Do as I say...

Regarding the Empire’s outside editorial from the Kansas City Star that appeared in Tuesday’s edition: The editorial reiterates the recent assassination attempt, on U.S. soil, of the Saudi Arabian ambassador. This editorial quotes an unnamed White House official as stating the United States “doesn’t tolerate the targeting of foreign diplomats on our soil.”

Well, that statement is OK enough, except it apparently doesn’t apply to the United States when we’re doing our assassination plotting in foreign countries.

My case in point being that during the Richard Nixon/Henry Kissinger reign, the democratically elected Chilean President Salvador Allende was targeted by Nixon, (et al) with direct orders to the then-CIA director, to do whatever was necessary “to get rid of him.” In reference to Allende, see en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salvador_Allende.

So, as the old saying goes, do as I say — not as I do?

Unfortunately, a sad example of American worldwide role-modeling.

Alan R. Munro

Juneau

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