Okay, guys, it’s time to welcomeme back to civilization. As you’ve gotten used to some of our new contributors, coming to us from locales far and wide, I’ve been soaking up the rays and the key lime pie in Key West. Sadly, I am not being summoned back from Margaritaville to cover things that are more important to the world than whether it’s possible to find a brunch that also features a drag show and really good Bloody Marys (there isn’t, but Blue Heaven hits the brunch and Bloody Mary boxes).
Anyway, while I was gone, the Clintons achieved what can only be described as the Holy Grail – the BINGO, the jackpot, the pinnacle of success – of corruption. Last week, they were merely in bed with tinpot dictatorships to earn money for a foundation that spent almost all of its money keeping the Clintons in four-star hotels and Manhattan high-rise apartments. This week, they’re doing all of that at the very highest level of the grift game, hopping in and out of bed with FIFA, the international soccer organization best known for its unparalled commitment to doing absolutely nothing aboveboard, in pursuit of a World Cup in Qatar, a familiarly tinpot Middle Eastern oligarchy, but with the bonus feature of slave labor. which was put to “good” use when FIFA actually gave Qatar the massive soccer contest. Thanks, of course, to William Jefferson Clinton.
And just like that, another Clinton Foundation donor is in the news.
The Clinton global charity has received between $50,000 and $100,000 from soccer’s governing body and has partnered with the Fédération Internationale de Football Association on several occasions, according to donor listings on the foundation’s website.
Several top FIFA executives were arrested Wednesday in Zurich and face corruption charges stretching back two decades, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.
Involvement with the embattled body extends beyond the foundation to Bill Clinton himself. The former president was an honorary chairman of the bid committee put together to promote the United States as a possible host nation for the 2018 or 2022 World Cup.
The U.S. ultimately lost its bit to host the games, which led Bill Clinton to, reportedly, smash his fist into a hotel mirror. He was, of course, only despondent for so long. It seems that after realizing Qatar would need assistance in achieving their dream of putting on a world class event and he was just the man to help. Over the next several years, the Qatari government would partner with the Clinton Foundation to create a “sustainable infrastructure” around the games that would provide a long-term benefit (including long-term food security) to Qatar’s population and the populatin of the Middle East.
Laughably (though not for the people of Qatar), the Qatar World Cup project became a human rights nightmare, with appalling working conditions that led to worker deaths, many of whom were rumored to be from a slave labor force. So, while the Clinton Foundation was happily cashing the checks and touting Qatar’s commitment to saving the world from dirty water, they were basically killing their own people just to host a couple of soccer matches everyone was uncomfortable with anyway.
Now, FIFA officials are in DOJ custody and the Clintons are right in the middle of the game. Not surprising, of course, but if you thought the Clintons had spent the Hillary years sitting on their laurels giving six-figure speechs and NOT improving their global standing as the creepiest couple in political history, at least you can rest easy now. This is a bigger accomplishment than the 2008 election. Great work, guys.
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