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Mon Jun 6, 2016, 01:56 PM

Clinton Foundation Donors Got Weapons Deals From Hillary Clinton's State Department

By David Sirota @davidsirota AND Andrew Perez @AndrewPerezDC On 05/26/15 AT 8:44 AM

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Under Clinton's leadership, the State Department approved $165 billion worth of commercial arms sales to 20 nations whose governments have given money to the Clinton Foundation, according to an IBTimes analysis of State Department and foundation data. That figure -- derived from the three full fiscal years of Clinton’s term as Secretary of State (from October 2010 to September 2012) -- represented nearly double the value of American arms sales made to the those countries and approved by the State Department during the same period of President George W. Bush’s second term.

The Clinton-led State Department also authorized $151 billion of separate Pentagon-brokered deals for 16 of the countries that donated to the Clinton Foundation, resulting in a 143 percent increase in completed sales to those nations over the same time frame during the Bush administration. These extra sales were part of a broad increase in American military exports that accompanied Obama’s arrival in the White House. The 143 percent increase in U.S. arms sales to Clinton Foundation donors compares to an 80 percent increase in such sales to all countries over the same time period.

American defense contractors also donated to the Clinton Foundation while Hillary Clinton was secretary of state and in some cases made personal payments to Bill Clinton for speaking engagements. Such firms and their subsidiaries were listed as contractors in $163 billion worth of Pentagon-negotiated deals that were authorized by the Clinton State Department between 2009 and 2012.

The State Department formally approved these arms sales even as many of the deals enhanced the military power of countries ruled by authoritarian regimes whose human rights abuses had been criticized by the department. Algeria, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Oman and Qatar all donated to the Clinton Foundation and also gained State Department clearance to buy caches of American-made weapons even as the department singled them out for a range of alleged ills, from corruption to restrictions on civil liberties to violent crackdowns against political opponents



http://www.ibtimes.com/clinton-foundation-donors-got-weapons-deals-hillary-clintons-state-department-1934187



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Mon Jun 6, 2016, 02:00 PM

1. Kickin' for the truth!

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Mon Jun 6, 2016, 02:44 PM

3. don't forget

Boeing - which had a multi-billion dollar deal signed off between them and Saudi Arabia by Hillary - is a client of Clinton's Campaign Chairman's lobbying firm. As is Saudi Arabia.

Boeing also paid Bill 250K for a few Q&A sessions.

Hillary called the deal a "top priority" while Secretary of State.

No shit.

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Mon Jun 6, 2016, 02:51 PM

4. You wouldn't criticize a MAN for selling weapons to hostile governments!

 



Don't worry, no corruption is too great to make the cult question their leader.

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