Military brass in Tehran: US in chaos worse than Libya, Somalia

FNA- Zionist lobbies are seeking hard to bring Hillary Clinton to office as possibly the last president of a country which is already in such a deep chaos that it might collapse soon, a top Iranian military commander said on Sunday.

“The international Zionism is fully serious and determined to empower Clinton and they have brought (Donald) Trump on the scene to stir controversy and overcome the problem of their low public turnout,” Commander of Iran’s Basij (volunteer) Force Brigadier General Mohammad Reza Naqdi said on Sunday.

“If anyone monitors the US media, he/she will see that the domestic situation in the US is no less chaotic than Somalia and Libya,” he added.

Noting that the president in the United States has no authority and is just a puppet, General Naqdi said, “The internal situation in the US is so bad that certain analysts believe that Mrs. Clinton will likely be the last president of the United States.”

Donald Trump’s claims of “large-scale” voter fraud prompted officials across the US political spectrum to warn about the dangers of vigilante poll monitors amid fears of confrontations or even violence on US election day.

As opinion polls tightened this week between Trump and Hillary Clinton ahead of Tuesday’s presidential vote, there are concerns of chaos following his claims, without serious evidence, that the election could be “rigged” and his refusal to say if he will accept the outcome, the Guardian reported.

The Democratic party has launched a series of legal challenges around the country alleging voter intimidation, and on Friday in the battleground state of Ohio a judge issued a temporary restraining order against Trump’s campaign and his unofficial adviser Roger Stone. The ruling said anyone who engaged in intimidation or harassment inside or near Ohio polling places would face contempt of court charges.

Republican leaders in some battleground states are reporting a surge of volunteers signing up to serve as official poll watchers, and in an unprecedented move, the Trump campaign itself has since August been requesting that volunteers sign up as “election observers” to “Help Me Stop Crooked Hillary From Rigging This Election!”. Stone, meanwhile, has said he has helped recruit people to do “exit polls” to tackle voter fraud and denies .

The nation’s most prominent anti-government militia and a neo-Nazi group have also announced plans to send their members to monitor for voter fraud outside the polls.

Former US attorney general Alberto Gonzales, a Republican who served under the administration of George W Bush and took a noted hardline on election fraud allegations, expressed caution. He told the Guardian: “I wouldn’t be a big fan of those kind of private efforts, quite honestly. I would depend on the state and local officials to make sure of the integrity of the vote within particular precincts.

“The danger, of course, is that if you have a very heavy-handed presence that may in fact intimidate certain people based upon their age and their education.”