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De Panama Papers worden door de reguliere media schandelijk misbruikt en werkelijke criminelen blijven buiten schot

Ondanks de mogelijk goede intenties van degeen die vorig jaar de Panama Papers gelekt heeft naar de reguliere media, via Sud Deutsche Zeitung, was het het stomste wat hij/zij had kunnen doen.

Een Historische analyse van de rol van de reguliere media, m.n. in het Post-koloniale tijdperk, maakt al gauw duidelijk dat ze niet meer vertrouwen waard zijn dan de oorlogspropaganda van Goebles voor en tijdens de tweede wereldoorlog.

De Panama Papers worden nu, een half jaar later, selectief in de publiciteit gebracht en gebruikt om mensenrechtenorganisaties in diskrediet te brengen (solidaridad, Greenpeace, ) en de bevolking van onbevriende staten voor te bereiden op een komende staatsgreep, (Equador, Argentinia) of sancties (Rusland). Het is volgens wikileads mede-oprichter Julian Assange slechts een heel klein percentage van de destijds gelekte documenten.

 

Panama is in 1920 door de VS van Colombia afgesplits om er een kanaal te graven en in de 60er jaren gebruikt om het kapitaal van kriminalen en corrupte staatsleiders een veilig onderkomen te geven. De nationale betaal-eenheid in Panama is de Amerikaanse Dollar. Met deze truuk heeft de VS vanaf 1960 vele miljarden binnengehaald en daarmee zijn eerste faillisement als gevolg van de Vietnam oorlog kunnen voorkomen.

The problem that America had in the 1960s was the Vietnam War. The entire balance-of-payments deficit of the United States in the 1950s and the ‘60s, right down to the early ‘70s, was military spending abroad. Either the dollar was going down or the United States had to sell gold. That’s what finally led Nixon to take the dollar off gold in 1971. But for many years the United tried to fight against doing that.

So the State Department came to Chase, and said, we’ve got to figure out some way of getting enough dollars to offset the military deficit. They found the way to do it. It was to make the United States the new Switzerland of the world. I was asked to make a calculation of how much criminal capital there is in the world. How much the drug dealers made, how much the criminals all over made, how much the dictators secreted away. How much goes to Switzerland, and how can U.S. banks get this criminal money in the United States?

The end result was that the U.S. Government went to Chase and other banks and asked them to be good American citizens and make America safe for the criminals of the world, to safeguard their money to support the dollar in the process.

Earlier, Chase had been asked to create a bank in Saigon so that the army and other people wouldn’t have to use French banks, which sent it back to France, where it ended up with General De Gaulle cashing it in for gold, Chase said, okay, we will help set up banks.

Other banks did this not to evade the law, not to break the law initially, but to be good citizens and attract crooked capital from all over the world. The same thing happened with the British West Indies – the Cayman Islands. They had declared their independence, but in order not to be a real country, in order to attract flight capital to England, they rejoined the empire as a colony so that they could serve as money laundering intermediaries. The idea was to have all of this money come to the United States or its ally Britain.

Lees en/of bekijk [VIDEO] het hele interview met professor Michael Hudson, op michael-hudson.com: panama-and-the-criminalization-of-the-global-finance-system/     

Michael Hudson is a distinguished research professor of economics at the University of Missouri, Kansas City, and he’s a former balance of payments economist for Chase Manhattan bank. He is the author of many books, and the latest among them is Killing the Host: How Financial Parasites and Debt Bondage Destroy the Global Economy.

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