Putin strongly favored Hillary Clinton in the election.

By Lt Col Howard

It is surprising that in this current political debate more about the differences in energy policy and economic, military and social conditions are not raised. During the McCain campaign the US was facing the prospect of five dollars a gallon at the pump and that half of the nation would not be able to afford heat in the winter. At that time Russia enjoyed bountiful income from its petroleum exports and had a very strong political/economic lock on the Eastern European countries.

Communication with Ben Rhodes… Subject: Suggest that Adm steer clear since Putin strongly favors Hillary Clinton in the coming election. Date: October 24, 2016 [To: “ben Rhodes >” ]

See: “Too Little, Too Late From Obama On Infrastructure Security” by Paul Brewer and

See: “Impact of U.S. Shale Oil Revolution on the Global Oil Market, the Price of Oil & Peak Oil” by Mamdouh G. Salaamed.

DS/ISA: ” We have a lot more to lose than the Russians given the comparative dependence on networked systems.

ISA : Levano computers used by the lawyers that Hillary Clinton engaged to screen her emails were hacked by the Chinese.

Putin holds both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in low regard.

Contrary to claims emanating from the Obama administration and from the Clinton campaign, Putin strongly favored Hillary Clinton in the election.

Most important to Putin is the very favorable political and economic outcomes to Russia that would occur from Hillary Clinton’s expected actions relating to fracking.

Hillary Clinton would vastly curtail fracking, either, by direct prohibition or through moratoriums; geographic area limitations; regulations; etc

[Fracking is an important innovation in oil and gas extraction. It has helped America make great strides toward becoming energy-sufficient [U.S. Now Has Largest Oil Reserves in the World, Thanks to Fracking July 7, 2016 by Jake Green ]

This would give Putin a vast increase in the value of Russia’s petroleum reserves and petroleum exports. It would restore Russia’s previous political and economic lock on East Europe’s energy supplies.[ It would also give Iran greatly increased petroleum income to finance its extensive terror and penetration operations throughout the world.]

A second reason is Putin’s belief, [based on years of observation of Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and John Kerry] that a Hillary Clinton administration would continue the parameters and trend lines established by Barack Obama .

a. Bill Clinton: announcing complete success of his negotiations with North Korea… North Korea will abandon their quest for nuclear weapons and completely demolish their nuclear development infrastructure. “Resolution of the North Korean nuclear threat” [William J, Clinton….]

b. Barack Obama ; Hillary Clinton ; John Kerry:

c. The Obama administration has pulled back in every confrontation with Putin’s Russia. Putin has seen this US pattern and has resolved to remain the first mover, not expecting much American pushback except in words.

d. Obama’s rebuke to Romney during debate (Obama to Romney: ”……you know, the Cold War’s been over for 20 years,”)

e. Obama’s open microphone (Tell Vladimir “that after my election I have more flexibility”

f. Clinton’s “re-set button” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9sudCmrAsF4&ab_channel=DouglasJohnston ;

g. Acceptance of Putin’s aggressive intervention in Ukraine;

h. Iranian nuclear deal which permits Russia to sell advanced weaponry to Iran and receive hard currency (furnished by the United States); Strategy of bringing Russia into the Middle East as a major player (as discussed in Obama’s Syria Policy Striptease Tony Badran The Tablet September 21, 2016  ) .

i. Obama’s White House has cut the military “out of the loop”in key international and military decisions [testimony of Secretary of Defense Ash Carter and the Joint Chiefs of Staff…]

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  1. While we’re on the subject of that idiot, McCain, he supported sanctions against Egypt after Sisi led a successful revolution to overthrow the Muslim Brotherhood, he is now pushing this latest saber-rattling distraction against Russia, let’s call it “Putin-phobia”, shall we? And Trump was right about him. Heros win battles. He got captured, failed to escape, broke under torture. Ok, so he refused early release on account of being related to a General. That’s just being honorable, that’s not heroism. That’s what anybody in his place should have done. He gave us the surge, which would have won the war if Obama hadn’t thrown it all away. That’s it. It’s a lot. But that’s it. He’s yesterday’s news. Or he should be.