To Richard Holbrooke.
Holbrooke represents everything that is rancid, smarmy, disgusting and downright despicable about Clinonite US imperialists. Frankly, he’s an imperialist dog.
His “settlement” of the Bosnian War was one of the worst sellouts in modern history. The Serbs, who were replaying Nazism in the very heart of Europe, were rewarded with their very own evil little state in Bosnia.
Nothing has changed in Republika Srpska. It’s still a little Vienna 1938 in the heart of Europe. They were supposed to integrate into the rest of Bosnia but it never happened. They were supposed to allow refugees the right of return and compensate the murdered and displaced but that never happened either. All of their elected leaders are fascist scum. I mean real fascist scum, the Nazi-Mussolini kind from WW2.
The Croats were not much better than the Serbs, going on mass murder and ethnic cleansing sprees against anyone who wasn’t a Serb. They gave the Croats and the Muslims the Croat-Muslim Republic, but the Croats have not allowed Muslim refugees to return, and the Croat regions remain ethnically cleansed. The Croat regions elect only hard fascist Croat Nazis to represent them.
I remember arguing about this with liberals at the time. These were Clinton supporters, brainwashed by the Clinton Cult like so many are now brainwashed by the Obama Cult. Bill Clinton, the first Democratic Republican, could simply do no wrong.
I argued that the settlement was an outrage and a stain on the memories of Serb Concentration Camp victims and the victims of mass murder at Srebrenica and other places. This was met with furious arguments that any settlement was a good one. Well fuck that. So we should have settled with Hitler, Mussolini and the Japs just to end the war, rewarding them with fascist states in conquered Europe, Asia and Africa? Forget it. No! Not every possible settlement to end any possible war is automatically worth it.
Furthermore, Holbrooke is representative of the sick Clintonista DNC corporate centrist wing of the party. These pricks are basically just Republicans. Here’s what happened:
The Republican Party turned into the Confederate Party.
The Democratic Party turned into the old Republican Party.
Now there are refugees from both parties coalescing around the pro-corporate, pro-rich, smash the workers movements like the Third Way, full of rightwing Democrats and liberal Republicans.
These are old Republican types who want the same oligarchic and plutocratic politics, minus the hate, the fundamentalist religiosity, the jingoism, and the reactionary views on race, gender and orientation. There are pro-corporate Democrats in this bunch leaving the party because it’s too liberal (LOL) which means it supports workers too much and bosses not enough.
These are lowlifes like Lieberman, Mayor Bloomberg, Senator Bayh of Indiana, Governor Criss of Florida, Senator Manchin of West Virginia, Senator Castle of Delaware, etc. The whole affair is funded by Bloomberg (who is surely no liberal!) and especially by gazillionaire hedge fund manager Pete Peterson, who has been demagoguing the deficit for about 30 years now.
Ever get the feeling you’re surrounded? I feel like I’m up to my eyeballs in assholes.
Anyway, Holbrooke is a Third Way kind of guy. These jerks are basically trying to destroy the lives of me and those around me and possibly to kill me and mine. No more respect for the dead. This is war. As long as the Holbrookes are going to do that, I’ll dance on their graves all night.
To Richard Holbrooke.