EDITORIAL: Go, Hilllary, Go!
Go, Hilllary, Go!
We continue to be very pleasantly surprised by what we have seen so far from Secretary of State Hillary Clinton where Russia is concerned.
First, on Clinton’s first visit to Europe she made a very strong statement in support of Ukraine and Georgia against Russian aggression. And now, she has followed that up with something even better.
- Veronika Marchenko (center)
Last week, Clinton hosted Russian human rights champion Veronika Marchenko, head of the “Mother’s Right” NGO, and First Lady Michelle Obama presented a beaming Marchenko with a “brave woman” award.
is a stalwart protector of the tens of thousands of young Russian men who are victimized every year by Russia’s barbaric universal concription and hazing practices, and you may rest assured that the photograph of her in the embrace of America’s two most powerful women is more than enough to make the demons of the Putin administration see blood red.
There are no words to express how much it means to those who struggle anonymously for basic human rights in neo-Soviet Russia to see one of their number elevated in this manner. Hope and courage inevitably flow from a mere glance at a photograph such as the one above, from the knowledge that there are many who are not afraid to spit in the eye of Russia’s malignant little dictator named Putin.
If Ms. Clinton goes on like this, she could be establishing a historical legacy that will forever link her name with the likes of Ronald Reagan and other courageous Western leaders who understood in a timely way the true nature of the Soviet and neo-Soviet threat.