I won’t mince words: banks are financial terrorists (Max Keiser explains why in the clip above). Always have been, always will be until we start thinking of them as what they are–i.e., terrorists–and acting accordingly. So what is this claim of terrorism based on?
Well, courtesy of attorney Dale Wiley, out of Missouri comes the case of Feeney vs. Nationstar. Long story short: the Feeneys filed bankruptcy and in the midst of it began to think that the corporate entity that purported to be able to foreclose on the Feeney’s house did not actually have the right to do so. So they started asking questions and y’know, defending themselves on the basis of sound legal principles like negotiation and the Uniform Commercial Code. The Feeneys were wise to what was going on, and turns out they were totally right to bring up the questions they did because they had caught the bank with its pants down. The bank didn’t have the authority it claimed it did, so then what happened? Quite reflexively, as easy as you please, the bank manufactured the evidence out of thin air–just like they do with money!
Proof the “evidence” was manufactured
This kind of manufacturing of evidence happens all the time, it’s just that usually, hard evidence of this criminal behavior is hard to come by. However, Wiley got undeniable proof of it this time. He got his hands on a Nationstar (who used to call themselves “Aurora”) internal memo which said this:
So the Feeneys were right–there was no assignment that gave Aurora/Nationstar the right to do anything. SO THEY (AURORA/NATIONSTAR) MADE ONE UP, BACKDATED IT, AND GOT A NOTARY TO SIGN OFF ON IT! And then filed it in the land records of Greene County, Missouri!
Why did Aurora/Nationstar do this instead of just admitting their mistake? Why, to screw over the Feeneys, of course! That’s the whole point of all of this: the banks must screw the American public out of their property, even if they have to cheat to do so—EVEN IF THE BANK HAS NO LEGAL INTEREST IN SAID PROPERTY! Hell, especially if they have no legal interest in the property!
And you know what? IT TOTALLY WORKED! The bankruptcy court took the manufactured evidence, blessed it, and said to the Feeneys, “You poor bastards are gonna lose your house because ta-da! Here’s the assignment you wouldn’t shut up about! Are ya happy now?”
The REAL paper terrorism
But when someone like Barbara Bratton engages in this same exact behavior, she gets thrown in jail and accused of engaging in “paper terrorism.” Same with Howard Graber, who is facing 170 years in jail because he did the same thing.
But you know what Bratton and Graber and others like them were doing? They were defending their property, property they knew the banks didn’t own and had no interest in, despite the bank and/or their goons (i.e., “servicers”) saying otherwise. And both Bratton and Graber tried to get satisfaction in the courts, but the courts wouldn’t hear of such. Bratton’s case was dismissed without discovery, and Graber was forcibly evicted by a SWAT team despite having filed a counteraffidavit, which under Georgia law meant that he should have been allowed to stay in his house and be allowed a jury trial on the merits.
And then Bratton and Graber are labeled as terrorists and fraudsters, all because they tried to defend themselves and their property. But isn’t that what Americans are supposed to do–defend themselves? Defend themselves from criminals and thieves? And aren’t the criminals and thieves the real terrorists? Of course! The banks that do this kind of stuff are the real terrorists and it’s time we all–the courts, the media, and the public–start thinking of them this way.