“US law calls “international terrorism” activities involving:
(A) “violent acts or acts dangerous to human life that are a violation of the criminal laws of the United States or of any State, or that would be a criminal violation if committed within the jurisdiction of the United States or of any State;”
(B) are intended to -
(i) “intimidate or coerce a civilian population;
(ii) influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion; or
(iii) affect the conduct of a government by mass destruction, assassination, or kidnapping; and
(C) occur primarily outside the territorial jurisdiction of the United States….”
The US Army Operational Concept for Terrorism (TRADOC Pamphlet No. 525-37, 1984) called it “the calculated use of violence or threat of violence to attain goals that are political, religious, or ideological in nature….through intimidation, coercion, or instilling fear.”
Merriam-Webster calls it “the systematic use of terror especially as a means of coercion.”
The Oxford Dictionary calls it “the use of violence and intimidation in the pursuit of political aims.”
In his book “Terrorism, Theirs and Ours,” the late Eqbal Ahmad called state-sponsored terrorism most important of all.
It includes “torture, burning of villages, destruction of entire peoples, (and) genocide” on a massive scale.”
Since 1945, the USA has been the world’s leading terrorist group, having attacked, killed and wounded far more people in more countries than any other group. Hillary Clinton has supported numerous terrorist acts committed by the USA or US clients/allies.
Hillary Clinton supports fossil fuel burning, which contributes greatly to global climate change. The UN has recently predicted that “human security will be progressively threatened” due to climate change. That means increasing global unrest, violence, and terror. Hillary Clinton is well aware of this, but strongly supports environmental destruction regardless (see Environmental Destruction chapter).
Historical data show a strong connection between US involvement in international situations and an increase in terrorist attacks against the United States.
- US Department of Defense, 1997
Hillary Clinton’s support for worldwide US military aggression for the benefit of her constituents (US plutocrats) means supporting acts that greatly increase not only terrorism against the USA, but terrorism overall. For example: as predicted, the USA’s illegal invasion of Iraq, which Clinton supported, led to massive increases in Middle East terrorist attacks (see “Failed States”, by Chomsky, for details). Baghdad, Iraq, once a model Arab city with high levels of education and free healthcare, was just rated by a UK study as the world’s single worst city, with major bombings occurring almost daily (read Antiwar.com for daily reports), a result of the internal war intentionally fomented by the USA between Sunni and Shiite Islamic sects.
Hillary Clinton strongly supported, in the 1980s, the death-squad torturers known as the Contras, who were the USA's proxy army in Nicaragua. (1)
The Contras were a terrorist army, sponsored, armed and trained by the USA at the US terrorist training camp, the notorious “School of the Americas”.
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 (link).
Hillary Clinton's State Department "helped enable Obama’s expansion of lethal drone strikes. In fact, Clinton may have been the administration’s most reliable advocate for military action." - TIME
Drone bombings (which consist principally of executing suspects without trial, blowing up mud huts, and straight terrorism) have been increased more than 500% since Bush, and have killed untold thousands of people, likely mostly civilians (see here) including women, children, and people whose identities are not known by the aggressors - terrorism.
Drone bombs have a kill/injury radius of 60 feet, thus their use can easily be and is often indiscriminate, which is terrorism.
Obama/Clinton’s bombings are “by far the biggest terrorist campaign in the world” (Dr. Noam Chomsky).
Obama/Clinton’s war against Libya was unprovoked and illegal, meaning an act of terrorism and aggression. It also served to support Al Qaeda linked terrorists in their efforts, which succeeded, to overthrow the Libyan government. The Obama regime war of aggression and the destabilization of Libya that it caused killed 50,000 to 100,000 people.
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.
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 here),
laughing (it seemed uncontrollably), as she spoke of the depraved murder of Moammar Gaddafi by US-supported jihadist extremists
— US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, (video here),
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.
Clinton supports the illegal Obama regime aggression against Syria, both overt and covert, both of which constitute aggression and terrorism. (The UN Charter forbids supporting forces waging war against a UN member state; doing so constitutes the supreme international crime: aggression.)
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, cutting off water supplies to millions of people, 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.
Clinton supports continued US targeting and terrorizing of Iranian civilians through economic weapons, 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 falsehoods 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.
Hillary Clinton, like Barack Obama, strongly supports the illegal expansion of Israel into Palestine (principally the West Bank and East Jerusalem), which Israel carries out through war crimes, including torture, terrorism, genocide, and ethnic cleansing. Israel has violated more UN resolutions than any other state.
Clinton supports US military aid to Israel, but never mentions that all aid to Israel is illegal under US and international law, as it is illegal to provide military aid to consistent human rights violators.
Israel’s acts of terrorism include the 2009 Gaza Massacre, which was supported by the USA, and, according to Amnesty International, would not have been possible without US support.
The Gaza Massacre was a US-backed terrorist attack in which Israel killed from 1,400 to 7,000 people, almost all civilians, including by using US provided chemical weapons to target and kill civilians in hospitals, shelters, and schools. Israel lost approximately four people during the operation, at least one of them killed accidentally by Israel itself.
After the massacre, the Obama/Clinton regime mandated increased support for Israel by hundreds of millions of dollars. Israel was already the biggest recipient of US aid, at over three billion US tax dollars, or about 26 dollars per US taxpayer, per year.
Israel's illegal bulldozing of Palestinian homes and replacement of them with Israeli homes is up 123% in 2013. Contrary to the common propaganda claim in the US, Israel is far more often an aggressor than a victim: it breaks far more ceasefires, far more often, than Palestine, and has attacked more countries, more times, than any other state in the region.
The USA is isolationist in its forty year campaign of preventing international law from being applied to Israel to make it stop doing this.
Israel is the single biggest recipient of US aid at over 10 million dollars a day, increased by half a billion dollars, then again over a quarter billion dollars, under Obama/Hillary Clinton after Israel's 2009 US-backed Gaza Massacre (which killed up to 7,000 people, almost all civilians, including with US-provided chemical weapons; see "Rain of Fire" by Human Rights Watch) and massive increases in Israel's illegal demolition of Palestinian homes and building of Israeli homes in their place. (The Gaza Massacre, according to Amnesty International, would not have been possible without US support.) In fact, the Obama/Clinton regime requested the largest amount of military aid to Israel ever.
Every year the UN votes on settlement of the Palestine issue, and every year the vote is virtually the whole world in favor of Israel ceasing its occupations and sieges of Palestinian territory, and the US and Israel opposed.
Every major human rights organization agrees with the world on this issue.
All 22 states in the Arab League agree.
In 2004, the single highest and most authoritative legal body in the world, the International Court of Justice, agreed and issued a ruling that Israel must respect Palestine’s borders (the June, 1967 borders). All fifteen judges agreed, including the judge from the US.
The only thing blocking international law from being enforced on Israel is the USA, because of people like Hillary Clinton.
Hillary Clinton is further to the right on Israel's illegal wall than even George W. Bush and Colin Powell. The entire world, apart from an extremist fringe on the far, isolated right, considers Israel's wall illegal as long as it cuts through and steals Palestinian territory.
George W. Bush said of the wall in 2005, "I think the wall is a problem. And I discussed this with Ariel Sharon. It is very difficult to develop confidence between the Palestinians and Israel with a wall snaking through the West Bank."
Colin Powell said of the wall in 2003: "A nation is within its rights to put up a fence if it sees the need for one. However, in the case of the Israeli fence, we are concerned when the fence crosses over onto the land of others."
The Bush regime then threatened to cut funding to Israel, the biggest foreign recipient of US tax money, to pressure Israel to move the wall to the legal border, and not use it to steal Palestinian land. However, people like Hillary Clinton in congress and the senate made such a stink that the Bush regime decided not to pursue the plan.
In 2005, Hillary Clinton, at the time a U.S. Senator from New York, said she supports the separation fence Israel is building, which is illegally being built beyond Israel's borders so that it steals Palestinian land.
Saudi Arabia is the world’s biggest supporter of militant Islamic groups such as the Taliban in Afghanistan and Pakistan’s Lashkar-e-Taiba, and the Saudi government is reluctant to stem the flow of money, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said in a 2009 cable obtained by Wikileaks.
"Saudi Arabia remains a critical financial support base for al-Qaida, the Taliban, LeT and other terrorist groups." - Leaked 2009 paper signed by Clinton
Donors in Saudi Arabia constitute the most “significant source of funding to Sunni terrorist groups worldwide,” according to the Clinton cable.
Drew C. Bailey, a spokesman for the state department, declined to comment on the cable.
The Obama regime has also been aware, since it took office, of the Saudi government's support for the 9/11/01 attacks: link
The Obama regime, following Bush’s lead, has kept classified the 28 pages of the 9/11 Commission report on Saudi Arabia
Members of congress who have read this part of the report say it is shocking.
Word has leaked of the Saudi government's funding for 9/11. US citizens are currently suing Saudi Arabia over it: link.
Since the Obama regime's documented awareness of these major Saudi links to terror, including massive terror against the US, the Obama regime, with Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State, has vastly increased US lethal weaponry flowing to Saudi Arabia. Examples:
In 2013, the Obama regime, with Clinton as Sec. of State, sent the biggest lethal weapons shipment in US history, 60 billion dollars worth, to Saudi Arabia.
(In later 2013, the Obama regime shipped almost one billion dollars worth of illegal cluster bombs to Saudi Arabia, having recently (and obviously dishonestly) condemned the Syrian government's use of cluster munitions. A week after being awarded the "nobel peace prize", Obama carried out a terrorist attack against a farmer’s market in Yemen, killing 41 people including 21 children and 16 women, five of them pregnant, as well as many innocent men. For this attack, he used missiles with cluster-bomb warheads.)
The USA started funding and training jihadists to overthrow Syria and eventually Iran in at least 2006 under Bush, then continued the plan seamlessly under Obama, largely thanks to Hillary Clinton. More info here. This terrorist operation has been carried out in close coordination with Saudi Arabia and other sponsors and committers of terrorism such as Turkey.
The US/NATO attacks against Yugoslavia were unprovoked, illegal acts of terrorism and murder.
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.
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.
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)
As Secretary of State, Clinton backed a bold escalation of the USA's illegal invasion of Afghanistan – terrorist operations that have killed tens of thousands more people than were killed in the 9/11/01 attacks, before which the USA has also killed millions of Middle Easterners.
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 people into Afghanistan (clearing the way for Chevron) 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.
Israel / Lebanon:
Clinton supported Israel’s terrorist attacks against Lebanese civilians:
"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. Under Nuremberg principals of international law, aggression, being the supreme crime, constitutes terrorism and all other crimes. Not only was the entire operation a massive act of terrorism, but individual parts, such as the USA’s targeting of civilians in Fallujah, were also terrorism.
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.
However, the following may well constitute Clinton’s most depraved example of support for terrorism:
“The Clintons presided over much of the sanctions regime against Iraq.”
The sanctions were introduced in 1990 by the regime of former CIA colonel Bush Sr., and were continued by the Bill Clinton regime throughout its time in office (1993-2001).
In 1991, the USA stated, in now declassified documents, that its sanctions and attacks against Iraq were to have the most damaging effect on children and the elderly. The USA then kept the sanctions going for 12 more years, in one of the most extreme terrorist attacks in human history.
By 1995, the sanctions had killed 500,000 Iraqi children under the age of five. That's not counting anyone over age five. 500,000 is roughly equivalent to the population of Portland, Oregon. The USA then kept the sanctions going for 8 more years, paying no heed to accusations of genocide and crimes against humanity from major officials at the UN.
By 2003, the sanctions had killed 750,000 children, and 1.7 million Iraqis overall (here).
(The policy of using sanctions as a weapon of mass destruction to collectively punish civilians [terrorism] is being repeated in Iran, with Hillary Clinton’s advocacy and support.)
"We are in the process of destroying an entire society. It is as simple and terrifying as that. It is illegal and immoral." (Denis Halliday, after resigning as first UN Assistant Secretary General and Humanitarian Coordinator in Iraq, to protest the sanctions, which he called "genocidal". - The Independent, 15 October 1998)
Halliday’s successor, Hans von Sponeck, also resigned in protest of the sanctions, which he called crimes against humanity.
Jutta Burghardt, head of the World Food Program in Iraq, also resigned in protest of the sanctions.
“First Lady Hillary Clinton stayed on. Her reaction can be summed in a single word. Silence.” By remaining silent and not using her influence to try to shed light on and stop the genocide, Hillary Clinton supported it, as Nazi officials who said nothing to stop genocide likewise supported the genocide. However, in Clinton’s case, she had no reason to fear reprisal, whereas Nazis might have been punished or killed. Therefore, Clinton is even more responsible or cowardly for saying nothing.
Madeleine Albright, Bill Clinton's UN ambassador/Secretary of State, is known as Iraq's Grim Reaper for having helped oversee the USA's genocidal sanctions against Iraq. Here is Albright on 60 Minutes, in a clip famous especially in the Middle East, saying the murder of 500,000 Iraqi children was "worth it": link.
“Simply put, the U.S. foreign policy establishment considers non-influential foreigners to be of little individual value. In the calculus of global statecraft, they are insignificant, even when aggregated into blocs of a half-million. Or, to change analogies, as pawns on the global chessboard, they are expendable.”
Unsurprisingly, Iraq's Grim Reaper endorsed and supported Hillary Clinton in her 2008 campaign for U.S. President. Albright has been a close friend of Clinton and serves as her top informal advisor on foreign policy matters.
In 2012, the Obama white house awarded Iraq's Grim Reaper the "highest honor" that the USA bestows upon civilians - the "presidential medal of freedom".
Imagine if, say, Canada carried out sanctions against the USA that killed the US per-capita equivalent of what the USA's sanctions against Iraq killed; that would be almost 9 million (and possibly up to 18 million) US children. (That would mean every child in New York, LA, Chicago, Dallas, Seattle, and then still millions and millions more to go, got sick and died due to Canada's sanctions against the US.) Then imagine if a Canadian leader famous for saying that killing 9 million US children was "worth it", and who had been nicknamed the USA's Grim Reaper, was awarded the highest honor in Canada, which Canadians referred to as a “medal of freedom”.
More on Albright: She and the Clinton regime bear direct responsibility for the Rwandan genocide, which left a million dead within 100 days, then millions more subsequently through the fascist, US-backed Kagame government. See here.
Here is Albright on the Clinton regime's illegal bombing of Yugoslavia: “We intentionally set the bar too high [at Rambouillet] for the Serbs to comply. They need some bombing and that’s what they are going to get. [Note the Turks, Israelis, and Indonesians, who were simultaneously carrying out far worse crimes, backed by the US, conveniently did not “need some bombing” according to Albright.]” Here. This extraordinarily malicious enemy of all humankind is Hillary Clinton's close personal friend and top informal adviser...
Justifying the 1998 bombing of Iraq, Secretary of State Madeleine Albright remarked, “If we have to use force, it is because we are America. We are the indispensable nation. We stand tall. We see further into the future.” The babies murdered by America were simply part of one of the, in Albright’s twisted view, dispensable nations, which is every nation aside from the most brutal one, the US.
For Hillary Clinton to be in a major position of public influence and say nothing when the USA is intentionally targeting and killing Iraqi children and the elderly by the millions – genocide and terrorism – is not only unacceptable, but is highly repulsive and shows the most extreme contempt for humanity (also known as "evil").