Clintons Make $10 Billion in Haitian Earthquake Aid Disappear

 

As seen on www.americanthinker.com
Contributed by Thomas Lifson, September 22nd, 2016

For original article by Dady Chery NEWS JUNKIE POST

Here we are again, folks. Reporting on some nefarious action by
the Clinton Crime Family has become a regular occurrence and not
once have I had anything good or even acceptable to post.  As a
matter of fact, this is a story that I have followed for quite awhile,
but never felt the urgent need to post.  I finally reached my boiling
point when Clinton in the debate tonight mentioned something about
the poor children she has so selflessly been helping all these years.

“Bill and I have been involved in trying to help Haiti for many years.
The Clinton Foundation raised $30 million to help Haiti after the
catastrophic earthquake and all of the terrible problems the people
there had.  We have done things to help small businesses, agriculture,
and so much else. And we’re going to keep working to help Haiti…”

Funny that there is nothing to prove they ‘helped” Haiti or it’s
people who are dying by the thousands because of poor housing,
contaminated water and nonexistent medical services even though
UN helicopters ferry the elite back and forth over the island.
Haitians weren’t even allowed in the negotiations for the recovery
effort.  Foreign contractors and rich elite were the de facto
government in Haiti for years.

For the Clintons, the boon from Haiti’s earthquake of January
12, 2010 came while HRC was Secretary of State, and Bill Clinton
was the United Nations Special Envoy to Haiti. As soon as massive
numbers of Americans began to donate small sums of money for
earthquake relief, Bill and Hillary Clinton transformed themselves
into the face of Haiti. In their most calculated compassionate voices,
they told stories about their marvelous honeymoon on the island and
implored the public for donations. In reality, in the US State
Department, the mood was festive. On February 1, the US Ambassador
to Haiti, Kenneth Merten, cheerfully titled a section of his
situation report, “THE GOLD RUSH IS ON!”

By March 8, 2010, Bill Clinton had applied sufficient pressure
on President René Préval, to force Haiti’s Lower House to vote yes on
State of Emergency that would allow a group of rich donors to run the
country for 18 months via the IHRC [Hillary Clinton’s Interim Haiti
Recovery Commission]. During the same month, Hillary Clinton went to
Montreal to raise money, ostensibly for Haiti’s reconstruction, and
Bill Clinton went to Davos to collect the rich donors. The next month,
Bill Clinton worked to push his project on Haiti’s Senate, where it
was ironically called a coup d’état d’urgence.

The Senate voted no on April 8, but President Préval insisted on another vote
. In the next vote on April 13, 10 out of 25 senators stayed home to prevent a
quorum.
On April 14, Michelle Obama made a special trip to Haiti, and the next
day the deal was done. The vote was 9 away, 2 abstaining, 1 no, and
13 yes. All but one of the yes votes had come from Préval’s party.   Thus
slightly more than three months after the earthquake, on April 21, 2010
the IHRC was inaugurated.
As the reconstruction money poured in, the IHRC became increasingly
arrogant and opaque. According to the IHRC charter, Clinton and Bellerive
gained the right of final approval over all major construction projects in Haiti.
In addition, they even gave themselves the power to grant titles. Meanwhile,
Haitian ministers and elected officials were blocked from IHRC meetings
because they were “not on the list.”
”The IHRC is estimated to have collected $5.3 billion over two years
and $9.9 billion over three years, without reconstructing much of
anything. This represents more than five times the money that the Clintons have
collected by other mechanisms like the Clinton Foundation or Laureate Education.
Bill Clinton has claimed at various times that he only received 10 percent of
the funds that had been pledged to the IHRC, but even if this were true, a
vast sum of money would still have disappeared. By July 2011, Haiti’s Ministry
of Public Works, Transportation and Communication (MPTC) had approved $3.2 billion of
IHRC projects, but only $0.084 billion (2.6 percent) worth of projects had been
completed.
  With the IHRC, the Clintons established in Haiti their dream government, which I
described, when I first observed it, as  “pay-to-play,” meaning: an unelected government
where political participation is based on money invested. In the IHRC, there were
two parts: one foreign and the other Haitian.
Bill Clinton chaired the foreign section, which included the representatives of 14 donors
[US, European Union (EU), France, Canada, Brazil, Venezuela, Inter-American Development
Bank (IDB), United Nations, World Bank, Organization of American States, CARICOM, the
private donors, the diaspora, and the NGOs].
   Each donor had to pledge to the IHRC $0.10 billion over two years or forgive
$0.20 billion of Haitian debt.In a meeting of the Senate Public Works Committee with the
MPTC on August 11, 2011, the Senate Committee Chair, William Jeanty, said that the IHRC had
not only appropriated for its balance sheets the projects of several Haitian ministries but
also claimed credit for financing MPTC projects that had been funded by the EU and IDB
before the IHRC was formed!
 To date, the only notable IHRC project has been Caracol Industrial Park,
a sweatshop complex in northern Haiti, well away from the earthquake
damage. Its construction was financed by USAID ($0.124 billion) and the
IDB ($0.105 billion), and its unstated purpose was to force the construction
of modern seaports and airports in northern Haiti to support mining. To
create a few thousand slave-wage jobs, this industrial park, built without
regard to its environmental impact, has destroyed the homes of hundreds of
farmers and polluted a pristine river and bay.
On October 13, 2014, the court asked Clinton to provide an audit of the IHRC
funds. Rather than abide by the court’s request,  Clinton claimed immunity
based on the fact that he had been the UN Special Envoy to Haiti.
Well folks,
It really doesn’t take much research to see that the Clinton Crime Family
pulled their normal pay-for-play scam on investors and US taxpayers again.
This by itself is criminal both ethically and legally, but the chances are
good they will get away with it although they are keeping their lawyers
happy.
   What is really more than sad, actually tragic about this whole issue is
that the Clintons’ lack of conscience and moral compass allowed them to
take the money from people who desperately need the help.  Many Americans
donated hard earned money or school kids’ saved lunch money to help the
Haitians in their hour of need just to have it taken by the Clintons.
Then Hillary has the unbelievable gall to brag about how much they helped
the poor children of Haiti. The same children that are dying by the droves of
cholera and typhus because the Clintons absconded with the money for a
water purification plant.


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