Demokracija po ameriško: Wall Street postavil Obamovo vlado

To je bolj zanimiv del korpusa e-mailov, ki jih iz hekiranega računalnika Johna Podeste (šefa kampanje Hillary Clinton) objavlja WikiLeaks. Med maili (shranjenimi na googlovem serverju) se nahajajo tudi maili iz leta 2008, ko je Podesta delal v tranzicijskem teamu Baracka Obame. In ti maili razkrivajo, koliko (ali bolje: kako malo) samostojnosti imajo strankarska vodstva oziroma bodoči predsedniki pri sestavljanju vlade. Eden izmed mailov razkriva, da je Michael Forman (tedaj zaposlen v banki Citigroup, zdaj pa trgovinski predstavnik ZDA) že en mesec pred volitvami prek elektronske pošte Podesti “sestavil” glavnino vrha bodoče Obamove vlade ter precejšen del srednjega menedžmenta Obamove administracije. (glejte spodaj in sledite posameznim linkom)

Vajeni smo, da Wall Street financira volilno kampanjo obeh kandidatov in tako efektivno vedno postavi bodočega predsednika. Vajeni smo, da ministra za finance (Treasury) vedno postavi Wall Street. Vajeni smo, da Wall Street, ki ima v lasti Fed, vodi ameriško monetarno politiko in vajeni smo, da Wall Street določa bančno regulacijo. Malce me je presenetilo le to, da je kontrola nad vlado tako popolna – da Wall Street postavlja tudi personalno strukturo ostalih vladnih resorjev in menedžmenta celotne administracije. In malce me zanima, kaj je morala obljubiti Hillary Clinton za vse te milijone, ki sta jih z Billom osebno dobila za “kao” predavanja posamičnim bančnim upravam in 300+ milijonov za financiranje same kampanje. No, donatorjem je pač treba izpolniti njihove skromne želje.

Dobrodošli v v demokracijo po ameriško.

Michael Froman, who is now U.S. trade representative but at the time was an executive at Citigroup, wrote an email to Podesta on October 6, 2008, with the subject “Lists.” Froman used a Citigroup email address. He attached three documents: a list of women for top administration jobs, a list of non-white candidates, and a sample outline of 31 cabinet-level positions and who would fill them. “The lists will continue to grow,” Froman wrote to Podesta, “but these are the names to date that seem to be coming up as recommended by various sources for senior level jobs.”

The cabinet list ended up being almost entirely on the money. It correctly identified Eric Holder for the Justice Department, Janet Napolitano for Homeland Security, Robert Gates for Defense, Rahm Emanuel for chief of staff, Peter Orszag for the Office of Management and Budget, Arne Duncan for Education, Eric Shinseki for Veterans Affairs, Kathleen Sebelius for Health and Human Services, Melody Barnes for the Domestic Policy Council, and more. For the Treasury, three possibilities were on the list: Robert Rubin, Larry Summers, and Timothy Geithner.

This was October 6. The election was November 4. And yet Froman, an executive at Citigroup, which would ultimately become the recipient of the largest bailout from the federal government during the financial crisis, had mapped out virtually the entire Obama cabinet, a month before votes were counted. And according to the Froman/Podesta emails, lists were floating around even before that.

Many already suspected that Froman, a longtime Obama consigliere, did the key economic policy hiring while part of the transition team. We didn’t know he had so much influence that he could lock in key staff that early, without fanfare, while everyone was busy trying to get Obama elected. The WikiLeaks emails show even earlier planning; by September the transition was getting pre-clearance to assist nominees with financial disclosure forms.

Vir: New Republic

2 responses

  1. Ogabno ja. Long live the Oligarchy! Še en žebelj v krsto demokratičnega bulls***a. Zanimivo pa bi bilo primerjati tiste krizne tedne s sedanjim volilnim obdobjem. Ali se je Oligarhija takrat kaj bolj potrudila zaradi strahu pred neljubimi vladnimi posegi vase, ali pa je vsakič približno enako.

    • Ta Oligarhija pa bo s čezatlantskimi trgovinskimi sporazumi zdaj bolj kot ne vodila tudi nas. Tale klinac Froman je bil pred časom tudi gost na naši nacionalki, najbrž je bil takrat na nekakšni vseevropski turneji prodajanja kavbojskega bullshita, ki ga je širil od nacionalke do nacionalke. Še en dokaz za neuporabnost tradicionalnih medijev napram Wikileaksu. Oligarhija pač obvladuje vse, tudi medije, ki jih nima neposredno v lasti, zato ker so ti mediji pogosto ponavljajoči papagaji Oligarhiji všečnih informacij. Najboljša stvar, ki jo ti mediji lahko naredijo je to, da kdaj pa kdaj kako zadevo verodostojno povzamejo od žvižgačev.

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