It’s long been said that you can judge someone by the company they keep, and in politics, you can judge someone by the kind of donors they attract.In the case of Hillary Clinton, the only thing less reputable than her is her donors. According to the Daily Caller: A little known Swedish-Canadian oil and mining conglomerate human rights groups have repeatedly charged produces “blood minerals” is among the Clinton Foundation’s biggest donors, thanks to a $100 million pledge in 2007.
“Blood minerals” are related to “blood diamonds,” which are allegedly mined in war zones or sold as commodities to help finance political insurgencies or despotic warlords.This should be worth keeping in mind when she attacks big business for any of their shady practices to score political points among her fellow liberals.
So who was being financed? When the Vancouver, Canada-based Lundin Group gave its $100 million commitment to the “Clinton Giustra Sustainable Growth Initiative,” the company had long been cutting deals with warlords, Marxist rebels, military strongmen and dictatorships in the war-torn African countries of Congo, Sudan and Ethiopia.
In the same year the Clinton Foundation accepted Lundin’s money, Swedwatch, a Swedish non-governmental organization that tracks Swedish business dealings in the developing world, released a condemnatory report about the company’s operations in Congo, titled “Risky Business.”The report detailed widespread suffering in the Congo as whole villages were removed to make way for Lundin’s mining operations.
Human rights groups have released numerous reports of the devastation wrought by oil and mining companies in Africa, with many focusing specifically on Lundin.
As Hillary continues to attack Donald Trump for his practices as a businessman, this should give him some ammunition with which to fight back.