After ‘Donating’ MILLIONS to the Clinton Foundation, Middle East Countries Got BILLIONS in Arms Deals!
The defenders of Hillary Clinton keep pointing to a lack of a “smoking gun” among the documents and information now being uncovered about her time at the State Department, but more and more the “coincidences” are becoming less believable.
Oh look here’s a good example – how Middle East and other countries got BILLIONS in military deals approved by Hillary’s State Department after giving mere MILLIONS to the Clinton Foundation:
In the years before Hillary Clinton became secretary of state, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia contributed at least $10 million to the Clinton Foundation, the philanthropic enterprise she has overseen with her husband, former president Bill Clinton. Just two months before the deal was finalized, Boeing — the defense contractor that manufactures one of the fighter jets the Saudis were especially keen to acquire, the F-15 — contributed $900,000 to the Clinton Foundation, according to a company press release.
The Saudi deal was one of dozens of arms sales approved by Hillary Clinton’s State Department that placed weapons in the hands of governments that had also donated money to the Clinton family philanthropic empire, an International Business Times investigation has found.
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.
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 list of countries is a who’s who of civil rights abuses, including Algeria, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Oman and Qatar.
Coincidence? Yeah right. Hillary very likely sold the State Department to the highest bidder, and might have even toppled Qaddafi in Libya because of donations from his enemies. Now the Democrats want to make her president? I wonder what and who she’ll sell out then…