Sunday, October 16, 2016

WikiLeaks Releases Texts of 3 Hillary Goldman Sachs Speeches

WikiLeaks Releases Texts of 3 Hillary Goldman Sachs Speeches

by Stephen Lendman

Earlier WikiLeaks releases showed Hillary’s public and private positions on major issues greatly diverge.

Her highly-paid private addresses reveal an entirely different agenda on how she’ll govern than views expressed on the stump, assuring same old dirty business as usual continuing under her leadership.

She lied claiming “(y)ou will not find that I ever changed a view or a vote because of any donation I ever received.” What rubbish!

She earned millions of dollars in highly-paid speeches to Wall Street firms and other interests, wanting to buy influence she remains eager to sell - earning from $225,000 to $675,000 for a few hours or less of talk and schmoozing. 

Bill and Hillary together earned over $153 million in paid speeches from 2001 until she launched her presidential campaign in spring 2015.

In three speeches to Goldman Sachs (GS), paying her $675,000, she pledged support for Wall Street, while calling so-called Dodd-Frank financial reform a political contrivance - legislation doing nothing to curtail predatory practices.

Expressing support for banking giants like GS, she ignored how they make money by stealing it - manipulating markets, scamming investors, bribing politicians like Hillary, secure as masters of the financial, economic and political universe they control.

She supports Wall Street crooks self-regulating themselves, saying “the people that know the industry better than anybody are the people who work in the industry.”

As US senator from New York and secretary of state, she admitted “represent(ing) all of you,” expressing “respect” for Wall Street banks and officials running them.

In other comments, she warned Beijing of a greater US military footprint in Asia than already, saying “we’re going to ring China with missile defense. We’re going to put more of our fleet in the area” - perhaps a precursor for waging war.

“You either control them, or we’re going to have to defend against them,” she ranted - supporting similar hostile actions against Russia. She favors no-fly zone implementation in Syria, illegal without Security Council authorization not forthcoming.

In 2013, she told GS imposing one assures “kill(ing) a lot of Syrians,” mainly civilians. She shamelessly blamed Russia for “chaotic” conditions she orchestrated and created as secretary of state.

She lied claiming US post-9/11 policies “kept us safer.” Conditions are more perilous now than ever. 

Her anti-Russia, anti-China, anti-Iran, anti-world peace and stability, pro-US unchallenged world dominance agenda risks nuclear war as commander-in-chief of America’s military.

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