Robert Lindsay, Independent Journalist and Provocateur: No Sacred Cows. Smash All Taboos
Presidents Keep Hiring Elliott Abrams Because the US Empire Is Just That Evil
Good Lord, look at his face! You wonder why his face looks so permanently twisted into that evil mask? It’s because he’s been being evil his whole life! If you’ve been sad your whole life, after a while, you have a sad face. Same with worried or happy or anything.
The French say,
By age 50, everyone has the face they deserve.
This is because of the way that thinking and emoting in certain ways over years or even decades carves permanent features into your face.
CNN reports that President Biden has nominated criminal neocon Elliott Abrams for a position on the United States Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy, which according to the US State Department is responsible for “appraising activities intended to understand, inform, and influence foreign publics” and pays “acute attention” to the US government’s official foreign propaganda arm, the US Agency for Global Media.
Usually when you hear someone called a “neocon” it’s not a strictly accurate description from a technical point of view and is frequently used to just mean “warmonger”, but Abrams is actually a proper PNAC neoconservative ideologue with deep ties to the old-school neocons of the 1970s, and has helped promote violent US imperialism in Latin America and the Middle East for decades.
In addition to serving as the Trump administration’s special representative for both Iran and Venezuela (two of the nations where Trump’s foreign policy was at itsmostmurderous), Abrams is probably best known for confessing to his role in the criminal coverup of Iran-Contra during the Reagan administration. CNN — notoriously reluctant to criticize both US foreign policy and Democratic presidential administrations — was surprisingly critical on this point in its report on Biden’s nomination of Abrams to the position.