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?