Hillary Clinton, why the hell are we still talking about her? She lost! She has no power! Well, at least that’s what we thought, truth be told, Australia has been in the pocket of Clinton for a very long time, here’s the facts…
Foreign Minister Julie Bishop once said it will be a cause for celebration for women around the world if Hillary Clinton becomes America’s first female president.
“Of course if Hillary Clinton is elected president she will be the first woman to hold this significant global position and that would be a cause for celebration for women around the world,” she told reporters.
Opposition Leader Bill Shorten said it was in Australia’s foreign policy interests for Ms Clinton to be elected, but Labor would work with whoever is elected.
So why are these and many more politicians so supportive of Hillary, well it all stems from the Clinton Foundation. Australia officially donated 10 years of taxpayer-funded contributions worth more than $88 million. Yes you read that correctly, your hard earnt money was taken from your pocket and put into her’s and in this article we’ll discuss why it’s worse than what you think…
The Clinton Foundation has a very shady past. It was once described as “a slush fund”, and is in fact still at the centre of an FBI investigation and was revealed to have spent more than $50 million on travel! A slush fund is described as a reserve of money used for illicit purposes, especially political bribery.
Now we are going to break it down for you, so below is listed according to the DailyMail some of the most controversial donations to the Clinton Foundation…enjoy;
Foreign donors made up one third of all donors giving more than $1million and made up more than half of donors who gave $5million or more. They include:
- Kuwait $1million to $5million
- Qatar $1million to $5million
- Oman $1million to $5million
- Kingdom of Saudi Arabia $10million to $25million
- Among the scores of individual donors who have had questionable ties to the Clintons:
- Denise Rich (ex-wife of convicted felon Marc Rich pardoned by Clinton) $250,000 to $500,000
- Issam Fares (former deputy prime minister of Lebanon and supporter of Hezbollah and of President Bashar Assad in Syria) $1million to $5million
- Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan (former president of the United Arab Emirates; his family set up center that became a haven for terrorist sympathizers, and Holocaust deniers) $1million to $5million
- Frank Giustra (Radcliffe Foundation, who had Clinton’s help in setting of a uranium deal with Kazakhstan’s president) $10million to $25million (and maybe $100million more)
- Vinod Gupta (Gave Chelsea Clinton a six-figure consulting job, convicted of insider trading) $250,000 to $500,000
More than $165 billion worth of arms sales were approved by the State Department to 20 nations whose governments gave money to the Clinton Foundation, data shows. The counties buying weapons from the US were the same countries previously condemned for human rights abuses. They included Algeria, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.
Not corrupt enough? What about the scandal surrounding their Haiti donations…
Yes, the Clintons who promised to raise funds for Haitians through the foundation, instead used the funds to build “posh hotels”, and failed infrastructure projects THAT WERE BUILT BY COMPANIES WHO HAD DONATED TO THE FOUNDATION PREVIOUSLY…this isn’t a lie…
But despite all this, why is it that Australia is one of the largest donors to this despicable excuse of a foundation?
The Australian once reported that Australia was “the single biggest foreign government source of funds for the Clinton Foundation”
“It’s not clear why Canberra had to go through an American foundation to deliver aid to Asian countries (including Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and Vietnam). There is now every chance the payments will become embroiled in presidential politics.”
Presidential politics…yes in fact according to publicly disclosed information a sum of $1 billion was used for Hillary’s second failed presidential run. How does that make you feel? Knowing our government is using your money to fund Hillary’s campaign, where was the media uproar?
Still not upset, don’t you find it funny that Julia Gillard became chairman (of the Clinton-affiliated Global Partnership for Education) in 2014? One year after being defeated in a leadership ballot by Kevin Rudd…
And one politician who I truly believe may be dodgier than all is Julie Bishop, who recently had to answer for donations her office received from Chinese billionaires associated with the Communist party…
In a press release dated September 22, 2014, Ms Bishop committed to five years of support for the Clinton Health Access Initiative, the sister organisation of the Clinton Foundation.
“Since 2006, Australia has contributed $88 million to CHAI,” the statement read.
It seems fair to assume that Hillary would reward those who emptied their pockets for her, and the relationship between Bishop and Hillary is one we will be watching very carefully.
“I have met Hillary Clinton on a number of occasions… She appears to be very pragmatic. She is very smart, intelligent, quite charming to deal with one-on-one and has an understanding of Australia and our place in the world and also has a deep understanding of the alliance… I believe there will be continuity in foreign policy from the Obama administration should it be a Clinton administration. She sees the US as having a global leadership role. Candidate Donald Trump does not. He sees the US as having got a raw deal from globalization and he would focus more on domestic matters… It will be up to our region, including Australia, to persuade a Trump administration to focus on the Asia-Pacific.” Bishop said.
How much did that comment cost you Julie….
Regardless of the intentions behind these donations, the government pulled the plug on the foundation quite recently, meaning they started to realise the public were becoming aware of it’s shortcomings. But that is no excuse for the fact so much was spent on someone who provided nothing for Australia..don’t forget to subscribe for free by clicking here and be notified for part 2!
The Loud Libertarian