Hillary at Brookings
by Stephen Lendman
Clinton is one of many hardcore/hawkish neocons infesting America – a recklessly dangerous presidential aspirant deploring peace and stability, addicted to endless wars, mass slaughter and destruction.
On September 9, she delivered a foreign policy address at Washington’s Brookings Institution – a notorious corporate financed pro-war think tank, supporting wealth, power and privilege, an establishment organization representing America’s dark side.
It supported ravaging and destroying Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya, backs Obama’s wars on Syria and Yemen, endorsed his Ukraine coup replacing democrats with fascist thugs, and urges “resisting (nonexistent) Russian aggression.”
It conceals its pernicious agenda saying its mission is to “strengthen American democracy, (foster) economic and social welfare, security and opportunity for all Americans, and secure a more open, safe, prosperous and cooperative international system.”
It endorses ruler/serf governance, US global hegemony by imperial wars, subjugating other nations, making them subservient client states, as well as controlling world resources and populations.
It’s fundamentally against peace, stability, equity and justice – a fascist agenda polar opposite democratic fairness. Clinton was well received. She acknowledged numerous “longtime friends and colleagues” serving as Brookings officials and senior fellows.
Her address focused heavily on Iran. More below on her remarks below – at an institution urging regime change in its 2009 report titled “Which Path to Persia? Options for a New American Strategy” Toward Iran – written by hardcore pro-Israeli ideologues.
Topics addressed included military options for disarming Iran, invasion, air strikes, allowing or encouraging an Israeli attack, regime change, and containment.
Tehran was falsely accused of developing nuclear weapons, supporting terrorist groups, and engaging in “wider efforts to overturn the regional status quo.”
Citing nonexistent “incontrovertible” evidence it left unexplained, the report claimed “Iran has aided groups seeking to overthrow the governments of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Bahrain (as well as Lebanon and Israel) at various times.”
It ludicrously said Tehran helped derail Israeli/Palestinian peace talks. It asked if Washington “should (be) willing to accept the Islamic Republic at all.” It stressed “ticking clock” urgency to act. It barely stopped short of demanding war.
It ignored over 200 years of Iranian history. For generations, Tehran never attacked or threatened other nations – nor does now.
It turned a blind eye to other vital issues – notably the importance of complying with international laws, norms and standards, as well as endorsing peace, rejecting war and its horrors.
Brookings is financed to lie, deceive, misreport, and support imperial lawlessness – a perfect venue for Clinton’s hawkish anti-Iranian address.
Her rhetorical support for the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOC) rang hollow. On the one hand, a duplicitous acknowledgement of a done deal. On the other, pro-Israeli and its Lobby (notably AIPAC) saying “Iran, like ISIS, benefits from chaos and strife.”
A litany of Big Lies followed expressing concern about nonexistent “Iranian aggression and the need to confront it.” Irresponsibly calling Tehran a “brutal regime that has the blood of Americans, many others and including its own people on its hands.”
Claiming there’s “absolutely no reason to trust Iran” – an irresponsible statement with no validity whatever, an endorsement of continued US anti-Iranian hostility, a potential road to war.
“Distrust but verify,” she said. “I don’t see Iran as our partner in implementing the agreement. I see Iran as our subject in implementing the agreement.”
She repeated her 2008 presidential campaign pledge to bomb Iran – earlier claiming if Israel is threatened, this time saying “I will not hesitate to take military action if Iran attempts to obtain a nuclear weapon.”
She addressed Israeli concerns blustering “you’ll never have to question whether we are with you. The United States will always be with you.”
She vowed to guarantee “Israel’s qualitative military edge” more than ever – and invite unindicted war criminal Netanyahu to the White House “during (her) first month in office,” to discuss mutual imperial interests.
She promised increased military support for Saudi Arabia and other despotic Gulf states. She’ll confront US and Israeli regional enemies, notably Hezbollah, she stressed.
She maliciously and willfully lied saying Iran “vow(s) to destroy Israel. And that’s worth saying again. They vow to destroy Israel.” She supports new sanctions, tougher ones than already – on the fabricated claim about Iranian human rights abuses and supporting terrorist groups.
She threatened greater war, saying “we have not done enough (to help) people who wanted us to do more in response to (Crimeans near unanimously voting to rejoin Russia) and (nonexistent) continuing destabilization of Ukraine.”
Clinton’s loathsome record as senator and secretary of state shows her presidency would risk the unthinkable – possible nuclear war with Russia and perhaps China, risking destruction of planet earth in a maniacal quest to own it.
Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
His new book as editor and contributor is titled “Flashpoint in Ukraine: US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III.”
Visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com.
Listen to cutting-edge discussions with distinguished guests on the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network.
It airs three times weekly: live on Sundays at 1PM Central time plus two prerecorded archived programs.