June 27, 2013, - 12:57 pm

Marc Rich, Rot in Hell

By Debbie Schlussel

No tears from me over the death of Marc Rich, yesterday, at age 78. My only tears are over the fact that he will be buried in Israel, a place that should reject his dead body, just as Israeli charities should have rejected his blood money (but didn’t). The man was a JINO–Jew In Name Only–if there ever was one. The man was an embarrassment to America and an embarrassment to my religion.



Marc Rich (Top); Denise Rich w/ the Clintons and Some Weird Plastic Surgery Victim

If you can’t remember the name, Marc Rich, think of Bill Clinton giving pardons to criminals who sold out America . . . in exchange for campaign cash. Marc Rich and his ex-wife, Denise, were Exhibit A. Rich sold oil to Ayatollah Khomeini’s Iran when our American hostages were being held in captivity and tortured. He violated the embargo against the sale and was charged with tax evasion for it. He fled to Switzerland to avoid justice, and then farmed out Denise (size Double D breasts) to have twice a week, um, “sessions” with Bill Clinton and give Clinton mega-bucks in campaign contributions, which ultimately paid off in a Clinton pardon of Rich. Then-Deputy Attorney General Eric Holder was deeply involved and was the one who recommended this outrageous pardon.

Even aside from his illegal trade with Iran, Marc Rich made a career of trading with and enabling America’s worst enemies, Marxist-Communists and Muslim extremists. Marc Rich was an evil, venal man who sold out his country and his people and got away with it on earth. But he won’t get away with it in the afterlife. Here’s more from today’s Wall Street Journal obituary:

Marc Rich was a brash international commodities trader whose trading of oil with the revolutionary government of Iran while it held U.S. hostages in 1980 led U.S. authorities to charge him with tax evasion and trading with the enemy.

His company, Marc Rich & Co., now part of Glencore Xstrata PLC, eventually paid more than $200 million in a settlement. But the charges against Mr. Rich, who had fled to Switzerland, remained until he was pardoned in January 2001 by Bill Clinton in the final hours of his presidency.

His ex-wife, Denise Rich, a Democratic Party fundraiser, denied at the time that her donations of more than $1 million to Democrats between 1993 and 2001 were linked to the pardon. Mr. Clinton later said a trusted former aide convinced him that the pardon was the right thing to do. A spokesman for Mr. Clinton didn’t respond to an emailed request Wednesday for a comment.

Mr. Rich, who died Wednesday in Switzerland at age 78, helped pioneer the spot-oil market during the 1970s, when the OPEC oil boycott threatened to bring Western economies to their knees. His long business career included bartering gas for sugar in the early days of post-Soviet Russia, representing the Marxist Algerian regime in its oil sales to Exxon, and helping Malaysia stockpile tin to drive up prices.

Mr. Rich remained in Switzerland after the pardon, and died Wednesday in a hospital in Lucerne as the result of a stroke. He will be buried in Israel.

Although Marc Rich will undeservedly get buried on Israeli soil, he’ll get his. I hope he packed light, ‘cuz where he’s headed, it’s quite hot.

If I had to guess, Hillary Clinton is probably the biggest mourner for this cretin, since she just lost a huge contributor to her impending second run for Prez. So sad, too bad.

Marc Rich, Rot In Hell.

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19 Responses

Well, Hillary might not feel too bad because Denise will certainly help her in various ways, perhaps the same ways she helped Bill.

But one of the things I appreciate about this blog is that you tell the truth about deceased persons, rather than glorifying them and ignoring all the bad things they have done. Howard Zinn comes to mind, for instance.

Little Al on June 27, 2013 at 1:21 pm

Now this is a feel-good story. It wasn’t on the Fox News app in the a.m. Good reporting on the details of Rich’s tawdry life. I hope they put him next to Rabin, another villain.

skzion on June 27, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    “Now this is a feel-good story.


    DS_ROCKS! on June 27, 2013 at 2:48 pm

Only the good die young but 78 years at the pig troth was too long for this creep.

migraine boy on June 27, 2013 at 2:12 pm

Died in Switzerland apparently

migraine boy on June 27, 2013 at 2:22 pm

Debbie this should be pointed out so Hillary Clinton should not run in 2016. Lets clean up these dirty politicians.

Nancy Perry on June 27, 2013 at 2:48 pm

Hillary will not only run, but she will win. That 47% who Romney spoke of will firmly reach the majority by 2016 and progressivecrats will be installed into power permanently.

DS_ROCKS! on June 27, 2013 at 4:43 pm

Like Little Al & Skzion I LOVE columns like this. It makes my heart feel like an alligator and it’s like visiting CandyLand and the cutest petting zoo ever at once. Good stuff.

And far be it from the so-called Conservatives on radio and in the media to know any of this stuff. I am tired of that type of know-nothingness.

Nancy P., this should be well known by anyone who knows how rotten and craven the Clintons are. When I 1st became Conservative I learned all about the corruptness of the Clintons.

That she is a front-runner for 2016 shows how people just don’t care and just don’t dig into their ghastly past.

Yet behind all those dummies are the eunuch GOP who have done NOTHING to nail these crooks up against the wall.

Why wasn’t something done to Clinton (both of them!) when they pardoned this swine? And the FALN?

Why did Trent Lott decide not to go forth with Clinton’s impeachment conviction?

Why wasn’t that puke Eric WithHolder taken to task for the FALN pardon & Rich pardon?

Why was he even given clearance to even be Attorney General in the Obama-Putin regime when he had all this stink in his background?

Not to mention his brazen march on in spite of “Fast & Furious” and “Benghazi” connections. Oh, is Jihad Darrell still working hard on those? I’m sickened by how many Conservatives thank that fraud. Why hasn’t Lois Lerner been called back after waiving her 5th Amendment rights? Dead turtles move faster!

No, people LOVE the Clintons. That how peeps roll in 2013. It’s absolutely disgusting. And a reflection of the sickening culture.

But the chapter on how “Cankles” wins the presidency in 2016 hasn’t been written…yet.

Skunky on June 27, 2013 at 4:55 pm

    Well said. So shocking to see Clintons cozying up to scum bags again.

    samurai on June 27, 2013 at 8:15 pm

Marc Rich was a George Soros but with less money.

lexi on June 27, 2013 at 6:44 pm

I’m confused, the two people on the left both seem to be plastic surgery victims, so I don’t know to whom Debbie refers. (The woman looks like she is about to keel over from being made top-heavy). The second from right I know from seeing that old clip of her dancing in a bathing suit with Bill, needs plastic surgery, if liposuction of her thighs qualifies. Whether or not it qualifies as plastic surgery, she definitely needs a procedure in that area.

Why do I even have to look at this picture?

BethesdaDog on June 28, 2013 at 2:22 am

    In the good old days when words had meaning that picture would have been labeled “freak show”.

    Jerry G on June 28, 2013 at 9:57 am

And while Rich lived out his last years as a free man, Jonathan Pollard continues to die slowly in Federal prison, serving a sentence multiples of years longer than anyone has served for similar offenses. No pardon from Clinton, Bush, or, of course, B. Hussein Obama. Please pray for Pollard’s health and freedom.

phillip slepian on June 28, 2013 at 9:15 am

    You can also blame successive Israeli governments for Pollards continued incarceration. While releasing thousands of Arab terrorists on the request of the U.S. government not once did they demand the release of Pollard as part of these “gestures”.

    Jerry G on June 28, 2013 at 10:02 am

The fact that he was a Jew In Name Only (JINO) is an important point you make, Debbie. He was a scummy person with no value system. He did not live as any decent man would live and had no association with Judaism.

Chavie on June 28, 2013 at 11:08 am

No surprise that Israel accepted his money, it’s always about the money & principles be damned. Burying him in Israel will assure them of more money. Denise will contribute money get to get some of Slick Willie [pun intended] if he’s “up” to it.
It’s always about the money, more so when you “it’s not the money”.

Robert A. on June 28, 2013 at 5:17 pm

One can only hope that a Jack Bauer/Mitch Rapp-type of person helped to “encourage” this “stroke.”

Cicero's Ghost (NB) on June 30, 2013 at 2:00 pm

Fellow readers

While the allegations of trading with Iran’s Mullahs are true, and inexcusable, the US tax case against him was a way for Giuliani to get his spurs, and frivolous. He did trade with a lot of enemies of America but in that he is no different from hundreds of European and US companies today.

Let it be known: Marc Rich did a lot of good for a lot of people out of sight of the public. He was a modest man (he did like art), not really showy. I lived in the same town, near him, knew him, his wife, daughters, we were guests of his at some events, like many other people. Every charity that knocked on his door got answered, and generously. It is not true at all that he did not live a Jewish life, he was not a JINO, that is a lie. The loss of his daughter Gabrielle at a young age affected him a great deal. He mourned for her for years, secluded, unable to say kaddish at her grave.

Daniel Bilar on July 1, 2013 at 12:59 pm

Oh great, Rich will get buried in Israel, but mark my words-if they-his betrayers have his way-then Pollard will not even be BURIED in Israel. I fear when he is free, actually free, and when he tries to make alayha, they’ll kick him out again!

robyn on October 8, 2015 at 12:14 pm

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