My thoughts exactly in a great new Truthdig article–the Panama Papers are great and all, but where the hell are the Americans mentioned? We’re expected to believe that Americans have clean hands in all this? Is that a joke? No Paul Singer? No Warren Buffett? No Martin Shkreli? Gimme a break. From the Truthdig article:
The Suddeutsche Zeitung, which received the leak, gives a detailed explanation of the methodology the corporate media used to search the files. The main search they have done is for names associated with breaking United Nations sanctions regimes. The Guardian reports this too and helpfully lists those countries as Zimbabwe, North Korea, Russia and Syria. 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 organized entirely by the USA’s Center for Public Integrity. Their funders include:
Rockefeller Family Fund
W.K. Kellogg Foundation
Open Society Foundation (Soros)
Among many others. Do not expect a genuine expose of western capitalism. The dirty secrets of western corporations will remain unpublished.
It’s almost as though the whole reporting of the leak is being engineered to take down the competition to the Western system of finance. But I guess that’s probably just another Soros/Rockefeller conspiracy theory, right?
Or could it be that this sort of “warfare by journalism” is the neo-imperialism defined by Brian Becker (of the Party for Socialism and Liberation) as “advanced monopoly capitalism with banks at the very center of it,” at work in its highest and most refined form (watch from 6:57 in the video below)?