‘Puter awoke this morning to the crew on Morning Joe announcing in Very Serious Voices ™ the New York Times broke another Clinton Family scandal.
‘Puter yawned, assuming this would be another quickly dismissed “the Clintons are on the take” disclosure, one of which media would quickly tire. Hey, ‘Puter remembers the Clinton-Media Complex from way back in Bill’s White House days.
Not so fast, though. Sure, this scandal’s about the Clintons and their congenital lust for money and power, no matter how dirty the source. But it’s also more than that, and ‘Puter thinks this scandal just may have staying power.
Hillary Clinton, as Secretary of State, appears to have permitted Russia to acquire a significant portion of America’s uranium reserves and mines in exchange for millions of dollars of contributions to the Clinton Family Foundation. Additionally, Russians with a stake in the transaction paid Bill Clinton $500,000.00 for one speech in Moscow.
This Clinton scandal’s got staying power because isn’t about money. It’s about national security.
Russia provides Iran its uranium. Iran is building a nuclear weapon. President Obama is set on a deal permitting Iran to develop a nuclear weapon. Mrs. Clinton’s decision means Iran forthcoming nuclear device will likely contain fissile material made in the USA.
All of this reminded ‘Puter of the e.e.cummings poem Plato Told. ‘Puter’s favorite part of the poem is this bit:
told him:i told
him;we told him
(he didn’t believe it,no
a nipponized bit of
the old sixth
el;in the top of his head:to tell
The poet’s reference to “a nipponized bit of the old sixth avenue el;in the top of his head:to tell him” reminded ‘Puter exactly of the Clinton family’s horrible, shortsighted betrayal of America.
You see, America sold the scrap metal from the dismantling of New York’s Sixth Avenue elevated train line to Imperial Japan three years before Pearl Harbor. Japan used this metal to manufacture the bombs, bullets and warships used in that attack. America willing sold Japan the means of its own (short term) destruction.
And Hillary Clinton’s done the same thing, selling Russian and Iran the means of America’s own destruction. Worse, Mrs. Clinton’s done it not out of naïveté, but out of greed.
The New York Times told ‘Puter. ‘Puter’s having a hard time believing it.