Friday, June 6, 2014

Regime Change

When an armed group like the US government works to overthrow another country, it is a war crime in violation of the UN Charter.  Hillary Clinton has supported or been an accomplice in several of these crimes or attempted crimes. 

The worldwide violence and spying that Hillary Clinton supports demonstrates that she would favor the war crime of illegal, forced regime change anywhere that it would suit her interests, which demonstrably consist of enriching US plutocrats (her supporters) and increasing US global domination, which feed off of each other.
            Her interest in regime change has nothing to do with human rights or any related issue, since she supports regime change against numerous countries with much better human rights records (such as Haiti, Honduras, and Nicaragua) than countries she supports (such as Saudi Arabia, Israel, and the USA).
            Her interest in regime change has everything to do with personal gain and will to power, achieved by catering to the US oligarchical system.


Hillary Clinton supported the USA’s 2013/2014 coup d’etat against Ukraine by issuing propaganda statements (see “Propaganda” section) intended to censor and whitewash the US-backed coup and accuse Russia of aggression, while in reality Russia merely reacted to US aggression.
She also attended a meeting at Yalta, before the coup, where the aggressive US position on Ukraine was stressed.   


Hillary Clinton is fanatically adamant about regime change in Iran, and supports US terrorism and aggression against Iranian civilians and government to achieve this crime.
Clinton supports continued US terrorizing of Iranian civilians through economic weapons of mass destruction, threats, and aggression, with ultimate goal being government overthrow, installation of pro-US regime, and energy market control (see here).
Clinton regularly issues threats of force (which are illegal and acts of terrorism under international law) against Iran:
The US "cannot take any option off the table in sending a clear message to the current leadership of Iran – that they will not be permitted to acquire nuclear weapons" - Hillary Clinton (4) 
The UN and all 16 US intelligence agencies (as well as Israeli ones) say Iran is NOT pursuing nuclear weapons, and has never had them. 
“Any option” refers to all methods of illegal force, including nuclear bombing.  Imagine another state saying it will not take any option off the table in preventing the USA from illegally modernizing its massive nuclear weapons stockpile – the world’s biggest - which it is doing under Obama to a greater extent than any other president. 
Clinton voted for a symbolic non-binding amendment to label the Army of the Guardians of the Islamic Revolution as a "foreign terrorist organization,"... Democratic opponents criticized her for contributing to what they said was Bush administration saber rattling on Iran. (4)
More Clinton lies intended to further US public propaganda efforts regarding Iran:
"If Iran were to launch a nuclear attack on Israel what would our response be? I want the Iranians to know that if I'm the president, we will attack Iran. That's what we will do. There is no safe haven." Hillary Clinton continued, "Whatever stage of development they might be in their nuclear weapons program [the one the UN and all 16 US intelligence agencies say doesn't exist and is not planned] in the next 10 years during which they may foolishly consider launching an attack on Israel, we would be able to totally obliterate them."  Iran complained to the UN about Clinton’s comments. (4)
Even Obama chastised Clinton for the above statement, saying her words were "reminiscent of George Bush". 
Clinton stated that Iran must prove its nuclear program is peaceful, despite all evidence stating that it is and none suggesting otherwise.  This is an example of a lie from Clinton that is designed to demonize a target of the US government and US multinational energy companies.  Imagine another state, as part of a series of lies intended to justify aggression against the US, falsely accusing the USA of planning a nuclear attack on Canada, or any other such thing that the USA is not doing. 
Clinton "acknowledged that the harsh US sanctions were intended to target and send the people of Iran a message", meaning she admits to targeting civilians for collective punishment for political purposes, which is the precise definition of terrorism.  (See here.)
The 1977 Additional Protocols to the 1949 Geneva Conventions prohibit any measure that has the effect of depriving a civilian population of objects indispensable to its survival.  Article 70 of Protocol I mandates relief operations to aid a civilian population that is “not adequately provided” with supplies and Article 18 of Protocol II requires relief operations for a civilian population that suffers “undue hardship owing to a lack of supplies essential for its survival, such as foodstuffs and medical supplies.”
Art. 70 of Additional Protocol I of Art. 23 of the Fourth Geneva Convention prohibits interfering with delivery of relief goods to all members of the civilian population.
More violations of law by the USA’s sanctions, supported by Clinton, here.
As Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton had been a hawk on the Iranian nuclear issue (here).  In 2009-2010, she led the opposition to any negotiated settlement and pushed for increasing terrorism against Iranian civilians via harsher sanctions.
To clear the route for sanctions, Clinton helped sink agreements tentatively negotiated with Iran to ship most of its low-enriched uranium out of the country.  In 2009, Iran was refining uranium only to the level of about 3-4 percent, as needed for energy production.  Its negotiators offered to swap much of that for nuclear isotopes for medical research.
But the Obama administration and the West rebuffed the Iranian gesture because it would have left Iran with enough enriched uranium to theoretically refine much higher – up to 90 percent – for potential use in a single bomb, though Iran insisted it had no such intention and [all 16] U.S. intelligence agencies agreed [on multiple occasions, as do the UN and Israeli intelligence].
Then, in spring 2010, Iran agreed to another version of the uranium swap proposed by the leaders of Brazil and Turkey, with the apparent backing of President Obama. But that arrangement came under fierce attack by Secretary of State Clinton and was derided by leading U.S. news outlets, including editorial writers at the New York Times who mocked Brazil and Turkey as being “played by Tehran.”
The ridicule of Brazil and Turkey – as bumbling understudies on the world stage – continued even after Brazil released Obama’s private letter to President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva encouraging Brazil and Turkey to work out the deal. Despite the letter’s release, Obama didn’t publicly defend the swap and instead joined in scuttling the deal, another moment when Clinton and administration hardliners got their way.
At the beginning of 2014, Clinton continued her lies and terrorist threats against Iran, again declaring support for Obama's terrorizing collective punishment and murder of Iranian civilians through sanctions, and threatening Iran with terrorist violence, again saying the US needs to keep "all options on the table", a reference to a new war of aggression based on lies perpetuated by Clinton, Obama, Bush, and others.  As part of an attempt to address her record of pro-war extremism in light of her 2016 campaign, Clinton ultimately sided with Obama in playing good-cop to the Republican bad-cop on the issue of further increasing the terrorist sanctions, but again revealed her true motive (US government and corporate domination of Iran and its resources) by refusing to withdraw her lies about Iran pursuing nuclear weapons (which is the made up pretext for US aggression), and continuing her support for economic terrorism against and mass murder of Iranian civilians, as well as her illegal, terrorist threats of violence against Iran.


Clinton strongly supported, in the 1980s, the death-squad torturers and terrorists known as the Contras, who were the USA's proxy army in Nicaragua. (1)
The goal of the USA’s terrorism campaign against Nicaragua was to overthrow the popular Sandinista government, which had been praised more highly by Oxfam than any other of the seventy three developing countries on which it reported, for its efforts to improve the lives of the Nicaraguan people.  The USA wanted to reinstall the US-backed Somoza dictatorship, which functioned as a cash-machine for US plutocrats, offering them cheap resources and labor while devastating the population.  (More info.)
Nicaragua complained to the International Court of Justice about the USA’s illegal terrorism.  The court ruled in favor of Nicaragua and demanded the US pay approximately $18 billion in reparations for its crimes.  The US refused, and instead escalated its terrorism and atrocities against Nicaragua, and vetoed, alone, multiple UN resolutions condemning US criminal acts against the much weaker country, Nicaragua, which was trying to develop and help its people. 
Details on Clinton's support for the Contra terrorists in Partners in Power, by Roger Morris.


Clinton planned and pushed for the illegal Obama war to support Al Qaeda factions against Libya, which is now a failed state ruled by jihadist militias who kill unarmed protesters.  The support, including weapons, given to Al Qaeda by the USA spilled over into empowering other Al Qaeda linked terrorist groups, including Boko Haram, which recently kidnapped hundreds of young women.  The Obama regime war of aggression and the destabilization of Libya that it caused killed 50,000 to 100,000 people. 
President Obama again ceded to Clinton’s staunch advocacy of illegal mass violence and supported a Western bombing campaign that enabled the rebels, including Islamic extremists with ties to al-Qaeda, to seize control of Tripoli and hunt Gaddafi down in Sirte, Libya, on Oct. 20, 2011 (here).
According to The New York Times, the deciding push to take military action in Libya came from Hillary Clinton.
“We came, we saw, he died.”
— US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, (video 
laughing (it seemed uncontrollably), as she 
spoke of the depraved murder of Moammar Gaddafi by US-supported jihadist extremists
Imagine Osama bin Laden or some other Islamic leader speaking of murdering Hillary Clinton (who has supported more murders (see record herein) than Bin Laden could ever have hoped to even approach), and saying: “We came, we saw, she died … ha-ha.”  (William Blum)
Clinton was paraphrasing Julius Caesar’s famous “I came, I saw, I conquered” (Veni, vidi, vici).  Her joking… shed light on Clinton’s perspective concerning the value of human life, respect for law, and imperial prerogatives.  The incident was a small but significant link between the Roman Empire and the American Empire.”
"The political grief Clinton has suffered over the September 11, 2012 attack on a U.S. compound in Benghazi, Libya, comes with an ironic twist: the tragic episode might never occurred had Clinton not supported intervening in Libya’s civil war." - TIME
Even with public opinion running more than 2-1 against US aggression against Libya, Clinton, exhibiting her usual preference for terrorism and violence (as long as there is no chance that she herself faces any risk whatsoever), advocated for aggression, tipping the balance and personally convincing the Obama regime to go ahead and commit aggression against Libya and Gaddafi, who had helped Nelson Mandela fight apartheid South Africa while the USA was strongly backing and materially supporting apartheid, in near total isolation on Earth, and who was an obstacle in the way of total US domination of the Middle East.  That Gaddafi was a despot and torturer does not separate him from dozens and dozens of despots supported by the USA and Obama, or the USA, which has engaged in torture virtually nonstop since its inception, and before that as brutal colonizers.


Supports illegal Obama regime aggression against Syria, both overt and covert.  USA’s stated goal is regime change, as it has been since at least 1957 when the US began operations to overthrow the “leftist” government of Syria.
Details on Clinton’s support for regime change against Syria:
US and Saudi-backed jihadists and affiliated groups have killed tens of thousands in Syria, in addition to committing countless war crimes such as crucifixions, executions, civilian massacres, ethnic cleansing, purposefully induced starvations, and eating the hearts of victims.
"She [Clinton] pressed Obama to arm the Syrian rebels, and later endorsed air strikes against the Assad regime [as the USA knowingly lied, saying Assad had carried out chemical attacks when the US knew they were likely not Assad’s doing]." - Time 
Clinton personally teamed up with wanted war criminal David Patraeus and Republican war-hawks John McCain and Lindsey Graham, and pursued the idea of arming jihadist militias fighting on the side of Al Qaeda in Syria - advocating for the fifth time the USA would ally with, support, or fight on the same side as Al Qaeda (the other times being Afghanistan in the 80s, Bosnia and Kosovo in the 90s, and Libya, also thanks to Hillary Clinton, in 2011)    
"When Obama threatened air strikes last fall to punish the Syrian regime’s [dishonestly alleged] use of chemical weapons, Hillary Clinton did support him with a pair of public statements. She was apparently undaunted by polling that showed more than 70 percent of Americans opposed to military action." - TIME
More on the USA's arming of jihadists to destabilize Syria, starting at least in 2006 under Bush (with similar plots by US and UK starting in 1957), here
"The protests in Syria [were] planned, funded, and directed by the US State Department, years before the so-called "Arab Spring" began..."
The US has been carrying out such actions frequently since 1945.  The Obama regime also illegally funded violent Anti-Morsi non-governmental organizations (including terrorist groups), and in 2009 supported a fascist military coup to overthrow Honduras' democracy. 
Indeed, Syria was one of seven countries the Bush regime planned to "take out" (see here), plans that Obama continued verbatim. 
Long history of USA's imperialism against Syria, here
Hillary Clinton personally lied directly to the UN Security Council and the world to try to get the UNSC to authorize US aggression and regime change against Syria.  Her lies have been fully exposed (see here).
The main terrorist group the USA is openly supporting in Syria, the “FSA”, just terrorist-bombed a Syrian election rally, killing at least 39 people (about 20 times more deaths than the Boston Bombing) and wounding at least 200.


In 2000, Hillary Clinton said she favored continuing the illegal U.S. embargo against Cuba – unprovoked sanctions which are part of a decades-long US terror campaign against Cuba (for a history of the campaign, see, for example, Rogue State, Blum).  The sanctions have been called the longest genocide in human history, and are opposed every year in a UN general assembly vote by the entire world, and supported only by the US and Israel. (4)  They are part of the USA's campaign to bring the "terrors of the earth" to Cuba, and are intended to, and do, starve, and harm the health of, Cuban civilians.
The latest UN vote was 188 countries opposed to the sanctions, and two in favor, the two being the US and Israel.
The USA prefers, for Cuba, as everywhere, a dictatorship like the one the USA strongly supported before it was overthrown by Castro, the Batista dictatorship.  Under that regime, US plutocrats profited handsomely by being provided cheap Cuban resources and labor, while the population suffered.  Under the murderous Batista dictatorship, the US ambassador was considered the first or second most powerful figure in Cuba.
All US terrorist acts against Cuba (see Rogue State, by William Blum, for record) are part of a campaign of illegal coup d’Ă©tat.    


One of the goals tacked onto the illegal US invasion of Afghanistan after the fact was the overthrow of the US-installed Taliban regime.  Clinton supports this goal now, reversing her original position of silence when her husband’s regime helped install and prop up the Taliban in the mid 1990s. 
As Secretary of State, Clinton backed a bold escalation of the USA's illegal invasion of Afghanistan.
With Clinton's encouragement, Obama escalated the USA's invasion of Afghanistan from 30,000 to 100,000 soldiers or more.
Of the 2,300 American soldiers who have died in the 12-year-old Afghan War, about 1,670 (or more than 70 percent) have died since President Obama took office.  Many were killed in the surge of young Americans into Afghanistan that Gates, Petraeus and Clinton pushed for.
Obama and his regime are currently trying to keep US troops there indefinitely, stated as "through 2024 and beyond."
In addition, the USA will keep in Afghanistan, as in Iraq, a “secret” army of tens of thousands of contractors, far outnumbering “official” US forces.
Hillary Clinton offered her personal guarantee of US government backing (meaning security) to Chevron to increase Chevron's credibility in pursuing an Afghanistan gas pipeline project long pursued by US government/corporations:
"...both Chevron and Exxon-Mobil have expressed interest in TAPI [the pipeline from Turkmenistan through Afghanistan]."  However, Turkmenistan wanted a guarantee that the government was committed to backing the Chevron corporation.  That guarantee came personally from Hillary Clinton.  The president of Turkmenistan received "a letter backing Chevron's project from then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton." (quoted Wall Street Journal article here
 After Clinton guaranteed backing for Chevron to build the pipeline, Obama sent his own personal letter to the president of Turkmenistan, backing Chevron and "emphasizing a common interest in helping develop Afghanistan and expressing [his] support for TAPI [pipeline] and his desire for a major U.S. firm to construct it." (WSJ)
            Just as industrious US colonizers used a powerful government to steal Native land whenever resources were discovered on it, citing “national security”, today young Americans are convinced to murder and die in Afghanistan to secure Chevron’s ability to profit off of resources in Afghanistan, thanks to the government/corporate/dirty energy complex nurtured by people like Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.
One wonders how many of these US soldiers know that it was the USA who sponsored the terrorist overthrow of Afghanistan’s progressive government in the 70s and 80s and nurtured the Taliban into power, including by printing violent, extremist Islamic propaganda for them in the US, and only turned against them once it became clear that they would not accept US terms for the gas pipeline?  Details.


Clinton supported illegal US military coup in Haiti which laid the groundwork for US corporate control over Haitian workers and resources:
In 2014, Haitian protesters “… pointed to former U.S. President Bill Clinton, his wife Hillary, and current U.S. President Barack Obama as all having conspired against Haiti.  They placed a “mental slave” like Michel Joseph Martelly at the head of the first black republic to keep the country under their control and that of so-called leaders in their service.
““Michel Martelly is an illegal president,” the party said in its press conference. “It’s Bill and Hillary Clinton, the OAS, the United Nations, and Washington which gave him power so he can sell the country to the multinationals. Martelly and Lamothe are two agents, two servants of imperialism. We of the Dessalines Coordination we say loudly: Down with Martelly! Down with Lamothe! Down with the occupation! Martelly is an illegal president; the Provisional Electoral Council never signed for President Martelly to become president. It is MINUSTAH’s [UN Mission to Stabilize Haiti] chief Edmond Mulet and the U.S. Embassy which decided who would be the president of Haiti in the last election.


Obama backed a right-wing military dictatorship in a coup to overthrow Honduras's democracy in 2009.  The coup, condemned by the entire world (apart from the USA and Israel) in the UN General Assembly, succeeded "because of Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama". 
The Obama-backed military coup destroyed a democracy that was making great strides in reducing the poverty that has been brought on by thirty years of US-backed repression in Honduras.
As Obama did in Egypt (so he could illegally keep sending money and weapons) Hillary Clinton refused to call the coup in Honduras a coup: "When a fascist putsch, a coup d'etat, overthrew at gunpoint the popular progressive democratic President of Honduras on 28 June 2009, and all countries of the world except Israel and the United States promptly declared the junta-installed government illegitimate, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton refused to join all other nations in rejecting the fascist regime... Hillary Clinton supported the fascists." (here)
"...instead [of joining the entire world and condemning the coup], she [Hillary Clinton] joined with then-Senator Jim DeMint (now head of the Heritage Foundation and the chief sponsor of the political career of Texas U.S. Senator Ted Cruz) in propping up the fascist regime. Promptly Honduras descended into hell, suddenly having the world's highest murder-rate, and becoming a haven of narco-trafficking. What was Hillary thinking? She expressed contempt for Zelaya, but what was really happening here was that American international companies liked paying their Honduran contractors sub-human wages to workers at their plants in Honduras. The Honduran aristocrats owned those factories, and the U.S. aristocrats shared with them the profits from this "free-market" slavery. What did Hillary care about the ongoing terror, murders, and soaring narco-trafficking?"
"The central-American nation of Honduras is now ruled by an extremist far-right government today, a fascist junta-imposed government, because of Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama." (see here)
"Hillary Clinton as the Secretary of State... displayed a record of carrying out the policies that were being promoted by her lobbyist friends, when she did everything possible, early in President Obama's first term, to support U.S. funding for the fascist junta in Honduras that perpetrated a coup d'etat on 28 June 2009 overthrowing that nation's popular progressive democratically elected President, and who then installed their own regime, and promptly placed their country into a continuing violent terror that caused Honduras ever since to be the nation with the highest murder rate in the world. Hillary's lobbyist friend in that particular matter was Lanny Davis, who also is an occasional Fox News contributor." (here)
The US Department of State had prior knowledge of the coup. The Department of State and the US Congress funded and advised the actors and organizations in Honduras that participated in the coup. The Pentagon trained, schooled, commanded, funded and armed the Honduran armed forces that perpetrated the coup and that continue to repress the people of Honduras by force, making the country the murder capitol of the world since the coup. (here)
More info HERE and HERE (second link is to video that includes terrorized Honduran students holding up cans of tear gas with "Made in USA" printed on it).
Supporting this fascist junta that is condemned by every other country on the planet is another example of Hillary Clinton’s vicious isolationism.  (Isolationism does not mean opposing war and violence; it means preventing or blocking international democracy and spitting on the rest of the world, alone, in isolation, as Clinton so often does.)


This scholar notes Hillary Clinton’s mild statements after the coup in Paraguay, carried out with US support.
We know that when Hillary Clinton opposes something, she condemns it in strong language (such as her silly, recent attempt at propaganda (see “Propaganda” section) where she tried to portray Putin as Hitler, despite Russia having sacrificed by far the most to defeat Nazism, Putin having family members who died fighting Hitler’s invaders, and Clinton herself fully supporting annexation when it furthers US plutocratic gain.)  Thus we know that when Clinton remains silent or uses weak language, she either fully or to some degree supports the crime(s) in question, in this case the US-backed Paraguayan coup d’etat, which had essentially the same result as the coup Clinton strongly supported in Honduras: to support a government that devotes fewer resources towards helping its population with things like school and medical care, and more of those resources towards enriching US predators by offering them cheap resources and labor.  

Yugoslavia (Bosnia/Kosovo/Serbia):

Hillary Clinton supported US terrorist attacks against Yugoslavia that were part of an illegal overthrow operation.   
Hillary Clinton supported aggressive US invasions of or attacks against  Bosnia (1995 - see below), and Kosovo (1999).  At the end of 2013, nearly half of Bosnia and Herzegovina (49%) considered the USA to be the greatest threat to world peace, with no competitor coming close (Win/Gallup). (4)
Hillary supported the Bill Clinton regime's terrorist attacks against Yugoslavia:
Before the Kosovo war, she phoned Bill Clinton from Africa.  As she recalled later, "I urged him to bomb." (4) 
Amnesty International released a report which stated that NATO forces had deliberately targeted civilian Serbian radio, and had intentionally killed civilians (terrorism). (7)
The bombing caused great damage to local civilians, including death, injury, severe pollution (including nuclear radiation from US weapons made from radioactive nuclear waste) and widespread ecological damage, consequences for the physical health of the people which will remain for years as well as permanent consequences for psychological health caused by almost 3 months of trauma and fear. (8)
Among many locations, NATO bombed the Ministry of Education in Novi Sad, premises which administered social welfare programmes. (8)
Novi Sad residents point out that the irony that Novi Sad was so heavily targeted by NATO also lies in the fact that during the time of the bombing, the city was ruled by the local Democratic Opposition, which was against the regime in Belgrade. Therefore, the citizens of Novi Sad were not able to understand why they had to pay so large price for the events in Kosovo, which were not caused by them. (8)
In 2007, the International Criminal Court found that Serbia had not committed genocide at Srebrenica.  Stopping genocide was a pretext the USA contrived after its terrorist attacks, to try to justify them, while in fact the US terrorist attacks came before, and were the predicted cause of, genocidal acts that were then carried out.
US officials such as General Wesley Clarke predicted that US/NATO bombing would greatly add to, increase, and worsen violence and atrocities in the region, but the bombing was carried out nonetheless, and the prediction proved completely accurate.
In violation of agreement with Russia (the USA is not exactly a stranger to breaking treaties) NATO continues to occupy the territory it conquered through the bombings, which was the goal of the bombing, as stated by officials such as Tony Blair.  
In the entire year before the bombing, US-backed Kosovar jihadists, which included Al Qaeda members, committed the vast majority of the crimes in the region.  Their stated goal was to create a pretext for the US/NATO bombing. 
Books that cover the topic herehere, here, here.  
Example: Bill Clinton helicoptered Al Qaeda members into Bosnia as part of his proxy war against Yugoslavia.  See here
Far worse crimes were simultaneously being carried out by US client/allies including in Turkey, Indonesia, Israel, and Rwanda, with massive US participation and/or support.
Examples: Here.  Here.  HereHere.
For example, the US supplied 80% of the weapons to Turkey so it could massacre Kurds, and the USA increased its flow of arms to Turkey when Turkey’s genocide peaked. 
US-backed Turkey (as well as US-backed countries Israel and Morocco) has violated more UN resolutions than Iraq.  
Hillary Clinton did not call for the bombing of any of these countries even though they were committing far worse crimes, or for the bombing of Washington because of its massive support for, complicity in, and enabling of these crimes. (9)


Clinton supported the illegal, US-backed Israeli invasion of Lebanon in 2006, which was intended to overthrow a group, Hezbollah, that is a deterrent to Israeli “lebensraum” expansion into Lebanon.
Details on the US-backed Israeli terrorist attacks and Clinton’s support for them:
"We are here to show solidarity and support for Israel. We will stand with Israel, because Israel is standing for American values as well as Israeli ones." - Hillary Clinton on Israel’s 2006 invasion of Lebanon (4)
Israeli terrorists deliberately targeted Lebanese civilians. (6)
The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) initially estimated about 35,000 homes and businesses in Lebanon were destroyed by Israel. (6)
It has been widely reported that the vast majority of the Lebanese killed were civilians, and UNICEF estimated that 30% of those killed were children under the age of 13. (6)
After a UN ceasefire was negotiated, Israel broke it and saturated Southern Lebanese villages with 4 million cluster bomb munitions (many of them purchased from the USA). (6)
Human Rights Watch "found that the IDF’s use of cluster munitions was both indiscriminate [terrorism] and disproportionate" [war crime].
1 million of Israel's cluster bomb munitions failed to explode on impact, lingering as land mines that killed or maimed almost 200 people since the war ended. As of 2011, munitions were still causing casualties and being cleared by volunteers.
Parts of southern Lebanon remained uninhabitable due to Israeli unexploded cluster bombs.


Hillary Clinton supported and voted for the illegal, aggressive US invasion of Iraq, the goal of which was regime change and installation of a client regime that would cater to US corporate plutocratic and predatory interests, including the biggest oil heist in history
On October 11, 2002, Clinton voted in favor of the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq, commonly known as the Iraq War Resolution. (4)
As illustrated in court by renowned international lawyer and doctor, Francis Boyle, who helped convict Bush and Blair of war crimes at the international tribunal in Malaysia, the USA’s 2003 invasion of Iraq killed 1.4 million people.
Avoidable mortality rates in Iraq spiked drastically due to the brutal, criminal invasion, the worst crime of the 21st century.
As was predicted by the US, the invasion drew Hussein’s enemy, Al Qaeda, into Iraq, and increased terrorism in the Middle East by hundreds of percent.
At the end of 2013, Iraq considered the United States to be the second biggest threat to world peace, after Israel.  (Win/Gallup poll)
Clinton refuses to apologize for supporting US aggression against Iraq
By February 2007, Clinton made a point of refusing to admit that her October 2002 Iraq War Resolution vote was a mistake, or to apologize for it, as anti-war Democrats demanded. (4)
She has expressed that she thought, as did the Bush regime, that the illegal invasion and overthrow would be easy, as the US only picks on countries that it thinks will not be able to defend themselves. 
Unlike Clinton, many far right wing figures, including politicians and pundits such as Bill O'Reilly, have repeatedly publicly apologized for supporting the illegal US invasion of Iraq.
"Former administration officials also tell TIME that Clinton was an advocate for maintaining a residual troop force after the U.S. withdrawal from Iraq..." - TIME
"As Obama [forced by resistance in Iraq] began withdrawing U.S. troops from Iraq, Clinton supported an effort to leave behind several thousand soldiers..." - TIME
Clinton claims she opposed the Iraq surge for purely political reasons, while personally supporting it, and even reportedly saying "The Iraq surge worked", here.
At the height of the US occupation, a massive military presence in Iraq was bolstered by a huge number of contractors.  Even when the military began leaving, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was openly talking about establishing a private, State Department-run “army” of contractors to fight in Iraq.
           That army was created, and is still in Iraq as US-backed government forces lay siege to cities, and massacre or execute thousands of helpless people.