The Spectacle of So-Called “Debates” Among Republicans and by Hillary Clinton Reveals the Imperative of a Bernie Sanders Victory3
February 15, 2016 by Alfred
Too much has already been exposed to disqualify all of the debaters for the presidential nomination, except, of course, the one and only Senator Bernie Sanders.
It is now more clear than ever, not by default alone, but by the fundamental merits of Senator Bernie Sanders narratives as well as by his flawless track record, that he is the only hope liberals and decent moderate conservatives have that, for the sake of our nation’s national security, and for sake of the our quest to bring to an end the corrosive and toxic undue influences of super pacs and the industrial-military complex, that our endangered democracy be protected by our vote for this noble man.
The Argentum Post has reported in detail on the utter inadequacy of all Republican candidates, as well as of the Democratic candidate, Hillary Clinton, for the presidential nomination.
What has not been reported are two additional noteworthy facts.
Hillary Clinton has recently had the temerity to announce that two politicians who have been involved in literal crimes against humanity, as being her “friends” who are endorsing her. This is truly a surreal-like spectacle which under normal and ideal conditions would immediately disqualify her for being the Democratic nominee.
Said politicians are former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and the present Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu.
Both of these men have had warrants issued for their arrests by two European nations whose citizens lost their lives as a direct result of the policies of both which in effect have constituted crimes against humanity.
For the sake of brevity, one of the crimes against humanity for which Kissinger his wanted in France is that of Kissinger and Nixon’s support of and role in, the mass killing of Chileans and French citizens in Chile where on 9/11 of 1973, with their support, the democratically elected government of Dr. Salvador Allende was crushed, by the fascist General Augusto Pinochet.
In an erroneously declassified memo, uncovered by the illustrious national security researcher and author Peter Kornbluh and described in this book titled “The Pinochet File : A Dossier on Atrocity and Accountability”, Kornbluh found a memo by Kissinger to the murderous General Pinochet which in effect states that Pinochet must not worry about the U.S. congressional criticism of his human rights violations since, “…we like what you are doing down there…“.
In the Slate issue of November 27, 2002 the following is stated :
“On Memorial Day 2001, Kissinger was visited by the police in the Ritz Hotel in Paris and handed a warrant, issued by Judge Roger LeLoire, requesting his testimony in the matter of disappeared French citizens in Pinochet’s Chile. Kissinger chose to leave town rather than appear at the Palais de Justice as requested. He has since been summoned as a witness by senior magistrates in Chile and Argentina who are investigating the international terrorist network that went under the name “Operation Condor” and that conducted assassinations, kidnappings, and bombings in several countries. The most spectacular such incident occurred in rush-hour traffic in downtown Washington, D.C., in September 1976, killing a senior Chilean dissident and his American companion. Until recently, this was the worst incident of externally sponsored criminal violence conducted on American soil. The order for the attack was given by Gen. Augusto Pinochet, who has been vigorously defended from prosecution by Henry Kissinger.”
Now, for the sake of brevity, as regards to PM Benjamin Netanyahu, in addition to the monstrous massacre of close to 3,000 mostly unarmed civilians during the Summer of 2014 in Gaza, a massacre which included some 500 children, Netanyahu ordered the Israeli navy on May 31st, 2010 to attack in international waters the “Freedom Flotilla” which was bringing urgently needed humanitarian supplies to the people of Gaza which have had to endure a hellish existence for years as a result of the Israeli blockade of Gaza which in effect morphed this Palestinian territory into the greatest concentration camp in history.
Ten members of the crew of said Freedom Flotilla were cold-bloodedly massacred on board of their ships. The Freedom Flotilla boat was rented by a group of international human rights activists.
For this crime alone, the Spanish government issued a warrant for Netanyahu’s arrest. This fact was all but ignored by the U.S. mainstream media.
Most recently, at a speech at the Brookings Institution known as the “Saban Forum”, Hillary Clinton surreally pandered to the criminal Netanyahu by stating the following when asked by Saban what she would do on her first day in office :
Speaking of Netanyahu, Clinton was asked by Saban what she would do on her first day in office and she said dutifully:
on the first day I would extend an invitation to the Israeli prime minister to come to the United States hopefully within the first month, certainly as soon as it could be arranged to do exactly what I briefly outlined. To work toward very much strengthening and intensifying our relationship on military matters, on terrorism and on everything else that we can do more to cooperate on that will send a strong message to our own peoples as well as the rest of the world. So that is on my list for the first day.
This was reprinted from Mondoweiss in December of 2015.
Again as in the case when Hillary Clinton was proud to be endorsed a friend such as Madeleine Albright who stated to endorse her friend Hillary that “…there is a place in hell for women who do not help women...”. This is a former Secretary of State who, when asked by Connie Chung on CBS’s “60 Minutes” program whether she thought that the Cheney/Bush U.S. invasion and bombing of Baghdad was justified given that thousands of children died as a result, her shameless reply waas “…yes, I think it was well worth it…”.
Bottom line, with friends like Kissinger, Netanyahu, and Madeleine Albright, Hillary Clinton does not need any enemies, but with an insatiable and reckless greed for power criterion, and an utter lack of respect for the killing of innocent unarmed people in her pandering of right-wing extremists neocons and neoliberals, “we the people” not only do not need a Hillary Clinton in the White House, but have an ethical obligation to vote against her and that begins with not supporting her nomination, so that we inaugurate a new era of progressive and constructive, genuine participative leadership by bringing Senator Bernie Sanders to the White House.
As stated supra, none of the Republicans qualify for the presidential nomination race, however two facts not well-known are noteworthy as regards to incredible statements made by the zero-experience candidate Rubio and by the zero-experience candidate Trump.
Rubio, utters platitudes which are either so banal or so incorrect that one almost feels embarrassed for him.
One particularly noteworthy is the one he recently he declared, namely that he is thankful to God every day that W Bush was President when the 9/11 tragedy occurred.
Rubio declared that “,,,I thank God that George W. Bush was president of the United States instead of Al Gore on September 11, 2001…”
This is an absurd statement given that it is now established beyond reasonable doubt that 9/11 was exploited criminally by the Cheney/Bush et al. neocon junta to attack Iraq on false claims.
It is also tragicomical in way since Bush (the W), when asked about what he is doing with the hunt for Osama Bin Laden, replied : So I don’t know where he is. You know, I just don’t spend that much time on him, Kelly [Kelly Wallace, Cable News Network], to be honest with you.
It is also clearly established that the attack on Iraq in 2003 had, and still is having, catastrophic consequences as it wasted the lives to hundreds of thousands Americans and Iraqis, it wasted trillions or more dollars, and the advent of Al Qaeda in Iraq and now Daesh (aka) ISIS brutally violent phenomena are directly a result of the Bush invasion of Iraq, and for this, the wheel of justice inexorable must keep on turning until the inescapable indictment of Cheney/Bush and others.
But Rubio “thanks” God for Bush ? Is this not offensive to God ?
Finally as regards to one of a myriad of unreal and hyperbolic exaggerations which Trump uses in his show, one was that he remembers who “thousands” of Moslems celebrated the 9/11 attacks.
Well, of course, he fabricated this.
BUT, what is not a fabrication is that indeed there people celebrating the event. They were just a few on top of a van filming the event and when a resident called the 911 of this outrageous “celebration” of 9/11, the police came and arrested these celebrants, but not because they were celebrating, which by itself this does not amount to a criminal offense although it is ignominiously offensive, but because when these people upon replying to the questions of the law enforcement officers gave away a foreign accent and therefore were then asked were they were from and what they were doing in this country. Their response was that they were “foreign students”, something which led the police officers to demand an ID from them and as a result it was determined that these people were members of Israel’s foreign intelligence service, the Mossad.
For a detailed report on this fact, one can access the Center for National Interest Foundation publication. CNIF has hosted several conferences of scholars and others on current events at the prestigious National Press Club.
All of the foregoing facts are either not covered by the mainstream media, or are under- covered, or are tendentiously covered.
This disrespect of the corporatized media violates the American people’s right to know.
This is a right which is as precious as the right of freedom of expression, which is something that we must not share in that bizarre and skewed way which gave origin to that miscarriage of the Supreme Court ruling which is infamously known as the Citizen’s United v. Federal Election Commission.
That ruling must be repealed as part of the reform of our electoral laws which will restore that wall which constitutionally separates the elections from the undue influence of the moneyed elite.
The guarantee to a free press is enshrined into a our constitution. The First Amendment prohibits abridging the freedom of speech, infringing on the freedom of the press,
The Citizens United ruling violates that and probably would not exist if it were not for the existence of, inter alia, Justice Scalia.
Thank you, Alfred, for your courageous revelations of just a few of the partially known monstrous crimes perpetrated in the name of American citizens in recent years. Most of these are part of our verifiable history by those (such as yourself) who are willing to bring their truth to light. The crimes that you cite are unknown in their entirety by the American public because the media and government leadership at all levels have been, and continue to be, complicit by their silence and criminal distortion of the truth.
Bernie Sanders appears to be the logical choice for the Democrat Party. But the specter
and the reality of the Super Delegates casts doubt upon that hope.
More proof that we no longer live in a democracy!
Would you be willing, Alfred, to do an historical background piece on the delegates – how and when they came into existence, and the process by which they influence our elections?
I think that your readers (like myself) who do not understand the sinister power of these
‘secret,’ unelected delegates and their seeming ability to sully and cheat our electoral process would like to know more about them.
Thanks for this piece, today, Alfred.
Thank you so much, for your always so well articulated comments which enrich the Argentum Post to its readers.
Indeed a spectacle! Am I in The Twilight Zone?