Anti-Imperialism/Foreign Policy

Keith Preston: Hillary Clinton’s corruption is legendary

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The increase in exports of chemical and biological weapons from the United States to totalitarian regimes in the Middle East and Africa during the Arab Spring comes as no surprise because “corrupt” Hillary Clinton was the secretary of state at the time, says a political analyst.

Keith Preston, director of Attack the System, in Virginia, made the remarks when Press TV asked for his opinion on recent reports about a whopping 50 percent increase of US arms exports to totalitarian regimes in Africa and the Middle East during the Arab Spring.

“The Clintons are notoriously corrupt. The Clinton administration was a notoriously corrupt administration and the corruption of the Clintons is legendary in the American politics,” said Preston.

He went on to say that authoritarian regimes were in danger of being toppled by the popular uprisings in 2011 when a wave of uprisings swept the region, and that is why they turned to Clinton in a bid to remain in power.

“The heads of these states were trying to buy some additional insurance by sending funds to the Clinton’s organization and Secretary Clinton was in a position, personal position as well as political and professional, to attempt to keep these regimes in power,” he added.

Recently-leaked documents by IBI Times reveal that in 2010 Bill Clinton, former US president and Hillary’s husband, received a speech-payment amounting to $250,000 from a group closely connected to Hosni Mubarak, Egypt ruler at the time.

Other documents hint at a second payment in amount of somewhere between $100,000 to $250,000, to Bill Clinton for delivering another speech, this time by a company that produced tear gas for Egypt’s armed forces.

According to Preston, this meant that “these regimes were essentially buying protection from the US State Department via Secretary Clinton’s private financial interest.”

The political analyst called this tactic as a US standard in which Washington first tries to save the regimes by providing them more powerful weapons.

“Whenever there is a revolution against a repressive or against an authoritarian regime, in other parts of the world, the United States will first come in and attempt to strengthen the local regime often through providing them with more powerful, destructive weapons.”

“And then if that doesn’t work; if the regime is toppled then the United States will attempt to co-op whatever revolution happens there. We saw that in Egypt,” he concluded.


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