ELDER PATRIOT – It has now been exposed that Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas served as a KGB agent in the early 1980’s. This tidbit of information about Abbas was discovered in recently released Soviet-era documents that Vasili Mitrokhin brought with him when he defected to Britain after the fall of the Soviet Union.
Whether or not Abbas maintained contact with the Russian government over the intervening years has not yet been established but his sympathies are not in doubt.
Mrs. Clinton has been a supporter of Mahmoud Abbas even citing her promotion of the PA president in her AIPAC speech earlier this year:
“I remember what it took just to convene Prime Minister Netanyahu and President Abbas for the three sessions of direct face-to-face talks in 2010 that I presided over. But Israelis and Palestinians cannot give up on the hope of peace. That will only make it harder later.”
Mr. Netenyahu did indeed balk at the face-to-face meetings because he rightfully doesn’t trust Mrs. Clinton, President Obama or President Abbas. Mrs. Clinton was only able to get the Israeli PM to agree to meet by threatening to paint him as a leader whose unwillingness to meet with Abbas rendered him unfit to represent Israel in such important negotiations. Mrs. Clinton was of course counting on her friends in the mainstream media to make the argument for her even though Netanyahu had amply displayed in the past his willingness to bend over backwards only to find Abbas to be stridently entrenched in the same was the Yasser Arafat was.
Later in her speech she added this:
“But at the same time, all of us must condemn actions that set back the cause of peace. Terrorism should never be encouraged or celebrated, and children should not be taught to hate in schools. That poisons the future.”
On its face those words appear innocuous and proper. But Mrs. Clinton’s actions during her years as Secretary of State suggest a wholly different Clinton mindset.
Mrs. Clinton has consistently called upon Israel to make concessions to the Palestinian Authority while never demanding the PA stop the teaching of hatred towards Israel in their schools or to stop the printing of maps that do not show the existence of Israel.
Those would seem to be fairly reasonable concessions for any leader who wishes to reassure those on the other side of the negotiating table that they’re at least somewhat sincere in viewing them as long-term peace partners.
None of this has been by mistake. Mrs. Clinton’s long career in Washington is evidence of that. One of Mrs. Clinton’s closest advisors since her days as First Lady has been Sidney Blumenthal. Upon her arrival at Foggy Bottom, Mrs. Clinton told President Obama that she would like to bring Blumenthal on board at the State Department. The president let her know in no uncertain terms that he would not permit that.
That, of course, didn’t stop Mrs. Clinton from paying Blumenthal $10,000 monthly for consulting with Blumenthal as recently released emails from the FBI investigation into her illegal and unsecured server has shown. Even more troubling, is the recent revelation that Mrs. Clinton received classified information in emails from Blumenthal despite the fact that he did not work for the government in any capacity and therefore he had no security clearance.
It has not yet been established whether Mrs. Clinton sent any classified information to Blumenthal but, in her own words, “what difference does that make?”
As Secretary of State Mrs. Clinton was fourth in line to the presidency. This fact alone makes her excuse that she “inadvertently” shared classified information ring hollow. It is simply unfathomable how any person so highly placed in the government hierarchy can hide behind excuses based on ignorance, a failing memory, or the need to rely on others to determine what is classified and what isn’t.
Why is her relationship with Blumenthal of relevance? Blumenthal may be Jewish by birth but he holds nothing but contempt for Israel.
It has been shown that Mrs. Clinton had received dozens of emails from Blumenthal that contained forwarded rants of his son Max’s anti-Israel screeds. Her response, “A very smart piece – as usual.”
From algemeiner.com comes more proof of Hillary’s anti-Israel sympathies:
“Before her speech to AIPAC in March of 2010, Sidney sent Hillary a column written by Uri Avnery claiming Israel was pursuing goals contrary to the United States’ interests while “starting a rebellion” against the U.S. Hillary’s response to Sidney was “I have to speak to AIPAC tomorrow. How — and should I — use this?”
“Sidney replied that with regard to the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, Hillary should, “Hold Bibi’s feet to the fire.” He also recommended Hillary try to mention in a positive light the George Soros-funded Israel organization J Street, which is fiercely critical of the Jewish state.
“Sidney told Hillary to “remind [AIPAC] in as subtle but also direct a way as you can that it does not have a monopoly over American Jewish opinion. Bibi is stage managing “US Jewish organizations (and neocons, and the religious right, and whomever else he can muster) against the administration. AIPAC itself has become an organ of the Israeli right, specifically Likud.”
Holding Netanyahu’s feet to the fire, advocating for J Street, and courting favor with AIPAC while simultaneously viewing them as a conspiracy organization being wielded against the interests of the United States: these are the musings of Hillary Clinton as she considers American policy toward Israel.”
Max Blumenthal’s writings about Israel have been so vile that even former Ku Klux Klan Grand Dragon David Duke was moved to praise Max’s new book.
These are the people that Hillary has embraced in forming her brutally flawed Middle East foreign policy.
We can continue accepting her excuses of ignorance, fortuitous memory lapses, and incredibly poor judgment if we choose to. But, these excuses should be disqualifying for anyone seeking any job at any level of management but they are especially troubling for a person seeking to lead the free world.
While Trump must run on what he will do she must be held to account for the results of her policy decisions.
The Obama-Clinton foreign policy legacy leaves the only democracy in the Middle East in a more perilous position than ever before. Iran will soon have nuclear weapons and the missile delivery system necessary to carry out their stated desire to annihilate Israel. It is also becoming increasingly likely that Iran will seize control of the vast reserves of Iraqi oil that they’ll use to further their military buildup and their support of worldwide terrorism.
Mrs. Clinton’s animus towards Russia was wholly manufactured by her campaign staff to, both, cover for her own ineptness in dealing with Vladimir Putin, and the Soviet president’s praise of Donald Trump’s assertions that America’s days of intervening in the internal affairs of other countries, nation building, and other military adventurism would be over under a Trump presidency. In other words, the CIA will no longer set American foreign policy.
With this morning’s announcement that Russia will host Middle East peace talks Hillary now finds herself defending the war torn Middle East that has resulted from her regime change policies, the decision to nuclearize Iran and fund its military with billions of dollars, a dangerously strained relationship with Israel, and the growing threat that the Syrian refugees who’s plight she created now pose to our entire Western civilization.
The Russians under the leadership of Putin have reasserted their influence across Asia, the Middle East and into Eastern Europe while Clinton stood by like a schoolgirl and did nothing. Or, was that her plan all along?
Remember this hot mic moment caught before the 2012 election here in the United States:
Whatever Mrs. Clinton claims now should be considered nothing more than electoral speech. Her record is clear and the Russians couldn’t have benefitted more from it.