posted on Jul, 1 2019 @ 08:37 AM
a reply to: blueman12
Hey man, that’s your opinion, ya know? I suppose I should have qualified the “tuned her out” bit, but it was in relation to Venezuela and I
don’t mean to suggest I tuned her out on everything — the remainder of my reply speaks for itself and I suppose the lack of context could make
some buy the idea I tune her out wholesale. Whatever.
My job right out of grad school was at a large nonprofit that did tons of government work and USAID subbed us for millions of dollars yearly. Maybe
some covert faction at the top of USAID’s leadership is a real puppet master, but my years working with USAID was filled with do-gooders, nerds, and
USAID does more than dig wells and build schools, but Abbey’s characterization of their mission/work was a slap in the face; I am confident I know
better what USAID is up to, who is doing it, why they are doing it and how they conduct their NGO operations than Martin does.
Again, I was clear in stating I would welcome the opportunity to have a chat with Martin and stated she’s not a shill (e.g. she doesn’t kowtow),
but a couple articles loosely associating USAID’s activities in Syria to some kind of usurping motivation is laughable.
I hope Martin continues to do her thing. But her ‘truth’ is just that, her’s. It’s not the whole truth or even a logically consistent truth
at times. Her ‘truth’ about USAID isn’t the unfettered, unadulterated truth she claims — she’s dead wrong regarding USAID. Period.