Nice, France, or Why Hillary Clinton Should Never Be President Or Access Classified Material
Why Hillary Clinton should never be President or have any access to classified material was clearly evident in her own words during her Thursday night conversation with Bill O'Reilly about the Nice, France massacre.
On Thursday night, July 14, 2016, Bill O'Reilly (FOX News, O'Reilly Factor) conducted a phone interview with Hillary Clinton during which they discussed the terrorist massacre in Nice, France.
During that interview, O'Reilly and Clinton had the following conversation about what steps were needed to deal with the rapidly growing worldwide ISIS threat:
Clinton: "One of my priorities is to launch an intelligence surge. We still do not have enough, ah, intelligence cooperation between our agencies and those in other countries, including, ah, in Europe and we need to have a, a focal point..."
O'Reilly: "... Why, why is that? I didn't know that. Why is that happening? Why aren't... why don't we have the intelligence?"
Clinton: "Well, I'll tell ya, in part, because there has been, ah, a reluctance on the part of some of our, ah, friends in Europe to be as forthcoming in sharing information..."
What a surprise. Our friends in Europe are not as "forthcoming in sharing information"!
Now, why might that be?
In a column (Clinton Guilty, But We're Not Recommending Prosecution) on July 6, I wrote:
It is disturbing to contemplate that there may be sufficient American voters who would jeopardize their own safety and security by helping elect someone who:
Has demonstrated she is incapable of being trusted with national security information,
Has a well-documented history of bold serial lying to deceive the American public,
Would not be granted a security clearance if applied for today,
May well have been responsible for five deaths already (four at Benghazi, one in Afghanistan) as a consequence of her lax handling of pertinent national security documents,
Is likely to have a dossier on her national security violations held by our chief global adversaries (Russia, China, Iran), and,
Could not rely on our allies to share sensitive information with her for fear it would end in the wrong hands.
I've emphasized that last bullet.
This is not rocket science, folks.
The reluctance or our allies to share intelligence is clear evidence that every intelligence agency on the planet is well aware of the massive security hole in US intelligence created by Hillary Clinton's use of personal nonsecure email servers to conduct business as Secretary of State.
When you combine Clinton's massive abuse of FOIA law (that the FBI never investigated but about which they had abundant knowledge) with the Obama administration's knowledge that this breach was ongoing and the special deference given her by not prosecuting her long-term breaches of national security at the highest level, it should be abundantly clear why "... there has been, ah, a reluctance on the part of some of our, ah, friends in Europe to be as forthcoming in sharing information..."
Bob Webster, a 12th-generation descendent of both the Darte family (Connecticut, 1630s) and the Webster family (Massachusetts, 1630s) is a descendant of Daniel Webster's father, Revolutionary War patriot Ebenezer Webster, who served with General Washington. Bob has always had a strong interest in early American history, our Constitution, U.S. politics, and law. Politically he is a constitutional republican with objectivist and libertarian roots. He has faith in the ultimate triumph of truth and reason over deception and emotion. He is a strong believer in our Constitution as written and views the abandonment of constitutional restraint by the regressive Progressive movement as a great danger to our Republic. His favorite novel is Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand and believes it should be required reading for all high school students so they can appreciate the cost of tolerating the growth of unconstitutional crushingly powerful central government. He strongly believes, as our Constitution enshrines, that the interests of the individual should be held superior to the interests of the state.
A lifelong interest in meteorology and climatology spurred his strong interest in science. Bob earned his degree in Mathematics at Virginia Tech, graduating in 1964.