(C4) Who's the Scariest Candidate of Them All?
Mirror, mirror on the wall...who's the scariest candidate of them all?
The candidate who said:
1."As President, I will make it clear that the United States will treat cyber-attacks just like any other attack. We will be ready with serious political, economic, and military responses..."
2. “We are losing billions and billions of dollars. We cannot be the policemen of the world… We cannot protect countries all over the world when they’re not paying us what we need...”
3. “We should stay out of conflicts, including Middle East conflicts, that are not an immediate threat to our national security.”
4. “We need to establish a foreign policy based on diplomacy, international law, and human rights. End the wars and drone attacks, cut military spending by at least 50% and close the 700+ foreign military bases that are turning our republic into a bankrupt empire. Stop U.S. support and arms sales to human rights abusers, and lead on global nuclear disarmament.”
Clearly, going to war is the scariest thing a country can do. War results in heavy loss of lives, destruction of infrastructure, and astronomic economic damage from which a country may never recover. Real war is not something you get out of by saying, “Oops, I made a mistake.” You either lose the war, and pay a price; or you win the war and gain something, which is rarely equal to the losses.
Since Americans have long gotten away with pre-emptive strikes on foreign lands that have not resulted in like retaliation on American soil, they have an entirely different view of war. To most Americans, war is nothing more than a side-show that occasionally comes up in the news. War to Americans means that you might donate to a charity for wounded soldiers. Despite hundreds of thousands of Middle Easterners being killed and millions wounded and made refugees, very few Americans actually pay attention to what is going on in the Middle East. Those who do casually debate the differences between air strikes and drone strikes.
When asked, most Americans parrot MSM propaganda, saying that we are fighting in the Middle East to end terrorism. As good subjects of propaganda, many apparently believe that as long as we fight the wars in the Middle East, we eliminate fighting terrorists at home. According to the most recent Gallop poll, Americans put “national security” and “terrorism” around fifth on their priority list.
This is because the Establishment has designed wars in the Middle East to essentially be “out of sight and out of mind” of most Americans. MSM does not write about the 6,000+ soldiers who have died, and the 900,000 Americans wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan. With no draft or war tax, very few Americans actually have any actual “skin in the game” in the numerous wars that the US has been involved in the last 16 years. All of this inattention and non-involvement has a purpose: to ensure that Americans continue to support these vague wars without any thought.
The fact that so many Americans are ignoring its wars and the drone strikes in the Middle East does not mean that they are legal and without consequences. A superpower that preemptively attacks without provocation several small sovereign nations with legitimate heads of state is a bully and is in clear violation of the Geneva Convention. The blatant extra-judicial killing of civilians in Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Yemen, Libya, and Syria are crimes against humanity, for which the US has a moral responsibility.
The comment attributed to candidate #1 above was made about a month ago in direct response to the hacking of the DNC allegedly by Russia. The candidate asserted that, as President, she would consider any future hacking allegedly by Russia as a threat to US national security, which could be made with a military response. This statement is very disturbing from several points of view. First, we rarely, if ever, know who did the hacking, and therefore any military response based on a presumption would be considered a pre-emptive strike. And second, the US itself has been guilty of hacking, and therefore this candidate has left the door open for us to be attacked in retaliation for our hacking.
What the candidate does not say, but we do know, is that through NATO, the US has militarized the border along Russia to levels not seen since World War II. That the US is aggressively arming NATO countries is a dead giveaway that the US is spoiling for a war with Russia. Candidate #1 has confirmed this by saying that something as small as an alleged hacking may possibly trigger a war.
Should the US take action against Russia, Putin has informed the world in advance that he plans to retaliate in kind. This means that an attack on Russian soil may very well be met with a retaliatory attack on US soil. As this has not happened since World War II, it would be a game changer, and would certainly lead us into World War III, which is evidently the intent.
Based on the above-mentioned quotes, candidate #1 is clearly the scariest of them all. Strangely, this candidate has the backing and support of almost all the major MSM outlets, newspapers, every Democrat member of Congress, some high-profile Republican politicians, and many organizations. This is because this candidate is the only one who would be turn-key ready to fulfill the obligation to the Oligarchy, which has done everything in its considerable power to ensure that this candidate be installed as the next leader.
As George Orwell famously said in his classic, 1984, “And if all others accepted the lie which the Party imposed—if all records told the same tale—then the lie passed into history and became truth. 'Who controls the past' ran the Party slogan, 'controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.” This is exactly what has happened during the 2016 Presidential Campaign. The perpetuated lie is that candidate #2 is the scariest and the “most evil.” Just as MSM has deflected our attention away from the horrible war crimes the US has committed, it has averted our attention away from the corporate puppet warmongering candidate to a candidate who has been portrayed as a clown, a buffoon, and the “scariest candidate” despite a lack of warmongering rhetoric.
By plan and design, Americans are being coerced into supporting a candidate who intends to benefit the corporate elite at the expense of the rest of us. We must be cautioned that the greed of the Oligarchy is insatiable and will stop at nothing. At this point, the absolute best we can do is to be informed, not buy into the propaganda, and do nothing to support and empower the Oligarchy.