Private citizen Hillary Clinton talks about Syria. Why? In what capacity? Well of course when you’re Hillary you never really stop being Hillary. Who’s on first? Hillary, Kerry, Obama or Vladimir Putin? Readers will recall the recent post The Voyage of the Nikolai Filchenkov, where it first became apparent that the Russian President was getting ready to pull the rug right out from under Barack Obama. It was speculated that the ship was heading for Syria to remove the chemical weapons so that Obama would have no further pretext to attack Assad. Putin looks to be inside the Administration’s OODA
I too wondered about the precedent and propriety of private citizen Hillary Rodham Clinton sticking her nose into the Syria three ring circus. It struck me as at the least bad taste. I mean, after all... this woman was responsible for Benghazi, about which all she had to say in contempt to U.S. Senators trying to find out what happened and why was "At this point, what difference does it really make?" She got away with it, too. Her fan and groupies and enablers in the Democratic party/media applauded her defiant disrespect, bad manners and refusal to cooperate. Hillary gets away with a lot of stuff. She always has. That´s what it means to be Hillary and a Clinton for extra added measure: you get away with stuff, all kinds of stuff. Sometimes it seems that there is nothing you cannot get away with. We do not yet know the outer limits of the permissible for the Clintons, for it is likely they have yet to be fully explored.
The really remarkable thing about Hillary is that she has never actually done or accomplished anything, not one single thing - except, of course, to be Hillary. Indeed, everything she has ever touched or become involved with is somehow flawed, failed, corrupt or tainted with sleaze. No matter. Hillary marches on. She like like a parody of Delacroix´ "Liberty Leading the People" whose more appropriate title would be "Hillary Leading the Fools."
Of course, Hillary is not alone in these qualities of never having done or accomplished anything, of emitting the rank odor of endless scandals, of exhibiting a conspicuous lack of candor and integrity, and of being the center of a cult of personality followed and adored by a star-struck children´s crusade of faithful followers. Something about Democrats -their immaturity, perhaps?- makes them susceptible to such snake oil salespeople.
Hillary did not enter the White House uninvited. Kerry´s first test as Sec of State was an abject failure. He has discovered that there is more to the job than traveling around in a government jet pretending to be European. The only difference between him and Clinton is she has learned to either talk a good game or keep her mouth shut. She could hardly resist the opportunity to swoop into DC and appear to be giving advice - and she is the last person they should be getting it from.
Hillary´s dereliction of duty and incompetence are responsible for the deaths of American citizens. She should be indicted and tried. Assad is guilty of crimes against humanity. He should be taken into custody by what ever means, put on trial at Nuremberg like a Nazi and then hung. This would set a fine example both for world dictators and incompetent corrupt Washington Democrats.
She seems to be trying to look presidential, but comes across as droning and looking very tired. WHY is this "former" government employee´s speech being hosted by whitehouse.gov?
Also, notice the language, once again. "Global order"? Is that the new euphanism for NWO? She might want to be careful with verbally pushing the Russians around. Vlad, as I recall from the reset button incident among others, doesn´t seem to much care for her Thighness.
Her delivery always puts me in mind of a scene in Cheers: Lilith is coaching Rebecca on how to be an androgynous, castrating, corporate woman. Rebecca says something, and Lilith shoots back, in a monotone: "too much inflection!" Though far uglier, there is a lot of Becks in H! : self-absorbed, self-important fat serial-bungler. Capablity-wise, H couldn´t carry Lilith´s jock.
Hillary is performing true to form. The "boys" are in trouble, so they send in the clown hillary to take the fall, stir things up, or just plain to distract from gross incompetency by a display of ginormous incompetency. And she´s the hero of progressive women!
And now here´s Hillary touting the importance of what she has characterized as a "universal norm." Assad "has violated a universal norm at the heart of our global order."
But ... but ... isn´t marriage between one man and one woman a "universal norm" that has been a foundation stone of human civilization for thousands of years? Isn´t a "universal norm" that is civilizational a more significant "universal norm" than rules over which weapons we may kill each other with? Isn´t government recognition of same sex marriage a violation of a "universal norm" of the highest order?
Unbelievable gall. No shame, no integrity, no truth. Sex, lies and video of both bill and hill lying to Congress and the American people. Why in God´s name would anyone think this ambulance chaser could do anything but serve herself and her greed to be in charge. Again, the sight of hillary and obama greeting the bodies of the Benghazi victims was the greatest travesty I have witnessed in my 50+ years.
Yep, and on the eve of Benghazi Hillary will receive the Liberty Medal, presented by that great American who has no respect for the dead Americans....Jeb Bush. Another one of the great Bush clan. “Former Secretary Clinton has dedicated her life to serving and engaging people across the world in democracy,” Bush said in a statement. “These efforts as a citizen, an activist, and a leader have earned Secretary Clinton this year’s Liberty Medal.”...Jeb Bush. What disrespect and dishonor! These people have no shame.
I don´t know who is more pathetic. Hillary for having the gall to make a foreign policy statement after she was directly responsible for the deaths of four Americans under her charge or the fact that the dunderhead Jeb Bush is actually willing to present her with this medal? Folks, both parties are so inbred there isn´t much difference in them.
Hillary should be charged with dereliction of duty and then stripped of all benefits, pension, etc., she enjoys at the taxpayer´s expense. If wealthy democrats are so high minded why don´t they relinquish the benefits they receive when they retire for the common good of course. They talk the talk but can´t walk the walk. They are greedy power hungry hypocrites.
If the PIAPS had any brains beneath that weirdo hair, she´d run from this issue. She should try to convince voters that she never met Barry Obama and that she had nothing to do with his foreign policy debacles. But . . . being a FOB . . . she can´t keep her mouth shut and can´t keep her ego sedated.
#4, it´s well known that the hideous screech ululated at the Senate hearing is pretty much the norm for her. There were stories from the Clinton White House years(and actually when Billy was AK gov) of her violent and screaming outbursts. Remember her in her purple pantsuit in Africa, 2009, i believe, verbally attacking a young African girl for daring to suggest that she should ask what Billy thought about an issue... she had misinterpreted the girl´s broken English.
HRC is an impertinent, cranky, irascible, power-hungry nag.
#15, it seems they´re trying to edge Chelsea onto the scene.
#18, another "universal norm" is the impulse to protect the most vulnerable: the baby in the womb.
I find it telling that the Obamabots keep speaking in terms of Syria violating universal "norms." Norms? These fools, devoid of morals, cannot simply say that murder of a civilian populace by sarin gas is morally atrocious? They have to fall back on "norms?"
I´m so far unpersuaded that Assad was necessarily behind the gassing because it was a relatively pro-Assad populace, not an enemy populace, that was gassed. Nor am I persuaded that, just because a moral atrocity was committed, it´s up to the USA alone to avenge it.
Obama could see that the polls were disfavoring his attempts to attack Syria, so he first turned to Congress for approval, and now is backing off of even that, claiming that "Michelle would say no" to attacking Syria.
Zero has no moral compass. Polls and Michelle and universal "norms" form his shifting moral compass.
Why would anyone care what Hillary has to say now, after she allowed four brave Americans to be murdered under her watch. All this bluster from both 0bama and Hillary about "punishing" Syria when NOT ONE thing was done to punish or hold accountable the people who murdered Americans. As Hillary so boldly stated, "What difference does it make"? Hillary is despicable and who cares what she has to say about anything anymore.
Can anyone stand her droning on and on? She is not an articulate person and she doesn´t read the words written for her that well. With all the speeches and campaigning she has doen, why has she not improved?
L dotters above, congratulations for truth. Never forget: terrifying Benghazi was only Hillary’s most recent crime. Always remember, while she operated as the first communist medicine-promoting, co-president, with lying Slick Willie, between the two of them and their endless crime scandals from Arkansas to Washington, they were both involved in another massive body count. There are lists on the internet, carefully compiled from many different sources, and all called, The Friends of Bill and Hillary” (aka “body count”). It contains names, times, details of over 125 premature deaths of people associated with the Clintons, in one business and political way, or another. Murder, assassination, “suicide”, dozens of sudden, unexplainable, never investigated deaths surrounding the “friends” of the Clintons. Like Obama’s forged documents and records, also very neatly covered up by the NYTimes style press and the Diane Sawyers style TV news actors. So many media cover ups! The zombie media protects her whatever.
As Sec of State it was Hillary´s job to represent the U.S capitalism/free market position in the world. But instead her goal centered on How to make Herself a more visible icon. In the process she flew thousands of miles in a huge hotel room with her ever close partner Huma. What she accomplished was to advance the notion of closeted same sex partnerships while married to notorious opposite sex politicians, all while advocating for openly lesbian relationships. All this of course qualifies her for President because "what difference does it make" if she´s living a lie while nodding her head up and down in the pursuit of a position held by someone she despises. If Democrat politics were a board game, there would be no rules and no goal other than notoriety.
I think Putin is on first. He has observed that Obama really, really, really wants to attack Syria (in order to support his beloved MusBros) and so has removed Obama´s excuse (the chemical weapons). Obama can retreat and anger his MusBros bros (perhaps a dangerous thing to do given they might have a lot of dirt on Obama) or he can go ahead and throw the hand grenade and totally confuse all the other monkeys (us) destroying himself politically in the process. Decisions, decisions. Russians play a good game of chess.
Anyone who wants to know Hillary go to Youtube and search for Bill Buckley´s interview of Saul Alinsky on Buckley´s Firing Line program. Recall that Alinsky was the subject of Hil´s college thesis and her inspiration (as he was Obama´s as well). You will see up close in Alinsky a chain smoking radical who wants to bring down any power structure in order the bring about social justice, read communism. While you watch this creep explain his movement, keep in mind Hillary worshipped him and his ideas for bringing down America. They all just want power!
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