Friday, December 14, 2007

More Woes For Hillary?

The Sri Lankan Ministry of Defense website claims that the Tamil Tigers are raising money for Senator Hillary Clinton's campaign in New Jersey.

Well known activists of a banned terrorist group in the United States are involved in the fund raising activities of the US Democratic candidate Senator Hilary Rodham Clinton.

According to a fundraising web site for the Senator, Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) activists are involved in raising funds from 100 Dollars to 2300 Dollars to help elect Senator Clinton as the next United States President. ...

New Jersey residents have expressed the fear, that LTTE or the Tamil Tigers could flush supporters with millions of dollars, to buy influence over the next possible President of the United States of America by infiltrating into democratic fund raising machine. ...



The terrorist group, that introduced innovative methods like suicide jackets to many terrorist groups in the world, is listed as a foreign terrorist group by the State Department and the US Federal police , the FBI has alleged that the group had offered to them millions of dollars as bribes to lift the ban. The group is alleged to be using bribes to buy influence in India, Malaysia and Sri Lanka. The money is being earned mostly by fraudulent business, credit card scams, drug running, voluntary fund raising and extortions of the Tamil Diaspora, according to a recent report of the Jane's Defense weekly.

According to the Clinton website, a leading LTTE activist, who came to live in New Jersey in 1994, called Ram Ranjan is one of the fund raisers of the Clinton campaign. Several others who are connected with him are also listed among the fund raisers.

The Hillary campaign may not know about the connections between some of their fundraisers and the Tamil Tigers. A candidate is not always aware of who is contributing to the campaign. However the contributors are always aware who they are contributing to. Assuming the LTTE is not wholly irrational in its choices, then why should they be giving to Hillary? And to who else?

Washington has become the de facto capital of the world. It is to be expected that influence peddlers from the Middle East, China and everyone else are going to trying to get their seat at the table. How vulnerable is the US political system to this kind of influence?

7 Comments:

Blogger Teresita said...

No sweat for Hil. Most Americans probably think the Tamil Tigers are a Sri Lankan soccer team.

12/14/2007 03:32:00 PM  
Blogger RWE said...

One wonders in such cases whether any such “enthusiastic supporters” of a candidate are:
a. Sympathetic to the general philosophy of the candidate.
b. Attempting to purchase influence for specific issues, such as ending Federal subsidies for the ferret-breeding industry or outlawing the sale and consumption of asparagus.
c. Engaging in strategic sabotage.

In the case of ChiCom influence on the previous Clinton Administration, the answer was “all of the above.”

One would suspect that for the Tamil Tigers it is “c.” Strategic Sabotage. Hillary is still vowing to “end one war and salvage another one.” And that translates into screwing up the War on Terror as thoroughly as possible.

Aside from the huge negative impact on the U.S. Military of running away from Iraq and plunging more deeply into Afghanistan - and thus damage the country’s ability to defeat terrorist groups, whatever their stripe, Brand X Terrorists such as the Tamil Tigers must be looking at the U.S. development of anti-terrorist expertise and technologies with some concern. What works in Iraq will be useful in some form in Sri Lanka, the Philippines, and that rebellious province of West Wherszis. There is no better way to make a technique or technology wildly popular and ensure its spread than to have the US Military demonstrate its effectiveness.

12/14/2007 03:52:00 PM  
Blogger Zenster said...

I wonder how Hillary reconciles the fact that terrorist organizations like the Tigers and Islamic groups want to see her get elected. Their endorsement represents the most searing possible indictment of her agenda. The democratic party's "big tent" somehow has managed to include room for the worst enemies of civilization. It takes a special kind of brazenness and political ruthlessness to manage that.

12/14/2007 03:58:00 PM  
Blogger Teresita said...

Zenster: The democratic party's "big tent" somehow has managed to include room for the worst enemies of civilization.

The GOP's big tent doesn't smell any better. Fifteen of the hijackers on 9-11 came from Saudi Arabia.

12/14/2007 04:13:00 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

"Fifteen of the hijackers on 9-11 came from Saudi Arabia."

And, how many of those hijackers donated to the Bush campaign?

12/15/2007 08:31:00 AM  
Blogger Marzouq the Redneck Muslim said...

Wretchard,

Kicking butt pretty hard for a guy who is "down"!

Chicken soup must have helped!

Salaam/Best,

m

12/15/2007 09:18:00 AM  
Blogger Tarnsman said...

--Fifteen of the hijackers on 9-11 came from Saudi Arabia.--

"And, how many of those hijackers donated to the Bush campaign?"

None, they were all Al Gore supporters. Didn't you hear? The reason they crashed planes into buildings on 9/11 was to protest the stolen election of 2000.

12/15/2007 12:40:00 PM  

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