US Ballot Choices for President: War on Russia or Normalized Relations

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by Stephen Lendman
Businessman Trump would rather profit from relations with Russia than bomb it. Neocon hawk Hillary risks waging potentially cataclysmic nuclear war.
Which agenda do you support? A simple choice. Wall Street, war profiteers, media scoundrels, corporate pollsters, and bipartisan lunatics infesting Washington one-sidedly back a she-devil whose extremism may kill us all.
On October 26, Reuters headlined “Exclusive: Trump says Clinton policy on Syria would lead to World War Three” because escalating conflict to topple Assad risks direct confrontation with Russia.
How can Hillary negotiate with Putin after vilifying him, Trump asked? She supports unilaterally imposing no-fly and safe zones, illegal acts, risking nuclear war if implemented.
“What we should do is focus on ISIS,” said Trump. “We should not be focusing on Syria. You’re going to end up in World War Three over Syria if we listen to Hillary Clinton.”
“You’re not fighting Syria any more. You’re fighting Syria, Russia and Iran, all right? Russia is a nuclear country, but a country where the nukes work as opposed to other countries that talk.”
“Assad is secondary to me, to (defeating) ISIS.” Obama “wants to focus on his golf game” rather than engage diplomatically with world leaders.
Trump blasted how media scoundrels one-sidedly denigrate him. They’re “rigging the polls,” he added. “The people are very angry with the (GOP) leadership…because this is an election that we will win 100% if we had support from the top.”
He thinks he’ll win anyway, a formidable task given what’s shaping up to be a Stalinist election – vote counters, not voters deciding it.
Separately on Monday, Trump launched “Trump Tower Live” on Facebook, calling it “nightly campaign coverage from Trump Tower.”
He denies wanting to start a new media channel, saying he has “no interest in Trump TV.” Campaign advisor Boris Epshteyn said Facebook Live programming “has nothing to do with Trump TV. It has everything to do with making sure our supporters get out to vote.”
On Monday, host Cliff Sims said the program aims to present the campaign’s message so supporters “don’t have to take it from the media filter and all the spin they put on it.”
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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.