Tillerson Says U.S. Will Punish ‘Crimes Against the Innocents’ Anywhere
Donald Trump the presidential candidate made it very clear that his view was that the United States can no longer police thje world. President Trump, by contrast, appears to laying out US foreign policy to do that now more than ever.
In the ultimate expression of the “world’s policeman” stance of the US, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson declared today that the United States was prepared to punish all those “who commit crimes against the innocents anywhere in the world.”
The context of Tillerson’s comments was a speech at a memorial to a Nazi massacre, but the broadness of the declaration clearly was intended to go far beyond simply being a reiteration of the US justification for intervention against Nazi Germany in World War 2.
For one, the comment comes just a few days after the United States attacked Syria, over US allegations of a “gas attack” carried out by the Syrian government, but before any sort of international investigation could be carried out on the claims.
So the United States government has just declared itself « Judge, jury, and executioner… » for the entire world?!?
And NOT the US’s military might to further US government’s geopolitical agenda?!?
I’d laugh at Tillerson’s statement…if it wasn’t so hard to stop laughing these days!