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    Illusion of Choice: ‘Dangerous’ Clinton to Win US Election – Patrick Smith

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    Award-winning online news and entertainment website Salon’s columnist, Patrick Smith, attended the ‘New Era of Journalism: Farewell to Mainstream’ forum hosted by Rossiya Segodnya International Information Agency and spoke to Sputnik about the upcoming US presidential elections and what the world should expect from the new president.

    “I am rather regretful to express my opinion; we are in for another President Clinton. She is in my estimation as I have expressed in my columns, dangerous. The world is reaching its maximum tolerance of American ambition for primacy and hegemony. Nobody has announced it more clearly than the Russians in Ukraine and then in Syria,” Smith said.

    According to the columnist, Hillary Clinton promises more of “what we have had so far.” He said that the situation right now is full of disorder and confrontations.

    “I rather regret to forecast that she will be our next president. But the way seems unfortunately fairly open to her.”

    Talking about the forum, Smith called it a “terrific effort” on the Russian organization’s part and a “refreshing change” when journalists can sit down and talk openly about the problems of the media today.

    “You can’t have such conversations in the United States. Changes in the media, technology wise, are vitally important as we are witnessing a pretty important moment,” the columnist said.

    Meanwhile, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange accused Google of making a deal with Hillary Clinton.

    “Google is directly engaged with Hillary Clinton’s campaign,” Assange said via video link at the international media forum “New Era of Journalism: Farewell to Mainstream”, hosted by Rossiya Segodnya International Information Agency.

    Speaking about Hillary Clinton as the presumptive presidential nominee from the US Democrat Party, Assange said that she “seemingly” wants to start wars, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said Tuesday.

    “What we have with Clinton is someone who is a hawk but who has the tools of legal interventionism, a rhetorical cover to start the wars, and someone who seemingly wants to start them… From WikiLeaks’ perspective Hillary Clinton is a problem in terms of war and peace,” Assange said.

    The United States is expected to elect its new president on November 8, 2016.


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