Hillary Clinton: “If I’m President, We Will Attack Iran… We would be Able to Totally Obliterate Them.”

 

 

 

In-depth Report: IRAN: THE NEXT WAR

 

Endless wars are certain no matter who succeeds Obama. Clinton’s finger on the nuclear trigger should terrify everyone. ~ Oliver Stone filmmaker

 

By Stephen Lederman

Note: This piece which is of extreme relevance to the US election campaign was originally published in July 2015.

On July 3, 2015, presidential aspirant Hillary Clinton addressed a hand-picked audience at a Dartmouth College campaign event. She lied calling Iran an “existential threat to Israel… I hope we are able to get a deal next week that puts a lid on (its) nuclear weapons program.”

Even if we do get such a deal, we will still have major problems from Iran. They are the world’s chief sponsor of terrorism.

They use proxies like Hezbollah to sow discord and create insurgencies to destabilize governments. They are taking more and more control of a number of nations in the region and they pose an existential threat to Israel.

We…have to turn our attention to working with our partners to try to reign in and prevent this continuing Iranian aggressiveness.

Fact: US and Israeli intelligence both say Iran’s nuclear program has no military component. No evidence whatever suggests Tehran wants one. Plenty indicates otherwise.

As a 2008 presidential aspirant, she addressed AIPAC’s annual convention saying:

The United States stands with Israel now and forever. We have shared interests….shared ideals….common values. I have a bedrock commitment to Israel’s security.

(O)ur two nations are fighting a shared threat” against Islamic extremism. I strongly support Israel’s right to self-defense (and) believe America should aid in that defense.

I am committed to making sure that Israel maintains a military edge to meet increasing threats. I am deeply concerned about the growing threat in Gaza (and) Hamas’ campaign of terror.

No such campaign exists. The only threats Israel faces are ones it invents.

Clinton repeated tired old lies saying Hamas’ charter “calls for the destruction of Israel. Iran threatens to destroy Israel.”

“I support calling the Iranian Revolutionary Guard what it is: a terrorist organization. It is imperative that we get both tough and smart about dealing with Iran before it is too late.”

She backs “massive retaliation” if Iran attacks Israel, saying at the time:

“I want the Iranians to know that if I’m president, we will attack Iran. In the next 10 years, during which they might foolishly consider launching an attack on Israel, we would be able to totally obliterate them.”

She endorses using cluster bombs, toxic agents and nuclear weapons in US war theaters. She calls them deterrents that “keep the peace.” She was one of only six Democrat senators opposed to blocking deployment of untested missile defense systems – first-strike weapons entirely for offense.

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Breaking: FBI Will Make A HUGE Move Against Hillary Rodham Clinton

13 Mars 2016

This is bombshell announcement! Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-TX) just shared damning news for Hillary Clinton on The Steve Malzberg Show just now:

The FBI is ready to indict Hillary Clinton and if its recommendation isn’t followed by the U.S. attorney general, the agency’s investigators plan to blow the whistle and go public with their findings, former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay tells Newsmax TV.

“I have friends that are in the FBI and they tell me they’re ready to indict,” DeLay said Monday on “The Steve Malzberg Show.”

“They’re ready to recommend an indictment and they also say that if the attorney general does not indict, they’re going public.”

Clinton is under FBI investigation for her use of a private server to conduct confidential government business while she was secretary of state. But some Republicans fear any FBI recommendation that hurts Clinton will be squashed by the Obama administration.
DeLay, a Texas Republican and Washington Times radio host, said:

“One way or another either she’s going to be indicted and that process begins, or we try her in the public eye with her campaign. One way or another she’s going to have to face these charges.”

Team Hillary is already admitting this will likely happen. Amazingly, the Clinton campaign has been busy accusing Obama’s intelligence Inspector General, Charles McCullough, of coordinating releases of information to help Republicans. (!) McCullough’s investigations found Clinton was sharing documents which were “beyond top secret”… a crime that should not only disqualify Hillary Clinton from the White House, but should carry a lengthy prison sentence!

Here is Tom DeLay sharing the major news:

What do you think about the FBI being ready to indict Hillary Clinton? Please leave us a comment (below) and tell us what you think.

 

Fact checking the Hillary Clinton email controversy – The Washington Post

 

 

 What you need to know about Hillary Clinton’s emails

The State Department has finished releasing more than 30,000 emails from Hillary Clinton’s time as Secretary of State. Catch up on the controversy and read the emails below. Related story: Clinton, on her private server, wrote 104 emails the government says are classified

By The Washington Post- Updated March 5, 2016

The authors who wrote emails now deemed classified

The Washington Post analyzed all 52,000 pages of Hillary Clinton’s correspondence released by the State Department over the past nine months. The Post found that 1,789 individual emails were classified as a result of the State Department’s review process. They were authored by 299 different people. The authors included Clinton and members of her inner circle, but also long-tenured diplomats and others. The 10 individuals who authored the most emails with classified redactions:

Jacob Sullivan – 215

Director of policy planning during Clinton’s tenure

Jeffrey D. Feltman – 124

Assistant secretary of state for Near Eastern affairs

Feltman currently serves as the Under Secretary of Political Affairs at the United Nations. Before that, he was a foreign service officer since 1986. He served as U.S. ambassador to Lebanon from 2004 to 2008.

Hillary Clinton  –  104

Former secretary of state and Democratic presidential candidate

William Burns – 60

Deputy secretary of state

David M. Hale – 53

Special envoy, deputy envoy for Middle East peace

 Daniel B. Shapiro – 48

White House national security staffer/U.S. ambassador to Israel

Melanne Verveer -48

U.S. ambassador for global women’s issues

Verveer is currently the executive director of the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security. Close to Clinton, she served as chief of staff to Clinton while she was first lady.

Philip H. Gordon – 45

Assistant secretary of state for European and Eurasian affairs

After leaving his State Department post in 2013, Gordon worked as White House coordinator for the Middle East, North Africa, and the Gulf region until 2015. He is currently a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.

Cheryl D. Mills -Chief of staff  – 28

Mills was one of Clinton’s closest aides. A lawyer, Mills served as deputy White House counsel under President Bill Clinton. She then served as an administrator and counsel at New York University before working for Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign. She is currently in the private sector but remains a confidante to Clinton.

Huma Abedin -Deputy chief of staff

Abedin has worked for Clinton since serving as a White House intern assigned to her in 1996. She worked for Clinton while she was a senator from New York. She is the vice chairwoman of Clinton’s 2016 campaign and frequently travels with Clinton.

Jacob Sullivan – 215 emails

Director of policy planning during Clinton’s tenure

Was often a go-between for diplomats in the field and the secretary of state. After Clinton left the State Department in 2013, Sullivan became an aide to Vice President Biden. He is now a foreign policy adviser to Clinton’s presidential campaign and a visiting lecturer at Yale Law School.

 

Jeffrey D. Feltman

Assistant secretary of state for Near Eastern affairs – 124 emails

 

Feltman currently serves as the Under Secretary of Political Affairs at the United Nations. Before that, he was a foreign service officer since 1986. He served as U.S. ambassador to Lebanon from 2004 to 2008.

 

Hillary Clinton – 104 emails

Former secretary of state and Democratic presidential candidate

 

William Burns – 60 emails

Deputy secretary of state

 

Burns served as a foreign service officer for 33 years before his retirement in 2014. Previously, he had been ambassador to Russia and Jordan and assistant secretary of state for Near Eastern affairs. He is currently the president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

David M. Hale – 53 emails

Special envoy, deputy envoy for Middle East peace

A foreign service officer since 1984, Hale is currently the U.S. ambassador to Pakistan.

He served in several roles involving the peace efforts in the Middle East under Clinton.

 

Daniel B. Shapiro  52 – emails

White House national security staffer/U.S. ambassador to Israel

 

Shapiro has been the U.S. ambassador to Israel since 2011. Before that, he was on the national security staff at the White House. He has also been a congressional staffer, focusing on foreign affairs.

 

Melanne Verveer 48 – emails

U.S. ambassador for global women’s issues

Verveer is currently the executive director of the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security. Close to Clinton, she served as chief of staff to Clinton while she was first lady.

 

Philip H. Gordon – 45

Assistant secretary of state for European and Eurasian affairs

After leaving his State Department post in 2013, Gordon worked as White House coordinator for the Middle East, North Africa, and the Gulf region until 2015. He is currently a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.

 

Cheryl D. Mills – 38 emails

Chief of staff

Mills was one of Clinton’s closest aides. A lawyer, Mills served as deputy White House counsel under President Bill Clinton. She then served as an administrator and counsel at New York University before working for Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign. She is currently in the private sector but remains a confidante to Clinton.

 

Huma Abedin – 36 emails

Deputy chief of staff

Abedin has worked for Clinton since serving as a White House intern assigned to her in 1996. She worked for Clinton while she was a senator from New York. She is the vice chairwoman of Clinton’s 2016 campaign and frequently travels with Clinton.

[Justice Dept. grants immunity to staffer who set up Clinton email server]

Where the controversy stands

What happened: Used private email server

Why it matters: Carry out State Department business while she was Secretary of State, from her private email server. Some of her correspondence was between non-government email addresses.

Records not under government control

Records not involving government email addresses were not under government control, raising issues concerning security and the State Department’s ability to follow open records laws.

Chose not to keep “personal” emails

Clinton has given 30,000 work-related emails to both the State Department and the FBI. She said she chose not to keep 31,000 others she deemed personal.

[Clinton won’t say if her server was wiped]

Emails are possibly irrecoverable

Because Clinton gave the FBI her private server, technology experts may be able to retrieve portions of the emails she did not keep. If they cannot, there may be no way to know what emails Clinton did not turn over.

Sent information now classified

The emails were not marked as “classified” at the time but do contain information now considered classified, according to the intelligence community’s inspector general.

[Top secret emails were sent on Clinton’s private account, official says]

Material not allowed on non-approved systems

Federal rules prohibit sharing classified material on non-approved or personal systems. Regulations dictate the burden is on the sender of an email to classify its security clearance level.

[State discovers hundreds more Clinton emails for release to Benghazi panel]

 

The emails that were released
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