by Scott Creighton
The more things “Change™”, the more they stay the same. Eric Holder, former Deputy Attorney General under the Clinton regime, has been tapped to fill the Attorney General position in the Obama White House.
“…in the discussions over the past few days, Obama offered Holder the job and he accepted, the source said. The announcement is not likely until after Obama announces his choices to lead the Treasury and State departments.” Newsweek
“Since 2001, Holder has worked as an attorney at Covington & Burling in Washington, D.C. In 2004, Holder helped negotiate an agreement with the Justice Department for Chiquita Brands International in a case that involved Chiquita’s payment of “protection money” to the United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia, a paramilitary group that has been designated a terrorist group by the United States government. In the agreement, Chiquita’s officials pleaded guilty and paid a fine of $25 million. Holder represents Chiquita in the civil action which grew out of this criminal case.” Wiki
Now that is the “official story”, that they had to pay blackmail money to these groups. However, there is currently a lawsuit underway from the families of 173 workers, who were killed by one of these paramilitary militia groups. Their story is that the company hired these thugs to repress workers rights in Columbia. The truth is a little more complicated.
“Between 1997 and 2004, Chiquita gave $1.7 million to the A.U.C., whose death squads destroyed unions, terrorized workers, and killed thousands of civilians. Chiquita’s top officials admit approving the payments…” Conde Nast
That’s right, Barack Obama, the man who spoke so eloquently in the last debate about not passing the Columbia Free Trade Agreement until more was done to bring the killers of the union workers to justice, has just announced that he is going to make the lawyer for one of the companies responsible for these killings, his Attorney General.
You can’t make this stuff up.
There are also allegations from a French NGO that Chiquita is exposing it’s workers to a dangerous pesticide. So the workers that don’t get killed by their Chiquita Death Squads, will slowly wither away from horrible illnesses.
There are also criminal charges pending facing some Chiquita executives, in Columbia. I’ll give you a hint; they don’t file criminal charges for paying “protection money”.
Were Holder to be vetted and become the next AG of the United States, he would be in a great position to assist Chiquita in getting these suits and charges dismissed.
Change™ = another Globalist Clinton administration retread who puts the profit margins of big international conglomerates over the welfare of the common working man.