“We came, we saw, he died,” Clinton quipped following the death of Muammar Gaddafi. As she said this, Al Qaeda’s black flag was probably still swaying in the wind over a municipal building in Benghazi.
And now, as we sit here furiously tossing pennies into a wishing well, there’s a chance those words might come back around and bite her in the butt.
Despite the (Clinton apologist) claim that only “deplorables” and conspiracy nuts would believe she’s dead set on more war, it’s pretty clear which direction her nose is pointing. (Hint: more war.)
In the past, you may recall, she’s called Assad “Syria’s butcher” and a “brutal dictator.” Fairly reminiscent of how the old bird used to talk about Gaddafi before U.S. airstrikes cleared the path for rebels to capture him, sodomize him and brutally murder him.
“We came, we saw, he died.”
As you’ve likely heard, another round of Podesta emails have been released (24 in all). This release, as Zero Hedge points out,“comes hours after Wikileaks warned that it was launching its ‘Phase 3’ of election coverage this week.
“In the latest Sunday set of emails,” ZH goes on, “Doug Band commented on Teneo’s relationship with the Clinton Foundation, saying ‘if this story gets out, we are screwed,’ we learned that Google’s Eric Schmidt wanted to be ‘head outside advisor’ to the Clinton campaign, and a potential conflict of interest with the Clinton Foundation assisting El Salvador in obtaining $50 million in cash.”
Not only that, now Clinton has a revived FBI scandal to deal with. As part of an unrelated investigation into Anthony Weiner and his
alleged “sexts” to a young girl, the FBI came across emails which Director Comey says “appear to be pertinent.”
A bizarre turn of events, to say the least. Grab the popcorn, dear Laissez Faire Today reader. It doesn’t get any stranger than this.
It’s interesting that Huma Abedin, Hillary’s “second daughter,” raised in the Wahhabist kingdom of Saudi Arabia, is now entering the limelight.
Hopefully it’ll spur some questions about Hillary’s unsavory relationship with the House of Saud. (Not likely, but we’ll see.)
As Trump has mentioned, Hillary, a woman who prides herself on being a beacon of women’s rights, has taken millions of dollars from a government which treats its own women as second-class citizens.
Saudi women are not allowed to drive, vote, wear make-up, swim in public pools, interact with men they aren’t related to, compete in sports, try on clothes while shopping, and if they are victims of rape, they can even be charged with a crime. (See: “Qatif girl” gets 90 lashes after being brutally gang-raped by seven men.)
Worse than the human rights violations, though, is the fact that Clinton has known for a while that Saudi Arabia is a major source of funding for terrorism in the Mid-East. As Wikileaks revealed, Clinton and Abedin sent emails back and forth about Saudi Arabia funneling money through charities and into terror cells.
One email from Abedin was sent on Sunday, May 22, 2011, 08:04 AM, quoting a Reuters story:
Islamic charities from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates financed a network in U.S. ally Pakistan that recruited children as young as eight to wage holy war, a local newspaper reported on Sunday, citing Wikileaks.
A U.S. diplomatic cable published by WikiLeaks said financial support estimated at $100 million a year was making its way from those Gulf Arab states to a jihadist recruitment network in Pakistan’s Punjab province, Dawn newspaper reported.
The November 2008 dispatch by Bryan Hunt, the then principal officer at the U.S. consulate in Lahore, was based on discussions with local government and non-governmental sources during trips to Punjab, Pakistan’s most populous province.
It said those sources claimed that financial aid from Saudi and United Arab Emirates was coming from”missionary” and “Islamic charitable” organisations ostensibly with the direct support of those countries’ governments.
Nevertheless, Clinton still accepts money from the brutal regime. (And, as you’ll see in tomorrow’s episode, she’s also had her hands in some terror-funding ventures herself. Stay tuned.)
“The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia,” Joseph Klein reported this month on Frontpage Mag, “contributed between $10 million and $25 million to the Clinton Foundation through June 2016, according to the Clinton Foundation’s own website (which only reports in ranges of total contributions). Wealthy individuals with close ties to the Saudi royal family have donated millions more. For example, Nasser al-Rashid, a multibillionaire adviser to the Saudi royal family, has donated between $1 million and $5 million.
“A group calling itself Friends of Saudi Arabia also contributed between $1 million and $5 million. The National Review described the group as ‘a thinly veiled public-relations organ of the repressive Saudi regime.’ National Review quoted a critique of Friends of Saudi Arabia by Ali Alyami, executive director of the Center for Democracy and Human Rights in Saudi Arabia: ‘These are Saudi apologists. The country depends on propaganda. . . . When I saw the name ‘Friends of Saudi Arabia,’ I knew exactly what they were going to do and who was paying them. I just wrote them off.’”
Thanks in large part to Wikileaks, we now know that the BIGGEST winners of a Clinton presidency will be the same people who’ve been winning the “War on Terror” since its genesis. As Dennis Kucinich pointed out recently in The Nation, the spoils of war have gone almost exclusively to “arms dealers, oil companies and jihadists.”
One need not look too far these days to see Hillary Clinton has less-than-innocent monetary ties with all three.
But this is bigger than just Hillary Clinton. The rabbit hole, as you might suspect, goes much deeper. And it has to do with what many now refer to as the “Deep State” — a term used to describe any rogue “State within a State” which has an agenda to fulfill that’s 100% detached from the wishes or will of the governed.
As Kucinich points out in his latest article in The Nation, if you want to know why foreign policy is pushing for more war, simply take a look at who is filling the coffers.
”The self-identified liberal Center for American Progress (CAP),” he writes, “is now calling for Syria to be bombed, and estimates America’s current military adventures will be tidied up by 2025, a tardy twist on ‘mission accomplished.’ CAP, according to a report in The Nation, has received funding from war contractors Lockheed Martin and Boeing, who make the bombers that CAP wants to rain hellfire on Syria.
“The Brookings Institute,” Kucinich goes on, “has taken tens of millions from foreign governments, notably Qatar, a key player in the military campaign to oust Assad. Retired four-star Marine general John Allen is now a Brookings senior fellow. Charles Lister is a senior fellow at the Middle East Institute, which has received funding from Saudi Arabia, the major financial force providing billions in arms to upend Assad and install a Sunni caliphate stretching across Iraq and Syria. Foreign-government money is driving our foreign policy.
“As the drumbeat for an expanded war gets louder, Allen and Lister jointly signed an op-ed in the Sunday Washington Post, calling for an attack on Syria. The Brookings Institute, in a report to Congress, admitted it received $250,000 from the US Central Command, Centcom, where General Allen shared leadership duties with General David Petraeus.
“Pentagon money to think tanks that endorse war? This is academic integrity, DC-style.”
Managing editor, Laissez Faire Today