Trump recently mentioned the Military-Industrial Complex (MIC) in an interview with Fox News. He talked about how much they like war, acting as if he himself and his administration doesn't want war. At least not with Iran. But what about wanting wars elsewhere?
Thanks to Trump's trusted son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner has led Trump and the White House into supporting war abroad. Specifically, with the war of Saudi Arabia and it's allies to invade and destroy Yemen. This was all thanks to Kushner, whose family has a long history of putting money ahead of morality.
Kushner landed a huge deal to sell arms of all kinds to Saudi Arabia in 2017, worth over $100 billion. One might think a deal of that size would take time to be processed, vetted and approved. But not really. It took a whole 2 weeks for it to be negotiate and stamped for approval.
It's even reported that he shocked the Saudi delegation in the negotiations as he personally called Lockheed Martin CEO Marillyn Hewson and got her to drop the price on the THAAD missile defense system. This weapons deal was a part of a larger $305 billion deal between the US and Saudi Arabia that will unroll over the next 10 years.
But hey, maybe that's fine, right? What's the problem with selling weapons to another country? Well, Saudia Arabia is an extreme authoritarian country that executes and beheads people for merely drug trafficking.
Since 2014, about 600 executions have taken place in public, where people watch "suspects convicted of terrorism, homicide, rape, armed robbery and drug trafficking face the death penalty" by having their heads chopped off. The West may be the spear of the murder war machine which Saudi Arabia is part of, but at least we've moved away from public executions where people revel in the death of another, be it beheading, hanging, beating or whatever method.
In 2018, over 140 people were put to death. Statistics for this year are showing that 2019 will top it, with 170 public executions by the sword. Some of these "crimes" are victimless, like convicting drug smugglers to death by beheading. A 21 year old student was also beheaded, not for drugs, but for sending texts online about anti-government demonstrations. That was his crime. Texts, which the crazed Saudi government under Sharia law declared to be "terrorism" and beheaded him.
Then there is the whole war on Yemen which has been categorized by the UN as the "world's worst famine in 100 years". Over 200,000 people have died as a result of the genocide the Saudi's and their allies have committed against the people of Yemen. This has only been possible to this extent due to the support from the US.
Jared Kushner is to think for all of this. Money trumps morality for him and many in the Trump administration who just look at mega deals and the money equation instead of the moral equation. And the apple doesn't fall far from the tree.
Jared Kushner likely learned much of his greedy nature from the nurturing of his criminal father, Charles Kushner. Jared Kushner is only 36 years old and inexperienced in politics. He was a real estate developer, just like his daddy Charles Kushner. And now he's been thrust into the political world and heading up "brokering peace" in the Middle East.
He didn't get the job because he actually is a good person to make peace, who cares about doing the moral thing. What we are seeing is someone who seemingly cares very little about morality, because making deals is what matters more. A true real estate tycoon, like his father.
In looking at the FBI Vault for #deepdives 14, I saw Kushner in the K section. This was about his father Charles who was being investigated by the FBI. In the file dating to 2003, Kushner was accused of criminal activity by someone filing a lawsuit whose name was redacted.
This includes paying for Kushner's partnership expenses not based on the expenses made, but based on the the rental income they generated for Kushner. Kushner was said to also pay for pesonal expenses and made charitable and political contributions by applying them as expenses to those partnerships.
This guy is a crooks, through and through. He went to prison for some of his behavior. Charles grew the family-owned real estate business in the 80s and 90s and was find more than $500,000 by the Federal Election Commission for his illegal political donations. Charles eventually pleaded guilty to 18 counts of making illegal campaign contributions, tax evasion and witness tampering.
Charles even tried to get his brother-in-law William Schulder discredited by entrapping him with a hooker and sending the tape to his sister, Esther. Schulder was cooperating with federal authorities at the time. Despite these efforts, Charles failed in his dirty immoral mission.
He ended up serving 14 months in prison and was released in August 2006. The family fortune is over $1.8 billion now as the crooked dealings surely continue. Charles even hired some other white-collar criminals to work for him after he got out.
This is who Jared Kushner has learned from. He stood by his father through all of it. Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was part of the Trump inner circle until Jared outed him. Why? Christie was the one who prosecuted his father over 10 years ago.
Now Jared, an amoral greedy crooked real estate seller is taking care of the Middle East relationships with the US. No wonder a huge deal was made to sell weapons to an immoral authoritarian regime like Saudi Arabia. It just makes sense when you look at the family history. Money trumps morality for the Kushners and the Trump administration (pun intended).
So when Trump talks about how there are people who like war, like those in the MIC. You can see that he himself likes war, just maybe not as much when it's Americans involved. But when it's other nations warring, he is all too willing to sell them billions in weapons to help the MIC make money. He just maybe draws the line when the MIC tries to pull Americans into the war, like in a war with Iran.
- Trump signs Kushner-negotiated $100B Saudi arms deal
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- Father of Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner spent 14 months in Montgomery federal prison
- FBI Vault - Kushner Companies Part 01 of 01
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