Biggest story of the year so far, though you're not going to hear a lot about it in the corporate-controlled media:
BBC - Panama papers: Mossack Fonseca leak reveals elite's tax havens. Quote:
The documents show 12 current or former heads of state and at least 60 people linked to current or former world leaders in the data.Siggy, that's fine. You don't have to resign. You're in Iceland. You can just undergo the ritual of the blood eagle.
They include the Icelandic Prime Minister, Sigmundur David Gunnlaugson, who had an undeclared interest linked to his wife's wealth. He has said he will not resign.
The files also reveal a suspected billion-dollar money laundering ring involving close associates of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Al Jazeera - huge leak alleges elites hiding money. "Alleges"?:
Also revealed in the documents was a shell company in Panama owned by the football star Lionel Messi and his father. Spanish investigators are currently probing Messi for tax evasion.Wow. Otto's not going to be very happy about that, unless of course he's turned his back on socialism and decided to back the encomienda elites.
The Guardian - how the world's rich and famous hide their money offshore. Quote:
The families of at least eight current and former members of China’s supreme ruling body, the politburo, have been found to have hidden wealth offshore.Well, once nice thing about China: you can guarantee those guys are all dead by June.
The British prime minister, David Cameron, has promised to “sweep away” tax secrecy – but little has been done. He is planning a summit of world leaders next month, which will focus on the conduct of tax havens.HAHAHAHAHAHAHA omg you kill me!
The prime minister set out his line in 2011 when he said: “We need to shine a spotlight on who owns what and where the money is really flowing.”
(1) we saw the US financial system collapse due to trillions of dollars of outright fraud perpetrated by the banks and ratings agencies;
(2) we saw the Germans make trillions flipping EU peripheral real estate, then demand bank bailouts paid for by the masses;
(3) and we weren't surprised when Oxfam told us that the richest 62 people in the world have more wealth than the bottom 3.5 billion.
We probably won't be surprised when these bastards are all eventually rounded up and slaughtered by the masses. Because we've read history books and stuff.
It'll just take a little time. Be patient.