Another NNC Lendman Interview
NNC conducted earlier interviews.
NNC's Iman Soleimani conducted this and earlier interviews. Each raised major world issues.
NCC is one of Iran's largest media operations. It works collaboratively with major TV and News services.
Questions and answers are below. Editing was done as needed. Final comments follow.
NNC: Why will Obama appoint a new Secretary of State? Do US foreign policy issues alone matter? Is personal character considered?
Clinton wants to step down. She'll likely leave early next year. Candidate choices reflect personal preferences and political reality.
Susan Rice looked like top choice. She and Obama are longtime friends and cohorts. They ally in imperial crimes. She matches Clinton's bullying, bluster and arrogance.
Both deplore peace, nonviolence, and social justice. They're pro-war, contemptuous of rule of law principles, and brazenly anti-democratic.
They represent wrong over right. They're war criminals multiple times over. They're indifferent to human suffering. They disgrace America and humanity.
Rice's abrasiveness made more enemies than allies. She gives diplomacy a bad name. She's an embarrassment to legitimate governance. She's one of America's worst ever envoys.
Sticking with her assured a nasty Senate fight. Obama wants it avoided. He's got bigger fish to fry. He's planning full-scale war on Syria. Iran's on his target list. So is Hezbollah in Lebanon.
He plans four more years of war and much more. He and Republicans agreed to destroy social America. They'll do it incrementally over the next decade. Hard won benefits will be eroded and eliminated.
At issue is greater wealth for corporate America and super-rich elites. It's also about permanent imperial wars. America's most disadvantaged and middle class will suffer most.
The nation is being third-worldized. Full-blown tyranny is a hair's breath away. It could arrive any time. It'll violently confront resisters. Imperial rogues tolerate no opposition.