>>RECENTLY A STORY CAME OUT
ABOUT AN INTERVIEW THAT HILLARY CLINTON GAVE BACK IN SEPTEMBER
5, 2006, SHE GAVE IT TO ELI CHOMSKY, AN EDITOR AND STAFF
WRITER FOR THE JEWISH PRESS, IT IS A 45 MINUTE INTERVIEW. AT THE
TIME THEY WERE TALKING ABOUT THE POLITICS OF 2006, 10 YEARS AGO. TODAY IT RUNS IN THE OBSERVER, IT IS OWNED AND RUN BY JARED
KUSHNER, DONALD TRUMP’S SON-IN-LAW. OKAY, UNDERSTAND
THAT. HAVING SAID THAT, THE TAPE DOESN’T LIE. THIS IS HILLARY
CLINTON ON TAPE. THERE ARE A LOT OF ASSUMPTIONS AND IMPLICATIONS
THAT THE OBSERVER PUT INTO THE ARTICLE ON THIS, I’M IGNORING
ALL THAT, BUT I HAVE THE EVIDENCE ON THE TAPE HERE, AND
WHERE SHE TALKS ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED WITH THE PALESTINIAN
ELECTIONS IN THE GAZA STRIP, HER COMMENTS ON IT ARE, AT A
MINIMUM, UNSETTLING. LET’S LISTEN.>>OH BOY. SO IN THAT ELECTION
WE HAD FATAH VERSUS HAMAS, HAMAS WOUND UP WINNING VERY EASILY, WE
DID NOT LIKE THAT RESULT. BACK THEN THE YOUNG TURKS TALKED
ABOUT THAT ELECTION A LOT, WE POINTED OUT THAT GEORGE BUSH DID
PUSH FOR AN ELECTION, THAT’S TRUE, WHEN HE WAS PRESIDENT, AND
WHEN HAMAS WON HE SAID WE ARE CUTTING OFF ALL AID, THERE’S A
TON OF DETAIL INTO THE ACTIONS THAT THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION
TOOK BECAUSE THEY DIDN’T LIKE THE RESULT, THEY SAID I DON’T
LIKE THAT HAMAS WON AND WE ARE NOW AGAINST THEM. THAT’S WHERE
THE FIRST PART OF HER ANSWER IS A LITTLE UNDERSTANDABLE, IF YOU
CARE ABOUT AMERICAN INTERESTS YOU DON’T WANT ELECTIONS IF YOU
THINK HAMAS IS GOING TO WIN, OR SOMEONE YOU ARE NOT ALIGNED
WITH. MAYBE YOU PUSH FOR ELECTIONS LATER. I’M NOT SAYING
I’M IN FAVOR OF THAT, I’M IN FAVOR OF DEMOCRACY, BUT THAT IS
REALPOLITIK AND I UNDERSTAND THAT. BUT IF YOU ARE GOING TO
HAVE ELECTIONS DON’T GET SURPRISED BECAUSE YOU WERE A
KNUCKLEHEAD AND DIDN’T UNDERSTAND HAMAS WAS GOING TO
WIN. IF SHE HAD LEFT IT AT THAT, YOU COULD SAY THAT THE FAIR
CRITICISM OF HOW THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION HANDLED IT. BUT
THE SECOND PART WHERE SHE SAYS IF WE ARE GOING TO HAVE
ELECTIONS, SHE SAID WE SHOULD HAVE DONE SOMETHING TO DETERMINE
WHO IS GOING TO WIN. YOU COULD HAVE A BROAD SPECTRUM OF
INTERPRETATION ON THAT STATEMENT, THE VERY POSITIVE
INTERPRETATION OF THAT IS STILL A VERY GOOD, WHICH IS, WELL, WE
SHOULD HAVE HELPED FATAH CAMPAIGN MORE, WE SHOULD HAVE —
I’M TRYING HERE. I’M TRYING TO FIGURE OUT A GOOD WAY TO EXCUSE
A WAY TO SKEW THE ELECTIONS WITHOUT ACTUALLY FIXING THEM,
BECAUSE THAT WOULD BE THE GENEROUS VIEW. THE LESS THAN
GENEROUS VIEW WOULD BE YOU HAVE FAKE ELECTIONS AND YOU FIX THEM,
AND THE GUYS THAT YOU WANT WIN EVEN THOUGH THAT’S NOT REALLY
DEMOCRACY. DEMOCRAC I DON’T KNOW WHICH OF THOSE 2C LEAD IN FAVOR
OF, BECAUSE IT IS STILL NOT CLEAR ENOUGH FROM THAT WE DO
SOMETHING TO DETERMINE WHO IS GOING TO WIN. IT COULD BE GIVING
MONEY TO ONE SIDE, AGAIN THERE ARE A WHOLE BUNCH OF PROBLEMS
WITH THAT, THAT IS NOT A GOOD CASE SCENARIO, THAT WE SET THE
ELECTIONS AT A TIME MORE FAVORABLE TO FATAH, ALLOW THEM
TO CAMPAIGN MORE — I DON’T KNOW. I’M NOT SAYING EITHER ONE
OF THOSE INTERPRETATIONS IS CORRECT, BUT AT LEAST IT GIVES
AT LEAST YOU GUYS A SENSE OF WHAT THE POSSIBILITIES ARE, BUT
NONE OF THESE POSSIBILITIES ARE GOOD. IF YOU ARE ACTUALLY IN
FAVOR OF DEMOCRACY, YOU KNOW WHAT YOU SHOULD DO? YOU SHOULD
HAVE DEMOCRACY, AND LET OTHER COUNTRIES HAVE THEIR ELECTIONS
AND NOT INTERFERE. SO WHEN PEOPLE SAY THE U.S. INTERFERES
ELECTIONS, GOOD NEWS, BAD NEWS, OUT OF THIS STORY. APPARENTLY
THE BUSH PEOPLE DIDN’T, AND HILL RECORDS AND WOULD HAVE. AGAIN IF
YOU ARE GOING TO LOOK AT THIS AND THINK ABOUT THE IMPLICATIONS
FOR OUR POLICY OVERALL, CLINTON IS BASICALLY SAYING, WHAT A
KNUCKLEHEAD THIS BUSH IS, HE DOESN’T KNOW HOW TO DO IT RIGHT. NORMALLY WE WOULD DETERMINE WHO’S GOING TO WIN THE
ELECTIONS, BUT HE IS SO LAZY, INCOMPETENT, AND STUPID THAT HE
DIDN’T DO HIS HOMEWORK AND MAKE SURE OUR GUYS WON. SOME PEOPLE
WILL LOOK AT THAT AND GO THAT’S THE WAY AMERICA SHOULD WORK, WE
SHOULD WORK ON BEHALF OF OUR INTERESTS AND AGAINST OUR
ENEMIES. DEMOCRACY, IT’S OPTIONAL. BUT THEN UNDERSTAND
THAT IT’S A MARKETING SLOGAN. NOT GOOD NEWS FOR HILLARY
CLINTON, IF YOU ASK ME NOT GOOD NEWS FOR AMERICA IF THIS IS THE
STUFF WE ARE STILL UP TO. I’M NOT OVERLY SHOCKED BY IT, THIS
IS EXACTLY WHY WE TELL YOU TO BE SKEPTICAL OF ALL GOVERNMENTS
INCLUDING THE U.S. GOVERNMENT, OUR PRESS IN AMERICA LOVES TO BE
SKEPTICAL OF OTHER GOVERNMENTS BUT NOT OUR OWN, THEY ARE ALWAYS
SHOCKED AND CHAGRINED TO FIND OUT WE MIGHT HAVE CORRUPTION IN
AMERICA AS WELL. WE HERE AT THE YOUNG TURKS ARE NOT SHOCKED BY
THAT AT ALL, BUT AT THE SAME TIME THIS IS A LEVEL OF DETAIL
WE DID NOT KNOW ABOUT THESE SPECIFIC ELECTIONS, AND
CERTAINLY HILLARY CLINTON’S VIEW OF THEM IS DISTURBING AND IF HE
WERE TO BE PRESIDENT, WHICH HE ALSO WANT TO DETERMINE OTHER
ELECTIONS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD? THAT IS NOW A VERY FAIR
QUESTION.