in no small measure because US forces wouldn’t have to deal with Czechs and Slovaks setting off IEDs to kill American personnel like the fucking Iraqis did.

To all of the heroic American allied tyrants, you who tortured, imprisoned, terrorized, and executed those citizens of yours because your crude interests conveniently aligned with the crude interests of Hamilton and Lincoln’s military-industrial complex, we applaud all of you from the past, the present, and those who await in the future to unleash mayhem and destruction on America’s behalf.

You, the Supreme Generals who kept the oil flowing, accepted the bribe money, took advantage of the escort services, buried the bodies, smuggled the weaponry, hid the top secrets, and never let the votes in your rigged elections count for the wrong candidate (“wrong” = any candidate without Hamiltonian approval).

On this Memorial Day, Pragmatically Distributed raises a toast to you.

 

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10 thoughts on “Three Memorial Day Cheers for the Condor Principle & Three Jeers for Iraqi “Democracy””

  1. More of that is needed in America itself than abroad. The business of the empire will grind to a halt when one or two more states fall to the progressive demographic machine. Texas going blue will make Bastille Day look like a picnic.

  2. More of that is needed in America itself than abroad.

    Well, well, well.

    I see someone needs to stop worrying, put on a happy grin, and appreciate life like Chairman Mao.

    The Federalist jackboot can and will press down mercilessly at home as much as abroad. In fact, the two fronts are synergistic – foreign policy ideology filters back home, and vice versa.

    The business of the empire will grind to a halt when one or two more states fall to the progressive demographic machine.

    You should know from history that “empire” is a time-proven machine in its own right, one more than capable of grinding down demographic obstacles.

    And, anyway, it’s a bit early to declare Hamiltonian tyranny a failure; we aren’t even into the early 2020s yet.

    will make Bastille Day look like a picnic.

    I’m sure you’ll be the first to tell us.

    But, as the Greeks said, “if“.

  3. Call it my Yiddish optimism, but given our increased hesitancy in Israel, I marvel at the notion the much more dovish American ruling class will find their will to restore order. On the upside, at least two states have adopted anti-BDS laws. More of that would be a welcome assurance to those of us who don’t entirely trust in the ability of the GOP to survive their near future challenges.

  4. Call it my Yiddish optimism, but given our increased hesitancy in Israel,

    A good dose of Maoist optimism would be more appropriate.

    Pompeo just announced the Administration has adopted my own Iran policy, point for point. The Ayatollahs are now trapped. With this done, the Israelis don’t have to be more aggressive than they already have been: Just wear down Iranian infrastructure in Syria while the Saudis push into Yemen and American sanctions start to strangle Iran.

    On the upside, at least two states have adopted anti-BDS laws.

    So what?

    The Hamiltonians have the Iranians behind the 8-ball.

    More of that would be a welcome assurance to those of us who don’t entirely trust in the ability of the GOP to survive their near future challenges.

    The near future is not here yet.

    Until then, your hallucination is noted.

  5. I frant you were prescient about Iran. The proliferation of BDS on the American left; however, is a bit more than a hallucination. It is likely the greatest threat we face. I would very much like to know why you believe the Progressives taking back power in the near future is no cause for concern. Maybe I am just a bit paranoid, but what I hear from my family in New York gives me heartburn. Tikun Olam this and Palestine that. If this is what Jews are saying I can only imagine what the rest of their political party is after.

  6. The proliferation of BDS on the American left; however, is a bit more than a hallucination.

    Trump is moving the Republican Party mean on Israel so far right that BDS is a negligible problem for Israel in the near future.

    Now, if the Democrats move towards European Left anti-Zionism a la Corbyn (or, diplomatically worded anti-Zionism such as Blairite-era Labour) that would be a problem for Israel. But it would be a problem that emerges in the more distant future since Trump moving the Overton Window right on Israel also puts a boundary on how anti-Israel the Democrats can be.

    I would very much like to know why you believe the Progressives taking back power in the near future is no cause for concern.

    I’m just not assuming they will be in power in the near future.

    Tikun Olam this and Palestine that.

    There’s always been sympathy for Palestine in New York. But AIPAC isn’t running out of funds anytime soon.

  7. Why admit this?

    Maybe everyone is getting sloppy these days?

    What will the U.S do?

    Apparently we’re doing what I say we should do (on Iran and foreign policyat least, unfortunately, not on Mueller).

  8. You might enjoy this:

    Topical, but he’s still well behind the curve.

    #1 & #2 were part of standard operating procedure for every Cold War Republican President. The governments of the Shah, Pinochet, and company, were all close diplomatic partners of America as well as dictatorial. Trump is returning GOP foreign policy back to the Reagan-Nixon-Eisenhower norm from 1945 to 1991, but with deterrent policies converted from pushing back against a single, powerful, enemy to pressuring smaller rogue regimes.

    #3 is a result of Western Europe not focusing on the diplomatic issues the rest of our alliance system is concerned with. Nobody in East Asia, the Middle East, or Eastern Europe cares whether Trump stays in the Paris climate accords, if the Palestinians get a state, nor about developing Africa.

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