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by Stephen Lendman
In less than three weeks, get used to hearing about president-elect Hillary, she and husband Bill heading back to the White House in January for a third co-presidential term – by fair or foul means.
What’s coming should terrify everyone. She’ll largely be calling the shots this time, surrounded with likeminded neocons, war lords, recycled Wall Street crooks, and other assorted miscreants.
The most perilous time in world history is about to worsen with her as US president. Expect America’s war on humanity to escalate dramatically, perhaps striking US soil for the first time since war with Britain in 1812.
It involved land and naval battles, lasting over two-and-a-half years. British forces occupied Washington, setting public buildings ablaze, including the White House (then called the Presidential Mansion) and Capitol Hill.
It was skirmish-like compared to what’s coming if Hillary confronts Russia and China belligerently, risking possible nuclear war, turning cities like Washington to smoldering rubble if launched.
Major flashpoints in Syria, Ukraine and the South China Sea could ignite US/Sino-Russia conflict, a potential doomsday scenario. Uninformed, indifferent and distracted Americans don’t realize the clear and present danger.
Moscow justifiably fears tens of thousands of US-led NATO combat troops in Eastern Europe. Mobilized provocatively near its border could be prelude for explosive war like nothing matching it earlier.
Conflicts in Syria and Ukraine could ignite it. So could increasing US provocations in the South China Sea, Pentagon warships challenging Beijing’s right to its own waters and territory.
On Friday, US navy guided missile destroyer USS Decatur sailed perilously close to China’s Nansha Islands – without entering their 12 nautical mile territorial limits.
Beijing called the incident “illegal” and “provocative.” Two Chinese warships warned America’s vessel to leave. China’s military announced  increased air and sea patrols as needed – to protect its waters and territory from potential hostile acts.
Beijing’s Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said America “severely violated China’s sovereignty and security interests” – calling the latest action “an extremely irresponsible provocative act.”
“The US intentionally created and exaggerated tensions. Beijing will continue to closely watch the maritime and air situation and will take all measures that are necessary to defend China’s territorial sovereignty and maritime interests.”
The action was Washington’s latest provocation, following numerous earlier ones, four in 2016 alone, last occurring in May. 
Will things escalate dangerously with Hillary as US president? Will China be more threatened than already? Will America again wage war in Asia, last time losing to Vietnam, China a much more formidable challenge?
Will Hillary attack Russia – perhaps using a 9/11 type false flag as pretext for naked aggression? 
Washington’s rage for global dominance threatens everyone, everywhere, especially with an emotionally unstable war goddess in charge. 
Will Americans only awaken to the threat when it’s too late to matter? Will Hillary’s ascension to power doom us all?
Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net
His new book as editor and contributor is titled “Flashpoint in Ukraine: How the US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III.”
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Stephen Lendman
Stephen Lendman
Stephen Lendman was born in 1934 in Boston, MA. In 1956, he received a BA from Harvard University. Two years of US Army service followed, then an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1960. After working seven years as a marketing research analyst, he joined the Lendman Group family business in 1967. He remained there until retiring at year end 1999. Writing on major world and national issues began in summer 2005. In early 2007, radio hosting followed. Lendman now hosts the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network three times weekly. Distinguished guests are featured. Listen live or archived. Major world and national issues are discussed. Lendman is a 2008 Project Censored winner and 2011 Mexican Journalists Club international journalism award recipient.