February 5, 2016
I don’t watch the Democratic debates. For the most part, I don’t even bother to read about them. But last night had a highlight – Hillary once again publicly promoting a world war with Russia.
Between Iran, North Korea, and Russia, Hillary Clinton and Senator Bernie Sanders disagreed about which was the “greatest threat” to America in the final Democratic debate before the New Hampshire primary.
“ISIS,” Sanders said to some pushback from Todd, to which he relented and picked North Korea instead.
“I worry very, very much about an isolated country. That’s what makes me nervous. Russia lives in the world. China lives in the world. North Korea is a very, very strange country because it is so isolated, and I do feel that a nation with nuclear weapons… they have got to be dealt with,” he said, adding that leaning on China would do the trick.
For Clinton, it was apparently Russia that deserved the “greatest threat” designation, judging by the time she spent talking about it. She lamented Russia’s support of Syrian President Bashar Assad’s government, which the US wants to topple, and “pressure” from the Kremlin on US allies in Europe.
“Russia is trying to move the boundaries of the post-World War II Europe,” she said, “the way that [Russia] is trying to set European countries against one another, seizing territory, holding it in Crimea, beginning to explore whether they could make some inroads in the Baltics.”
“We have to send a very clear message to Putin that this kind of belligerence, that this kind of testing of boundaries will have to be responded to. The best way to do that is to put more armor in, put more money from the Europeans in so they’re actually contributing more to their own defense,” Clinton suggested.
Sander’s view of Russia is somewhat different. He vaguely mentioned that he worried “about Putin and his military adventurism,” but he also listed Russia among key allies of the US, who should band together in fighting against IS.
“We cannot be the policeman of the world,” Sanders said. “We’ve got to work in strong coalitions with the major powers in the world.”
Do Democratic voters like the idea of a World War against Russia to protect ISIS and Ukrainian Jewish Nazis? Why does she keep pushing this?