Using the standard announced by the justices at the Nuremberg trials of Nazi war criminals in World War II, Hillary Clinton is a war criminal.
Justice Robert Jackson’s opening statement to the court is as applicable now as it was then:
Hillary Clinton is certainly not the only one, but she is the only one running for president.
Equally credible cases can be made against W, Cheney, Rice, and Rumsfeld.
Each supported an illegal war in which thousands of American lives were sacrificed for Big Oil, and in which hundreds of thousands of Iraqis were murdered.
Each subscribes to belligerent, interventionist military policy. Each supports an American Empire foreign policy.
Each supports arming the world. Each supports Israel’s occupation and war against the Palestinian people.
Each supports regime change, by force or stealth, where such will benefit US corporate or military interests. Even at the expense of democratically elected governments.
Hillary’s supporters recognize that she is substantially more of a war hawk than Donald Trump. Even the NY Times made that observation.
As Secretary of State, Hillary promoted regime change in Libya, and was actually gleeful about Moammar Ghadafy being sodomized by a knife and murdered.
Hillary supported, and supports, CIA drone strikes against civilians, and is unapologetic about the deaths of women and children she caused.
We have a candidate running for president who has actually murdered Muslims, running against a candidate who has said politically incorrect things about Muslims.
Guess whom the media talking heads think is the bad guy?
War is profitable. Planes, ships, bombs, munitions, missiles, uniforms, trucks, Humvees, etc are all paid for by the American taxpayers. Profits flow into the coffers of the military-industrial complex.
They in turn bribe politicians to stay in wars or to start new ones.
Hillary is their poster child. She has never seen a war she didn’t like or a military budget she didn’t support.
Hillary’s foreign policies are the same as Henry Kissinger’s. Her views on military adventurism and interventionism are indistinguishable from those of Reagan, Bill Clinton, Bush, and Obama.
She has been a cheerleader for every military incursion by the US since Bosnia. (One remembers her lie about landing in Bosnia “under sniper fire!” That was proven false by the release of video footage of her and her daughter Chelsea walking down a red carpet surrounded by Bosnian dignitaries. Lol!)
Hillary has threatened to bomb Iran, her emails prove she supported regime change in Syria to help Israel. She permitted Sarin nerve gas to be made available to Syrian rebels so they could murder civilians and blame the Assad government. She enthusiastically pushed for the destabilization of Libya and chortled at the murder of Moammar Ghadafy by knife.
She backed the military coup in Honduras which overthrew a democratically elected president and plunged the country into violence and instability, making it the murder capital of the Americas.
When desperate Honduran families sent their children north to the US for safety and refuge, Hillary ordered them deported and sent back to the horrific violence she was responsible for creating in their homeland.
Her most recent foray into belligerence is promising to establish a no-fly zone in Syria. Presently the Russian Air Force is carrying out missions in Syria against ISIS and the Syrian rebels fighting Assad. Hillary’s plan would be for US attacks on those Russian aircraft. Such a move, according to Vladimir Putin, would be an act of war against Russia.
Donald Trump, by the way, is supportive of Russian actions in Syria, and would cooperate with Putin.
But there is no profit for the military-industrial complex if Russian bombs are dropped. They wish to sell their bombs to the US government for the military to use. Enter Hillary! She is all in favor of doing whatever is necessary to buy and drop US bombs.
Because of her gender, Hillary is getting a pass. Many intelligent, progressive women and feminists are all too willing to overlook Hillary’s positions and her record. Some are merely caught up in the euphoria of breaking the ultimate glass ceiling. Some are purposely ignoring disturbing positions she holds. And many just don’t care what she says or did.
Were Hillary an elderly white male, she would be indistinguishable from most of the Republican party. She is actually much closer to traditional Republicans than is Donald Trump. Trump is a populist who has campaigned against the Republican establishment, Wall Street, the Iraq war and trade agreements.
Hillary is remarkably to the right of almost every candidate who sought the Republican nomination. Her foreign policies are identical to those of Henry Kissinger and the entire field of right wing Republicans Trump defeated.
And like most Republicans, she supports the death penalty and opposes legalizing marijuana.
When Obama was elected, many progressives hoped that he would prosecute W, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Rice, and others for war crimes. Almost 5,000 American troops were killed in Iraq for no reason whatsoever. Hundreds fo thousands of Iraqis were murdered. Halliburton made billions, as did a host of companies with ties to Bush and Cheney,
Obama gave them a get-out-of jail-free card. He stopped the Justice Department from pursuing any actions against them.
And Obama and Clinton then proceeded to continue with illegal wars, a regime change foreign policy, assassinations, drone strikes on civilians, and bombing people that had never been a threat to the US.
If Bush and Cheney were war criminals, so is Hillary.
And while liberals detest Trump for insulting Muslims and calling for a ban of Muslims into the US, they are curiously silent about the fact that Hillary actually has killed Muslims.
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