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Hillary Legacy as Secretary of State: A Pictorial Essay of Shipwrecks
July 9, 2016 | PoconoPundit

Posted on 07/09/2016 9:43:56 AM PDT by poconopundit

Every one experiences minor or major disasters in their life.  But some people's incompetence and stupidity is so great that their lives appear to be a series of shipwrecks.

Hillary's legacy as Secretary of State is clearly one disaster after another: going to war against Syria, the TPP, the Iran deal, her gloating over the fall of Khadaffi in Libya only to be followed shortly thereafter by the Benghazi tragedy.

So I collected three shipwreck images in tribute to Hillary's legacy.  The last shipwreck is an interesting one and I've elaborate on that one a bit...

The Swedish warship Vasa is one of the top engineering disasters of all time.

This 1628 ship, built in two years, was constructed to fight the Polish.  But the engineers failed to account for the huge weight of the cannons on its deck, and so the ship capsized less than a mile from shore on her maiden voyage!

However, in this case, engineering folly turned into historical treasure.

Because the Vasa sunk in the silt of the Baltic Sea whose salinity is a low 1%, the Vasa was found remarkably preserved over three centuries when it was dug up out of sea in 1961.

Today, if you visit Stockholm, you can see the Vasa reconstructed from its actual wood.  Preserving the ship was such a tremendous engineering achievement itself, so the Swedes kind of redeemed the folly of their ancestors :- )

I visited the Vasa museum several years ago and it's thrilling to see this actual 17th century ship which looks like something straight out of Treasure Island.



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1 posted on 07/09/2016 9:43:56 AM PDT by poconopundit
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To: poconopundit
I actually think train wrecks are the more appropriate analogy to the endless series of scandals, disasters and corruption that follow in Hillary's wake , but trains don't leave wakes so maybe you are on to something here.
2 posted on 07/09/2016 9:52:06 AM PDT by rdcbn ("If what has happened here is not treason, it is its first cousin." Zell Milleraereh)
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To: poconopundit

bflr


3 posted on 07/09/2016 9:55:20 AM PDT by sauropod (Beware the fury of a patient man. I've lost my patience!)
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To: poconopundit

I’m kind of a shipwreck buff, thanks for the pics.


4 posted on 07/09/2016 9:57:20 AM PDT by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: rdcbn

Good point!

I nominate the one from “The Fugitive!”

(I do understand there have been some doozies in real life.... but we had that recent one outside of Amarillo. That one was spectacular, but still raw. Dear God bless those people.)


5 posted on 07/09/2016 10:13:31 AM PDT by TEXOKIE (We must surrender only to our Holy God and never to the evil that has befallen us.)
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To: All
Hillary's (gag) legacy as Secretary of State is one disaster after another:

<><> (1) going to war against Syria,

<><>(2) TPP,

<><>(3) the Iran deal,

<><>(4) her gloating over the fall of Khadaffi in Libya,

<><> (5) followed shortly thereafter by Benghazi.

REALITY CHECK Bill, Hill and Obama had a ‘really big plan’ .... knowing the trillions for the taking in the US Treasury. Keep in mind, near the end of the 2008 primary, Obama made a late-night call on the Clintons. She dropped out and soon became his SoS.

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ACADEMY-AWARD WORTHY---Obama puts on a convincing act.
He "knows nothing." Obama didn't even know about this (snix).

PIC Circa 2010--Ex-Pres Clinton in Moscow having a laugh w/ Putin
as strategic US uranium deposits were sold off to Russia for Big Bucks
facilitated by Secy Clinton, as Bill globe-trotted to set up the deal.

"Hahahaha. US ntl security? Hahahaha. You gotta be kidding, Vlad."

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With all the top-level intel available to him, can Americans actually believe:

<><>Obama was oblivious to the Clintons jerking around US foreign policy?

<><> Obama knew nothing of Hillary and Sid Blumenthal's emails WRT Iran (the man Obama banned from US govt employment)?

<><> Obama knew nothing about the Clinton Foundation/slush fund buck-raking activities?

<><> Obama never noticed Bill Clinton trotting around the globe?

<><> Obama never noticed the Clinton "charity" used to worm his way into the confidences of foreign leaders.... but only those leaders w/ untapped reserves of gold, uranium, oil, and other valuable commodities?

<><> Obama never knew Hillary's brother got a gold-mining permit in Haiti?

Hand-picked by Obama to run State, Hillary ran it like a shadow govt.... w/ her husband taking notes WRT buck-raking opportunities available from Hillary's actions OR inaction.

Secy Hillary never e-v-e-r uttered a discouraging word e-v-e-r......as the Clinton Foundation sucked up hundred of millions of foreign dollars from shady characters.

OF COURSE, the Clintons selling access to State Dept decisions and passing on classified information to interested parties for a foundation donation.......NEVER, EVER interfered w/ Obama/s OWN foreign policy initiatives (cue laugh machine).

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PULITZER PRIZE ANYBODY?---an enterprising reporter (1) matches-up foreign policy decisions at Hillary's State Dept, (2) the timing of donations to the Clinton Foundation....and, (3) related foreign policy decisions by Obama.

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AND THIS---U.S. sources indicate that the extensive DOJ probe was more focused on the possibility that Hillary's private server was used to protect messaging in which Secy Clinton allegedly discussed quid pro quo transactions with private donors to the Clinton Foundation in exchange for influence on U.S. policy.

There is an abundance of evidence to prove that she did this.

6 posted on 07/09/2016 10:23:24 AM PDT by Liz (SAFE PACE A liberal's mind. Nothing's there. Nothing penetrates it.)
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To: poconopundit
SS America was an ocean liner built in (1936-1939) 1940 for the United States Lines and designed by the noted American naval architect William Francis Gibbs. She carried many names in the 54 years between her construction and her 1994 wrecking, as she served as the SS America (carrying this name three different times during her career), the USS West Point, the SS Australis, the SS Italis, the SS Noga, the SS Alferdoss, and the SS American Star. She served most notably in passenger service as the SS America, and as the Greek-flagged SS Australis for Chandris. In 1941, she carried two Nazi spies from the Duquesne Spy Ring in her crew: Erwin Wilhelm Siegler and Franz Joseph Stigler. Both men were charged by the FBI with espionage and sentenced to 10 and 16 years imprisonment, respectively.

In February 1993, the ship was sold yet again, with the intention of being refitted to become a five-star hotel ship off Phuket, in Thailand. Drydocking at that time revealed that despite the years of neglect, her hull was still in remarkably good condition. In August she was renamed American Star, her propellers were removed and placed on the deck, the funnel and bridge were painted red, and ladders were welded to starboard. She left Greece on 22 December 1993 under tow, but the tow proved impossible due to the weather. She then returned to Greece for a few days until the weather calmed down. On New Year's Eve 1993, American Star left Greece for the last time, towed by Ukrainian tugboat Neftegaz-67.

The one hundred day tow began; American Star and Neftegaz 67 entered a thunderstorm in the Atlantic. The tow lines broke and six or more men were sent aboard American Star to reattach the emergency tow lines. This proved unsuccessful. Two other towboats were called to assist Neftegaz 67. On 17 January, the crew aboard American Star was rescued by helicopter. The ship was left adrift. On 18 January, the ship ran aground off the west coast of Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands.

While discussions among the ship's owners, the towing firm, and the companies insuring the ship were going on, the ship was left to nature, with the forward part of the ship running aground on a sandbar. Within the first 48 hours of grounding the pounding surf of the Atlantic broke the ship in two just past the second funnel. The ship was declared a total loss on 6 July 1994. The stern section collapsed completely to port and sank in 1996, while the bow remained intact.

n November 2005, the port side of the bow section collapsed, which caused the liner's remains to assume a much sharper list and the remaining funnel to detach and fall into the ocean. The collapse of the port side also caused the hull to begin to break up and by October 2006, the wreck had almost completely collapsed onto its port side.

In April 2007 the starboard side finally collapsed causing the wreck to break in half and fall into the sea. Since then, what little remained has been slowly disappearing beneath the waves. As of March 2013, the wreck is only visible during low tide.

7 posted on 07/09/2016 10:28:40 AM PDT by Robert DeLong
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Hillary's emails on TPP are still being hidden from the public. But Hillary's support for TPP is understandable as illustrated by the TPP map. Think get-rich quick -Clinton Foundation and the Obama Foundations (smirk).

FACT CHECK Obama considers TPP central to his presidential legacy and to his foreign policy and economic (gag) legacies. TPP is best understood against the backdrop of Obama's post-presidential get-rich-quick foundation plans.

NOW ISN'T THIS INTERESTING? few, if any, of the RCEP and
TPP countries contributed to the buck-raking Clinton Foundation.

Looks like the Clintons and Obama divvied up the globe so that each have their own countries in order to collect big buck get-rich-quick foundation donations, honorarium, cosultancies, and int'l insider business deals.

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THE FACTS ARE THESE Obama's trade deal giveaway is a huge scam...best examined against the backdrop of Obama's two tax-exempt foundations (two-that we know of).

Obama's priming the pump for donations to his two Foundations.

All of Obama's thinly-veiled actions....

(1) promoting TPA and TPP,

(2) his immigration suck-ups

(3) his non-action WRT ISIS, IRAN....

.....are best understood against the backdrop of Obama's future get-rich-quick plans as an ex-president----more specifically, his two get-rich-quick Foundations (two foundations that we know of).

All these entities control billions of dollars---and Obama is lying-in-wait for his share: foreign donations, lucrative insider trade deals from untapped resources, energy deals, telecom deals, arms sales, consultancies, million dollar honorarium...and so on and so forth.

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WIKI REFERENCE: Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) is a proposed free trade agreement (FTA) between the ten member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) (Brunei, Burma (Myanmar), Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam) and the six states with which ASEAN has existing FTAs (Australia, China, India, Japan, South Korea and New Zealand). RCEP negotiations were formally launched in November 2012.

8 posted on 07/09/2016 10:35:30 AM PDT by Liz (SAFE PACE A liberal's mind. Nothing's there. Nothing penetrates it.)
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To: Liz
Good job, Liz,

Thanks for cataloging and adding some nice perspective to Hillary and Bill's failures and Zero's "failure" to notice any of them.

9 posted on 07/09/2016 10:38:10 AM PDT by poconopundit (When the people shall become so corrupted as to need despotic government. Franklin, Const. Conv.)
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U.S. sources indicate that the extensive DOJ probe was more focused on the possibility that Hillary's private server was used to protect messaging in which Secy Clinton allegedly discussed quid pro quo transactions with private donors to the Clinton Foundation in exchange for influence on U.S. policy.

There is an abundance of evidence to prove that she did this.

REALITY CHECK--A provision in the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) is intended to prevent the govt from co-opting United States citizens and companies ..... EAR proscribes using US citizens as instrumentalities to advance a foreign government's foreign policy.

This clearly describe Hillary's activities at the State Dept. As a tax-paid govt employee, Hillary clearly used her tax-paid office for purely personal/political reasons.......involving the interests of foreign countries.......particularly foreign donors to the Clinton Foundation.

CONCLUSION--The Export Administration Regulations (EAR) apply to all "U.S. persons" (defined to include individuals and companies located in the United States and their foreign affiliates).

The provisions are intended to prevent United States citizens and companies being used as instrumentalities of a foreign government's foreign policy.

Offending persons are subject to the EAR law when their activities relate to the sale, purchase, or transfer of goods or services (including the sale of information) within the United States or between the United States and a foreign country.

This covers exports and imports, financing, forwarding and shipping, and certain other transactions that may take place wholly offshore.....and/or across the borders with private donors to the Clinton Foundation in exchange for influence on U.S. policy.

10 posted on 07/09/2016 10:39:05 AM PDT by Liz (SAFE PACE A liberal's mind. Nothing's there. Nothing penetrates it.)
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To: rdcbn
Good one! Actually, I picked up the theme of "train wreck" on another vanity:

Luxury Trump Train vs the Bernie LOCOmotive to Economic Hell a few months back.

11 posted on 07/09/2016 10:43:29 AM PDT by poconopundit (When the people shall become so corrupted as to need despotic government. Franklin, Const. Conv.)
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To: Liz; HarleyLady27; Albion Wilde; V K Lee
Ping.

Liz, your three comments deserve a thread of their own. You present some great facts that Hillary's foreign corruption and where Obama plans to rake in the money after he leaves office.  Nice work.

12 posted on 07/09/2016 10:49:42 AM PDT by poconopundit (When the people shall become so corrupted as to need despotic government. Franklin, Const. Conv.)
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To: rdcbn
 photo train-wreck-big2.jpg
13 posted on 07/09/2016 10:55:40 AM PDT by Roccus (When you talk to a politician, any politician, just say, "Remember Ceausescu")
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To: Liz
I retrieved another illuminating comment of yours about the "Clinton-Giustra Enterprise Partnership" that was funneling money to the Clinton Crime Foundation.

Very insightful and I love your explanatory graph on that page explaining the relationship of the various parties in the crime ring.

14 posted on 07/09/2016 11:12:28 AM PDT by poconopundit (When the people shall become so corrupted as to need despotic government. Franklin, Const. Conv.)
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To: poconopundit

we’re out of Rum ?


15 posted on 07/09/2016 11:38:07 AM PDT by butlerweave
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Any reasonable person would have to wonder why someone like Giustra would pledge $100 million to the Clinton Foundation w/ its thin veneer of do-goodism.

Obviously this is a money-laundering operation.

Madoff began as a money launderer for his billionaire friends....he later took money from poorer people to finance the lavish lifestyle M/M Madoff built for themselves.

When Madoff went to jail, investigators found he had stashed billions offshore---into a labyrinth of financial entities, businesses, hedge funds, and the like.

COLLUSION AND CONSPIRACIES GALORE--- Some $8.9 billion was funneled to Madoff through a dozen so-called feeder funds based in Europe, the Caribbean and Central America......a labyrinth of hedge funds, management companies and service providers.

Now to unsuspecting outsiders, this seemed to compose a formidable system of checks and balances. But the purpose of this complex architecture was just the opposite: the feeder funds provided different modes for directing money to Madoff in order to avoid scrutiny.

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The greedy Clintons think they're smarter than the rest of us......but no one---not even the Clintons---can launder and steal billions and not leave a huge paper trail.

16 posted on 07/09/2016 11:41:37 AM PDT by Liz (SAFE PACE A liberal's mind. Nothing's there. Nothing penetrates it.)
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This you gotta read.......shows how neatly money laundering can be done.

Hillary and Frank Giustra, left.

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Hes a mining mogul......he facilitated the takeover of US uranium assets.... he received your tax dollars from Hillary's State Dept. Canadian mining magnate Frank Giustra is one of the Clinton Foundation’s $100 million donors.

Exposing The Clinton Global Financial Network
Breitbart ^ | Apr 18, 2016 | Clinton Cash author Peter Schweizer / FR Posted by Ray76

Revelations in the Panama Papers that key Clinton financial partners had numerous offshore entities is the latest investigation to expose the secretive Clinton Global Financial Network. As the Panama Papers reveal, major Clinton financial partners, including Canadian mining magnate Frank Giustra and the Chagoury family of Nigeria, made use of the controversial Panamian law firm Mossack Fonseca to move assets around the world.

Several key figures in the uranium deal that sent 20 percent of American uranium production into the hands of the Russian government had offshore entities created by Mossack Fonseca. Frank Giustra used the firm to create UrAsia Energy, the company that acquired lucrative uranium concessions in Kazakhstan with the help of Bill Clinton back in 2005. UrAsia Energy eventually became Uranium One, which acquired uranium assets in the United States and then was sold to the Russian State Nuclear Agency (ROSATOM) in 2010.

Because of the obvious national security implications of turning over control of large quantities of uranium to the Russian government, the deal required approval from Hillary Clinton’s State Department before it could go forward. Nine shareholders in Uranium One sent a combined $145 million to the Clinton Foundation. Some of those contributions were not disclosed by the Clinton Foundation. (Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...

17 posted on 07/09/2016 11:57:11 AM PDT by Liz (SAFE PACE A liberal's mind. Nothing's there. Nothing penetrates it.)
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Tax-free Malta, the Clintons and Digicel.

BFF---Clinton and Digicel CEO---billionaire. Dennis O'Brien.
US tax dollars poured into O'Brien's coffers thanks to the Clintons.

EXCERPT Free Beacon May 2015--- The Clintons have been working with Digicel CEO Denis O’Brien in Haiti since 2010, in the wake of the disastrous earthquake. Bill Clinton and then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had been active players in the country before the quake, but would assume almost total managerial control over the recovery effort via the State Department and the Clinton Foundation.

As Peter Schweizer documents in Clinton Cash, Digicel received millions in U.S. tax dollars from USAID, an agency overseen by the State Department, as part of the Haiti Mobile Money Initiative. The program was designed to establish a mobile money-transfer system that would allow individuals to send donations directly to friends and relatives in Haiti.

Digicel was also tapped by the USAID Food for Peace program, which was under the direct control of Hillary Clinton’s top aide Cheryl Mills, to administer money transfers over its mobile network. Haitians received cell phones and a free Digicel account; Digicel received grants courtesy of U.S. taxpayers, collected millions in fees from Haitians every time they used the system, and significantly expanded its user base.

By 2012, Digicel had captured nearly 80 percent of the Haitian mobile phone market, and Haiti had surpassed Jamaica as the company’s most profitable market. Revenues were up 14 percent compared to 2011, and Digicel’s subscriber base increased by almost 30 percent during that period. O’Brien, who holds a 94 percent stake in the privately owned firm, continued to rake in cash. In 2014 alone, O’Brien awarded himself $650 million worth of dividends.

MORE AT http://freebeacon.com/blog/oh-denny-boy-how-the-clintons-helped-an-irish-telecom-tycoon-makes-millions-in-earthquake-ravaged-haiti/

BACKSTORY Secy Hillary poured billions of our tax dollars into Haiti as Bill put on his "do-good" act. But Haitian Americans protested the Clinton Foundation offices say dirt-poor Haitians never got a dime...all of the tax dollars have been laundered into the foundation.

REALITY CHECK In some Haitian mountain villages there's no electricity (maybe generators for a few hours), no water, no septic, etc. - but dirt-poor Haiti does have cell-phone coverage.

Reading the many stories of Clinton "do-goodism" in Haiti....he is invariably standing before a Digicel sign. You can bet your bottom dollar the Clintons get a cut of that action.

That's Digicel's CEO on the left.

The Digicel Group is the Caribbean and Central American telecom empire run by Denis O’Brien, an Irish billionaire officially resides in Malta to avoid taxes..... O'Brien serves as chairman of the Clinton Global Initiative’s Haiti Action Network.

Digicel, the largest mobile provider in Haiti, invested $45 million in the project, which also benefited from $26.5 million in financing from the World Bank-affiliated International Finance Corporation. Hillary also tapped USAID for more tax dollars for the tax-evadng billionaire.

Digicel was also tapped by the USAID Food for Peace program, which was under the direct control of Hillary Clinton’s top aide Cheryl Mills, to administer money transfers over its mobile network. Haitians received cell phones and a free Digicel account; Digicel received grants courtesy of U.S. taxpayers, collected millions in fees from Haitians every time they used the system, and significantly expanded its user base.

But it was Bill Clinton who made it all happen.

18 posted on 07/09/2016 11:57:56 AM PDT by Liz (SAFE PACE A liberal's mind. Nothing's there. Nothing penetrates it.)
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To: Robert DeLong

I’m always amazed at how fast the ocean destroys derelict ships. I don’t mean the rust; I mean the way the water literally rips even the sturdiest vessel to pieces in short order.

Truly the harshest of mistresses.


19 posted on 07/09/2016 12:21:11 PM PDT by IronJack
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To: Liz
Thanks. By Giustra acquiring the Uranium firm in Kazakhstan, he greased the skids of this deal because Kazakhstan is part of the former Soviet Union and was the last of the countries to break away, still maintaining strong relations and trade ties to mother Russia.

So a deal with a Canadian owned company in Kazakhstan doesn't normally raise eyebrows. But the strong ties to the Clinton Foundation tells you all you need to know.

This particular fraud by the Clintons, alone, if properly explained and publicized to the American people can prevent Hillary from becoming POTUS.

20 posted on 07/09/2016 12:46:49 PM PDT by poconopundit (When the people shall become so corrupted as to need despotic government. Franklin, Const. Conv.)
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