Speaking of chutzpah, wait’ll you see what recently reelected Kazakhstan strongman Nursultan Nazarbayev had to say about his own reelection:
Preliminary results show Nursultan Nazarbayev — who’s ruled the former Soviet republic since 1989, and long faced accusations of vote-rigging — scoring yet another landslide victory over nominal opposition.
Nazarbayev reportedly even apologized Monday for the scale of his victory, but said it would have “looked undemocratic” for him to have intervened just to make his victory look any less decisive.
On the off chance you’d forgotten, in 2010 while his wife was still Secretary of State, former US President (and current full-time American scoundrel) Bill Clinton was on the receiving end of a $500,000 speaking fee “for a speech in Moscow by a Russian investment bank with ties to the Kremlin that assigned a buy rating to Uranium One stock.” And there’s a wee-tiny connection between Uranium One and Kazakhstan:
In Kazakhstan, Uranium One holds a 70% interest in the Betpak Dala joint venture, which owns the Akdala and South Inkai uranium mines, a 50% interest in the Karatau joint venture, which owns the Karatau uranium mine, a 50% interest in the Akbastau joint venture, which owns the Akbastau uranium mine, a 49.67% interest in the Zarechnoye joint venture, which owns the Zarechnoye uranium mine, and a 30% interest in the Kyzylkum joint venture, which owns the Kharasan uranium project.
But you can be certain that President Hillary Clinton, who belongs in jail, won’t go easy on election-stealing autocrats like Nazarbayev, or their crony capitalists.