Hillary Clinton endorsements have been piling in from prestigious publications, such as The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The Houston Chronicle, The Baltimore Sun and several others, including The Arizona Republic, which has never given its blessing to a Democratic presidential candidate, according Business Insider.
However, there’s one Hillary Clinton endorsement that, for good reason, no one is talking about. The Saudi Gazette, which is the biggest news publication in Saudi Arabia, has also made its preference of a president Clinton known to the public.
You may be wondering why a newspaper in Saudi Arabia would butt its head into a U.S. presidential election by sharing their opinion of whom, between the two candidates, would make the best leader, but there is more going on here than meets the eye.
On June 13, The Saudi Gazette published an article entitled “Hillary Clinton: Unmatched Tenacity,” in which the Saudi elites wrote a glowing review of the former First Lady.
It’s important to note here that, unlike in America, there is no freedom of the press in Saudi Arabia, hence anything published in The Saudi Gazette is one hundred percent controlled by the government, meaning this Hillary Clinton endorsement is actually an endorsement by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and not just one of many minuscule news outlets in the country.
The Middle Eastern nation celebrates the fact that Hillary is a woman on the verge of a position that, up until this point, has been filled by only men.
“It is beyond question a milestone in the march for gender equality as Barack Obama’s victory eight years ago was in race relations.”
Gender equality, you say? It’s interesting that the Saudis choose to champion the U.S. for our overcoming of female oppression. It’s also vehemently hypocritical, considering that in Saudi Arabia, women’s rights are practically nonexistent.
According to Human Rights Watch, if you’re unlucky enough to be a female born in Saudi Arabia, you have no choice but to look forward to a life completely controlled by men. Your father, brother, husband and in some cases even your own son have the authority to dictate all aspects of your life. HRW refers to this practice of female oppression as the “Male Guardianship System.”
Numerous Saudi Arabian women have spoken with HRW about the system that subjugates them, and their thoughts are heartbreaking in their blatancy.
Zahra, 25, said, “We all have to live in the borders of the boxes our dads or husbands draw for us.”
“We are entrusted with raising the next generation but you can’t trust us with ourselves. It doesn’t make any sense,” says 34-year-old Rania.
What does this have to do with Saudi Gazette’s Hillary Clinton endorsement? Think of it this way: everyone (at least in the media) loses their minds when a former Ku Klux Klan member expresses their support of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump because the KKK is a racist, historically terroristic organization. So when a political system run by people who treat women like property, and of which have their own ties to terrorism backs Hillary, it should be treated with the same scrutiny.
Even the ultra-liberal news organization Salon believes that U.S. relations with Saudi Arabia is hideously poisonous in the face of the Middle Eastern country’s link to Islamic extremism.
‘”Everybody’s worried about stopping terrorism. Well, there’s a really easy way: stop participating in it.’ So advised world-renowned public intellectual Noam Chomsky, one of the most cited thinkers in human history.
“The counsel may sound simple and intuitive — that’s because it is. But when it comes to Saudi Arabia, the U.S. ignores it.”
The Saudis love the Clintons, because in addition to this Hillary Clinton endorsement, Saudi Arabia has also donated millions of dollars to the Clinton Foundation, a fact Bernie Sanders pointed out during the democratic primary season, as reported by The Hill.
“‘Do I have a problem when a sitting secretary of State and a foundation run by her husband collects many, many dollars from foreign governments — governments which are dictatorships?
“‘Yeah, I do have a problem with that. Yeah, I do,’ Sanders said on CNN’s ‘State of the Union.'”
The Saudi Gazette article quotes a line Mrs. Clinton used in a 1969 speech to her fellow Wellesley College graduates. She said, “to practice politics as the art of making what appears to be impossible possible.”
Wow, Hillary sure hit the nail on the head regarding her political career, and this was almost 50 years ago!
She has been able to make the impossible possible, and there are many examples of how she’s accomplished this.
She can break the law as many times as she wants and not be held responsible.
She can lie all she wants, about things that don’t even warrant lying about, not apologize for it when she gets caught, and still have people remain faithful to her cause.
She can make terrible decisions that lead to dire consequences (Libya, Syria) and never have to answer for it, which enables her to continue making the same terrible decisions.
She can accomplish nothing of merit throughout her decades long career and still convince people that she’s the only one who’s able to solve all our problems.
It’s true the former Secretary of State can make the impossible possible, but the problem with this is that none of the reasons that make this true have led to positivity of any kind.
The Saudi Gazette got one thing right, and that’s that the United States is ready for a woman president, but not in the form of a criminal, liar and all out fraud; not in the form of Hillary Clinton.
Does this Hillary Clinton endorsement, along with Saudi Arabia’s history of making multi million-dollar donations to the Clinton Foundation deserve to be scrutinized by the press? Do you believe that if the Saudi government had written such nice things about Donald Trump, the media wouldn’t be interested? Let us know what you think in the comments below.
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