Oh Hell, Hillary
By David Swanson
April 13, 2015 "ICH"
- I just did a radio show in South Africa on the topic of Hillary Clinton.
Perhaps they won't air it since I told them it was a non-story about something
long since underway being "launched," but a story the U.S. media likes because
it's substance-free. Yet in South Africa it seems to be a story. They really
didn't know she was running until now, and they wanted to know if John McCain
was her opponent. And yet they had the sense to ask if she would cause more wars
and if there was really any difference between Hillary and the Republicans. If
even the places that don't know she's running know that, perhaps there
is hope for public awareness of basic facts after all.
Of course I pointed out Hillary Clinton's role in wars in Yugoslavia, Iraq,
Libya, Afghanistan, Syria, Iran, Ukraine, etc., her profiteering off Boeing
while marketing Boeing weapons as Secretary of State, her transformation of the
State Department into a fully owned subsidiary of the military, her foundations
taking money from Chevron and Exxon-Mobil while she persuades Eastern European
countries not to ban fracking. Hillary backs Israel's crimes, opposes the UN and
international law. The corruption and nastiness in her hidden emails need hardly
be seen to be estimated. She was too corrupt for the Watergate Committee, for
godsake, trying to keep Nixon in for Ted Kennedy to run against, just as the
Democrats of 2007 kept the war on Iraq going in order to run against it again.
Hillary backs the NSA, wants Edward Snowden in prison, gets
$2,777 per minute for speeches at which no questioning is allowed, lets her
guards beat up Ray McGovern for turning his back on her, and is a candidate from
a presidential dynasty in a year (next year, not this!) in which two of them are
in play. See
And here is our opportunity. It is time for us to dedicate
ourselves to fixing a broken system, not working within it. Don't try to elect
someone in a system that is clearly broken. Joke about it, sure: