WW III Danger Ignored in Presidential Debate

In the Oct 9 debate between U.S. presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, Russia and Syria were mentioned a few times, but the prospect of an imminent trigger for World War III in Syria apparently had not occurred to either candidate, states Physicians for Civil Defense president Jane Orient, M.D.

When asked about Aleppo, Clinton said that “there is a determined effort by the Russian Air Force to destroy Aleppo in order to eliminate the last of the Syrian rebels who are really holding out against the Assad regime.” She favors a safe zone, a no-fly zone, leverage against the Russians, investigating Syrians and Russians for war crimes, and arming Syrian rebels.

Trump responded that “she doesn’t even know who the rebels are.” He remarked that both Assad and Russia are fighting ISIS. Continue reading