Post by Bill Shatzer Post by None of the Above
We know you are a commie sympathizer, Bill.
'Tis not I who is playing nicey-nice with communist Russia nor colluding
with its thoroughly communist autocrat president.
In a piece entitled, "Cash Flowed to Clinton Foundation Amid Russian
Uranium Deal" (or, in the print version, "The Clintons, The Russians,
and Uranium"), the Times wrote of events that "brought Mr. Putin closer
to his goal of controlling much of the global uranium supply chain":
At the heart of the tale are several men, leaders of the Canadian mining
industry, who have been major donors to the charitable endeavors of
former President Bill Clinton and his family. Members of that group
built, financed and eventually sold off to the Russians a company that
would become known as Uranium One.
Among the agencies that eventually signed off was the State Department,
then headed by Mr. Clinton's wife, Hillary Rodham Clinton.
As the Russians gradually assumed control of Uranium One in three
separate transactions from 2009 to 2013, Canadian records show, a flow
of cash made its way to the Clinton Foundation. Uranium One's chairman
used his family foundation to make four donations totaling $2.35
million. Those contributions were not publicly disclosed by the
Clintons, despite an agreement Mrs. Clinton had struck with the Obama
White House to publicly identify all donors. Other people with ties to
the company made donations as well.
And shortly after the Russians announced their intention to acquire a
majority stake in Uranium One, Mr. Clinton received $500,000 for a
Moscow speech from a Russian investment bank with links to the Kremlin
that was promoting Uranium One stock….
The deal was strategically important to Mr. Putin, who shortly after the
Americans gave their blessing sat down for a staged interview with
Rosatom's [the Russian atomic energy agency's] chief executive, Sergei
Kiriyenko. "Few could have imagined in the past that we would own 20
percent of U.S. reserves," Mr. Kiriyenko told Mr. Putin….
The path to a Russian acquisition of American uranium deposits began in
2005 in Kazakhstan, where the Canadian mining financier Frank Giustra
orchestrated his first big uranium deal, with Mr. Clinton at his side.