The Bush family started two (2) wars with Iraq for no other purpose than to protect BUSH BIG SAUDI OIL. The limp filthy Saudis, just like their coward neighbors, the Kuwaitis, didn’t want to defend themselves from ol’ Saddam. Why should they? Bush knew there’d be good money in war! So, after the filthy SAUDIS invaded us 9-11, Bush got the second war going for that purpose. The Bush family operates their global rape and pillage enterprise through a firm called CARLYLE GROUP. Half the members of CARLYLE GROUP are filthy SAUDIS.
It was the job of BUSH LACKEY, JAMES BAKER, to defend the filthy SAUDIS in Courts from lawsuits of their American victims. Meanwhile the whores in Congress were passing one tax break after another for BIG BUSH OIL, and the Hillary, Billary Bullshit Library was taking money hand over fist from the same filthy SAUDIS.
One of my all time favorites of this fucking piece of shit named GEORGE W BUSH, was when his staff finally convinced him to head to KATRINA. By the time he got there he had a plane full of NO-BID DEALS f0r HALLIBURTON. Bush barely put his foot on the tarmac and by Presidential directive, dropped federal minimum wage so HALLIBURTON’S dirty profits would be even greater by hiring illegals with stolen social security numbers. Bush then invited the illegals to storm that end of the American border, like they do daily all the rest. The illegals poured in, along with the usual Mexican gangs and pregnant women. Birth rates surged, as did Mexican crime as it does wherever the Mexicans occupy.
Then our old fuck-face President, knowing his profound incompetence and corruption could quite possibly lead to an IMPEACHMENT, signaled to closet republican, corporate sell-out whore DIANNE FEINSTEIN, that he liked the way she sold her country out to RED CHINA, being CHINA’S bought whore in Congress, so Bush invited FEINSTEIN, and her pimp-husband and global white collar criminal, RICHARD C BLUM, to feed at the CARLYLE WAR PROFITEERING HOG’S TROUGH. Feinstein showed up, as she always does when there’s a deal to exploit, along with BOXER’S VOTE, and started packing up her war loot. With her first WAR PROFITEERING check, Feinstein acquired another mansion to add to the nearly $50 million, with a $17 million San Francisco war profiteering mansion. BOTH FEINSTEIN, BOXER, and sister PELOSI promised BUSH that as they’d all three made out so well under eight years of Bush corruption, they’d protect him from being removed from office.
NOW FEINSTEIN IS SMELLING OUT WAR PROFITS IN OBAMA’S EXPANSION OF THE MINDLESS WAR IN AFGHANISTAN!
DIANNE FEINSTEIN, like Bush, is an advocate for OPEN BORDERS, NO E-VERIFY, NO ENFORCEMENT OF EXISTING LAWS PROHIBITING EMPLOYERS FROM HIRING ILLEGALS WITH STOLEN SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBERS, NO WALL, NO ENGLISH ONLY, NO ID FOR ILLEGALS TO VOTE.
EVEN after the AMERICA people overwhelmingly expressed their contempt for 16 years of HILLARY, BILLARY, BUSH sell out to WALL ST, and the illegals, Feinstien, and her lap-bitch, * Barbara “BRIBES” Boxer, went to town trying to get 4 FUCKING MILLION illegal farm workers amnesty despite the fact that one-third of all illegal farm workers end up on gringo welfare!!!
THERE WILL NEVER BE AN UNEMPLOYMENT NUMBER HIGH ENOUGH for our own government, our should I say the government BIG BUSINESS, FRONTED BY THE U. S. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE bought, for them to stop the Mexican invasion and occupation of 38 million illegals (don’t buy their crap there’s only 12 million. Half the population of California alone has Mexican flags tucked in their pockets and can’t speak a word of English!)
THERE WILL NEVER BEEN ENOUGH OF YOUR TAX DOLLARS PAID OUT IN WELFARE TO ILLEGALS. California pays out $18 BILLION a year to illegals, and you won’t find a single word about budget balancing and ridding the state of the Mexican occupiers. Los Angeles alone, under the virulently racist La Raza mayor, ANTONIO “TACO RUNT” VILLARAIGOSA, pays out $40 MILLION PER MONTH in welfare to illegals, and in that city, characterized by the Christian Science Monitor as “MEXICAN GANG CAPITAL OF AMERICA”, forty-seven percent of those employed are ILLEGALS.
NOW BACKPEDALLING BARACK, ALSO A HISPANDERING POLITICIAN AIMING FOR AMNESTY, has an economic recovery package to rebuild America. WHERE HAVE YOU SEEN ANY CONSTRUCTION SITE IN CALIFORNIA WHERE THERE’S EVEN ONE LEGAL??? AREN’T THEY ALL SPANISH SPEAKING ILLEGALS???
Now call Feinstein, and ask her how long she’s hired ILLEGALS in her San Francisco hotel, and then call Nancy, and ask her how long she’s vowed NO WALL WITH NARCO MEX, and how long she’s hired ILLEGALS at her $20 million dollar St. Helena, Napa winery!
THE WHORES HAVE SOLD US OUT AT EVERY CORNER, AND THAT’S NOT GOING TO CHANGE WITH OBAMA! THAT’S WHY HE’S BROUGHT THEM TIGHT INTO HIS CIRCLE. IT’S BUSINESS AS USUAL!
February 15, 2009
More Annals of Global Greed Inc.
Halliburton and its former KBR subsidiary have agreed to pay $579 million in fines to settle criminal and regulatory charges of having bribed foreign officials to win billions in construction contracts. There may be some taxpayer comfort in the fact that this scandal was rooted in Nigeria, not Iraq, where the Halliburton megacorporation (you know, the one Dick Cheney ran before he became vice president) reaped multibillions as the Bush administration’s most favored no-bid contractor.
Still, there are a lot of unanswered questions about Halliburton’s practices in Iraq, with numerous complaints of overpricing and ineptitude. Its corporate conduct in the Nigerian scheme is hardly encouraging and should compel tighter scrutiny of its Iraq failures.
Across a decade, KBR and Halliburton paid $180 million in bribes to Nigerian officials to secure $6 billion in contracts for building natural gas processing equipment. Under the settlement with federal authorities, Halliburton will pay most of the penalties, with KBR, its subsidiary during the bribery scheme, pleading guilty to hiring international bagmen to regularly grease Nigerian officials with million-dollar satchels of cash. A former KBR executive who deemed bribery a worthwhile cost of doing business now faces prison time.
The current KBR hierarchy declares that the malefactors are now all gone, and says that the record-sized penalties have closed an “unfortunate chapter in KBR’s rich and storied history.” Just how rich and storied is suggested in the settlement’s provision that KBR “disgorge” $177 million in “ill-gotten profits.”
NEW YORK TIMES
July 3, 2008
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Unless Congress closes a gaping hole in the law against war profiteering, companies ripping off taxpayers in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars may never be fully prosecuted. This is because the latest conflicts are not declared wars.
The anti-fraud law dating to World War II allows prosecution of contractors up to three years after a war ends. But this statute of limitations was omitted from the resolutions authorizing military force in Iraq and Afghanistan, which carried no formal war declaration.
Investigators say that current war fraud runs into untold billions, including faulty ammunition and vehicles and not-so-bullet-proof vests. Investigative officials and the inspector general for Iraq reconstruction have testified that they’re hampered by the ongoing conflicts and need more time to catch contract thieves after they end.
On both the war front and the home front, the government must do a far more convincing job of going after profiteers who are gouging the taxpayers.
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March 1, 2006 The Democrats' Daddy Warbucks
Feinstein family war profits, part II
Sen. Dianne Feinstein's husband, Richard Blum, could well be called the Democrats' Daddy Warbucks. He's scored bundles from war contracts. He has recently purchased a $16.5 million crib in San Francisco and along with his wife has handed hundreds of thousands of dollars over to fellow Democrats. Since the 2000 election cycle, Blum has contributed over $75,000 to the Democratic Senatorial Committee, and thousands more to individual Democrats, including John Kerry, Robert Byrd, Joe Lieberman, Ted Kennedy, and Barbara Boxer. Richard Blum's history as an entrepreneur began at the ripe age of 23 when he began to work for the San Francisco brokerage firm Sutro & Company. Blum quickly climbed the ranks and became a partner by the age of 30. According the San Francisco Chronicle, "Blum proved that he had an eye for fixer-upper properties when he led a partnership that acquired the struggling Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus for $8 million – then sold it to Mattel Inc. four years later for $40 million." In 1975, Blum went out on his own and formed a brokerage agency. Today, Blum's lofty firm, Blum Capital, holds positions in more than 20 companies, including real estate giants, credit bureaus, and yes, even military contractors. Blum sees himself as an altruistic capitalist, claims one of his ex-employees: "He likes to go after companies that are down and out, and bring their stock back to life. He thinks he's doing good." Blum shares a large stake in Perini, a civil construction company that is happily employed in Iraq and Afghanistan. But not all of Blum's war profits come from Perini. In 1975, his venture capital firm went after fledging construction and design company URS when the business was about to be bought out by another corporation. Since then, Blum has increased his stock in URS, capitalizing on its recent military contracts. Unlike Blum's dabbling with Barnum & Bailey, his current profits aren't so safe for child consumption. Here are the basics to date: Blum currently holds over 111,000 shares of stock in URS Corporation, which is now one of the top defense contractors in the United States. Blum is an acting director of URS, which bought EG&G, a leading provider of technical services and management to the U.S. military, from The Carlyle Group in 2002. Carlyle's trusty advisers, past and present, include former President George H.W. Bush, James Baker, and ex-SEC Commissioner Arthur Levitt, among other prominent neoconservatives and Washington power brokers. URS and Blum have since banked on the Iraq war, scoring a phat $600 million contract through EG&G. As a result, URS has seen its stock price more than triple since the war began in March 2003. Blum has cashed in over $2 million on this venture alone and another $100 million for his investment firm. "As part of EG&G's sale price," reports the San Francisco Chronicle, "Carlyle acquired a 21.74 percent stake in URS – second only to the 23.7 percent of shares controlled by Blum Capital." The Carlyle Group has long been accused of exploiting its political connections to turn a profit. And if Carlyle can come under the microscope for its government ties and war profiteering, as it did in Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11, than surely Blum's URS ought to be subject to the same scrutiny. Owen Blicksilver, Blum's spokesman, claims his boss and Sen. Feinstein have never talked shop at home in their gated mansion: "Mr. Blum and Sen. Feinstein have never had any discussions about outsourcing, government contracts, or URS." If this were a Republican senator's spouse scoring bundles off the spoils of war and passing it along to fellow Republicans, the liberals would be up in arms. But since Dianne Feinstein is a leading Democrat, mum's the word. Partisanship trumps ethics. The Byrne Report Hawk Tale By Peter Byrne ON JAN. 18, California senator Dianne Feinstein introduced Dr. Condoleezza Rice at a Senate nomination hearing for Secretary of State in terms so saccharine that molasses seemed to ooze out of her mouth. She was a precocious child, Feinstein purred. She has skill, judgment and poise. She loves football. Bush loves her. "The problems we face abroad are complex and sizable. If Dr. Rice's past performance is any indication, though, we can rest easy." That very same day, Feinstein's husband, Richard Blum, took advantage of a spike in the price of his URS Corporation stock. He sold a third of his holdings in the defense contractor for $57 million, according to filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. With Rice confirmed, the business of death and occupation looks rosy as hell for Feinstein, who--let's get real--benefits tremendously from sharing community property with Blum. URS' largest customer is the U.S. Army, which accounted for 17 percent ($587 million) of its cash revenue in 2004. In 2001, URS enjoyed a mere $169 million in defense contracts. Now, its war contracts total more than $2 billion. According to its annual report, the San FranciscoÐbased URS anticipates that profits will rocket up in 2005, because "operations in the Middle East are expected to generate increased work related to the development of weapons systems, the training of military pilots and the maintenance, upgrade and repair of military vehicles." Provided, of course, that our hawkish leadership remains as poised and lovable as the new Secretary of State. Feinstein, who sits on the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, is an advocate of first-strike warfare, even though it flouts international law and the standards of common decency. Interestingly, her Financial Disclosure Report for 2003 was more than three times the size of her 2002 disclosure (Feinstein's 2003 disclosure numbers 133 pages, compared to Sen. Barbara Boxer's six-page report). The Feinstein-Blum portfolio is crammed with multimillion dollar investments in the military-industrial-financial complex and corporations that heavily exploit Third World peoples. The senator has a lot to lose should the neoconservative war machine falter. Hubby holds a controlling interest in another engineering firm, Perini Corporation of Framingham, Mass. Perini ranks No. 6 by dollar amount in war-related government contracts in the Middle East. According to its annual report, "Perini proudly supports the U.S. government with global rapid response capabilities for defense, reconstruction and security." Perini builds military facilities and roads in Afghanistan, electrical infrastructure in Iraq and U.S. embassies around the world. After the Senate, Feinstein included, approved Bush's war plans in 2002, Perini's defense contract awards soared from negligible to $2.52 billion. But, as with many of the sole-source, open-ended contracts awarded to politically connected firms, there are problems with accountability. Last summer, Department of Defense auditors determined that Perini could not adequately justify its costs in Iraq as fair and reasonable. That's government-speak for: They're gouging the #!$% out of us. Perini is heavily engaged in military and municipal public works projects inside the United States; at least two are also under investigation for contract fraud. For example, the city of San Francisco has sued general contractor Perini--which was in a joint venture with the Tutor-Saliba construction firm--for $100 million in cost overruns at a San Francisco International Airport project. The lawsuit alleges that the joint venture engaged in "a sophisticated pattern of fraud," including inflating costs, fabricating delays and setting up minority front companies to exploit affirmative-action preferences. The attorney general of Massachusetts is looking into alleged false claims made by a Perini joint venture in the "Big Dig" urban highway construction boondoggle in Boston. Ron Tutor, owner of Tutor-Saliba and CEO of Perini, bought into the latter company, along with Blum, as it teetered on the edge of solvency in the mid- 1990s due to a bad real estate investment. It rebounded, thanks to the firm's sudden ability to obtain lucrative U.S. military and government contracts, which, of course, had nothing to do with the fact that Blum's powerful wife has her hands on the military's purse strings. Remarkably, Perini grossed $1.37 billion in 2003, up 27 percent from the previous year, before the U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq. Perini attributes its rocketing profits to "increased volume of work in Iraq and Afghanistan." As a risk factor, the firm notes that continued demand for its military services depends upon "the political situation in Iraq," which, logically, means that it desires the bloody war and useless occupation to continue indefinitely--a wish that hawktails with the foreign policy positions of Bush, Rice, Rumsfeld and Feinstein. I almost forgot: Perini Corp. is the nation's most active builder of Indian-fronted casinos. That explains a few things about Sen. Feinstein and the politics of gambling, soon to be revealed in greater detail in this space. GOOGLE
Barbara Boxer, an utterly worthless senator, spends her time voting for anything that puts money
into Feinstein’s husband’s pockets. Boxer writes pulp fiction, goes on multi-city tours, keeps her fat ass on the senate’s so called, ETHICS COMMITTEE so that there’s no investigation into her crimes, or Feinstein’s war profiteering. Boxer siphons off “consultant” bribes to her son, Oakland lawyer Douglas Boxer, and takes big money from Feinstein’s pimp-husband, RICHARD C BLUM, to keep her mouth shut and vote as she’s told. BLUM pays out bribes to DEMS all over the country so there’s no investigation into Feinstein. CLINTON, KERRY, KENNEDY the other war whore, JOE LIEBERMAN, and probably OBAMA have taken hands full of FEINSTEIN-BLUM DIRTY MONEY.