London’s Dirty Secret: UK Capital ‘Global Center’ for Money Laundering

Published: February 10, 2016

Source: Sputnik News

London offers every possible service to individuals wanting to launder money, Peter Lilley, author of ‘Dirty Dealing: The Untold Truth About Global Money Laundering,’ told Sputnik.

London and New York are both popular destinations for money laundering because they are major international financial centers that offer sophisticated financial products and well-versed legal and accountancy services, Peter Lilley, author of ‘Dirty Dealing: The Untold Truth About Global Money Laundering,’ told Sputnik.”There are a couple of other things which are very relevant in London. One is the London property market, with lots of high-value properties, and the other is the antiques and art markets.”

“So in London you can get highly-skilled professional advisors like lawyers and accountants, but also you can get access to offshore centers through London, such as the tax haven crown dependencies of Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man, and also British overseas territories like the British Virgin Islands and the Cayman Islands.”

“So I think if you want to launder money, London has virtually got everything.”

In order to tackle the problem of money laundering the authorities in London and the US need to put more pressure on banks, lawyers and accountants to report suspicions of money laundering, and devote more resources to law enforcement agencies that investigate financial irregularities, Lilley said.

“Also, they need to be seen to be taking action. There are lots of banks in recent years that have been fined for money laundering offences, but it didn’t stop money laundering taking place. All of this is after the event.”

In 2018 the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), an inter-governmental body that aims to combat money laundering, terrorist financing and other related threats to the integrity of the international financial system, is set to complete its review process of the UK government’s commitment to fighting money laundering.”As the UK authorities have already confirmed that money laundering is a serious problem is London, I think the FATF report will emphasize that, and stress that all those involved need to recognize the scale of the problem.”

Lilley predicted the FATF evaluation to probably highlight the lack of communication between organizations in the UK that are attempting to “coordinate and regulate money laundering, but actually the dots aren’t being joined up.”

As well as the insufficient regulation of some industries and sectors, particularly with respect to high network clients, not enough people are being prosecuted for suspected money laundering, Lilley said.

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Jiantao Culture & Flint Water Crisis: Why Not Use Chinese Methods?

10.02.2016 Author: Caleb Maupin

Jiantao Culture & Flint Water Crisis: Why Not Use Chinese Methods?

3454353453According to the Wall Street Journal’s Andrew Browne, individuals convicted of serious crimes in China are currently giving televised confessions in exchange for leniency. Browne’s column describes how individuals like British corporate investigator Peter Humphrey and the owners of fast-food meat supplier OSI have been subjected to harsh, humiliating treatment by the Chinese government. Browne’s February 2 column decries this revival of Chinese communist “Jiantao Culture” by President Xi Jinping as totalitarian, and traces its origins to the practices of Joseph Stalin and Mao Zedong.

Browne’s column contains some obvious hypocrisy. While Browne sees televised confessions as extremely cruel, US society is filled with vengeful correctional procedures that are much worse by any objective measure. The United States has the world’s highest prison population by numbers and percentage. Human Rights Watch has released a recent report documenting routine human rights violations across the country.

When one compares the human rights violations of the United States with the “Jiantao Culture” Browne describes in China, an obvious difference is very apparent.

Punishment in the United States

Whether or not one approves of corporal punishment being utilized to discipline students in public schools, a practice long ago abolished in most western countries, the statistics about how it’s applied in the United States should certainly be disturbing. In the 19 US states where school corporal punishment remains legal, African-American students are more than twice as likely as white students to be struck by their teachers or principals. Furthermore, almost every school district still employing these traditional punishment methods can be found in rural and low-income areas.

As Black and low-income Americans move into adulthood, they are also incarcerated at statistically higher rates. Within the US prison system, the use of long-term solitary confinement is routine. Officials in New York recently took action to stop this practice, internationally recognized as a form of torture, from being inflicted on juveniles.

In Arizona, Joe Arpaio has made himself into a kind of celebrity by running a prison facility which he has openly described as a “concentration camp.”  Hailed as “America’s Toughest Sheriff” in regular appearances on the FOX news channel, Arpaio’s prisoners live in tents under the hot sun, and are served bologna sandwiches that are painted green. Prisoners in the Arizona facility, including women and juveniles, work in chain gangs and perform such tasks as digging graves as their shoes melt from the extreme heat. Arpaio’s male prisoners are required to wear pink underwear, a policy which the sheriff credits for his political success, saying, “I can get elected on pink underwear… I’ve done it five times.”

Judges across the United States occasionally find their way into the headlines by instituting unorthodox punishments. In 2007 Lisa King Fithian, who allegedly shoplifted a lamp that cost $26.97, was forced to stand in front of a local Wal-Mart in Attalla, Alabama wearing a sign that said, “I am a thief.”

Currently, the state of California is set to execute an African-American man named Kevin Cooper by lethal injection, even though the judge presiding over his case has stated that he believes Cooper is innocent.

Sadistic, harsh, and degrading punitive practices are hardly foreign to the United States. However, whether it’s the low-income children getting paddled, the prisoners held in long-term solitary confinement or in Arpaio’s self-described “concentration camp,” the shaming of a 46-year-old woman in front of Wal-Mart, or the death penalty itself, those receiving such treatment in the United States are almost always low-income, working class people. African-Americans and Latinos are significantly over-represented among those selected for such treatment across the country.

Controlling Big Business

But what about this “Jiantao Culture” Andrew Browne dislikes so much? Who is on the receiving end of it?

This practice is primarily inflicted on high-ranking government officials. Corrupt politicians who have taken bribes, engaged in graft, or otherwise put their self-interest above the Chinese people, get on national Chinese television and apologize for their misdeeds in exchange for a lighter prison sentence or fine.

The owners of a US-based meat-distributing corporation called OSI have recently found themselves on the receiving end of harsh treatment from Chinese officials. OSI is based in Illinois, and provides meat for fast-food chains like McDonald’s, Pizza Hut, and others across China. Shanghai Television documented that OSI was intentionally serving rotten meat to the public. As a result, ten top-ranking executives from OSI were sent to prison.

China’s President Xi Jinping’s “Mass Line Campaign” involves getting the corporations and capitalists in China back in line. The Chinese Communist Party watches closely over the activities of the big corporations, and makes sure they are functioning in a manner that is consistent with the development goals of the country. If corporations are caught endangering the public, or government officials are found covering up for wealthy friends, there is harsh punishment inflicted on them.

China’s policy of keeping the rich in line has borne rich fruit. CNN, a network that is highly un-sympathetic to the Chinese Communist Party, estimates that by 2020 the People’s Republic will have 2.3 million millionaires. CNN also points out that almost every day another Chinese citizen becomes a billionaire. As Chinese capitalists operating under the strict control of the party are getting richer, the working class is also steadily advancing. The average income of Chinese people has quadrupled since the dawn of the 21st century.

Between 2008 and 2012, the wages of China’s industrial workers increased by 71 percent. In 2012 alone, the average wage rose by 14 percent. Western corporations that have invested in China such as Crystal Group, which produces clothes for Abercrombie & Fitch and Gap, have pulled out because of “rising labor costs.” Under strict Communist Party management, Chinese corporations are forced to negotiate with labor unions and fit their market activities into the government-established plan for the whole country.

China no longer has a state-run economy such as existed in the Soviet Union. Following the economic and political theories of Deng Xiaoping, China has allowed a significant market sector to exist. However, the corporations and private businesses in China function purely in service of “Socialism with Chinese Characteristics.” There is no “economic freedom” for the rich and powerful. Their ability to make wealth is secondary to the overall good of the Chinese public, and the New Silk Road vision of a prosperous, peaceful, and economically connected planet.

“Jiantao Culture” in America?

Recently, it was revealed that the people of Flint, Michigan have been drinking poisoned water. In order to save money, government officials knowingly allowed people to drink water contaminated with lead and other chemicals. When people in Flint complained of illness from the contamination, they were ignored. As a result of criminal actions from government officials, conspiring with the rich and powerful, the children of an entire city will be developmentally damaged.

Perhaps here in the United States, we should adopt some “Jiantao Culture” of our own. Why not force the politicians responsible for this outrage to appear on national television and confess their crimes? Why not force the Governor of Michigan as well as the emergency manager he imposed on Flint to describe in detail to the US public how they and others knowingly allowed the people of an entire city to be poisoned? Let them appear on national television and explain how — even as Flint residents complained and begged for the water to be purified — they did nothing. Let them explain to the entire country why they thought austerity payments to the banks were more important than human life.

The government officials responsible for the Flint disaster are not the only individuals who come to mind. Alan Greenspan is largely considered responsible for the financial collapse of 2008-2009. By legalizing all kinds of harmful lending practices as chairman of the Federal Reserve, he essentially allowed the US economy to crumble. His confession to the US Senate – in which he said “I made a mistake” by thinking banks would “regulate themselves” — is hardly enough.

I’d love to watch a teary-eyed Alan Greenspan on national television explaining how he let Wall Street banks and credit card companies defraud the US public. I’d like to hear the voice of this elderly man, once part of Ayn Rand’s inner circle, explain how he allowed banks to defraud millions of American families into having their homes foreclosed.

It is almost as if the US government and legal system is made up entirely of cowards. We save our cruelty for those who are the most defenseless. Low-income people who steal a few dollars; people who suffer from drug addiction or mental illness; the descendants of African slaves or the indigenous peoples of the continent; those who have been rendered by historical conditions as the least capable of fighting back, they are the ones subjected to the wrath of a bloodthirsty legal system. Meanwhile, those who wreck the economy and destroy millions of lives, or who poison the drinking water for tens of thousands of families, face barely any consequences.

I say we close down Joe Arpaio’s concentration camp in the Arizona desert. Let’s launch a massive program of prison reform, fix our juvenile justice system, and provide treatment rather than punishment for the addicted and mentally ill. In place of the deeply flawed US justice system, I think we adopt some Xi Jinping-style “Jiantao Culture” in the United States. Let’s whip Wall Street and their paid stooges back into line. Let’s start punishing the real criminals, who have destroyed the future of millions of Americans and robbed the next generation of a future.

With the rising popularity of Bernie Sanders and concepts like socialism among the US public, I think a lot of Americans would agree with my proposal.

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You are owned through your Birth Certificate

SANTOS BONACCI CALLS POPE ONTO THE CARPET

Posted on February 7, 2016 by David Robinson

In the video provided below a friend of humanity, Santos Bonacci tells the Pope, Jorge Borgoglio, aka Pope Francisco, to stop the Vatican’s greed.

They turned everyone into decedents and slaves to steal their energy and Estate Trusts or Mortmain Credit Accounts.

This is the reason for all the wars and tax slavery caused by the Vatican controlled Crown Banks, as explained in the text immediately below.

The Vatican owns the Crown/CITY OF LONDON and so, of course, the Crown Temple B.A.R.

They own YOU through the BIRTH CERTIFICATE.

You mother abandoned you, her child, to the STATE.

Since 1933, upon each new child being borne, the Executors or Administrators of the higher Estate willingly and knowingly convey the beneficial entitlements of the child as Beneficiary into the 1st Cestui Que (Vie) Trust in the form of a Registry Number by registering the Name, thereby creating the Corporate Person and denying the child any rights as an owner of Real Property.

This document issued by Pope Francis is historic on multiple levels, but is most significant above all others in that it recognizes the supremacy of the Golden Rule, the same teaching ascribed to Jesus Christ and the intimate connection to the Rule of Law, that all are subject to the rule of law, no one is above the law.”

“The Vatican created a world trust using the birth certificate to capture the value of each individual’s future productive energy.

Each state, province and country in the fiat monetary system, contributes their people’s value to this world trust identified by the SS, SIN or EIN numbers (for example) maintained in the Vatican registry.

Corporations worldwide (individuals became corporate fictions through their birth certificate) are connected to the Vatican through law (Vatican to Crown to BAR to laws to judge to people) and through money (Vatican birth accounts value to IMF to Treasury (Federal Reserve) to banks to people (loans) to judges (administration) and sheriffs (confiscation).”

“’Judges’ administer the birth trust account in court matters favoring the court and the banks, acting as the presumed “beneficiary” since they have not properly advised the “true beneficiary” of their own trust.

‘Judges’, ‘attorneys’, bankers, lawmakers, law enforcement and all public officials (servants) are now held personally liable for their confiscation of true beneficiary’s homes, cars, money and assets; false imprisonment, deception, harassment, and conversion of the true beneficiary’s trust funds.

( You just have to love the term ‘Papal Bull’. )

Message to Pope Francis to end World Slavery!

 

http://www.rumormillnews.com/cgi-bin/forum.cgi?read=39548

 

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