An Alert on Hillary Clinton’s and Her Top Adviser’s Neocon Hawkish Mindset in Synergy With Her Track Record of Support for Oppressive Right Wing RegimesLeave a comment
June 2, 2016 by Alfred
At the onset of this Argentum Post article, this writer directs the attention of his readers to an e-mail sent by Hillary Clinton on her unprotected server which she took home without asking for State Department permission. She sent this to her top foreign policy advisor, Jake Sullivan who is a neoconservative hawk.
This e-mail was received by Clinton’s top foreign-policy advisor, Sidney Blumenthal. He, as Hillary Clinton, is highly favorable to America’s invading regimes that Israel wants to overthrow, and is a neoconservative.
Said e-mail was dated January 7, 2016.
The readers can reach their own conclusions, but the suggestion that seems to filter through is that the Syrian conflict may be “positive” (?!), and have an exploitable side in if it can be used to ad further fuel to the ravishing fire of sectarian war which is devastating and entire region of the planed and resulting in unimaginable loss of innocent life and suffering.
How can one possibly understand the cold and cruel beyond words calculations that perhaps the exploitation of this nightmarish civil war in Syria has exploitable potential for the divide to conquer hegemons in Israel and in the West, who could both benefit from it ?!
How can such a cunning and manipulative conversation be entertained as the violence in the Middle East which resulted from the 2003 Bush/Cheney invasion has resulted in major catastrophic consequences ?
NOTE: In this e-mail the relevant portions have been bolded for emphasis by this writer.
On January 7, 2016 Hillary deemed the following content to be noteworthy for consideration by sending it in an unsecured e-mail to her top foreign policy advisor, Jake Sullivan. It talks about a “…positive side to the civil war in Syria…” which “…could well ignite a sectarian war between the Shiites and the majority Sunnis…” “…drawing in Iran…”, “…which in the view of Israeli commanders would not be a bad thing for Israel and its Western allies…”
At the end of this Argentum Post article, this stunning e-missive is reproduced in-toto.
It seems that every day and every hour as we approach the California primary, Hillary Clinton’s background is emerging in ways which have the effect of very significantly lowering her popularity vis-a-vis that of Bernie Sanders, and that means as well her electability vis-a-vis Trump, to the point that it may become an imperative for the super delegates to step in and designate Bernie as the official presidential candidate.
Several articles have been published recently in the Argentum Post about Hillary Clinton’s background which the corporatized mainstream media has deliberately and studiously avoided.
Without entering repetitively into details of said articles, again, at the onset of this article, one of the most comprehensive ones published in the Argentum Post is herein incorporated by reference and this article is, “With Trump the Likely Nominee, Clinton’s Presidential Electability Without Sanders is Highly Questionable“.
There are two fundamental areas in Hillary Clinton’s historical background, which if analyzed and divulged by a non-censored media which the American people deserves, would inexorably result in eliminating her probability of becoming the Democratic nominee.
This in addition to the fact that a landmark historical event is shaping up among the vast majority of the American electorate which makes it clear that both, establishment neocon Republicans and establishment neolib Democrat politicians have overplayed their hands for way too long and therefore they are finished, period.
On the Republican side, the “outsider” likely nominee speaks for himself and every time he does he seems to either hurt himself and/or others. Trump is a zero experience public service man responding to the Republican culture (or lack thereof) in a way which has him come across as bizarrely incongruent, contradictory, aggressive, and as an equal opportunity bigot and offender of all who are not caucasian, white, men. Nevertheless though, he cannot be discounted as a contender to the presidency for a party which has been ethically, intellectually, and politically in a state of increasing putrefaction to such an extend that it may culminate into a terminal disintegration.
On the Democratic side, the “outsider” is an experienced public service official who is former mayor, and presently a Senator, who seems endowed with a rational and humanist value system, and who espouses politically what seems like a new deal progressive social democratic outlook as well as a praxis which has characterized him as a strong leader who has already launched a vibrant movement in the direction of ending our hemorrhage of blood and treasury in wars in favor of a focus on our homeland’s stability by being not deferential to undue influence lobbies, and by improving social and educational services and by being an advocate for socio-economical equalization.
The only non-“outsider” therefore is the establishment former Republican Hillary Clinton who is documentably linked to Wall Street, most particularly to the Goldman Sachs firm, is also linked to super pacs such as, most particularly, the undue influence Israeli AIPAC to which she seems deferentially in obsessively obliging in ways to such an extend that it has damaged our national security and our nation’s prestige in the Middle East.
Hillary Clinton is a neo liberal hawk who sees war as a means to an end which is not clearly defined but which clearly benefits her in her insatiable lust and quest for financial and political power which she pursues relentlessly and at time dishonestly while all the time giving little but lip service to those who are not members of America’s 1% or 0.1% elite.
Hillary Clinton supported the Cheney/Bush neocon war on Iraq which was carried on the basis of a relentlessly repeated series of falsehoods, including the one which attempted to link Iraq to the 9/11 attacks.
What gives compendiousness to this mix of extremely negative qualities documented by Hillary Clinton’s track record which would seem to bar her from consideration to the candidacy of a presidential quest, is the fact that she additionally has “blood on her hands“.
Hillary Clinton, while talking the talk of democracy and freedom, has documentable been actively engaged in supporting some of the most notoriously violently oppressive, international law, Geneva Convention, and human rights violating, dictators and their power structures throughout the world, as long as, said repulsive dictators are “our” dictators.
Point in case would be Hillary Clinton’s close relationship with the Egyptian thuggish dictator Hosni Mubarak, who she characterized as someone she feels for as if he was a member of her family.
The same applies to her relationship with Benjamin Netanyahu who carried out the 2014 massacre of Gaza, who imposes a blockade on the world’s largest concentration camp, who violates UN resolutions by refusing to end the illegal occupation of Palestinian land, who is now again under investigation of the Israeli police for misuse of government funds, and who has just lost the confidence of his own Minister of Defense, and who has offended President Obama by his intrusion in collusion with the Republican neocons who attempted to sabotage the P5+1 successful negotiations with the democratically elected President Rouhani of Iran. Additionally now 200 officials of the military establishment and of the intelligence community of Israel have signed a letter of protest against the governments treatment of the Palestinians.
Clinton has opposed humanitarian efforts supportive of the Palestinians, criticizing a flotilla scheduled to bring relief supplies to the besieged Gaza Strip in 2011, claiming it would “provoke actions by entering into Israeli waters and creating a situation in which the Israelis have the right to defend themselves.” Not only did she fail to explain how ships with no weapons or weapons components on board (the only cargo on the U.S. ship was letters of solidarity to the Palestinians in that besieged enclave), she also failed to explain why she considered the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of the port of Gaza to be “Israeli waters” when the entire international community recognizes Israeli territorial waters as being well to the northeast of the ships’ intended route.
Stephen Zunes reported and documented this historical reality.
Stephen Zunes is professor of politics and international studies and program director of Middle Eastern studies at the University of San Francisco. He is the author of Tinderbox: U.S. Middle East Policy and the Roots of Terrorism; co-author of Western Sahara: War, Nationalism and Conflict Irresolution; and co-editor of Nonviolent Social Movements. He is a writer and senior analyst for Foreign Policy in Focus, associate editor of Peace Review, contributing editor of Tikkun, and the chair of the academic advisory committee for the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict.
This documented reality of Stephen Zunes on Hillary Clinton’s record on foreign policy is found on none other than the Tikkun publication whose editor is the legendary progressive and humanist Jewish rabbi Michael Lerner.
As the famous Israeli progressive writer and journalist Gideon Levy stated in his book titled, “Punishing Gaza”, namely that when it comes to Hillary Clinton who almost hysterically keeps repeating her mantra that she is “a friend of Israel” for obvious financial and political again, “with ‘friends’ like Hillary Clinton, Israel does not need enemies“.
In Bahrain, where the U.S. maintains a military base, the reality is that Hillary Clinton was involved in basically a protection for the dictatorship,” said Zainab al-Khawaja, a prominent human-rights activist who began a hunger strike after her father, husband and brother-in-law were arrested at her apartment over the weekend.
Hillary Clinton has been of support to coups such as the one which occurred in 2009 in Honduras when the democratically elected President Zelaya was abducted in the middle of the night and overthrown in a coup which Hillary Clinton insisted would not be characterized as coup. The coup plotters which took over, have carried out tremendous repression in Honduras and this resulted in the assassinations of union organizers and of human rights and environmental activists such as most recently was the case with the murder of Berta Careers and the attempted killing of her friend and visitor from Mexico, namely social anthropologist Gustavo Soto.
The Center for Economic and Policy Research co-director, Mark Weisbrot, released a statement after the tragedy, noting that political repression, including targeted killings of activists, had increased drastically after the coup, as Honduras’ post-coup governments and the U.S. government turned a blind eye. Clinton “did her best to help the coup government succeed and legitimate itself,” said Weisbrot.
The 2009 coup helped militarize the country even further. Marjorie Cohen writes in Truthdig, “Amid all this, the United States has added two military bases in Honduras — bringing the total to 14 — and increased its financing of the Honduran police and military.” (March 15)
This illegal, U.S.-backed coup ousted a progressive president and ushered in a wave of repression. Hillary Clinton has the blood of Berta Cáceres, Nelson Garcia and the over 25,000 people that have been killed since 2009 on her hands.
The list of outrageous and repulsively hypocritical contradictions which characterize Hillary Clinton’s discrepancies between her rhetoric and her actions and historical reality has been recorded in the annals of history and his therefore undeniable.
One last aspect which most seriously needs wide dissemination at this critical juncture has to do, not so much with the misuse without approval by the US Department of State of the Hillary Clinton’s unprotected server as it has with the content of a particularly stunning email which is reproduced infra and which this writer found published by Wikileaks.
On January 7, 2016 Hillary deemed the following content to be noteworthy for consideration by sending it in an unsecured e-mail to her top foreign policy advisor, Jake Sullivan. In it she talks about a “…positive side to the civil war in Syria…” which “…could well ignite a sectarian war between the Shiites and the majority Sunnis…” “…drawing in Iran…”, “…which in the view of Israeli commanders would not be a bad thing for Israel and its Western allies…”” UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department of State Case No. F-2014-20439 Doc No. C05795336 Date: 01/07/2016 7.
In toto, said e-mail looks as follows.
“One particular source states that the British and French Intelligence services believe that their Israeli counterparts are convinced that there is a positive side to the civil war in Syria; if the Assad regime topples, Iran would lose its only ally in the Middle East and would be isolated. At the same time, the fall of the House of Assad could well ignite a sectarian war between the Shiites and the majority Sunnis of the region drawing in Iran, which, in the view of Israeli commanders would not be a bad thing for Israel and its Western allies. In the opinion of this individual, such a scenario would distract and might obstruct Iran from its nuclear activities for a good deal of time. In addition, certain senior Israeli intelligence analysts believe that this turn of events may even prove to be a factor in the eventual fall of the current government of Iran.”
If the American public were not systematically deceived by a rigged DNC, partially due to the obvious tendentiousness of Peggy Wasserman Schultz, in cooperation with a corporatized mainstream media which is brazenly derelict in its duty to accurately inform and thereby educate, the concept of a Hillary Clinton candidacy would be dead on arrival.
In view of the foregoing documented facts, the time is now, particularly but not necessarily in view of the coming California June 7, 2016 Primary, to alert the super delegates of their duty to, not only in the best interests of the Democratic party, but as well in the best interest of all Americans, select the only viable, honest, and competent candidate which obviously Bernie Sanders is, as the nominee who is also the most capable of defeating Donald Trump.
After 8 years of moving forward most of the time, with exceptions of times when President Obama appeared to be contradicting his promises, often due to having his hands handcuffed behind his back in view of the unending Republican obstructionism, we must now take advantage of the momentum to move evolutionary and progressively forward, a movement which will be out of the question should either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump assume the presidency.