Through its Iran Project, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund has been promoting President Obama’s pie-in-the-sky nuclear nonproliferation pact with the Islamic Republic of Iran, Bloomberg News reports. The fund, which rushed to provide aid and comfort to America’s enemies after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, has given around $3.3 million to the San Francisco-based Ploughshares Fund, an anti-American philanthropy devoted to undermining U.S. national security. Ploughshares has spent $4 million in the past five years to push a pact with Iran and coordinated with the so-called peace groups and think tanks on its payroll to support the U.S.-led negotiations. “We’re trying to leverage our investments to play on our strengths,” said Ploughshares president Joseph Cirincione. The deal also obligates the U.S. government to lobby state and local officials to remove policies that prevent state and local governments from investing in companies that have interests in Iran. Florida and California, for example, have laws that prevent state pension funds from investing in corporations that do business with Iran.
Although Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has recently been criticizing Wall Street in scathing terms, the street’s financial masters-of-the-universe keep throwing money at her. Her campaign released a list of 120-plus “Hillblazers,” meaning supporters on Wall Street and in Hollywood who have raised a minimum of $100,000 for her campaign by hosting fundraising events. At least two members of the Democracy Alliance, George Soros’s billionaires’ club, made the list: fashion magnate Susie Tompkins Buell and media tycoon Fred Eychaner. A Washington, D.C. lobbyist for mega-corporations, Steven Elmendorf, also made the list.