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Trump's Top Ten Billionaire Enablers

Originally published at http://www.commondreams.org/views/2021/01/11/trumps-top-ten-billionaire-enablers

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Be natural for a boycott of the corporations that back the donald.
Like the Israel boycot for apartheid treatment of the Palestinians.

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Sheldon Adelson gave over $75 million in bribes 2020----$200 million in bribes since 2016-------and Adelson got a $500 millon tax cut???

These are not donations---------they are BRIBES!

45% OF REPUBLICANS SUPPORT THE ATTACK ONT THE CAPITAL???
THESE PEOPLE ARE TRAITORS!

VOTING SHOULD BE HELD SACRED IN THIS COUNTRY! If the vote is compromised there is NO COUNTRY--------its all BS.

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I’m glad to see the names named.
But now, will these authors and CD also publish an article about “Biden’s Billionaire Enablers”. Or will any such critique be off-limits?

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Interesting to note that Trump Org’s earlier oligarch savior from Corporate Bankruptcy protection-seeking and his original oligarch presidential political sponsor, Carl Icahn has since bailed.
~https://www.nytimes.com/politics/first-draft/2015/10/21/carl-icahn-supporter-of-donald-trump-plans-150-million-super-pac/

Or, has he? Follow the money and follow the withholding of money for all the cub journalistic muck-rakers out there. Sure glad Trump Kushner Giuliani NYC Observer LLP had such a deep bench of backers from the cramped back room where all of our national and global wealth is concentrating…

Plus, with Victoria Nuland diplomatically and professionally rehabilitated and like Larry Summers, ever FAILING (in the Public Interest while smashing success in her own Private Intersts) FALLING UPWARD
~https://prospect.org/economy/falling-upward-larry-summers/

Nuland is again being assigned, this time by President Status Quo Joe Biden who is another FAIL FALL UPWARD public policy outcome loser while working his way up the career ladder to top post in our land of such scampering back to her Hunter Biden, errrrrrr, hunting grounds at the State Department.

Quick change and Hollywood cut back to the Crony-O-Cracy being presented where theaters are equipped with SMELL-O-VISION. Meanwhile, Deputy Chief Diplomat Nuland (spouse of Neo-Con Daddy Warbucks Top Gun Robert Kagan) shuck and jives her way up through the Corporate Caliphate sponsored revolving doors to Public Service hierarchy to boot. VP Biden, recall, was Obama’s personally designated point person for the Presidential Committee to Investigate Government Fraud in Ukraine.

At the time VP Status Quo MBNA Joe Biden. Flash forward through our flipped files of Crony-O-Cracy and President elect Joe Status Quo MBNA Biden appears to have retaken the solid grip on our Rudder of State back from the Giddy Golfing Insurrectionist and Pardoner of White Collar Crime in Chief Donald Trump.

Then:
~https://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/what-joe-biden-actually-did-in-ukraine/
~https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/interview/victoria-nuland/

Now:
~https://www.politico.com/news/2021/01/05/biden-national-security-roles-455062
~https://www.theautomaticearth.com/tag/nuland/

" • 25 Organizations Say Victoria Nuland Should Be Rejected (CN)

Victoria Nuland, former foreign policy adviser to vice president Dick Cheney, should not be nominated for undersecretary of state for political affairs, and if nominated should be rejected by the Senate. Nuland played a key role in facilitating a coup in Ukraine that created a civil war costing 10,000 lives and displacing over a million people. She played a key role in arming Ukraine as well. She advocates radically increased military spending, NATO expansion, hostility toward Russia, and efforts to overthrow the Russian government. The United States invested $5 billion in shaping Ukrainian politics, including overthrowing a democratically elected president who had refused to join NATO. Then-Assistant Secretary of State Nuland is on video talking about the U.S. investment and on audiotape planning to install Ukraine’s next leader, Arseniy Yatsenyuk, who was subsequently installed.

The Maidan protests, at which Nuland handed out cookies to protesters, were violently escalated by neo-Nazis and by snipers who opened fire on police. When Poland, Germany, and France negotiated a deal for the Maidan demands and an early election, neo-Nazis instead attacked the government and took over. The U.S. State Department immediately recognized the coup government, and Arseniy Yatsenyuk was installed as Prime Minister. Nuland has worked with the openly pro-Nazi Svoboda Party in Ukraine. She was long a leading proponent of arming Ukraine. She was also an advocate for removing from office the prosecutor general of Ukraine, whom then-Vice President Joe Biden pushed the president to remove.

Nuland wrote this past year that “The challenge for the United States in 2021 will be to lead the democracies of the world in crafting a more effective approach to Russia—one that builds on their strengths and puts stress on Putin where he is vulnerable, including among his own citizens.” She added: “…Moscow should also see that Washington and its allies are taking concrete steps to shore up their security and raise the cost of Russian confrontation and militarization. That includes maintaining robust defense budgets, continuing to modernize U.S. and allied nuclear weapons systems, and deploying new conventional missiles and missile defenses, . . . establish permanent bases along NATO’s eastern border, and increase the pace and visibility of joint training exercises.”

~https://accuracy.org/releasecategories/bidens-cabinet/

" JAMES CARDEN,
Carden is the executive editor of the and founding editor thescrum dot SUBSTACK dot com.
He is also a former adviser to the U.S.-Russia Bilateral Commission.

He said today: “Victoria Nuland has had a long and storied career in the foreign service and for a long time was viewed with something like reverence by career officers. Nuland served as U.S. Ambassador to NATO and later was national security adviser to vice president Dick Cheney. After that, Nuland found herself on the ‘outs’ at the State Department during the early Obama years. But Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had other plans for Nuland, the well-connected wife of the neoconservative publicist Robert Kagan. Clinton, to the astonishment of many of the political appointees in Clinton’s orbit, plucked Nuland from the obscurity of her position at the Naval War College to become Clinton’s spokeswoman.

“This was the road back to influence and Nuland used it, quickly ascending to the position of assistant secretary of state for European and Eurasian affairs. It is from that post that she oversaw U.S. efforts to encourage a street coup in Kiev — going so far as to hand out cookies to anti-government protesters alongside the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt. The February 2014 coup, undertaken by an alliance of pro-Western liberalizers and hardline anti-Semitic militants, resulted not in a more peaceful order, but in a civil war (in which both Russia and NATO funded and armed their proxies) that resulted in the loss of over 10,000 lives and the displacement of well over a million people from the Russophone east. After the coup, Nuland became an unwitting symbol of American heavy-handedness in the region when a call between her and Pyatt leaked in which they were seen to be hand-picking personnel for the new government in Ukraine. What would the EU think? ‘Fuck the EU,’ exclaimed Nuland, a diplomat.

“After the coup — violent and unnecessary, given that the deposed Ukrainian leader had agreed to an early peaceful transition at the ballot box, Nuland bragged at a conference sponsored by Chevron that: ‘Since Ukraine’s independence in 1991, the United States has supported Ukrainians as they build democratic skills and institutions, as they promote civic participation and good governance. … We’ve invested over $5 billion to assist Ukraine in these and other goals that will ensure a secure and prosperous and democratic Ukraine.’

“In the years following, we have ‘invested’ a great deal more money into Ukraine — for questionable returns. But the affair has not seemed to have clouded Nuland’s career prospects. Smart, well-connected, and well-liked, she, like many of her fellow neocons, seems to move from strength to strength in this town, never held to account for the damage they’ve caused. After her stint in the State Department ended (she was replaced in the early Trump years by the woefully unqualified neocon operative A. Wess Mitchell), Nuland took up what one can only assume were lucrative positions on the other side of the revolving door at the Center for a New American Security (where she served as CEO), the Boston Consulting Group and the Albright Stonebridge Group (from which, perhaps not coincidentally, her future boss, Biden’s nominee for deputy secretary of state, Wendy Sherman, hails).

“Her views on Russia and European affairs are well known. Less known, however, are her views on America’s role in the Middle East. Let’s hope that changes because in an article in Foreign Affairs earlier this year, Nuland lamented that the U.S., under Trump, ‘made both Putin’s and Assad’s lives easier by neutralizing a shared threat, the Islamic State, or, ISIS.’

“As Biden’s undersecretary of political affairs, Nuland would have immense influence over policy and personnel. Progressives in Congress and their partners in the media, think tank world and among grassroots activists should join forces with the growing caucus of anti-interventionist Republicans on the Hill and vigorously oppose this nomination.”

Filed Under: Biden’s Cabinet

Mitch Ritter\Paradigm Sifters, Code Shifters and Song Chasers
Lay-Low Studios, Ore-Wa (Refuge of Atonement Seekers)
Media Discussion List and Looksee

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Dude, your comment is longer than the article you actually aren’t commenting on. While Victoria Nuland is a chickenhawk, neocon, piece of crap, who should be rejected by the Senate, she is no billionaire and not on topic. Get yourself a blog if you think your rants are that interesting.

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Dear Nicolette, The theme is the Failing and Falling Upward of “public servants.” The bridge to such success in a Crony-O-Cracy is by signaling to an oligarch that you can advance the oligarch’s private interests while being hired or elected to serve the Public Interest. Sorry if I veered too far from this article’s substance. The headline is Trump’s Top Ten Billionaire Enablers and I was trying to illustrate how our Duopoly can swap roles without any break in the corrupted continuity.

No shortage of one-line snipers out in reader land. I’ve set a different objective. Trying to deepen our body politic’s discussion. As a kid there were a few politicians from both sides of the aisle that tried to do that in the primaries and at every media exposure opportunity. Even well intentioned Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, both brushed aside by the DNC before the voters even had a chance, these 2 fell down on deepening the national discussion during the last 2 presidential primaries.

Mitch Ritter\Paradigm Sifters, Code Shifters and Song Chasers
Lay-Low Studios, Ore-Wa (Refuge of Atonement Seekers)
Media Discussion List and Looksee

Yeppers, this article presents a good starting list of those who we peons should fire up the guillotines for!

Pwr 2 the RIGHTEOUS peons!
GUILLOTINE THE LET-THEM-EAT-CAKE CROWD!

Thomas Ferguson, economist and scholar of campaign donations, filed a report after 2016 elections. He found that 80% of McConnell’s donations came in amounts greater than $10,000, and 70% of Pelosi’s, and 60% of Hillary C’s, and 58% of Trump’s, and 5% of Sanders. Ralph Nader says all federal elections should be funded publicly. Let the people pay, let democracy resurrect.

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well Adelson has just died and it nice to knw that with all his money he couldn’t avoid the big sleep.

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Never fear, his wife will pick up the slack I’m afraid.

Good news, Adelson died yesterday, as announced by his newly widowed wife.

A billionaire has billions of dollars, and you surely have less. But do we really want to say that the billionaire is “worth” more than you are? I suggest we avoid that locution.