by Scott Creighton
How pathetically desperate does the war-mongering Clinton campaign look right now?
Trump is surging in the polls and by all accounts he “won” their little Commander in Chief forum the other day on that retired aircraft carrier in New York while new revelations about Hillary Clinton’s lawlessness as Secretary of State dribble out into the public view week after week each time met with a new set of the same old lies she has told to the public. Try as she might to turn herself into the Grandma President, Hillary Clinton is being exposed on a daily basis for what she really is and this trend is starting to make her a little desperate.
People don’t like Hillary Clinton because she is a liar, a war-monger and a cold-blooded opportunist who literally sold access to the State Department via her family slush fund, the Clinton Global(ist) Initiative. And she did all of this while using a private email server that allowed her to literally destroy the evidence of her corruption and her malice. She can apologize for the “mistake” of using the server all she wants but the people of this country know, it was no mistake. She did it for a reason: because she knew she would go to prison if her actions were to be known to the public. That’s why public official’s communications like those 33,000 she destroyed belong to the people, not the officials.
That said, let me give you an example of the kind of liar and opportunist she really is:
“The United States of America does not invade other countries to plunder and pillage. We don’t send our brave men and women around the world to steal oil, and that’s not even getting into the absurdity of what it would involve,” Hillary Clinton, 2016
“Businesses like those represented here at this table create jobs, provide livelihoods, increase standards of living, give hope to individuals.. and what government should do, whether it’s in the United States or in Iraq is to be a good partner (to Big Business)… Iraq is a business opportunity…” Hillary Clinton, Business Forum Promoting Commercial Opportunities in Iraq, 2011
Her contention that it is an “absurd” conspiracy theory that government and Big Business conspire together is undermined by her statement in 2011 that that is EXACTLY what she thinks government SHOULD DO… be a good “partner” for Big Business both in Iraq… AND AT HOME. This is the driving principle of neoliberal economic ideology. It’s also what was called “fascism” once.
And for a little more clarity:
“On his 10th day as vice president, Dick Cheney established a secret “Energy Task Force,” formally known as the National Energy Policy Development Group (NEPDG), for the purpose of making recommendations to President Bush on energy policy. In formulating a new energy strategy for America, the task force met secretly with lobbyists and representatives of the petroleum, coal, nuclear, natural gas, and electricity industries. Many of these individuals work for energy companies which gave large campaign contributions to Bush/Cheney 2000…
In July 2003, after two years of legal action through the Freedom of Information Act, Judicial Watch was finally able to obtain some documents from the task force. Those documents include maps of Iraqi and other mideast oilfields, pipelines, refineries and terminals, two charts detailing various Iraqi oil and gas projects, and a March 2001 list of “Foreign Suitors for Iraqi Oilfield Contracts.”
In January 2003, The Wall Street Journal reported that representatives from Halliburton, Exxon Mobil Corp., Chevron-Texaco Corp. and Conoco-Phillips, among others, had met with Vice President Cheney’s staff to plan the post-war revival of Iraq’s oil industry.” Halliburton Watch
The absurdity of what it would involve might look something like Big Oil paying tons of cash to get Dick Cheney into office in 2001 and then meeting in secret with him to plot and plan how to divide up Iraq’s oil reserves and then having someone like Hillary Clinton go on the floor of the senate to repeat Dick Cheney’s lies about WMDs in Iraq so that eventually they could get the Dems to vote with the Republicans and give Dick Cheney the authority to illegally invade Iraq and… steal oil. What some might call a “business opportunity”
Is it “absurd” this history I have laid out? Is is a dirty “conspiracy theory”? Of course not. It’s recorded history reported on by respected complicit media outlets like the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and others. It’s not even a question. It happened. Only, you are supposed to have forgotten about it by now or at least to be polite enough to keep it to yourself if you do remember. For purposes of self preservation of course.
And speaking of history:
“I spent 33 years and four months in active military service and during that period I spent most of my time as a high class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street and the bankers. In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism. I helped make Mexico and especially Tampico safe for American oil interests in 1914. I helped make Haiti and Cuba a decent place for the National City Bank boys to collect revenues in. I helped in the raping of half a dozen Central American republics for the benefit of Wall Street. I helped purify Nicaragua for the International Banking House of Brown Brothers in 1902-1912. I brought light to the Dominican Republic for the American sugar interests in 1916. I helped make Honduras right for the American fruit companies in 1903. In China in 1927 I helped see to it that Standard Oil went on its way unmolested. Looking back on it, I might have given Al Capone a few hints. The best he could do was to operate his racket in three districts. I operated on three continents.” Gen. Smedley Butler
This is nothing new. Dick Cheney didn’t invent US imperialism and adventurism on behalf of our “national interests” abroad. And Hillary Clinton is simply the next in line to serve as CEO for the Fascist States of America.
That’s why the more she is rejected by the progressive left in this country, the more Bush-era neocons stand up and say they support her candidacy. She can’t help it. The more lies she tells, the lower her poll numbers go. Could you imagine someone with Hillary Clinton’s experience loosing to a clown like Donald Trump? What an insult that would be. And it’s happening, without him really trying.
In light of all this, this massive anti-Hillary sentiment across the nation, what does she decide to do? She can’t say “a vote for Trump means you’re a racist” anymore. That line has been all used up.
And turning the Dems into the New McCarthyism Party is starting to get a little backlash… finally…. even in the controlled opposition wing of the left.
So.. when all else fails…. “ISIS™”!!!!!!!
Hillary Clinton is now desperate enough to start chirping that if you vote for Trump, “ISIS™” wins.
“Hillary Clinton sought to assure Israelis that she would be a stronger ally than her rival Donald Trump by claiming the Islamic State militant group is praying to let Trump win the presidency.
‘They are saying, ‘Please Allah. Make Trump president of America,’ she said in excerpts of an interview with Israeli Channel 2 today…
She referred to an essay written by Matt Olsen, the former National Counterterrorism Center director, who has argued that by making the Muslim religion a campaign issue, Trump has given jihadists a great gift. ” Daily Mail
Unlike my evidence listed above which is sound and rooted in verifiable fact, Hillary’s claim about Donald Trump being the choice of “ISIS™” (which makes Trump voters what? Yeah, that’s right) is vapid third-hand reporting from undisclosed, unnamed sources and it comes to Hillary via an “intelligence expert” who just happens to be… a Democrat who supports Hillary Clinton for president.
Matt Olsen penned a little pro-Hillary propaganda piece for TIME the other day in which he said this:
“That’s why, in my view, Hillary Clinton is the clear choice for national security. ” Matt Olsen
He also wrote this as essentially the basis for his claim that Trump is the candidate for “ISIS™”:
“Its members rely on social media to shape public opinion, recruit new members and mobilize followers to carry out attacks. Now, some of them are using those channels to advocate for Trump. In August, one ISIS spokesman wrote: “I ask Allah to deliver America to Trump.” Another supporter declared: “The ‘facilitation’ of Trump’s arrival in the White House must be a priority for jihadists at any cost!!!” ISIS is working to drum up support for the candidate it has called “the perfect enemy.” Matt Olsen
That’s what Hillary Clinton is referencing. Matt Olsen’s TIME article. That’s the basis for her claiming “ISIS™” prays for a Trump presidency. Want to see what it’s based on?
It’s based on a report penned on the Foreign Affairs website which is the propaganda arm of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). CFR is a neoliberal globalist war-mongering think tank whose current president Richard Haass, goes on Morning Joe every other day to demonize Donald Trump and praise Hillary Clinton. Robert Rubin (formerly of Goldman Sachs and Citigroup) is the co-Chairman of CFR and he, along with a couple other financial “experts” worked with Bill Clinton back in the day to destroy Glass-Steagall which set the stage for the global economic meltdown. Nicholas Burns is also a ranking member of CFR who just happens to show up on Morning Joe every week, demonizing Trump and praising Hillary Clinton.
Starting to get the picture? It’s like the Hillary Clinton fan club says “ISIS™” wants Trump and since there are now two degrees of separation from the original source, Hillary is able to get away with it.
Here is the original CFR propaganda:
“Last week, an ISIS spokesman wrote on the ISIS-affiliated Telegram channel, Nashir, “I ask Allah to deliver America to Trump.” Meanwhile, an ISIS supporter posted on one of the numerous jihadist “channels” hosted by the Telegram messaging application, “The ‘facilitation’ of Trump’s arrival in the White House must be a priority for jihadists at any cost!!!” CFR
If you click on those two links to the “proof” what you find is two screen-shots of some kind of Twitter feed written in Arabic or something similar. You have no idea what it says and no way to prove it wasn’t written by one of those hundreds of “ISIS™” Twitter accounts that track back to the British government.
For that matter, this too might be relevant:
“An American-trained sniper has been promoted to a top position in the Islamic State war machine.
Gulmurod Khalimov, a 41-year-old colonel who underwent US special arms training while heading the Tajikistan special police force, was tapped to be ISIS’s minister of war, according to a new report.” New York Post, Sept. 7, 2016
Hillary Clinton is desperate. That much is well established. But she isn’t the only one. She represents an old guard in what Dwight D. Eisenhower once called the military industrial complex which is served not only by corrupt politicians like Hillary Clinton who view war as a business, but also by the kinds of think tanks that are paid well to come up with various propaganda points, like the Council on Foreign Relations for instance.
Let’s be clear: Donald Trump does not represent a significant difference when it comes to glorifying the military and neoliberal ideology. Yesterday he was praising the notion of privatizing public schools and spending tons more money on the MIC.
By clamping onto this ridiculous propaganda Hillary Clinton is showing how desperate she is in the wake of her failing numbers and trust ratings among the public in this country. You can attribute that in part to the facts of her corruption slowly leaking out into the public view but you can also attribute that, I think, to her continually sticking to the bullshit line that the US never does anything overseas in any interests other than “humanitarian, democracy-building, freedom-seeking” intentions.
Even Republicans know the US isn’t the hooker with the heart of gold anymore. The taint of Bush/Cheney has spread like a cancer. Just ask Jeb about that one.
The fact that Hillary is still trying her best to serve as a racketeer and a gangster for capitalism is the one thing that holds her back more than any other aspect of her corrupt, soulless self and I would be willing to bet that is what lies at the heart of her extremely low trustworthiness ratings.
The problem for Hillary is that unlike Gen. Smedley Butler, she has never served in the military and can’t conjure up 500,000 ex-soldiers at the wave of a hand to stand behind her like he could so she’s going to have a bit of a harder time making a turn and telling folks like it is as he did back in ’35.
In short, she made this bed and now she has to lie in it naked and exposed for all to see what she really is: a war-mongering neocon who sold her soul to the MIC and no amount of screeching “ISIS™” is going to save her campaign at this point. She is a gangster and a racketeer and she is for life. The only problem is, she’s a desperate gangster and racketeer and surrounded by a gaggle of other desperate gangsters and racketeers who just happen to have connections to “ISIS™” these days.
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