Monday, September 12, 2016

Hillary: Unfit to Serve

Hillary: Unfit to Serve!

by Stephen Lendman

What’s known about her poor health makes her physically unfit to serve. Her persistent coughing spells and near-collapse Sunday, dubiously explained, alone are cause for concern.

More serious are her seizures, blackouts and diagnosis of dementia. Of greatest concern are deplorable moral, ethical, emotional and legal issues surrounding her - kept under wraps, her campaign and media scoundrels refusing to address what’s vital for everyone to know.

It bears repeating what I’ve said time and again. Hillary is the most ruthlessly dangerous presidential aspirant in US history - unaccountable for major war crimes, racketeering and perjury.

As president and commander-in-chief of America’s military, she’s virtually certain to escalate conflicts in Syria and elsewhere, likely to recklessly challenge Russia, China and Iran militarily, along with being physically and emotionally unfit to serve.

On Sunday, her doctor, Lisa Bardack, released a statement, saying she was diagnosed with pneumonia, claiming her nagging, persistent cough is related to (unexplained) allergies.

She was “advised to rest and modify her schedule.” Claiming Sunday’s episode was because of “overheating and dehydration” left unexplained various other medical issues surrounding her, indicating she’s apparently too ill to carry out the rigorous duties required of a US president.

She cancelled a September 12 and 13 California fundraising trip. Maybe various stump appearances will be called off. Can she handle three rigorous  90-minute presidential debates without becoming wobbly or worse?

It’s easy concealing her condition by failing to disclose her medical issues provided they’re not visible or otherwise apparent publicly.

When episodes like Sunday happen, and a disturbing coughing spell aboard her campaign plane traveling with handpicked reporters, it’s another matter entirely.

What else isn’t the public being told about her health? How sick is she? Is she too frail to serve? As of Sunday, Trump hadn’t reacted to her fainting episode.

Days earlier, he twittered “(m)ainstream media never covered Hillary’s massive ‘hacking’ or coughing attack, yet it is #1 trending. What’s up?”

The Mayo Clinic explained the following on pneumonia, saying it’s “an infection that inflames the air sacs in one or both lungs.”

The air sacs may fill with fluid or pus (purulent material), causing cough with phlegm or pus, fever, chills, and difficulty breathing. A variety of organisms, including bacteria, viruses and fungi, can cause pneumonia.”

“Pneumonia can range in seriousness from mild to life-threatening. It is most serious for infants and young children, people older than age 65 (Hillary will be 69 in October), and people with health problems or weakened immune systems.”

At times, surgery is required to remove a mass when found in one or both lungs. It’s unknown if this affects Hillary.

Health is now a major issue surrounding her campaign. Her physical ability to serve as president is in question. 

It’s time for full disclosure on her status. Voters have a right to know. So do world leaders having to deal with a US president.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at 

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