Stephen Lendman is a writer, syndicated columnist, activist, News TV personality, and radio show host. He currently writes for and and hosts, since 2007, a progressive radio show at The Progressive Radio News Hour on The Progressive Radio Network.

Stephen Lendman was born in 1934 in Boston, MA, raised in a modest middle income family, attended public schools, received a Harvard BA in 1956 and a Wharton MBA in 1960. After six years as a marketing research analyst, Lendman became part of a new small family business in 1967, remaining there until retiring in 1999.

Since then, he has devoted his time to progressive causes, extensive reading, and since summer 2005 writing on vital world and national topics, including war and peace, American imperialism, corporate dominance, political persecutions, and a range of other social, economic and political issues.

He is also author of the celebrated books "Banker Occupation: Waging Financial War on Humanity" and "How Wall Street Fleeces America: Privatized Banking, Government Collusion and Class War".

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Hillary Clinton: Profile of Imperial Arrogance and Lawlessness

by Stephen Lendman


She was Washington’s 67th Secretary of State. She served from January 21, 2009 – February 1, 2013. She’s arguably America’s worst.

From 2001 – 2009, she was US Senator from New York. In 2008, she challenged Obama for the Democrat party’s presidential nomination.

Supporters urge her to run again in 2016. She’s noncommittal. When asked, she says “I am not thinking about anything like that right now.”

She also said she’ll “do everything (she) can to make sure that women compete at the highest levels, not only in the United States but around the world.”

Husband Bill urges her to run. Some suspect she already made her move.

With or without her support, a “Ready for Hillary” political action committee was formed. It’s raising money for 2016. Campaigning never ends. America’s electoral season is seamless.

Hillary for 2016 T-shirts are on sale. Friends of Hillary Facebook send regular messages. When launching her 2008 campaign, she said “I’m in to win.” Insiders say she hasn’t changed her mind. In 2016, she’ll be 69.

In December, she scored high in public approval. A Washington Post/ABC News poll showed 57% of Americans support her presidential ambitions. Over 80% of Democrats back her candidacy.

Two-thirds of US women do. Two-thirds of Americans give her high marks as America’s top diplomat. She scored higher than any previous Secretary of State in 20 years of polling.

In four years, she visited 112 countries. She traveled nearly a million miles. She self-promoted everywhere. She has larger than life ambitions.

She’s gone from State. She’s very much still involved. The New York Times profiled her. She’s “at the peak of her influence,” it said. She’s “an instant presidential front-runner.”

She’s got lots of time to pursue her goal. “We need a new architecture for this new world,” she says.

Obama exceeded the worst of George Bush. Clinton joined his war cabinet. She’s ideologically hardline. She was a Wellesley College Goldwater Girl. She was president of Wellesley’s Young Republicans.

She’s militantly pro-war. In the 1990s, she was very much part of husband Bill’s foreign policy team. As an aggressive first lady, she had lots of influence.

She was influential in getting Madeleine Albright appointed Secretary of State in 1997. They consulted with each other often.

In her memoirs, Albright described their relationship as an “unprecedented partnership.”

“I was once asked whether it was appropriate for the two of us to work together so closely,” she added. “I agreed that it was a departure from tradition.”

At Secretary of State, Clinton headed foreign policy. She’s complicit in crimes of war and against humanity. She represents the worst of imperial arrogance. She a reliable spear-carrier.

Her outbursts reflect bullying and bluster, not diplomacy. She’s contemptuous of rule of law principles. She scorns democracy. She’s committed to war, not peace.

She’s unabashedly hawkish. As first lady, she urged husband Bill to bomb Belgrade in 1999. She ignored international and constitutional law. She lied about Slobodan Milosevic.

“You cannot let this go on at the end of a century that has seen the major holocaust of our time,” she said. “What do we have NATO for if not to defend our way of life?”

For 78 days, NATO ravaged Yugoslavia. Nearly everything targeted was struck. Massive destruction and disruption followed. An estimated $100 billion in damage was inflicted. A humanitarian disaster resulted. Environmental contamination was extensive.

Large numbers were killed, injured or displaced. Two million people lost their livelihoods. Homes and communities were destroyed.

Nobel laureate Harold Pinter called NATO’s aggression “barbaric (and despicable), another blatant and brutal assertion of US power using NATO as its missile (to consolidate) American domination of Europe.”

Lawless aggression became humanitarian intervention. An avenue to Eurasia was opened. A permanent US military presence was established. American imperialism claimed another trophy.

Clinton’s unabashedly pro-war. She’s a war goddess. Straightaway post-9/11, she urged waging war on terror.

She said any nation lending Al Qaeda “aid and comfort will now face the wrath of our country. I’ll stand behind Bush for a long time to come.”

She supported annual defense (aka war) budgets. She voted for the Patriot Act and other police state legislation. She endorsed cluster bomb use in civilian areas and refugee camps.

She’s against banning land mines. She’s dismissive of human suffering. Wealth, power, privilege and dominance alone matter.

In 2005, she was one of only six Democrat senators opposed to blocking deployment of untested missile defense systems. They’re first-strike offensive weapons.

She supported restriction-free nuclear cooperation with Israel and other US allies violating NPT provisions. She endorsed nuclear weapons use in Afghanistan and Pakistan. She calls them deterrents that “keep the peace.”

She was one of the largest recipients of defense contractor cash. She backed war on Afghanistan and Iraq. She opposed a Democrat resolution. It would have required Bush to try diplomacy before launching war in 2003.

Her 2002 Senate speech supported war. She lied. She said “intelligence reports show that Saddam Hussein rebuilt his chemical and biological weapons stock, his missile delivery capability, and his nuclear program.”

“He has given aid, comfort, and sanctuary to terrorists, including Al Qaeda members….It is clear that if left unchecked, (he’ll) continue to increase his capacity to wage biological and chemical warfare, and will keep trying to develop nuclear weapons.”

“Should he succeed in that endeavor, he could alter the political and security landscape of the Middle East, which as we know all too well affects American security.”

“Now this much is undisputed.” What’s undisputed were her bald-faced lies. She repeated them ad nauseam as Secretary of State.

She supports the worst of Israeli lawlessness. At AIPAC’s 2008 convention, she said:

“The United States stands with Israel now and forever.”

We have shared interests….shared ideals….common values. I have a bedrock commitment to Israel’s security.”

(Against Islamic extremists), our two nations are fighting a shared threat.”

“I strongly support Israel’s right to self-defense (and) believe America should aid in that defense.”

“I am committed to making sure that Israel maintains a military edge to meet increasing threats.”

The only threats Israel faces are ones it invents.

“I am deeply concerned about the growing threat in Gaza (and) Hamas’ campaign of terror.”

She lied saying its charter “calls for the destruction of Israel.”

She lied again saying “Iran threatens to destroy Israel.”

She lied a third time, saying “I support calling the Iranian Revolutionary Guard what it is: a terrorist organization. It is imperative that we get both tough and smart about dealing with Iran before it is too late.”

She backs “massive retaliation” if Iran attacks Israel. In 2008, presidential aspirant Clinton said:

“I want the Iranians to know that if I’m president, we will attack Iran. In the next 10 years, during which they might foolishly consider launching an attack on Israel, we would be able to totally obliterate them.”

In other words, she threatened to murder 75 million people. Today it’s nearly 80 million. She’s extremist on all foreign policy issues. She favors police state harshness domestically.

She endorses outsized military budgets. She’s done nothing to contain nuclear proliferation. She supported Bush’s unilateral nuclear first-strike option, including against non-nuclear states.

She represents the worst of America’s dark side. She’s a war criminal multiple times over. She’s arguably America’s most shameless ever secretary of state.

She’s clearly the most brazen. Her language and attitude exceed the worst Cold War rhetoric.

Her take-no-prisoners thinking, character, and demagoguery tell all. She’s addicted to self-aggrandizement and diktat authority.

She relishes death, destruction, and war spoils.

She’s indifferent to human suffering. She’s a monument to wrong over right. She’s a disgrace and embarrassment to her country, position and humanity.

She may become America’s 45th president. Perhaps she won’t get a chance to try. Humanity may not survives its 44th. The fullness of time will tell.

About the Author: Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago and can be reached at

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21 Responses to "Hillary Clinton: Profile of Imperial Arrogance and Lawlessness"

  1. Whisky Jack  February 9, 2013 at 7:20 am

    Good article, Mr. Lendman!

  2. Luutzen  February 8, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    Hillary Rodham: the whitch from Arkansas.

  3. Chandler  February 8, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    Same old same old people rotated through these government positions indicate a more sinister intent than
    serving the country with quality and integrity. Containing information is vital to the establishment of the new world odor. All of these comments show people were, are and will continue to be espousing intelligent views and opinions and not just hate comments. We need to continue to share information in order to educate more and more. It is the very reason Obama is declaring cyber war to shut down the communication networks, while operating behind the green curtain. We are not stupid robots. Hillary running for president in 2016 is nothing but a joke. But, as I said, there are people working to get her elected after the fiasco in Benghazi, and her performance in front of Congress. Good grief!

  4. blakehamilton  February 8, 2013 at 1:13 pm

    Yep KILLERY turned into a nasty bit of goods. A banshee woman, a proper virago, a gorgon, an incarnation of Medusa.

  5. Detlef Reimers  February 7, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    Stephen, please answer me only this little question: why didn’t you ever mention the bankers and the big corporations in your article?

    Yes, this lady Hillary not only looks like a modern witch, she obviously is one of them, with all implications. Personally, I start to listen very carefully, each time all bad things that happen are loaded only onto the bags of politicians.. Let me shortly explain, why.

    Generally, we all very well know, there are two main principles in the history of mankind that are fighting against each other: one is the fraction who speeks about identity and self responsibility. The opposite side speeks about “general” social justice, “universal” human rights and so on, I won’t elaborate any deeper into this political/philosophical playground, my words should be enough for everyone to get the main poiint.

    If someone is always and only focussed on the part of politicians, there is no real balance between these two absolutely opposing principles – which can exist side by side in “real” functioning democracy. If we, you, me and all those who read this comment and article, add to this the allmoust complete shutdown of free press in the printing media, in the radio stations and in the television companies (not to mention the dream and MK industries at Hollywood), the whole picture gets completely overloaded to only one specific side. You and I know very well, this side is not the side we want to see in power – but we have to acknowledge, they are in power.

    So, all I personally can do, is to use every possibility to refocus the view – and may it be only the view of the interested and informed people – and show the truth behind what is going on in Washington or any other similar places in other countries.

    Tell me, if I’m wrong about this, but I think that you normally argue from the standpoint that the state should be the first and mayor care taker for the people. But what would you say to all those many people now, living at this time in their miserable circumstances wihout doing any faulty thing, but beeing robbed and their jobs simply vanished?

    I make it more concrete now. Do you really think, this is part of the state’s job? Do you really think that any other (left, red, white, I don’t know) government would handle these social problems in any other way? Are you really believing, that this miserable circumstances can be corrected and withdrawn only by some right decisions on the side of governments?

    As you show with your articles, I’m also very concerned about the social and political situation in your country as well as in my country and in many others. We can’t change it by our own, so your work for unmantling all those lies is very much apprechiated, but why only focus on govenrments, never focussing on the major culprits who simply buy their corrupt politicians? Is there perhaps some kind of inherently mistrust against the own thoughts of the people? I wonder, but as Mr. Carlin said it so clear: “I never believe any word that comes from the government”. It would be nice if he would be wrong in some future times and don’t tend to be cynical or agnostical in any way, but right now, he’s completely right.

    Lets talk about this, I’m very much interested in your views on this.

    Detlef Reimers

  6. PhilipShahak  February 7, 2013 at 7:46 am

    and who could forget her scoffing at the horrific lynching of Colonel Gaddafi ‘we came, we saw,he died…haha!” Truly, an emissary of the Devil.

    • Franklin Ryckaert  February 7, 2013 at 1:28 pm

      That was laughing about the death of one man. If you want to hear her laughing about a war against Iran, go to YouTube : (UNBELIEVABLE) Hillary Clinton laughs about possible war against Iran. James Baker in this video finds such a war also very funny. This is the “humour’ of psychopaths.

  7. haroldsmith  February 6, 2013 at 10:05 pm

    As long as we have a satanic, psychopathic cult of criminally insane madmen running things, what else should we expect? Killary Klinton is merely the boringly predictable product of a hundred years of Jewish supremacist subversion and manipulation of “America”. If it wasn’t her in high office, it’d be some other equally depraved puppet monstrosity.

    And Killary Klinton is just one example. Look at Obama. At the very least, he should be in prison. Instead, he finds himself occupying the highest office in the land; and even that (the intended part of it) isn’t enough, as for all intents and purposes, he’s declared his power limitless; i.e., he claims to have an unaccountable God-like power to decide who lives and who dies. It doesn’t get any worse than that, does it?

  8. MK  February 6, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    I want them all indicted for what they have already done. Hilary is a criminal. She and Bill and the rest have secret bank accounts overseas. When they turn them over, I will consider them to be even with the rest of us. When they serve time for their many murders, I will be satisfied. That goes for the entire Foliage family as well.

  9. klasg  February 6, 2013 at 12:38 pm

    Hillary’s super pro death foreign policy is in keeping with her super pro abortion agenda. She is the poster child of Planned Parenthood, America’s favorite slicing, dicing, burning, suctioning killing machine, our modern day Moloch.

    James Phillips

  10. Johng  February 6, 2013 at 11:52 am

    Its really sad how a girl from suburban Chicago got caught up in the late 1960’s Cultural Marxist Revolution in America. She is now just another “full blown” stooge for International Zionism. Don’t know and don’t care if she runs for President. Hillary has a lot of blood on her hands!

  11. LC  February 6, 2013 at 11:23 am

    You mean you don’t wana end up on her “HOLOCAUST RITUAL MURDER-SACRIFICE TABLE”???
    Here is some more of her Pure psychopathic evil looks!!!!



  12. khalfanaziz  February 6, 2013 at 11:06 am

    Looking at the many pictures of leering Hellary seen in the net it doesnt need a psycho-atry
    to tell that she is demented and possesed by a demonic personality.

  13. Chandler  February 6, 2013 at 9:55 am

    The Bush/Clinton/Bush/Obama years have been devastating to this country, its history, its laws, traditions, culture, and people. Nothing will ever be as it once was. Dropping bombs, and shooting missiles into innocent is pretty obvious destruction and purposeful destruction of a country and its people. Shooting from a distant hovering helicopter from 1-2-3 miles away killing innocent people is not courageous but cowardice. But both are obvious, or objective. This nation has not been destroyed by these means by people like the aforementioned B/C/B/O regimes. It is come from hidden, subjective means that are well organized, and well orchestrated by the same type chameleon cowards sitting behind their lies and false-fronts dictating the subjective destruction of this nation and its people. People like Hillary and her empty rhetoric and pointless agendas. We hold these people up as heroes, and icons to admire and revere, when in reality, they are the biggest and most hideous traitors this nation has ever produced. Hillary Clinton is running for president in 2016? So is Jeb Bush? Bush? Clinton? We are absolutely pedigree’d fools if we elect anyone to any position either neighborhood, county, local, state or national elected office. FOOLS! The chicanery of this lady is nothing any different that what has, is and will continue if she is reelected. You couldn’t have been more accurate Mr. Lendman, and I thank you!
    These people will not stop until we Americans are dead and buried if we do not agree to be in their servitude. This has become the Germany Hitler sought with bombs and bullets and strategic rhetoric. Each and every child we produce is in peril. Their lives and happiness. They will be merely fodder for their false-flag wars they cannot fight for themselves. They do not desire to share this world with anyone but their own. We are in our later years. The presence of people like this pose a threat to everything our forefathers sacrificed. Hillary has no concern for any of this. It is her agenda, and her demands. She is as incompetent as described above and what we saw of her being grilled by the committee seeking answers about her negligence Benghazi. Now she is running for president!?!?!?!?!? Worse yet, there are those among us who are preparing to work for her!! What have we become?

    • wiggins  February 6, 2013 at 12:46 pm

      Yes, she didn’t get to the position she is in now without ‘Tribe’ backing……maybe she has served her purpose and will be ‘retired’.

    • davidcoker  February 8, 2013 at 8:40 am

      Like you I am not shy about telling it like it is. What do we have to do to wake others up? Not only do many people not believe the truth when they hear it but are hostile toward the messenger. I think many people I talk to do recognize the truth when they hear it and choose to ignore the facts for fear of feeling guilty about not doing anything to try and stop the tyranny. Personally I think there is a spiritual aspect to all of this. God has blinded and made hard the hearts of a wicked generation and that blindness and hardness of heart will bring about our complete and utter destruction. 2 Timothy 3 1 But realize this, that in the last days difficult times will come. 2 For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, 3 unloving, irreconcilable, malicious gossips, without self-control, brutal, haters of good, 4 treacherous, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, 5 holding to a form of godliness, although they have denied its power ; Avoid such men as these. 6 For among them are those who enter into households and captivate weak women weighed down with sins, led on by various impulses, 7 always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. 8 Just as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, so these men also oppose the truth, men of depraved mind, rejected in regard to the faith. 9 But they will not make further progress ; for their folly will be obvious to all, just as Jannes’s and Jambres’s folly was also. 10 Now you followed my teaching, conduct, purpose, faith, patience, love, perseverance, 11 persecutions, and sufferings, such as happened to me at Antioch, at Iconium and at Lystra ; what persecutions I endured, and out of them all the Lord rescued me! 12 Indeed, all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will be persecuted. 13 But evil men and impostors will proceed from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived. 14 You, however, continue in the things you have learned and become convinced of, knowing from whom you have learned them, 15 and that from childhood you have known the sacred writings which are able to give you the wisdom that leads to salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. 16 All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness ; 17 so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.

  14. LC  February 6, 2013 at 7:32 am

    Hillary Clinton accidentally admits that the CFR runs this nation. Wow..flv


  15. Martin Maloney  February 6, 2013 at 4:30 am

    “…A permanent US military presence was established…”

    I wish that space had permitted you to elaborate on that subject. I don’t fault you for it, because it was not the main focus of your article.

    I recommend that readers enter “Camp Bondsteel” into a search engine. The term “military presence” doesn’t even begin to convey the reality of that huge, sprawling, 955-acre US Army base in Kosovo.

  16. captain obvious  February 6, 2013 at 3:14 am

    go back further..

    as a young intern in DC, she was thrown out for being caught trying to hide paperwork from the watergate investigations, interfering with a federal investigation is a felony.

    “the Clinton Chronicles” tells it her “Rose Lawfirm” set up Tyson Chicken to launder Iran-contra dope $$.

    “Clinton Body Count” about the over 100 people who have been killed knowing things about Clintons.

    when her hubby was president, theyed paid 300k fine for violation of the Logan Act, is a felony that’d normally be 3 years in a federal pen.

    when bush-clinton rammed NAFTA-GATT through, hillary jumped onto the board of directors of Walmart,
    selling cheep Chinese goods, expanding into every little city possible, to bankrupt multi-thousands of smaller retailers, cancelling millions of cashier, stockboy, and delivery drivers jobs..
    ON TOP OF all the skilled workers made unemployed by corporate welfare sponsored “outsourcing”.
    they “legalized” treasonous economic sabotage, insider trading, personal positioning profiteering.

    near 5 years ago her illegal campaign contributions (another felony) was swept under the rug.

    “obama” appointing multiple felony clinton as secretary of state, was an impeachable criminal act.

    last year she pledged a lot of money to mercenaries posing as “rebels” in Syria..
    using violence to affect political change IS TERRORISM, she publicly sponsored it.

    “obama” claiming “non lethal support” of the same TERRORISTS.. excuse me?
    encrypted radios for more secretive better planned attacks is non-lethal since when?
    body armor so they are more difficult to kill so they can keep killing more is non-lethal?
    shall we ask aircraft pilots how non-lethal handheld anti-aircraft missiles are?

    shame the majority doesnt get it, its the psychopaths who seek “power” and “control”..
    their fellow psychopaths at the corporate levels sponsor and buy em in.

    hillary being “non-commital” about a presidential run,
    may have something to do with the United NAZI-ons trying to enact LOST,
    “law of the sea treaty”, where she’d be “queen of all the oceans of the world”.
    hard to imagine a much worse scenario for humanity, more power than a “president”.

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