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Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Hillary: The Democrat Neo-Con

The Huffington Post is a very liberal blog and thus on most positions it takes and issues it defends, if finds itself more often wrong than 'right'  (pun pun)

And of course if Bernie Sanders were not still in the race (AP's declaration that Hillary already won, aside) it would never, ever write anything even remotely negative about the old corrupt bitch while she was running for the Presidency..

But here we are..
The following is from an op ed in Huffington explaining the many ways Hillary is a neo-con warhawk and in no way fit for public office, much less President...  Any comments by us (if any) will be in blue font and anything in bold is by us, not the original author..

"Hillary Clinton’s recent foreign policy speech was an attack on Donald Trump but was also a reminder that Clinton is a deeply flawed and worrisome candidate.

Her record as Secretary of State was one of the worst in modern U.S. history; her policies have enmeshed America in new Middle East wars, rising terrorism and even a new Cold War with Russia..
Clinton is intoxicated with American power. She has favored one war of choice after the next: bombing Belgrade (1999); invading Iraq (2003); toppling Qaddafi (2011); funding Jihadists in Syria (2011 till now). The result has been one bloodbath after another, with open wounds until today fostering ISIS, terrorism, and mass refugee flows..."

We had Texas Bush for 8 years then Colored Bush for another 8 and now it seems many people are excited to vote in closet-butch dyke Bush for another 4-8..   Americans may like change in terms of D vs R but they sure don't seem to desire real policy changes..

"Clinton professed her belief “with all my heart that America is an exceptional country — that we’re still, in Lincoln’s words, the last, best hope of earth.” Yet surely President Lincoln was speaking in moral terms, not in Clinton’s militaristic terms.

Lincoln did not mean that the last best hope of earth should send NATO bombers into Libya, the CIA into Syria, and Special Ops forces into countless other countries. Surely Lincoln would have been more prudent than to push NATO expansion to Russia’s very doorstep in Ukraine and Georgia, thereby triggering a violent response from Russia and a new Cold War."
Then again Lincoln was a despicable bastard who caused hundreds of thousands of southern civilians (mostly women and children) to needlessly suffer as their homes and farms were burnt to the ground and livestock stolen by Sherman's army so the soulless politician could win his 1864 re-election

It also was Lincoln who was primarily at fault for so many Union POWs starving and dying at the hands of their Confederate captors.  Prior to 1863, the north and south would have prisoner exchanges.   Lincoln chose to stop it..  so now you had an influx of Union prisoners in camps that could barely feed their own, much less thousands of ragtag bodies

But Lincoln could not have given a shit.. Gotta win that war..

Back to Lincoln's ideological soulmate, Hillary..
"Clinton lacks all self-awareness of how poorly she performed as Secretary of State. She trumpets her “successes” as follows:

Unlike [Trump], I have some experience with the tough calls and the hard work of statecraft. I wrestled with the Chinese over a climate deal in Copenhagen, brokered a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, negotiated the reduction of nuclear weapons with Russia, twisted arms to bring the world together in global sanctions against Iran, and stood up for the rights of women, religious minorities and LGBT people around the world.

Pure braggadocio.
While Clinton “wrestled with China” over a climate deal, she failed to achieve one.

While she “brokered a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas,” she failed to head off the disastrous Gaza War in the first place.

While she “negotiated the reduction of nuclear weapons with Russia,” she championed a remarkably confrontational approach with Russia based on NATO expansion to Ukraine and Georgia and a new nuclear arms race that will cost American taxpayers more than $355 billion over a decade.

While she claims to have “stood up for the rights of women [and] religious minorities,” her Syrian adventurism left Syria devastated, displaced 10 million people, and destroyed the religious minority communities she claimed to defend.
Clinton declared that she has a plan to defeat ISIS, but ISIS wouldn’t even exist were it not for Clinton’s “regime change” policy in Syria. ISIS emerged as a result of the US policy to partner with Saudi Arabia to topple Syria’s Bashar al-Assad.

This mistaken policy created the chaos in which ISIS gained ground and weaponry, including US weaponry that was diverted from American-backed jihadists."

No wonder so many 'Never-Trump' Republicans can say with no guilt or shame that they'd rather vote Hillary..  Because on foreign policy and Wall Street she really is no different than a Nixon-Reaganite and yet a lot of genuinely dumb Democrats will still vote for her..

Then again, the party has been a shell of itself since the 1970s..
After Bernie Sanders, don't expect the Dem elite to ever allow another 'Real' Democrat like him to ever have so much sway in a primary

Continuing with the Huffington op ed on Hillary:

"Of course, there’s more. Recall what we learned last year about the Clinton Foundation in the post, 'How Donations to the Clinton Foundation Led to Tens of Billions in Weapons Sales to Autocratic Regimes':

Even by the standards of arms deals between the United States and Saudi Arabia, this one was enormous. A consortium of American defense contractors led by Boeing would deliver $29 billion worth of advanced fighter jets to the United States’ oil-rich ally in the Middle East.
Israeli officials were agitated, reportedly complaining to the Obama administration that this substantial enhancement to Saudi air power risked disrupting the region’s fragile balance of power.

The deal appeared to collide with the State Department’s documented concerns about the repressive policies of the Saudi royal family.

These were not the only relationships bridging leaders of the two nations. In the years before Hillary Clinton became secretary of state, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia contributed at least $10 million to the Clinton Foundation, the philanthropic enterprise she has overseen with her husband, former president Bill Clinton.

Just two months before the deal was finalized, Boeing — the defense contractor that manufactures one of the fighter jets the Saudis were especially keen to acquire, the F-15 — contributed $900,000 to the Clinton Foundation, according to a company press release..."
It went on from there but for our purposes, there's no need to..

A horrible, rotten, vile, corrupt old bitch..

And That is who the Democrats will choose to represent them..