Saturday, April 16, 2016

Robert Parry — Yes, Hillary Clinton Is a Neocon

The argument over whether Hillary Clinton is a neocon may have been settled by her hawkish debate performance on Thursday, which followed her Israel-pandering speech before AIPAC, reports Robert Parry.
If there were any doubts that Hillary Clinton favors a neoconservative foreign policy, her performance at Thursday’s debate should have laid them to rest. In every meaningful sense, she is a neocon and – if she becomes President – Americans should expect more global tensions and conflicts in pursuit of the neocons’ signature goal of “regime change” in countries that get in their way.
Beyond sharing this neocon “regime change” obsession, former Secretary of State Clinton also talks like a neocon. One of their trademark skills is to use propaganda or “perception management” to demonize their targets and to romanticize their allies, what is called “gluing white hats” on their side and “gluing black hats” on the other.…
Arch neocon Robert Kagan (husband of Victoria Nuland) on HRC:
Kagan told the Times, “I feel comfortable with her on foreign policy. If she pursues a policy which we think she will pursue it’s something that might have been called neocon, but clearly her supporters are not going to call it that; they are going to call it something else.”
The neocon agenda for a Clinton administration.
Now with Clinton’s election seemingly within reach, the neocons are even more excited about how they can get back to work achieving Syrian “regime change,” overturning Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran, and – what is becoming their ultimate goal – destabilizing nuclear-armed Russia and seeking “regime change” in Moscow.

After all, by helping Assad bring some stability to Syria and assisting Obama in securing the Iranian nuclear deal, Russian President Vladimir Putin has become what the neocons view as the linchpin of resistance to their “regime change” goals. Pull Putin down, the thinking goes, and the neocons can resume checking off their to-do list of Israel’s adversaries: Syria, Iran, Hezbollah, Hamas, etc.
And what could possibly go wrong by destabilizing nuclear-armed Russia and forcing some disruptive “regime change”?
Feeling suicidal? Vote for HRC.

Consortium News
Yes, Hillary Clinton Is a Neocon
Robert Parry


nivekvb said...

Both Russia and the US have enough nuclear weapons to blow the world to smithereens thousands of times over. These neocons are completely crazy. Were have do stop them.

Bob said...

It's out of our hands... we are nothing but hapless observers... powerless peasants...

Joe said...

and this is exactly why I'm not sure (unlike most liberals/progressives) that Trump would be worse than hrc. Donald said he'd get a list of supreme court nominees from the heritage foundation, which is terrifying. And Hillary wants to invade and bomb everyone she can, which will cause more terrorism,.. which is terrifying.

Which is more terrifying?