Presidential Politics Exploits Orlando
by Stephen Lendman
US presidential aspirants, their supporters and media scoundrels are taking full advantage of Sunday’s incident - likely US-sponsored false flag deception, not radical Islamic terrorism as widely reported.
What’s happening in plain sight should appall everyone, a disgusting display of willful misinformation, intolerable Islamophobia and chauvinism, along with calls for escalated militarism and homeland crackdowns on what remains of constitutional protections.
Hillary Clinton called Orlando’s incident “an act of terror” despite no evidence proving it or showing the incident took place as widely reported. A same day article discussed this.
Clinton saying we “need to redouble our efforts (to defeat) international terrorist groups” ignores their US creation and support.
Claiming America’s homeland defenses need “hardening” is code language for urging greater war on remaining fundamental freedoms than already.
Trump used Orlando to bash Muslims for their faith and ethnicity, outrageously saying “(w)hen I’m elected, I will suspend immigration from areas of the world where there’s a proven history of terrorism against the United States.”
“We cannot continue to allow thousands upon thousands of people to pour into our country, many of whom have the same thought process as this savage killer” - meaning Omar Mateen, the alleged Orlando shooter, killed by police, unable to speak on his own behalf.
Sanders blustered about “do(ing) everything that we can…to prevent guns from falling into the hands of people who should not have them.”
He ignored their misuse in the hands of America’s military, waging war on humanity, responsible for millions of deaths, raping and destroying one country after another.
On Sunday, Obama ranted about “elect(ing) politicians…prepared to take on America’s gun epidemic” - mindless of US imperial madness along with militarized police turning the nation’s streets into battlegrounds.
In November, voters are assured of the worst possible outcome - Trump and Clinton hugely dangerous, unfit to serve, assuring endless wars and domestic repression at a time America’s only enemies are ones it invents.
Humanity may not survive the onslaught!
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