Monday, July 06, 2015

Hillary Clinton Wants BDS Campaign Undermined

Hillary Clinton Wants BDS Campaign Undermined

by Stephen Lendman

A previous article explained Clinton threatens world peace. Among an array of presidential aspirants looking more like a police lineup than legitimate candidates, she especially stands out as pure evil - the most dangerous of the bunch.

She represents everything most people should reject - eager to destroy what's left of freedom in America while waging endless wars of aggression abroad, including the madness of possibly challenging Russia and/or China confrontationally. 

She's militantly pro-Israel at the expense of denying Palestinians their fundamental rights in perpetuity by endless occupation.

She'll one-sidedly "stand up for Israel" if elected president, she said - no matter how cruelly it persecutes Palestinians, including mass murdering them at its discretion.

As a New York senator, she said "undivided Jerusalem as (Israel's) capital…must never be questioned" - or its status as "a Jewish state," regardless of its 20% Arab population. She supported cutting off Palestinian aid ignoring the harm it would cause. She's an AIPAC favorite for good reason.

Global BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) activism is the most effective movement against Israeli lawlessness, hitting hard where it hurts most - economically as well as exposing its phony image as a democratic state.

Last week, Clinton expressed alarm about BDS activities - urging ways be found to counter its "attempts to delegitimize Israel."

She wrote Israeli/American billionaire entertainment mogul Haim Saban asking advice "on how leaders and communities across America can work together to counter BDS" - aiming to "punish" Israel, ignoring long overdue accountability for crimes too grave to ignore.

"From Congress and state legislatures to boardrooms and classrooms, we need to engage all people of good faith (explaining) why the BDS campaign is counterproductive to the pursuit of peace and harmful to Israelis and Palestinians alike," she said.

She expressed concern about "compar(ing) Israel to South African apartheid" - ludicrously calling it "a vibrant democracy in a region dominated by autocracy, and it faces (nonexistent) threats to its survival."

She stressed how "(t)ime after time (she) made it clear that America will always stand up for Israel - and that's what I'll do as president."

She called "(t)he Jewish state…a modern day miracle - a vibrant bloom in the middle of the desert. We must nurture and protect it."

Despite at times disagreeing with Israel earlier, she remains a staunch supporter - in her book "Hard Choices," saying:

"Despite our policy differences, Netanyahu and I worked together as partners and friends…But even when we disagreed, we maintained an unshakable commitment to the alliance between our countries."

She said an attack on Israel with her as president "would incur massive retaliation from the United States" - unilaterally without UN Security Council authorization as required.

She was an early supporter of its apartheid wall. She co-sponsored the 2006 Palestinian Anti-Terrorism Act to block aid to its legitimate Hamas government.

She co-sponsored the 2003 Syrian Accountability Act - a measure aimed to counter its nonexistent support for regional terrorism and WMD development.

She bashes Iran irresponsibly every chance she gets - making vicious, baseless claims, including urging "use (of) every tool at our disposal" to halt its nonexistent spread of terrorism and nuclear weapons development.

She defended numerous US Security Council vetoes of resolutions critical of Israeli human rights violations and other egregious policies.
She supports its naked aggression against defenseless Palestinians - including willfully attacking civilians.

"I have been proud to do my part to keep (US/Israeli ties) rock-solid over the years," she said earlier - claiming it's "my privilege to be a friend of Israel."

"America's commitment to Israel's security will never waver" - no matter the body count of its innocent victims or risk of greater regional war.

Clinton's unwavering support for Israeli policies no matter how egregious is one of many reasons to oppose her presidential candidacy. If elected, she’ll endanger everyone.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at 

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