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Thursday, October 13, 2016

Hillary Clinton on South China Sea: 'You Can't Blame' China

In a private speech shortly after leaving her post as Secretary of State, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton reportedly asserted that China has “a right to assert themselves” with regard to the South China Sea, a region in which the communist government has usurped the sovereign territory of six countries.

Clinton’s statement has been released as part of a compilation of excerpts from private speeches she gave between 2013-2016 by the organization Wikileaks. “The Clinton campaign would not confirm the authenticity of any of the documents but has not disputed the contents,” CNN reported upon their release last week.

In a speech to Goldman Sachs in October 2013, Clinton told the audience that China “basically wants to control” the entire South China Sea, a multi-billion-dollar trade route connecting much of Asia. “48 percent of the world’s trade, obviously that includes energy but includes everything else, goes through the South China Sea,” she said. Of China’s attempts to control the entire body of water, Clinton appeared forgiving.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Here's how stupid Hillary is. The World agrees that any Country's national waters is say, 20 miles offshore. It may be a different number, but for the sake of argument, let's use that.

So, China goes out to sea towards the Philippines 19.9 miles and builds an island. Then, they go another 19.9 miles and do it again. And again, and again, until they are 15 miles from the Philippines. Law says they now own the Phillipines?

Tell me why we should have an idiot of this magnitude as POTUS?