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by Stephen Lendman
Video material containing lewd Trump comments released on the eve of Sunday’s debate wasn’t accidental.
It’s part of a sinister pro-Hillary plot, wanting him eliminated as a serious challenger, a way to elevate her to power, ignoring the unprecedented threat she represents – possible nuclear war, risking mass annihilation.
Jill Stein and running mate Ajamu Baraka think “Trump is done (with) literally no chance (to) be president.” Others feel the same way, believing things were rigged to anoint Hillary Obama’s successor – a disaster awaiting Americans and humanity if empowered.
Sunday’s so-called debate (sic) will feature undefined “topics of broad public interest,” questions divided between hand-picked likely pro-Hillary “citizen participants,” pretending impartiality, and pro-Hillary moderators Martha Raddatz (ABC News) and CNN’s Anderson Cooper asking their own.
Think of Sunday’s event as part pre-scripted, well-rehearsed, made for television flim flam theater of the absurd, part political lynching – Trump’s chances for succeeding Obama vanishing in plain sight.
After months of over-the-top, one-sided, vicious media bashing without letup, he’s become more pinata-like than presidential material – whacked so often he’s ready to burst wide open, his political ambitions destroyed – power brokers and media scoundrels conspiring against him.
So what’s next after tonight? Trump and Hillary will run out the clock over the next month until November 8. A final October 19 debate (sic) is scheduled, its format identical to September 26.
On November 8, federal, state and local elections will be held, the presidential race drawing most attention. Yet from what’s been carefully orchestrated, its result appears predetermined – Hillary anointed winner and next head of state before ballots are cast.
What a way to run a country? Expect ritual gloating postmortems, election-rigging airbrushed from after-action reports.
Humanity has great cause for concern. America under Hillary threatens everyone. Squeezing the nuclear trigger at her discretion could launch devastating war – making all previous ones seem inconsequential by comparison.
Thermonuclear war risks everyone going together when we go – incineration our nightmarish fate.
It’s uncertain what Trump would do as president – with no public office record to judge him. Hillary’s rage for war as first lady, US senator, secretary of state and two-time presidential aspirant leaves no doubt where she stands – militantly anti-world peace and stability!
Is this the type leader voters should trust with head of state powers? Can anyone believe she’ll turn a new leaf and govern responsibly – when she never did before?
Defeating her presidential ambitions should be top priority for all Americans. Humanity’s fate hangs in the balance.
Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at
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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.