A Terrorist Endorses Hillary Clinton

Days after endorsing Hillary Clinton for president, Mike Morell, former acting director of the CIA, said the U.S. should covertly kill Russians and Iranians in Syria, and that the US should bomb Syrian government offices, aircraft and presidential guard positions.

Here are Morell’s exact words: "I’d give (the "moderate opposition") the things that they need to both go after the (Syrian President Bashar) Assad government, but also to have the Iranians and Russians pay a little price… we need to make the Iranians pay a price in Syria, we need to make the Russians pay a price."

The interviewer, Charlie Rose, then asked Morell, "OK, we make them pay a price by killing Russians, and killing Iranians?" Morell responded, "yes, covertly. You don’t tell the world about it, right. You don’t stand up at the Pentagon and say we did this, right. But you make sure they know it in Moscow and Tehran."

Morell continued, "I want to go after those things that Assad sees as his personal power base, right, I want to scare Assad. So I want to go after his presidential guard. I want to bomb his offices in the middle of the night. I want to destroy his presidential aircraft on the ground. I want to destroy his presidential helicopters. I want to make him think we’re coming after him.”

Isn’t that terrorism?

The FBI defines terrorism as “the unlawful use of force or violence against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government, the civilian population, or any segment thereof, in furtherance of political or social objectives.”

Is a person who calls for acts of terrorism, but doesn’t personally carry out such acts, a terrorist? A report by Human Rights Watch details dozens of cases in which Muslim-Americans have been convicted of terrorism-related charges without carrying out an actual act of terrorism.

The 57-year-old Morell is the person who "coordinated the CIA review" of Colin Powell’s infamously bogus speech to the UN in 2003 pushing for war on Iraq, according to former CIA director George Tenet.

Morell, who resigned from his job as a national security analyst at CBS in order to publicly support Clinton, stated that he would be part of Clinton’s national security team.

Morell would appear to fit right in with Clinton, who, according to former US Army Psychological Warfare Officer Scott Bennett, is "a psychopathic war hawk, is obsessed with war with Russia, is obsessed with war with Iran and she is going to do everything she can to enable it.”

Morell joins a long list of war hawks who have endorsed Clinton, including Leon Panetta, Robert Kagan, Richard Armitage, Madeline Albright, and other neoconservative and "liberal interventionists".

Chris Ernesto is cofounder of St. Pete for Peace, an antiwar organization in St. Petersburg, FL that has been active since 2003. Mr. Ernesto also created and manages OccupyArrests.com and USinAfrica.com.

8 thoughts on “A Terrorist Endorses Hillary Clinton”

  1. But whats even more stunning here is that if the CIA will make this statement risking US national security then they sure might do something to make sure Hillary wins too ??????

  2. Not even close to a significant minority of the electorate is even aware of stuff like this. Of those who are, it matters to but an inconsequential few, likely for just a minute or two. To the choir that follows this site and these kinds of items closely, numbness from their sheer volume is an ever-present occupational hazard.

    Hard to be hopeful about anything under these circumstances.

    1. Space4Peace, Bruce Gagnon’s blog, reported this last week. His outfit have been in South Korea where support and defiance of the US policy are growing. In other words, people are listening. Maybe not in my neighborhood. Ok. definitely not my neighborhood.

      There’s another with Hillary almost kissy-face with our old Fiend Hank Kissinger, war criminal extraordinaire and contributing author of many a coup. Which is what I thought this one was about.

      Can’t tell an article by it’s cover. But that one is also on Bruce’s blog.

      His situation now is being followed around by a whole mess of Koreans for different reasons, and of course AFOSI (the FBI of the Air Farts) and probably other US intel people. See, I AM capable of being nice, I called them “people” and didn’t mention their hate filled agenda and how much they remind me of KGB and Gestapo. I had on a report about me that “Airman Brown was observed at a water fountain taking white tablets.”
      It was No-Doz caffeine pills I bought at the BX. Nice to see they were so interested in my health and safety though.

      Also with Bruce are representatives of VietNam Veterans Against the Wars… who changed their original name because the plural Wars keep on a’coming. They make a splash in Other Countries that you just can’t get in America.

      Meanwhile, back at the ranch, more people are against both party platforms than support either one. Coup Engineers showing up?

      Not a good sign. Making kiss-kiss with a candidate, worse.

      But, I do believe the resistance is growing. Because the threat is growing. Don’t throw them aside just yet. Maybe on inauguration day.

      By the way, this is me making positive affirmations to keep me from panicking. And I do see a stalemate possible. Either candidate not being to deliver on the policies their disciples believe and their opponents fear. Hard to be hopeful, but not impossible.

  3. The day will come when SECRECY will be the biggest crime. THe CIA is guilty of covert actions and secrecy. It is really really SCUMMY to hear an AMERICAN talk like a TERRORIST

  4. A vote for Hillary is a vote for war. If you don’t believe that, take a look at all the neocons who have endorsed her candidacy for president.

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