« on: September 22, 2016, 09:22:02 pm »
Cain, can I get some perspective on this shit? http://www.ibtimes.com/political-capital/emails-show-clinton-foundation-donor-reached-out-hillary-clinton-arms-export-boostQuoteEmails just released by the State Department appear to show Clinton Foundation officials brokering a meeting between then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and a top military leader of Bahrain — a Middle Eastern country that is a major foundation donor. Soon after the correspondence about a meeting, Clinton’s State Department significantly increased arms export authorizations to the country’s autocratic government, even as that nation moved to crush pro-democracy protests.
I'm still not gonna stop supporting Hillary, because the alternative is unthinkable, but this seems really bad.
US has been selling significant levels of arms to Bahrain for years. The Fifth Fleet is also positioned there, poised to strike against Iran if there is ever anything approaching a reason. I don't like it much, but Bahrain, it's strategic naval position and its not inconsiderable financial sector are of key interest to the Americans. The House of Khalifa will not be allowed to fall.
I blame the anti-imperialist sentiment in this country (and the world). It's because of that that we have to rely on shitty puppets like house khalifa, house saud, and the nation of israel instead of just taking over these places and making them territories (even if we had to divide them up with the other significant powers to keep the peace)
I don't even have a clever retort, you're just a complete fucking idiot.