The crazy comment saga that is Hillary Clinton keeps on rolling. As she distances herself from Obama, Kerry and the rest of the team she was once an integral part of, her comments continue to mimic that of someone not quite all well upstairs, but are sure to put a smile on the face of her handlers, aka military industrial giant Lockheed Martin.
First we start with her latest comments on Iraq, Syria and the complete Middle East mess she kicked off with her gun running operations (Iran-Contra style) from Benghazi, Libya to Syria via Turkey.
We start with this report from Business Insider:
Potential Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton pointed out her differences with President Barack Obama on Tuesday over his decision not to arm moderate Syrian rebels, as neighboring Iraq struggles to cope with extremist spillover from Syria.
“We pushed very hard. But as I say in my book, I believe that Harry Truman was right, the buck stops with the president,Clinton said in a CNN interview.
The former secretary of state said she, along with the then heads of the Pentagon and Central Intelligence Agency, tried but failed to persuade Obama to arm the rebels fighting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, but that the White House resisted.
Clinton said it is not clear whether arming moderates in Syria would have prevented the rise of al Qaeda splinter group the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, which has swept toward Baghdad, aiming to build a Muslim caliphate across the Iraqi-Syrian border.
“It’s very difficult, in retrospect, to say that would have prevented this,” she said. She said it is too soon to tell whether American policy in Syria was a failure.
Let’s help Mrs. Clinton out a bit…
YES, Syria was a huge foreign policy disaster. Hillary, you and POTUS Obama destabilised the one Middle East country and leader, Syria’s Assad, who was unequivocally against Sunni militants and al-Qaeda forces. You did this in order to help your BFFs, Saudi Arabia (who are Sunni’s themselves) build oil and energy pipelines across Syria and onwards into Europe.
NO, weapons to Syrian rebels would not have solved the problem. First off, Hillary, you did arm the Syrian rebels via proxy to Turkey and Saudi Arabia as well as through your botched efforts with Benghazi which cost the life of a U.S. Ambassador and staff. Second, as we have all seen, the weapons given to the so called moderate “rebels” in Syria are now being used by the ruthless ISIS militants. More weapons to Syrian “good” rebels would have meant more weapons to Syrian “bad” rebels. Their is no difference, these are the same guys with the same agenda…to create a larger Sunni state under the thumb of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the leading Sunni caliphate around.
While we wish that Hillary’s only blunders were in the foreign policy realm, her personal finances are also out of touch with mainstream America, and downright suspicious for a Presidential candidate.
This coming from the NY Post:
Penny-pinching probable presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and her former leader-of-the-free-world husband, Bill Clinton, have apparently grown quite attached to their money.
Despite being self-described paupers on their way out of the White House, the Clintons managed to sock away so much that they now want to shield their wealth from the dreaded estate tax they enthusiastically supported before striking it rich.
“The estate tax has been historically part of our very fundamental belief that we should have a meritocracy,” Hillary Clinton said at a December 2007 appearance with billionaire investor Warren Buffett.
But according to Bloomberg News, the Clintons have employed a variety of financial strategies designed to help shield multimillionaires from the estate tax, a levy paid by a person who inherits money or property.
Bill and Hillary Clinton have long supported an estate tax to prevent the US from being dominated by inherited wealth. As long as the tax is for other people, it appears.
According to federal financial disclosures and local property records, the Clintons created residence trusts in 2010 and shifted ownership of their Westchester house into them in 2011, a strategy popular among the nation’s 1 percent.
Federal financial disclosures show the Clintons have shielded their wealth by shifting ownership of their Westchester house into a residence trust.
The move could save the Clintons hundreds of thousands of dollars in estate taxes, financial experts say.
All this personal wealth talk follows Hillary’s ABC interview last week where she whined about being poor and broke to all of America. Needless to say, she backtracked on her comments a day later on “Good Morning America,” saying she understood the struggles of Americans.
The facts are a lot clearer on this issue than Syria rebels. At the end of 2012, the Clintons were worth $25.5 million, according to financial disclosures that Hillary Clinton filed in 2013, as she was leaving her position as secretary of state. Money don’t lie, Hillary and Bill are making bank and eager to drop bombs and make more bank.
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