A vote for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 US presidential election would be a vote for Washington’s war machine, a political commentator and international lawyer says.
Barry Grossman made the remarks on Saturday while commenting to Press TV on Ron Paul’s recent statement in which he said Clinton would be a pro-war, pro-military-industrial complex and pro-Federal Reserve president.
In an interview on Thursday night, host Larry King asked Paul what kind of president the former US secretary of state would be.
Paul, former Republican congressman and presidential candidate, answered, “I would think she’d be pretty average, pretty mediocre, pretty much for war, pretty much for welfare-ism, pretty much for deficits, pretty supportive of the Federal Reserve and loving the military-industrial complex.”
Grossman, who is based on the Indonesian island of Bali, said, “I prefer not to express any opinion about US domestic policy, but it is difficult to imagine a candidate more simpatico with the neocon Pax Americana vision than Hillary Clinton.”
“Her record is there for all to see. Like her husband Bill, she is unabashedly pro-Israel and, when her rhetoric is peeled away, indifferent to the suffering of Palestinians and others in the region. She has a habit of receiving foreign dignitaries in Washington with a smile, only to later oversee their assassinations before going on to make jokes about it,” he stated.
“This is the woman who over saw the Libya fiasco and then had the horrible judgment to crow about the killing of Muammar Gaddafi by saying ‘We came, we saw, he died,’” he added.
“She played a major role in engineering the Asian pivot which championed the not so cautious US-led engagement and military cooperation with Myanmar, despite its horrific record on basic human rights,” Grossman continued, referring to its treatment of Rohingya Muslims, who have been facing torture, neglect, and repression in Myanmar for many years.
As a secretary of state, Clinton was a leading advocate for the US “pivot” to Asia conceived to ostensibly focus US diplomatic, economic and military efforts on advancing US strategic interests in the Asia-Pacific region.
Grossman went on to say that in anticipation of her run for the presidency, “Clinton recently went out of her way to stake out a much more aggressive military policy than President Barack Obama has given us.”
“Her support for insurgents in Syria is a matter of record; her hatred for the elected Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is well documented too,” he noted.
“Her support as secretary of state to those who laid the groundwork for the US adventuring and agitating in the Ukraine project is no less debatable,” the analyst continued.
“Remember, this is the woman who was fired from the Democratic Party’s Watergate Investigation Committee for ‘lying and unethical behavior’ when she was just 27 years old. There is no indication that her character has improved since then. Many far better candidates have been rejected for far lesser moral failings, Grossman revealed.
“A vote for Clinton is a vote for the War Machine,” he concluded.