The U.S. State Department under Barack Obama has become more petty and vindictive diplomatically than at any time in recent history, including during the Cold War. The actions of U.S. diplomats in pressuring heads of state and government not to attend the May 9 Victory over Nazism commemoration in Moscow, coupled with the U.S. leaning on countries to recognize Kosovo while warning them not to recognize Abkhazia or South Ossetia, is unprecedented in its vitriol.
U.S.ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power, a veteran understudy of George Soros, has followed her predecessor, Susan Rice, in using the United Nations to advance America’s untactful diplomacy. Power’s most recent stunt, ordering sound engineers to turn off the microphone of the representative of North Korea during a seminar on human rights sponsored by the U.S. Mission to the U.N., was carried out while U.S.-sponsored North Korean dissidents shouted from the sidelines. It was but one of many cases of diplomacy and proper etiquette being thrown to the wind by an increasingly annoying activist State Department.
Three Balkans leaders, President Tomislav Nikolic of Serbia, Macedonian President Georgi Ivanov, and Republic Srpska Bosnia-Herzegovina co-president Milorad Dodik ignored pressure brought to bear by U.S. ambassadors accredited to their nations and announced they would be present for the May 9 ceremony in Moscow. However, Croatia’s President, Kolinda Garbar-Kitarovic, a former NATO assistant secretary, announced she was skipping the Moscow event, citing the wishes of Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics that no European Union official should be present in Moscow. Former Croatian President Stjepan Mesic criticized the decision by the Croatian president. After Montenegro President Filip Vujanovic announced his boycott of the Moscow celebration, Montenegro opposition leader Miodrag Lekic said, “the Montenegrin government has again displayed subservient inferiority.”