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Clinton's stupid revenge

16. In October, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation sent an interview with Hillary Clinton: one of many to promote her vindictive book on why she was not elected President of the United States.


Getting through Clinton's book What Happened is an unpleasant experience, like a sour riot. Backwashes and tears. Threats and enemies. "They [voters] were brainwashed and rallied against her by the disgusting Donald Trump, who was in the lead with insidious slaves sent from the deep darkness known as Russia, and with the help of an Australian 'nihilist', Julian Assange."

Trivializing nonsense. In the New York Times, there was a striking photo of a female reporter who comforted Clinton after interviewing her. The loser of the election was, above all, "absolutely feminist". The thousands of women's lives this "feminist" destroyed while sitting in government – in Libya, Syria, Honduras – were of no interest.

In New York Magazine, Rebecca Trainster wrote that Clinton finally "expressed some rightful anger." It was even difficult for her to smile: "... so tight that her facial muscles work". Without a doubt, Trainster concluded that "if we allowed the wrath of women as much weight as we attach to the grudge of men, the United States would have to realize that all these angry women simply have a point." Such nonsense, which trivializes the struggles women must fight, characterizes media saintly stories of Hillary Clinton. Her political extremism and war-shaming have no consequences. Her problem, Trainster wrote, was that many had an "unfortunate fondness for email history." The truth, in other words.

The leaked emails from Clinton's campaign manager John Podesta revealed a direct link between Clinton and the establishment and funding of organized jihad in the Middle East and the Islamic State (IS). The main source of most of Islamic terrorism, Saudi Arabia, has played a central role in her career.

An email from 2014 – from Clinton to Podesta just after she resigned as US Secretary of State – reveals that IS is funded by the governments of Saudi Arabia and Qatar. Clinton accepted major donations from both governments to the Clinton Foundation. As Foreign Minister, she approved the world's largest arms sale to her benefactors in Saudi Arabia – worth over $ 80 billion. Thanks to her, US arms sales to the world doubled – and weapons used in unhappy countries like Yemen. This was revealed by WikiLeaks and published by the New York Times. No doubt the emails are real.

"I think Assange has become a kind of nihilistic opportunist who obeys the dictates of a dictator." H. Clinton

Assange, Russia and the UN. The subsequent campaign to blacken WikiLeaks and editor-in-chief Julian Assange as "agents for Russia" has grown into a spectacular fantasy known as "Russia Street". The conspiracy is said to have been approved by Vladimir Putin himself. There is no shred of evidence.

The interview with Clinton in ABC Australia is an excellent example of filth and censorship through omissions. I would argue that it serves as a model.

"No one," interviewer Sarah Ferguson told Clinton, "could avoid being moved by the pain in your face at that moment [during Trump's inauguration] […] Do you remember how deeply it stabbed you?" After establishing Clinton's deep suffering, Ferguson asks about "Russia's role".

Clinton: "I think Russia influenced the perceptions and views of millions of voters, we know that now. I think the intention, which came from the very top with Putin, was to hurt me and help Trump. "

Ferguson: «How much of it was a personal vendetta against you by Putin?»

Clinton: "I think he wants to destabilize democracy. He wants to undermine the United States, he wants to weaken NATO, and we see Australia as a kind of extension of the Atlantic Alliance. "

The opposite is the case. Western armies are piling up along Russia's borders for the first time since the Russian Revolution 100 years ago.

Ferguson: «To what extent has [Julian Assange] personally harmed you?»

Clinton: "Well, I had some stories going on with him since I was Secretary of State when, uh, WikiLeaks released a lot of very sensitive information from our State Department and the Department of Defense."

What Clinton fails to say – and the interviewer fails to remind her – is that in 2010 WikiLeaks revealed that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had ordered a secret intelligence operation aimed at UN leadership, including Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and permanent members of the Security Council of China. Russia, France and the United Kingdom. A classified directive – drafted for US diplomats in July 2000 and signed by Clinton – asked for technical details about the communication systems used by top UN officials, including passwords and personal encryption keys for private and commercial networks. This became known as "Cablegate". It was illegal espionage.

Clinton: "He [Assange] is clearly a tool for Russian intelligence. And, uh, he obeyed their orders. " Clinton did not provide any evidence to support this serious accusation, nor was she challenged by Ferguson on this.

Clinton: "You do not see unfortunate negative information about the Kremlin from WikiLeaks. You do not see any of it published. " This is not true. WikiLeaks has published a lot of documents about Russia – over 800, most of them critical – and many of them have been used in books and as evidence in court cases.

Clinton: "So I think Assange has become a kind of nihilistic opportunist who obeys the dictates of a dictator."

Ferguson: «Many people, including in Australia, believe that Assange is a martyr for freedom of speech and information. How would you describe him? Well, you just described him as a nihilist.»

Clinton: "Yes, well, and as a tool. I think he is a tool for Russian intelligence. And if he is such a, you know, martyr for free speech, why does WikiLeaks never publish anything that comes from Russia? " Again, Ferguson said nothing to correct her.

Clinton: «It was a coordinated operation between WikiLeaks and Russia, and people in the United States would probably use this information as a weapon, to invent stories… to help Trump.»

Ferguson: «Along with some of these weird stories, information about the Clinton Foundation was revealed that made at least some voters seem to associate with you…»

Clinton: "Yes, but that was a lie!"

Ferguson: «… For small sales of information…»

Clinton: “That was a lie! That was a complete lie! ”

Ferguson: «Do you understand how difficult it was for some voters to understand the sums of money that the [Clinton] Foundation collects, the confusion with the consulting business that also provided money, gifts and travel and so on for Bill Clinton, with whom Chelsea also had some involvement?»

Clinton: "Well, you know. Sorry, Sarah – I mean, I know the facts. "

Clinton tribute. The ABC interviewer hailed Clinton as "the icon of their generation." She did not ask at all about the huge sums Clinton has skimmed from Wall Street – such as the $ 675 she received to speak for Goldman Sachs, one of the central banks during the crisis in 000. Clinton's greed greatly upset the the kind of voters she mocked by calling them "deplorable."

Apparently looking for a cheap spread in the Australian media, Ferguson asked Clinton if Trump was "a clear danger to Australia", and got his predictable answer. This high-profile journalist did not mention that Clinton herself was "a clear danger" to the people of Iran – which she once threatened to "totally destroy" – and the 40 Libyans who died during the attacks on Libya in 000. The then The foreign minister rejoiced and was red with excitement over the horrific assassination of the Libyan leader, Colonel Gaddafi.

Hillary Clinton's political extremism and war incitement have no consequences, nor are they a topic in the mainstream media. 

Clinton and Libya. "Libya was Hillary Clinton's war," Julian Assange said in a filmed interview with me last year. "Initially, Barack Obama opposed it. Who was the driving force? Hillary Clinton. It is documented through her emails… over 17 emails of the 000 Hillary Clinton emails we have published are about Libya. It is not that Libya has cheap oil. She envisioned removing Gaddafi and overthrowing the Libyan state – something she could use in the run-up to the presidential election. "

Assange says from the content of the emails: "In late 2011, an internal document called" Libya Tick Tock "was made for Hillary Clinton. It is a chronological description of how she was the central figure in the destruction of the Libyan state, which resulted in about 40 deaths inside Libya; jihadists came in, IS came in. It led to the European refugee and migrant crisis. " He continues: "Not only were the people fleeing Libya, the people fleeing Syria, you destabilized other African countries as a result of the flood of weapons, and the Libyan state was no longer able to control the flow of people through it."

This is the real story – not Clinton's "deep pain" over losing to Trump or the rest of the self-righteous gossip in the ABC interview. Clinton is co-responsible for a massive destabilization of the Middle East – which has led to death, suffering and flight for thousands of women, men and children. Ferguson did not mention this in a word.

Defamation. Clinton defamed Assange repeatedly, but Assange was neither defended nor given the right to answer in his own country's state broadcaster. In a twitter message from London, Assange quoted from ABC's own weather caution poster, which states: "Where accusations are made against a person or organization, reasonable attempts should be made to give [mentioned] a fair opportunity to respond."

Following the broadcast, Ferguson's producer Sally Neighbor retweeted: "Assange is Putin's whore. We all know that! ” The defamation, which was later deleted, was even used as a link to the ABC interview with the text "Assange is Putin (sic) b ****. We all know that! ”

In the years I have known Julian Assange, I have witnessed a ruthless campaign against his person where the goal has been to stop him and WikiLeaks. There has been a frontal attack on whistleblowing, freedom of expression and free journalism – and all this is now under constant attack from governments and internet companies' controllers.

The first serious attack on Assange came from The Guardian. As a despised lover, the newspaper turned to its former source, even though it has made large sums of money on WikiLeaks' revelations. Without a penny going to Assange or WikiLeaks, a Guardian book led to a lucrative film deal with Hollywood. Assange was portrayed as "cynical" and as a "damaged personality". It was as if an unbridled jealousy could not accept that his remarkable achievements stand in clear contrast to the slanderers in the mainstream media. It's like watching the guardians of the status quo – regardless of age – fight to get really different thinkers to shut up and prevent the emergence of the new and hopeful.

Today, Assange is still a political refugee from the warlike, dark state where Donald Trump is a caricature and Hillary Clinton an incarnation. Assange's resilience and courage are astonishing. Unlike him, those who torment him are cowards.

Pilgrims will come to Bergen on December 2 to participate in the Holberg debate
"Propaganda, Facts and Fake News," along with Julian Assange and Jonathan Heawood.

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Previously published 20.10.17 on
Pilger is an award-winning journalist and author with a number of honorary doctorates from universities around the world.

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