Citizen Action Monitor

America: “In lies we trust”

Video reveals why presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton has earned a reputation as “a cheater and a liar.”

No 1754 Posted by fw, August 21, 2016

“Obama’s brilliant demagogy left many eyes glazed over in admiration. Nobody is better at false sincerity while misrepresenting reality so shamelessly.” – Michael Hudson, Obama Said Hillary will Continue His Legacy and Indeed She Will! counterpunch, July 29, 2016

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“The notion that the United States is an empire of lies would be difficult to dispute by anyone who has followed the events of the last decade. It’s a sad fact that today the absolute majority of Washington’s policies along with the foundation of so-called “American democracy” are built upon blatant lies…. So what behavior can one expect from most American citizens, including these “hero-swimmers”, when even at the highest levels, officials are lying blatantly, while displaying no fear whatsoever of any potential consequences? What’s even more striking is that those liars are being promoted and encouraged in the US political establishment, and they are being allowed to occupy the highest political positions in the state, as if we are being told: ‘In lies we trust here, it is our symbol and our flag, because we are the Empire of Lies’”Martin Berger

Politicians lie. And they lie a lot. So what else is new?

In the embedded 13-minute video below, watch Hillary Clinton’s shifting spin and denial over the years on a wide range of topics: gay marriage, immigration policies, NAFTA, progressive values, her emails, Libya, 2008 crash, bank bailouts, Wall Street after 9/11, universal healthcare, and her varying self-aggrandizing accounts of her landing in Bosnia.

Below is a repost of Martin Berger’s story with my added subheadings. Alternatively, read his original piece by clicking on the following linked title.

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Modern America: The Empire of Lies  by Martin Berger, NEO: New Eastern Outlook, August 20, 2016

Today the majority of Washington’s policies are built upon blatant lies

The notion that the United States is an empire of lies would be difficult to dispute by anyone who has followed the events of the last decade. It’s a sad fact that today the absolute majority of Washington’s policies along with the foundation of so-called “American democracy” are built upon blatant lies.

And now even America’s Olympic heroes have been caught in a web of lies

So is it any wonder that so-called American “heroes” of the Rio Olympics: swimmers James Feigen, Ryan Lochte, Gunnar Benz and Jack Conger, provided false testimonies about them being robbed in a taxi on the way to the Olympic Village? It turns out now that nobody came as close as even attempting to rob them. Now these athletes may face charges of making false accusations in Brazil, along with being accused of discrediting the sitting Brazilian President Dilma Vana Rousseff who has been the prime target of Washington’s meddling recently. In all honesty, there is no need for being surprised, since these “hero-swimmers” have been educated regarding Washington’s lies, encountered in virtually all aspects of an American’s life.

Colin Powell’s infamous WMD lies

The White House has been lying its way through various attempts to overthrow unwanted governments and politicians upon the international stage, spreading disinformation through such CIA “benefactors” like George Soros. The entire world witnessed former US Secretary of State Colin Powell in all seriousness displaying tubes with unknown substances in them before the UN Security Council, claiming they represented “convincing and incriminating” evidence against Iraq’s Saddam Hussein, enough to launch a military attack against the nation.

White House lies about how “terrorist number one” Osama bin Laden was killed

We remember how renowned American journalist, Pulitzer Prize Laureate Seymour Hersh, caught the US government officially disseminating lies about how “terrorist number one” Osama bin Laden was actually killed.

Obama’s deliberate lie about Syrian government’s use of sarin poison gas

He has also published an investigation piece under the title “Whose Sarin“, demonstrating that the US government and President Barack Obama personally, deliberately lied when they claimed that the Syrian government had used sarin poison gas back in 2013. It’s been announced that Hersh was using information he had received from sources within the US intelligence community and the Pentagon. This evidence confirmed that both the White House statements and fraudulent propaganda unwound by the media, pursued the sole goal – to create a pretext for armed intervention in Syria and replace the government in Damascus with Washington’s subordinates, thus taking full control of the country.

Watch Hillary Clinton’s shifting spin and denial over the years

Moreover, the American Thinker would note that:

Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton committed her second gaffe in as many days on the campaign trail Monday night, claiming that the US “did not lose a single person” in Libya during her time as secretary of state. To Hillary Clinton, the four male officials and warriors do not matter at all. They are at best an inconvenience. If they were alive, they would have to be dealt with, but because they are dead, they can be forgotten.

But honestly, what does one expect from the likes of Hillary Clinton if even the Washington Post wouldn’t hesitate to present a [13-minute] video filled with her lies and “shifting positions?” Her ideas on Bosnia, healthcare, Wall Street, NAFTA are ever-shifting, since she’s convinced that Americans are unable to memorize basic facts or recall even recent American history.

“She’s sleazy – a cheater and a liar”

Accusing Hillary Clinton of blatant hypocrisy, alternative media source Counter Punch would use a hash tag #NeverHillary, while giving the recent Democrats’ champion the following evaluation: “She’s sleazy – a cheater and a liar”, noting that she wanted to set the minimum wage at the level of 12 dollars per hour, but since Bernie’s 15 dollars per hour was more popular, she claimed she wanted to introduce precisely the same wage. When pressed, she conceded she’d “like” 15 dollars per hour, but would not lift a finger to make it happen federally. Incredibly, she still conducts herself in this same manner.

“Hillary Clinton is a breathtakingly brazen and consistent liar”

The Baltimore Sun did not hesitate to accuse Clinton of the deliberate concealment of facts from Congress and the American people either, noting that the State Department’s inspector general released a report last week concluding that Hillary Clinton is a breathtakingly brazen and consistent liar. What’s infuriating about all of this is that it is not, in fact, news. Over a year ago, Hillary Clinton held a press conference at the United Nations with the intent to put the whole controversy around her released emails to rest, yet, nearly every significant statement she made was a lie, The Baltimore Sun would note, adding that we have known it for a year now, that from the earliest days of this scandal, Clinton was lying.

“In lies we trust”

So what behavior can one expect from most American citizens, including these “hero-swimmers”, when even at the highest levels, officials are lying blatantly, while displaying no fear whatsoever of any potential consequences? What’s even more striking is that those liars are being promoted and encouraged in the US political establishment, and they are being allowed to occupy the highest political positions in the state, as if we are being told: “In lies we trust here, it is our symbol and our flag, because we are the Empire of Lies”

Martin Berger is a freelance journalist and geopolitical analyst, exclusively for the online magazine New Eastern Outlook 

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