The BBC Asks - What Really Happened With The Clintons In Haiti?

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Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Bitzkrieg blog,

When it comes to the Clintons, where there’s smoke, there’s usually a structure fire. I doubt Haiti is any different.

With that in mind, I wanted to flag an article published earlier today at the BBCWhat really happened with the Clintons in Haiti?

Here are some excerpts:

Donald Trump has said the work of Bill and Hillary Clinton in Haiti was a “disgrace”. What really happened?


“The Clinton family, they are crooks, they are thieves, they are liars,” says Haitian activist Dahoud Andre.


He has been leading protests outside the Clinton Foundation headquarters in Manhattan and Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign base in Brooklyn for the last two years.


He said protesters from his small activist group, the Committee to Mobilize Against Dictatorship in Haiti, will continue to level their allegations – so far all unproven – if the Democratic candidate wins the White House.


Mrs Clinton retorted that she was proud of the foundation’s work, and pointed out her rival’s namesake charity had spent money on a lifesize portrait of himself.


The Clintons’ history with the world’s first black republic dates back to their 1975 honeymoon, when they met a voodoo priest and visited a hotel where Ernest Hemingway once stayed.


Mr Andre is not alone among his compatriots in blaming the once-and-perhaps-future first couple for a litany of ills in Haiti.


Kim Ives, editor of Haiti Liberte newspaper, told the BBC: “A lot of Haitians are not big fans of the Clintons, that’s for sure.”


“The fact the Clintons kind of took over things after the earthquake and did a pretty poor job of it translates to why the Haitians have a pretty dim view of them,” he added.

So what happened?

Mrs Clinton was Secretary of State and Mr Clinton was UN Special Envoy to Haiti when the January 2010 earthquake struck, killing an estimated 220,000 people.


Some $13.3bn (£10.9bn) was pledged by international donors for Haiti’s recovery.


Mr Clinton was appointed co-chairman of the Interim Haiti Recovery Commission (IHRC), along with Haitian Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive.


But the IHRC found itself under fire as frustrations mounted at the slow pace of recovery.


Its mandate was not renewed by the Haitian parliament in 2011.

How about this graphic…



A US Government Accountability Office report discovered no hint of wrongdoing, but concluded the IHRC’s decisions were “not necessarily aligned with Haitian priorities”.

The GAO must have a peculiar definition of “wrongdoing.”

Mr Clinton’s own office at the UN found 9% of the foreign aid cash went to the Haitian government and 0.6% to local organizations.


The bulk of it went to UN agencies, international aid groups, private contractors and donor countries’ own civilian and military agencies.


For example, the Pentagon billed the State Department hundreds of millions of dollars for sending US troops to hand out bottled water and keep order on the streets of Haiti’s ravaged capital, Port-au-Prince.


Jake Johnston, an analyst with the Center for Economic and Policy Research, a nonpartisan group that has studied the quake reconstruction, told the BBC “it’s hard to say it’s been anything other than a failure”.


But he believes the State Department and IHRC simply replicated the mistakes of the whole foreign aid industry by chasing short-term gains instead of building longer-term capacity on the ground.


“They relied too much on outside actors,” Mr Johnston says, “and supplanted the role of the Haitian government and domestic producers.”


After the earthquake, disaster capitalists flocked to the nation of 10 million people, which is about the size of the US state of Massachusetts.


Private contractors were eager to sell services, in what one US envoy described in a Wikileaks-disclosed diplomatic cable as a “gold rush”.


In email exchanges with top Clinton Foundation officials, a senior aide to Mrs Clinton, who was then-secretary of state, kept an eye out for those identified by the abbreviations “FOB” (friends of Bill Clinton) or “WJC VIPs” (William Jefferson Clinton VIPs).


“Need you to flag when people are friends of WJC,” wrote Caitlin Klevorick, a senior State Department official who was vetting incoming offers of assistance coming through the Clinton Foundation.


The emails, which were obtained through a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit by the Republican National Committee, have fuelled claims the Clintons were running a pay-to-play operation, though no hard evidence of this has emerged.


House Republicans are already laying the groundwork for a volley of congressional hearings into the Clinton Foundation in the event the Democratic candidate wins the White House in a week’s time.


Possibly the most enduring criticism of the Clinton Foundation’s work in Haiti stems from its signature project, a garment factory known as the Caracol Industrial Park.


The foundation, working with the Clinton State Department, helped arrange a US-subsidised deal with the Haitian government to build the $300m factory complex in 2012.


Several hundred farmers were evicted from their land to make way for the 600-acre manufacturing site, which produces clothes for retailers such as Old Navy, Walmart and Target.


South Korean textile giant Sae-A Trading Co, which is the main employer at the facility, subsequently donated between $50,000 to $100,000 to the Clinton Foundation.


Mr Clinton declared 100,000 jobs would be created “in short order”.


But the Caracol Industrial Park has created only 8,000 jobs.


In the Little Haiti neighbourhood of Miami that was visited by Mr Trump this September, the head of a local women’s advocacy group has questions for Mrs Clinton.


Marleine Bastien, executive director of Fanm Ayisyen Nan Miyami, believes that Clinton-backed projects have helped global investors more than they have benefited poverty-stricken Haitians.


She told the BBC: “The more Secretary Clinton refrains from responding to the concerns and questions from the people of Haiti, this perception that she’s trying to evade responding will continue.


“Instead of allowing these questions to linger and fester, why not come clean? The questions will not go away, they will continue.”

Come clean? This is the Clintons we’re talking about.

For more on the Clinton Foundation, see:

The Story of How the DOJ Tried to Thwart an FBI Investigation Into the Clinton Foundation

Video of the Day – Ralph Nader on the Clinton Foundation and ‘Pay to Play’

Wall Street Analyst Who Warned on GE Ahead of Crash Calls Clinton Foundation “Charity Fraud”

Exposed – The Clinton Foundation is Running a $20 Million Private Equity Firm in Colombia

How the Clinton Foundation Paid Sidney Blumenthal $10K per Month as He Gave Horrible Libya Advice to the State Dept.

How Donations to the Clinton Foundation Led to Tens of Billions in Weapons Sales to Autocratic Regimes

What Difference Does it Make? 1,100 Foreign Donors to Clinton Foundation Never Disclosed and Remain Secret

Senior Fellow at Sunlight Foundation Calls the Clinton Foundation “A Slush Fund”

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SweetDoug's picture

9 billion, to help a country with 10 million people with a per capita income of $350.

Do the math.

Everybody got 900 bucks or 3X their income.

We should just march in, shoot everyone with a government job, and take 20 years to help them get on their feet.

I'm tired of the Kleptocracy down there.


Bank_sters's picture

"Mr. Epstein was part of the original group that conceived the Clinton Global Initiative, which is described as a project 'bringing together a community of global leaders to devise and implement innovative solutions to some of the world’s most pressing challenges,” read the July 2007 letter to the U.S. Attorney’s office in the Southern District of Florida. “Focuses of this initiative include poverty, climate change, global health, and religious and ethnic conflicts.”


Epstein contributed 3.5 million through a secret swiss bank account.


Bush wipes hand on Clinton's back in haiti


Bush: My Sweet Dad, a Wonderful Father to Bill Clinton and Me ...


Infocat's picture

Epstein is a prime member of the Globalist Cabal thats responsible for 1965.

Bank_sters's picture



George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton: Corruption, Cocaine, and Murder ...

They got red handed flying cocaine into Mena Ark.

VIDEO – The Mena Connection: Bush, Clinton, and CIA drug smuggling part 1/6:


George H.W. Bush to vote for Hillary Clinton - POLITICO
y3maxx's picture

--HIllary just got off the phone w/ Soros.

"What do I do now George?"

"They'ze gonna hang me from the nearest pole if they find out

we kept the cash."

HowdyDoody's picture

"They'ze gonna hang me from the nearest pole" <line goes dead>


Shemp 4 Victory's picture

Hey Bill, who got the money?


IHRC? Who is that?


runswithscissors's picture

“it’s hard to say it’s been anything other than a failure” not for the Klinton CRIME foundation

yippee kiyay's picture
yippee kiyay (not verified) runswithscissors Nov 2, 2016 9:26 PM

And to think conspiracies are only theories.

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LOL123's picture

Soros :don't worry hon, they will never nail down the cash in the web of transactions we have filtered it through... You're safe with me. BFF. Xoxo 

TruthHunter's picture

Hillary s wrong about Trump. I don't recall
him ever styling his nonprofit foundation as
a charity.

General Titus's picture

I believe Barry Seal the biggest drug smuggler in history, who worked for the US government, did some cocaine for national guard armoery weapons drops at Mena. Mel Gibson's "Air America" was loosely based on Seal's criminal government exploits

Bank_sters's picture

Now we can see how these vicious fuckers can start wars and then crack jokes at state dinners the same night. THEY HAVE NO CONSCIENCE.  

Watch this!

Clinton laughing at Ron Brown funeral.

Paul Kersey's picture

Secretary of State Clinton replied:

"What's wrong with these people? I mean, if you can't rip off the poorest people on earth, then who can you rip off?

Wait, don't answer that. Someday soon, when I'm President, I'll rob so many people blind that it will make Bernie Madoff and Jon Corzine look like a loose change pickpockets."

Freddie's picture

$9 billion dollars?   They could have built 257,000 homes for $35,000 each in Haiti with that money.   You can build these strong pre-fab homes, not mobile homes, for that kind of money.

I would bet most of that $9 billion was stolen.  Where is tax cheat Bono when you need him?   Phony Mic.

live free's picture

I almost grew up in Haiti, and have been back multiple times.

The "relief" from the earthquake was pathetic and I remember my Dad saying, this was what 100's or millions of dollars gets?  We talked quite a bit about it, but didn't get it then fully.

Then last year a haitian told my Dad during a trip, that a beautiful beach they drove by was "Clinton Beach".

Then Haitian's started coming out denouncing the Clintons.... now it all makes sense.  They stole most of the money donated to help Haiti.  Not only that, but what they did spend was spent on frivolous BS such as the olympic soccer training center which we drove by.  Most haitians can't even afford to get to it.

Then industrial parks were built in remote areas that made no sense..... It's all F-ing BS and they stole the money.

TheVillageIdiot's picture

Yes. Yes they did steal all the money. As I have stated on ZH before, three separate experiences with those soulless fucks. You want to end their bloodline....

Gold Eyed Cat's picture

How come this article did not mention the super rare Haiti gold mining contract she secured for her brother who had never worked in mining ever!

Archibald Buttle's picture

lol. never worked ever. surprised?

So-Now-What's picture

Shameless & Zero-Empathy..


Are they Reptilians with human-mask ??


How else to explain their rultless behaviour ??

GRDguy's picture

One of the older books on sociopaths was titled "The Mask of Sanity."

Fits, doesn't it.

eclectic syncretist's picture

All in a days work at the Clinton Foundation.


HowdyDoody's picture

Running a prestigious foundation such as the Clinton Foundation doesn't come cheap. The money for the expenses has to come from somewhere. /sarc

nmewn's picture

0.6% went to domestic Haitian organizations.

9.6% to the Haitian government (lol).

89.8% went to "international organizations". 

Well I gotta say, todays standards of Hillary Foundation payouts to "charity" have increased all the way up to 5-6% going to where its supposed to go (the poor & the victimized) so the "foundation" really is making "progress"!

We just need to give them some moar...time ;-) 

neilhorn's picture

... and more opportunity to make money. ;) Perhaps they can rent out the Lincoln Bedroom once again.

Archibald Buttle's picture

time is something all of us have in spades. we all have to tighten the screws a bit, and just give them some moar of the few FRNs we get to keep after the bills get paid. that's all that matters. and besides, it's all going to a good cause, right? RIGHT?!

billhicks's picture

Beeb telling it like it is surely not?!?

CJgipper's picture

Now?  It took this f'n long???? NOW??????

billhicks's picture

Maybe they'll revisit their building 7 coverage ;-)

funkyfreddy's picture

BBC have been extremely pro clinton until now. This will be one of their stories they publish but not promote at all so if it ever becomes widespread knowledge they can then promote it a little and then claim as evidence how fair and impartial they are (not).

USofAzzDownWeGo's picture

First they get us to fight all their wars over there in the Middle East, starting civil wars, destabalizing, creating ISIS groups, etc.. all for the Greater Israel Project and then they force USA and Europe to have mass immigration policies which flows all of the people we just bombed and destroyed to come here. And oh yea, Israel doesn't take any immigrants or refugees... that's only for us. And they run/own/control 100% of our media so you'll never know this unless you do some research... which no one does. Our ally? ROFLMMFAO!!! Biggest joke in history... well, one of them. Wake the fuck up America, you've been used like a dirty whore for waaaay too long now.

General Titus's picture

Barbara Lerner Spectre a member of the 13th tribe has openy revealed that her and her 13th tribe are pushing the musims and turd world invaders in to almost every Western nation to destroy them (except in Orthodox Christian Russian allied nations)   Kevin McDonald the great writer of books about them has been saying their may be a reaction against them as many people are starting to take notice of that fact.

"Top Five Clinton Donors Are Jewish" - How Anti-Semitic Is This Fact?

Top five Clinton donors Are Jewish, campaign tally shows.

Something is wrong with the above statement. Isn't it anti-semitic? Did Trump say that? Readers of that statement may assume, somewhat reasonably, that there is a club of rich Jewish people controlling the Clinton campaign and, maybe, Clinton herself. That sounds like it was taken from the fake Protocols of the Elders of Zion. It clearly must be anti-semitic.

It is also true.

Facts have no bias. They can't be anti-semitic (or can they?). But while facts as such can not have a racial-religious bias, openly stating them surely can. Thus the above statement is anti-semitic. The fact itself isn't bad, reporting it publicly is bad, bad, bad.

Who but an alt-right rag would report such at all? And for what purpose if not for spreading anti-semitism?

Well - quot licet jovi, ...

Jewish papers are of course allowed to report such a fact. That isn't anti-semitic. It is solely to brag about Jewish powers. Within the club that is not only allowed, but welcome. Thus Haaretz writes (sourced to the the Jewish Telegraph Agency) under the identity defining headline at the top of this post:

Haim Saban, George Soros and others stand at the head of a list of wealthy donors who contributed mainly via super PACs.

The Washington Post analysis, posted October 24, named the top donors, who are contributing $1 of every $17 of the over $1 billion amassed for the Democratic nominee’s presidential run.

They are Donald Sussman, a hedge fund manager; J.B. Pritzker, a venture capitalist, and his wife, M.K.; Haim Saban, the Israeli-American entertainment mogul, and his wife, Cheryl; George Soros, another hedge funder and a major backer of liberal causes, and Daniel Abraham, a backer of liberal pro-Israel causes and the founder of SlimFast.

Many of the big Clinton campaign donors also give to the Clinton Foundation which at times is a washing machine to put money into the Clinton's private accounts. It is kind of difficult to understand where Clinton Inc begins and where it ends. Campaign funds, Clinton foundation, speech fees, private accounts - does it even matter? Surely those who pay, to whatever Clinton entity, expect a service in return. Given the Clinton's occupations as Senator, Secretary of State and President the ask in return is unlikely to be commercial. It will be political.

And here is why it matters that the five top donors to Clinton's campaign are Jewish, and all big supporters of Israel. (Haim Saban: "I'm a one-issue guy, and my issue is Israel.") They surely will ask for political favors in the interest of the Zionist entity. This is also the reason why Haaretz, an Israeli paper, finds the strong racial-religious bias at the top Clinton campaign tally newsworthy. Big money paid to a Clinton entity can directly effect U.S. policies towards Israel. It buys its acquiescence to Israeli escapades even when those are not consistent U.S. interests.

Clinton's positions towards Syria, Iran and Russia (which limits Israel's freedom of action) are surely not independent of Israeli interests.

But that is of course, anti-semitic speculation ...

The Old Man's picture

And yet blindly the American population goes into the coming election unknowingly being led by people who make money and push influence in America for the sake of profit unto themselves and their controllers. Ain't life great!


The Old Man

General Titus's picture

That's why they love "Democracy". Control the media, control the education system, & control the elections.  See the fall of both Rhodesia & South Africa for the liberal democracy multicultural model which is being used in the US, Canada, Australia, & EU nations.

newworldorder's picture

Haiti - Another BS Globalist money junket for the dogooder elite. 

E.F. Mutton's picture

Sean Penn expects a Nobel for the goat pen he built.

the French bitch's picture

Sean Penn was the only one down there trying to sincerely help out, with no prospect of reward,

General Titus's picture

For a few tens of millions of illegal campaign contributions and bribes, the Clintons and the DemocRats gave communist China guidance missile technology, Permenant Normal Trade Relations (PNTR) and entry into the WTO. over many member nations protests. In essence for money the Clintons & DemocRats sold ALL OF US down the river.  Wake up and rise!

gregga777's picture

To be blunt the Clinton's are criminal scumbags. They raped Haiti figuratively and literally.

I hate, despise and loathe the Clinton's and their KKK (Klinton Krime Klan) more than any string of words could ever describe. They are human filth and garbage. They leave a trail of Arkancided (aka murdered) bodies and steaming, stinking, oozing corrupt slime everywhere they go and on anything they touch. They represent everything that is wrong with America and nothing that is good about America.

The Revolution begins when irredeemable Hillary Rodham "Bill the Pedophile's Pimp" Clinton and her KKK (Klinton Krime Klan) provably, based on abundant video evidence, using George Soros' corrupt SmartMatic voting machines, STEALS the 2016 Presidential elections.

I'm saving my popcorn to eat while watching irredeemable LIARy the Rotten Rodent Clinton and her KKK (Klinton Krime Klan) and associated criminals go to the gallows and guillotines. It's going to be the greatest show in world history.

I hope to outlive both Clinton's because I'm going to celebrate the anniversaries of their deaths annually for as long as I live. I just hope to live for a very very long time so that I can have a lot of Clinton death day celebrations.

InsanityIsWinning's picture

I may be the only one that hates them more than you . . . and imagine, we are stuck with that for 8 years.  Trump's right when he said "this is the last chance we'll have" . . . Hillary and the left know the enemy - White heterosexual males. We will be a minority (without the fringe benefits) as she opens the gates, illegals will be given the vote.  War, nuclear war may be our only chance to cleanse this corrupt shit country.

General Titus's picture

In 1998, President Bill Clinton, in a now-famous address to students at Portland State University, remarked:

Today, largely because of immigration, there is no majority race in Hawaii or Houston or New York City. Within five years, there will be no majority race in our largest state, California. In a little more than 50 years, there will be no majority race in the United States. No other nation in history has gone through demographic change of this magnitude in so short a time ... [These immigrants] are energizing our culture and broadening our vision of the world. They are renewing our most basic values and reminding us all of what it truly means to be American.

bidaskspread's picture

I just have a few questions, why does it 7 years to question this shit? Why was the original findings acceptable? Who is going to be held accountable?

Goldennutz's picture

Who is going to be held accountable?


You are kidding, right?


3,000 Americans died on 9/11 and NO ONE was held accountable so what's a few of those "people that annoy you" matter?

south40_dreams's picture

Day one of HRC presidency

1. Nuke Haiti


Karl Marxist's picture

And Assange with just a very small nuke, say around 1 kiloton. That outta do it, right, Hillary? Right.

Vinividivinci's picture

Adter Trump drains the figurative swamp in DC...
he's gonna drain the literal swamp in Haiti.

Gunga's picture

Hillary will do for America what she did for Haiti

Archibald Buttle's picture

wait, so you are telling me if i vote for hillary i have a  miniscule chance of getting a FREE toxic trailer home? done and done. are you using that ballot? can i borrow it?