Hurricane Matthew and the Clinton Foundation Theft from Haiti*
The Category 4 Hurricane set to devastate Haiti with 145MPH winds, 40 inches of rain, and 12 foot storm surge looks to be an unprecedented human tragedy with the country failing to recover after the 2010 earthquake with many in Haiti faulting the State Department, Clinton Foundation.
Two weeks ago the former Senate President of Haiti Bernard Sansaricq told a crowd of Donald Trump supporters that the Clinton Foundation stole “billions” from the Haiti relief fund following the tragic earthquake that left some 316,000 people dead due to the cascade of weakly supported structures and an outbreak of cholera.
The Clinton Foundation has been much maligned in the years that have followed for alleged malfeasance in their relief work following the 2010 natural disaster as Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State at the time and decided to contract with the Foundation, despite the obvious conflict of interest, to provide for the relief effort.
The potential for loss of life resulting from Matthew is almost unimaginable given the country’s vulnerability with the crisis only further exacerbated by the failings of the relief effort in 2010 by the Clinton Foundation – whether or not it was the result of corruption or simply a failure.
Perhaps Hillary Clinton’s worse failure as Secretary of State will be on television screens around the world in less than 24-hours as the Haitian people face a hell that is almost unimaginable – an October surprise that may very well thrust Donald Trump to the presidency, but a surprise that is no better than a horror show laden with the terror and hardship that awaits those who can survive the storm in Haiti.
Emergency responders are scrambling to reach Haitians most affected by Hurricane Matthew, the strongest storm in a decade.
More than 14,000 people have been displaced and at least 11 people have died in Haiti and Cuba.
The presidential election this weekend in Haiti has been postponed, according to officials, as one of the ‘world’s poorest’ countries is just starting to deal with the aftermath of the storm, which battered thousands of people in poorly-built housing with winds of up to 145 miles per hour.
The area of Haiti most affected was the southern tip, which was directly in the storm’s path, but officials said it was too early to describe the ultimate damage from the storm.
Among the heaviest destruction is a main bridge and communication lines are down.
The worst of the storm may have now passed Haiti, but 10,000 people are still in shelters and hospitals are stretched to their limits, according to U.N. special representative Mourad Wahba, as reported by the BBC.
Disturbing videos showed people almost being swept away in fast-flowing rivers of mud, while others attempted to cross the swell with their possessions on their backs.
At least four people have been killed in the Dominican Republic due to collapsing walls and mudslides.
Mudslides could continue for days due to rain-soaked ground.
In Cuba, dozens of homes were damaged in the eastern city of Baracoa and several people were reported dead.
Meteorologists predict Hurricane Matthew will barrel towards Florida by Thursday evening and then move eastwards into the Atlantic Ocean, possibly sparing cities like Boston and New York.
Florida governor Rick Scott warned his state was in for a “direct hit” and millions of people across the Sunshine State as well as Georgia, North and South Carolina have been ordered to evacuate.
CNN reported that at least nine out of 14 weather models showed Matthew circling back towards Florida, possibly making landfall in the state twice before dying down.
The storm, currently a category three hurricane, is traveling over the Bahamas on Wednesday evening, and is predicted to dump between eight and 15 inches of rain on the islands.
All air and seat traffic has been halted, and residents are being encouraged to move to higher ground.
Matthew is expected to regain strength over warm water north of Cuba, as reported by the Weather Channel, before hitting parts of Florida’s east coast and areas along the coast of Georgia.