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Carl Dow, Editor and Publisher, True North Perspective.
True North Perspective
Vol. 12, No. 11 (371)
Special Edition 02 - 2016

Editor's Notes

The American presidential campaign

A tragedy for more reasons than one

Out of the tangle of truths and lies emerges Hillary Clinton as a dangerous

war monger and Donald Trump as 'a rational man of peace'.

Image: True North Perspective Editor and Publisher Carl Dow. Photo by the Phantom Phographer.

1 August 2016 How sad it was to see women with tears of joy cheering the nomination of Hillary Clinton as Democratic candidate for president of the United States. As secretary of state Hilliary Clinton betrayed a United Nations mandate to allow a no-fly zone over Libya. And proceeded to engineer a carpet bombing that destroyed a stable regime, killing thousands of children, women and men, and sending a viable modern country back into the middle ages. Where women were once able to advance as far as their abilities could carry them, they are now afraid to go outdoors for fear of being raped and killed. As the Go Girl for the military/industrial machine, she fed arms to so-called rebels in Syria who caused such death and disruption that millions became refugees pounding on the doors of Western Europe.

Leaked emails reveal that the Clinton machine stole the primary elections from Bernie Sanders. Clinton has committed other breaches of American law that would have put most others before the courts but because the regime is in the hands of those who also betray the letter and spirit of the constitution she gets off with a staged reprimand.

But that which has so far been mostly hidden from the public is that if elected president, Hillary Clinton would represent increasing danger to the peace and security of the United States. As eager attack dog for the military/industrial complex, against which General and President Dwight Eisenhower warned the American people in his final speech to the nation, she would increase hostilities against Russia and China. These aggressions keep the wheels of the armaments industry humming and therefore result in record breaking profits.

As the money flows into war the United States will continue to crumble within. Americans will soon look back with fond nostalgia on the good old days when only 48 million were on food stamps. All the promises made to Bernie Sanders will not be kept because the government will not be able to afford them.

It's a credit to the sagacity of the American electorate that a large majority neither like nor trust Hillary Clinton. A problem is that they also neither like nor trust her opponent, Donald Trump. A tragic irony is that all signs strongly suggest that Trump, in this muddled context, is the peace candidate.

Trump has signaled that he is opposed to his country's imperial ambitions, including the fact that, with American compulsion, NATO is crowding the Russian border with bases and armaments while making menacing noises. He has also indicated acceptance of the Crimea returning to Russia. And his representatives on a GOP policy paper changed sending "lethal arms" to the Ukraine to "appropriate aid".

According to Josh Rogin of The New York Times, July 18, "For Trump, the biggest threat to Europe is not Russia, according to people familiar with his thinking. He believes the United States should focus on helping Europe fight Islamist terrorism and open borders, not confronting Putin. He has called for a reduction of the U.S. commitment to NATO. He simply doesn’t see Russia as a dangerous threat."

Out of the tangle of truths and lies emerges Hillary Clinton as a dangerous war monger and Donald Trump as 'a rational man of peace'. Fighting and winning his election campaign as president without having to rely on money from the war machine would give Trump plenty of elbow room for freedom of action.

It's too bad he's saddled with so much negative baggage.

But we shall see.

Meanwhile, take it easy, but take it.

Carl Dow

Editor and Publisher
True North Perspective
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