Let's take a trip down memory lane and recall the time Giuliani was mayor of NYC.

You may recall that he appointed Bernard Kerik as his police commissioner.

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Bernie was the guy who brokered the first Glock contract with an American police force, the NYPD.

This set the standard that has been flowed by police departments nationwide.

nypost.com/2001/12/15/cop…

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Now, the reason it was possible for Kerik to broker an arms deal such as this was because of @RudyGiuliani 's friendship with Jorg Haider, the now deceased former head of the Austrian Freedom Party.

google.com/amp/s/observer…

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Haider was an interesting character, who was also friends with none other than Saddam Hussein and Gaddafi...

diepresse.com/585333/gaddafi…

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In fact, Gaddafi's son was actually one of Haider's pallbearers at his funeral...

telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews…

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Through @RudyGiuliani 's influence, Bernie Kerik was appointed as the Supreme Commander of U.S. forces in Iraq, where he did little more than try to broker Glock deals with Iraqi forces.

google.com/amp/s/www.nyda…

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Of course, Kerik's career would end in disgrace.

Corruption.

Of course.

nytimes.com/2010/02/19/nyr…

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Going back a little further, you may recall that @RudyGiuliani was the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of N.Y.

He's credited with taking down the Five Families, the mob families who controlled the Italian mob in the U.S.

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What, in fact, @RudyGiuliani accomplished is this...

He created a power vaccuum for the Russian mob to gain power, just as Russian emigres were pouring into the United States, in places like Brighton Beach and Palm Beach, near the end of the USSR's reign of power.

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Flash forward to the present day...

@RudyGiuliani 's support for M.E.K. and Spain's far right Vox party...

foreignpolicy.com/2019/04/27/spa…

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But do you know who also supports Vox, via an organization called "Citizen Go"?

Patrick Slim, the son of the former majority shareholder of the New York Times.

opendemocracy.net/en/5050/reveal…

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More later today.

Headed off to an "escape room" with the family for the afternoon!

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