During the 2016 campaign, both Trump trolls and BernieBros circulated the #fakenews allegation that Hillary Clinton is a war hawk and her presidency would lead us into battle. March is the month of St. Patrick's Day, and nothing flies in the face of that charge better than Hillary's long history as a peacemaker in Northern Ireland. As First Lady, as NY Senator, and as Secretary of State, whether dealing with conflicts in Ireland, the Middle East, Eastern Europe. Southeast Asia, or Latin America, Hillary Clinton has always tried to foster peace negotiations, and she has succeeded more often than not.
Washington, DC—Secretary Clinton will speak at Georgetown on Friday, March 31 on the important role that women can play in international politics and peace building efforts.
Her remarks are part of an annual Hillary Rodham Clinton awards ceremony hosted by the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security (GIWPS). This year, Secretary Clinton will bestow the awards on four Colombians who helped to ensure the successful outcome of Colombian peace efforts.
The event is open to members of the Georgetown community and the media. It will take place at 10:30 a.m. in Gaston Hall.
Secretary Clinton has been a strong advocate for the role of women in peace processes as an important means to end hostilities and achieve sustainable peace. During her tenure as Secretary of State, Clinton launched the U.S. National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security during a speech at Georgetown University. She is the honorary founding chair of the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security.
The Hillary Rodham Clinton awards are bestowed annually by GIWPS for exceptional leadership in recognizing the important role of women in creating a more peaceful and secure world. The 2017 awards celebrate the historic peace agreement that ended over 50 years of conflict in Colombia. Secretary Clinton will present awards to:
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- Mr. Humberto De la Calle, lead negotiator for the Colombian government and former Vice-President of Colombia;
- Maria Paulina Riveros, one of highest ranking members of the Colombian negotiating team, co-chair of the Gender Sub-Commission, and deputy attorney general of Colombia;
- Elena Ambrosi, thematic director of the Office of the High Commissioner for Peace and a key member of the Colombian government’s negotiating team in Havana;
- Jineth Bedoya, a journalist and advocate for victims of sexual violence.
Russian trolls spread that war hawk malarkey in 2016, and the BernieBros and Trump voters bought it. If you are watching Homeland on Showtime this season, you see an illustration of how the trolling rooms work. Trolls should not be confused with bots. Bots are automated. Trolls are like the 'sock puppets' on Homeland with identities and bios. Many have multiple identities.
One thing is for certain: If the BernieBros and Trump guys end up deployed to Syria, it will not be Hillary Clinton sending them. That's where gullibility gets you. Taken for a ride.