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Heads of state and their associates linked to the Panama papers release

The leak is being managed by the grandly but laughably named “International Consortium of Investigative Journalists”, which is funded and organised entirely by the USA’s Center for Public Integrity.

Their funders include Ford Foundation; Carnegie Endowment; Rockefeller Family Fund; W K Kellogg Foundation; Open Society Foundation (George Soros) among many others. Do not expect a genuine expose of western capitalism. The dirty secrets of western corporations will remain unpublished.

Expect hits at Russia, Iran and Syria and some tiny “balancing” western country like Iceland. A superannuated UK peer or two will be sacrificed – someone already with dementia.

The corporate media – the Guardian and BBC in the UK – have exclusive access to the database which you and I cannot see. They are protecting themselves from even seeing western corporations’ sensitive information by only looking at those documents which are brought up by specific searches such as UN sanctions busters.

Corporate Media Gatekeepers Protect Western 1% From Panama Leak (Craig Murray)

Frank Flannery unable to explain documents on £250,000 deposit (irish Times)

Frank Flannery caught in the mega net of the Panama Papers (SluggerOToole)

Panama papers – The Power Players

Meanwhile…

iceland
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORlq_zrfWDc

Possibly not tax compliant Icelandic prime minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson,walks out of an interview with Swedish television company SVT.

Dodgy geyser.

35 thoughts on “Selective

  1. Owen C

    “A superannuated UK peer or two will be sacrificed – someone already with dementia.”

    Hasn’t David Cameron’s dad been revealed as being involved?

    1. munkifisht

      As far as I understand it the entire Cameron family family got up to some fairly dubious actions. The father left DC 300K (just under the limit to avoid inheritance tax), the rest was split between the rest of the family (his mother Mary and his brother and sister). The plan may well have been to give DC his share of hte loot after he’s been retired from public life for a few years. Funny how he personally called out Jimmy Carr on tax evasion when his immediate family seems to have been up to that very thing.

  2. Harry Molloy

    that feckin establishment, you just can’t trust them, it’s all one big conspiracy, that’s why I’m nit successful

    1. Tish Mahorey

      It’s the reason many people aren’t. They don’t play the game, grease the right wheels, especially in Ireland, a country full of white collar criminals who hide each others crimes.

    2. MoyestWithExcitement

      Yes, folks. Nothing to see here. It’s just crazy lefties making themselves feel better. The rich and powerful are virtuous heroes we should all take inspiration from.

      1. Harry Molloy

        there’s plenty to see there, but this particular post was writing it all off because some established media had access to the database rather than everyone

        1. MoyestWithExcitement

          Sure, sure. And obviously the establishment media in the states have more integrity than ever these days. It’s not the likes of General Electric own NBC, Disney own ABC and Time Warner own CNN. The head of CNN did NOT publicly say last week that Donald Trump is doing wonders for CNN’s bank account.

          1. Harry Molloy

            are you just arguing in the comments section or did you read the post?

            Bodger’s post suggests that the whole database is santised due to the fact it is only accessed by established media suggesting it is of little value (conspiracy again). So is it worth looking at or not?

            I would have thought it irresponsible, personally, to let any tom dick or harry access to the database as it requires some investigative journalism – peoples names are at stake and they have not necessarily committed a crime. Giving anyone access to this could result in massive defamation

          2. MoyestWithExcitement

            Sorry but where in the name of Jayzus fave I said anything be ignored? Where have I done anything but dismiss your utterly fatuous claim that the author is a conspiracy theorist looking to blame someone for not being successful? Are you sure you’re speaking to me here?

    3. M

      In the 1950’s the US Congress decided to investigate the activities of the US tax exempt foundations and appointed Norman Dodd as chief investigator of the so called Reese Committee… Dodd then got an interview with Rowan Gaither who was, at that time, president of the Ford Foundation. He explained to Dodd the purpose of the Ford foundation:

      “Mr. Dodd, we are here operate in response to similar directives, the substance of which is that we shall use our grant-making power so to alter life in the United States that it can be comfortably merged with the Soviet Union.”

      Norman Dodd: Tax Exempt Foundations and the Collectivist merger of West and Soviet Union.
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kT92YxITnLg

      The committee also got access to the minute books of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace since it was founded where they found, amongst others things, records of meetings in the first decade of the 20th century which one of the investigators recorded on a dictaphone:

      “We are now at the year 1908, which was the year that the Carnegie Foundation began operations. In that year, the trustees, meeting for the first time, raised a specific question, which they discussed throughout the balance of the year in a very learned fashion. The question is: “Is there any means known more effective than war, assuming you wish to alter the life of an entire people?” And they conclude that no more effective means than war to that end is known to humanity. So then, in 1909, they raised the second question and discussed it, namely: “How do we involve the United States in a war?”

      http://www.realityzone.com/hiddenagenda2.html

      All of which, I would say, is enough grounds to be suspicious of the bona fides of a global investigative journalism project funded by these foundations that dosn’t appear to have any American culprits.

      All of which, I would also say, is enough grounds for Harry to say that I’m a ‘thick’ conspiracy theorist, Norman Dodd was a ‘thick’ conspiracy theorist, the Reese Committee was a bunch of ‘thick’ conspiracy theorists, the US Congress was full of ‘thick’ conspiracy theorists, and, after all that, it is Harry – and how he feels about what the world is really like – that is, in fact, correct.

      1. classter

        I have no idea if you quote is correct.

        But even if it is, the fact that the Ford Foundation was at one stage rather left-leaning (and this is true) is irrelevant.

        A) It is no longer so left leaning. A cursory glance at the board of trustees would indicate otherwise – lots of senior business executives, corporate lawyers & interestingly Tim Berners Lee.

        B) This is only round 1. Let’s see if any American names begin to emerge.

        1. M

          I don’t think it has anything to do with left or right wing.

          Can you say hegelian dialectic?

          And the quote is exact, as you can see from the video.

  3. Tish Mahorey

    I wonder will Marian ‘Where’s me smokes’ Finucane will have Frank Flannery on yet again for some reason.

    Why she found it appropriate to have him on her show is beyond me.

    1. bisted

      …even before his latest ‘outing’ I couldn’t believe Frank Flannery was on the radio again..

  4. joj

    No surprise at the emirati’s/suadis dominating that list, How much of that money is funding ‘Sunday Schools’ here, ouch. And to background noise of constant defense from our own home-bred social justice warriors. (see other rubbish posted on BS)

    These people who have defined hate speech as criticising the wahhabi hate fuelled sermons but not the sermons themselves. Because thats just them expressing their ethnic culture. SIGH

    1. Owen C

      The reason there probably isn’t many Yanks in the list is because of the mildly horrific tax penalties that the US tend to dish out. Skipping on taxes is one of the few things the US won’t do. Even if done legally, being offshore doesn’t tend to offer as many benefits to US citizens given the global tax claim the IRS has on them anyway.

      1. Owen C

        In fact, its not that unlikely that Mossack Fonseca have deliberately chosen not to deal with US clients given the blowback that can occur if they were found to be aiding tax evasion etc.

        1. Kieran NYC

          Yeah, they’d be screwed under FATCA. But that doesn’t feed the paranoid narrative on here.

  5. Owen C

    Of course, the PM of Iceland owning claims on the Icelandic banks held via offshore companies is genuinely hilarious.

  6. nellyb

    Want to see them eating each other publicly and literally. Next year in Davos.
    Cameron chews on Putin’s foot and Putin garnishing Assad’s loin with Blair’s tongue. Greenaway style – the cook, the thief, his wife and her lover.

  7. Nigel

    I take issue with the idea that something like this is of lesser significance or importance or relevance because it does not focus sufficiently on the US. That is in and of itself a ridiculously US-centric view of the world.

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