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REPORT: US Cash Is Being Airlifted Into Afghanistan


Reported by VARUN HUKERI | GENERAL ASSIGNMENT & ANALYSIS REPORTER | October 07, 2021

Read more at https://dailycaller.com/2021/10/07/afghanistan-taliban-airlift-us-cash-aid/

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U.S. and international officials are preparing to airlift U.S. cash into Afghanistan for humanitarian assistance while “denying assets” for the Taliban government and its leaders, according to Reuters. Emergency funding for Afghanistan, aimed at preventing a humanitarian crisis amid food shortages and political upheaval, would see U.S. cash flown into Kabul for distribution through banks, Reuters reported. Officials reportedly plan to send $200 in direct cash to Afghans without involving the Taliban.

The U.S. and Europe have reportedly discussed creating an international trust fund to bypass the Taliban government and fund local services. International groups such as the World Food Program and the United Nations are also considering flying in U.S. cash, officials said, according to Reuters.

A U.S. Treasury official said the department would allow humanitarian assistance through international and non-governmental organizations, Reuters reported.

On the international level, one approach could see the World Food Program airlift U.S. dollars and distribute them to people to purchase essentials such as food. A second approach could see the U.N. send cash currently held in banks, according to internal policy documents obtained by Reuters.

The Taliban takeover of Afghanistan and departure of U.S. troops has led foreign donors and investors to pull billions from the country.

The International Monetary Fund suspended Afghanistan’s access to its resources, including $460 million in emergency reserves on Aug. 18. The World Bank halted aid to Afghanistan one week later due to concerns about “development prospects, especially for women,” the BBC reported

The U.S. also froze billions of dollars in assets from accounts held in Afghanistan’s central bank, a Biden administration official told Axios. The move has prevented the Taliban government from accessing an estimated $9.4 billion in international reserves.

Around 75% of public spending in Afghanistan had been financed by foreign grants prior to the Taliban takeover, according to the World Bank. International groups warn that 14 million Afghans are facing hunger and the country’s economy could collapse amid a major cash shortage.

“If the country collapses, we will all pay the consequences,” a senior European Union official said, according to Reuters. “No one wants to rush into a recognition of the Taliban, but we need to deal with them. The question is not if … but how.”

EXCLUSIVE: IRS Launches Investigation Of Clinton Foundation


waving flagAuthored by Richard Pollock, Reporter / 07/26/2016

Vote In One and you get them allIRS Commissioner John Koskinen referred congressional charges of corrupt Clinton Foundation “pay-to-play” activities to his tax agency’s exempt operations office for investigation, The Daily Caller News Foundation has learned. The request to investigate the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation on charges of “public corruption” was made in a July 15 letter by 64 House Republicans to the IRS, FBI and Federal Trade Commission (FTC). They charged the foundation is “lawless.”

The initiative is being led by Rep. Marsha Blackburn, a Tennessee Republican who serves as the vice chairwoman of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, which oversees FTC. The FTC regulates public charities alongside the IRS. The lawmakers charged the Clinton Foundation is a “lawless ‘pay-to-play’ enterprise that has been operating under a cloak of philanthropy for years and should be investigated.”

Koskinen’s July 22 reply came only a week after the House Republicans contacted the tax agency. It arrived to their offices Monday, the first opening day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

“We have forwarded the information you have submitted to our Exempt Organizations Program in Dallas,” Koskinen told the Republicans.

The Exempt Organization Program is the division of the IRS that regulates the operations of public foundations and charities. It’s the same division that was led by former IRS official Lois Lerner when hundreds of conservative, evangelical and tea party non-profit applicants were illegally targeted and harassed by tax officials.

Blackburn told The DCNF she believes the IRS has a double standard because, “they would go after conservative groups and religious groups and organizations, but they wouldn’t be looking at the Clinton Foundation for years. It was as if they choose who they are going to audit and question. It’s not right.” 

Blackburn said she and her colleagues will “continue to push” for answers on the Clinton Foundation’s governing policies, including its insular board of directors. She said they also will examine conflicts of interest and “follow the money trail.”

“In my opinion, there’s a lack of good governance, there is the appearance of conflicts of interest, and there are continued questions about the financial dealings,” she told The DCNF.

House Republicans singled out Laureate Education and Uranium One as two companies that seemed to have paid lavish sums to the Clintons and later received official government benefits. Laureate hired former President Bill Clinton as “honorary chancellor,” paying him $16.5 million over five years. The Baltimore-based company, which operates for-profit universities in 28 countries, also donated between $1 million and $5 million to the Clinton Foundation, according to the foundation’s web site.

While Bill was collecting a paycheck from the company and his wife was secretary of state, the International Finance Corporation (IFC), an arm of the World Bank, invested $150 million in Laureate. It was the largest-ever single IFC investment to an educational company. The United States government is the largest contributor to the IFC. During that same period, the Department of State’s U.S. Agency for International Development awarded $55 million to the International Youth Foundation. Laureate CEO Douglas Becker is on the foundation’s board of directors. International Youth Foundation, the Clinton Foundation and Laureate jointly participated in foundation programs.

A Laureate spokesman denied the quid pro quo charges: “Allegations of any quid pro quo between Laureate, the International Youth Foundation and the Clintons are completely false,” she told The DCNF, adding, “the IFC’s decision to invest in Laureate had no connection to and was not influenced in any way whatsoever by Hillary Clinton.”Partyof Deceit Spin and Lies

The IFC also awarded $150 million to another company owned by Frank Giustra, a close friend of Bill Clinton. Giustra donated $100 million to create the “Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership” within the Clinton Foundation. The funds went to Pacific Infrastructure, a company in which Giustra had a significant financial stake. The company was to build a port and oil pipeline in Colombia that was strenuously opposed by environmental and human rights groups because the pipeline sliced through five indigenous villages and forcibly displaced the tribes.

Giustra also was an owner in Uranium One, a uranium mining company with operations in Kazakhstan and in the western United States. Giustra wanted to sell a share of the uranium business to Russia’s atomic energy agency, which required U.S. approval, including that of Secretary Clinton. The Russian investment was approved.

Blackburn added that it appeared the Clinton Foundation — which was tax-exempt only to construct and manage Clinton’s presidential library — never got IRS approval to become a tax-exempt global organization with operations in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Pacific and the Caribbean.

“In the Clinton Foundation we have a charity that has never filed the appropriate paperwork,” Blackburn charged.

Charles Ortel, a Wall Street analyst who has been investigating the Clinton Foundation, told TheDCNF that the expansion of the foundation into a global giant was not legally approved by the IRS.

“It’s crystal clear in a review of their application that their purposes were narrowly limited, as they should have been, to a presidential archive in Little Rock, Arkansas,” he said to The DCNF. “End of discussion.”

Blackburn also questions the makeup of the Clinton Foundation’s board of directors, which IRS rules require include independent, arm’s-length board members. The Clinton Foundation board mainly consists of close friends, business colleagues and big donors to the Clintons, as reported by The DCNF.

“All charities need to guard against incestuous relationships which limit their ability to be objective,” the congresswoman said. “In the Clinton Foundation, we see a lack of diversity within their board.”

Uranium One did not respond to The DCNF’s request for comment. The Clinton Foundation also did not respond to The DCNF’s request for comment.

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What Will Happen First: Economic Collapse or Martial Law?


 

Read more at http://joeforamerica.com/2014/07/will-happen-first-economic-collapse-martial-law/#C1Zm0M01OmHXsfR8.99

This article has been contributed by Dave Hodges and was published at The Common Sense Show.

What will happen first? Will we fall under the specter of martial law and all that entails? Or, will we experience an economic collapse prior to Imperial President Obamamartial law?

In the present state of affairs, it is very easy to focus on the invasion of America through our Southern border as the Fifth column insurgents make their way into the country in the form of MS-13 as they prepare to wreak havoc on any opposition to the coming takeover.

new-paradigm-2We are also focused on the presence of unscreened immigrants coming into our country and who are failing to be screened for very serious health conditions such as Ebola.

It easy to become fixated on things like the NDAA and unconstitutional, permanent detention.  We are very focused on the shoot down of MH-17 and preparing for war with Russia. However, what we should be focusing on is the economic collapse which has already began.

Before we continue with the analysis of what comes first, let’s interject some common sense into this analysis. The global elite need a horrific war to rid themselves of the old system and usher in the new system. Out of chaos comes order. This will set into motion the depopulation agenda that will accompany this coming martial law and World War III. We know the globalists seek to maximize profits at every turn. Therefore, one should ask themselves the question, “How can they globalists make the most money as they usher in the New World Order? The answer is simple, if they want to realize maximum value for their efforts, they should steal as much money from the American people as possible, before collapsing the economy.

Cloward Pevin with explanationWhy An Economic Collapse Will Happen First

America only has to look at three economic indicators to know that we are in a lot of trouble, The budget deficit is $17 trillion dollars, unfunded (partially or otherwise) mandated social programs constitutes another $222 trillion dollars and the credit swap derivatives total between $1 quadrillion dollars to $1.5 quadrillion dollars. Based upon these numbers, America has clearly been set up to fail.

When we look at Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and all the government programs that we all take for granted, the price tag is a whopping $222 trillion dollars. These numbers are going to be exacerbated and grow exponentially because the bulk of the baby boomers are entering retirement age. Even if we took every single penny that the federal government takes in and devote it to paying off these social programs, it would take 111 years to pay off this debt.

In the United States, credit swap derivatives created national debt totals of over one quadrillion dollars. That is one thousand trillion dollars! The entire GDP of the planet is estimated at $66 trillion dollars. And somehow, in the infinite wisdom of Congress in 2008, we falsely and naively believed that a $750 billion transfer of wealth (i.e., Bailout #1) was magically going to save the economy and the collective futures of the American middle class. In short, the debt created by futures speculation is approximately 16 times greater than the sum total of the entire wealth on the planet! And we think we are going to climb out of this? We could fund 1,000 bailouts and the eventual outcome will be the same, slavery by debt. We are being held in place, while our financial assets are being separated from our soon-to-be dead corpses.

The Collective Young Adult Work Force Has Little to No Future

The fruits of the labor of young adults has already been transferred to the elite.

War on ChristiansIn a part of the dead American Dream, we used to tell our children, “Study hard, go to college, get a degree and you will get a good paying job in your field. This former guidepost designed for preparing young people to successfully enter adulthood, should no longer be held up as an ideal. Please consider the following:

The number of Americans in the 16 to 29 year old age bracket with a job declined by 18 percent between 2000 and 2010.

Incomes for U.S. households led by someone between the ages of 25 and 34 have fallen by about 12 percent after you adjust for inflation since the year 2000.

In the United States today, 317,000 waiters and waitresses have college degrees.

One poll discovered that 29 percent of all Americans in the 25 to 34 year old age bracket are still living with their parents.

Young men are nearly twice as likely to live with their parents as young women the same age are.

Overall, approximately 25 million American adults are living with their parents according to Time Magazine. And this is because they cannot find decent work. President Obama tells us that our economy is on the rebound (after being robbed blind by the bail outs). However, the real unemployment statistics tells a far different story.

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These real numbers tell the truth.

Where Did the Money Go?

When I was a third grader in Mrs. Strong’s third grade classroom, we conducted an experiment in which we had to determine how long it took for water to evaporate from a small glass. As we were in the process of watching the water evaporate from our glass, Mrs. Strong asked us where the water went? From this children’s science experiment, we learned that the water did not just go away, it went somewhere in real form and would return to us in the form of rainfall.

Look at the following chart below which measures price increases for basic essentials from January 2000 to March 2014. The numerical differences of what it costs to be an American in this economy is dramatic!

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Where did the difference in the money go?

Where did the money go? Most people with their lack of knowledge of economics will look at this chart and answer “inflation” eats up our money. What our nation’s sheep is never taught is how to answer the question, what really causes inflation? In our schools, we teach the inflation is just a part of painful living, just like getting colds. Nothing could be further from the truth. It is contrived and its purpose is to control the people through debt slavery.

The first place to look for these price spikes is the Federal Reserve. Between the usury fees and interest they charge us for the “right” to use their money, our dollar is actually worth about 94 cents by the time we receive the dollar. The minion banks of the Federal Reserve pay you less than one percent to house your money, that they get to loan out. All things being equal, you losing about 5% per year in real buying power. This is a hidden tax that you pay to the elite which amounts to about 5% per year. As Mrs. Strong would say, the money did not just evaporate. It went somewhere.

What has chronicled above is what I label as indirect theft. Nobody is walking into your bank and stealing your money in these examples. Simply, financial practices and economic controls are created to slowly erode our wealth and transfer it to the elite. However, things are changing as we are transitioning from indirect theft to a very stark from of  directly stealing the people’s assets by the elite.fed

Direct Public Theft of Private Assets

I have chronicled in a recent article that JP Morgan Chase and HSBC are making it almost impossible to wire money out of their banks into overseas accounts. This is the same as putting a bull’s eye on your money as they plan to seize as much as possible and they don’t want you to be able to control your money.

Over 50 percent of all stocks and bonds are owned by just 1 percent of the U.S. population. When the Stock Market crashed in 1929, who lost money? The elite already had their money parked on the sidelines when the crash came and when it did where did the money? That money went back into the hands of the people who created this Ponzi scheme. The same thing is about ready to happen again.

The elite are preparing for one last great garage sale. They are preparing to take every resource at your disposal.

Grand Theft America Prior to the Collapse: The Direct Transfer of WealthWe have been torn apart

In no civilized country in the world do the banks have the right to steal money from citizen depositors. However, in America, this beta test was already being accomplished as ex-Goldman Sachs CEO and ex-senator and ex-governor, John “the Don” Corzine,  stole 1.2 billion dollars from secured deposits from MF Global, lied to congress about his actions and today is enjoying the fruits of his thievery. Let’s not forget that the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals who just ruled that banks can steal the money of its depositors and it is legal! This would have been a SHTF moment in every other Western country, but Americans are taking this grand theft on their backsides, sipping a beer and bemoaning the performance of their favorite NFL team. THE ELITE HAVE JUST ANNOUNCED THEIR INTENTION TO DIRECTLY STEAL YOUR WEALTH BY USING THE FORCE OF LAW.

Retirement Accounts Are First

Workers in modern nations have always had retirement as an incentive to work towards. Soon, the government will control all retirement accounts. Furthermore, if you live in America, you are not getting the best pension package compared to other Western nations as America ranks last in overall pension benefits. And this is in the backdrop of the Obama Administration, there are clear plans to seize your 401k pensions. This planned theft by the Obama Administration will prove to be a devastating blow to the American middle-class and will provide a knockout punch to any hope that the middle class clings to when it comes to transmitting wealth to their children and we are just a short time from realizing this inevitability. At least in Greece, the people rioted when the Goldman Sachs run government stole the people’s pensions to pay down the bankers part of the derivatives debt.  Conversely, Americans are merely acquiescing and passively accepting the fact that Obama and his minions are planning to steal your bank accounts, your social security, your public pensions and your 401k accounts and the process has already begun with Treasury Secretary Lew as he is borrowing against select Federal retirement accounts. Obama has announced the “MYRA” (My Retirement Account; please see http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/02/11/myra-helping-millions-americans-save-retirement ). The theft of American home mortgages has been going on for some time. When one adds up the totality of what is happening, it is safe to say that retirement accounts will be made to fail.

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The soon-to-fail retirement accounts is one liability that the elite will soon get to stop paying on, but not before they initiate another round of bailouts designed to save the retirement accounts from the conditions that they have created.

Following the collapse of the retirement accounts, we can expect a cyber attack upon the banks that will cause them to fail. Interestingly, FEMA and DHS practiced for such an attack two weekends last October. Following this attack, bank accounts will be frozen and eventually, you will receive pennies on the dollar for what you formerly had in your account. Remember, money does not evaporate, it goes somewhere.

Once the economy is collapsed, martial law can be legitimized, and WW III can commence, and all the things that we are focused on now, will fall into place.

You are probably asking what can you do? The short answer is nothing! You can somewhat soften the blow by getting your money out of the bank as much as possible. Stop shopping the Wal-Mart’s the Kmart’s and the other slave marts and shop locally. In reality, there is nothing that you can do to stop this coming train wreck. My advice is to focus on your relationship with God.

Dave Hodges is an award winning psychology, statistics and research professor, a college basketball coach, a mental health counselor, a political activist and writer who has published dozens of editorials and articles in several publications such as Freedom Phoenix, News With Views, and The Arizona Republic. 

The Common Sense Show features a wide variety of important topics that range from the loss of constitutional liberties, to the subsequent implementation of a police state under world governance, to exploring the limits of human potential. The primary purpose of The Common Sense Show is to provide Americans with the tools necessary to reclaim both our individual and national sovereignty. You can follow Dave’s work at his web site, on Facebook and Twitter.

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