Whether the US is incredibly strong or incredibly weak shifts with the daily needs of Hillary Clinton's campaign for president
The United States of America is a curious creature especially according to its presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton.On the one hand it is an "exceptional nation,” "the last best hope of Earth” and "a shining city on a hill.” On the other, it is a pathetic plaything of Russia's Dr. Evil, Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin.
Let's recall. According to the Hillary Clinton campaign and the media only too happy to regurgitate its talking points:
1.) One of the two viable candidates for president of the US is in Kremlin's pocket -- either because he is a moron, or else a fully-blown Manchurian candidate.
Washington Post: Trump proves he’s a Putin lapdog
Newsweek: How Vladimir Putin Is Using Donald Trump to Advance Russia's Goals
Time: Donald Trump's Many, Many, Many, Many Ties to Russia,
Slate: Vladimir Putin Has a Plan for Destroying the West—and It Looks a Lot Like Donald Trump
The New York Times: Donald Trump’s Putin Crush
2.) Russians are manipulating the US presidential race. They have not balked at breaking into computers of the Democratic Party.
Washington Post: Russian government hackers penetrated DNC, stole opposition research on Trump
Russian government hackers penetrated the computer network of the Democratic National Committee and gained access to the entire database of opposition research on GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump, according to committee officials and security experts who responded to the breach.
The New York Times: Spy Agency Consensus Grows That Russia Hacked D.N.C.
American intelligence agencies have told the White House they now have "high confidence” that the Russian government was behind the theft of emails and documents from the Democratic National Committee, according to federal officials who have been briefed on the evidence.
3.) Moscow is getting ready to rigg the November polls and install Trump as American president whomever American actually elect.
Washington Post: By November, Russian hackers could target voting machines
Washington Post: How Russia could spark a U.S. electoral disaster
The New York Times: Harry Reid Cites Evidence of Russian Tampering in U.S. Vote, and Seeks FBI Inquiry
I'd say that's pretty dire. It's a level of foreign interference that would raise eyebrows in a Central American plaything of United Fruit.
And yet Clinton also believes the US is the most dominant, kickassiest power in the world, with the largest network of dependent client-states:
The United States is an exceptional nation…And part of what makes America an exceptional nation, is that we are also an indispensable nation.
In fact, we are the indispensable nation. People all over the world look to us and follow our lead.
American leadership means standing with our allies because our network of allies is part of what makes us exceptional.
No other country in the world has alliances like ours. Russia and China have nothing close.
I'm sorry Hillary but you can't have it both ways. Is the US the exceptional world-commanding behemoth whose destiny it is to have final say in shaping the entire rest of the globe...or is it a hapless victimized banana republic whose next president may very well be picked by Moscow?