In the final installment of this six-part series, Bill Whittle challenges Hillary’s sneering at Trump about “provocations starting a war.” Trump was 100% right, she was 100% wrong, and Bill lines up the history to prove it.
CLINTON: The other day, I saw Donald saying that there were some Iranian sailors on a ship in the waters off of Iran, and they were taunting American sailors who were on a nearby ship. He said, you know, if they taunted our sailors, I’d blow them out of the water and start another war. That’s not good judgment.
You are absolutely, 100%, totally and completely WRONG here, Mrs. Clinton, and this isn’t just more incompetence and arrogance. This attitude will cost American and Israeli lives. Many lives, because history shows us again and again and again that tyrants and dictators CONSTANTLY TEST what they feel to be “decadent democracies” for WEAKNESS.
World War II didn’t really start in 1939 when Hitler invaded Poland. It started on March 7, 1936 – three years earlier – when contrary to the Treaty of Versailles he sent a small number of German troops into the demilitarized Rhineland.
You want to know the most heartbreaking fact in human history? It’s this: after the war, we had access to the internal records and memos of the German OKW – Oberkommando der Wehrmacht – it’s the German High Command. And in those records we find that Hitler’s generals, to a man, thought that by violating Versailles and putting those token troops into the Rhineland, Hitler would start a war with France and Britain. And we found memos from the German High Command saying that had those troops met ANY resistance – a company, a squad, maybe a marching band, maybe even a single policeman that stood his ground and refused to get out of the way – ANY resistance and the German generals would shoot Hitler, and 52 million lives would have been saved if we had only shown THAT MUCH resolution and courage.
When Iranian gunboats – or Russian fighter jets – come dangerously close to US forces in international waters – that’s a TEST. And if we back away from that test there will be a more dramatic test. And with people like you in charge, we would back away again and again until war became inevitable.
We should declare that any unauthorized vessel approaching within, say, a half mile of US vessels will be given one warning shot and if they continue to approach THEY WILL BE SUNK. As President I would pre-authorize the destruction of any vessel that came one inch within that exclusion zone, because we need to stop fearing going to war with Iran and have Iran start fearing GOING TO WAR WITH US.
See, I could do this all day.
This is what it sounds like when you not only believe in this country, but you also love it enough to do the hard work of reading history and psychology, of economics and weapon systems and all the rest. The country deserves somebody who is not a traitor, a pathological liar and a felon, or an unprepared, thin-skinned egotist, to fill the toughest and most important job in the history of the world.