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Quantum Corruption – A Teaser for Part 3
Events on the ground here are keeping me from putting together the more extensive post I had planned as part of my current reading assignment: Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich. (A review of Part 1 and Part 2 may be in order. Take your time…thinking of current events while you are at it.) I hope to still get to it later but for now, just a teaser..
In December 2009 the US ambassador to Kazakhstan sent a classified cable to Washington laying out Russian efforts to exert control over Kazakh uranium markets. The cable noted that Rosatom sought to control this market as part of a broader initiative to reestablish itself as a world power. The memo also stated that Russian military intelligence, the GRU, was involved in the these nuclear ambitions. – Page 42
(I wonder if that cable mentioned the name “Bill Clinton”? I also wonder whatever happened to that US ambassador and was his body ever found? But I digress.) Anyway, more teaser quotes:
When the Uranium One deal was announced in June 2010, news of the bid “panicked some shareholders and alarmed industry observers worried that the Vancouver-based company might end up serving the Kremlin’s strategic interests,”… – Page 47
Note that the deal regarding control of such a critical fungible commodity was announced a mere 18 months after the cable mentioned above warned of exactly what was going on.
…the funds for the Uranium One acquisition came from Putin directly and were approved by the Russian Presidium. And of course Russia has a history of using natural gas and energy exports to neighboring countries as a political tool. – Page 47
And again, think of current events. More:
The Russian purchase of a large share of America’s uranium assets raised serious national security concerns for precisely the same reasons Hillary had condemned previous deals…
Still, despite a long record of publicly opposing such deals, Hillary didn’t object. Why the apparent reversal? Could it be because shareholders involved in the transaction had transferred approximately $145 million to the Clinton Foundations or its initiatives? Or because her husband had profited from lucrative speaking deals arranged by companies associated with those who stood to profit from the deal? … These questions can only be answered by Hillary herself. What is clear is that based on State Department ethics documents, she never revealed there transaction to her collogues, the Obama White House, or to Capitol Hill. – Pages 55-56
Note that Team Clinton surely went home with the lion’s share of the pot but, make no mistake, many pockets had to be lined to make such a thing happen. And if you don’t think this evolved into a Ukrainian-centric scam in the second decade of this century with full bi-partisan participation, then you just don’t yet see the game.
EXIT QUESTIONS: Why, again, did we pretend for more than five years that it was Donald J. Trump who was chummy (or worse) with Putin and the Russians. Why, again, did we pretend for way too long that “the dossier” was legitimate and didn’t have OBVIOUS ties to the Clinton-Russia-Putin network of crime and political collusion?
Into the abyss…Published in General
In the popular imagination, the 1980s comprised the Gordon Gekko Era, a time of greed. But the Clinton years were vastly worse, more collusion among government, media, academia and private interests in a global web. Profiting by greasing the skids for Putin to acquire critical raw materials is wrong on many levels and an entirely new complex species, something qualitatively distinct from traditional forms of corruption like bribing a building inspector or helping a key legislator get his kid into Harvard.
The Clintons founded the new Party of the Rich which brazenly abused federal law enforcement power in an attempt to undo the 2016 election, literally bought local election officials in 2020 but worst of all, successfully morally anesthetized the news media. James O’Keefe is seen as some aberrant irritant by a profession that now thinks of itself as an elite policy shop. We are way past mere partisan bias on the downward media spiral.
That a target-rich environment like the Biden family gets a pass is stunning. Even if Xi and Putin have killer additional dirt on Hunter and The Big Guy, it is largely useless because it would never get full impact in the USA because news “professionals” would act to neutralize or disappear it or drain its moral import.
Trump’s win killed the Clinton Foundation, a non-profit that probably set new records for lowest percentage actually legitimate expenditures, safe in the knowledge that regulators and reporters would not have nerve to call them out on it. Imagine what that would have mutated into had Hillary won and controlled all federal law enforcement. Al Capone and Saddam Hussein would have been envious.
For the record, I do realize that $145 million doesn’t pique the interest it should to modern calibrated brains given that similar sums today are little more than a good week’s take for
Nancy, er, um, I mean Paul Pelosi on the insider trading board. But, trust me, it was quite a sum in 2010.
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I suspect they stopped them for everyone, philo. I haven’t gotten that notice for a long time.
[Corrections above]…I guess something about promotion to the Main Feed focuses the eye of my greatly underpaid proofreader. (He now has the next five days off without pay.)