Hillary v. Bernie Again
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org - Home - Stephen Lendman)
Hillary is an unindicted war criminal, racketeer, perjurer — the most recklessly dangerous/two-time losing presidential aspirant.
Longtime con man Sanders is a democratic socialist in name only, proved by his voting record, along undemocratic Dem party lines nearly always, notably on geopolitical issues.
He failed to condemn US preemptive wars on nonbelligerent Afghanistan, Syria, Libya, Yemen, and Pakistan along the Afghan border.
Claiming the US needs "a strong defense system for our country" failed to admit that the nation's only enemies are invented. No real ones existed since WW II ended.
He supported war on Afghanistan in October 2001 that unleashed two decades of endless aggression against one country after another, responsible for vast destruction and millions of casualties — along with trillions of dollars diverted from vital homeland needs.
Bin Ladin and other Afghans had nothing to do with the CIA-staged 9/11 mother of all false flags – what Sanders, other US officials and establishment media won't dare explain.
He's hostile to Russia, China, Iran, Venezuela, North Korea, Syria, and other nations on the US target list for regime change.
Make no mistake, as president and commander-in-chief, Sanders would continue inherited wars like his predecessors.
Last year, he said he's "100% pro-Israel," separately saying:
"Israel has a right to exist in security, and at the same time the Palestinians have a state of their own."
Saying he supports a two-state solution failed to acknowledge that achieving it no longer is possible with Israel controlling the entire West Bank and Jerusalem, both leading candidates for prime minister vowing to annex settlements and the Jordan Valley — leaving Palestinians confined to isolated cantons on worthless scrubland, Gaza remaining besieged.
He supports illegal sanctions war (economic terrorism) on nonbelligerent Iran, falsely claiming it's a way to keep Israel safe.
Along with blaming Hamas for Israeli high crimes, he opposes BDS activism, the most effective way to challenge Israeli apartheid, while saying he defends the "constitutional right to engage in political activity."
He opposes Palestinian statehood based on pre-June 1967 borders – 22% of historic Palestine unless Israel willingly goes along, an impossibility.
He's militantly hostile to Bolivarian Venezuela, a model social democracy he deplores, earlier called Hugo Chavez "a dead communist dictator."
After US-designed puppet Guaido illegally declared himself interim Venezuelan president, Sanders turned truth on its head, saying:
"The Maduro government in Venezuela has been waging a violent crackdown on Venezuelan civil society, violated the constitution by dissolving the National Assembly and was re-elected last year in an election that many observers said was fraudulent."
Militantly Russophobic, he said "(t)he entire world has got to stand up to Putin," calling as well for "a unified stance with our international allies…to effectively address Russian aggression" that doesn't exist.
Throughout his political career, he's been more part of the problem than the solution.
His most redeeming attribute is not being Hillary. Refusing to go quietly into the good night, her venom resurfaces time and again.
She's for anyone but Sanders as Dem presidential standard bearer in November.
Demeaning him with mean-spirited pejoratives, she lashed out saying:
"Nobody likes him. Nobody wants to work with him," calling him a "career politician."
So was she as me-first lady, Clinton regime co-president, US senator, and secretary of state.
Asked if she'd support Sanders as Dem presidential nominee if things turn out this way, she said:
"I'm not going there yet. We're still in a very vigorous primary season."
According to individuals close to her, she's hostile to Sanders for not backing her presidential candidacy wholeheartedly.
Interviewed by the Hollywood Reporter in connection with her involvement in an upcoming documentary, she said the following about Sanders in addition to the above quoted remarks:
"(I)n Congress for years…he got nothing done…It's not only him. It's the culture around him. It's his leadership team. It's his prominent supporters."
"It's his online Bernie Bros and their relentless attacks on lots of his competitors, particularly the women."
"And I really hope people are paying attention to that because it should be worrisome that he has permitted this culture — not only permitted, (he) seems to really be very much supporting it."
"And I don't think we want to go down that road again where you campaign by insult and attack and maybe you try to get some distance from it, but you either don't know what your campaign and supporters are doing or you're just giving them a wink and you want them to go after Kamala (Harris, now out of the race) or after Elizabeth (Warren.)"
"I think that that's a pattern that people should take into account when they make their decisions."
Sanders denied claims by Hillary and Warren that he said a woman can't win the presidency in 2020.
Though none achieved it in US history is no indication of the male-only trend continuing ad infinitum for the nation's highest office.
Sanders declined to engage in mudslinging with Hillary and Warren, saying his focus is on Trump's Senate trial — going nowhere he failed to explain.
It's like a film we've seen before, knowing how it ends, clearly how Senate proceedings are going — more spectacle than trial.
An unanswered question is whether Hillary will risk being a three-time loser by running again for president.
Part of the Clinton crime family since its Arkansas days, she remains the most ruthlessly dangerous presidential aspirant in US history.
Supporting endless wars of aggression against nations the US doesn't control, she once said "(w)hat do we have NATO for if not to defend our way of life (sic)."
She endorses first-strike nuclear weapons use, calling them peacekeeping deterrents, mindless of their power to destroy life on earth.
It's hard imagining a more unacceptably dangerous candidate for any public office, unthinkable for the nation's highest.
Aside from anti-war/pro-social justice Tulsi Gabbard, no one in the US 2020 race for president deserves public support.
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