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Reporters Without Borders thinks ISIS in Africa and al-Qaeda in Syria are less dangerous to free speech than Putin and Xi

The integrity of Reporters Without Borders has been called into question by the editor-in-chief of RT Margarita Simonyan.

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A row has erupted between the French based group Reporters Without Borders (Reporters Sans Frontières–RSF) and RT’s editor-in-chief Margarita Simonyan.

The incident began when RSF referred to individuals at RT as “enemies of journalism”. Simonyan fired back saying that the group should ‘self-dissolve’.

READ MORE: RT Chief slams Reporters Without Borders–says organisation should “self-dissolve”

Now, Simonyan has fired back with an open letter to RSF, demanding a clarification of their insulting position.

The letter is reproduced in its entireity below.

One look at both the financiers of as well as the targets of RSF, paints a picture of a group with a clear ideological bent that is miles away from their supposed ethos of promoting free speech and honest journalism.

In 2016, in particular, RSF dropped a list of individuals and entities from their list of free speech offenders in spite the fact that such groups and individuals are still very much a danger to free speech. 

Here are some of the most staggering examples of groups and individuals dropped from RSF’s ‘predators against free speech’ list in 2016

–Boko Haram (an ISIS affiliate in Nigeria)

–Illegal Baloch terrorist groups operating in Pakistan 

–The Israel Defence Force 

–Italian mafia 

–Al-Nusra Front (the primary al-Qaeda affiliate in Syria)

–The Muslim Brotherhood (a radical group whose members commit numerous terrorist atrocities against Egyptian Christians)

–Anti-government militias in Philippines including radical Salafists and Maoists 

By contrast, those still on the RSF list of free speech violators include 

–Vladimir Putin (the President of Russia) 

–Xi Jinping (the President of China) 

–Bashar al-Assad (the President of Syria)

–Nguyen Phu Trong (Secretary General of the Communist Party of Vietnam)

–Nicolas Maduro (President of Venezuela)

–Houthi Rebels (a poorly armed and poorly funded Shi’a resistance group fighting Saudi Arabia in Yemen). 

In summary, the Presidents of Russia and China are, according to RSF, bigger enemies of free speech than al-Qaeda in Syria and ISIS in Nigeria. 

If that wasn’t enough to make one ‘question more’ about the ideological bent of RSF, one of the groups primary financiers is none other than George Soros.

So much for the integrity and independence of RSF.

 

 

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RSF is just a cheap annex of the CIA and vermin US necon deep State…who have commmitted and continue to commit the greatest war crimes of the last 20 years and lmore in Serbia, Iraq, Syria, Libya, Yemen and other countries where the US bombs and kills obscenely while daring to tell others how to behave…

Denounce the criminal Americans every day….

TravelAbout
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TravelAbout

Should be renamed Reporters Without Morals.

Mr. Costelol
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Mr. Costelol

Narrative control agents, “Thought police”.

Constantine
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Constantine

Or Propagandists Without Borders.

AM Hants
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AM Hants

Who set up Sans Frontieres? Who is the PR Media Management Company behind White Helmets aka IS IS/Al Qaeda or whatever they are called today? Mathew Rycroft – UK Envoy in the UN, who once upon a time was Tony Blair’s Private Secretary during the time when Blair was lying to Parliament with regards the Iraq War. Who gave Blair and Rycroft a lending hand? Was it not Bell Pottinger? The US military gave Bell Pottinger $540m to run ‘covert’ Iraq war PR propoganda campaign… http://www.thedrum.com/news/2016/10/02/the-us-military-gave-bell-pottinger-540m-run-covert-iraq-war-pr-propoganda-campaign Media Propaganda Campaign – White Helmets Receive $ 100 million from the US and… Read more »

Mr. Costelol
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Mr. Costelol

The guy in the picture is James Le Mesurier, a British ex-mercenary, who founded the White Helmets
in 2013. The group has been lauded for its “humanitarian” efforts in
Syria, but they have actually functioned more as a logistics and
propaganda arm of Syria’s al-Qaeda branch, complete with training from
Le Mesurier.This Sandhurst graduate was very active in Yugoslavia against Serbs in Bosnia and Kosovo.

AM Hants
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AM Hants

Thanks for recognising him. The UK version of Erik Prince. Also, look who funds The White Helmets, no doubt you already know. What I find interesting is the Jo Cox Memorial Fund donating over £2 million. That was the MP, whose husband was on the Thames, cheering on Team Brexit, with his two young children, when Geldof was ranting at Nigel Farage. The day the UK fishermen were protesting against EU quotas on the Thames. The following day Jo Cox was allegedly taken out. Massive publicity and fund raising for the two young boys, that she left behind. So why… Read more »

Mr. Costelol
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Mr. Costelol

Very interesting observation. I have noticed British intelligence frequently uses humanitarian sentiment and donations to fund nefarious activities , specifically Care Canada and Care Australia financed mercenary and intelligence gathering operations in “the former Yugoslavia.” They often use vile propaganda to promote donations.

Mr. Costelol
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Mr. Costelol

You’ve mentioned Bob Geldof, what’s interesting was the campaign “We are the world” to help Ethiopia during the famine – there are claims that little money was ever delivered for the stated purpose.

plamenpetkov
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plamenpetkov

what do you expect, Geldoff is from the chosen people tribe, didn’t he also urged the Arabs and all 3rd world people to not have so many kids?

Mr. Costelol
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Mr. Costelol

Had no idea, I thought Geldof was Scottish. I saw the other day a new batch of peace corps volunteers/humanitarians coming to Kiev – pretty old looking “peace corps” volunteers – calling them spies would better describe them.

Seán Murphy
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Seán Murphy

No, he’s not. He is from a Christian family in Dublin, who are of Belgian origin. Listen to his accent: he has a south Dublin accent, the so called Blackrock College accent, where he attended.

AM Hants
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AM Hants

Cannot stand Geldof and can believe what you said. Midge Ure, who partnered him, never got the recognition he deserved.

Seán Murphy
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Seán Murphy

How do you think “Sir Bob” became a millionaire?

AM Hants
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AM Hants

So true and if you look further you no bout will see the same old crowd involved with them all and with links back to Yugoslavia. Clinton and Blair, weren’t they behind what happened in Yugoslavia and then Blair and Bush moved the teams to Iraq etc, etc, etc.

Mr. Costelol
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Mr. Costelol

Clinton was old man Bush’s project, and since the fall of the Berlin wall they’ve be working diligently to take down all states that weren’t completely under their control, with similar games as well. The roles of US ambassadors April Glaspie in Iraq and Warren Zimmermann in Yugoslavia were similar in making sure war would break out. It’s a disgusting bunch.

plamenpetkov
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plamenpetkov

I read a story by Mick White he did about the assassination of John Lennon and how the guy who killed Lennon worked for a CIA funded refugee center in South East Asia. SO this has been going on for decades.

DarkEyes
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DarkEyes

Do we remember the times Mr. John Lennon was in the USA with his Yoko Ono?. Man, had he a lot of troubles with all these “friendly establishment gentlemen” who got worried about their income from the Bonds in war and the Shares in MIC.
Mr. Lennon was preacing PEACE and NO WAR. That was no good in USA at that time. CIA it is said, allegedly finished it.

Franz Kafka
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Franz Kafka

Beware of virtue and value ‘signaling’. It is a sign of talmudo-satanist lies and illusions.

Franz Kafka
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Franz Kafka

Superb takedown. Thank you. Taking out my willy to pee on the corporate corpses.

AM Hants
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AM Hants

LOL, I would not waste my urine on them. Weird how so few can do so much damage and in so many nations. Not forgetting, Brother’s Bell, and what old Tim’s brother David is involved in. Common Purpose, who just happen to have serious control of the media. COMMON PURPOSE AND BELL POTTINGER Common Purpose + Bell-Pottinger – Leading Beyond Authority … http://www.stopcp.com/cpbellpottinger.php Who’s Who of Common Purpose (interesting what they have to say) Cur David ‘Boss’ Bell. Julia ‘Boss’ Middleton. Peter Mandelson. Caroline Duckworth. Suzy Leather Robert Preston (BBC) Mark Thomson (BBC and NYT) Gordon Brown David Cameron Cur… Read more »

DarkEyes
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DarkEyes

An act of bravery, I’d say?

DarkEyes
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DarkEyes

Alwasy back to the source, then.
Well done, AM.

Brian De Paolo
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Brian De Paolo

Amazing…Americans talking about bombing other countries that don’t mean shit to them…but all it is is talk…fuck its your country doing this….who runs things there anymore…not you the people..

Ro Nom
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Ro Nom

Reporters without Brains. Orwell predicted the future of the Worst (west) perfectly. A future with a boot endless on one’s face. Faceboot. Surely one gets your brains damaged with a boot endlessly on your face. So Reporters without Brains would be the best title for them.

plamenpetkov
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plamenpetkov

oh they got brains all right. They got brains enough to know how to collect their 30 silver dinars from CIA.

Franz Kafka
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Franz Kafka

‘Shekels,’ surely.

Win
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Win

How about: Reporters with free condos in Florida.

JPH
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JPH

https://rsf.org/en/our-supporters The usual suspects apart from banks: “The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) supports RSF’s reporting of media freedom violations throughout the world and especially in Asia.” “The European Commission’s European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR) supports journalists in difficulty by means of the ProtectDefenders.eu project.” “The French foreign ministry supports our work in countries it regards as priorities. The French defence ministry provides us with bulletproof vests, which we lend to journalists who are travelling to dangerous areas for work reasons. The French interior ministry provides us with bulletproof vests, which we lend to journalists who are… Read more »

Антония Симеонова
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Антония Симеонова

These RWB are mercenary morons, I’ve already noticed it.

dago dingo
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dago dingo

They should be called “Journalists Sans Cogliones” Translation Journo’s with no balls.

seby
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seby

acronym is CIA right? It seems a lot of these SF’s are that way. Also includes HRW and AI. U$ imperialism just prints more money to pay them all off.

plamenpetkov
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plamenpetkov

RT should make an expose type report, reporting on Reporters without Borders and point out where their funding comes from.

Dot
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Dot

Putin would never flip the bird in public because he rises above this kind of behaviour. Why these sites choose to suggest Putin has no more class than a common street ogre is beyond me. It’s not cute or appropriate.

Franz Kafka
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Franz Kafka

You must admit though that Putin is too polite in real life. I for instance, in his place, would preemptively nuke Washington tomorrow. He seems not to want to do that.

Franz Kafka
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Franz Kafka

The RSF list of good guys is strangely reminiscent of who the CIA and AngloZionist Empire are supporting this week.

Franz Kafka
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Franz Kafka

Fuck the CIA and their bastard offspring the RSF.

VeeNarian (Yerevan)
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VeeNarian (Yerevan)

RSF? Same old rubbish from people who are bought and sold as agents of the US/EU/NATO gang. Millions aren’t fooled by your jokes. Get your act together, RSF, before you end up in the dustbin of history.
Hope you guys don’t meet up with ISIS/Al-Quaeda/Boko Haram head-choppers. Who will protect you then???

Adreng
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Adreng

That is really absurd. While certainly not everything is perfect in Venezuela and Russia, both are countries where there are relatively strong opposition media. In Venezuela, some of the biggest newspapers are on the side of the opposition. In contrast, many of the enemies of a free press the organization does not mention any more do not tolerate any dissent.

Seán Murphy
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Seán Murphy

Financed by Soros, the international terrorist enabler; what could one expert?

rosewood11
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rosewood11

There is something about the picture with the header that just kind of says it all !!!

Vera Gottlieb
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Vera Gottlieb

I always suspected Reporters without Borders and never cared for them. Just another American front.

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World War I Homage – A Triumph of Lies and Platitudes

The unilateral, lawless imperialism that engendered World War I and 20 years later World War II is still alive and dangerously vigorous.

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Authored by Finian Cunningham via Strategic Culture:


World leaders gathered in Paris on Sunday under the Arc de Triomphe to mark the centennial anniversary ending World War I. In an absurd way, the Napoleon-era arc was a fitting venue – because the ceremony and the rhetoric from President Emmanuel Macron was a “triumph” of lies and platitudes.

Among the estimated 70 international leaders were US President Trump and Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, each sitting on either side of Macron and his wife. German Chancellor Angela Merkel was also given pride of place beside the French president.

Macron’s address to the dignitaries was supposed to be a call for international multilateralism. He urged a “brotherhood” for the cause of world peace. He also made a pointed rebuke of “nationalism” as posing a danger to peace – a remark which seemed aimed at Donald Trump who recently boasted of his politics with that very word.

But, ironically, everything about the ceremony and Macron’s speech resonated with jingoistic French nationalism, not his avowed multinationalism. As the politicians sat under the Arc de Triomphe, Macron walked around its circular esplanade in a salute to assembled French military forces bearing assault rifles and bayonets. The French anthem – The Marseillaise – was played twice, once by an army brass band, the second time sung by an army choir. There was also a military plane flyover displaying the blue, red and white tricolor of the French national flag.

In his speech, Macron talked about soldiers coming from all over the world to “die for France” during the 1914-18 Great War. He even said at one point that the war was fought for “the vision of France” and its “universal values”.

This was fluent drivel, French-style. No wonder Russia’s Putin momentarily gave a look of boredom as Macron waxed lyrical.

The speechifying and commemoration was completely detached from current realities of conflict and international tensions.

Among the “brotherhood” whom Macron was appealing to were Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu whose military forces continue to bomb and slaughter Palestinian civilians in illegally occupied territory. Also present was Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko whose armed militias continue to terrorize the people of eastern Ukraine with the blatant objective of instigating a war between the US-led NATO alliance and Russia.

Listening to Macron one would think that World War I erupted mysteriously from no specific cause and that an estimated 10 million soldiers were all killed in heroic battles for noble principles.

There was, of course, no mention by Macron of imperialist warmongering and the barbaric sacrifice of humans as slaves in the service of national capitalist power interests.

Grotesquely, as the world leaders donned solemn faces and mouthed pious platitudes for peace, the whole occasion was a triumph in burying reality and the ongoing causes of wars, as well as whitewashing the very culprits responsible for wars. Among the war criminals wearing a mournful black suit was former French President Nicolas Sarkozy who launched the NATO blitzkrieg on Libya in 2011.

While the empty, self-indulgent rhetoric was ringing out, one couldn’t help but recall some of the most glaring contemporary contradictions that were blocked out with awesome Orwellian efficiency.

Just this week, reports emerged of the horrific civilian death toll from the American air force bombing the Syrian city of Raqqa. The city was razed to the ground by US air strikes last year – supposedly to defeat the ISIS terror group. Some 8,000 bodies of civilians, mainly women and children, have now been recovered by Syrian government forces. And that’s only from clearing away a tiny area of rubble for the whole city.

What the Americans did in Raqqa was a monumental war crime, all the more criminal because US forces, along with their NATO partners Britain and France, are illegally present in and assaulting sovereign Syrian territory.

As Macron was telling world leaders about “the vision of France”, hundreds were being killed in Yemen in a battle to strangle the entire population by taking the port city of Hodeida. The genocidal war on that country – which is putting up to 16 million people at risk from starvation – has been fully backed by France, the US and Britain, from their supply of warplanes and bombs to the Saudi and Emirati aggressive forces.

We could mention other specific conflicts where the culprits are clearly identified. For example, the multi-million-dollar support from Washington for the Azov Battalion and other Neo-Nazi militias in Ukraine, which openly emulate the genocidal conduct of Hitler’s Third Reich to exterminate ethnic Russians.

We could mention how US-led NATO forces continue to expand towards Russian territory with outrageous provocation. The mounting earlier this month of the biggest-ever NATO war drills since the Cold War in the Arctic region adjacent to Russia’s northern border was a brazen threat of rehearsing invasion. The announced tearing up of yet another nuclear arms control treaty unilaterally by Washington is a reckless undermining of global security.

Washington threatens China with naval forces marauding near Beijing’s maritime territory in the South China Sea. Washington blockades Iran with illegal economic warfare and openly agitates for regime change. Washington declares Venezuela, Nicaragua and Cuba a “troika of tyranny” and reserves the right to threaten each of these countries with military invasion at any time.

Meanwhile, this weekend, Russia hosted peace talks in Moscow between the warring parties of Afghanistan. It was seen as a major breakthrough in trying to bring peace to the Central Asia country which has been wracked by 17 years of violence since US forces began their ongoing military occupation – allegedly to defeat terrorism.

Elsewhere, Russia has engaged with Turkey, Germany and France to convene a summit for peaceful reconstruction of Syria. The latest summit held in Ankara at the end of last month follows several other such meetings in Astana and Sochi, largely at the behest of Russian leader Vladimir Putin, to find a political settlement to the nearly eight-year war in Syria – a war that was fomented covertly by Washington and its allies for regime change.

France’s Macron talks about “multilateralism” for world peace, yet the two countries which have arguably supported and implemented multilateralism in practice are Russia and China in their calls and policies for global partnership and economic development.

And yet it is Russia and China that are being harassed with American and European sanctions, and US military provocations.

The unilateral, lawless imperialism that engendered World War I and 20 years later World War II is still alive and dangerously vigorous. We only have to look around the present world to realize that. But when the culprits indulge in a triumph of bullshit then we also know that the world is once again in very grave danger.

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Days after ANTIFA targeted Fox News’ Tucker Carlson’s home, trying to intimidate and scare the TV host into curbing his free speech against totalitarian mob rule propagated by ANTIFA and their paymasters, it appears that the SJW establishment swamp is going after Tucker with everything they got…sending in the expendable, and always eager to get publicity, Creepy Porn Lawyer, Michael Avenatti, to try and ensnare Carlson in some sort of racist assault scandal.

The entire event appears to be a staged, purposefully hitting upon all the right identity politics buttons…so as to maximize full SJW pressure on Tucker and Fox News.

The Gateway Pundit reports that Tucker Carlson has denied Michael Avenatti’s charges of assault, and explains that his actions were prompted by an unhinged gay man calling his daughter a wh*re and a c**t…

Creepy porn star Michael Avenatti made headlines again this weekend with trumped up charges of assault against FOX News host Tucker Carlson.

On Saturday Avenatti released video of Tucker Carlson in an argument with a crowd of people at a country club in Virginia.

Avenatti claims Tucker assaulted a gay Latino immigrant for no reason.

Avenatti posted this video made the allegations on Saturday.

RT CrossTalk host Peter Lavelle and The Duran’s Alex Christoforou take a quick look at the SJW swamps’ latest attempt to smear Tucker Carlson, by going after his 19-year old daughter, in a disgusting display of misogyny and hate towards the very women that establishment liberal claims to defend.

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Here’s Carlson’s full statement about the incident:

“On October 13, I had dinner with two of my children and some family friends at the Farmington Country Club in Charlottesville, Virginia. Toward the end of the meal, my 19-year-old daughter went to the bathroom with a friend. On their way back through the bar, a middle aged man stopped my daughter and asked if she was sitting with Tucker Carlson. My daughter had never seen the man before. She answered: ‘That’s my dad,’ and pointed to me. The man responded, ‘Are you Tucker’s whore?’ He then called her a ‘f—— c—.’

“My daughter returned to the table in tears. She soon left the table and the club. My son, who is also a student, went into the bar to confront the man. I followed. My son asked the man if he’d called his sister a ‘whore’ and a ‘cunt.’ The man admitted he had, and again become profane. My son threw a glass of red wine in the man’s face and told him to leave the bar, which he soon did.

“Immediately after the incident, I described these events to the management of the Farmington Country Club. The club spent more than three weeks investigating the incident. Last week, they revoked the man’s membership and threw him out of the club.

“I love my children. It took enormous self-control not to beat the man with a chair, which is what I wanted to do. I think any father can understand the overwhelming rage and shock that I felt seeing my teenage daughter attacked by a stranger. But I restrained myself. I did not assault this man, and neither did my son. That is a lie. Nor did I know the man was gay or Latino, not that it would have mattered. What happened on October 13 has nothing to do with identity politics. It was a grotesque violation of decency. I’ve never seen anything like it in my life.”

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Clinton admitted that while she doesn’t want to run again — she would “like to be president.”

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Hillary Clinton’s former adviser Mark Penn is warning the public that we should brace ourselves for another run from the power hungry sore loser in 2020.

Penn co-wrote in a Sunday op-ed for the Wall Street Journal that she “won’t let a little thing like two stunning defeats stand in the way of her claim to the White House.”

“True to her name, Mrs. Clinton will fight this out until the last dog dies,” the op-ed that Penn authored with Andrew Stein claims. “She won’t let a little thing like two stunning defeats stand in the way of her claim to the White House.”

Like a cockroach that just won’t die, or the final boss in a video game that keeps obnoxiously coming back after each defeat — Clinton just won’t go away.

Penn said that by “reinventing herself as a liberal firebrand, Mrs. Clinton will easily capture the 2020 nomination.”

“You can expect her to run for president once again,” he said. “Maybe not at first, when the legions of Senate Democrats make their announcements, but definitely by the time the primaries are in full swing.”

Last month, Clinton admitted that while she doesn’t want to run again — she would “like to be president.”

Even some of her closest allies want her to give it a rest though.

“She’s more likely to win Powerball,” Philippe Reines, Clinton’s longtime adviser, told The Hill.

While nobody really wants to hear that woman’s voice ever again — at least the right can recycle all their best memes from 2016.

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