Every presidential vote, like every other vote, demands that one set priorities, for it is a rare voter indeed who will agree 100% with a given candidate. And surely in the coming presidential election survival must top the list of priorities. What can be more important than the survival of human civilization and perhaps humanity itself?
Here is a brief primer on the subject – suitable for printing out for liberal friends.
No Fly Zone over Syria
‘I personally would be advocating now for a no-fly zone (inside Syria)….’
Hillary Clinton interview, October 1, 2015, the day after Russia began air operations over Syria. Clinton has held this position since 2013 at least when she admitted it would ‘kill a lot of Syrians.’ She has maintained it right up to the final presidential debate when she went ‘all-in on Syria no-fly zone’ as the pro-Clinton Huffington Post headlined it.
‘Right now, Senator, for us to control all the airspace in Syria would require us to go to war – against Syria and Russia. That’s a pretty fundamental decision that certainly I’m not going to make.’
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Joseph Dunford in Congressional testimony on September 22, 2016. Dunford’s alarm is shared by other ‘national security’ experts and those previously involved in implementing such zones.
This post was published at Lew Rockwell on October 31, 2016.