Move along, nothing to see here...just more proof that military and businessmen are complete fucking shitheads w/o exception. U S A U S A U S A!
'Fat Leonard': retired US admiral arrested in sex for secrets scandalA retired US navy admiral and eight other current and former military officers were bribed with sex, trips and other lavish perks, according to an indictment unsealed on Tuesday in a burgeoning scandal involving a Malaysian defence contractor nicknamed Fat Leonard.
Retired admiral Bruce Loveless, 53, and the others have been accused of accepting the services of sex workers and other bribes from Leonard Francis in exchange for classified information that helped his company, Glenn Defence Marine Asia.
The indictment says Francis once rented the MacArthur Suite at the Manila Hotel, where memorabilia of General Douglas MacArthur was used for sex acts with prostitutes.
Francis also is accused of paying for meals that cost as much as $12,000 and included foie gras, ox tail soup, expensive wine and cigars worth $2,000 a box.
Prosecutors say the defendants called themselves the Lion’s King Harem, Brotherhood, Wolfpack and other names as they worked to recruit others for the scheme. They were accused of using fake names and foreign email service providers to cover their tracks.
Prosecutors say Francis, whose nickname comes from his wide girth, cheated the navy out of nearly $35m – largely by overcharging for his company’s services stocking navy ships in the Pacific with food, water, fuel and other supplies.
Navy officers provided classified information to Francis that helped him beat the competition and in some instances commanders steered ships to ports in the Pacific where his company could charge fake tariffs and fees, prosecutors said.
Oh, the ovens draw nearer folks, in the good ol' United Fascist States of 'Murica. First the Nazis put them in slave labor camps, where they usually are just starved to death, but when the stragglers just keep holding on to life no matter how much you abuse them and all other options are exhausted, well then....ovens....or gas chambers...or, as per the almighty U(F)SA profit motive: whatever's cheapest.
Anglo-Saxon-Nazi-Aristocrat-Guy-of-'Murica would like to, if at all possible, start out with the Jews, then move on down the line to the Blacks, and the Latinos, and the Gypsies, and the Socialist/Commies, and the Muslims, and the infirm, and whoever is not "like them". Well, this go 'round, "illegals"-- mostly Latinos forced to come here looking for work since the aforementioned Aristocrat has taken all the land in his nome country--are the first "guinea pigs" in the ongoing Nazi eugenic experiment. As in ICE, as in GEO Prison Corp, as in public-private profiteering off slave labor: it's so 'Murican. Read for yourselves:
Thousands of ICE detainees claim they were forced into labor, a violation of anti-slavery laws. Tens of thousands of immigrants detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement were forced to work for $1 day, or for nothing at all — a violation of federal anti-slavery laws — a lawsuit claims.....one of the largest private prison companies in the country.
"We will never put boots on the ground in Syria", except for the boots on the ground in Syria. Politicians are easy, just know the opposite of what they say is true:
WASHINGTON — The United States is sending an additional 400 troops to Syria to help prepare for the looming fight for Raqqa, the capital of the Islamic State’s self-proclaimed caliphate, American officials said on Thursday. The increase, which includes a team of Army Rangers and a Marine artillery unit that have already arrived in Syria, represents a near-doubling of the number of American troops there.