Russian Money to So-Called “Conservatives?”

When I put up this post asking if maybe the “conservative movement” Republicans were really dupes of the Russians or the Chinese, I sure didn’t expect to get my answer a few hours later.

From The DeLay-Abramoff Money Trail,

Two former associates of Edwin A. Buckham, the congressman’s former chief of staff and the organizer of the U.S. Family Network, said Buckham told them the funds came from Russian oil and gas executives. Abramoff had been working closely with two such Russian energy executives on their Washington agenda, and the lobbyist and Buckham had helped organize a 1997 Moscow visit by DeLay (R-Tex.).

Russians pumping millions into an organization called the “U.S. Family Network.” Uh huh.
It seems that everyone in the world understood that the Republican leadership was on the take. Do ya think maybe foreign intelligence services might have also known? Do ya think that maybe some of the really, really strange things these right-wing clucks have been doing to the country might maybe have been the result of a few (or more) million dollars changing hands? I suspect this is only the very first on foreign influence of the so-called “conservative movement.”
Oh yes, go read the rest.

6 thoughts on “Russian Money to So-Called “Conservatives?”

  1. Well, like they say, it’s not paranoia if you’re right. Isn’t most of the money Bush is borrowing to cover his ass coming from China? Does China own us yet, not a shot fired or a Chinese soldier killed? How much of the stuff we import comes from China? Can we manufacture even household stuff like shoes and clothing any more? Not to mention making enough steel and the various parts needed to put together planes, tanks, and other munitions needed if our supply lines are cut off and someone attacks us? All these countries need to do is call in our debts, cut off trade, and watch us flounder. Can anyone think of any reason why they won’t do it? Just because we’re letting ourselves get into a position where they can?

  2. Don’t forget the Moonies, whose money comes from shadowy Asian fascist sources, according to a 1992 Frontline.
    Happy New Year’s! w00t

  3. And don’t forget that a significant number of Americans get their “news” from foreign-owned news venues (the Rupert Murdoch empire and the Moonie empire). Lord only knows who’s financing *that* ball of wax…

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