Hillary Clinton Promises to Use Military Force Against Hackers in Most Hawkish Speech Yet

Speaking before a group of veterans on Wednesday, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton gave perhaps her most hawkish speech to date, with sharp words villainizing Russia and promises to respond to cyberattacks with military force.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at the American Legion's 98th Annual Convention at the Duke Energy Convention Center in Cincinnati, Ohio, Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at the American Legion’s 98th Annual Convention at the Duke Energy Convention Center in Cincinnati, Ohio, Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

From the Duke Energy Convention Center in Cincinnati, where the 98th National American Legion convention is underway, Clinton focused on “American exceptionalism.”

Explaining her view of the role the U.S. plays in the world, Clinton stated that America is “the indispensable nation.” She explained that U.S. importance in the world is a serious responsibility, and that the actions Washington does and does not take have a great impact on the lives of people around the globe.

“When Vladimir Putin, of all people, criticized American exceptionalism — my opponent agreed with him — saying, and I quote, ‘if you’re in Russia, you don’t want to hear that America is exceptional,’” Clinton remarked. “Well maybe you don’t want to hear it, but that doesn’t mean it’s not true,” she said.

Clinton then explained that, in her view, the United States is essentially the world’s police force. Her speech gave the impression of heavily courting neo-conservatives with a penchant for war.

“Our power comes with a responsibility to lead, humbly, thoughtfully, and with a fierce commitment to our values — because when America fails to lead we leave a vacuum that either causes chaos or other countries or networks rushing to fill the void.”

She noted that part of the reason why America is so powerful is because of their network of allies, and warned that the same network would be at risk under a President Trump, again mentioning Russia and China as enemies.

“No other country in the world has alliances like ours — Russia and China have nothing close,” Clinton stated.

U.S. allies share information on terrorists, the former New York Senator asserted, failing to mention that ally and Clinton Foundation donor nation Saudi Arabia was implicated in funding the extremists who attacked the World Trade Center.

“If I’m your president, our friends will always know — America will have your backs and we expect you to have ours,” Clinton said, as many on social media spoke out about their fears that she sounded set on being a wartime president.

Clinton claimed that the nation needs to “solve global problems, as only we can,” again painting a stark contrast to her opponent’s repeated statements against globalism and focusing on unorthodox methods to solve problems at home.

Clinton’s track record of “solving global problems,” is a lengthy list of destabilized regions, including Honduras, Haiti, Syria, and Libya.

“We can’t cozy up to dictators, we have to stand up to them,” Clinton stated, reminding many of her push to take down Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. That gambit left Libya in absolute chaos, Daesh rising in power, and an estimated 400,000 people displaced as a direct result of the intervention.

Clinton then listed the nations she considers to be a threat, stating that the US needs a military “that is ready” for them, explaining that she believes that the United States must embrace new tactics, including treating “cyber attacks just like any other attacks,” a pointed statement as she continues, despite of evidence to the contrary, to paint Russia as a nation of hackers.

“We need to respond to evolving threats, from states like Russia, China, Iran and North Korea,” Clinton stated, also mentioning the terror group Daesh. “We need a military that is ready and agile so that it can meet the full range of threats — and operate on short notice across every domain — not just land, sea, air, and space, but also cyber space.”

She reasserted unsubstantiated claims that state-operated Russian intelligence services were behind the hack of the Democratic National Committee (DNC). The Kremlin has strongly denied any involvement in the breach.

“You’ve seen reports — Russia has hacked into a lot of things, China has hacked into a lot of things — Russia even hacked into the Democratic National Committee!” Clinton repeated. “Maybe even some state election systems, so we’ve gotta step up our game.”

Clinton, her campaign, and her party, have continuously claimed that Russia was behind the DNC hack, and have accused WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange of working with Putin to meddle in the US election, despite multiple officials and experts pointing out that there is no evidence that Russia was involved in the hack.

Trump has openly mocked the conspiracy theory.

“The new joke in town is that Russia leaked the disastrous DNC e-mails, which should never have been written (stupid), because [Russian President Vladimir] Putin likes me,” Trump tweeted in July.

The Democratic candidate’s demonization of Russia has been strongly criticized by many journalists as a new wave of McCarthyism.

“It’s a very sort of disturbing strategy that not is just disturbing in and of itself, but that will have enduring consequences in the likely event that Hillary Clinton wins, because when you constantly inflame the public by telling them that Russia is this enemy, that they have domestic agents operating in the US, namely anyone who is a critic of the Clinton campaign,” journalist Glenn Greenwald said on Democracy Now, “That’s going to have lots of long-term implications in terms of how the US government treats Russia, how the American media and the American people are going to expect the US government to react to Russia and how much dissent and criticism is going to be allowed without people being accused of being agents of the Kremlin.”

Immediately after making her claims, Clinton threatened that she would offer a military response to cyber threats.

“Make sure we are well defended and able to take the fight to those who go after us. As president I will make it clear that we will treat cyber attacks just like any other attack,” Clinton said. “We will be ready with serious political, economic, and military responses.”

Clinton also asserted that she wants to increase control of the internet, because if the “US doesn’t, someone else will.”

“I want us to lead the world in setting the rules for cyberspace,” she said.

Donald Trump is expected to speak to the same crowd at the convention on September 1.

First published at Sputnik News

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Russia to Destroy Terrorists In Aleppo During Naval Drills

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Russia’s naval force in the Mediterranean will begin a tactical drill to test its readiness and practice counterterrorism maneuvers today, according to the Russian Defense Ministry.

A group of ten warships is planning to engage in live artillery and missile fire “under simulated battlefield conditions.” The force includes two fast attack guided missile craft, both armed with Kalibr-NK cruise missile complexes equipped with 8 missiles each.

Simultaneously, a group of four attack guided missile craft (each armed with 8 Kalibr-NK cruise missiles) will be deployed in the southwestern part of the Caspian Sea to perform live artillery and missile strikes.

But does Russia plan to conduct just naval drills?

Last month residents of the besieged Syrian city of Aleppo rushed for long-awaited supplies of food and essentials as the Russian military opened three humanitarian corridors for civilians and militants who had agreed to lay down their arms.

However, Washington officials expressed doubt about the sincerity of the Russia’s humanitarian operation. US Secretary of State John Kerry said that he is still unsure of Moscow’s intent and assumed that the whole operation could be a “ruse.” In the meantime, the US embassy in Syria has even suggested that Russia is using the humanitarian operation as a means to force the residents of Aleppo out of the city, thus abandoning it to government forces.

So, at the same time, the vessels armed with Kalibr-NK cruise missile will be coincidentally close enough to Syrian borders during Russian naval drills and capable to hit all their targets. It seems the Kremlin organized the humanitarian corridors to not only help Syrian citizens to leave Aleppo but destroy terrorist forces who still fight against Assad’s regime and kill civilians.

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Meanwhile, Jabhat al-Nusra and Islamic State fighters continue to disrupt peace effort and carry on their attacks on government-controlled neighborhoods of Aleppo using makeshift artillery and mortars. Moreover, on August 5, al-Nusra and IS terrorists captured and executed three civilians who tried to flee a rebel-controlled area of Aleppo via a humanitarian corridor.

Look at the previous Russia’s naval attacks against terrorist forces:

On October 7, 2015, four Russian Navy warships in the Caspian Sea fired a total of 26 missiles at positions in Syria held by the Islamic State terrorist group. The missiles flew some 1,500 kilometers, changing route several times, and eliminated 11 targets.

On November 20, warships of Russia’s Caspian Fleet launched 18 cruise missiles at seven targets in the Syrian provinces of Raqqa, Idlib, and Aleppo. All of the targets were successfully hit.

On December 8, the Kilo-class diesel-electric submarine Rostov-on-Don launched 3M-54 Kalibr missiles from the Mediterranean that successfully eliminated two targets in Syria.

Thus, these naval drills are going to be an excellent opportunity for the Kremlin to destroy and scour the terrorist forces from Aleppo.

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FEDERAL AGENTS NOW OUTNUMBER US MARINES !

Armed Federal Agents Now Outnumber US Marines

While the leftist media cries non-stop about their being too many guns out there and that if we could only get rid of the guns there would be peace in the land, there is new research showing that they do not believe that to be the case at all. How do we know that? Because they are arming government agencies in unprecedented numbers. Now why would that be? In the past, the nation was told that there was a need to arm only certain agencies such as the police, the FBI, and the border control who clearly have responsibilities that require weaponry.

But recent investigations show that a whole host of government agencies are militarizing and buying huge quantities of weaponry and ammunition, but no explanation is given as to why this might be. However, the number of armed government personnel is simply staggering, exceeding even the number of personnel in the U.S. Marines.

“The number of non-Defense Department federal officers authorized to make arrests and carry firearms (200,000) now exceeds the number of U.S. Marines (182,000),” former Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn and OpenTheBooks founder and CEO Adam Andrzejewski said.

“The recent spikes in IRS purchasing could be related to the increase in recent ‘Identity Theft’ crimes and the prosecution of those crimes into sophisticated gang activity,” the OpenTheBooks report said.

Titled “The Militarization of America”, the report also confirms the IRS spent nearly $11 million on guns, ammunition and “military-style equipment” between 2006 and 2014, but they’re not alone.

The other primarily administrative federal agencies militarizing their departments include the Environmental Protection Agency, The Department of Veterans Affairs, The Department of Health and Human Services, the Food and Drug Administration and the Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Inspection Service.

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At the very least, it is troubling that so many agencies and government entities are armed inside the borders of the U.S. It is something that suggests a Soviet type government, with armed agents lurking around every corner. Add to that the strong administration and Democrat demand that Americans disarm, and there is a reasonable suspicion that the government is preparing for or planning some type of activity that will not be welcomed by the nation, and that could very well lead to push-back from patriots who recognize the unconstitutional actions undertaken by this administration.

There is no reason to believe that Hillary Clinton will reverse course and assume a more traditional role and traditional limitations by the executive branch should she become president. And unfortunately, we have also seen that several government agencies, from the IRS to the State Department to the Department of Justice have been loaded up with left leaning lackeys willing to break the law and do whatever is required to protect and promote the Democrat party. This report suggests that may include armed intervention and enforcement against the American people.

Source: bearingarms.com


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Why was Elon Musk at the Pentagon?

<strong>Space VR </strong><br />However fast the price drops, space tourism will likely to remain an elite pursuit for the foreseeable future. But Space VR offers the experience of space to anyone with $10 and a virtual reality headset. For that price, armchair astronauts will be able to access live cameras aboard the International Space Station and navigate a 360-degree environment from the comfort of home.<br />

(Washington) Billionaire CEO of SpaceX and Tesla, Elon Musk, met with Secretary of Defense Ash Carter Wednesday as the Pentagon looks to raise its technology game

The focus of the closed-door get together was “innovation,” according to a Defense Department spokesman, although Musk is also looking to win more government business for SpaceX, which launches satellites into orbit.
Neither Carter nor Musk spoke to reporters after their meeting, but Defense Department spokesman Peter Cook said Monday that Carter “has been reaching out to a number of members of the technology community to get their ideas, their feedback, find out what’s going on in the world of innovation.”
When asked by CNN’s Barbara Starr if Musk’s role as a defense contractor would complicate the meeting with Carter, Cook said: “The secretary knows very well the rules and regulations required, and how to keep those issues separate and apart and transparent.”
Carter has focused intensely on promoting links between the Department and technology companies from the private sector, making a number of trips to Silicon Valley and establishing the Defense Innovation Unit Experimental (DIUX) in Silicon Valley and Boston.
Speaking in San Francisco in March, Carter said DIUX centers would allow the Pentagon “to better tap into the region’s innovation ecosystem and build relationships with local companies.”
He said one of his goals as secretary “has been to build and in some cases to rebuild the bridges between the Pentagon and America’s wonderfully innovative and strong technology community.”
The Pentagon is also inviting certain approved hackers to test the department’s cybersecurity as part of its “Hack the Pentagon” initiative. According to Cook, the “controlled” pilot project will offer “bounties” to hackers who can identify and improve the Department’s cyber vulnerabilities, a practice that is common in the private sector.
Musk is already playing a role in the defense industrial complex. His private space exploration company, SpaceX, has been actively competing for military contracts, seeking to provide rocket launch services to get military satellites into space.
The process of awarding the contracts has been at the center of a contentious fight on Capitol Hill.
SpaceX sued the Air Force in 2014 over what is said was an unfair process for competing for satellite launches before it was certified for military space launches in 2015.
The company successfully landed part of its Falcon 9 rocket on a drone ship in April. SpaceX’s landing could lead to possibilities of the company reusing rockets for future launches, potentially saving money and even time. Musk tweeted Tuesday that he hopes to reuse a space rocket this fall. In April, SpaceX was awarded its first $82.7 million contract to launch the Air Force’s next generation GPS satellite in 2018. The only other certified launch provider is the United Launch Alliance, a joint venture between Lockheed Martin and Boeing. ULA’s Atlas space rocket uses Russian-made rocket engines.
Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee Sen. John McCain has slammed the Air Force and Department of Defense for continuing to rely on a space rocket that uses Russian-made engines.
During a January committee hearing, McCain charged that the use of Russian RD-180 rocket engines meant that the U.S. is “giving tens of millions of dollars to corrupt oligarchs.” McCain also said the Russian company that manufactures the engines is overseen by board members that were placed under sanctions in the wake of the Russian armed annexation of Crimea in 2014.
“They are a bunch of thugs and cronies of Vladimir Putin, some of them are ex-KGB,” McCain told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, referring to the board members in question. But the Air Force and the Pentagon have been reluctant to completely stop purchasing the Russian engines, fearing that doing so would make ULA uncompetitive and leave SpaceX with a monopoly over military space launches.

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Collateral Damage’ US Changing the meaning of Hero

Collateral Damage’ The Legacy of Jimmy Pain

A Memorial For The Millions of Innocent’ Lives destroyed in America’s War on Terror. 

By. Danny F. Quest

It’s the home of the free, the land of the brave they proclaim over the intercom, as they lower the flag half-staff on the pole out side the State capitol building. Trumpets wale the familiar anthem as the prom queen, and local talent show winner- a southern bell with jean shorts and an American flag tank top sings in defence of Fort M’Henry. It had Just been announced three days prior that Jimmy Pain a local high school graduate had been killed in action while serving in Afghanistan. Little was shared about the events surrounding Jimmy’s death, but what was clear was that Jimmy, ‘JP as he was called by his friends and family was a Hero, and that he deserved nothing less then respect for his contribution to the Democracy and Freedom of this Great Nation.


“If I hadn’t ever been in Iraq, I wouldn’t be in the kind of trouble I’m in now,” Green said. “I’m not happy about that.”


Dont ask dont tell” a law directing that military personnel “don’t ask and don’t tell” pertaining primarily to homosexuality in the armed service extended it’s mantra to many other aspect of military culture, esp Rape, there have no less then hundreds of rape allegations made against the US armed forces dating back a century or more, but the case of Jimmy Pain is particularly heinous. JP was a member of a gang of five soldiers who raped a 14-year-old girl before killing her and her family and setting them on fire. Much publicity surrounded the reported  ringleader  Steven Green, 24, who was sentenced to life in prison after a jury in Kentucky failed to agree that he deserved to die. Green was indeed the ringleader of a gang of five soldiers who raped Abeer Qassim Hamza al-Janabi before killing her, her parents and her six-year-old sister in a town near Baghdad in 2006. He was tried in a civilian court after being discharged from the army due to a ‘personality disorder’, and found guilty.

Lawyers depicted him as a victim of combat stress and a bad childhood trapped in the ‘Triangle of Death’ combat zone south of Baghdad where he saw comrades die and could no longer tell friend from foe.

But no media surrounding Jimmy’s contribution to this event was mentioned this Memorial day weekend,

American soldiers raping an Iraqi women and go back home to their women.:

American soldiers raping an Iraqi women and go back home to their wives and girlfriends.

Jimmy, 19 at the time of the crime, was described by the prosecution as the look out man in the group.

They all donned black ‘ninja’ outfits and raped the girl before shooting her and her father, mother and 6-year-old sister.

According to witnesses during the eight-day trial, Green shot the girl’s family in a bedroom while two soldiers raped her.  covered her head with a pillow and shot her three times. The soldiers then set fire to her body to try to cover up the crime.

Later they bragged about the assault, saying what he had done was ‘awesome’.

The horrific incident took place after the soldiers had drunk whiskey, played cards, and plotted the attack in Mahmudiya.

It was one of several incidents involving American soldiers that enraged Iraqis and strained U.S. relations.

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Pain was one of four US soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division involved gang raped a 14 year old Iraqi girl and murdered her and her family —including a 5 year old child, was only cited only as “an additional soldier involved in the cover-up”.  The leaked assault photographs put the 101st media team into a “passive posture” — withholding information where possible. It concealed presence of both child victims, and described the rape victim, who had just turned 14, as “a young woman”. The reason why Pain’s name is seldom mentioned along with the events in Mahmudiyah can be summed up in one word Karma’. Staff Sgt Jimmy Pain was killed before the
investigation began. Details of how exactly are murky but official documents cite that a member of the 101st in  Mahmudiyah, Iraq was killed by an improvised explosive device while attempting to ‘secure a location’.

Had Jimmy not been killed and survived to face trial he would be have been a known murderer and someone who assisted and covered up for child rapist, however because of the timing of Jimmy’s death, he will be forever known by many in this small town as a patriot and a Hero, someone who fought for freedom and democracy, and who died for liberty.

(note) Some of the names and locations in this story are changed to protect the families of the people involved, but this story represents a reality that plays itself out repeatedly in the modern American Zionist Empire.  

The deaths intensified Green’s feelings toward all Iraqis, whom soldiers often called by a derogatory term. “There’s not a word that would describe how much I hated these people,” Green said. “I wasn’t thinking these people were humans.”

 

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