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A time when Russia stood tall as the "good guy"
Jul 10th, 2018 at 12:06pm
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It was all of two months ago.

"A resolution to encourage breast-feeding was expected to be approved quickly and easily by the hundreds of government delegates who gathered this spring in Geneva for the United Nations-affiliated World Health Assembly.

Based on decades of research, the resolution says that mother’s milk is healthiest for children and countries should strive to limit the inaccurate or misleading marketing of breast milk substitutes.

Then the United States delegation, embracing the interests of infant formula manufacturers, upended the deliberations." - for their buddies in the 70 billion dollar/year formula business.

"The Americans were blunt: If Ecuador refused to drop the resolution, Washington would unleash punishing trade measures and withdraw crucial military aid. The Ecuadorean government quickly acquiesced.

The showdown over the issue was recounted by more than a dozen participants from several countries, many of whom requested anonymity because they feared retaliation from the United States.

Health advocates scrambled to find another sponsor for the resolution, but at least a dozen countries, most of them poor nations in Africa and Latin America, backed off, citing fears of retaliation, according to officials from Uruguay, Mexico and the United States."

But what could these poor countries do to protect their citizens

Russia to the rescue.

"“What happened was tantamount to blackmail, with the U.S. holding the world hostage and trying to overturn nearly 40 years of consensus on the best way to protect infant and young child health,” she said.

In the end, the Americans’ efforts were mostly unsuccessful. It was the Russians who ultimately stepped in to introduce the measure — and the Americans did not threaten them."

With the Russians issuing a statement that 10 years ago would have sounded like something we would have said.

"“We’re not trying to be a hero here, but we feel that it is wrong when a big country tries to push around some very small countries, especially on an issue that is really important for the rest of the world,” said the delegate, who asked not to be identified because he was not authorized to speak to the media."
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Re: A time when Russia stood tall as the "good guy"
Reply #1 - Jul 10th, 2018 at 12:20pm
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Gross. Everything the US government does is for a special interest. It’s disgusting.

Wadsworth wrote on Jun 11th, 2018 at 3:40pm:
You are awfully concerned about who gets to live.  Why is it so important to you?
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Reply #2 - Jul 10th, 2018 at 12:46pm
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So...  The Trump Administration wants us to give up this:

For this:

I dunno....


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Reply #3 - Jul 10th, 2018 at 2:30pm
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Shame of Russia!

Everyone knows that breasts are specifically reserved for Trump's grabbing, among other body parts.

Mewling infants not invited.

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Reply #4 - Jul 10th, 2018 at 10:15pm
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Says the guy who "lost his shit after January 20, 2009."
(Or, am I the guy who shit his pants on 9/11 and spent the entire GWOT behind the safety of his monitor?  I can never remember.)

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