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ck4829 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 07:40 PM
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Pat Robertson's 'Operation Blessing', what is it really?
Pat Robertson and many other RW'ers tout the humanitarian efforts of Operation Blessing, but some questions about it need answered.

"Airplanes sent to Zaire ostensibly to support televangelist Pat Robertson's tax-free humanitarian organization, "Operation Blessing," were used almost exclusively for Robertson's private diamond-mining
operations, the Associated Baptist Press reports. The Norfolk-based Virginia-Pilot newspaper spoke with two pilots who were hired by Operation Blessing to fly humanitarian missions in Zaire. One of them, Chief pilot Robert Hinkle, said that in the six months he was in Zaire during 1994, only one or two of the flights he piloted were humanitarian. The rest, more than 40 in all, ferreted mining equipment."
www.peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2013161....

What does this mean? Why would Pat be interested in mining diamonds? Why isn't he helping his fellow man?

Operation Blessing's activities are also under fire for delivery
of rancid food and defective equipment.
http://www.peopleunitedforreligiousfreedom.org/cbn_tang...

That's real 'humanitarian', and that's all I can say about that.

And then there is this.

"Pat Robertson's Operation Blessing's international operations have coincided with covert CIA destabilization efforts in several countries."
http://www.politicalamazon.com/CIA-IRD.html

I know Pat has supported the Contras and other Death Squads, but this goes to a whole new level, and it makes me wonder how much Pat Robertson and the rest of the Christian Right is tied to the deaths of 10's of 1000's of innocent people.
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nostamj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 07:43 PM
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1. Robertson isn't even remotely 'christian'
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rsmith6621 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:02 PM
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2. Its A Guise For A Diamond Biz he Owns


He uses the Orgs Lockheed L-1011 to fly diamonds back to the USA so he can make a secret profit.


"Robertson isn't even remotely 'christian'".....perhaps a very true statement..
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two gun sid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:02 PM
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3. The only blessing
Operation Blessing ever bestowed is diamonds. And they all went to Robertson himself. I hate that two-bit, white trash, duck-fuckin', grifter.
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ElsewheresDaughter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:17 PM
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4. diamond mines and his criminal buddy who was just ousted in Liberia
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ElsewheresDaughter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:17 PM
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5. diamond mines and his criminal buddy who was just ousted in Liberia
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