Hillary Clinton har meldt seg som kandidat til å bli ny president i USA, og vi vet allerede en del om hvordan hun kommer til å vinkle kampanjen sin. Blant annet vil hun helt sikkert framstille seg som feminist, slik hun gjorde i Time 6.12.2014:
As the former US Secretary of State, Clinton discussed how feminism plays a key role in the US’s foreign policy. “Women and girls … [are] central to our foreign policy,” she said, explaining that nations that support women are more stable and “less likely to breed extremism.
Fair.org har allerede avslørt denne «feminismen» for hva den er.
An established foreign policy hawk, Clinton has vociferously defended the US drone strikes that terrorize, maim and kill women and girls in Pakistan, Yemen and Afghanistan (Reuters, 6/7/12). As 9-year-old Nabila Rehman (Truthout, 11/1/13)—whose grandmother was obliterated before her eyes by a US drone strike in Pakistan’s North Waziristan—told a US congressional briefing, “Now, I am always scared.”
Following Israel’s merciless bombing campaign in the besieged Gaza Strip last summer—which killed nearly 2,200 Palestinians, 70 percent of them civilians, including 287 women and 190 girls (UNOCHA, 10/31/14, 10/3/14) —Clinton blamed Palestinians, telling the Atlantic (8/10/14) that “Israel did what it had to do,” accusing Hamas of “stage-managing” the slaughter of children to gain international sympathy.
Apparently Clinton’s version of female empowerment doesn’t extend to Palestinian women and girls living under the fanatical rule of Israeli lawmakers like Ayelet Shaked, a senior partner in the governing coalition Clinton vehemently defends. Just before the Gaza onslaught, Shaked called for the slaughter of Palestinian mothers to prevent them from birthing “little snakes” (Electronic Intifada, 7/7/14).
Og før norske medier og politikere legger seg langflate for Hillary Clintons kampanje, kan det være greit å merke seg konklusjonen til Fair.org:
No wonder Wall Street is prepared to shower this pro-austerity feminist hawk with an endless stream of cash to get her elected in 2016 (Politico, 11/11/14). Clinton’s version of feminism is one of exclusion, serving state power and capital under the banner of gender equality. It is the kind of feminism that Wall Street, US empire and corporate media outlets can get behind precisely because of who it shuts out.
Les også Libya var Hillarys krig