a reply to: Hewhowaits
So we have the Uranium One deal- Brokered by the Clintons so putin could obtain 20% of our uranium.
Nope. None of that is true. Firstly, the deal wasn't "brokered" by the US let alone "the Clintons." Uranium One was a Canadian company which had
purchased US mines. As such, CFIUS had to approve the deal. CFIUS was only one body that had to do so. Canada had to approve of the deal, as did
Kazakhstan (where the company had other mines) and I imagine Russia.
The State Dept hass 1 of 9 CFIUS votes. Clinton neither attended the CFIUS meetings regarding the deal nor did she cast a vote. That was all done by
Jose W. Fernandez, the then Asst Sec of State for Economic, Energy, and Business Affairs.
None of the uranium has gone to Russia. Exports are strictly controlled by the NRC. In fact, neither Uranium One nor Rosatom (actually ARMZ) have
export licenses. Some amount of uranium was sent via third party to Canada. Later, a portion of that uranium was permitted to be exported to
Also, the 20% thing is the portion of the estimated uranium deposits in the US (proven reserves), estimated to be in the mines.
In exchange for this deal the Clintons foundation received 145 million dollars.
Sure they did. 98% of the figure quoted was received as part of a funding commitment to an initiative ($100 million for the Clinton Giustra
Sustainable Growth Initiative) from Frank Giustra, who is a noted philanthropist who has donated similarly large amounts to other charitable causes,
and from a celebrity benefit Giustra organized.
All this was done in 2007. At that time, the company that eventually sold to the Russians didn't even exist. Later in 2007, South African company
Uranium One bought up the company Giustra founded, UrAsia Energy and the newly merged company kept the Uranium One name. At that time, in 2007
Giustra sold all his shares for around $45 million.
The deal approved by CFIUS and everyone else was the purchase of a 51% (up from 16%) stake in Uranium One. That was occurred in 2010
So your theory is that Giustra personally donated $100 million dollars to influence a decision to sell a company he no longer held stock in, three
years later? And his master plan netted him $45 million less whatever he had invested in the company initially? Genius.
That's a debunking of a mere two sentences worth of disinformation. I'm not inclined to continue but how much do you want to bet that I could easily
debunk the rest considering that your primary source is the Gateway-fake news-Pundit?
This stuff is depressing to me. That so many posters have spent so much time talking about this and yet, can't be bothered to do even a little bit of
leg work to get a grasp of the basic facts in question. What is that? Who invests that much time and still knows so little?
edit on 2018-2-21
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