In comments that likely aim to build up her foreign policy reputation as a hawk, even as she seeks to distance herself from the Iraq War, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton insisted she was immediately and vociferously in favor of arming and training rebels in Syria’s Civil War.
There were reports during the early days of Syria’s war that this was Clinton’s position, but the new comments, part of her upcoming memoir, are the first formal acknowledgement of the dispute over arms shipments, which President Obama opposed at the time.
Not that this marks a significant split from the administration, as since then President Obama has been cheerfully, though unofficially, orchestrating shipments of anti-tank missiles and other weapons to so-called “moderate” rebels.
Likewise, the definition of “moderate” rebels seems to be expanded greatly now, including seemingly everything that doesn’t have al-Qaeda directly in its name, as even factions of the Islamic Front, whose leaders have praised Osama bin Laden and talk up their relative close ties to al-Qaeda’s parent organization, have shown up with US weapons in recent weeks.
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We have not forgotten when you standing next to John Kerry and Liberman and clapping for George Bush, a war criminal, in support of Iraq war where has taken millions of lives and has destroyed the country. YOU ARE ALREADY A WAR CRIMINAL, not to mention 50000 innocent people in Libya that you killed, many of them children. Where is ICC, tool of the west against the rest? These people must be arrested NOW. Assad was elected with more votes than you, a zionist stooge, can imagine. Syrian people know their ENEMIES and have already told them shut up and get lost from our country. Leave us alone. The world hates YOU and people like YOU.
If Hillary is right about what she says she wanted to do . I'am sure glad Obama is president . I'am disappointed in Obama because he once wanted to bomb Syria and he did bomb Libya . I believe McCain or Hillary would has disappointed me even more . I know her husband partnered with Osoma bin Laden and Germany and trained KLA terrorists to take over Kosovo . Iam not very pleassed with U;S; foreign policy for a long time . from both political parties . In my best judgment we have supported the wrong side more often than not . Not a likely way to come out on the top almost a surefire way to sink the ship .
Let's see now, Hillary has decided invading Iraq was a mistake, but she now wants America to work its magic and bring about "regime change" in Syria. I suspect she's just pandering to the israel lobby. As for the Syrians themselves (and Iraqis, Yemenis, etc.), well who gives a flip about them? They're just Arabs and as israel's enemies they've got to be the enemies of Uncle Sam too. The control israel's friends exercise over the American political process is almost beyond belief.
She will say whatever it takes to get herself elected…especially with the advantage of hindsight…and the assistance of the willing and paid-for MSM in rewriting/re-engineering history – not to mention the generally short attention span of the voting public.
Well then, did Hillary twisted Obama's arm, or is it Bill? The UN is also an accessory in the proliferation of small weapons to Obama's "moderate rebels. Resolution 54/54 V. implemented by our peaceful loving UN to combat and eradicate small arms and light weapons is being trampled on.
She is an evil warmonger whore from the depths of hell..
I wonder how long it will be before Clinton finds it politically advantageous to claim, as she did about her support for the Iraq war, that she was "for it before (she) was against it." I also wonder why the US public can't seem to understand that politicians can and will say anything to get elected, and if elected, the lies won't stop coming.
The U.S. public is generally gullible and stupid. They want to hear the soothing lies the politicians tell them. Look at the incumbency rate.
Unfortunately, the US public isn't alone in that regard. It seems to be part of the human condition.
Does Hilary ubderstand that she is a chikdren killer ? How she sleep the nights ? maybe she simply do not understand the difference between good ans evil ?
That alone disqualifies from being president in my mind.
And she is a woman, and a mother! Obama the other day, at the West Point, spoke about the "excepcionalism" of the US. Those are the kind of "excepcionals" human beings who (ujfortunately) control the planet nowadays. Hillary Clinton is also a "excepcionalist"! Fortunately the rest of the world are not "excepcionalists"!
send shrillary, she would scare thousands to death.
She's going to be the nominee, AND she's going to be elected– I'm giving 3-1 odds as of today. The GOP has no one but MORE VIRULENT warhawks, and outright shadow Israelis, to run against her (like John Bolton who's getting some talking-up these days).
I don't want her any more than I would want John farking Kerry or Dick double-farking Cheney, the evilest man on earth. But she's going to be elected, y'all. The DEMOCRATS don't have anybody better than HER!
You Republicans, put your money up!
By now I would have started at least third if not a fourth world war. Fortunately for me and all the patriotic military-industrial-financial-media-academia complex, next elections will be between myself and the republican war-loving candidate. The only question will be — who will start bigger, better and more robust war. Slowly, but surely, we are getting there.
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