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The tag 'BCCI' is associated with 78 posts.

A Lie Can Run a Marathon Before the Truth Can Put Its Running Shoes on: (“Truther” Consequences)

The news cycle in this coun­try is dom­i­nat­ed by cov­er­age of the Boston bomb­ings. This is pre­dictable. So is the ten­den­cy toward sim­plis­tic and/or one-dimen­sion­al analy­sis. Gen­er­al­ly, we’re hear­ing: It was the “gov­ern­ment,” “home-grown domes­tic (i.e. right-wing, Aryan types) ter­ror­ists,” or “Islam­ic ter­ror­ists.” As this post indi­cates, the divi­sions among these are not near­ly so sim­ple.


Reflections on the Petraeus Affair

As was the case with Bill Clin­ton, no soon­er does Oba­ma win reelec­tion than his admin­is­tra­tion is involved in an expand­ing sex scan­dal, which may well under­mine his Mid­dle East­ern pol­i­cy, as well as hand­ing polit­i­cal to the GOP. Replac­ing David Petraeus–temporarily and per­haps permanently–is Michael J. Morell, who briefed George W.Bush on intel­li­gence mat­ters. Morell was with Bush on the morn­ing of 9/11.


FTR #740 Update on the Meltdown Part 6: The Wachovia File

Wachovia deeply involved with laun­der­ing mon­ey for Sinaloa car­tel; fir­m’s exec­u­tives com­plic­it with cov­er-up; World’s major finan­cial insti­tu­tions depen­dent on drug car­tels for liq­uid­i­ty? Drug smug­glers may have bailed out those insti­tu­tions fol­low­ing crash of ’08.


FTR #725 Leak This! WikiSpooks and the World of Stieg Larsson

Wik­iLeaks inex­tri­ca­bly linked with intel­li­gence ser­vices around the world; A founder of the group says they act like “spies”; Wik­iLeaks’ Swedish base of oper­a­tions over­laps the Swedish fas­cist polit­i­cal milieu por­trayed in the Stieg Lars­son books and movies.


Family of Secrets

The Bush Dynasty, the Pow­er­ful Forces That Put It in the White House, and What Their Influ­ence Means for Amer­i­ca


Guess Who Oversaw BCCI’s Afairs for the Treasury Department under Reagan/Bush?

Com­ment: The bril­liant new book Fam­i­ly of Secrets by Russ Bak­er ana­lyzes the BCCI imbroglio at great length. (It was the BCCI nexus that spawned the busi­ness rela­tion­ship between the Bush and Bin Laden fam­i­lies.) Of course, the BCCI/James R. Bath con­cate­na­tion lies at the foun­da­tion of the inves­ti­ga­tion into the ter­ror-fund­ing appa­ra­tus that was […]


Dubai, or Not Dubai?

Com­ment: The recent media flap about the assas­si­na­tion of a Hamas offi­cial in Dubai has obscured much about the polit­i­cal and eco­nom­ic real­i­ty of that small king­dom. Recent­ly a threat to default and col­lapse the glob­al finan­cial sys­tem (until its res­cue by a fel­low Emi­rate), that coun­try was one of the con­duits for mon­ey to […]


FTR #687 Update on 9/11 and Related Matters

Sau­di mon­ey pow­er helps them evade 9/11 guilt; inves­ti­ga­tion reveal­ing con­nec­tion between Bush admin­is­tra­tion and ter­ror financ­ing moves for­ward; CIA’s [ex] Scheuer’s trea­so­nous remarks; Syr­i­an nuke inves­ti­ga­tion con­tin­ues.


FTR #685 Interview [#4] with Paul Fitzgerald and Elizabeth Gould

Fun­da­men­tal changes are need­ed in U.S. Afghan pol­i­cy, includ­ing mod­er­a­tion of the use of fire­pow­er, elim­i­na­tion of cor­rup­tion, alter­ing of pol­i­cy toward opi­um pro­duc­tion and rede­f­i­n­i­tion of Amer­i­can soci­ety.


FTR #683 Interview (#3) with Elizabeth Gould and Paul Fitzgerald

Afghan gov­ern­ment offi­cials over­see mas­sive Afghan hero­in traf­fic; the BCCI at the cen­ter of decades of intel­li­gence com­mu­ni­ty drug traf­fick­ing in that area; U.S. may col­lapse like ancient Rome.