They don’t even bother trying to hide it any more, do they? At least not in the good ‘ol US of A:

R. Hunter Biden will be in charge of the Holdings’ legal unit and will provide support for the Company among international organizations. On his new appointment, he commented: “Burisma’s track record of innovations and industry leadership in the field of natural gas means that it can be a strong driver of a strong economy in Ukraine. As a new member of the Board, I believe that my assistance in consulting the Company on matters of transparency, corporate governance and responsibility, international expansion and other priorities will contribute to the economy and benefit the people of Ukraine.”

But one VP’s son is evidently a happy man, landing a job in oligarch-land. Meaning maybe he too can openly loot former state assets and put all that cash in his secret bank accounts. I imagine a near-presidential level criminal like Biden’s son will still be able to open a Swiss bank account. Unlike ordinary US-ian serfs….

So I guess this is a case of sand paper condoms all round? Or maybe this? Black humour here? At this point, I’d rather it was gallows humour, but for the utterly pacified population of the USA, there is zero chance of that happening.

And that’s why someone like Joe’s son doesn’t feel the need to hide any of this any more. It’s also why James Clapper is not only safe in his job, but organising a security crack down at the NSA.

There is no opposition. There is no sign of any opposition. They can do exactly as they please now. And they know it.

Jane Hamsher

Jane Hamsher

Jane is the founder of Her work has also appeared on the Huffington Post, Alternet and The American Prospect. She’s the author of the best selling book Killer Instinct and has produced such films Natural Born Killers and Permanent Midnight. She lives in Washington DC.
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