Posts tagged Hillary Clinton
By Michelle Martinelli
With controversy continuing to develop over U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice, her personal finance records tell another interesting tale.
As President Barack Obama’s favored candidate to replace Hillary Clinton, Rice has a net worth of somewhere between $23.5 million and $43.5 million as of 2009, which made her the wealthiest member of the executive branch that year with an average net worth of $33.5 million, according to research by the Center for Responsive Politics. Clinton was second on the list at an average $31.2 million.
Officials are required to report only ranges of the values of their assets on their personal financial disclosure forms, rather than a specific values.
Forty-four percent of Rice’s portfolio is in finance, insurance and real estate, while the next largest portion is 30 percent in energy and natural resources. Rice is also invested in the transportation (15 percent), health (5 percent), communications/electronics and miscellaneous business (3 percent each) sectors.
But Rice would likely have to divest parts of her portfolio, or put her assets in a blind trust, in order to avoid a number of potential conflicts of interest were she to be confirmed.
The possibility of going to war is laughable? Only to those that know if there is a confirmed strategy.
When to attack, end of this year, beginning of next, still laughable? Only to those that know there is a confirmed schedule of events.
Highlighting a suggestion that it would be beneficial for the US to be attacked to bring about unity of support to attack Iran? Hillary Clinton said” There are those who are saying the best thing that could happen to us is to be attacked by somebody. You know, just bring it on.” This even raised a chuckle and enthusiasm from Clinton. Finding something positive in the consideration of the US being attacked could only come from a warmongering neocon, who in this case is representing Israel before the lives of those here in the US.
A pretext for another false flag attack? You thoughts?
The UN’s envoy for Syria has said there is international agreement that a transitional government should be set up in order to end the fighting.
Kofi Annan said an international conference in Geneva had agreed there should be a “transitional government body with full executive powers”.
This could include both members of the government and opposition.
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Syrian President Bashar al-Assad could not remain in power.
But her Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov said there were no preconditions to the proposed transition that dictated who should or should not be in the transitional government.
Saturday’s “action group” conference was attended by both Western powers and Russia and China.
By Agence France-Presse
The United States exempted China and Singapore from sanctions over purchases of oil from Iran hours before a deadline, saying that major economies were united in pressuring Tehran.
The United States, however, did not grant exemptions to smaller-scale importers such as Pakistan and Afghanistan, meaning that banks from those countries could face punishment if they handle transactions for Iranian oil.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton ruled that China and Singapore had “significantly reduced” their crude oil purchases from Iran, granting them exemptions on the final day before sanctions take effect.
Under a law aimed at pressing Iran over its nuclear program, the United States will bar financial institutions that buy oil from Iran, essentially forcing them to choose between Tehran and the world’s largest economy.
Clinton credited the threat of sanctions with severely cutting Iran’s crude oil exports and estimated that it cost the country some $8 billion in lost revenue each quarter.
The world’s “cumulative actions are a clear demonstration to Iran’s government that Iran’s continued violation of its international nuclear obligations carries an enormous economic cost,” she said in a statement.
Certain reporters in the mainstream media and progressive politicians in Washington have engaged in rhetoric that exhibits a marked insensitivity to the whistleblowers and victims in the Fast and Furious scandal.
In the aftermath of the vote Wednesday by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress, certain mainstream reporters and progressive politicians went on a spree of hurling inflammatory statements at Republicans in the House and some of the reporters who broke the Fast and Furious story.
The hate spree has had the net effect of slamming and insulting the whistleblowers and victims who through no fault of their own found themselves caught up in a sordid scheme of illegal activity including gun and drug smuggling and murder, perpetrated by the Obama Justice Department and its agency, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF).
By Susanne Posel
Hillary Clinton, US Secretary of State has announced that the Obama administration is working with the United Nations (UN) to approve, through the US Congress, the Small Arms Treaty (SAT).
Clinton affirmed that the US would facilitate talks with the UN in the Conference on the Arms Trade Treaty, as long as it “operates under the rules of consensus decision-making. Consensus is needed to ensure the widest possible support for the Treaty and to avoid loopholes in the Treaty that can be exploited by those wishing to export arms irresponsibly.”
This global gun control scheme, concocted by the UN, is called the International Arms Control Treaty (IACT). Disguised as a way to combat terrorism, insurgents and international criminals, this document endeavors to secure the world’s citizens cannot defend themselves.
The IACT will empower the UN to literally force the US government to:
The Mujahideen were the “database” of Al-Qaeda assets. Al-Qaeda are a controlled opposition force of the Central Intelligence Agency to promote their middle east destabilization process. To give empirical U.S. Military Industrial Complex a reason to invade wherever they want in the ever widening “war on terror” fraud.
So the US government creates this entity called al-Qaeda based on a database table, which started with the Soviet war in Afghanistan. At this time we funded with cash and weapons the small group through a young Saudi named Osama bin Laden, whose Arab group eventually evolved into al-Qaeda. We must have funded them extremely well to believe that they carried out terror attacks in later years with a communication based inside of a cave. I get poor cell phone service on the first floor of a two story building, guess I should try a mountain cave and compare?¿?
As there only seems to be one al-Qaeda group, can I safely assume that this group that our government tells us to live in fear of, uses as a cause for the (non) Patriot Act, which should justify civilian TSA inspectors to grope our children, grandparents and whom ever else they choose, is the same al-Qaeda that was again financed and given weapons to support the uprising in Libya?
There is a game of chess being played, strictly for your entertainment. Should it be reality I would call it a chess match, but there is no contest, only the movement of the pieces to create a nice illusion. Go back to sleep America and enjoy this great transparency and do not worry about the smoke and mirrors. They are there to protect you!
By Arshad Mohammed
TROMSO, Norway, June 2 (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton boards a research ship on Saturday to tour the Arctic, where big powers are vying for vast deposits of oil, gas and minerals that are becoming available as the polar ice recedes.
The top U.S. diplomat took the unusual step of visiting Tromso, a Norwegian town in the Arctic Circle, to dramatize U.S. interests in a once inaccessible region whose resources are up for grabs as the sea ice melts with climate change.
“From a strategic standpoint, the Arctic has an increasing geopolitical importance as countries vie to protect their rights and extend their influence,” Clinton told reporters in Oslo before making the nearly two-hour flight north to Tromso.
“We want to work with Norway and the Arctic Council to help manage these changes and to agree on what would be, in effect, the rules of the road in the Arctic, so new developments are economically sustainable and environmentally responsible,” she added.
The U.S. Geological Survey estimates that the Arctic holds about 13 percent of the world’s undiscovered conventional oil and 30 percent of its undiscovered natural gas.
Beyond the energy resources, as the ice melts Arctic sea passages are opening for longer periods each year, cutting thousands of miles off trade routes between Europe and Asia.
On an eight-day trip to Scandinavia, the Caucasus and Turkey, Clinton is the latest high-profile visitors to the Arctic as it enjoys unprecedented political and economic power.
While energy development costs could be twice as high as those of conventional onshore resources, that has not stopped of the oil industry’s top players from moving in.
Exxon Mobil is working with Russia’s Rosneft to develop blocks in the Kara Sea, off Siberia, despite the presence of sea ice for up to 300 days a year.
The US President Barack Obama and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan have agreed to send ‘non-lethal’ aid to the anti-government armed groups operating inside Syria.
According to the US deputy national security adviser, Ben Rhodes, Washington and Ankara reached the agreement after holding a meeting in Seoul on Sunday ahead of a nuclear summit due in the South Korean capital.
The US official said that communications equipment was to be included in the assistance.
Obama and Erdogan also agreed to push for the second meeting of the so-called ‘Friends of Syria’ anti-government group, scheduled to be held in Istanbul, Turkey on April 2, which is expected to finish the details for the deployment of aid and medical supplies for the rebels.
The US president said that the two sides were “very much in agreement that there should be a process whereby a transition to a representative and legitimate government in Syria takes place.”
A defected military officer, who refused to be named, told reporters in the western Syrian city of Al-Qusayr on February 28 that the armed groups had received weapons and anti-aircraft missiles from France and the United States.
“We now have weapons and anti-aircraft missiles and…we will defeat [Syrian President] Bashar [al-Assad],” the general said.
On February 24, Tunisia hosted the first ‘Friends of Syria’ meeting, during which Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Saud al-Faisal described arming Syrian rebels as ‘an excellent idea…because they have to protect themselves.’
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who also attended the meeting, threatened Assad with a ‘heavy cost’ if he refused to resign.
Other senior US officials have also called for increased pressure on the Syrian government.
“Providing military assistance to the Free Syrian Army and other opposition groups is necessary. The only realistic way to do so is with foreign air power,” said Republican Senator John McCain, while addressing the US Senate earlier in the month.
Syria has been experiencing unrest since mid-March 2011. The violence has claimed the lives of hundreds of people, including many security forces.
Damascus blames ‘outlaws, saboteurs, and armed terrorist groups’ for the unrest, asserting that it is being orchestrated from abroad.
The West and the Syrian opposition, however, accuse the government of killing protesters.
The Shadow Party: How Hillary Clinton, George Soros, and the Sixties Left Took Over the Democratic Party0
The pdf can be found here: http://www.defenbaugh.org/basicweb/References/Summaries/summary-111606-shadow-tnddh.pdf