Thursday, September 8, 2016

Stephen Lendman: War, Hilary, and Trump

Stephen Lendman believes that Trump is less likely to start WW3 than Hilary. Still, 88 generals endorse Trump because he says he will wants to greatly increase military spending. Below has been taken from two posts by Stephen Lendman.

In January, a new leader will succeed Obama. Dirty business as usual triumphs every time, continuing unimpeed next year under new management. Though alike in most respects, their rhetoric aside, differences between Trump and Hillary matter. 
WW III is less likely on his watch. He’d rather exploit planet earth for profit. She’ll likely attack Russia, China and Iran, perhaps with nuclear weapons, risking its destruction - plenty reason enough to oppose her.
Separately, 88 retired US generals and admirals endorsed Trump, a supportive letter organized by General Sidney Shachnow and Admiral Charles Williams, saying in part:
The 2016 election affords the American people an urgently needed opportunity to make a long-overdue course correction in our national security posture and policy.” 
 “As retired senior leaders of America’s military, we believe that such a change can only be made by someone who has not been deeply involved with, and substantially responsible for, the hollowing out of our military and the burgeoning threats facing our country around the world. For this reason, we support Donald Trump’s candidacy to be our next Commander-in-Chief.”
 Trump responded, saying “(i)t is a great honor to have such amazing support from so many distinguished retired military leaders. I thank each of them for their service and their confidence in me to serve as commander-in-chief.” 
 “Keeping our nation safe and leading our armed forces is the most important responsibility of the presidency. Under my administration, we will end the weak foreign policy of the last eight years, rebuild our military, give our troops clear rules of engagement and take care of our veterans when they come home.” 
 “We can only Make America Great Again if we ensure our military remains the finest fighting force in the world, and that’s exactly what I will do as president.”
Trump wants military spending increased at a time America’s only enemies are ones it invents. Hillary wants US-dominated NATO used to wage WW III by attacking Russia, China and Iran.

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