In a move that will likely please supporters of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, the transcripts of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s paid speeches to Wall Street are now public, following a new information dump by WikiLeaks.
The latest batch of John Podesta’s hacked emails released by Wikileaks this morning feature an email with the subject,“Goldman Sachs paid speeches” and included in the attachments are the full text of three private paid speeches Clinton made to Goldman Sachs.
In one of the presentations released by Wikileaks, Clinton about Syria: Saudi Arabia is funding Jihadists, and that she’s “doubtful that Asad (sic) will move out of the way.”
An excerpt from Clinton’s speech to Goldman Sachs, Oct. 24, 2013 reads:
“If you look at what’s happening in Syria, it’s clearly a multiply leveled proxy battle. We’ve got Iran with their agents in Hezbollah, and they’re being taken on by indigenous rebels but increasingly a collection of Jihadists who are funded by the Saudis, funded by the Emiratis, funded by Gotter (phonetic), and you have the Turks that were very active in the beginning, but then began to be concerned by some of the development inside Syria, particularly among the northern and northeastern Kurdish population in Syria.
So there is a lot of maneuvering still going on. I’m hopeful that there will be success with the chemical weapons peace, and I’m hopeful there will be a peace conference, but I’m doubtful that Asad will move out of the way, so I think you’re in for six to 12 months at least of further stalemate where it is still a very active, you know, civil conflict.”
Saudi Arabia gave upwards of $ 25 million to the Clinton Foundation.
In the transcripts, Clinton also talks frankly about the hazards of a no-fly zone over Syria, saying, “To have a no fly zone you have to take out all of the air defense, many of which are located in populated areas. So our missiles, even if they are standoff missiles so we’re not putting our pilots at risk — you’re going to kill a lot of Syrians,” Clinton said. “So all of a sudden this intervention that people talk about so glibly becomes an American and 15 NATO involvement where you take a lot of civilians.” – Clinton is calling for a no-fly zone over Syria.