Saturday, May 9, 2015

Call me Bwillary

Little noticed news story from last year at Environmental Justice Atlas;
In January 2009, Jarch Management, owned by American Phil Heilberg, acquired a 70% interest in LEAC, a company controlled by Gabriel Paulino Matip Nhial, the son of the deputy commander-in-chief of the Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA), Paulino Matip. Paulino Matip joined the advisory board of Jarch Management as vice-chairman in 2007, followed by his son in December 2009. In October 2010, another South Sudan warlord, General Gabriel Tanginye, also joined the advisory board shortly after officially joining the SPLA, giving Jarch influence in multiple layers of government. [our bolds]
Including the U.S. government? Well, look who the dogs of war dragged in;
Jan 19, 2007 — [I]  am extremely excited that Ambassador Joe Wilson is working with us at Jarch Capital, LLC. Not only does Ambassador Wilson bring an incredible amount of experience and knowledge on Africa to Jarch Capital, his views on American foreign policy and National Security are widely respected in Washington. Ambassador Wilson will be instrumental in the growth of Jarch as it expands in Africa, sometimes in politically sensitive areas.
If he isn't, Jarch has wasted its money. So, why was the husband of Valerie Plame thought to be such a catch?
In 1997, President Clinton named him Special Assistant to the President and Senior  Director for African Affairs at the National Security Council, responsible
for the coordination of U.S. policy to the 48 countries of sub-Saharan Africa. Mr. Wilson was one of the principal architects of Clinton’s  historic eleven day trip to six African nations in 1998. 
What's Ambassador Wilson done for Jarch lately? Well, according to Peter Schweitzer's new book Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich, maybe enabling the 21st century version of Cecil Rhodes. I.e. The Clinton Foundation.

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