Last week Hillary Clinton gave her much anticipated foreign policy speech in the run-up to the US Presidential elections (video below).
The speech contained very little substance as to the kind of commander and chief Hillary would make, and was more of an attack on the terrible commander and chief Donald Trump would be.
My first takeaway from Clinton’s speech is that she has already lost the debate to Trump.
When a person starts to define themselves in terms of how they are not like their competitor, the game is lost. Trump is in complete control. He is setting the pace and tempo. Clinton’s “I am not Trump” foreign policy speech is proof to that point. Hillary is defining her foreign policy, in terms of what Trump has said he will do should he win the Presidency.
Trump has said many things with regard to his foreign policy stance on a variety of topics (some logical, some not). Truth is we do not really know what The Don will do once he sits in the Oval Office. All have to go on are his speeches, TV interviews, Republican debates, and the fact that he is a businessman and negotiator at heart.
Hillary Clinton on the other does has a long and rich foreign policy track record as First Lady, US Senator, and US Secretary of State. We know exactly what kind of commander and chief Hillary Clinton will make.
If past decisions are an accurate indicator of future actions, one thing is crystal clear…a Clinton Presidency will be filled with violent US sponsored coups, wars, and a few NATO bombings. Never rule out boots on the ground as well. As the saying goes in Washington DC, “there was never a war Hillary Clinton did not support”.
Hillary Clinton supported many wars as First Lady and US Senator. From her husband’s illegal 72 day bombing of Serbia, to her hawkish championing of the Bush Iraq invasion. Clinton has shown that her judgment, when dealing with other countries is less than diplomatic, and outright deadly.
It was however, as US Secretary of State, that Hillary Clinton caused the most damage to the world order. During her tenure under Barack Obama, Clinton’s major achievements were not just bad, they were catastrophic.
Six countries were changed forever, with one new country springing up from under her watch.
Honduras, Haiti, Afghanistan, Libya, Syria, and Ukraine have been blown to pieces thanks to Hillary. Born from the ashes of her incompetence was a new country called The Islamic State…ISIS.
Here is Clinton’s track record as US Secretary of State…read it, and pray she never gets within 100 feet of the White House ever again.
Today Honduras is ruled by an extremist, fascist far-right government because of what Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama did in 2009. The top 0.001% of the population live extremely well, while the remaining population in Honduras lives in hell…all because Hillary supported an illegal coup, and refused to support the legitimate, elected president.
Hillary sided with rich factory owners in Haiti to reverse a law passed by the Haitian parliament that would allow workers to receive a living wage while making t-shirts for export to the United States. Clinton lobbied hard to keep Haiti safe for the sweatshops, and keep the people working for those sweatshops in a miserable state of poverty.
After the U.S. had drawn down its troops in Afghanistan, Hillary Clinton’s State Department refused to issue US visas to 6,000 Afghan translators who rightly feared for their lives after supporting US troops during the war. This failure has received little coverage in the U.S. press, but be certain that American troops will be paying heavily for Clinton’s poor decision making for years to come.
Hillary’s crowing achievement. Hillary Clinton was the Obama administration’s leading proponent of regime-change and overthrowing Muammar Gaddafi in Libya. It was a disaster to say the least.
Clinton based the entire Libya war on fabricated evidence that Gaddafi was bombing his own people. Sputnik News adds:
Clinton was the stand-out gung-ho senior member of the White House administration. It was she who pushed for the disastrous war for regime change in Libya and boasted after the murder of the country’s leader Muammar Gaddafi by US-backed jihadists in 2011. Clinton’s policy turned a once-prosperous North African nation into a charnel house, which continues to destabilize the entire region and Europe from terrorism and refugees, who are dying by the thousands as they attempt to cross the Mediterranean.
It was Clinton who colluded with the Central Intelligence Agency, and with Arab and Turkish despotic rogue states to ship weapons and terror brigades from Libya into Syria in order to instigate another war for regime change. That war has caused as many as 400,000 deaths and up to 10 million displaced people, compounding the mayhem of instability in the region and for Europe that was unleashed with Libya.
Global Research properly recounts Hillary’s evil calculus in manipulating a call for help during a draught in Syria, and turning it into a full on civil war, that sees no end even today.
Clinton was the US Secretary of State when the 2006-2010 drought was causing massive relocations of population in Syria and U.S. State Department cables passed along up the chain of command the Assad government’s urgent request for aid from foreign governments to help farmers stave off starvation. The Clinton State Department ignored the requests and treated this as an opportunity to foment revolution there. It wasn’t only the Arab Spring, in Syria, that led to the demonstrations against Assad there. Sunni jihadist fighters streamed into Syria, backed by the U.S., Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Turkey. The U.S. was, in effect, assisting jihadists to oust the non-sectarian, secular Shiite leader of Syria and replace him with a fundamentalist Sunni dictator.
Hillary Clinton laid the groundwork for the coup d’etat in Ukraine, when she made Victoria Nuland her State Department official spokesperson. Nuland, a rabid, foaming at the mouth neocon, had been the chief foreign-affairs advisor to Vice President Dick Cheney.
Nuland would go on to become the point person in the 20th February 2014 coup in Ukraine, which replaced the democratically elected President Viktor Yanukovych with neo-nazi elements, and an anti-Russian U.S. puppet affectionately called “Yatz” (Arseniy Yatsenyuk).
A bloody civil war and failed state in the heart of Europe have been the net results of Nuland’s attempt to colonise Ukraine and take over Crimea.
Finally lets not forget that Clinton’s policies in both Libya and Syria have led to the rise of ISIS. How is that for foreign policy experience?
Read more about Hillary Clintons’s foreign policy “experience”…
- here: http://www.globalresearch.ca/hillary-clintons-six-foreign-policy-catastrophes/5509543
- here: http://sputniknews.com/columnists/20160604/1040774456/us-elections-clinton-trump.html
- and here: http://www.salon.com/2016/01/23/there_is_no_foreign_policy_d_league_hillarys_foreign_policy_disastrous_experience_partner/
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