As I write this (Dec 23rd), the current COVID-19 death count in the United States is at 323,000. In my state of Florida, our Governor Ron DeSantis is trying to hide the state’s death count, just as President Trump has directed. Last December 7th, DeSantis had the police raid the home of Rebekah Jones, a data specialist who exposed DeSantis’s efforts to hide the COVID-19 death toll.
Trump did absolutely nothing to mitigate the pandemic, apparently fearful that taking decisive action would rattle the stock market. Unfortunately for Trump, Bob Woodward has him on audio tape admitting to knowing the danger of this pandemic last January. Best estimates are that we will hit 500,000 dead before Spring.
On September 16, 2007 in Baghdad Iraq, during President George W Bush’s abortive occupation, this boy, Ali Kinani was just 9 years old, sitting in his father’s car in Nisour Square. Mercenary soldiers from a security company called Blackwater, owned and operated by Erik Prince, stopped traffic and started firing indiscriminately at the stalled cars. They blew little Ali’s head to bits, his brains fell between his father’s legs.
The men who killed Ali Kinani and 17 other innocent Iraqis that day were these men, former soldiers, as is Erik Prince, the owner of Blackwater at the time.
From Wikipedia: “On October 22, 2014, a Federal District Court jury convicted Nick Slatten of first-degree murder, and three other guards (Slough, Liberty and Heard) guilty of all three counts of voluntary manslaughter and using a machine gun to commit a violent crime. On April 13, 2015, Slatten was sentenced to life in prison , while the other three guards were sentenced to 30 years in prison.”
Last night, President Trump pardoned all four men. Why would he do this? The answer is corruption, pure and simple. Let’s have a look at the murdering scum involved in this miscarriage of justice.
First up is Erik Prince, the founder of the Blackwater private security firm (now called Academi). Erik is a former Navy Seal, with a net worth of $2 billion. He is a convert to Catholicism. Prince lost his first wife to cancer, and has married twice since her death. Prince donated quite a bit of money to the Family Research Council, a anti-gay hate group.
Erik Prince’s sister is Betsy DeVos, Trump’s Secretary of Education. Betsy’s family is the 88th richest in the United States, having made their fortune from Amway, a pyramid scheme that sells cleaning products to suckers. They are as crooked as they come, but they still made a fortune fleecing “distributors.” Betsy DeVos is noted for owning seven yachts, two mansions, and a fleet of 12 private jets. Her net worth is estimated to be over $5.4 billion.
Do you see the connection now? Betsy DeVos’s immoral brother, Erik Prince, has one significant black mark on his record, the Nisour Square Massacre. By asking Trump to pardon the Blackwater killers, Betsy erases her brother’s biggest mistake. “Look, they’ve been pardoned, nothing to see here. Move along.“
Betsy DeVos was a controversial choice for Secretary of Education, having just a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and no experience whatsoever in teaching. Vice President Mike Pence had to break a tie vote to confirm her. Over 450 lawsuits have been filed against the Department of Education, the most in the department’s history.
Sadly, Betsy DeVos proves one thing: that the rich are now so brazen, they think they can buy their way out of any jam. They can commit any crime, and just buy their way out of it. The list of these entitled rich people buying justice grows daily. Look at Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly who got a rape charge buried by paying the victim $30 million to keep quiet.
If you’re a friend of President Trump, you can get away with murder. You can buy a pardon. A little boy is dead. Who cares? Betsy DeVos bought a pardon for his killers.