Thursday, November 05, 2015

Hillary Clinton Endorses Netanyahu's High Crimes

Hillary Clinton Endorses Netanyahu’s High Crimes

by Stephen Lendman

Israel’s Netanyahu-led killing machine is murdering, brutalizing, mass imprisoning and torturing Palestinians daily - young children treated like adults, women like men, no mercy shown.

Barbarism defines Israeli policy, fully endorsed by Washington - notably by Hillary Clinton as US senator, Secretary of State and now presidential aspirant. She above all others in the race threatens world peace, an unbridled hawk, war her strategy of choice.

The Forward (also called The Jewish Daily Forward) is a Zionist publication, one-sided pro-Israeli views alone acceptable, criticism shut out.

Hillary Clinton got op-ed space, on November 4 headlining “How I Would Forge Better Ties to Israel - and Rebuild Bond With Benjamin Netanyahu,” saying:

His scheduled November 9 Washington visit “is an opportunity to reaffirm the unbreakable bonds of friendship and unity between the people and governments of the United States and Israel.”

“The alliance between our two nations transcends politics. It is and should always be a commitment that unites us, not a wedge that divides us.”

Fact: US/Israeli ties have everything to do with dirty politics. The special relationship reflects strategic interests, not so-called shared values, causing horrific harm throughout the region and beyond.

Fact: Both nations threaten regional and world peace, partnering in each other’s high crimes. Clinton and Netanyahu represent pure evil. 

Her commentary wreaked of deception and misinformation, ludicrously saying her first visit to Israel in 1981 “sparked an enduring emotional connection for me - to the land and its people - and admiration for how Israelis have built a thriving democracy…”

Fact: Israel is no democracy. It’s an apartheid police state, far worse than South Africa’s. Neoliberal policies harm Jews and Arab citizens alike. Permanent war on Palestine shows its viciousness - currently in full view for the world to see.

Clinton: “On that first trip, Bill and I fell in love with Jerusalem as we walked the ancient streets of the Old City. Even amid all the history and traditions, it was a city pulsing with life and energy.” 

“I am appalled that those same streets are now filled with terrorism and fear. We now hear of daily stabbings and shootings of innocent civilians - teenagers, parents and senior citizens. Israelis have to look over their shoulders during everyday tasks…”

Fact: East Jerusalem Arabs are terrorized, hostages on their own land, especially after Israel isolated neighborhoods from each other, the fundamental right of free movement denied them.

Fact: Claims of daily stabbing incidents are fabricated. Video evidence shows soldiers planting knives on murdered Palestinians.

Fact: Israelis conduct their daily lives normally. Palestinians live in fear, terrorized by a ruthless occupier, using lethal force to maintain control, soldiers and police licensed to kill with impunity.

Fact: Upside down reality exists. Palestinian victims are called victimizers. Israeli perpetrators are called victims.

Fact: State terror is official Israeli policy, Palestinians blamed for its high crimes. Their legitimate right of self-defense is demonized.

Clinton: “This violence must not be allowed to continue. It needs to stop immediately…(I)ncitement needs to end, period.”

Fact: Israel bears full responsibility for decades of ruthless violence and other forms of brutality - a defenseless Palestinian population victimized by daily repression.

Clinton saying “(a)s president, I will never stop working to advance the goal of two states for two peoples living in peace, security and dignity” is pure rubbish.

Her public record shows contempt for Palestinian rights. Nothing suggests she supports a stable region and world at peace. Just the opposite. She’s one-sidedly hawkish, backing endless imperial wars of conquest and domination, carnage and human suffering of no consequence.

Clinton: “I (will) invite (Netanyahu) to the White House in my first month in office” as president - maintaining “our strategic partnership and…commitment to Israel, ensuring that it always has the qualitative military edge to defend itself.”

Fact: Israel’s only enemies are ones it invents. No real ones existed since the 1973 Yom Kippur War.

Fact: US and Israeli policies represent the region’s key “dangers.” Clinton’s posturing doesn’t wash.

“For me, fighting for Israel isn’t just about policy,” she ranted. “(I)t’s a personal commitment to the friendship between our peoples and our vision for peace and security.”

Hard truths prove her a liar, a menace to regional and world peace and security - the worst of all deplorable choices for US president.

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