Hillary Clinton: “If I’m President, We Will Attack Iran”

First published in July 2015. Of utmost relevance to the ongoing debate on the agreement with Iran pertaining to its nuclear program.

On July 3, 2015, presidential aspirant Hillary Clinton addressed a hand-picked audience at a Dartmouth College campaign event.

She lied calling Iran an “existential threat to Israel… I hope we are able to get a deal next week that puts a lid on (its) nuclear weapons program.”

Even if we do get such a deal, we will still have major problems from Iran. They are the world’s chief sponsor of terrorism.

They use proxies like Hezbollah to sow discord and create insurgencies to destabilize governments. They are taking more and more control of a number of nations in the region and they pose an existential threat to Israel.

We…have to turn our attention to working with our partners to try to reign in and prevent this continuing Iranian aggressiveness.

Fact: US and Israeli intelligence both say Iran’s nuclear program has no military component. No evidence whatever suggests Tehran wants one. Plenty indicates otherwise.

As a 2008 presidential aspirant, she addressed AIPAC’s annual convention saying:

The United States stands with Israel now and forever. We have shared interests….shared ideals….common values. I have a bedrock commitment to Israel’s security.

(O)ur two nations are fighting a shared threat” against Islamic extremism. I strongly support Israel’s right to self-defense (and) believe America should aid in that defense.

I am committed to making sure that Israel maintains a military edge to meet increasing threats. I am deeply concerned about the growing threat in Gaza (and) Hamas’ campaign of terror.

No such campaign exists. The only threats Israel faces are ones it invents.

Clinton repeated tired old lies saying Hamas’ charter “calls for the destruction of Israel. Iran threatens to destroy Israel.”

“I support calling the Iranian Revolutionary Guard what it is: a terrorist organization. It is imperative that we get both tough and smart about dealing with Iran before it is too late.”

She backs “massive retaliation” if Iran attacks Israel, saying at the time:

I want the Iranians to know that if I’m president, we will attack Iran. In the next 10 years, during which they might foolishly consider launching an attack on Israel, we would be able to totally obliterate them.”

She endorses using cluster bombs, toxic agents and nuclear weapons in US war theaters. She calls them deterrents that “keep the peace.”

She was one of only six Democrat senators opposed to blocking deployment of untested missile defense systems – first-strike weapons entirely for offense.

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2 Replies to “Hillary Clinton: “If I’m President, We Will Attack Iran””

  1. Hilary Clinton, like Netanyahu, threatens war against Iran. She, like Netanyahu, is a danger to any chance of world peace. Like Benney, she thinks that bombs are the answer to the world’s problems.

    Israel and the U.S. are the world’s two major problems. Both should be brought into line and disarmed!

  2. The fuller quote from Hillary makes the promise to attack Iran even more alarming. She references a question (to paraphrase) ‘what would we do if Israel is attacked by Iran with nuclear weapons?’ and then goes on to say that Iran should know if she was president, Iran would then be attacked and obliterated. So, if Iran really or supposedly used nukes on Israel, the US would nuke Iran. In other words, WWIII and the end of the world is guaranteed to follow a real or false flag attack on Israel involving any claimed or real use of nuclear weapons. The woman is clearly dangerous and delusional on top of her incompetence and arrogance.

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