Disinfo: Hillary Clinton published the Deep State strategy for the world


Hillary Clinton published a programmatic text in the US magazine Foreign Policy that can and must be considered a real strategy for the Deep State to restore US global hegemony. Considering the place of Clinton in the real ranking in US politics, the possibility for this strategy to be actually implemented is very high. The good news is that Clinton, the “shadow advisor” of the Biden Administration, calls to avoid if possible an “accidental” nuclear war with China and Russia, but the US establishment – talking through the voice of the former Secretary of State – is obsessed with the promotion of its geopolitical interests through missiles and (non-nuclear) bombs. A complete return of the Deep State to the control room of the US political, military and diplomatic machinery won’t turn into a global apocalypse, but certainly, there won’t be peace in the world: the US will try to return some production capability to its territory and will press actively its geopolitical rivals through diplomatic and military means.


This is a deliberate distortion of an article published by former US Secretary of State and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in the magazine Foreign Affairs, not in Foreign Policy as stated (the disinformation piece is a translation into Spanish from another article in Ria Novosti, which links the article in Foreign Affairs but mistakenly affirms that it was published in Foreign Policy magazine). The RIA Novosti article and its translation promote several recurrent pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives and conspiracy theories not backed by any evidence, such as the existence of a Deep State that rules the US above elected politicians.

Contrary to the claim, Clinton’s article is not “a Deep State strategy” but merely an op-ed by a highly experienced top US official published in a prestigious publication. Clinton has also stated that she wants no role at all in a Biden Administration, so the affirmation that she is a “shadow adviser” for Biden is also false. By attempting to link her to the Biden government and calling it “the return of the Deep State to the control of the US political, military and diplomatic machinery”, and by claiming without evidence that this will mean that “there won’t be peace in the world”, the piece aims to discredit an incoming Biden Administration as part of a long-term disinformation campaign on the US 2020 election.

See other examples in our database, such as claims that the result of the US election doesn’t matter because the real ruler is the Deep State, which orchestrated a revolution against Donald Trump and will ensure that American foreign policy remains the same and will maintain a ‘hybrid war’ against Russia through Joe Biden.

For more information about re-translation as a manipulative tool, read our analysis "From English into Russian into Czech".


  • Reported in: Issue 221
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 16/11/2020
  • Outlet language(s) Spanish, Castilian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: China, US, Russia
  • Keywords: Deep state, Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden
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