OPIC-USAID CORPORATE GRAVY TRAIN – DOES EUROPE PLAYS THIS GAME TOO?

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Hop on Board the OPIC – USAID Corporate Gravy Train Operated by Senior Executive Service Fuel by U.S. Taxpayers.

by Our Spirit

from Aim4Truth.org

REALLY??????

Foreign aid transfers money from poor people in rich countries

to rich people in poor countries!

It goes without saying that most Americans do not trust the phrase “foreign aid” and would rather stop giving money away to “foreign countries” and give that same money to U. S. citizens who are in economic need. In 2016, Obama’s State Department and United States Agency for International Development (USAID) gave away over $50 billion dollars in “alleged” foreign aid. This does not take into account the tens of billions the U. S. federal government gives away yearly to the United Nations and its agencies that are supposed to be doing the same job that USAID claims it is doing.

These United Nations agencies, such as: the World Health Organization, UNESCO, UN Peacekeepers, the UN Refugee Agency, the World Trade Organization, the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, and the many other U. N. agencies seem to be equally incapable of helping people in need as is the USAID. Lots of money gets spent, and the same problems continue unabated. It is disgraceful.

When you look at Hillary Clinton’s State Department “pay-to-play” schemes with foreign governments, you can see an added layer of overt corruption and cronyism between the source of U. S. foreign aid (U. S. State Department) and the recipients of the money.

The American Intelligence Media demonstrates in the evidence presented below, that all U. S. aid is paid to U. S. corporations and individuals who act as a channel for the money to reach the “intended” recipients who are ostensibly in great need.

In fact, $50 billion a year is parceled out to the same old corporate cronies that it is always given to — Wells Fargo, Citibank, hedge funds, off-shore shell companies, etc. Then, other organizations, like the pseudo-government agency called the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), add to the flow of money with huge loans guaranteed by the United States government. Therefore, the U. S. tax payer pays three times for the same alleged assistance going to some foreign country where few Americas ever go or may even have heard of.

Only American corporations, banks, insurance companies, hedge funds, personal individuals and the like may receive U. S. foreign aid – not foreign governments or foreigners.

Therefore, USAID is not foreign aid and it is not aid at all, it is venture capital and investments in U. S. corporations and their agents.

It is also well-known that most of this “international development” money never reaches the intended goal. Often there is little or no compliance follow-through or reporting requirements. OPIC is the worst for this type of mismanagement.

Essentially, any “U. S. sponsor” can file for an OPIC loan and loan guarantee and if the U. S. bureaucracy (Senior Executive Service) says yes, then the applicant can basically count on OPIC funding the project for the entire length of the project, which is often ten years.

This report provides many OPIC funding examples that show the transparent corruption and obvious theft of OPIC funding through corporate cronyism and bureaucratic obfuscation and deceit. The use of off-shore tax havens or Delaware incorporations for many of the recipient U. S. sponsor companies reads like a cheap criminal novel.

Delek Group to drill Tamar-8 well offshore Israel 

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In one OPIC contract in 2016, Noble Energy was given a $4.5 billion dollar loan to drill for oil in Israel so that foreign companies could benefit from the proceeds. Power plants in Jordan, Israel, and Ukraine are funded by OPIC so that there will be power supplied for oil companies to exploit and fleece foreign nations, often surrounded by hostilities requiring U. S. military presence to “support” the U. S. corporation.

OPIC also provides a huge amount of loans to banks to make smaller loans to other banks, themselves, or customers. OPIC simply gives money to banks and calls it foreign aid, or international development. These types of corrupt practices are only slightly hidden. The sleight of hand is passed off as a noble and humanitarian deed that should be unquestionable because it is based upon the theoretical premise of “helping” other nations.

It is also helpful to realize that U. S. State Department “aid” is usually in the form of weapon contracts with leading U. S. military contractors, the largest companies in the world, who also make weapons for our enemies.

This is considered U. S. “foreign aid”, even though private multi-national military contractors benefit from the “aid” more than anyone else. In fact, the U. S. money is simply given to the corporation along with the weapons order made by the country being “given” this “aid.”

The big question then arises, “Who gets the $50 billion or so each year? Who determines who gets this money?”

Of course, one might imagine that the U. S. Congress or the White House or the Secretary of State might carefully review the national security and economic considerations of throwing $50 billion around the world in foreign aid. Actually, none of the above make the decisions. Senior Executive Service members in the State Department, U. S. Treasury, FBI, CIA, NSA, and many other federal agencies work together through the Senior Executive Association to set the standards for giving this money to the same channels they have been told to give it to for a long, long time. Bureaucratic status quo tendencies die hard, especially when the usual criminals are expecting their cut of the pie.

Take for example Crown Agents USA Inc. who pose as an humanitarian relief agency which has the capacity to “accomplish anything” that USAID or OPIC need done. They are a trusted British agency that goes back to the year 1711 and have been serving the British Crown ever since. Yes, British “agents” simply stand in line and get their share of the U. S. “foreign aid” pie and then take the money to Africa (in most cases) to help the very Africans who they already manipulate by owning the corporations that control African economics (banks, gas stations, media, etc.). In other words, USAID and OPIC give Crown Agents USA Inc. (actually owned by the British Crown) money and huge loans to enrich their personal “overseas” ventures.

They take money for humanitarian causes as if they were a philanthropic organization and yet are simply well-established criminals stealing from the poor to give to the rich.

This system of lies and deceit go back to the oldest institutions on the globe – the Vatican, the Vatican Bank, the Knights of Malta, the Venetian bankers of the crusades, the German spice-trading banker families, the Dutch and British East India Companies (corporations), and other economic terrorists who “traded with the sword.” The creation of corporations as the nemesis of nations has led us to nation-fleecing as third world countries are targeted for “foreign aid” but, in fact, become subjects of foreign resource manipulation and economic slavery.

History of OPIC

Congress created OPIC (Overseas Private Investment Corporation) in 1969 through an amendment to the Foreign Assistance Act during Nixon’s Administration. It began in 1971, with a portfolio of $8.4 billion in political risk insurance and $169 million in loan guaranties.

Organized as a corporation with a corporate structure, OPIC is governed by a Board of Directors, President and CEO, and Executive Vice President, all nominated by the President and approved by the Senate. The majority of the Board of Directors, including its President, are “drawn from private life and have business experience.”  OPIC is appropriated administrative funding, and reauthorized on a regular basis, by the U.S. Congress.

OPIC is run by the Senior Executive Service at a cost of $88 million per year with another $20 million a year for other “expenses.” OPIC “claims” to be both private and an agency “paid for” by the U. S. government.

You really can’t have both, but it comes in handy when you want to hide the “private” books of the “corporation” that is paid for by Americans and claims to be “self-funding.”

OPIC is the U. S. government’s development finance institution that claims to advance the foreign policy of the United States and its national security objectives but actually provides monetary support of U. S. corporations. OPIC claims to work with the U.S. private sector to help businesses gain footholds in foreign markets. OPIC claims to create revenue, jobs and growth opportunities principally at home and secondarily abroad.

It provides U. S. investors with financing, political risk insurance, and support for private equity investment funds. OPIC costs Americans $108 million to operate per year and expands U. S. business enterprises in more than 160 countries offering political risk insurance to cover civil strife and business interruption.

OPIC maintains a portfolio of more than $20 billion, which has doubled over this past decade. This portfolio spans more than 160 developing countries. Other highlights include:

·         Since 1974, OPIC has committed over $11.7 billion in support of 537 projects in Sub-Saharan Africa.

·         Since 1974, OPIC has committed more than $1.9 billion for 131 projects in Pakistan.

·         Since 1974, OPIC has committed more than $10.1 billion in support of 505 projects in the MENA region.

·         OPIC’s portfolio in the Middle East and North Africa currently totals $3.4 billion across 66 projects.

·         Since 2004, OPIC has committed nearly $629 million in 32 projects in Iraq, the Middle East and North Africa.

·         Approximately $6.9 billion of OPIC’s current $20 billion portfolio is in post-conflict nations.

·         Priority countries for OPIC include: Afghanistan, Iraq, Jordan, Egypt, Ukraine, Georgia, Tunisia, and the West Bank.

·         OPIC pledged $2 billion in financial support for private investment in the Middle East and North Africa and an additional $1 billion specifically for Egypt.

·         OPIC’s approved $500 million to support lending through local banks in Egypt and Jordan to small businesses with more than $1.9 billion in financing, guarantees, and insurance.

 

OPIC and USAID

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is an independent agency of the United States federal government that is primarily responsible for administering civilian foreign aid and development assistance. With a budget of over $27 billion, USAID is one of the largest official aid agencies in the world, and accounts for more than half of all U.S. foreign aid and assistance.

Congress passed the Foreign Assistance Act on September 4, 1961, which reorganized U.S. foreign assistance programs and mandated the creation of an agency to administer economic aid. USAID was subsequently established by the executive order of President John F. Kennedy, who sought to unite several existing foreign assistance organizations and programs under one agency. USAID became the first U.S. foreign assistance organization whose primary focus was long-term socioeconomic development.

USAID’s programs are authorized by Congress in the Foreign Assistance Act, which Congress supplements through directions in annual funding appropriation acts and other legislation. To support U.S. geopolitical interests, Congress appropriates exceptional financial assistance to allies, largely in the form of “Economic Support Funds” (ESF). USAID is called on to administer the bulk (90%) of ESF.

Also, when U.S. troops are in the field, USAID can supplement the “Civil Affairs” programs that the U. S. military conducts to win the friendship of local populations. In these circumstances, USAID may be directed by specially appointed diplomatic officials of the State Department, as has been done in Afghanistan and Pakistan during operations against al-Qaeda.

OPIC Collaboration with Other Federal Agencies from USAID’s broad spectrum of financial services to the private sector help pave the way for later stage OPIC support. OPIC’s tools build on and amplify USAID investments. OPIC and USAID’s staff meet every quarter to share information about projects and decide how to refer projects to one another, allocate or share investment risks.

2016 OPIC Funding Contracts

Let’s look at the 2016 loans and guarantees given out by the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) to examine the patterns of corruption and circular logic that underpins most of these allocations. We see the regular pattern that banks are giving money to other banks or to cover new banking programs within their own banks. Huge amounts of money go for future “small loans” to bank customers or low-income loans. The code words that sound “humanitarian” are used but are simply a ruse, like: financing, leasing, microfinanced loans, and many other types of financial instruments that are internal banking operations that are not subject to detail reporting.

Bank Maneuvers

Banco Davivienda S.A. – Loan will be used to lend to low-income home buyers throughout Colombia. $324 million –  U.S. Sponsor: Wells Fargo Bank, N. A. 

Yes Bank Limited – Will make loans to small and medium enterprises throughout India. $200 million – U.S. Sponsor: Wells Fargo Bank N. A. 

Banco BAC San José, S.A. – Will stimulate the local economy of Costa Rica by providing access to finance and leasing for small and medium-sized enterprises. $86 million – U. S. Sponsor: Wells Fargo Bank, N. A. 

Andrew and Williamson – Refinancing of Wells Fargo loan involving a farm in Mexico. OPIC Guaranty Amount: $3.4   41,666.80 Total Project Cost: $20 million – Wells Fargo Bank N . A.

Greenland Fedha Limited – Microfinance loans. $12 million – U.S. Sponsor: Citibank N. A.

Financiera Compartamos (Peru) – Microfinance loans. $15 million – U.S. Sponsor: Citibank N. A.

LOLC MicroCredit Limited – Microfinance loans in Sri Lanka. $5 million – U.S. Sponsor: Citibank

MicroCred Senegal – Microfinance loans. $2 million – U.S. Sponsor: Citibank N. A.

Accion Microfinance Bank – Microfinance loans in Nigeria. $1.6 – U.S. Sponsor: Citibank, N. A.

Isik Tarim (Turkey) –  Manufacturing, packing and exporting organic dried fruits and nuts. $5 million – U. S. Sponsor: Citibank, N. A.

Unreasonable Capital Fund I, L.P. Sponsor – Loans to Unreasonable Capital Fund I LP to expand their portfolio of investments in small and medium enterprises in Sub-Saharan Africa, Southeast Asia and Latin America. $15 million

Financiera Fama, S.A. – Expansion of Borrower’s commercial lending business to capitalize on significant unmet demand among micro, small and medium companies in Nicaragua. $7.7 million

M. Suresh Botswana Ltd. – A revolving working capital loan for the expansion of a Botswana-based diamond cutting and polishing business. $15 million – Botswana Finance LLC

Commercial International Bank (Egypt) – Will guaranty local currency loans by the Lenders to small and medium enterprises, microfinance institutions, non-banking financial institutions and other approved borrowers. $70 million

Sociedad Financiera Equipate, S.A. de C.V. – Expansion of Equipa-T’s microlending business to capitalize on significant unmet demand among low income entrepreneurs in Mexico. $10 million

Capital Bank of Jordan – Guaranty authority to a participating bank in the Jordan Loan Guaranty Facility. $20 million – Global Communities

PJSC Agroprosperis Bank (Ukraine) – Expand working capital financing and other similar lending to farmers in Ukraine. $23.7 million – U.S. Sponsor: NCH Agribusiness Partner II

PJSC Bank Vostok (Ukraine) – Expansion of lending portfolio. $8 million – U.S. Sponsor: Financial Services Volunteer Corps

LEDFC – A non-bank financial institution focused on SME lending in Liberia. $36 million – U.S. Sponsor: Mrs. Yvonne Nduom and Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom

Schulze Global Mongolia Debt Facility – Providing senior secured loans to small and medium size enterprises in Mongolia. $11 million –  U.S. Sponsor: Gabriel Schulze

Acord Capital SAS (Colombia) and Acord Capital SRL (Dominican Republic) – To support the development of its equipment leasing operation in Colombia and the Dominican Republic. $8.5 million – U.S. Sponsor: IDICO

Colombia – Colombian real-estate focused investment fund. $250 million

Golomt Bank LLC –  Expansion of the bank’s lending portfolio in Mongolia. $15.4 million

LOLC Micro Credit Limited – Expansion of LOMC’s micro loan and lease portfolio in Sri Lanka. $15.4 million

Ndugutu Power Company Uganda Limited – Will provide a loan to support KMRI LLC, a U.S. small business, to develop, construct and operate a run-of-river hydro power plant in western Uganda. $16.6 million

Trau Bros. (Pty) Ltd. – A revolving working capital loan for the expansion of a Botswana-based diamond cutting and polishing business. $8 million – U.S. Sponsor: Botswana Finance LLC

Eurostar Botswana Ltd. – A revolving working capital loan for the expansion of a Botswana-based diamond cutting and polishing business. $30 million – U.S. Sponsor: Botswana Finance LLC

KGK Diamonds – A revolving working capital loan for the expansion of a Botswana-based diamond cutting and polishing business. $15 million – U.S. Sponsor: Botswana Finance LLC

Blue Star Diamonds Ltd. – A revolving working capital loan for the expansion of a Botswana-based diamond cutting and polishing business. $20 million – U.S. Sponsor: Botswana Finance LLC

LOLC Plc. – Will support the expansion of LOLC’s home improvement loan portfolios in Cambodia. $59 million – U.S. Sponsor: DWM Asset Management, LLC.

Federación de Cajas de Crédito y de Bancos de los Trabajadores, S.C. de R.L. de C.V – Loan proceeds and the borrower’s investment will be disbursed to finance Fedecredito’s loans to its member entities in El Salvador. $15.4 million – U.S. Sponsor: Financial Services Volunteer Corps

FATEN (Palestine for Credit and Development) – Loan guaranty support for SMEs operating in the Palestinian territories. $151.2 million – U.S. Sponsor: Middle East Investment Initiative

Early Dawn Microfinance Company Ltd. – Will lend to DAWN, a microfinance institution in Myanmar. $13.5 million – U.S. Sponsor: Accion Gateway Fund, LLC

XacBank LLC Project Description – Will support on-lending to women-owned SMEs in Mongolia. $78.6 million – U.S. Sponsor: Cargill Financial Services Incorporated

MFX Solutions, Inc. – Increase investment guaranty to MFX Solutions, Inc., a U.S.-based organization that offers currency hedging services. $224 million – U.S. Sponsor: MFX Solutions, LLC

Apis Growth Fund II, L.P. – The Fund will invest in a diversified portfolio of growth-stage companies that aim to provide financial services in selected growth markets across Africa and South Asia. $400 million

Helios Credit Partners, L.P. – The Fund will seek to provide senior secured and second-lien loans to companies in Sub-Saharan Africa that require capital for growth, acquisitions or capital expenditures. $300 million – U.S. Sponsor: Helios Investment Partners LLP

Acrecent México, S.A.P.I de C.V. –  Will serve as an important lender for a small business in Mexico where similar long-term capital is not readily available. $17 million – U.S. Sponsor: Acrecent Financial Corporation

Siempre Creciendo, S.A. de C.V. – The Project is the expansion of Creciendo’s lending business to capitalize on significant unmet demand among low income entrepreneurs in Mexico. $10.3 million

Financiera Desyfin S.A. – Expansion of Borrower’s loans and leasing activities to Costa Rican SMEs. $10.3 million

Oil and Gas

The level of corruption found in the oil and gas “investments” of OPIC are blatantly insider deals that enrich foreign government’s nationalized oil industry as well as foreign corporations. What could possibly justify such investments that do not even compile with the overt advancement of U. S. corporations. When it comes to oil and gas, political maneuvering is seen on both sides of the crooked deal.

In the cases listed below, you will see that no U. S. sponsor is even required. The money goes directly to companies that are connected to nationalized industries. One might ask, “Why are U. S. tax dollars going into the pockets of oil barons?” 

Contracts

Noble Energy International Limited – The project is the development of the Israeli offshore Leviathan gas field. $4.5 billion

ERU Corporation Foreign Enterprise – The expansion of a gas trading business by ERU Trading in Ukraine. $70 million

Naftogaz Gas Sale and Repurchase Facility – Will sell gas to a special purpose vehicle during the summer in Ukraine and will use the proceeds of such sale for liquidity. $500 million – U. S. Sponsor: Goldman Sachs International

Amandi Energy Limited – Development, construction, and operation of a Combined Cycle Gas Turbine power plant in Aboadze, Ghana. $542 million – Rand Merchant Bank and Nedbank (Mauritius)

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Offshore or Tax Haven

Any time you see the names Mauritius, Panama, Delaware, or the Cayman Islands you are probably dealing with an illegal off-shore account or a spurious tax haven corporation that is less than ethical, if not completely illegal. Setting up shell companies in the Caymans is standard operating procedure for the recipients of OPIC and USAID funding.

From the outset, the dummy U. S. sponsor company that funnels the money into untraceable tax havens is indicating its intent to conduct a shady business deal involving corruption, money-laundering, tax evasion, and general theft as part of the business plan.

Contracts

Somerset Indus Healthcare Fund II (Mauritius) – Will seek to invest in products and services platforms that provide access to healthcare as well as help to increase access to healthcare outside the major urban population centers in India. $25,000,000

Scotiabank de Costa Rica, S.A. – The proceeds of the loan will be used to expand the Bank’s small and medium-sized enterprises loan portfolio in Costa Rica. $15 million

Banco Delta, S.A. – Expansion of a housing finance program marketed to non-salaried micro-entrepreneurs and small business owners in Panama. $41.5 million

African Local Currency Bond Fund (Mauritius) – Will facilitate local currency bond issuances for institutions. $40 million – U. S. Sponsor: Calvert Social Investment Foundation

WRB Serra Partners Fund I, L.P. (Delaware) – Will provide equity investments to infrastructure assets and related financing and other service companies in renewable energy, electric/water utilities and energy efficiency sectors in the Caribbean, Mexico, South America and Central America. $14 million

WaterCredit Investment Fund 3, LLC (Delaware) – Will aggregate and deploy $50 million in social investment capital to microfinance institutions to scale up their water and sanitation lending portfolios. $20 million

BRAC Africa Microfinance Ltd. (Cayman Islands) – To expand its portfolio of micro-loans serving mainly female clients in urban and rural areas in Myanmar. $6.7 – U.S. Sponsor: BRAC USA

Phatisa Food Fund 2 L.L.C. (Mauritius) – Will make growth equity investments in food and agriculture-related companies in Sub-Saharan Africa. $300 million

Sanergy, Inc. – Expansion of social enterprise in the sanitation sector, including a new animal feed production facility in Kenya. $12.8 – U.S. Sponsor: Sanergy, Inc. (Delaware)

Four Rivers Real Estate, Pte. Ltd. (Singapore) – Initiate the development of its 18-story office building, complete its construction, and to operate it in Myanmar. $41.4 million – U.S. Sponsor: Four Rivers (Cayman Islands)

Power Plants

When OPIC loans money for a power plant, it should add, “a power plant to provide energy for oil and gas drilling operations”. These power plants are certainly not for the common person, they are to advance the exploitation of natural resources and the continued fleecing of those resources for state or personal gain.

The other power plant scam concerns photovoltaic and wind farm power plants that have a U. S. sponsor who is simply the middle man who takes a big profit for arranging a “deal.” Again, the transparency of these criminal enterprises is quite clear. Nowhere is anyone talking about the people they have helped in these foreign countries with this “foreign aid.”

Contracts

Acajutla Energía Solar 1, Ltda. de C.V. and Sonsonate Solar, S.A. de C.V. – Development, construction, and operation of two solar power photovoltaic plants in Acajutla, El Salvador. $65 million

AM Solar B.V. (Jordan) –  Development, construction, and operation of a solar PV power plant located in Al Manakher, Amman, Jordan. $56 million

Central Storage Safety Project Trust (Delaware) – Development and construction of the Central Spent Nuclear Fuel Storage Facility located in the Chornobyl Exclusion Zone. $410 million. Ukrainian State Enterprise National Nuclear Energy Generating Company

PT Energi Bayu Jeneponto – The development, construction, commissioning and operation of a wind farm in Indonesia. $160 million US Sponsor: Equis Energy

Tè Power Company – Will construct and operate a thermal power plant in Guinea. $110 million – U.S. Sponsor: Endeavor Guinea Power Holdings LLC

Bosforo LTDA de C.V. – Development, construction and operation of ten solar power photovoltaic plants built in El Salvador. $164 million – U.S. Sponsor: AES Corporation (Delaware)

Bangweulu Power Company Limited – Will develop, construct and operate a solar photovoltaic independent power project in Zambia. $60 million – U.S. Sponsor: First Solar, Inc

India Name of Borrower: Orb Energy Private Limited – The origination, financing and installation of solar photovoltaic systems in India by the borrower’s subsidiary, and the refinancing of existing senior debt in India. $15,5 million – U.S. Sponsors: Acumen Fund Meridiam Africa Investments SAS – Will develop, own and operate a photovoltaic solar farm in Senegal.  $43 million

ReNew Wind Energy Private Limited – The Project will result in the construction of a solar PV located in a solar park in the state of Karnataka, India. $46.3 million – U.S. Sponsor: ReNew Power Ventures Private Limited

Proyecto La Trinidad, Ltda. de C.V. – Development, construction and operation of solar power photovoltaic plants in El Salvador. $70 million – U.S. Shareholders: Latin Renewable Infrastructure Funds L.P. (Delaware)

Geotérmica Platanares, S.A. de C.V. – Will provide continuous baseload power to the grid in Western Honduras. $180 million – U.S. Sponsor: Ormat Technologies, Inc.

Other Ventures

Let’s see if there is a single contract below that you cannot see the overt financial scam that may be going on that the Senior Executive Service Member corruptocrat administrators didn’t notice when they passed  these contracts across their desks.

Contracts

Africa Eye Foundation- Eye hospital in Cameroon focused solely on eye care. Total $10.2 million – U.S. Sponsor: Conrad N. Hilton Foundation

Friends of Cambodian Education Inc. (Texas) – Long-term restructuring of existing construction financing for a new campus in Cambodia. $45.8 million

Mountain Enterprises International, Inc. (Tajikistan) –  Processing local agricultural crops to sell snack products. $4.5 million

Tugende Limited Project Description: Tugende provides lease-to-own financing to motorcycle taxi drivers in Uganda. $6.6 – U.S. Sponsors: Michael Wilkerson

SilverStreet Private Equity Strategies – Four farms in the consolidate the four farms into a single commercial entity in Zambia. $28.2 million

Alistair James Company Limited – Expansion of a regional logistics company-based in Tanzania. $44.7 million – U.S. Sponsor: Alistair, Alden, James & Clementine James

International School of Ulaanbaatar – Will support ISU’s campus expansion project, which includes construction of new classrooms, science laboratories, and other campus improvements in Mongolia. $36 million

Obama’s 2016 USAID Highlights

Obama’s FY 2016 Budget provides $50.3 billion in discretionary funding for the Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), including $7.0 billion in Overseas Contingency Operations.

This includes:

·         Dedicating $3.5 billion to counter the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant and respond to the crisis in Syria, bolster regional security, and provide for related humanitarian needs;

·         Providing $1 billion to address the root causes of migration from Central America, including the migration of unaccompanied children;

·         Investing in clean energy, sustainable landscapes, and adaptation through the Global Climate Change Initiative to support a healthy global environment, climate-smart growth, and improved resilience to the impacts of climate change for the most vulnerable countries;

·         Providing $4.6 billion for international organizations and peacekeeping missions to share global security responsibilities with other nations and respond to new peacekeeping requirements;

·         Investing $4.8 billion to support security requirements and overseas infrastructure to support the people, infrastructure, and programs that enable U.S. operations and relations with foreign governments;

·         Advancing the President’s commitment to global health by: investing in programs to end preventable child and maternal deaths; combating infectious disease threats in support of the Global Health Security Agenda; and creating an AIDS-free generation by supporting targeted global HIV/AIDS efforts, including through a new PEPFAR Impact Fund; and

·         Countering Russian pressure and aggressive actions by providing essential support for Ukraine and neighboring countries in the region.

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To get a visual impression of the amount of aid sent to foreign countries (through US emissaries), we turn to this very useful chart created by howmuchnet

https://howmuch.net/articles/usa-foreign-aid-by-country

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How much net compiled data from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) for 2016, and keeps track of how much money U.S. taxpayers send overseas. The red countries on the map above is where the U.S. spends billions of dollars each year. Foreign aid also tends to follow U.S. troop deployments. The U.S. spends more than $18.3 billion in conflict reduction in foreign countries.

The total budget for USAID in 2016 is approximately $40 billion. Another $10 billion is spent outside of the control of USAID.

Here are the top ten recipients of USAID funds for 2016:

1.    Iraq: $5,281,179,380 (for conflicts, peace and security)

2.    Afghanistan: $5,060,306,051 (for conflicts, peace and security)

3.    Israel: $3,113,310,210 (for conflicts, peace and security)

4.    Egypt: $1,239,291,240 (for conflicts, peace and security)

5.    Jordan: $1,214,093,785 (for conflicts, peace and security)

6.    Kenya: $1,143,552,649 (for population policies and reproductive health)

7.    Ethiopia: $1,111,152,703 (for emergencies)

8.    Syria: $916,426,147 (for emergencies)

9.    Pakistan: $777,504,870 (for conflicts, peace and security)

10.  Uganda: $741,326,448 (for population policies and reproductive health)

 

USAID: From Its Website

According to the USAID website, “it is the mission of USAID to help USAID partners to end extreme poverty and promote resilient, democratic societies while advancing our security and prosperity.”

IN REALITY: Please notice that the truth of who benefits from USAID is stated in the opening line – “while advancing our security and prosperity” refers to US corporate interests supported by the US military and especially by the C. I. A. that watches over U. S. international interests.

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Help End Preventable Child Deaths: $2.8 billion for USAID Global Health Programs, which along with State Department Global Health Programs, contributes to global efforts to support three goals: ending preventable child and maternal deaths, creating an AIDS-free generation, and protecting communities from infectious diseases.

IN REALITY: The US already gives billion to the United Nations’ World Health Organization that supposedly accomplishes these same goals. USAID money goes to radical birth control programs that disseminate immunizations that are sometimes laced with drugs that sterilize the recipient. The dissemination of AIDS drugs is a pharmaceutical scam that enriches corporations that manipulate drug prices.

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Towards Ending Hunger: $978 million for the Feed the Future initiative in support of food security and agriculture programs to reduce hunger, extreme poverty, and malnutrition.

Feed the Future reached nearly seven million smallholder farmers with new technologies.

IN REALITY: This is carte blanche for Monsanto and Bill Gate’s “Green Program” being spread throughout Africa and Asia to take control of all food production in third world countries. Also note that 1/3 of the money was given to theoretical “climate change” channels of money that have swallowed hundreds of billions of dollars and gain no appreciable “help” to anyone.

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Promote More Democratic Societies and Institutions: $2.4 billion for democracy, human rights, and governance programs with specific increases in Central America, Asia, and Africa to ensure that our development investments are sustainable and transparent.

IN REALITY: Used corporate espionage, the CIA, and NGO’s to create “Regime Change” and spread chaos throughout the area, except for US businesses that receive the USAID funds.

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Improve Prosperity and Economic Growth in Central America: Nearly $500 million to El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras to advance economic prosperity through reducing poverty, improving education and workforce development, and strengthening resilience in the region.

IN REALITY: Allowed Central American gangs to proliferate unabated throughout America and help them gain US citizenship.

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Connect and Empower Africa: $300 million to support key commitments and investments in Africa, including Power Africa to increase access to reliable, cleaner power for economic growth.

IN REALITY: This is insider corporate back-scratching where USAID pays an international corporation to buy and install their own “clean power” in a foreign nation under the auspices of climate change.

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Enhance Science, Technology, Innovation, Evaluation and Learning, and Partnership: $190.5 million in funding for the Global Development Lab and the Policy, Planning, and Learning (PPL) Bureau. 

IN REALITY: This is a fund that is simply self-enrichment for USAID itself under the auspices of helping more people.

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Rebalance the Asia-Pacific Region: $687.5 million to support the expansion of efforts to strengthen governance and democratic processes, foster engagement with civil society, and promote rule of law and respect of human rights in the Asia-Pacific region.

IN REALITY: Covert funding for CIA led “democracy” movements that are a cover for protecting US corporate interests overseas.

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Most Vulnerable Populations: $3.1 billion in USAID-managed humanitarian assistance is provided principally for emergency food supplies and the underlying causes of food insecurity, assistance to internally displaced persons, and victims of conflict and natural disaster.

IN REALITY: Remember that these funds do not go to the “people who are vulnerable” but instead go to organizations like Crown Agents USA Inc. and other supposedly “humanitarian” organizations that skim off the top and leave the rest for victims.

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Food Aid Reform: Spends $350 million, for cash-based food assistance for emergencies.

IN REALITY: This small amount cannot touch the true needs of people starving throughout the world and we watch millions die of starvation while USAID spends billions on useless projects and only $350 million for the starving populations of the third world.

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Support Agency Operations: $1.4 billion in USAID operating expenses to sustain ongoing operations, make significant improvements in procurement, local capacity building, innovation, and accountability.

IN REALITY: This is a ridiculous cost for running an agency that simply “gives money away” and barely keeps track of it.

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US AID is Not US Aid

Just as President Trump has defunded numerous areas of the United Nations because they simply were not doing their job, so too, he should give consideration to defunding USAID and the OPIC and make sure the fake “humanitarian” aid groups like Crown Agents USA Inc. are never given another penny of relief funds for those in need. Just like the United Nations Refugee program or the World Health Organization, the USAID and the OPIC should be defunded. Then, they should have their assets frozen by the U. S. Treasury while being audited and their assets seized.

The USAID and the OPIC are only considered legal because they have become institutionalized crime and the career bureaucrats in the Senior Executive Service keep the status quo maintained while no questions about these crimes are ever shared with anyone outside of the insider groups. These groups have personally benefited from the standard streams of money that have kept the usual recipients fat and happy.

Perhaps Ivanka Trump will be able to show her dad the corruption  once she is on the inside of OPIC:

Ivanka Trump Joins Senior Executive Service-Run OPIC Initiative

The time has come to stop paying foreign aid that does not fully reach the people need it. U. S. corporations should not be funded through this type of insider siphoning-off of foreign aid. U. S. corporations should not be supported by the U. S. military in foreign countries, especially if the corporation is there to fleece the third world country of its resources.

The C. I. A. should not be involved in protecting and benefiting U. S. or any corporations. This type of economic world domination by corporations under the guise of helping other nations must end.

The time has come to acknowledge that U. S. foreign aid is not aid to foreign nations but is a simple self-enrichment program for U. S. and international corporations flying under a false flag.

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TODAY THERE IS A STRANGE ENERGY IN THE AIR

We’re Headed To War With Russia, and No One Seems to Care

“Russia is ready.  NATO sure ain’t!  Oh, they have the numbers and they think they are strong.  The truth is that these NATO midgets have no idea of what is about to hit them, when the Russians go to war these NATO statelets won’t even understand what is happening to them.”

Frankly, I am awed, amazed and even embarrassed.  I was born in Switzerland, lived most of my life there, I also visited most of Europe, and I lived in the USA for over 20 years.  Yet in my worst nightmares I could not have imagined the West sinking as low as it does now.

It’s going to be ugly

I mean, yes, I know about the false flags, the corruption, the colonial wars, the NATO lies, the abject subservience of East Europeans, etc.  I wrote about all that many times.  But imperfect as they were, and that is putting it mildly, I remember Helmut Schmidt, Maggie Thatcher, Reagan, Mitterrand, even Chirac!  And I remember what the Canard Enchaîné used to be, or even the BBC.  During the Cold War the West was hardly a knight in white shining armor, but still – rule of law did matter, as did at least some degree of critical thinking.

I am now deeply embarrassed for the West.  And very, very afraid.

All I see today is a submissive herd lead by true, bona fide, psychopaths (in a clinical sense of the word)

And that is not the worst thing.The worst thing is the deafening silence, the way everybody just looks away, pretends like “ain’t my business” or, worse, actually takes all this grotesque spectacle seriously.  What the (expletive deleted) is wrong with you people?!  Have you all been turned into zombies?!  WAKE UP!!!!!!!

Let me carefully measure my words here and tell you the blunt truth.

Since the Neocon coup against Trump the West is now on exactly the same course as Nazi Germany was in, roughly, the mid 1930s.

Oh sure, the ideology is different, the designated scapegoat also.  But the mindset is *exactly* the same.Same causes produce the same effects.  But this time around, there are weapons on both sides which make the Dresden Holocaust looks like a minor spark.

So now we have this touching display of “western solidarity” not with UK or the British people, but with the City of London.  Now ain’t that touching?!

Let me ask you this: what has been the central feature of Britain’s policies towards Europe, oh, let’s say since the Middle-Ages?

That’s right: starting wars in Europe.

And this time around you think it’s different?Does: “the best predictor of future behavior is past behavior” somehow not apply to the UK?!

Let me also tell you this: when Napoleon and Hitler attacked Russia she was undergoing deep crises and was objectively weak (really! research it for yourself!).  In both cases Russian society was deeply torn by internal contradictions and the time for attack as ideal.

Not today.

So I ask this simple question: do you really want to go to war against a fully united nuclear Russia?

You think that this is hyperbole?Think again.

The truth is that the situation today is infinitely worse than the Cuban missile crisis. First, during the Cuban missile crisis there were rational people on both side.  Today there is NOT ONE SINGLE RATIONAL PERSON LEFT IN A POSITION OF POWER IN THE USA.  Not ONE!  Second, during the Cuban missile crisis all the new was reporting on was the crisis, the entire planet felt like we were standing at the edge of the abyss.

Today nobody seems to be aware that we are about to go to war, possibly a thermonuclear war, where casualties will be counted in the hundreds of millions.

All because of what?

Because the people of the West have accepted, or don’t even know, that they are ruled by an ugly gang of ignorant, arrogant psychopaths.At the very least this situation shows this:

Representative democracy does not work.

The rule of law only applies to the weak and poor.

Western values have now been reduced to a sad joke.

Capitalism needs war and a world hegemony to survive.The AngloZionist Empire is about to collapse, the only open question is how and at what cost.

Right now they are expelling Russian diplomats en masse and they are feeling very strong and manly. Polish and Ukrainian politicians are undergoing a truly historical surge in courage and self-confidence! (hiding, as they do, behind Anglo firepower)

The truth is that this is only the tip of a much bigger iceberg.  In reality, crucial expert-level consultations, which are so vitally important between nuclear superpowers, have all but stopped a long time ago.  We are down to top level telephone calls.  That kind of stuff happens when two sides are about to go to war.

For many months now Russia and NATO have made preparations for war in Europe.  And Russia is ready.  NATO sure ain’t!  Oh, they have the numbers and they think they are strong.  The truth is that these NATO midgets have no idea of what is about to hit them, when the Russians go to war these NATO statelets won’t even understand what is happening to them.  Very rapidly the real action will be left to the USA and Russia.  Thus any conflict will go nuclear very fast.  And, for the first time in history, the USA will be hit very, very hard, not only in Europe, the Middle-East or Asia, but also on the continental US.

I was born in a Russian military family and I studied Russian and Soviet military affairs all my life. I can absolutely promise you this, please don’t doubt it for one second: Russia will not back down and, if cornered, she will wipe out your entire civilization. The Russians really don’t want war, they fear it (as they should!) and they will do everything to avoid it.  But if attacked then expect a response of absolutely devastating violence.  Don’t take it from me, take it from Putin who clearly said so himself and who, at least on that issue, is supported by about 95% of the population.  From the Eastern Crusades to the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union, enough is enough, and the Russians will not take one more western attack, especially not one backed by nuclear firepower.  Again, please ponder Putin’s words very, very carefully: “what need would we have a world if there is no Russia?

All that for what?  The USA and Russia have NO objective reasons to do anything but to collaborate (the Russians are absolutely baffled the fact the leaders of the USA seem to be completely oblivious to this simple fact).  Okay, the City of London does have a lot of reasons to want Russia gone and silent. As Gavin Williamson, the little soy-boy in charge of UK “defense”, so elegantly put it, Russia should “go away and shut up”.  Right.  Let me tell you – it ain’t happening!  Britannia will be turned into a heap of radioactive ashes long before Russian goes away or shuts up.  That is simply a fact.

What baffles me is this: do American leaders really want to lose their country in behalf of a small nasty clique of arrogant British pompous asses who think that they still are an Empire?  Did you even take a look at Boris Johnson, Theresa May and Gavin Williamson?  Are you really ready to die in defense of the interest of these degenerates?!

I don’t get it and nobody in Russia does.

Yeah, I know, all they did is expel some diplomats.  And the Russians will do the same.  So what?  But that’s missing the point!

LOOK NOT WHERE WE ARE BUT WHERE WE ARE HEADING!!

You can get 200,000 antigun (sigh, rolleyes) protesters in DC but NOBODY AT ALL ABOUT NUCLEAR WAR?!

What is wrong with you people?!

What happened to the West where I was born in in 1963?

My God, is this really the end of it all?

Am I the only one who sees this slow-motion train-wreck taking us all over the precipice?

If you can, please give a reason to still hope.

Right now I don’t see many.

The Saker

PS: yes, I know. The rules of the blog prohibit CAPS as this is considered shouting.  Okay, but this time around I AM TRYING TO SHOUT!  So, for this one time only, feel free to use caps if you want.  The world badly needs some shouting right now, even virtual shouting.