Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Rudy Giuliani and Black Lives Matter

Rudolph Giuliani by Vincent Altamore

Rudy Giuliani can play to the gallery over 'Black Lives Matter' claiming that the movement is "inherently racist" and "anti-American".

But this man presided over the notorious police execution of Amadou Diallo and other egregious acts of brutality while mayor of New York.

His heartlessness and incompetence is well-documented by the union representing firefighters in New York and families of firefighters killed on 9/11. The 'scoop and dump' policy instituted regarding the recovery of their remains was an absolute disgrace. The faulty equipment provided to firefighters had a background involving the circumvention of the proper bidding process for city contracts and the testing of the equipment.

He displayed poor leadership on 9/11 - playing up to the media instead of settling down to a command position to oversee operations. He's also a bought and paid for cheerleader for a foreign lobby.

He supported the illegal invasion of Iraq -an enterprise that brought no tangible geo-strategic reward to America- and one in which American troops inevitably lost their lives.

So much for Giuliani's patriotism.

© Adeyinka Makinde (2016)

Adeyinka Makinde is a writer based in London, England.

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