We have reported on the fact that the central government and corrupt politicians have been engaged in illegally and unconstitutionally grabbing land in the united States. We’ve also shown how that land is valuable and how some of these politicians have made a lot of money by selling resources from that land to America’s enemies, including former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. However, Clinton’s precedent for selling Uranium ore to the Russians for millions of dollars, which was later sold to Iran, began back in Arkansas.
A friend of mine provided the following story, which shows just how corrupt and crooked the Clintons were while they were in Arkansas.
Jeffrey St. Clair, editor of Counter Punch and author of Killing Trayvons: An Anthology of American Values, provides a bit of history concerning what took place concerning the land and wealth of a corn farmer in Arkansas.
On a summer day in 1906, a corn farmer named John Huddleston was plowing his fields with a pair of mules, when he noticed two gleaming crystal nuggets exposed in a furrow. These two stones proved to be the first diamonds discovered outside of South Africa. Huddleston quickly sold an interest in his farm to what in those days was called a “concern,” a group of Little Rock investment types headed by a cigar-chomping banker named Sam Reyburn.
Over the next few months, trenches were dug, surveys were made, exploratory holes were drilled. Some diamonds were found (about two carats per 100 tons), but not enough to justify the cost of extracting them. By 1908, the Huddlestons’ scarified diamond field was back under the plow, occasionally spitting up a stone or two.
And so it went for about the next 30 years, the outbreak of World War II, things changed. The search for diamonds, critical to the development of new weapons systems, became a priority for the Pentagon. The Department of Defense seized control of the site in 1940 and began intensively mining for the vital crystals. But once again the Ouachita Crater disappointed. Even by the Pentagon’s elastic accounting standards, the labor costs of mining the diamonds proved exorbitant.
In 1951, the Pentagon disposed of the Crater and over the next 20 years several different entrepreneurs attempted to turn the place into a tourist attraction, charging people a few bucks a day to try their hands at shifting for diamonds. All of these ventures ended in failure and in 1972 Arkansas’s progressive governor, Dale Bumpers, acquired the entire 800-acre property for less than $1000 per acre and turned it into Crater of Diamonds State Park, a lazy, off the tracks destination where tourists could leisurely glean the old fields for diamonds.
Then along came Bill Clinton. In 1986, Clinton was introduced to a Canadian mining magnate named Jean-Raymond Boulle. The man who connected Clinton and Boulle was none other than James Blair, the legendary Little Rock fixer and Tyson Foods lawyer, who advised Hillary Clinton during her miraculous adventures in the commodities future market, where she quickly turned a $1000 investment into a $100,000 payday. Boulle had a proposition for the governor. He wanted to restart mining at the old site in the Ouachitas, but needed the governor’s help in winning an exemption from rules forbidding commercial mining in state parks. In exchange, Boulle offered, to incorporate his new company, Diamond Fields, in Arkansas and locate its headquarters in the governor’s hometown of Hope.
The deal was struck, the terms largely negotiated by long-time Clinton consigliere Bruce Lindsay, who would later become the Chair of the Clinton Foundation. This sleazy backroom deal set a pattern that Clinton would mercilessly pursue as president, where the public commons was quietly offered up for exploitation by private enterprises with financial ties to the administration.
Lurking in the background of this secret deal was a Canadian financial tycoon named Frank Guistra, who owned 60,000 shares of stock in Diamond Fields. Over the years, Clinton and Guistra would become close friends, with Clinton travelling the world in Giustra’s private jet, negotiating mining deals from Kazakhstan to Moscow. As detailed in Peter Schweitzer’s very informative Clinton Cash, Giustra returned the love, donating more than $30 million to the Clinton Foundation.
Hillary made out as well. On the night of the first Clinton inaugural ball, the new first lady proudly flashed a 3.5 carat diamond ring, a present from the old Diamond Fields team, mined from the Crater of Diamonds. As for old John Huddleston, the man once hailed as the Diamond King of Arkansas? He died indigent and was buried in a pauper’s grave two miles from his glittering crater.
As for Mr. Guistra, well his name came up during the 2016 presidential campaign. He has donated more than $100 million to the Clinton Foundation, provided a luxury jet for Bill Clinton to travel on to Latin America. He was also named with other Clinton donors in the many scandals of the Panama Papers.
Schweitzer wrote in his book that Giustra had investments in oil, timber and coal mines in Colombia and following a dinner event with the Clintons in 2010 and meeting with the Colombian president the next day, one company in which Giustra holds a stake “acquired the right to cut timber in a biologically diverse forest on the pristine Colombian shoreline” and another was granted valuable oil drilling rights.
So, this is just one instance in a long line of corruption in the Clinton Chronicles. With the Hammonds from Oregon in jail and the trials about to begin concerning Bundy Ranch, do the Clintons and other corrupt politicians like Harry Reid stand to gain from these Americans losing their land? You better bet they do!
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