Hillary Clinton ridiculing Donald Trump at the Al Smith dinner said that he was "the strong horse that Vladimir Putin rides." Why did she say that? Principally because Trump is opposed to confronting Putin over Syria by creating a no-fly zone.  But wouldn't that make
      Barack Obama another horse that Putin's riding? For like Trump he too opposes a no-fly zone.


If you want to know why reckless, extremist, war mongering neo-cons like Bill Kristol prefer Hillary Clinton to Donald Trump to be the next Commander-in-Chief then read this exchange between Chris Wallace and Hillary at last week's debate on the issue of imposing an aerial blockade or no-fly zone over Syrian airspace. It's mind-boggling:


Secretary Clinton, you have talked about in the last debate and again today that you would impose a no-fly zone to try to protect the people of Aleppo and to stop the killing there. President Obama has refused to do that because he fears it’s gonna draw us closer and deeper into the conflict. And General Joseph Dunford, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, says you want to impose a no-fly zone, chances are you are going to get into a war, his words, with Syria and Russia. So the question I have is first, how do you respond to their concerns? Secondly, if you impose a no-fly zone and a Russian plane violates that, does President Clinton shoot that plane down?


Well Chris, first of all, I think a no-fly zone could save lives and hasten the end of the conflict. I am well aware of the really legitimate concerns you have expressed from both the president and the general. This would not be done just on the first day.This would take a lot of negotiation and it would also take making it clear to the Russians and the Syrians that our purpose is to provide safe zones on the ground. We've had millions of people leave Syria, and those millions of people inside Syria who’ve been dislocated. So I think we could strike a deal and make it very clear to the Russians and Syrians that this was something that we believe the best interests of the people on the ground in Syria. It would help us in the fight against ISIS.



For those of you who may not know, a no-fly zone (NFZ) is defined as a territory over which aircraft are not permitted to fly. It is a demilitarized zone or red line in the sky that prohibits military aircraft of a billigerent power from operating in that area. Aircraft that break the NFZ are shot down. That's it.   



Russian bomber in Turkish air space being blown out of the sky. Will President Hillary do this to Russian planes violating her Syrian NFZ?

In March 2011 Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and NATO (backed by neo-cons Kristol, John McCain and Lindsey Graham) imposed a NFZ over war torn Libya where there was an Arab Spring uprising against dictator Muammar      Kaddafy. What was the reason for the NFZ? To provide  "safe zones" on the ground for anti-Kaddafy rebels and civilians-to protect them from being targeted by Kaddafy's air force. So for whom does Hillary want to create "safe zones" in Syria with a nationwide NFZ? Like in Libya anti-regime rebels and innocent civilians. And to keep them safe from whose air force? Not ISIS' or al-Qaida's (they have no military planes); but from Putin's and Assad's deadly bombers.


Turkish Prime Minister Erdogen in Moscow apologizing to Putin for shooting down Russian plane

As General Dunford warns, Hillary's plan would likely lead to war with Russia (Iran and Hezbollah). Once the NFZ is  established it is nearly certain that Putin would test it like he did Turkish airspace last November (see) daring Hillary (as he did Erdogen) to shoot down his planes. If Hillary   (like Marco Rubeo, see) is betting against Putin breaching her red line in the sky fearing a war with the US then she is insanely mistaken. When Turkey downed the Russian jet Putin, retaliating with punishing economic sanctions, practically brought Erdogen to his knees; and because Turkey is a NATO member this diplomatic victory     increased Putin's growing international prestige. But if Putin were to intrude into Hillary's NFZ and loses one or more planes he'd have no choice but to respond militarily; for Russia has no economic leverage over the US like it does with Turkey. That Putin would likely risk a full-blown war and nuclear confrontation with the US is the position of General Dunford and others including, apparently, Barack Obama; for he fought with Hillary for years over her idea for a Syrian NFZ and rejected it as too risky. 
Not only does Hillary differ with Obama on imposing a NFZ over Syria, but unlike Obama she is threatening war with Iran to enforce the nuclear arms deal.
Indeed, after Obama's and Hillary's humiliating failure of resetting relations with Russia (predicted by me HERE and HERE) through idiotic, butt kissing appeasement which emboldened Putin anti-Russian hawk Hillary is on the warpath against him. It appears that as President, Hillary will be intent on doing what Obama attempted and failed to do with sanctions: put neo-imperialist Putin in his place and hopefully bring him down. This has been her steadfast position for years and has nothing to do with alleged Russian hacking of the DNC or Putin preferring Trump to her in this election (who can blame him?); these have served to aggravate Hillary's animus toward Putin who repeatedly betrayed her and Obama with Edward Snowden, the Ukraine, annexation of Crimea, nuclear cheating, and now with Syria-and short lived designed to fail cease fires. In short, hawkish, neo-con Hillary Clinton is on a personal mission to topple Putin and bring down Assad; and that makes her, as I've said, extremely, recklessly dangerous.
The reality is this: Bashar Assad is here to stay. Both Putin and Iran are hell-bent on keeping Assad, their strategic ally and partner, in power and obliterating the rebels aligned against him-that's non-negotiable. And if that means turning Aleppo or other Syrian cities into rubble (and killing thousands more civilians on top of the 500,000 already savagely killed) then so be it. Donald Trump accepts this reality, Hillary clearly does not. Trump wants to de-escalate tensions with Russia,  make peace with Syria, bring order and stability back to the country and stop the refugee crisis.  Hillary, on the other hand, is betting that she can beat Putin in a showdown over an aerial blockade of Syrian airspace like JFK bested Khrushchev with a naval blockade of Cuba during the Cuban Missile Crisis; and that she could bring down both Putin and Assad-as Kennedy brought down Khrushchev.
Hillary Clinton must not be President. Like neo-con war hawks George Bush, Bill Kristol, John McCain and Lindsey Graham she is clearly too interventionist, dangerous and insane. The new cold war she started with Russia as Secretary of State would likely, if she were President, turn into a devastating hot war. As Green Party candidate     Jill Stein warns: 'Hillary's militant hostility toward Putin, fixation on a Syrian NFZ and willingness to chance nuclear war makes her unfit for the Presidency.'









  1. Hillary is the crazy one. As US Russian relationships continue to sour, she wants a no fly zone in Syria. Enforcing one by force against Russians will be viewed as an act of war by them.

  2. Kristol thinks that Trump is an isolationist and prefers Hillary the international globalist like him. Truth is Trump is somewhere in between isolationism and internationalism.

  3. She is a hawk with brain damage. She will destroy what ever she controls. As secretary of state she destroyed the middle east. As president she’ll destroy the world

  4. As Trump said, Hillary’s no match for Putin. Putin is a freaking highly intelligent former KGB agent and chess master. She’s already been outmaneuvered probably 10 steps ahead of the game.

  5. Trump winning in November is the only way to stop this crazy Clinton
    Maybe Hellary is doing this to get the Neocons to join the Democrats.
    They were so happily bashing Russia during the debates, let them join the Democrats.
    Good riddance.

  6. This vote is our last chance to change the direction. Failure is not an option! Failure will ultimately require us to fight for our lives and freedoms! That will be very ugly and our society if it survives will not be the same in our lifetime or even our children’s lifetime. We are being destroyed from within and overrun with haters!

    If you are against Trump, you are against this country and the great Americans that make it so great. Trump is just the messenger for all us!

    ?? Trump – Pence ??
    Make America Great Again!
    Your life depends on it.

  7. “RT [Russia Today] has been called a propaganda outlet for the Russian government[10][11][12] and its foreign policy[10][11][13][14] by former Russian officials[15] and by news reporters,[16] including former RT reporters.[17][18][19]

    It has also been accused of spreading disinformation.[20][21][22]

    The United Kingdom media regulator Ofcom has threatened RT with sanctions because of repeated violations of its rules on impartiality.[23]

    The network states that it offers a ‘Russian perspective’ on global events.[24]”

  8. What a mess. The Assad regime is killing people, ISIS or not. The U.S. favors the anti-Assad rebels (who are killing people), ISIS or not, and the Russians favor Assad, ISIS or not. It’s really not that complicated. Everybody’s killing people, and there are no clean hands in the entire mess

  9. Well said Apollo. Putin has been riding Obama like a horse all the way to a resurgent and more powerful Russia.

    March 2012…

    “Obama was talking with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev when neither of them realized that their conversation was being picked up by microphones. Here is what they said:

    Obama: “On all these issues, but particularly missile defense, this, this can be solved, but it’s important for him to give me space.”

    Medvedev: “Yeah, I understand. I understand your message about space. Space for you …”

    Obama: “This is my last election. After my election, I have more flexibility.”

    Medvedev: “I understand. I will transmit this information to Vladimir.”

    “This is my last election. After my election I have more flexibility.” That statement tells us much about the president’s mindset.

    The specific mention of missile defense is worrisome enough. Mr. Obama has retreated from the missile defense plan that was negotiated with European allies during the George W. Bush administration. Apparently, he is signaling Moscow that he intends to retreat further. The clear implication from the president’s comments is that he cannot tell the American people before the election what he plans to do after the election.

    In addition, there is the phrase “on all these issues,” implying more is at stake than just missile defense.”

    Article: Obama plans double cross on missile defense
    When it comes to keeping America safe, we shouldn’t be too flexible:

    1. He’s helped them significantly on missile defense and nukes, via the BS New START (nuke) Treaty, along with the Iran nuke deal that Putin claims to have had a major hand in preparing. At the same time he (Comrade Obama) diminished our own military. If you don’t think this was all intentional to help them (Russia) I don’t know what else to say to you.

      Obama To Betray Missile Defense Secrets To Moscow
      Investor’s Business Daily ^ | January 9, 2012 | IBD staff
      Appeasement: From ObamaCare to recess appointments, honoring the Constitution has not been an administration hallmark. But when it comes to betraying secrets to mollify the Russians, it becomes a document the president hides behind.

      It was bad enough that the 2012 defense authorization bill signed by President Obama set America on a downward spiral of military mediocrity.

      He also issued a signing statement, something he once opposed, saying that language in the bill aimed at protecting top-secret technical data on the U.S. Standard Missile-3 – linchpin of our missile defense – might impinge on his constitutional foreign-policy authority.

      Section 1227 of the defense law prohibits spending any funds that would be used to give Russian officials access to sensitive missile-defense technology as part of a cooperation agreement without first sending Congress a report identifying the specific secrets, how they’d be used and steps to protect the data from compromise.

      The president is required to certify that any technology shared will not be passed on to third parties such as China, North Korea or Iran, that the Russians will not use transferred secrets to develop countermeasures and that the Russians are reciprocating in sharing missile-defense technology. …”

      “In his signing statement, Obama said he would treat these legal restrictions as ‘non-binding’ and that ‘my administration will also interpret and implement section 1244 (sic) in a manner that does not interfere with the president’s constitutional authority to conduct foreign affairs and avoids the undue disclosure of sensitive diplomatic communications.’

      Betraying our secrets is easy for a president who betrayed allies Poland and the Czech Republic to placate Moscow.

      Poland was to host ground-based interceptors such as those we’ve deployed in California and Alaska, with missile-tracking radar deployed in the Czech Republic.

      Obama pulled the plug when Moscow objected. Never mind, he said, we have a better approach: a four-phase plan that calls for using three versions of the Navy’s Standard SM-3 interceptor missile that forms the backbone of its Aegis missile-defense system.

      The fourth phase consists of a missile still on the drawing board scheduled for deployment by 2020, a version of the SM-3 called the Block IIB. It would intercept hostile missiles in the “early intercept” phase before an enemy missile could release its warheads and decoys. The Russians want the SM-3’s secrets, and Obama appears to be willing to turn them over.

      The president wants to save the New Start Treaty, which the Russians have threatened to abandon if we try to fully implement President Reagan’s dream of defeating a nuclear missile attack.

      Russia has unilaterally asserted that any qualitative or quantitative improvement in U.S. missile defenses would be grounds for withdrawal from the treaty.

      Read More At Investor’s Business Daily:

      67 posted on 9/25/2016, 10:40:23 PM by ETL (God PLEASE help America…Never Hillary!)
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      To: Mariner
      Russia Ramping Up Military Drills to Cold War Levels, NATO Says
      Feb 5, 2016 –
      Russia has stepped up its military maneuvers to a level unseen since the height of the Cold War, according to a new report released by NATO Thursday.

      Jens Stoltenberg, the alliance’s secretary general and author of the report, noted that Moscow has conducted at least 18 large-scale exercises over the past three years, “some of which have involved more than 100,000 troops.”

      Those exercises included several simulated nuclear attacks against NATO allies and partner nations …”


      Russia decries ‘new Cold War’ as East-West tensions cloud talks
      AFP, by Frank Zeller, Eric Randolph
      February 13, 2016
      “…a panel of eastern European leaders lined up to add their own accusations of Russian aggression.

      “Every single day, Russian troops, Russian weapons, Russian ammunition penetrate into my country,” said Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko.

      He addressed Russian President Vladimir Putin, who was not present, saying:

      “Mr Putin, this is not a civil war in Ukraine, this is your aggression. This is not a civil war in Crimea, this is your soldiers who occupied my country.”


      Sept 7, 2016…

      Russian jet flies within 10 feet of US Navy spy plane, defense official says
      Fox News ^ | September 7, 2016 | Staff
      A Russian fighter jet zoomed within just 10 feet of a U.S. Navy spy plane over the Black Sea on Wednesday, the latest in a string of daring maneuvers involving Russian aircraft and the U.S. military, a defense official with knowledge of the incident told Fox News….”

  10. I know some Christians from Syria. They still have family there and visit when they can. They say the average Syrian has no love for Assad but understand the Sunni goat herding population is much worse. Under Assad they live normal lives it’s the “rebels” who would destroy civilization. They say it takes a tough guy to lead a country in that neck of the woods.

  11. Excellent article, AS!!!

    Blind neocon arrogance was apparently unable to anticipate the Russians throwing a monkey wrench into the works when Russian interests were threatened in Syria. Did the neocons think the Russians would just let Syria be consumed by ISIS and al nusra and other jihadist proxies when it became obvious the US military establishment and the American people had a gut-full of this adventurism?

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