In protest of Trump, hypocritical Madeleine Albright ready to register as a Muslim
President Trump’s executive order to curtail immigration from Muslim countries such as Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen, and his likely move to increase anti-extremism related monitoring of Muslim communities, has many people up in arms. For instance, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright has tweeted “I was raised Catholic, became Episcopalian & found out later my family was Jewish. I stand ready to register as Muslim in solidarity.”1
I am sure many people, including leftists and Muslims, will laud Albright’s solidary tweet, yet to me it reeks of hypocrisy and bullshit. People may have forgotten that during Albright’s tenure as Secretary of State, the US imposed sanctions against Iraq and that these sanctions are estimated to have caused the deaths of 500,000 Iraqi children, most of whom were Muslims.
When an interviewer asked Albright whether these sanctions, which failed in ousting Saddam Hussein from power and did little to weaken him domestically, were worth the deaths of so many children, she responded by saying, “I think this is a very hard choice. But we think the price is worth it.”2
So we are to believe that Albright is currently in solidarity with Muslims against the policies of President Trump, yet in the past she was involved in and espoused policies, which led to the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Muslim children. If Albright has such kinship and empathy for Muslims, why didn’t she go to Iraq during the time of the sanctions to live with those who suffered most from policies she supported, so as to be in true solidarity with them?
Of course doing so would have been impractical at the time, but why doesn’t she now go to Iraq, or even to Syria, to be with Muslims currently suffering from ISIL? I guess she is too old for such trips and instead decides to express her solidarity in a completely meaningless, hollow and hypocritical manner on twitter.
Unfortunately there are many people who will readily accept Albright’s bullshit.3 They assuredly think Trump to be a terrible threat to Muslims yet know nothing of recent history. They are oblivious to Albright’s culpability in the deaths of thousands of Muslim children yet think her to be a true supporter of Muslims. They credulously listen to the media and the establishment, while disregarding any contrary viewpoint or facts as fake news or alternative facts. Hopefully they will come to realize that the situation is more complicated than they are currently being led to believe.
 There are also past examples of Albright’s BS, see my post Madeleine Albright: Vote for Hillary or face eternal damnation