Trump: Clinton has ruined the world Reply

Given that Donald Trump has provoked so much “fascism hysteria,” for lack of a better, this comment from a Facebook friend, Warren Balogh, helps puts things in a little more perspective. Says Warren:

“People, are you paying attention to this?! When was the last time a frontrunner presidential candidate in either party EVER called out what’s been happening with our Middle East foreign policy? You want to call Trump anti-Muslim, yet how many hundreds of thousands of Muslims have perished in the last twenty years because of the neoliberalism of the Clintons? It isn’t fashionable in liberal bourgeois circles to voice support for Mr. Trump, yet on this issue he sounds more like Ralph Nader than any mainstream Democrat. And that’s no surprise, since I remember when the same liberal sellouts voted for the neoliberal Al Gore and then John Kerry over Mr. Nader. Look at Trump’s words here:

Donald Trump pointed to Hillary Clinton as the cause of “so many” of the world’s current problems in an interview to air Sunday, attacking, among other decisions, the then-New York senator’s vote to authorize the invasion of Iraq in 2002. In turn, the Republican presidential candidate laid blame on Clinton for the rise of the Islamic State, the ongoing refugee crisis and regional turmoil in the Middle East.

“As secretary of state. I mean, the entire world has been upset. The entire world, it’s a different place. During Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton’s term, she’s done a horrible job,” the Republican presidential candidate told CBS’s John Dickerson in an interview taped Friday night for “Face the Nation.”

Clinton, Trump averred, “caused so many of the problems.”
“And let me tell you something. She has caused death. She has caused tremendous death with incompetent decisions,” he said, before referring to the 2002 vote. “I was against the war in Iraq. I wasn’t a politician, but I was against the war in Iraq. She voted for the war in Iraq.”
Pressed by Dickerson on the claim that Clinton “caused death,” Trump referred to Libya and obliquely to the 2012 Benghazi attacks.
“Well, absolutely. Look at Libya. That was her baby,” the Manhattan mogul said from his Mar-a-Lago residence in Florida. “Look. I mean, I’m not even talking about the ambassador and the people with the ambassador. Young, wonderful people. With messages coming in by the hundreds, and she’s not even responding. I’m not talking about that. I’m talking about all of the death that’s been caused and not only our side.”

The pushback, Dickerson said, would be people on the other side who would say that invading the Middle East saved lives.

“There was nothing saved. If we would have never done anything in the Middle East, we would have a much safer world right now,” Trump said. “Getting rid of Saddam Hussein — I’m not saying he was a good person. He was a bad person. But what we have now is far worse, OK? And all of this has led to ISIS. All of this has led to the migration. All of this has led to tremendous death and destruction. And she for the most part was in charge of it along with Obama.”

Why does the Left not exhibit the same level of zeal in their opposition to the Clintons or the mainstream Republicans that they do in their opposition to Trump? This is what they should be doing if they took their opposition to “fascism, racism, imperialism, capitalism, blah, blah, blah” as seriously as they pretend? As I have said before many times, “the Left” is merely the liberal wing of capitalism and and the middle class concerned only about advancing its class and cultural interests within the context of the system, and not any genuine or authentic opposition to the system. A serious “left-wing” movement in North America would exhibit at least as much opposition to the Democratic and Republican establishments as they do to Donald Trump.

By Nick Cass

By Politico.Com

Donald Trump pointed to Hillary Clinton as the cause of “so many” of the world’s current problems in an interview to air Sunday, attacking, among other decisions, the then-New York senator’s vote to authorize the invasion of Iraq in 2002. In turn, the Republican presidential candidate laid blame on Clinton for the rise of the Islamic State, the ongoing refugee crisis and regional turmoil in the Middle East.

 

 

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