Saturday, January 13, 2018

#Haiti the Swindled #Shithole of Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton and the Clinton Foundation

The above photo of Haiti is from a Jan. 2018 article titled Port-Au-Prince, Haiti: A City of Millions but Still Without a Sewer System.  The article discloses: 

Port-au-Prince is about the size of Chicago. But it doesn’t have a sewer system. It’s one of the largest cities in the world without one. That’s a big problem, but never more so than during a time of cholera..... 
The cumulative sewage of 3 million people flows through open ditches. It mixes with ubiquitous piles of garbage. Each night, an all-but-invisible army of workers called bayakou descend into man-sized holes with buckets to remove human waste from septic pits and latrines, then dump it into the canals that cut through the city.

That is a truly disgusting and deadly way for human beings to live because such filth breeds disease.

Haiti was devastated by an earthquake in 2010 that took 230,000 lives, demolished over 100,000 homes (shacks) and further impoverished an already grotesquely impoverished nation and people.  The international community raised nearly $15 billion to rebuild Haiti; CBS summarized the money raised and how much was needed to rebuilt Haiti.  Economist and experts estimated that $8 to $14 billion was needed so Haiti isn't a disaster today for lack of money.

Haiti Earthquake Aid: Nearly $15 Billion in Donations

CBS News set out to answer what seemed like a simple question: how much has been spent on and promised to Haiti?

The answer didn't exist in one place.

So we compiled the best figures available to come up with a total.

Here's what we came up with:

Total Donations for Haiti Earthquake Relief:

$4 billion: NGO's and charities. That includes $66 million raised by record-breaking Hope for Haiti Now telethon. 
$1.019 billion: U.S. tax dollars through USAID (as of April 9) 
$1.15 billion: U.S. tax dollars (for future redevelopment) 
$8.75 billion (for redevelopment from non-U.S. countries and world bodies) 
TOTAL: $14.9+ billion

(Not included is debt forgiveness which the US and other countries are offering Haiti)

Haiti's government has estimated losses from the quake to be approximately $8 billion. Economists and world bodies have estimated the cost of rebuilding at between $8 billion and $14 billion.

The $14.9 billion donated so far works out to nearly $10,000 for each of the estimated 1.5 million Haitians left homeless and displaced by the disaster. On average, workers there earn just $4 a day.
Much has been written about Haiti and what is widely perceived as massive reconstruction fraud involving Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton and the Clinton Foundation.  Bill Clinton managed to get himself appointed as the UN Representative for Aid to Haiti.  Putting a Clinton in charge of MONEY is never a good idea considering that they are proven thieves and shakedown artists of the worst sort and it doesn't get any worse or immoral than enriching yourself and your pals from a debilitating and massive human tragedy.  The UN is also notoriously corrupt.

To further complicate what appears to be graft and corruption, much of it was facilitated by Hillary Clinton who as Secretary of State controlled a lot of money (billions) earmarked for Haiti as well as who got the money and lucrative contracts.  Haiti didn't end up with much and despite nearly $15 billion being spent (on what nobody is really even sure), large percentages of that money appear to have been doled out to Clinton pals and Haiti remains a diseased cesspool without even a sewer system.  Yeah, it's what President Trump would call a shithole because, well, it is and not because there wasn't sufficient money to vastly improve Haiti.  However, the money got pissed away as political and Clinton Foundation favors.

Many journalist on the left have severely criticized the Clintons for their role in the Haiti mess.  Shadowproof, a liberal website, wrote in an article titled FOIA RECORDS REVEAL CLUES ABOUT CLINTON CORRUPTION IN HAITI:

Despite over $10 billion in disaster relief, Haiti largely remains just as worst off as it did before the earthquake. Part of the reason appears to be that funds that were supposed to be used to develop the country were siphoned off by corrupt political and business elites. Many of those elites are connected to Bill and Hillary Clinton, who have had a long and substantial impact on the country.

The FOIA documents reveal that a senior aide to then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton “gave special attention to those identified by the abbreviations “FOB” (friends of Bill Clinton) or “WJC VIPs” (William Jefferson Clinton VIPs). 

Friends of Bill indeed!  While the Shadowproof article expands on some of Bill's friends, an article by the National Review significantly exposes even more shady transactions and corrupt schemes by Bill, Hill and the Clinton Foundation.  Because there are so many of them, I posted the National Review article on a separate blog post and highlighted the worst of the reported corruption. That post is an integral component of this blog post so its worth a click.

How the Clinton Foundation Got Rich off Poor Haitians - How Bill and Hill Build Shitholes

The real tragedy is that Haitian relief amounted to $10,000 for each Hatian in a country where the average wage is $4 a day.  It would have been far more productive and moral just to give each Hatian $10,000.  They could have rebuilt their homes, start businesses and work together to build a better life.  Instead the money was siphoned off and landed in the pockets of the friends of Bill and Hill.

Back in 2013, I blogged about Haiti, its poverty and how the lack of secure property rights keeps poor countries poor and corrupt.  However, the actual history of Haiti is also worth knowing because you can't understand the tragedy that is Haiti without understand its tragic history.

US Foreign Policy and Freedom: Let's Talk Haiti

At the very least, the shadowy sleaze and theft of what really happened in Haiti should be investigated because it's an issue of corruption, specifically billions in US tax payer dollars being diverted to political friends and associates.  However, relief agencies are also profit centers who flock to disaster zones to make money.  It's never about helping the victims. A lot of Haitian relief money was pissed away on luxury housing, cars and disaster area pay (relief workers frequently earned double their salaries when deployed to disaster areas).  The relief and aid business is also pretty damn corrupt.  These folks aren't Mother Theresas! They seek creature comforts, great food and fat paychecks.

Finally, what did the Haitians actually end up with?  Just some luxury hotels and an industrial park that was paid for with US taxdollars but is now vacant (that story is documented in the National Review article). Meanwhile, the Haitians themselves are scooping up shit and raw sewage that is being dumped in lakes rivers which of course is an environmental disaster with severe health consequences

If you want to take about a shithole, the first thing that should enter your mind is Bill and Hillary Clinton.  They and their pals made a ton of money off of Haiti.

Until there is an investigation and audit of the $15 billion, there can be no justice for the Hatians.  It takes a dark and sordid soul to look at this depth of human suffering and feel nothing or see nothing but dollar signs.  Rich folks robbing desperately poor folks like this is as low as it gets.

How the Clinton Foundation Got Rich off Poor Haitians - How Bill and Hill Build Shitholes

There can be no question that Bill and Hillary Clinton are 2 of the most corrupt, venal, evil and thieving politicians in US political history. Their schemes and scams are legendary and well documented but this post focuses exclusively on Haiti, how the Clintons robbed Haiti and is a reprint of a National Review article, along with passages that I highlight.

How the Clinton Foundation Got Rich off Poor Haitians - It filtered money through Haiti and back to itself.

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following article is excerpted from Dinesh D’Souza’s new book, Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party.

In January 2015 a group of Haitians surrounded the New York offices of the Clinton Foundation. They chanted slogans, accusing Bill and Hillary Clinton of having robbed them of “billions of dollars.” Two months later, the Haitians were at it again, accusing the Clintons of duplicity, malfeasance, and theft. And in May 2015, they were back, this time outside New York’s Cipriani, where Bill Clinton received an award and collected a $500,000 check for his foundation. “Clinton, where’s the money?” the Haitian signs read. “In whose pockets?” Said Dhoud Andre of the Commission Against Dictatorship, “We are telling the world of the crimes that Bill and Hillary Clinton are responsible for in Haiti.”

Haitians like Andre may sound a bit strident, but he and the protesters had good reason to be disgruntled. They had suffered a heavy blow from Mother Nature, and now it appeared that they were being battered again — this time by the Clintons. Their story goes back to 2010, when a massive 7.0 earthquake devastated the island, killing more than 200,000 people, leveling 100,000 homes, and leaving 1.5 million people destitute.

The devastating effect of the earthquake on a very poor nation provoked worldwide concern and inspired an outpouring of aid money intended to rebuild Haiti. Countries around the world, as well as private and philanthropic groups such as the Red Cross and the Salvation Army, provided some $10.5 billion in aid, with $3.9 billion of it coming from the United States.

Haitians such as Andre, however, noticed that very little of this aid money actually got to poor people in Haiti. Some projects championed by the Clintons, such as the building of industrial parks and posh hotels, cost a great deal of money and offered scarce benefits to the truly needy. Port-au-Prince was supposed to be rebuilt; it was never rebuilt. Projects aimed at creating jobs proved to be bitter disappointments. Haitian unemployment remained high, largely undented by the funds that were supposed to pour into the country. Famine and illness continued to devastate the island nation.

The Haitians were initially sympathetic to the Clintons. One may say they believed in the message of “hope and change.” With his customary overstatement, Bill told the media, “Wouldn’t it be great if they become the first wireless nation in the world? They could, I’m telling you, they really could.”

I don’t blame the Haitians for falling for it; Bill is one of the world’s greatest story-tellers. He has fooled people far more sophisticated than the poor Haitians. Over time, however, the Haitians wised up. Whatever their initial expectations, many saw that much of the aid money seems never to have reached its destination; rather, it disappeared along the way.

Where did it go? It did not escape the attention of the Haitians that Bill Clinton was the designated UN representative for aid to Haiti. Following the earthquake, Bill Clinton had with media fanfare established the Haiti Reconstruction Fund. Meanwhile, his wife Hillary was the United States secretary of state. She was in charge of U.S. aid allocated to Haiti. Together the Clintons were the two most powerful people who controlled the flow of funds to Haiti from around the world.

The Haitian protesters noticed an interesting pattern involving the Clintons and the designation of how aid funds were used. They observed that a number of companies that received contracts in Haiti happened to be entities that made large donations to the Clinton Foundation. The Haitian contracts appeared less tailored to the needs of Haiti than to the needs of the companies that were performing the services. In sum, Haitian deals appeared to be a quid pro quo for filling the coffers of the Clintons.

For example, the Clinton Foundation selected Clayton Homes, a construction company owned by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway, to build temporary shelters in Haiti. Buffett is an active member of the Clinton Global Initiative who has donated generously to the Clintons as well as the Clinton Foundation. The contract was supposed to be given through the normal United Nations bidding process, with the deal going to the lowest bidder who met the project’s standards. UN officials said, however, that the contract was never competitively bid for.

Clayton offered to build “hurricane-proof trailers” but what they actually delivered turned out to be a disaster. The trailers were structurally unsafe, with high levels of formaldehyde and insulation coming out of the walls. There were problems with mold and fumes. The stifling heat inside made Haitians sick and many of them abandoned the trailers because they were ill-constructed and unusable.

My comment:  Shame on Warren Buffett for participating in stiffing the Hatians for fun and profit!

The Clintons also funneled $10 million in federal loans to a firm called InnoVida, headed by Clinton donor Claudio Osorio. Osorio had loaded its board with Clinton cronies, including longtime Clinton ally General Wesley Clark; Hillary’s 2008 finance director Jonathan Mantz; and Democratic fundraiser Chris Korge who has helped raise millions for the Clintons.

Normally the loan approval process takes months or even years. But in this case, a government official wrote, “Former President Bill Clinton is personally in contact with the company to organize its logistical and support needs. And as Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton has made available State Department resources to assist with logistical arrangements.”"

InnoVida had not even provided an independently audited financial report that is normally a requirement for such applications. This requirement, however, was waived. On the basis of the Clinton connection, InnoVida’s application was fast-tracked and approved in two weeks.

The company, however, defaulted on the loan and never built any houses. An investigation revealed that Osorio had diverted company funds to pay for his Miami Beach mansion, his Maserati, and his Colorado ski chalet. He pleaded guilty to wire fraud and money laundering in 2013, and is currently serving a twelve-year prison term on fraud charges related to the loan.

Several Clinton cronies showed up with Bill to a 2011 Housing Expo that cost more than $2 million to stage. Bill Clinton said it would be a model for the construction of thousands of homes in Haiti. In reality, no homes have been built. A few dozen model units were constructed but even they have not been sold. Rather, they are now abandoned and have been taken over by squatters.


USAID contracts to remove debris in Port-au-Prince went to a Washington-based company named CHF International. The company’s CEO David Weiss, a campaign contributor to Hillary in 2008, was deputy U.S. trade representative for North American Affairs during the Clinton administration. The corporate secretary of the board, Lauri Fitz-Pegado, served in a number of posts in the Clinton administration, including assistant secretary of commerce.The Clintons claim to have built schools in Haiti. But the New York Times discovered that when it comes to the Clintons, “built” is a term with a very loose interpretation. For example, the newspaper located a school featured in the Clinton Foundation annual report as “built through a Clinton Global Initiative Commitment to Action.” In reality, “The Clinton Foundation’s sole direct contribution to the school was a grant for an Earth Day celebration and tree-building activity.”

USAID contracts also went to consulting firms such as New York–based Dalberg Global Development Advisors, which received a $1.5 million contract to identify relocation sites for Haitians. This company is an active participant and financial supporter of the Clinton Global Initiative. A later review by USAID’s inspector general found that Dalberg did a terrible job, naming uninhabitable mountains with steep ravines as possible sites for Haitian rebuilding.

Foreign governments and foreign companies got Haitian deals in exchange for bankrolling the Clinton Foundation. The Clinton Foundation lists the Brazilian construction firm OAS and the InterAmerican Development Bank (IDB) as donors that have given it between $1 billion and $5 billion.

The IDB receives funding from the State Department, and some of this funding was diverted to OAS for Haitian road-building contracts. Yet an IDB auditor, Mariela Antiga, complained that the contracts were padded with “excessive costs” to build roads “no one needed.” Antiga also alleged that IDB funds were going to a construction project on private land owned by former Haitian president Rene Preval — a Clinton buddy — and several of his cronies. For her efforts to expose corruption, Antiga was promptly instructed by the IDB to pack her bags and leave Haiti.

In 2011, the Clinton Foundation brokered a deal with Digicel, a cell-phone-service provider seeking to gain access to the Haitian market. The Clintons arranged to have Digicel receive millions in U.S. taxpayer money to provide mobile phones. The USAID Food for Peace program, which the State Department administered through Hillary aide Cheryl Mills, distributed Digicel phones free to Haitians.

Digicel didn’t just make money off the U.S. taxpayer; it also made money off the Haitians. When Haitians used the phones, either to make calls or transfer money, they paid Digicel for the service. Haitians using Digicel’s phones also became automatically enrolled in Digicel’s mobile program. By 2012, Digicel had taken over three-quarters of the cell-phone market in Haiti.

O’Brien secured three speaking engagements in his native Ireland that paid $200,000 apiece. These engagements occurred right at the time that Digicel was making its deal with the U.S. State Department. O’Brien has also donated lavishly to the Clinton Foundation, giving between $1 million and $5 million sometime in 2010–2011.

Coincidentally the United States government paid Digicel $45 million to open a hotel in Port-au-Prince. Now perhaps it could be argued that Haitians could use a high-priced hotel to attract foreign investors and provide jobs for locals. Thus far, however, this particular hotel seems to employ only a few dozen locals, which hardly justifies the sizable investment that went into building it. Moreover, there are virtually no foreign investors; the rooms are mostly unoccupied; the ones that are taken seem mainly for the benefit of Digicel’s visiting teams.

In addition, the Clintons got their cronies to build Caracol Industrial Park, a 600-acre garment factory that was supposed to make clothes for export to the United States and create — according to Bill Clinton — 100,000 new jobs in Haiti. The project was funded by the U.S. government and cost hundreds of millions in taxpayer money, the largest single allocation of U.S. relief aid.

Yet Caracol has proven a massive failure. First, the industrial park was built on farmland and the farmers had to be moved off their property. Many of them feel they were pushed out and inadequately compensated. Some of them lost their livelihoods. Second, Caracol was supposed to include 25,000 homes for Haitian employees; in the end, the Government Accountability Office reports that only around 6,000 homes were built. Third, Caracol has created 5,000 jobs, less than 10 percent of the jobs promised. Fourth, Caracol is exporting very few products and most of the facility is abandoned. People stand outside every day looking for work, but there is no work to be had, as Haiti’s unemployment rate hovers around 40 percent.

The Clintons say Caracol can still be salvaged. But former Haitian prime minister Jean Bellerive says, “I believe the momentum to attract people there in a massive way is past. Today, it has failed.” Still, Bellerive’s standard of success may not be the same one used by the Clintons. After all, the companies that built Caracol with U.S. taxpayer money have done fine — even if poor Haitians have seen few of the benefits.

Then there is the strange and somehow predictable involvement of Hillary Clinton’s brother Hugh Rodham. Rodham put in an application for $22 million from the Clinton Foundation to build homes on ten thousand acres of land that he said a “guy in Haiti” had “donated” to him.

“I deal through the Clinton Foundation,” Rodham told the New York Times. “I hound my brother-in-law because it’s his fund that we’re going to get our money from.” Rodham said he expected to net $1 million personally on the deal. Unfortunately, his application didn’t go through.

Rodham had better luck, however, on a second Haitian deal. He mysteriously found himself on the advisory board of a U.S. mining company called VCS. This by itself is odd because Rodham’s resume lists no mining experience; rather, Rodham is a former private detective and prison guard.

The mining company, however, seems to have recognized Rodham’s value. They brought him on board in October 2013 to help secure a valuable gold mining permit in Haiti. Rodham was promised a “finder’s fee” if he could land the contract. Sure enough, he did. For the first time in 50 years, Haiti awarded two new gold mining permits and one of them went to the company that had hired Hillary’s brother.

The deal provoked outrage in the Haitian Senate. “Neither Bill Clinton nor the brother of Hillary Clinton are individuals who share the interest of the Haitian people,” said Haitian mining representative Samuel Nesner. “They are part of the elite class who are operating to exploit the Haitian people.”

Is this too harsh a verdict? I wouldn’t go so far as to say the Clintons don’t care about Haiti. Yet it seems clear that Haitian welfare is not their priority. Their priority is, well, themselves. The Clintons seem to believe in Haitian reconstruction and Haitian investment as long as these projects match their own private economic interests. They have steered the rebuilding of Haiti in a way that provides maximum benefit to themselves.

No wonder the Clintons refused to meet with the Haitian protesters. Each time the protesters showed up, the Clintons were nowhere to be seen. They have never directly addressed the Haitians’ claims. Strangely enough, they have never been required to do so. The progressive media scarcely covered the Haitian protest. Somehow the idea of Haitian black people calling out the Clintons as aid money thieves did not appeal to the grand pooh-bahs at CBS News, the New York Times, and NPR.

For most Democrats, the topic is both touchy and distasteful. It’s one thing to rob from the rich but quite another to rob from the poorest of the poor. Some of the Democratic primary support for Bernie Sanders was undoubtedly due to Democrats’ distaste over the financial shenanigans of the Clintons. Probably these Democrats considered the Clintons to be unduly grasping and opportunistic, an embarrassment to the great traditions of the Democratic party.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Net Neutrality was a backdoor government takeover of the Internet & needed to be stopped

The left is hysterical over Trump's Federal Communications Commission (FCC) revoking Obama era Net Neutrality.  The situation is so nasty that FCC Chairman Agit Pai has received death threats, here, and his family has been harassed by liberal goons and thugs, a very troubling event that has required beefed up security for Pai and his family.

If we look at the heart of the Net Neutrality issue, it's kind of like Obamacare - force other people to pay for products or services that leftists and socialists demand or think you should have.

In the case of Net Neutrality, the central component of the issue evolves around a government intervention to lay the foundation for an eventual takeover of the Internet by the government.  Although just about everybody uses the Internet, some folks are notorious bandwidth hogs who stream a ton of video and music.  Personally, I only use the Internet for email and social media and don't stream music or video so when it comes to my bandwidth usage, it's quite light.  The telecom companies wanted to charge folks according to bandwidth usage and the left went berserk.  They demanded that Internet usage be socialized and that everybody pay the same regardless of how much bandwidth they use which effectively translates to a financial subsidy to heavy bandwidth users by low bandwidth users.

To further complicate the issue, the Net Neutrality advocates oppose the telecom companies having any power whatsoever on the issues involving their products and services, and demand that the Internet be classified as a government regulated public utility that anti liberty, anti 2nd Amendment folks would control.

The heart of the Internet's ability to function is bandwidth.  Without lots of bandwidth, there is no Internet.  Bandwidth is expensive to produce and the telecom companies invest a ton of money into constantly upgrading bandwidth capacity because the motives of the telecom companies are keeping customers happy and earning profits.  Of course, the left has the highest level of disdain for the word PROFIT and if they had their way the Internet would be nationalized as a non-profit government run entity.  LOL, if you think that the Internet is expensive now, just imagine how much more expensive it would be if the government ran it.   Government destroyed healthcare and to the point where hardly anybody can afford it.

There are indeed other important issues like the 1st Amendment.  If telecom companies are denied the right to earn a profit, they will have ZERO motivation to invest in bandwidth.  What happens?  There will be a bandwidth shortage.  What happens next?  The government will step in and decide who gets bandwidth and who doesn't.  This effectively translates to government censorship of the entire Internet.   This is the goal of the left and technology-information Nazis.  The totalitarian dream of government control freaks and their bureaucrats is total control over the flow of all information.

By denying the telecom companies profits as well as stifling entrepreneurial incentives, the left seeks to utterly destroy the free and open flow of information.

FCC Chairman Pai believes, as does President Trump and sane folks who understand the issue, that a free and open Internet is in the best interest of liberty, the free flow of all information (not just government approved information) and technological advances.  With the Internet the free flow of information has radically transformed the flow of information and for the better.  Folks now have more information at their fingertips than at any other time in human history.  This indeeds spells trouble for control freaks and government. 

I'm in no way implying that the telecom companies are saints or even moral.  In fact, many of them support Net Neutrality as a means to solidify their own aspirations for monopoly.  The Internet needs more openness and competition; otherwise it will incur the fate of mainstream media and its propaganda apparatus.

It's freedom itself that keeps freedom alive.  Any efforts to destroy Internet freedom would be disastrous and Net Neutrality was a blue print to destroy freedom.  Folks who believe that government can guarantee freedom are indeed delusional and maybe even psychotic.  Government is the most anti-liberty institution on the planet and it only exists to tax, plunder and eradicate freedom.

Don't like the telecom companies?  C. S. Lewis summed up the situation best and before there was even an Internet.

While free markets tend to mitigate the raw and absolute powers of the robber barons through competition, the robber barons are still preferable to anything that the government ever does.  Don't believe it?  Just checkout the cost of government controlled healthcare vs. what free market healthcare used to cost.  Healthcare was once affordable and relatively cheap until the government stuck its nose in it and ruined an entire industry.

With the issue of information, technology and the free exchange of information without government censorship, the stakes are indeed quite high.

The demise of Net Neutrality is a giant step for mankind and another reason why I'm glad that Trump defeated Clinton.

Let the telecom companies invest in products, services and technology and let the markets work it out.  Why?  Because it WORKS and makes consumers happy.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Final thoughts on Judge Roy Moore - victim, villain or just a guy who lost an election?

Nothing defines the great political divide in America like the defeat of Republican Judge Roy Moore by Democrat Doug Jones for an Alabama senate seat long held by Republican Jeff Session who resigned his senate seat to become Trump's Attorney General.  It was practically a replay of the Trump-Clinton election with emotions running high on all sides but with a Democrat victory instead of a Republican victory. Alabama is a very red state where Trump squashed Clinton 62-34.  For this reason, Moore was expected to win.  While the upset Jones victory stunned some Republicans and other Republicans actually hated Moore so badly that they wanted Jones to defeat Moore, this election, like nearly all elections, has some vitally important lessons.

Before getting into why I believe that Moore lost, I want to disclose that I supported Moore.  As someone who is generally distrustful of the religious right, its motives and its operatives, I supported Moore because I believed that he was highly likely to vote similar to Sen. Rand Paul who votes as a constitutionalist.

Last night was a huge victory for gun control, open borders, the neocons, the globalists, the Deep State, socialism, statism, the TPP, the Paris Climate Accord, more taxes, the UN, global governance, and loading up America with welfare dependent 3rd world immigrants. It was also a huge victory for those who despise US sovereignty and the constitution.

Liberty lost on the evening of December 12, 2017; tyranny won. Yeah, the totalitarian thug left and its vile media had a huge victory, a victory that holds the potential to carry over into midterms and all future elections.

The Senate will now be 51 R's and 49 D's, well 47 D's and the 2 independents who caucus with the Dems.  Republican control of the Senate hangs by a thread.

Welcome to cultural Nazism, American style, where the saints are Harvey Weinstein, Bill Clinton, Matt Lauer, Charlie Rose, those who protect them and many other Democrat sexual predators. They were redeemed. The only sexual predators in America are now conservatives who had consensual sex with an underage girl 40 years ago. Every media headline is calling Roy Moore a pedophile and a pervert; everybody believes the admitted liar Gloria Allred and well, everybody is finally happy!

Throughout this entire fiasco, I never saw one piece of credible evidence evidence against Moore, a man who was destroyed by sleazy accusers, lies, false accusations and innuendo for consensual sex that allegedly happened 40 years ago. While it was not uncommon for older men to have consensual sex with teenage girls 40 years ago anymore than it is today, the suggestion that Moore is a pedophile and child rapist is insane.

Moving on, there were indeed issues with Moore. Exit polls disclosed that Moore performed poorly with women and young voters.

Moore is deeply affiliated with the religious right, its agenda and to the point where he has been accused of being a Biblical literalist.  He became famous when, as Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, he refused to remove a marble monument of the 10 Commandments from the Alabama Judicial Building pursuant to a federal court order.  Moore was removed from his position of Chief Justice in 2003 by the Alabama Court of the Judiciary.  He was reelected Chief Justice again in 2013 but was suspended from that position 2016 when he ordered Alabama judges to enforce its ban on same sex marriages after the US Supreme Court unconstitutionally decreed that same sex marriages were legal, constitutional and must be performed throughout every state.

America is a Republic and federal powers are specifically enumerated in Article 1 of the constitution; those powers do not confer upon the federal government or the federal judiciary the right legislate marriages and who can and cannot be married.  This is clearly a state right or was until SCOTUS intervened.

Moore is a religiously motivated vocal opponent of homosexuality and gay marriage.  The argument can certainly be made that Moore is a principled man whose positions on the issues of the 10 Commandments and gay marriage are indeed constitutional and that the founding fathers never intended for the federal government to butt its nose into these issues.

However, what has changed is American culture and most Americans could care less who marries whom simply because moral opposition to gay marriage based on religious views is hardly even an issue these days.  Moreover, nobody really cares about the 10 Commandments so banning them from public property offends very few anymore except those who adhere to Christian theology as their ultimate guide for morality.

Morally, Americans tend to be more Libertarian on the social issues and embrace a 'Live and Let Live' attitude.  The so-called culture wars were largely spawned by the intolerant left who so hate religious folks and all symbols of Judeo Christian culture that they have waged battles in the courts for decades to eradicate Christian culture and morals.

Libertarians tend to accurately argue that the gay marriage issue is the direct result of government intervention into the marriage.  Prior to government controlling who could marry and who couldn't, marriage was essentially a private religious ceremony.  If two people want to unite into a legally defined union complete with an enforceable contract, it certainly should be their right under contract law.  Religious people should not have the right to decide who can and cannot contract for a domestic relationship.  The entire marriage issue had been legally engineered either to piss off some folks and/or to please other folks, busybodies who like telling folks how they should live their lives.

However, the gay marriage issue is more complicated than a a marriage certificate. Some folks want to ban gays from adopting children and some religious folks have even gone so far as to attack the parental rights of gay parents.   Yes, gay folks do reproduce and have children.  As a judge, Moore once ruled that a lesbian mother could only see her child in the presence of supervision.  More seems to strongly oppose the rights of gays to even raise their own children because of his religious belief that homosexuality is wrong.

The issue of abortion is another hot button social issue in America, although it has been relatively quiet in recent years.  Still, a not insignificant percentage of the Republican base is strongly prolife, believe that human life begins at the precise moment of conception and absolutely condemn abortion as a murder of a human being.  Some have even gone so far as to advocate that women who had abortions should be arrested, criminally prosecuted for murder and executed.

With regard to human life in the womb, science divides it into 4 categories, a zygote (freshly fertilized egg), a blastocyst (egg growing into an embryo), and an embryo that grows into a fetus, an unbirthed human being.  Many on the religious right view a zygote as a human being, although science disagrees while acknowledging that a zgyote, blastocyst and embryo are indeed potential human beings.

Clearly, how a person defines unborn human life affects their views on the issue.  The prolifers started a movement a few years ago to get the issue on a voter referendum, that issue being a law to define human life as beginning at the precise moment of conception. The southeast US is the most religious part of America.  Mississippi was deemed to be the most prolife state in America and the launching point for the 'life begins at the precise moment of conception' movement that was expected to spawn a multi-state movement.  Clearly, the goal was to use state law to overturn Roe v. Wade by re-defining the definition of human life and when it begins.  Call it crazy, call it clever or call it a moral imperative. These amendments were drafted as Personhood amendment, meaning that a freshly fertilized egg is legally defined as a person.

In Mississippi, one of the most pro-life if not the most pro-life states in America, the folks voted and the Personhood amendment went down 58% to 42%.  It was a whopper of a defeat for the Personhood movement that pretty much died with the Mississippi vote.

Judge Moore was not only a vigorous advocate for the Personhood movement, he even went so far as to define his position on the issue and not with the typical op-ed but with a legal opinion as judge.  The case involved prosecuting pregnant woman who used drugs.  Moore wrote:

Because a human life with a full genetic endowment comes into existence at the moment of conception, the self-evident truth that “all men are created equal and are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights” encompasses the moment of conception. Legal recognition of the unborn as members of the human family derives ultimately from the laws of nature and of nature’s God, Who created human life in His image and protected it with the commandment: “Thou shalt not kill.” Therefore, the interpretation of the word “child” in Alabama’s chemical-endangerment statute, § 26-15- 3.2, Ala. Code 1975, to include all human beings from the moment of conception is fully consistent with these first principles regarding life and law. 
Let's get back to the mostly young female vote in Alabama that clobbered Moore in the election.  While many women in Alabama are indeed prolife and would hesitate to have an abortion, they still don't want to criminalize abortion or restrict it.  They based such views on "I haven't lived her life, walked in her shoes so it's up to God to judge her and not me".   That's an opinion that is strongly held in Bible Belt states as well as every other state.   Furthermore, such views are indeed influenced by the belief that women do not want abortions to be driven back into filthy backrooms where women died from infections and abortions performed by folks with little to no medical training.  Like it or not, abortion isn't going away, it's either going to be legal and safe or illegal and deadly.

Besides Moore's culturally unpopular positions on abortion and gay marriage, Moore has stumbled on other big issues, notably civil rights and slavery issues.  While on the campaign trail, Moore was asked by a voter, presumably motivated by Trump's 'Make America Great Again' slogan, when he thought that America was last great.  Astoundingly, Moore replied  "I think it was great at the time when families were united. Even though we had slavery, they cared for one another. ... Our families were strong, our country had a direction."  That is definitely not the kind of talk that wins hearts, minds and elections, especially in the south where the struggle to overcome scourge of the slavery era is ongoing, extremely sensitive and focused on redemption for past sins.

Overall, Moore was a flawed candidate who was driven by his personal religious beliefs and he also made a morally shabby attempt to somehow justify human slavery as an institution that kept families together. 

Finally, his defeat is more easily understood when viewed through the prism of the contentious social issues, theocracy, Christian fundamentalism and racial opinions that are cringe worthy.  What is not understood is how a smart guy like Steve Bannon got behind Moore.  How could Bannon NOT know that highly controversial issues and views would surface? 

More information on Moore is contained in the following links:"Personhood"_Amendment_(2015)

Friday, November 10, 2017

A 12 Step Program for Less Tyranny & a Roadmap for a MORE Accountable and Transparent Government

To say that America is a political mess would be a gross understatement.  We are a bankrupt evil empire that is well on the road to becoming just another impoverished and bankrupt banana boat republic.  Spending and debt are out of control.  America's problems are the direct result the concentration of power and wealth in Washington, DC (District of Crime).  It's a place where those elected by We the People are corrupt to the core and where big money, lobbyists, the military industrial complex, corporatists, fascists, special interests and banksters rule.  In truth, elections in America are a fraud perpetrated upon We the People because our votes are meaningless in that they consistently fail to ever change a damn thing.  I seek to explore reasons why the system is so corrupt and how to transform it by making it more accountable and transparent.

If America is to avoid a fate that will destroy us, we must CHANGE.  In fact we need catastrophic changes to change how government operates and we need a defined plan on what must happen.  These are just a few suggestions to jump start a political reformation.

1.  FIRE CONGRESS  Most are corrupt and maybe a handful are worth keeping (Rand Paul, Justin Amash, Thomas Massey, Tulsi Gabbard and maybe a few others).  Just firing congress en mass would constitute an extraordinary display of We the People power telling those rat bastards that We the People are in charge.  YOU'RE FIRED sends a huge message bomb to the pompous and arrogant.

2. GET BIG DIRTY SPECIAL INTEREST MONEY OUT OF ELECTIONS We the People are screwed because the elites who control the RNC and DNC machines also control all the big political money.  Precisely because the rich elites control the political money, they also buy control of government.  That nullifies We the People democracy and makes elections a total sham.  Furthermore I endorse outlawing all PAC's as well as the ability of the RNC, DNC and state parties to raise money.  All political money must be raised by the candidate only and must come from INDIVIDUALS.  Moreover, all political contributions must be reported in real time on the candidates website for the voters to view.  Under the current maze of campaign finance laws, there is no transparency and it's difficult for voters to find out who is funding candidates.

It's totally insane for the rich and powerful to control our elections and government.  That makes We the people their slaves.

3. SELECT COMMITTEE CHAIRS BY LOTTERY & LIMIT TENURE  Nowhere is it written in the Constitution that committees will be chaired by long term establishment R's and D's, typically the geezer brigade with significant congressional longevity, but that's how it works and the system is rigged against the younger with ideas of reform . Longterm tenure on committee results in cronyism and corruption.  Many newly elected Congress Critters are quickly disallusioned when they get to DC and learn how the system really operates; they are literally powerless.

Selecting Committee chairs by a lottery and limiting tenure to 2 years would go a long way toward equalizing the power of every member of Congress and limit the corruption of longevity which perpetuates collusion and cronyism.  Moreover, giving Congress Critters a much broader legislative experience will enhance their knowledge on many various issues.  Finally, it would also make it harder for special interests and lobbyists to buy them.

4. TERM LIMITS Term limits are an important issue that should be considered.  Our founders envisioned a citizen legislative body and not a permanent political class that sells itself to the highest special interest bidder.  Also, the longer they stay, the more expensive they become as they accrue lifetime taxpayer funded pensions and healthcare benefits.  Of course we can debate what those limits should be but I'm thinking 12 years max - 2 terms for senators and 6 terms for representatives.

5. THE CALENDARS OF ALL CONGRESS CRITTERS AND EVEN DEPARTMENT HEADS MUST BE PUT ON THE INTERNET AND MADE AVAILABLE TO VOTERS.  Few voters even understand that elected officials and department heads spend a ton of time with special interests, lobbyists, banksters etc.  We have an absolute right to know what they are doing and with whom.  This is the definition of TRANSPARENCY.  Right now there is a total lack of transparency.   A voter is unlikely to get an audience with his Congress Critter but some special interest with a fat check is always welcome.  This needs to STOP!

6.  ABOLISH THE VOICE VOTE Congress Critters hate recorded votes and love voice votes because it abolishes transparency and accountability.  Citizens have a right to know how they vote and legislators should NOT be allowed to run and hide behind a voice vote.  Make them take a stand on an issue by forcing them to vote.

THE ABOVE ARE STRUCTURAL REFORMS THAT HOLD THE POTENTIAL TO VASTLY IMPROVE the ACCOUNTABILITY AND TRANSPARENCY OF CONGRESS.  If anything, politicians have nothing but fear and dread when it comes to accountability and transparency.  For this reason, they don't want any of the above changes. This is precisely why We the People need to just fire them and and replace them with folks who will promise to implement such changes.  We also need to restore We the People to the primary process.

If primaries are supposed to be a We the People initiative to nominate candidates then why do the RNC and DNC control the process with an anti We the People system of delegates and super delegates?  This of course leads me to the next step.

7. ABOLISH THE RNC AND DNC SYSTEM OF DELEGATES AND SUPER DELEGATES.  It's totally whacked out insane crazy that the same politicians in the existing corrupt system also hold the absolute power to nominate candidates.  This is a royal bitch slap to We the People.  The only delegates at RNC and DNC conventions should be We the People selected delegates and certainly not corrupt party hacks, politicians and congress critters.

8.  WE THE PEOPLE NEED AN ORGANIZATION TO RAISE CANDIDATES WHO WILL COMMIT TO THE ABOVE REFORMS.   Whether you are a Republican, Democrat, liberal, Libertarian, conservative or independent voter, I can't see where any of the aforementioned reforms would be offensive to anybody.  Voters and activists on the left and right are always complaining about how We the People are always getting stiffed in a system stacked against us by big money and corporate interests.

If we can get some much needed sunlight injected into the political system, namely accountability and transparency, then We the People will have an opportunity to work on other issues like:

9. GET FEDZILLA OUT OF THE MARIJUANA ISSUE & ABOLISH ALL FEDERAL MARIJUANA LAWS AND REGULATIONS.   Way too many folks are rotting in prison for pot arrests and the issue should be a state issue and not a federal issue.

10. THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM IS A NIGHTMARE AND MUST BE REFORMED WITH A SYSTEM BASED ON NO VICTIM, NO CRIME.  While a lot of folks are rotting in jail for victimless crimes and most of these prosecutions are violations of state laws, a rewrite of federal criminal statues based on NO VICTIM, NO CRIME would go a long way in setting an example for the states where reform is desperately needed.

11. A FEDERAL BALANCED BUDGET AMENDMENT  I doubt that most Americans are even aware that America is a walking default and a bankrupt nation.  They are truly clueless about how horrific the consequences will be if the government doesn't stop its march to financial collapse and ruin.  When it comes to reigning in spending we must start with abolishing corporate welfare and, my favorite, KILLING THE MILITARY INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX.

12.  KILL THE MILITARY INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX  I've saved the best for last. America stands no chance of survival unless the MIC is KILLED and forever banished.  We aren't funding legitimate national defense, we are funding an empire of waste, fraud, militarism gone mad, resource theft for corporations and we are murdering foreigners for defense contractor profits.  There is ZERO moral justification for America's insane neocon foreign policy which has nothing whatsoever to do with national defense.

Well, this is just a highly abbreviated short list on what We the People need to do just to jumpstart reform.  It won't be easy but it's definitely doable because We the People proved one thing in November, 2016.  We have ballot box power and while Trump's victory was a start, he has learned that he doesn't have the power to change much of anything.  Still, defeating a bankster owned, hideously corrupt corporatist establishment candidate like Hillary Clinton  did in fact shock the elites, the Deep State and its smug operatives. Enough is enough said We the People.

Going forward, the most important reform to rollback government power and keep it in check is to figure out a way to restore sound money and abolish the Federal Reserve along with its thieving system to make the rich richer, the poor poorer and wiping out the middle class.  The Fed literally exists to grow government power and to transfer wealth from the poor and middle class to the rich.  Crushing We the People is the goal of the Fed and it's succeeding spectacularly.

Meanwhile, I absolutely do welcome other thoughts and suggestions on what We the People can do to take back our government from the MIC, banksters, crony capitalists, socialists, Deep State and other operatives who have nothing but contempt for We the People.


Saturday, October 7, 2017

The Evil that is Saudi Arabia

Social media is censoring and Facebook is bannng the posting of this incredibly accurate and informative link - it's extraordinary because it's an interview with a Muslim journalist, Mnar Muhawesh of Mint Press, and former CIA Agent John Kiriakou. It's a fascinating discussion on how Saudi Arabia and it's firebrand of Sunni Islam breeds global terrorism and violence.

Former CIA Agent John Kiriakou Takes Us Inside The Saudi Terror Factory


What is especially horrifying is that the US has been in bed with the psycho House of Saud ever since Roosevelt was president and YES, oil is the reason.  It's a relationship born in hell that eventually expanded to create and control the petro-dollar. 

For more on the petro-dollar, see:

Petro Dollar = ISIS Dollar, Saudi Arabia, Sunni Salafist Wahhabism and US Foreign Policy - Connect the Dots


Monday, June 26, 2017

Saudi Arabia and Sunni Wahhabism are Islamist Terrorists and NOT Iran, Shiite Islam, Shiites and Iranians

The US goverment, the Bush Administration, the Obama Administration, the Trump Administration, the State Department, US intelligence agencies, the US military establishment and the US media have all declared Iran a terrorist nation and many believe that Iran must be destroyed or bombed, attacked, invaded, droned or occupied. These are indeed serious charges but what about proof? If we start with all Islamist terror attacks commited against the US and the West, it is not only clearly evident that every terror attack was commited by Sunni Islam and NOT Shiite Islam then the case against Shiite Iran immediates falls apart. In fact, every terror attack against the US was an act of Sunni Islam.

08/7/1998 2 US embassies, one in Nairobi, Kenya and one in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania were attacked by Al Qaeda Sunni Islamists with truck bombs; 224 died and over 4,000 were injured. 
02/23/1993 First attack on World Trade Center, 6 dead, 1,042 injured The 7 perps were: Ramzi Yousef, Mahmud Abouhalima, Mohammad Salameh, Nidal A. Ayyad, Abdul Rahman Yasin, and Ahmed Ajaj (Pakistan), Eyad Ismoil. . They were all Sunni Muslims and none were Shiites or from Iran.  More information on the 1993 WTC bombing is here and here,

10/12/2000 Attack on the USS Cole in the Aden, Yemen Harbor, 17 Americans killed, 39 injured.  A small boat loaded with explosives and 2 suicide bombers plowed into the USS Cole and the Sunni Islamist terror group, Al Qaeda, was responsible. More on the USS Cole attack is here
09/01/2001 The World Trade Centers Towers are brought down, along with other nearby buildings.  4 commercial jets were hijacked, American Airlines Flight 11 and United Airlines Flight 175  crashed into the WTC Towers killing  2,753 that included 343 FDNY firefighters, 23 NYPD police officers and 37 Port Authority Officers. American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into the Pentagon killing 184 and United Airlines Flight 93 crashed into a field in Shanksville, PA killing 40.  A total of 2,977 people died at the hands of Muslims just practicing their religion.  
Of the 19 911 Muslim terrorists, 15 were Saudi Nationals, 2 were from the UAE, one was from Egypt and one was from Lebanon.   
07/04/2002 Hesham Mohamed Hadayet opened fired at the LA Airport killing 2, and injuring 4.
06/01/2009  Addulhakim Muhajid Muhammad murdered a soldier at a Little Rock, AR recruiting center. 
11/05/2009  Nidal Hasan murdered 13 and injured 33 at Ft. Hood, TX  
04/15/2015 Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev and Tamerlan Tsarnaev murdered 3 at the Boston Marathon by setting off pressure cooker bombs.  Hundreds were injured and several lost their limbs. 
07/16/2015  Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez open fired at 2 military installations in Chattaanooga, TN killing 6 and injuring 2.  
12/02/2015  Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik open fired at a Christmas Party in San Bernardino, CA for Department of Public Health Workers killing 14 and injuring 22. Farook and Malik has recently returned from Saudi Arabia. 
06/12/2016  Omar Mateen murdered 49 and injured 53 at a gay bar in Orlando, FL.  
01/06/2017  Esteban Santiago (Aashiq Hammad) opened fired at the Ft. Lauderdale Airport killing 5 and injuring 6.  Santiago was a Muslim convert.

All of the above terror attacks against the US have one common denominator - the attackers were all Sunni Muslims and NONE were Shiite Muslims, Iranians or from Iran. Neither Iran nor Iranians nor Shiite Muslims are responsible for any terror attacks against the US, the West and other nations that have experienced Islamist terror. The numerous terror attacks in Europe are the deeds of Sunni Muslims who got radicalized at a Wahhabist funded mosque.

Iran is NOT a terrorist nation and 100% of global Islamist terrorism emanates from Saudi Arabia, the kingpin of Islamist terror and Sunni Salafist Wahhabism. Yet, the US media and the US government has managed to terrify American into believing that Iran is a terrorist nation and there isn't one piece of documented evidence to support to support this.

Iran is not an Arab nation - Iranians view themselves as Persian and they are an Indo-European people with a rich history steeped in a glorious culture and significant achievements. With 90-95% of the Iranian people being Shi'a, the Islamic split between Sunni and Shiites is largely a cultural phenomena from the Arab military conquest of Persia. Even today, the Persians despise the Arabs and consider them savages. Of all the nations in the Middle East region, it was Iran that was advancing, modernizing and secular. Yet, the US foreign policy establishment decided to destroy Iran and for no sane or justifiable reason and certainly not for reasons of US national security. Iran has never posed a threat to the US or US national security.

While media demonization of Iran is routine, on occasion somebody actually gets it right about Iran and flatout speaks the truth.

Why Is Iran Our Enemy?
 Demonization of Iran runs wide and deep in our mainstream politics. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump tell us that Iran is the world’s chief sponsor of terrorism, aimed at taking over the whole Middle East, if not the world (this echoes the State Department, which in its recently released annual report calls Iran the world’s greatest state sponsor of terrorism). Both have declared themselves ready and eager to “strike” and “obliterate” Iran. Republican Senator Ted Cruz says flatly that Iran intends to launch a nuclear attack against the United States. Mike Huckabee and Benjamin Netanyahu, who must be considered an American as well as an Israeli politician, say that Iran is preparing the ovens for another holocaust of the Jews. In 2013, when there was no evidence that Iran was building a nuclear bomb, Vice President Joe Biden announced that—just in case—“all options, including military force, are on the table.” Following their leaders, most Americans have strongly negative opinions of Iran.

As one who is active on social media, I can categorically state that even among seemingly sane Republicans (damn few) Libertarians and even Paulites that the vitriol against Iran appears endemic despite the fact that all those Iran haters fail to offer up any legitimate and true facts relative to the 'alleged crimes' of Iran; nor can they even explain why Iran even poses a threat to the national security of the United States.

The root of US displeasure with Iran dates back to the CIA's 1953 coup against secular Iran's democratically elected leader, Mohammed Mosaddeq. The CIA installed a US puppet, the dreaded Shah, and displeasure with him came to a head in 1979 when the Iranians ousted the Shah, consented to the Islamic Revolution and theocratic rule by the ayatollahs and mullahs. Believing religious fundamentalist rule would be less oppressive than that of the US supported Shah, the Iranian people made a big gamble and lost but they were in a tough spot because of US interventions.

However, the legend that the Iranian people actually wanted theocratic rule is a point in history that has been disputed and recently declassified CIA documents tend to support this theory. In June of 2016, The Guardian reported that it was actually the Carter Administration that facilitated the return of the exiled Ayatollah Khomeini, a theocratic madman who turned out to be a mass murderer. While it has been estimated that tens of thousands of Iranians were murdered or executed by the Khomeini Islamist regime, it has also been estimated that tens of thousands were killed by the CIA's Shah regime and some of those estimate death toll estimates are as high as 60,000.

This is not an unusual situation in a Muslim nation where battles between the secularists and theocrats are real. .

Below are photos take at the University of Tehran in the early 1970's - happy western looking young folks.

Fast forward to women in Iran todays, courtesy of the US and CIA.

Not only is it true that US foreign policy played a key rule in churning Iran from secular westernized nation into a total hellhole of an Islamic state, one is left pondering the sanity of the US foreign policy establishment.

US had extensive contact with Ayatollah Khomeini before Iran revolution

Documents seen by BBC suggest Carter administration paved way for Khomeini to return to Iran by holding the army back from launching a military coup

Iranian leaders have reacted with fury to reports that newly declassified US diplomatic cables revealed extensive contacts between Ayatollah Khomeini and the Carter administration just weeks ahead of Iran’s Islamic revolution. It was previously known that Ruhollah Khomeini, the charismatic leader of the Iranian revolution, had exchanged some messages with the US through an intermediary while living in exile in Paris. But new documents seen by the BBC’s Persian service show he went to a great lengths to ensure the Americans would not jeopardise his plans to return to Iran – and even personally wrote to US officials. The BBC’s reporting suggests that the Carter administration took heed of Khomeini’s pledges, and in effect paved the way for his return by holding the Iranian army back from launching a military coup.

Foreign interventions and meddling by our foreign policy establishment are not only horrifying and deadly but America is so profoundly arrogant that it never learns from its mistakes and disasters. America just keeps on doing the same dumb and deadly things over and over and over. There is never any remorse or regret. In fact, it's almost as if America murders for defense contractor profits. To be sure, CIA meddling in its never ending regime change games are specifically done to serve the interests of US corporations and control of natural resources. Yes, it's hideous, immoral and barbaric when unspeakable human misery, death and destruction rain down upon peoples and nations who never wronged us in any way or who ever posed a threat to US national security.

If the idiot US government actually cared about Islamist terrorism, it has no further to look than the Wahhabists in Saudi Arabia; it's been documented that the Saudis and Sunni allies in the UAE, Qatar, Bahrain and a few other Sunni nations have massively bankrolled the spread of Wahhabism globally. It's as disease that has infected Sunni funded mosques in western nations as well as mosques all over the world.

How Saudi Wahhabism Is the Fountainhead of Islamist Terrorism

Exact numbers are not known, but it is thought that more than $100 billion have been spent on exporting fanatical Wahhabism to various much poorer Muslim nations worldwide over the past three decades. It might well be twice that number. By comparison, the Soviets spent about $7 billion spreading communism worldwide in the 70 years from 1921 and 1991. This appears to be a monumental campaign to bulldoze the more moderate strains of Islam, and replace them with the theo-fascist Saudi variety. Despite being well aware of the issue, Western powers continue to coddle the Saudis or, at most, protest meekly from time to time.

Meanwhile, America's neocons sing the praises of Saudi Arabia and Wahhabists. It's almost as if there is a master plan to Wahhabize the planet under the banner of Islam. Few in America's political class have the testicular fortitude to even speak the truth. The US media just follows the talking points of the neocons. Dumbed down Americans just sing the BOMB, BOMB, BOMB Iran tune memorialized by uber psychopath John McCain.

When it comes to US foreign policy, some things are just a universal truth.

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