It should come as no surprise that many believe a nuclear war between Russia and the United States is likely in the event that Hillary Clinton is elected president.
Hillary is more of a war hawk than many conservative lawmakers, and the proof is in her backing of the toppling of several leaders of countries in the Middle East. Hillary supported the wars and toppling of leaders in Iraq, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, and supported the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt after the country’s 2011 revolution. Those countries have now become destabilized cesspools (besides Egypt as the military toppled the Muslim Brotherhood in 2013), with the terrorist group ISIS controlling large areas of them.
Syria is the big news as of late as Russia is backing the current president, Bashar al-Assad, while during her time as Secretary of State, Hillary supported (and still supports) rebel groups attempting to overthrow him.
Clinton has said that if she is elected, the overthrow of Syrian president Assad will become her number one foreign policy goal.
Russians are none-too-happy about that as they are major allies of Assad’s.
Russian MP Vladimir Zhirinovsky, a close ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke on the dangers of Hillary’s planned course of action for Syria. He says if Hillary attempts to depose Assad, it will lead to a nuclear war between Russia and America, and that she will be the last U.S. president.
Americans should vote for Donald Trump as president next month or risk being dragged into a nuclear war, according to a Russian ultra-nationalist ally of President Vladimir Putin.
Vladimir Zhirinovsky, a flamboyant veteran lawmaker known for his fiery rhetoric, told Reuters in an interview that Trump was the only person able to de-escalate dangerous tensions between Moscow and Washington.
By contrast, Trump’s Democratic rival Hillary Clinton could spark World War Three, said Zhirinovsky, who received a top state award from Putin after his pro-Kremlin Liberal Democratic Party of Russia (LDPR) came third in Russia’s parliamentary election last month.
“Relations between Russia and the United States can’t get any worse. The only way they can get worse is if a war starts,” said Zhirinovsky, speaking in his huge office on the 10th floor of Russia’s State Duma, or lower house of parliament.
“Americans voting for a president on Nov. 8 must realize that they are voting for peace on Planet Earth if they vote for Trump. But if they vote for Hillary it’s war. It will be a short movie. There will be Hiroshimas and Nagasakis everywhere.”
Zhirinovsky’s comments coincide with deep disagreements between Washington and Moscow over Syria and Ukraine and after the White House last week accused Russia of a campaign of cyber attacks against Democratic Party organizations.
Even as WikiLeaks released another trove of internal documents from Clinton’s campaign on Wednesday, Putin insisted his country was not involved in an effort to influence the U.S. presidential election.
“He (Trump) won’t care about Syria, Libya and Iraq and why an earth should America interfere in these countries? And Ukraine. Who needs Ukraine?,” said Zhirinovsky, who once counted himself a friend of Iraq’s Saddam Hussein and Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi and whose deaths he still laments.
“Trump will have a brilliant chance to make relations more peaceful … He’s the only one who can do this,” he said, adding that Trump could even win a Nobel peace prize.
In contrast, Zhirinovsky described Clinton as “an evil mother-in law” and said her record as secretary of state under Obama in 2009-2013 showed she was unfit to lead her country.
“She craves power. Her view is that Hillary is the most important person on the planet, that America is an exceptional country, as Barack Obama said,” said Zhirinovsky. “That’s dangerous. She could start a nuclear war.”
Though Putin and Trump have never met, Zhirinovsky said he believed they could establish a close working relationship, adding: “Victory for Trump would be a gift to humanity. But if Hillary Clinton wins it will be the last U.S. president ever.”
Indeed, the hatred Hillary has for Putin is reciprocated by the Russian leader due to long standing disputes over geopolitics, and even how Hillary believes the Russian state should be run. Hillary once alleged that Putin stole the Russian election, a charge that enraged him and that he has never forgotten.
Even left-wing news site Politico which supports Hillary made note of the highly strained relationship between Hillary & Putin.
“Nothing angered Putin as much as Clinton’s statement about Russia’s December 2011 parliamentary elections, which produced widespread allegations of fraud and vote-rigging on behalf of Putin allies.
At a conference in Lithuania, Clinton issued a biting statement saying that the Russian people “deserve to have their voices heard and their votes counted, and that means they deserve fair, free transparent elections and leaders who are accountable to them.”
Some Obama officials felt the provocative statement went too far. It certainly provoked Putin, who soon accused his opponents of organizing with State Department money.
One former State Department official who worked on Russia issues under Clinton suggests that Putin’s outrage over that statement might have been manufactured, a classic effort by a strongman to tarnish his domestic opposition as foreign puppets.
McFaul says he is confident that Putin was genuinely angry. Whether Putin genuinely believed that Clinton was plotting his overthrow is another question. But he has repeatedly criticized the U.S. for “regime change” policies that have toppled authoritarians in other countries, including Iraq and Libya, that Clinton supported.
In the latter case, Putin was furious when a 2011 U.S. and European military operation billed as humanitarian — and advocated by Clinton — evolved into a de facto campaign against dictator Muammar Qadhafi. Putin reportedly obsessed over Qadhafi’s violent death in Kremlin meetings.
The graphic video of the Libya ruler’s bloodied body being dragged by a mob is often replayed on Russian television, along with Clinton’s wisecrack about the executed strongman: “We came, we saw, he died.”
Since leaving government, Clinton has had almost exclusively tough words for Putin, especially following Russia’s 2014 annexation of Crimea.
At a March 2014 fundraiser, Clinton compared Putin’s action “to what Hitler did back in the ’30s.” But few would have guessed that Clinton herself might wind up wondering whether she herself had become a target of Putin’s aggression.
“I think they expect her to win,” said one diplomat with extensive Russia experience, who believes the Kremlin directed the email hack. “But they’re sending her a message that they are a power to be reckoned with and can mess with her at will, so she had better take them seriously.”
Many Russians believe that if Hillary is elected that there will indeed be a war between their country and the United States. Russians are stockpiling food and supplies en-masse in preparation for such a war. They believe that it would most likely escalate to the point of becoming nuclear.
Hillary Clinton in her arrogance will most likely not back down in her insistence that Syrian president Assad be removed from power… and it’s likely that Putin won’t back down in his support of Assad. If neither do, a Russian/American shooting war could begin in Syria and quickly escalate and become one with global implications.
In this election season, Donald Trump has emerged as the candidate who would steer the U.S. away from confrontation, and most definitely from nuclear war with Russia.
The Russians are a proud people. Putin embodies that pride. He is seen as the one who has regained the respect they believe they deserve, which is why he is so popular in his country.
The choice this election seems pretty clear.
Vote Hillary for more military confrontations and war – very possibly nuclear – or vote Trump who has steadfastly proclaimed he will keep us from needless adventurism, and instead will focus on making America great again.
I for one don’t want to die in a nuclear holocaust so it’s probably pretty clear who I’ll be voting for. Give this a share if you don’t want your family and friends to die in a nuclear fire, either.