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Libyan Oil, Gold, and Qaddafi: The Strange Email Sidney Blumenthal Sent Hillary Clinton In 2011
Vice News ^ | 12 January 2016 | Avi Asher-Schapiro

Posted on 01/20/2016 6:25:32 AM PST by Lorianne

Two weeks after France began bombing Libya, in March, 2011, Hillary Clinton's old friend and advisor Sidney Blumenthal passed her an intelligence memo that supposedly revealed France's true — and quite unflattering— motivations for toppling Libyan dictator Muammar Qaddafi. While France's then-President Nicolas Sarkozy publicly said he wished to free the Libyan people from tyranny, Blumenthal's memo argues that he was driven by a cocktail of less lofty incentives, including a desire for Libyan oil, and a fear that Qaddafi secretly planned to use his vast supply of gold to displace France's primacy in the region.

It appears that Clinton's office too was awash in Libya rumors. Nearly a third of all the emails she received on the security and political situation in Libya during her tenure as Secretary of State came from Blumenthal, a longtime Clinton associate who was not formally employed by the State Department. He was on the payroll of the Clinton Foundation, bringing in $10,000 a month as a consultant, while pursuing his own business interests in Libya. Blumenthal's emails to Clinton now have been made public in response to a FOIA lawsuit filed by VICE News.

Clinton's correspondence reveals that Blumenthal regularly sent her intelligence-cable-style updates on Libya that cited anonymous sources who claimed to be close to the country's political elites.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: gadaffi; hillaryemails; libyagold; libyawar; obamalibya; sidblumental; sidblumenthal

1 posted on 01/20/2016 6:25:32 AM PST by Lorianne
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To: Lorianne

So we really were in someplace for the oil, just it wasn’t Iraq.
And it was a Democrat who had us in there after the oil.
And gold.

2 posted on 01/20/2016 6:31:53 AM PST by Darksheare (Those who support liberal "Republicans" summarily support every action by same.)
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SoS Hillary and her senior staff routinely sent foreign government information among themselves on unsecured networks several times a month... Clinton herself sent at least 17 emails that contained privileged information..... to a friend, Sidney Blumenthal, who was banned from working in government.

The drip drip drip of Hillary/s emails raises new questions about Clinton hanger-on Sidney Blumenthal/s role in the Clinton orbit, including working simultaneously at the State Department and the Clinton well as consulting private businesses looking to make deals in Libya predicated on Khadaffi's ouster.

One memo from Blumenthal to SoS Clinton entitled....My role, Germany, Iran, etc....revealed to Clinton that he had talked to Doug Band, a top aide to former President Bill Clinton and, at the time, an adviser at the Clinton Foundation... who also hired Hillary aide Huma Abedin....adding, It would be helpful if you and I speak soon to define parameters of what projects I should pursue ... [snip]


DOCUMENTED CONSPIRACY AND COLLUSION In 2009, the Clintons duped the public, the Clinton Foundation's Board of Directors, and its wealthy donors by announcing Sidney Blumenthal, a long-time adviser to both Clintons, had been hired...... (wait for it) to work at the Clinton Foundation on a project to promote Bill Clintons presidential legacy.

(waiting for hysterical laughter to die down)

But Sid's secret emails show that, while on the Clinton Foundation payroll, ostensibly promoting Bill's presidential legacy, Blumenthal was privy to valuable inside classified info...that was useful to the greedy Clinton Foundation, its donors, to Sids sideline, consulting businesses looking to profit in Libya.

UPDATE The Clintons foundation con game is being copied by order to rake in honoraria, consultancies, foundation donations, insider business deals. (the greedy Obamas are salivating over their cut from the $150 BILLION Iran deal as we type.)

3 posted on 01/20/2016 6:52:46 AM PST by Liz (SAFE PLACE? A liberal's mind. Nothing's there. Nothing can penetrate it.)
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There is evidence surfacing that neither Hillary Nor her key staff signed the official State Dept exit form required upon termination of employment.
My gut feeling is they didn’t sign off b/c that would have cutoff access to classified and other State Dept the Clintons and their cronies rely on to cash-in.

The FBI should determine if Huma Abedin, Cheryl Mills, Sid Blumenthal and other Clinton cronies are STILL considered State Dept employees-—perhaps as contractors-—and are still receiving classified State Dept mail and cashing US govt paychecks.

REFERENCE Note Brian Pagliano-—billed as Hillary’s personal IT-— left her employ then surfaced on the public payroll as a State Dept contractor.

Taxpayers demand to know who else among the Clinton cronies are cashing US govt paychecks It’s an old bureaucratic trick for a politician to hand-pick people and put them on the public payroll long after you think they’re gone. Who might be listed as a State Dept employee?

<><> Hillary?

<><> Bill Clinton?

<><> Sid Blumenthal?

<><> Huma Abedin,

<><> Huma’s husband?

<><> Cheryl Mills?

<><> Cheryl mills’ live-in David Domenici?

<><> Chelsea Clinton?

<><> Chelsea’s husband?


Demand Congress send you all available information on individuals connected to Hillary still cashing US govt paychecks. In light of the $6 billion missing from the contractor fund when Hillary exited, taxpayers demand to know who is listed as a State Dept contractor.

4 posted on 01/20/2016 6:57:04 AM PST by Liz (SAFE PLACE? A liberal's mind. Nothing's there. Nothing can penetrate it.)
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To: Lorianne
Sidney Blumenthal, what a putz.
5 posted on 01/20/2016 7:03:37 AM PST by TexasCajun (#BlackViolenceMatters)
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To: Liz

7 posted on 01/20/2016 7:09:51 AM PST by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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To: Liz

Obama , Kerry, Clinton all getting a cut of that 130 billion sent to Iran. Makes me sick. Secret foreign bank accounts no doubt

8 posted on 01/20/2016 7:10:15 AM PST by dandiegirl (BO)
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To: Lorianne

This abuse of American military power is PRECISELY why the Founders made CONGRESS the body that declares war.

The War Powers act, when implemented, shall not be deviated from. And the War Powers act should not have been implemented on Libya in the first place. The bombing of Libya remains one of the top ten abuses of power in American history.

A corrupt SoS, a militarily inept POTUS and a spineless House leader allowed France to use American resources to keep the Euro stabilized.

9 posted on 01/20/2016 7:10:42 AM PST by kidd
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To: Darksheare
Qaddafi had amassed a 2 TRILLION dollar fortune during his 40+ years as Libyan dictator.

Much of it was invested in Europe through cut outs and grey area shell companies to avoid sanctions imposed due to Qaddafi's support of terrorism.

Much was also invested in gold.

The entire fortune is no longer in the hands of the Libyan people or the Qaddafi family, but 2 trillion bucks in assets do not evaporate so somebody now controls the Qaddafi fortune.

We went to war with Libya to facilitate the take over of the country by the Muslim Brotherhood and to allow someone to steal control of Qaddafi's fortune.

Find out where Qaddafi's fortune went and you will find the true reason for our overthrow of Qaddafi in Libya.

One of the more interesting comments during the Benghazi attack was a comment made by a State Dept staffer who was totally freaked because the could not find Amb. Stevens and Stevens had in his personal possession a number of very critical and sensitive documents related to oil contracts which could be disastrous if they fell into the wrong hands..

10 posted on 01/20/2016 7:12:03 AM PST by rdcbn ("If what has happened here is not treason, it is its first cousin." Zell Miller)
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To: rdcbn

“Find out where Qaddafi’s fortune went and you will find the true reason for our overthrow of Qaddafi in Libya.”


11 posted on 01/20/2016 7:24:20 AM PST by Darksheare (Those who support liberal "Republicans" summarily support every action by same.)
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To: dandiegirl
The Center for Public integrity/s International Consortium of Investigative Journalists has exposed complex offshore structures to gain tax havens.

The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) focuses on issues such as "cross-border crime, corruption, and the accountability of power".

In 2013, the consortium had 160 member journalists from 60 countries.[40] The ICIJ brings together teams of international journalists for different investigations (over 80 for Offshore leaks).(CREDIT WIKI)


REFERENCE Banks drill anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist funding teaching into the heads of all bank employees. EVERY transaction -- especially by those who are politically involved -- is subject to scrutiny.

There is no way -- categorically N.O. way -- in a Patriot-Act world that anyone could have pulled off what is alleged against the Clinton Foundation. Unless it was a Clinton (or Obama), acting with the express complicity of some very high-ups at some very big banks.

Every suspect transaction will have a report filled out and filed about it. If it involves international transfers and shady characters (think of the latest list of the Friends of Bill) the issues - each and every one -- would be escalated to senior management.

The bank reports themselves are required to be on file for 5 years. Discussion of such reports -- even their existence -- is strictly controlled and generally forbidden. Yet they remain on record.

I suppose it's conceivable that suspicious activity reports were duly passed on to OCC (bank oversight agencies)....and whomever else has jurisdiction and there they were buried. But some bankers still know about them. Unless they weren't filed, and that itself is a crime under the applicable law. (hat tip 9th Life)

12 posted on 01/20/2016 7:27:57 AM PST by Liz (SAFE PLACE? A liberal's mind. Nothing's there. Nothing can penetrate it.)
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13 posted on 01/20/2016 2:00:22 PM PST by AllAmericanGirl44
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14 posted on 01/20/2016 5:57:15 PM PST by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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15 posted on 01/20/2016 5:58:57 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (I'm fed up.)
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To: Liz

Very interesting. I imagine somehow that he has received $ from the Clinton “foundation” too. Those two are so intwined with all their secret dirt on each other. Must be a helluva way to live.

16 posted on 01/21/2016 3:28:04 PM PST by dandiegirl (BO)
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To: rdcbn

I’ve always wondered what happened to Qaddafi’s gold.

17 posted on 01/23/2016 8:53:07 PM PST by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue Ht the testing point. CSLewis)
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