Russia wasn’t really a threat until Obama & Hillary’s foreign policy really got rolling. Given Hillary’s track record at predicting the course of foreign affairs, America can’t afford not to have her as our Commander-in-Chief. Will she just surrender the country to Russia in return for a sizable donation to the Clinton Global Initiative? Just asking.
Despite seeing global foreign policy dangers as the Democratic nominee for president, Hillary Clinton did not view North Korea or Russia as a threat to the United States in 2013, according to speeches released by WikiLeaks.
In a presentation to the National Multi-Housing Council on Apr. 24, 2013, Clinton responded to a question, “How afraid should we be of North Korea?” by saying: “You know, right now, it’s not a direct threat to the United States. It is, however, a threat to our treaty allies in South Korea and Japan. It is also a source of instability on the Korean peninsula that could have, you know, ramifications for the region and our interests in the region.”
She didn’t think Russia was a threat either: In remarks to Sanford Bernstein on May 29, 2013, Clinton recounted a meeting with Vladimir Putin when she was secretary of state. “We talked about a lot of issues that were not the hot-button issues between us, you know, his view on missile defense, which we think is misplaced because, you know, we don’t believe that there will be a threat from Russia.”
The speeches also reveal that Clinton was willing to allow a wide degree of discretion to Russian motives and Vladimir Putin: “I would love it if we could continue to build a more positive relationship with Russia,” she said to Goldman Sachs CEOs at an annual conference on June 4, 2013. More