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    Bribe Money for Ukrainian Officials?

    Bribe Money for Ukrainian Officials?
    written by jacob g. hornberger - June 15, 2022

    In my blog post of May 18, 2022, I raised the possibility that the $40 billion aid package that Congress quickly approved for Ukraine was going to be used, at least in part, to pay multimillion dollar bribes to Ukrainian officials. After all, why else would the members of Congress, as well as the Pentagon’s assets within the mainstream press, react so vociferously against the idea of having the Inspector General monitor how the money is being used? And what better way to ensure that Ukrainian officials remain on board for perpetual war than the payment of bribes to officials serving in what is perhaps the most corrupt regime on the planet?

    For skeptics, I refer to an article in yesterday’s Wall Street Journal whose title pretty much tells it all: “High-Ranking Afghan Officials Escaped to Luxury Homes Abroad.” The opening paragraph states, “Some senior Afghan officials and their families spent millions purchasing expensive homes in the US and abroad in the final years of the war, which became luxurious landings when they escaped the escalating violence in Afghanistan.” The article then goes on to detail some of those “luxurious landings.”

    Okay, yes, it is conceivable that those Afghan officials are all honest politicians and bureaucrats in an impoverished nation who became millionaires by dutifully saving portions of their government salaries.

    But there is another possibility, a much more likely one in my opinion. Do you remember those planeloads of US-taxpayer-provided hundred-dollar bills that Pentagon officials were shipping into Afghanistan? Do you recall how there wasn’t any Inspector General monitoring how all that moolah was being disbursed? I think there is a very good chance that it was being handed out to Afghan officials as bribes to bring them on board in support of the US invasion and occupation of their country.

    I’m reminded of the CIA’s plan to prevent Salvador Allende from becoming president of Chile after he received a plurality of votes in the 1970 presidential election. Since the election was thrown into the Chilean congress, the CIA decided to secretly bribe the members of the Chilean Congress with US-taxpayer money as a way to induce them to vote against Allende.

    The CIA also initiated a scheme designed to induce the Chilean national-security establishment to implement a violent coup that would keep Allende from taking office and, most likely, leave him dead in the process. As I detail in my new book An Encounter with Evil: The Abraham Zapruder Story, when the overall commander of Chile’s armed forces, Gen. Rene Schneider, refused to go along with the CIA’s evil and illegal scheme, the CIA orchestrated his kidnapping/assassination, which left Schneider shot dead on the streets of Santiago.

    Ironically, the strong public reaction in Chile against Schneider’s assassination doomed the CIA’s bribery plot, and the Chilean congress ended up confirming Allende as president. Three years later, the CIA’s regime-change operation succeeded when the Chilean national-security establishment, with the full support of the US national-security establishment, took control over the government, leaving the democratically elected Allende dead in the process.

    As I have repeatedly written, the war in Ukraine is not about freedom. It’s about membership in the old, rotten Cold War dinosaur known as NATO. Ukrainian officials were willing to sacrifice thousands of their citizens and the destruction of their country ostensibly for the sake of joining NATO. The question that obviously arises is: Was there something else — like the payment of multimillion bribes from US-taxpayer-provided moolah — that induced crooked and corrupt Ukrainian officials to sacrifice their citizens and their country?
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    In my blog post of May 18, 2022, I raised the possibility that the $40 billion aid package that Congress quickly approved for Ukraine was going to be used, at least in part, to pay multimillion dollar bribes to Ukrainian officials. After all, why else would the members of Congress, as well as the Pentagon’s assets within the mainstream press, react so vociferously against the idea of having the Inspector General monitor how the money is being used?...

    See below:
    Is the Pentagon Taking Us to Heaven?
    by Jacob G. Hornberger - May 18, 2022

    In a fascinating public melding of mindsets, the U.S. leftwing media and rightwing media have come together to denounce opposition to the $40 billion aid package that Congress is getting ready to approve for the Ukrainian government.

    On the left, the Washington Post let loose with an extreme volley against what would seem to be a rather innocuous request by U.S. Senator Rand Paul. He simply asked if a provision could be added to the bill that would enable the U.S. Inspector General to monitor how all those billions of U.S.-taxpayer-provided dollars are being disbursed. What would be wrong with that?

    But wow! You would have thought that Paul had suddenly joined the Russian army. In an overheated editorial that harkened back to the America First Committee, which reflected the overwhelming sentiment of the American people against entering World War II, the Post wanted to make it clear that it is fiercely opposed to “isolationism.”

    Not to be outdone, the rightwing Wall Street Journal took Paul to task for his “delaying” tactic and, like the Post, it also criticized 68 Republican members of Congress who are opposing the $40 billion aid package. The Journal editorial board wanted to make it clear that it too opposed a “growing isolationism” in the GOP.

    This melding of leftwing and rightwing mindsets might appear unusual to some people, but not to me as a libertarian. There is actually a logical consistency taking place here, one that goes to the heart of the welfare-warfare state way of life that both liberals (i.e., progressives) and conservatives long ago foisted upon our nation.

    The welfare state, the economic-political system to which both the left and the right are deeply committed, is founded on the notion of coerced or mandatory charity. Social Security. Medicare. Medicaid. Farm subsidies. Education grants. Welfare. It’s all based on the dual notion of reflecting America’s collective goodness and also making Americans into good people.

    The welfare-state system uses the IRS to seize large portions of people’s income. There is nothing voluntary about this process. It is based entirely on force. If you fail to pay your income taxes, they will seize your property and sell it against your will. They might even put you in jail. If you resist arrest any of this with deadly force, they will kill you.

    Then, the welfare bureaucracies go into action by distributing the money to worthy recipients. That’s what makes us all good people. The fact that we are all taxpayers in this process means that we are helping others with Social Security, Medicare, welfare, farm subsidies, food stamps, public housing, and the like. At the risk of belaboring the obvious, the fact that we live in a country whose government officials have adopted the welfare-state way of life also reflects how good we are as a people.

    In other words, Congress, the president, the IRS, and the welfare bureaucracies are all helping us get into Heaven.

    The principle is no different with respect to that $40 billion aid package to Ukraine. The IRS seizes our money. Congress votes to send $40 billion of it to Ukrainian officials in the form of weaponry and cash. The Pentagon distributes the largess.

    Voila! We are, once again, made into good people — well, except possibly those who object to all this. They might find some difficulty entering into Heaven for being selfish, greedy, and self-centered or for bringing up things like rising prices of food and gasoline owing to out-of-control federal spending and Federal Reserve monetary debauchery.

    It’s that welfare-warfare mindset that has brought the left and right together in common cause with Ukraine. We are in this together, helping the Ukrainians through the plunderbund of the welfare-warfare state. I imagine that there must be some sort of collective soul that is also going to Heaven, given that both the left and the right so often extol how good “America” is for sending so much taxpayer-funded assistance to Ukraine.

    What’s wrong with having an Inspector General monitor how all that money is being disbursed? After all, it is our money that has been taken from us and is now being sent thousands of miles away to be given to government officials who almost none of us know.

    Well, if you have an Inspector General monitoring how the money is being disbursed, doesn’t that make it more difficult to distribute bribes to Ukrainian officials? After all, does anyone really think that officials in the one of the most corrupt regimes in the world are going to sacrifice the lives of their citizens for free in order to join an old Cold War dinosaur like NATO? What better way to bring them around to do the bidding of Pentagon officials in their effort to “degrade” Russia than to pay them multimillion-dollar cash bribes? Just ask all those Afghan warlords who were at the receiving end of those planeloads of U.S. taxpayer-funded cash that U.S. officials flew into Afghanistan at the beginning of the U.S. invasion of that country.

    Every day I ask myself: How long are the American people going to put up with this liberal-conservative welfare-warfare state crud? How long are they going to continue letting themselves be fleeced by both the left and the right in the name of mandatory collective goodness? When will they finally come to the realization that they can get into Heaven without the crooked and corrupt welfare-warfare state that liberals and conservatives have foisted upon our nation? When will they join up with us libertarians to extricate our nation from the deep and dangerous (i.e. nuclear-war) morass into which both liberals and conservatives have plunged us?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian4Liberty View Post
    Bribe Money for Ukrainian Officials?
    written by jacob g. hornberger - June 15, 2022
    Warmongers and neocrazies in The illegitimate , demented woke Brandon Administration and the Republican Old Guard are using Ukraine as a battering ram - a proxy war - against Moscow. Ukranians are dying in the process . In order to continue the war top officials are being bribed.
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    The idea that we are bribing countries to remain at war with us, or Russia, as opposed to surrendering and saving countless lives, does not surprise me unfortunately.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dannno View Post
    The idea that we are bribing countries to remain at war with us, or Russia, as opposed to surrendering and saving countless lives, does not surprise me unfortunately.
    We are being governed by the criminally insane.
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    They don't even need bribes. They will just sell all the free weapons to the mafia.

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    Hopefully Biden, Kerry & Pelosi family get some of that foreign aid $$$$$$

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