The next time you see an Islamic State beheading video or read news about the terror group killing dozens of innocent people with a suicide bomb, think of Hillary Clinton.
Clinton, who may be the next president of the United States, is financially connected to a company that worked with the Islamic State. The connection was revealed in the latest WikiLeaks tranche.
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) August 1, 2016
Lafarge, the world’s largest producer of construction materials, paid taxes to the Islamic State, according to a report by the French newspaper Le Monde. It also bought oil stolen by IS according to investigations by Zaman al-Wasl, an independent news outlet run by elements of the Syrian opposition.
“A French cement company based in the northeastern countryside of Aleppo province is buying fuel and oil from the Islamic State, documents obtained by Zaman al-Wasl showed,” Ethar Abdulhaq writes for Zaman al-Wasl.
“The data, emails and documents revealed that Lafarge Cement Syria has been buying fuel from ISIS, besides negligence of safety procedures for the 2500 workers in the factory, as well as using dangerous chemical can be used for making explosives and fuel for rockets, added to discrimination in paying ransoms of millions of pounds to free Alawite abducted workers, ignoring other abductees,” the site notes with clumsy translation.
The Canary reported on July 29:
Emails discovered by Le Monde reveal that Lafarge – which merged with Swiss cement maker Holcim in 2015 – had made “arrangements […] with the jihadist group to continue production until September 19, 2014.”
Most of these emails seem to have been first obtained by Zaman al-Wasl. Lafarge’s Syria operations ended on that date when Isis took over the firm’s facility in Jalabiya.
Documents show that Lafarge’s Paris headquarters were fully aware of the business deal with Isis. The company even sent a representative into Isis territory “to get permission from Isis group to let employees past checkpoints,” reports Le Monde.
A “pass stamped with an Isis group stamp and endorsed by [Isis] finance chief in the Aleppo region” confirms Lafarge’s deal with Daesh to allow the free circulation of its goods.
“Lafarge, a U.S. cement maker owned by a French conglomerate, was one of [Hillary Clinton’s] largest sources of income, paying her $31,000 a year to serve on its board,” The Washington Post reported at the time.
From the Canary:
From 1990 to 1992, Clinton served on Lafarge’s Board of Directors. Under her tenure, Lafarge’s Ohio subsidiary was caught burning hazardous waste to fuel cement plants. Clinton defended the decision at the time.
Then just before her husband, Bill Clinton, was elected president in 1992, Lafarge was fined $1.8 million by the Environmental Protection Agency for these pollution violations. Hillary Clinton had left the board of Lafarge in spring, just after her husband won the Democrat nomination. A year later, under Bill’s presidency, the Clinton administration reduced Lafarge’s EPA fine to less than $600,000.
In the late 1980s, according to an archived investigative report in the American Spectator, Hillary Clinton was connected to Lafarge when the firm was involved in facilitating CIA support for Saddam Hussein’s secret weapons programme.
A Justice Department investigation was squashed to protect Clinton and investigators from other agencies were “waved off” when they came too close to revealing the involvement of intelligence agencies in illegally selling arms to Hussein.
I wrote about the large-scale effort to arm Saddam Hussein in 2002, prior to the invasion of Iraq.
The Lafarge affair is merely the latest Clinton revelation. She is by far the least qualified candidate in modern history, and yet the establishment media portray her as a savior of the working people and an advocate of women’s rights.
Few if any ask how this corrupt and criminal woman could be an advocate for the rights of women. She is directly responsible for killing thousands of them in Libya and Syria. She is also responsible for voting for the invasion of Iraq which killed over 1.5 million Iraqis. Her husband enforced a sanctions regime on Iraq that killed 500,000 children.
If elected, millions more will die.