Miami (AFP) – Hurricane Matthew, the most powerful storm to tear across the Caribbean since 2007, picked up strength overnight as it barreled towards Jamaica and Haiti, US monitors said Saturday.
Matthew, swirling off the northern coast of Colombia and Venezuela and forecast to make a turn towards the northwest, was packing winds of 160 miles (260 kilometers) per hour with higher gusts, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said in its 0600 GMT bulletin.
That makes it the strongest storm on the 1-5 Saffir-Simpson scale, and the most powerful Caribbean storm since Hurricane Felix in 2007, the Miami-based monitor said.
The center of Matthew was located 90 miles northwest of Punta Gallinas, Colombia, and 430 miles southeast of Kingston, Jamaica, the NHC said.
The storm is currently moving towards the west at seven miles per hour, but is expected to turn towards the northwest on Saturday.
Matthew became a Category 1 hurricane on Thursday afternoon, then swiftly rose to Category 4 a day later. Late Friday it strengthened into a powerful Category 5 storm.
Plenty of speculation has revolved around the Clinton Foundation and some have suggested it’s nothing more than a slush fund for Bill and Hillary Clinton posing as a charitable non-profit.
Dinesh D’Souza confirms many people’s suspicions in his new book Hillary’s America. D’Souza provided an enlightening excerpt from the book today at National Review:
How the Clinton Foundation Got Rich off Poor Haitians
In January 2015 a group of Haitians surrounded the New York offices of the Clinton Foundation. They chanted slogans, accusing Bill and Hillary Clinton of having robbed them of “billions of dollars.” Two months later, the Haitians were at it again, accusing the Clintons of duplicity, malfeasance, and theft. And in May 2015, they were back, this time outside New York’s Cipriani, where Bill Clinton received an award and collected a $500,000 check for his foundation. “Clinton, where’s the money?” the Haitian signs read. “In whose pockets?” Said Dhoud Andre of the Commission Against Dictatorship, “We are telling the world of the crimes that Bill and Hillary Clinton are responsible for in Haiti.”
Haitians like Andre may sound a bit strident, but he and the protesters had good reason to be disgruntled. They had suffered a heavy blow from Mother Nature, and now it appeared that they were being battered again — this time by the Clintons. Their story goes back to 2010, when a massive 7.0 earthquake devastated the island, killing more than 200,000 people, leveling 100,000 homes, and leaving 1.5 million people destitute.
The devastating effect of the earthquake on a very poor nation provoked worldwide concern and inspired an outpouring of aid money intended to rebuild Haiti. Countries around the world, as well as private and philanthropic groups such as the Red Cross and the Salvation Army, provided some $10.5 billion in aid, with $3.9 billion of it coming from the United States.
Haitians such as Andre, however, noticed that very little of this aid money actually got to poor people in Haiti. Some projects championed by the Clintons, such as the building of industrial parks and posh hotels, cost a great deal of money and offered scarce benefits to the truly needy. Port-au-Prince was supposed to be rebuilt; it was never rebuilt. Projects aimed at creating jobs proved to be bitter disappointments. Haitian unemployment remained high, largely undented by the funds that were supposed to pour into the country. Famine and illness continued to devastate the island nation.
Read the rest here.
While liberals and the media (same difference) look for any way possible to smear Donald Trump and now Mike Pence as well, they completely ignore the ongoing dumpster fire of corruption that is the Clintons.
When was the last time the lamestream media even did an in-depth investigation or report on the Clinton Foundation?