Trump v. Hillary on Russia

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(RINF) – Hillary’s likely ascension to power next year risks belligerent confrontation with Russia, possible nuclear war. Putin earlier warned of “being pulled in an irreversible direction.”

His warning remains unheeded. Hillary’s anti-Russia hostility risks the unthinkable. Trump’s worldview could save humanity from crossing a catastrophic red line of no return, on Monday saying:

“Frankly, if we got along with Russia, and knocked out ISIS, that would be a good thing, not a bad thing.”

“Now, if there’s anything with Russia, they say Russia loves Donald Trump. Putin loves Donald Trump. And they insult him constantly. I mean, no wonder he can’t stand Obama and Hillary Clinton.”

“But, it is a very serious problem. I think…It’s the worst situation we’ve had with Russia since the end of the Cold War by far.”

“The problem is, Putin has no respect for Obama at all. Doesn’t like him and doesn’t respect him. And Obama doesn’t like Putin. They have a great dislike for each other…And I think that, you have potentially a very catastrophic situation here.”

“If I win on November 8th…I could see myself meeting with Putin and meeting with Russia prior to the start of the administration.”

These type comments and similar ones result in critics calling him “soft on Russia…the Kremlin’s man…an unwitting agent of the Russian Federation.”

Chess champion/Russian dissident/CIA asset Garry Kasparov called Trump a “perfect agent of chaos…threaten(ing) not only democracy in (America) but democracy worldwide” if elected president in November – a “perfect (Putin) counterpart.”

Trump favors normalized relations with Russia over confrontation, peace between the world’s dominant nuclear powers, not potentially cataclysmic war – the thermonuclear arsenals of each country able to end life on earth if unleashed.

Who would you prefer leading America at a crucial time in world history – an emotionally unstable neocon war goddess with her finger on the nuclear trigger or a businessman favoring world peace? A simple choice!

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at [email protected] 

His new book as editor and contributor is titled “Flashpoint in Ukraine: How the US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III.”

http://www.claritypress.com/LendmanIII.html

Visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com. 

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  • Brooklyn Dave

    That’s it–In tonight’s debate, Trump should devote this one to foreign policy being we are in such a precarious situation with Russia at present. Obama has been bad but Hillary will be worse.

  • What total BS. Trump is the worst possible candidate for president – ever.

    I agree, Hillary is not a person I can trust or want as president. There are far better women and men available. What a sad commentary on how far the USA has fallen when these two losers and liars are the best the system can present to the American voter.

  • “Who would you prefer leading America at a crucial time in world history –
    an emotionally unstable neocon war goddess with her finger on the
    nuclear trigger or a businessman favoring world peace? A simple choice!”

    a “businessman favoring world peace”? What a presumption! Given Trump’s character, his lack of impulse control and his statements about China, I have no idea how Lendmen arrives at such a strange conclusion. With Clinton, we know she’s dangerous, an extreme hardliner, no doubt. But to assume Trump means what he says, to assume Trump won’t take a slight or an insult as a provocation to use the military against another country is quite a leap of faith, an illogical conclusion about Trump’s foreign policy. The U.S. is in profound trouble, either Trump or Clinton will make things much worse for most Americans and the world. Trump might save us from Clinton, but who will save us from Trump? Lendmen’s hatred of Clinton is understandable, but his belief that Trump is any better, or less willing to use violence, is nothing more than a hopeful delusion.