"Senator Barry Goldwater (R-Arizona), running for the Republican Party nomination in the upcoming presidential election, gives an interview in which he discusses the use of low-yield atomic bombs in North Vietnam to defoliate forests and destroy bridges, roads, and railroad lines bringing supplies from communist China. During the storm of criticism that followed, Goldwater tried to back away from these drastic actions, claiming that he did not mean to advocate the use of atomic bombs but was 'repeating a suggestion made by competent military people.”
It has been widely speculated, if not proven, that donors to the Clinton Foundation who over the years have transferred hundreds of millions of dollars to the "charitable organization", bought political favors with the Clintons in exchange for their generosity. That has now been confirmed thanks to a stunning ABC report which reveals how a major foundation donor - one who previously had practically no experience on intelligence matters - mysteriously ended up as a nuclear weapons advisor to Hillary during her tenure as Secretary of State.Worse, the person in question Rajiv K. Fernando, had been the head of a high frequency trading company, Chopper Trading (recently acquired by HFT powerhouse DRW), which may explain the unprecedented pull of the HFT lobby throughout all ranks of the US political apparatus. In other words, Fernando bought a seat to not only have advance knowledge of all US foreign policy, but to directly shape it, something he could then parlay in the forms of massive policy frontrunning profits thanks to his trading company"
Raj Fernando is the founder and CEO of The Chopper Group, which is working on a new Internet venture. He is the former founder and CEO of Chopper Trading, a Chicago-based trading firm he founded in 2002 and sold in 2015.
Prior to Chopper Trading, Raj held a variety of trading positions at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and the Chicago Board of Trade from 1991-2001.
Raj serves on the board of directors for the American Security Project and is involved in the ASP’s reports and events that communicate vision for security in the 21st century.
At a launch event for ASP’s American Competitiveness Report in 2012, Fernando gave a speech focused on pushing the U.S. to be as successful this century as it was in the 20th century, through investments in education, immigration and infrastructure.