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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CUNY VIDEO: Women in Technology and Entrepreneurship in NY Initiative

 

 

 

 

Published on Mar 21, 2016

Cornell Tech, The City University of New York (CUNY), and founding partner Verizon Communications have announced a new tech education initiative targeting young women in the undergraduate and graduate school pipeline that aims to increase the number of women working in technology.

Cuomo should consider all of CUNY’s needs moving forward.

By The Ticker Editorial Board – 80th anniversary, Baruch College

The City College of New York announced that the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education would be expanding into the CUNY School of Medicine. The medical school, which would be the first of its kind in the entire 170-year history of the public university system, would be the latest addition to its ensemble of affordable higher education.

Located in Harlem, the CUNY School of Medicine will open its doors with an enrollment number of 70 and will be in direct partnership with the Saint Barnabas Health System.

Speaking in regards to the opening of the school, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said that “This action increases employment, research and learning opportunities for students and faculty. This new school is another step toward making medical care more accessible for all.”

CUNY Chancellor James B. Milliken also lent his thoughts on the recent accreditation, saying, “The new medical school is a logical and necessary expansion of the college’s prestigious 40-year old biomedical program.”

Both men certainly are right in regards to this being a logical step for CUNY. With CUNY consisting of 24 institutions—each with a variety of different available courses and majors—one would be surprised to find out that not a single one of those schools would be a true medical school.

And with tuition at the new school set to be at the low price CUNY students are used to, it is safe to say that the new university can bring some much needed lifeblood to New York City’s ever hungry medical field.

While the governor is certainly on the right track with the CUNY School of Medicine, it would be nice if he paid attention to other aspects of the university system, like how CUNY employees have been without contracts since 2010.

The governor has demanded that the universities themselves foot the bill for any wage increase that their employees receive. Such a move would drastically hurt CUNY’s budget, and it would be the students left in the wake of such an action. With more tuition raises likely to come in the future, it will soon be hard to justify lauding CUNY for its affordability.

If Cuomo truly believes that this new university will serve to be beneficial in increasing opportunities for students, then it is imperative that the state plays a much bigger role in its funding  of the university system. It is hard to believe that the governor thinks expanding the university while simultaneously neglecting educators is a good idea.