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How Mass Media is Spinning the “Panama Papers” to the Elite’s Advantage

by Zen Gardner -  Apr 5, 2016

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Described as the “biggest data leak in modern journalism”, the Panama Papers reveal global corruption of the financial elite. This “leak” is however carefully controlled and targeted towards specific individuals in order to serve the true elite’s agenda.
An anonymous source contacted journalists around the world a year ago and provided them with over 2.6 terabytes of data from Mossack Fonseca, a notorious Panamanian law firm which sells anonymous offshore companies to the financial elite. The documents were obtained by the German newspaper Suddeutsche Zeitung (SZ) and shared with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ).
On April 3rd, several news sources revealed simultaneously the story, effectively centering worldwide media attention around this single issue. The massive leak – dubbed the Panama Papers – includes over 11.5 million documents and implicates 72 current and former heads of state.
Although the leak reveals a gigantic system of global corruption around the world, it curiously names very few powerful figures in the U.S., Britain and the Western world. On the other hand, many of the “wrongdoers” happen to be “outsiders” or at odds with the Western elite. In fact, many of the people named by the leak are associated with regimes that the elite is looking to destabilize. Are the Panama Papers carefully orchestrated to target specific individuals?
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Media coverage from British paper The Guardian focused on Vladimir Putin – although he was not mentioned directly in the Papers. Meanwhile, David Cameron’s father is.
Let’s first look at the Panama Papers.

What are the Panama Papers About

The Panama Papers claim to expose the financial secrets of heads of state, athletes, billionaires and drug lords. Dating as far back as 1977, the records come from a little-known but highly influential Panama-based law firm called Mossack Fonseca, which has 500 staff working in 40-plus countries. The firm is one of the world’s top creators of shell companies — corporate structures that can be used to hide ownership of assets. Here is a nice vulgarization of the scandal posted on Reddit.
In business, you can avoid taxes by investing in something. If a company makes one million dollars, but spends 500,000 on investing in new technology for their product or something like that, they’re only taxed from the remaining 500,000 because that’s all of their “profit.” (I’m not a businessman so I’m not sure on the complete legality of all the kinds of spending but I think this is a basic summary). This is all normal and fine; all companies require investing in order to grow their company.
So a company in Panama basically made a business in creating fake businesses. Companies could “invest” million of dollars and then it wouldn’t be taxed, because according to legal documents it isn’t profit, it’s an “investment,” which is untaxable, and then they would get their money back from the fake business. So imagine if that $500,000 of investments from my above example was fake, and after awhile 90% of the money was given back to the business (I’m assuming the Panamian company took a cut of the money as payment). 2.6 TB of data in total, over 11 million documents and over 200,000 fake companies. According to the website that published the news of the leak, they were contacted by an anonymous source with encrypted files with the data sometime in 2015. Here’s am exerpt from the article:
Over a year ago, an anonymous source contacted the Süddeutsche Zeitung (SZ) and submitted encrypted internal documents from Mossack Fonseca, a Panamanian law firm that sells anonymous offshore companies around the world. These shell firms enable their owners to cover up their business dealings, no matter how shady.
Apparently there’s several trillion dollars of money that should’ve been taxed and wasnt. Not sure if that means trillions that should’ve been taxed off of, or trillions of dollars of straight tax money, but either way it’s a LOT.
Many political leaders (many seem to be in the Middle East), and celebrities are involved as well. To prevent any one person from being blamed for the leak, hundreds of news organizations are going to release further full details tonight (that’s what Ive heard, not sure how true it is) but the list apparently has thousands of people/companies on it. There’s 11 million documents though, and even though hundreds of journalists have been going through the data for months, there’s still information that has yet to come to light.
– Reddit, Panama Papers
The ICIJ released a video on YouTube explaining how offshore companies facilitate wars, human trafficking and drug dealing.

How the Story Serves Elite’s Interests

Although the allegations in the above video are serious and disturbing, one can’t help but notice that it mainly focuses on Russia and Uganda. In fact, the media spin of the leaks does not focus on the true world elite –   part of organizations such as the Trilateral Commission and the Council of Foreign Relations (CFR).
A perfect example of how mass media is spinning the story can be found in USA Today. Under the title “Panama Papers read like Who’s Who of world power”, the paper lists some of the main culprits. It doesn’t take long to realize that the title should actually be : “Panama Papers read like Who’s Who of regimes world power is looking to destabilize”. Here’s USA Today’s list.
Though his name does not appear on any of the records, Putin’s associates are cited frequently as having profited from or participating in a sprawling network of secretive financial dealings.
Among them, according to ICIJ, was world-class cellist Sergei Roldugin, a friend of Putin’s, who was reportedly listed as owner of offshore companies that received tens of millions of dollars in shadowy payments and secured control over a substantial part of Russia’s TV advertising business. ICIJ said “the evidence in the files suggests Roldugin is acting as a front man for a network of Putin loyalists — and perhaps for Putin himself.”
Other Putin associates cited included childhood friends and billionaire brothers Arkady and Boris Rotenberg, who collectively owned at least seven British Virgin Islands companies that invested in a pipeline construction company and acquired machinery to build a villa in Tuscany, Italy, for Arkady’s son, Igor, as well as other activities.
His two cousins, Rami and Hafez Makhlouf, who have been the target of international sanctions and are suspected of controlling key gateways to Syria’s oil and telecom business, held numerous offshore accounts through which they filtered investments such as telecommunications assets.
Deng Jiagui, the brother-in-law of China’s current leader, became sole owner of British Virgin Islands companies called Best Effect Enterprises Ltd. and Wealth Ming International Limited in September 2009, according to ICIJ. Though ICIJ says it’s unclear what those companies were used for, Deng took possession of the companies while Xi was a member of the nine-person Politburo Standing Committee that rules China. Deng and his wife held hundreds of millions of dollars in assets, according to a 2012 Bloomberg report.
While Russian troops invaded eastern Ukraine in August 2014, he is accused of  having become the sole owner of a British Virgin Islands firm called Prime Asset Partners Limited, set up through Mossack Fonseca as a holding company with assets that include a European candy factory. Before taking office in 2014, Poroshenko’s assets included auto plants, a TV channel, a chocolate business and a shipyard.
He held what ICIJ described as an “unspecific role” in a Luxembourg company called Safason Corporation SPF S.A. that owned British Virgin Islands companies that took out $34 million in mortgages for luxury homes in London. He also was the primary user of a yacht named Erga that was held by a British Virgin Islands company.
While mayor of Buenos Aires, Macri did not disclose his position as a director of Fleg Trading Ltd., which was incorporated in the Bahamas in 1998, according to ICIJ.
He owned a British Virgin Islands-based trust called Lynden Management Ltd. that was established by Credit Suisse and came under scrutiny for the murky source of its funds, according to ICIJ.
The former journalist and radio host and his wife, Anna Sigurlaug Pálsdóttir, held nearly $4 million in bonds in three Icelandic banks through Wintris Inc., a British Virgin Islands shell company, according to ICIJ. He failed to disclose his 50% stake in Wintris when he took office in 2009 and is said to have sold his share in the company to his wife for a $1 at the end of 2009, according to the report.
He controlled a Panama-registered company called I.M.F. Holdings and a British Virgin Islands company called Moonlight Estates Limited that each controlled real estate in England, according to ICIJ.
He was a director of multiple British Virgin Islands investment companies, held three companies in Seychelles and had family members serving as board directors of several British Virgin Island entities, according to ICIJ.
He held several investment companies based in Panama, including two he co-owned with then-Qatar Emir Hamad bin Khalifa, and previously held several companies in the Bahamas and British Virgin Islands, including one through which he managed a $300 million yacht named Al Mirqab.
Cameron’s late father, Ian Cameron, avoided British taxes for 30 years on his investment fund, Blairmore Holdings Inc., according to the U.K. Guardian, part of the network of organizations that reported on the Panama Papers. Ian Cameron’s fund employed as many as 50 Caribbean experts annually to sort through red tape for Blairmore, which was based in the Bahamas but incorporated in Panama, the U.K.Guardian reported.
There was no particular allegation of wrongdoing against Blairmore, and David Cameron’s office said the prime minister has fought tax-avoidance schemes as a public policy.
The world-famous athlete and his father, Jorge Horacio, held an offshore company called Mega Star Enterprises that Mossack Fonseca registered in 2012, according to the U.K. Guardian.
Though offshore accounts are not illegal, the Guardian noted, Messi and his father have been accused by Spanish authorities of tax evasion for alleged involvement in shell companies based in Uruguay and Belize. They have denied those accusations, according to the Guardian. Messi, a native of Argentina, plays on Barcelona’s soccer team.
– USA Today, Panama Papers read like Who’s Who of world power
With the exception of David Cameron’s father, there is a distinct lack of figures from the true world elite. On the official website of the ICIJ, the main culprits are clearly listed, complete with their faces.

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Selective Leaks Of The #Panama Papers Create Huge Blackmail Potential. “Smear People the U.S. Dislikes”
As always, a voice of reason creeps out of the shadows following sensational “leaks” everyone loves to hear about… after the hooplah of the original distraction has a chance to dim enough so it’s not blinding.  Just sayin’.
Don’t believe all the “disclosure” you hear. After all… is there anything they’re better at than smear campaigns?

And who does the US cabal always go after? Putin! Because he stands up to them!  He will be a major part of their undoing and they know it.  “Where’s the beef?”, indeed.  ~ BP

April 5, 2016
A real leak of data from a law firm in Panama would be very interesting. Many rich people and/or politicians hide money in shell companies that such firms in Panama provide. But the current heavily promoted “leak” of such data to several NATO supporting news organization and a US government financed “Non Government Organization” is just a lame attempt to smear some people the U.S. empire dislikes. It also creates a huge blackmail opportunity by NOT publishing certain data in return for this or that desired favor.
Already some 16 month ago Ken Silverstein reported for Vice on a big shady shell company provider, Mossak Fonseca in Panama. (Pierre Omidyar’s Intercept, for which Silverstein was then working, refused to publish the piece.) Yves Smith published several big stories about the Mossak Fonseca money laundering business. Silverstein also repeated the well known fact that Rami Makhlouf, a rich cousin of the Syrian president Assad, had some money hidden in Mossak Fonseca shell companies. He explains:
To conduct business, shell companies like Drex need a registered agent, sometimes an attorney, who files the required incorporation papers and whose office usually serves as the shell’s address. This process creates a layer between the shell and its owner, especially if the dummy company is filed in a secrecy haven where ownership information is guarded behind an impenetrable wall of laws and regulations. In Makhlouf’s case—and, I discovered, in the case of various other crooked businessmen and international gangsters—the organization that helped incorporate his shell company and shield it from international scrutiny was a law firm called Mossack Fonseca, which had served as Drex’s registered agent from July 4, 2000, to late 2011.
A year ago someone provided tons of data from Mossak Fonseca to a German newpaper, the Sueddeutsche Zeitung. The Munich daily is politically on the center right and staunchly pro NATO. It cooperates with the Guardian, the BBC, Le Monde, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists and some other news organization who are all known supporters of the establishment.
The SudDeutsche Zeitung claims that the “leaked” data is about some 214,000 shell companies and 14,000 Mossak Fonseca clients. There is surely a lot of hidden dirt in there. How many U.S. Senators are involved in such companies? Which European Union politicians? What are the big Wall Street banks and hedge funds hiding in Panama? Oh, sorry. The Sueddeutsche and its partners will not answer those questions. Here is how they “analyzed” the data:
The journalists compiled lists of important politicians, international criminals, and well-known professional athletes, among others. The digital processing made it possible to then search the leak for the names on these lists. The “party donations scandal” list contained 130 names, and the UN sanctions list more than 600. In just a few minutes, the powerful search algorithm compared the lists with the 11.5 million documents.For each name found, a detailed research process was initiated that posed the following questions: what is this person’s role in the network of companies? Where does the money come from? Where is it going? Is this structure legal?
Essentially the SudDeutsche compiled a list of known criminals and people and organizations the U.S. dislikes and cross checked them with the “leaked” database. Selected hits were then further evaluated. The outcome are stories like the annual attempt to smear the Russian president Putin, who is not even mentioned in the Mossak Fonseca data, accusations against various people of the soccer association FIFA, much disliked by the U.S., and a few mentions of other miscreants of minor relevancy.
There is no story about any U.S. person, none at all, nor about any important NATO politician. The highest political “casualty” so far is the irrelevant Prime Minister of Iceland Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson who, together with his wife, owned one of the shell companies. There is no evidence that the ownership or the money held by that company were illegal.
So where is the beef?
As former UK ambassador Craig Murray writes, the beef (if there is any at all) is in what is hidden by the organizations that manage the “leak”:
The filtering of this Mossack Fonseca information by the corporate media follows a direct western governmental agenda. There is no mention at all of use of Mossack Fonseca by massive western corporations or western billionaires – the main customers. And the Guardian is quick to reassure that “much of the leaked material will remain private.”What do you expect? 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 (Soros)
The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) is part of the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) which is financed by the U.S. government through USAID.
The “leak” is of data selected by U.S. friendly organization out of a database, likely obtained by U.S. secret services, which can be assumed to include much dirt about “western” persons and organizations.
To only publish very selected data from the “leaked” data has two purposes:

  • It smears various “enemies of the empire” even if only by association like the presidents Putin and Assad.
  • It lets other important people, those mentioned in the database but not yet published about, know that the U.S. or its “media partner” can, at any time, expose their dirty laundry to the public. It is thereby a perfect blackmailing instrument.

The engineered “leak” of the “Panama Papers” is a limited hangout designed to incriminate a few people and organization the U.S. dislikes. It is also a demonstration of the “torture tools” to the people who did business with Mossak Fonseca but have not (yet) been published about. They are now in the hands of those who control the database. They will have to do as demanded or else …
The original source of this article is Moon of Alabama
Copyright © Moon of Alabama, Moon of Alabama, 2016

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Kremlin: ‘Putinophobia’ Reaching New Heights With #PanamaPapers Publication

Posted by Lou on April 5, 2016
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I am not in no way dismissing the fact that Putin is a politician and has skeletons in his closet, but I do find the latest round of Western propaganda against him sickening. Even our own Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, the CBC, has jumped on the propaganda wagon and lead their Panama story with innuendos against the Putineer. Why isn’t the Western media focusing on Cameron’s father instead? There is far more evidence against the family of the leader of the UK government than there is on Putin.I say, replace all effen journalists with robots. They are already that anyway. Sickening bunch of pathetic minions. 
Source: Kremlin: ‘Putinophobia’ Reaching New Heights With #PanamaPapers Publication
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Biggest Ever #PanamaPapers Data Leak Reveals Offshore Firms Linked to World’s Most Powerful People
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – On Sunday, Germany’s Suddeutsche Zeitung published alleged documents from the Panamanian Mossack Fonseca company in which the newspaper confirms ties to a number of world leaders and their circles to off-shore schemes.The German publication specifically notes Chinese President Xi Jinping, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, Azeri President Ilham Aliev, Moroccan King Mohammed VI, Saudi King Alman ibn Abdul-Aziz al Saud, the late father of British Prime Minister David Cameron, and a number of individuals allegedly close to Russian President Vladimir Putin.
“It’s obvious that [information hoaxes] have reached new heights in ‘Putinophobia’ that make it practically impossible to speak well of Russia or any type of actions Russia does, or any success Russia enjoys. You need to speak poorly, and you need to say lots of bad things, in an abundance, and if there’s nothing to say, then you need to whip something up. This is also obvious for us,” Peskov told journalists.
Earlier, Peskov announced a consortium of international research in the West and in Russia was planning to publish “hoax material” on Russian President Vladimir Putin’s family and his childhood friends.
“This information product was been created and is being promoted on our domestic political scene. This product targets our domestic audience. Despite Putin not appearing anywhere directly, and despite other countries and other leaders being mentioned, it is clear to us, of course, that the target of such information attacks is our president, especially in light of the upcoming parliamentary elections, and, in the long term, presidential elections in two years.”

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Kremlin Warns of Wave of False Media Reports on Putin in the Works
The spokesman added that the Kremlin expects the information attacks against Russia and Putin to continue.Moscow is disappointed in the quality of journalistic research in regard to the latest scandal in the “Panama Papers” and expected better quality, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Monday.
“I have to admit that we of course expected better quality summaries in the work from the journalistic community. In essence there wasn’t much new revealed and here I should say that there is probably disappointment. In any way, when we’re talking about this community, the traditions of quality journalistic research have sunk in years,” Peskov told journalists.

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The First Americans Linked to ‘Panama Papers’ Scandal
By Denisse Moreno, Epoch Times | April 5, 2016
Last Updated: April 6, 2016 12:13 am
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Tina Turner (1984, AP Photo); David Geffen (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images); Benjamin Wey (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

American names have popped up in the massive Mossack Fonseca leak that was released on April 3, including retirees, a hollywood magnate, a singer, and a book author.
The names of Americans that are linked to the Panama Papers were released by McClatchyDC, who is working in collaboration with the International Consortium for Investigative Journalists.
The records, which date back 40 years, do not include politicians, but there are retirees, scammers, and tax evaders linked to Mossack Fonseca. In four different instances, the Panamanian law firm helped set up offshore companies for Americans who are now accused or convicted by federal authorities of serious financial crimes, including securities fraud and Ponzi schemes.
Watch: Panama Papers: Mossack Fonseca reacts

According to McClatchy, in some cases, the companies created through Mossack Fonseca were linked to fraudulent activities, while others were unclear.
The Panama Papers had at least 200 U.S. passport records and 3,500 shareholders with U.S. addresses. Almost 3,100 companies are related to offshore professionals in Miami, New York, and other locations in the United States.
The leaked data also shows some U.S. citizens with dual citizenship opening accounts using their foreign passports. Among those Americans named in the Mossack Fonseca breach are retirees purchasing real estate in locations like Panama and Costa Rica.

The Names

Businessman Robert Miracle from the state of Washington, popped up in the Panama Papers, according to McClatchy. Miracle was indicted for a $65-million Ponzi scheme in Seattle, which involved investment in oil fields in Indonesia. He used new investors’ money to pay off previous investors. After an FBI investigation, Miracle was sentenced to 13 years in prison on March 13, 2011 having pleaded guilty to wire fraud and tax evasion.
His company, Mcube Petroleum, had been an active shareholder in various offshore companies created by Mossack Fonseca in the British Virgin Islands.

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The president of New York Global Group, Benjamin Wey, is accused of allegedly using offshore companies created by Mossack Fonseca to disguise tricky transactions between operating companies in China and publicly traded shell companies in the United States.
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Benjamin Wey, right, CEO of New York Global Group, leaves Manhattan Federal Court in New York, June 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
Wey was indicted in 2015 over securities fraud, with the concealment of true ownership interest in publicly traded companies at the center of the charges. His Swiss banker, Seref Dogan Erbek, was also indicted.
The two “are believed to have profited in the tens of millions, while victim shareholders were left holding the bill,” Diego Rodriguez, an FBI official involved in the case, said at the time of indictment, according to McClatchy.
Self-published author John Michael “Red” Crim, who wrote the books “From Here to Malta,” and “I’ve Been Arrested, Now What?” has also been linked to the Mossack Fonseca.
Crim was convicted in 2008 in Philadelphia along with two associates for plotting to have investors use phony trusts to cheat the IRS out of roughly $10 million in tax revenue.
“My responsibility is to set-up the documentation, hand it over to the client, and now they’re in business,” Crim said about how he brought businesses to the Panamanian law firm and other corporate agents, wrote McClatchy quoting its project partner Fusion, which did an interview with Crim last February.
“I don’t even know sometimes what that business is about, and I didn’t want to spend all my time investigating what they’re doing. I mean, some of (them) just flat out would tell you it was none of your business,” he added.

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The Panama Papers revealed Igor Olenicoff, a billionaire from Florida, as a shareholder of Olen Oil Management Limited. The real estate magnate was sentenced to two years of probation in 2007 for tax evasion. Olenicoff paid a $52-million fine after not declaring more than $200 million in offshore companies. In 2014, he was found guilty of making replicas of expensive sculptures.
Meanwhile, internet phone company executive Jonathan Kaplan had an offshore account with Mossack Fonseca, which federal authorities did not know about. Kaplan set up an offshore company in the British Virgin Islands in 2004 called SGA Wireless, which remained active until May 2010.
Kaplan pleaded guilty in 2007 in Connecticut to accepting more than $400,000 in a bribery scheme, and was sentenced to probation, according to McClatchy.
Although the American names are not as well-known like public figures Vladimir Putin, Argentine President Mauricio Macri, and Iceland Prime Minister Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson, some ask why there aren’t more Americans mentioned in the data. However, the editor of Süddeutsche Zeitung, the German paper which received the leaked data by an anonymous source, said that people are going to have to wait to see what comes next.

Kevin Hall from McClatchyDC also said there is more to come with regards to Americans linked to Mossack Fonseca.
“We have a series of stories running for the next several weeks and the Americans will feature in that,” said Hall.
“I don’t think you’re going to see the kind of big names like Vladimir Putin for a variety of reasons,” he added.
There will be some recognizable names though, for example, hollywood mogul David Geffen and superstar Tina Turner.

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April 5, 2016
Before you get excited about the alleged ‘leak’ of the so-called #panamapapers,  there are a few aspects that may be worth considering.
The mass media as expected, are drip-feeding carefully controlled snippets of information, possibly to focus attention towards a number of persons and regimes that are deemed to be ‘hostile’, or that are viewed as being ‘targets’ of both the USA and the U.K. 
‘The papers are an ‘unprecedented leak’ of 11.5 million files from the database of the world’s fourth biggest offshore law firm, Mossack Fonseca. The records were obtained from an anonymous source by the German newspaper Süddeneutsche Zeitung, which shared them with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) who in turn then shared them with a large network of international partners, including the Guardian, the BBC and other Media Outlets.’ – SOURCE
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The ICIJ, is a global network of more than 190 investigative journalists in more than 65 countries who collaborate on in-depth investigative stories. 
Founded in 1997 by the respected American Journalist Chuck Lewis, it was launched as a project to focus on issues that ‘do not stop at national frontiers, cross-border crime, corruption, and the accountability of power’ ….
Where have we heard that before?
Moving on, their Advisory Comittee comprises of some of the biggest names in investigative journalism, and their homepage states: 
“The need for such an organisation has never been greater. Globalisation and development have placed extraordinary pressures on human societies, posing unprecedented threats from polluting industries, transnational crime networks, rogue states, and the actions of powerful figures in business and government. Our aim is to bring journalists from different countries together in teams – eliminating rivalry and promoting collaboration. Together we aim to be the world’s best cross-border investigative team.”
Noble words indeed, and an organisation such as the ICIJ could not of course, exist without financial support, and although they do operate as a non-profit organisation, they admit to relying heavily on charitable foundations and on financial support from the public, as they also stress: ‘Cross-border investigative journalism is among the most expensive and riskiest in the world’….
Among the recent ICIJ funders are some very well-known names, including: The Ford Foundation, The David and Lucille Packard Foundation, Open Society Foundation, The Sigrid Rausing Trust and the Waterloo Foundation.
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 Looking at one of those named funders, according to WIKIPEDIA, the OPEN SOCIETY FOUNDATION was founded by one GEORGE SOROS, who sits as it’s Chairman, and JONATHAN SOROS, who is listed as being it’s ‘Global Advisory Board Member’.
 Taking any or all of the above into consideration, would it be entirely wrong to suggest that many of the names contained within this, or any similar ‘leak’ will never be made public?
Although the carefully selected list of names that have already been published on a number of media outlets make impressive reading, on the surface that is – will the true scope of what has been really going on, hit the front pages anytime soon?
I very much doubt it.

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The Panama Papers psy-op will encourage the elite to move their money to the USA.

Rothschild has a trust company in Reno, Nevada.

Rothschild has been moving the elite's money out of offshore havens such as Bermuda, which are subject to the new international disclosure requirements, and into Rothschild-run trusts in Nevada, which are exempt.

Trident Trust Co., one of the world's biggest providers of offshore trusts, has moved accounts out of Switzerland, Grand Cayman, and other such places and into Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

The World's Favorite New Tax Haven Is the United States

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Jürgen Mossack (above) runs the Panama firm which helps the elite to avoid tax.

Jürgen is the son of the late Erhard Mossack who worked for the CIA.

During World War II, Erhard was an officer in the Nazi SS.


Erhard may have been recruited for the CIA's Operation Gladio which carried out acts of terrorism in Europe.

There is a belief that the CIA is run by an alliance of Nazis, Zionists and the Mob.

There is a belief that the leak of the Panama Papers is designed to assist Soros, Rockefeller and the American banks against their enemies such as the Swiss banks, British banks, Putin and Assad.

Credit Suisse pares back on investment banking. / Morgan Stanley swings back to profit

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The CIA makes full use of dodgy banks?

Osama bin Laden had an account at the bank that was known as BCCI, which was 'run by the CIA'.


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A 'massive' leak of files, from a firm called Mossack Fonseca in Panama, has exposed the use of offshore companies, allegedly for tax-avoidance and money laundering, by a number of politicians.

There is nothing unlawful about using offshore companies.

The leaked records were obtained from an anonymous source by the German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung.

Leaks on the mega-rich / Dirty Little Secrets / Billionaires Outed For Offshore Wealth

The leaks may be designed to embarrass countries which the CIA wishes to destabilise.

The leaks appear to be being used to attack Assad of Syria, Putin of Russia and other enemies of the CIA and mossad.

The U.S. "has had a big hand in shaping Panama's destiny."

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Craig Murray writes:

Corporate Media Gatekeepers Protect Western 1% .

"There is no mention at all of use of Mossack Fonseca by massive western corporations or western billionaires – the main customers.

"And the Guardian is quick to reassure that 'much of the leaked material will remain private.'

"What do you expect? 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 (Soros)"

Among those listed in the leaked files are:

MAURICIO MACRI - President of Argentina

Macri - who has vowed to fight corruption - is listed as a director of Fleg Trading Ltd., incorporated in the Bahamas in 1998, a financial connection Macri didn't disclose on asset declarations when he was mayor of Buenos Aires.

IAN CAMERON - Father of David Cameron

“Cameron helped create and develop Blairmore Holdings Inc. in Panama in 1982”

AYAD ALLAWI - Former Iraqi PM

Allawi helped lead the push for war with Saddam Hussein. Allawi  has a Panama-registered company I.M.F. Holdings Inc. I.M.F. and another offshore company, Moonlight Estates Ltd.


Gunnlaugsson led the Progressive Party to victory after the financial crisis of 2008.

Gunnlaugsson and his wealthy wife owned a British Virgin Islands shell company called Wintris Inc., that held nearly $4 million in bonds in Iceland’s three major banks.

He failed to declare his ownership of Wintris on entering the Parliament in 2009.

KING SALMAN AL SAUD - King of Saudi Arabia

Through a series of British Virgin Islands shell companies, the Saudi king appears to have taken out several luxury mortgages for houses in London and held “a luxury yacht the length of a football field.”

PETRO POROSHENKO - President of Ukraine

Poroshenko became the sole shareholder of Prime Asset Partners Limited in 2014.

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RAMI AND HAFEZ MAKHLOUF - Cousins of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad

They appear to have used multiple offshore accounts to avoid freezes on their assets.

KOJO ANNAN - Son of ex-U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan

Kojo's firm won a big contract under the U.N.’s Oil-for-Food humanitarian program in Iraq. Koji Annan has held several offshore shell companies.


Offshore companies 'are operated by Sharif’s children, Mariam, Hussein and Hasan.'

ARKADY AND BORIS ROTENBERG - friends of Vladimir Putin

They ran at least seven British Virgin Islands shell companies.

 "Involved in everything from investing in a major pipeline construction company… to buying equipment for the construction of an Italian villa in Tuscany for Arkady’s son."

XI JINPING - Chinese President Xi

Has links to offshore accounts


1. UAE President Khalifa bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan

2. Former prime minister of Georgia Bidzina Ivanishvili

3. Former prime minister of Jordan Ali Abu al-Ragheb

4. Former prime minister of Qatar Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani

5. Former Emir of Qatar Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani

6. Former president of Sudan Ahmad Ali al-Mirghani

6. Convicted former Ukraine prime minister Pavlo Lazarenko


Lord Ashcroft, Baroness Pamela Sharples and former Tory MP Michael Mates are among the British politicians named in the data release


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Panama Papers Scandal May Land Sanders the White House

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Amidst the scandal of the Panama Papers leak on Monday, one politician remains unfazed: Bernie Sanders.
When Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca leaked 11.5 million documents to the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), they exposed how the upper end of the 1 percent cashes billions of dollars each year through gray areas in tax law and shell companies. Given the magnitude of the release, 400 journalists worked for an entire year to compile and sort through the documents. Over 140 world leaders from 50 different countries worldwide were implicated in the scandal.
In October of 2011, Bernie Sanders expressed his disapproval of the Panama trade pact, denouncing the typical arguments heard in favor of the deal. As he stated on the Senate floor,
“Panama’s entire economic output is only $26.7 billion per year, or about two-tenths of one percent of the US economy. No one can legitimately claim that approving this free trade agreement will significantly increase American jobs.”
Sanders continued on to argue that Panama was “a world leader when it comes to allowing large corporations and wealthy Americans to evade US taxes,” allowing for these individuals to “evade about $100 billion in taxes through abusive and illegal offshore tax havens”. His ultimate attempt appeared to be to warn of the inevitable widespread corruption that would take effect if the pact was approved.
His words sound eerily prophetic in light of this leak, as Sanders has taken to acknowledging in the wake of his campaign. In a statement released on Tuesday, Sanders confirmed he has been “opposed to the Panama Free Trade Agreement from day one,” stating that he wished he had “been proven wrong”, but the damage of the scams was “even worse” than he had feared.
While leaders like Russia’s Vladimir Putin and Icelandic Prime Minister Davíð Gunnlaugsson have struggled to fight off accusations, Sanders has promised that if elected, he will terminate the agreement within his first six months in office, followed by “an immediate investigation into US banks, corporations, and wealthy individuals who have been stashing their cash in Panama to avoid taxes.”

News of Americans implicated in the scandal have been few and far between; however, given the massive amount of data, it may be a while before early reports showing 211 names corresponding to US addresses are confirmed. Despite this lack of absolute, the Panama Papers leak fits perfectly into Sanders’ narrative of corruption and greed among this country’s elite.
Sanders has already begun to use this scandal as means of attacking his opponent, Hillary Clinton, who initially opposed the agreement yet later pushed it in her time as Secretary of the State. At the time, Clinton called the initiative “the leading edge of a job-creating trade agenda, that will open markets, level the playing field for our businesses and workers, and champion America’s working families in an age of tough global competition.” Her statement was released just a day after Sanders’ Senate speech; despite the proximity in time frame she made no move to address the “tax haven” reputation of Panama.
Sanders is currently taking fire at Clinton for her move to push the free trade pact through Congress, calling the results “a disaster” and using her encouragement of the pact as ammunition to show her incompetency. Perhaps his longstanding opposition and Clinton’s change of heart will prompt Democratic voters to reconsider whom they elect come November.
Does Sanders stand a chance? Please comment, like, and share!

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US Gov’t, NGOs Behind ‘Panama Papers’ Data Dump 1
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Rival Nations Targeted By Soros-Linked Project

UPDATES ~  “Panama Papers”  UsaidWashington is behind the recently released offshore revelations known as the Panama Papers, WikiLeaks has claimed, saying that the attack was “produced” to target Russia and President Putin.

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