HSBC is the 800-pound Gorilla in the Canadian Courtroom that No One is Talking About

20 August 2021 — CovertAction Magazine

the Judicial Incubus Weighing on Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou’s Shoulders

A picture containing text, clipart Description automatically generatedHong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation, more commonly known as HSBC. [Source: 1000logos.net]

Federal court upholds confidentiality of documents in Meng Wanzhou case | The StarMeng Wanzhou [Source: thestar.com]

Note before starting: Hats off to CGTN for its excellent video, “The Untold Story of Meng Wanzhou.” I referred to it extensively to expand my research.

The prosecution of telecommunications giant Huawei’s CFO Meng Wanzhou on charges of violating U.S. sanctions policies with Iran has been very politicized from the outset and a bellwether in the decline of U.S.-Sino relations in an era of renewed cold war.

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FinCEN – Isn’t it time to start making arrests?

22 September 2020 — True Publica

Is it time to start making arrests?

By Rob Woodward: Have we not tired of their crimes? In 2008, the bank-led financial crisis led to Britain’s national debt increasing from 41 per cent of GDP in 2007 to 87 per cent in 2015. It led directly to a policy decision by George Osborne, backed by the Conservative government – called austerity. According to the British Medical Journal, the health and social care crisis that followed led to 120,000 people losing their lives up to 2015. And just like the disastrous handling of the Covid-19 pandemic this year, it was the over 60s and care home residents bearing the brunt back then.

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Money Laundering and Offshore Fraud for the Rich, Economic Austerity for the Poor By Julie Lévesque

2 November, 2012Global Research

Offshore banking is the elephant in the global economic room which the political and financial elite is trying to hide from the public view. While imposing austerity measures on hard working citizens, they are well aware that astronomical amounts of money are secretly held in offshore banks, thus lost in taxes. Where is that money from? What is it for?

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Guilty Until Proven Innocent: Extortion Against Standard Chartered Bank Shows Bias Against Iran By Danny Schechter

19 August 2012 — The News Dissector

 

Is This Incident A Retaliation Because A Bank Official Made A Disparaging Comment About US Hostility To Iran?

 

Johannesburg, South Africa: On the surface, it looked like a simple game of “Gotcha,” when New York Bank regulators blew the whistle on London’s Standard Chartered Bank for laundering money. The fact that the money was allegedly tied to Iran cast a major shadow on the allegations, given the Islamic Republic’s “bad guy” image in American policy circles.

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Tessa Jowell Should Be Charged With Money Laundering By Craig Murray

22 February, 2009

David Mills has been given a jail sentence in Italy for corruption, though sadly he will probably escape jail as the rich and well connected normally do.

Tessa Jowell actively participated in the laundering of the corrupt payments from Silvio Berlusconi, given to her husband David Mills in return for false testimony in court to cover up some of Berlusconi’s endless crooked dealings. Tessa Jowell participated as a full partner in the three time remortgaging of her home, paying off the mortgage with cash and then remortgaging. She has stated that there was ‘Nothing unusual’ in this.

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Book Review: Getting to the meat of Skull & Bones By William Bowles

23 November 2003

“Fleshing Out Skull & Bones: Investigations into America’s Most Powerful Secret Society” – Antony Sutton, Howard Altman, Kris Milligan, Dr Ralph Bunch, Anton Chaitkin & Webster Griffin Tarpley. Trineday 2003

What constitutes a conspiracy? Well first off by definition it should be a secret. According to the chapter by Ralph Bunch, ‘Secrecy and our constitution: Whom do they serve?’ conspiracies are factions, minority factions that see all non-members of the conspiracy as opponents and their secrecy is to prevent all opponents from even knowing of their existence. Hence by this definition, political lobbying groups, corporations that seek to defraud the public, politicians planning a coup d’etat, criminals planning a robbery, all are conspiracies.

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By Any Means Necessary By William Bowles

30 October 2003

According to the ‘conspiratorialist’ view, the US government has been and is, involved in a number of illegal conspiracies to manipulate events in order to pursue its agenda, both domestic and foreign. For example, the US government’s alleged involvement with or foreknowledge of 9/11 or, and perhaps even more to the point, it has been suggested that some of the more spectacular bombings that have occurred in Iraq over the past weeks including the bombing of the UN’s headquarters were instigated by the US as part of its political agenda. After all, without a major UN presence in Iraq, it becomes all the easier for the US to maintain its control, what better way to see off the ‘competition’ than to blow them away. It won’t be the first time or the last as the assassination of Orlando Letelier demonstrated, or US involvement in the Israeli attack on the USS Liberty in 1967, or CIA involvement in the bombing of US military barracks in Beirut in 1982.

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