On January 5, a news article appeared in the UK stating that Hillary Clinton said she would ‘get to the bottom’ of UFO conspiracies.
It is astounding that UFOs should be a campaign issue. However, the original source — Daymond Steer’s article for the Conway Daily Sun in New Hampshire — provides more context.
On the one hand, Steer’s questions came as light relief after Clinton had answered questions from the paper’s editorial board on the usual serious topics such as foreign policy and the economy. Steer reminded Clinton that he had raised the UFO question with her in 2007, when he was a reporter for the Cabinet Press in Milford, NH. Clinton replied that she remembered the exchange. The Conway Daily Sun‘s article shows a photo of the former First Lady smiling as she discussed the topic.
On the other hand, alien beings and spacecraft are not a joking matter to the Clintons. In 2007, Mrs Clinton told Steer that UFOs were the top topic of freedom of information requests her husband received at his presidential library. In 2014, Bill Clinton appeared on a late night American talk show and said he would not be surprised if alien life forms visited Earth one day. He added:
It may be the only way to unite us in this incredibly divided world of ours.
In Conway, Hillary told Steer:
I think we may have been (visited already). We don’t know for sure.
They are not the only prominent Democrats who think that, in the words of the X-Files, ‘the truth is out there’. Hillary’s campaign chairman, John Podesta, who also heads the Center for American Progress and was Bill’s White House Chief of Staff, wants secret documents relating to UFOs to be declassified:
It is time for the government to declassify records that are more than 25 years old and to provide scientists with data that will assist in determining the real nature of this phenomenon.
Hillary told Steer:
He has made me personally pledge we are going to get the information out.
Can you imagine if Donald Trump had uttered those words?
It would have been all over the news for weeks, if not months. We can be sure that every time his name was mentioned ‘UFO’ would have been in the same breath.
Instead, it’s Hillary Clinton, so we can give that a pass. And America’s main media outlets largely have. It seems that only CNN picked up on the story. They said that Hillary was joking.
However, there are serious issues surrounding Hillary’s candidacy. The emails, for one. Benghazi, another. Her health is also in question.
In December 2012, before she was due to appear a second time for questioning about Benghazi, she fainted and fell at home. Her spokesperson and doctors announced that she had suffered a concussion. Hospital tests later revealed a blood clot in her head. She did not return to work until January 7, 2013. She later said in an interview that she suffered double vision during that time and would have to stay on blood thinners the rest of her life.
In one of the Democratic Party presidential candidate debates late in 2015, she had to excuse herself to go to the loo. She was away for some time. Speculation has arisen as to whether she had a dizzy spell.
Front Page has more on the story. Their article says that Breitbart recently interviewed Dr. Daniel Kassicieh, a Florida neurologist who is board certified. Kassicieh said:
Considering the point of what happened with Hillary over this time period… the timeline… and then what has happened here more recently… the break at the debate, I saw that and even the commentators that were sitting there made a comment that, ‘Gee, that seems awful long for a break.’ Just looking at it from a neurological standpoint, the risk factors for developing post-concussion syndrome, one of them is age, and she was 65 when this happened… just from a physiologic standpoint that’s an older individual. Being female is a risk factor for post-concussion syndrome as well.
For someone who has treated many post-concussion syndrome patients and that’s what I really believe she’s suffering from based on reading these reports and reading what’s happened. I think she has latent post-concussion syndrome, and I can understand that as a politician they would want to be covering that up.
The Front Page article includes quotes from other senior physicians who have said much the same.
According to Unlikeable: The Problem with Hillary, a book by Edward Klein, Clinton has suffered a series of strokes and is “frequently plagued” by “blinding headaches.” In 2012 Clinton experienced a life-threatening concussion-related blood clot of her brain that made her “constantly worried” she would develop a new clot. On the campaign trail she has “felt faint and nearly swooned,” but “[t]hose incidents were kept secret.”
Front Page cited Donald Trump’s allegations which he revealed to Fox News:
“She goes out and she sees you guys for about 10 minutes, she sees you for a little while, it’s all rehearsed and staged,” Trump told Fox News recently.
“They’ll pick a couple of people out of the audience that are like, you know, 100 percent. She’ll sit around a little plastic table, they’ll talk to the people for a while. It’s ridiculous,” Trump said. “And then she goes away for five or six days and you don’t see her. She goes to sleep.”
He appears to be the only Republican candidate who has spoken out on Clinton’s health.
Fellow candidate — and retired brain surgeon — Ben Carson has wisely stayed out of the fray.
His life story is really something. After he nearly killed a friend in an argument as a teenager, he cleaned up his act, studied like mad, left his poor neighbourhood in Detroit, earned a Bachelor’s degree from Yale, became a doctor and pioneered successful surgery on a number of conjoined twins as well as children with epilepsy. Talk about someone with stamina. (Incidentally, his mother refused to go on welfare. Her neighbours thought she was a chump, but she insisted on going to work every day.)
Even now, despite his slip in the polls of Republican Party presidential hopefuls, Ben Carson is the GOP candidate who stands the best chance of defeating Hillary Clinton in November 2016.
Real Clear Politics shows that she is ahead of Carson by only 0.5% at present. The two have been neck and neck since December 2015.
It is somewhat ironic that the one thing the two have in common is a knowledge of brain disorders.