The Clinton exploitation of Haiti will eventually go up in flames, and when the smoke settles an emotional and fiscal disaster of enormous proportions will finally be visible to the world. It will be difficult to sift through the ashes to find truth, but the truth is there. Follow the money, follow the pandering, follow the emails, and follow the favors traded for gold.
Another email linked to Hillary Clinton's pay-for play scandal involving State Department favors for the Clinton Foundation has surfaced, but it is not one of Clinton's famously deleted emails. A confidential email to possible capital investors for a $26.5M fully operational open-pit gold processing facility in Haiti says it all.
"Haiti is geographically located in a 'safe zone', within the sphere of U.S. influence. This sphere of influence included Anthony Rodham, brother of the then-Secretary of State. Anthony (Tony) Rodham served on VCS Mining's Advisory Committee, "providing the company with strategic insight and exposure to key high-level business and government relationships," according to a confidential document provided by a source.
VCS incorporated in 2010 in Delaware, a standard practice for companies looking for favorable tax breaks. and it "owns and operates gold, copper, silver, rare earth, nickel and platinum properties." This was the same year as the 7.0 Haiti earthquake.
The Washington Post began uncovering these connections in March of 2015, but did not have access to the leaked email and one document in particular that provide proof of Clinton influence peddling. A June 2014 confidential brochure for the mining company, "VCS Mining Information Memorandum," as well as a 2015 email from the Chairman/CEO of VCS to investors go a long way toward uncovering yet another scheme that benefits Hillary Clinton's family and the Clinton Foundation.
Hillary Clinton's brother, Anthony (Tony) Rodham was a prominent player in the mining scheme, according to corporate VCS documents. Rodham has no background in mining, no college degree, and his only qualification to be intimately involved in a mining venture in Haiti was as the brother of Hillary Clinton and the brother-in-law of the Special Envoy to Haiti Bill Clinton. Rodham joined the advisory board of VCS Mining in October 2013 and the 2014 VCS memorandum touts his influential connections to the Clinton's "inner circles" and "power bases" within the beltway.
As the brother of the former 1st (sic) Lady and Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton, and the brother-in-law of President Bill Clinton, Anthony is a well-respected American public figure. For years a part of Bill & Hillary Clinton's "inner circle", Mr. Rodham has worked side by side in the highest levels of U.S. politics since 1974. His connections with big business, his access to international influencers, and his connection to the power- base inside Washington (DC) serves Mr. Rodham's clients well.
The memorandum also explains where excess power generated by the internationally- funded Caracol Industrial plant could go, and it was not to Haitian homes as promised by USAID and the Clinton Foundation. On page 17, VCS Mining says "2.5MW of power will be supplied to VCS by the Power Plant at USAID's Caracol Industrial Park, which has upwards of 50% excess generating capacity."
This is a complicated story fraught with intricate detail and begins with the fraudulent installation of a crooked Haitian president, a Korean trade deal, an industrial park facilitated by the Clinton Foundation, donations from the owners of the clothing behemoth, Gap, Inc., and donations to Hillary Clinton's Senate campaign from a Saipan clothing magnate with ties to the Abramoff lobbying click here scandal. The money trail and pay-for-play does not end with the transfer of the all-but-impossible-to obtain Morne Bossa gold mining permit to VCS.
The story ends in more pain, suffering, and abuse for the Haitian people as women are sexually harassed and verbally abused by Korean managers in the sweatshops of Caracol, while a former Gap Inc. executive is at the helm of USAID garment industry agreements with Haiti. If the Clinton connections to Wall Street leave Americans yawning, the systematic exploitation of Haitian workers with a wink and a nod from the Clinton Foundation should at the very least create outrage. But then again, this is Haiti, and Haitian lives do not seem to matter.
It would be scandal enough if Tony Rodham and VCS benefitted from a gold mine permit in Haiti, but the potential electrical power lines for that gold mine lead straight to one of the biggest lies to come out of Haitian "reconstruction." Think of the Clinton Foundation as covert commodities trader, whether it involves strategic minerals, access for the garment industry, special trade deals, or the guarantee that Haiti will always be held within the "sphere of influence" of the United States.
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