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FTR #792 Caution: Banksters at Work (More Collateralized “Death” Obligations)

In FTR #772, we looked at a number of suspicious deaths in and around the financial industry, this as a number of legal investigations into the misdeeds of the “banksters” were proceeding. This program updates that extraordinary mortality rate. One of the surreal, almost hallucinatory financial instruments that were at the center of the 2008 financial collapse were CDO’s–collateralized debt obligations. We wonder if the high mortality rate, the ongoing capital troubles and legal investigations plaguing the firms may be related to these deaths. Are we looking at collateralized “death” obligations? We note that JP Morgan Chase has experienced a particularly high mortality rate.


More Collateralized “Death” Obligations

“Participo” alerts us to an article from The New York Post updating the mortality rate in the financial industry. These deaths are occurring as numerous investigations are underway into various kinds of malfeasance in the global financial sector, manipulation of the foreign exchange rate, in particular.


FTR #772 Body Count II: (Collateralized “Death” Obligations)

One of the surreal, almost hallucinatory financial instruments that were at the center of the 2008 financial collapse were CDO’s–collateralized debt obligations. As a number of legal investigations into mischief apparently committed by major financial institutions on a number of fronts have gained momentum, there has been a rash of suicides linked to the businesses under investigation. In addition, a Wall Street Journal reporter disappeared and an Argentine bank repository–supposedly fireproof–burned down. Are we looking at collateralized “death” obligations?


Collateralized “Death” Obligations?

Both JP Morgan Chase and Deutsche Bank are, or have been the focal points of ongoing investigations into their operations. Now, two execs, one former and one active, have allegedly committed suicide. The mortality rate among London based banking executives has been particularly high in recent years. We wonder if the high mortality rate, the ongoing capital troubles and legal investigations plaguing the firms may be related to these deaths. Are we looking at collateralized “death” obligations?


Deutsche Bank and the Financial Meltdown

It is important to understand that German banks are anything but blameless in the European financial crisis. Deutsche Bank carried a large amount of bad debt on its books and lied about it in order to fool investors. In 2007, the Federal Reserve had to help bailout Deutsche Bank. The U.S. sued Deutsche Bank over its manipulation of the American mortgage market.


Keepin’ On Keepin’ On: Will Ratzinger/Benedict Become the Vatican’s “Holy Ghost” (Spook)?

There are numerous indications that “fascist-friendly” institutional continuity will be maintained at the Vatican. The Pope will have the title of “Emeritus Pope.” This will allow him to wield influence behind the scenes. That should be easy to accomplish. The Pope will continue to reside Vatican City, retaining diplomatic immunity from future prosecution or litigation. Ratzinger/Benedict’s successor may well be someone cut from the same fabric as he. The timing of the conclave that will select the next pontiff may be moved up.


Vatican Report and the Pope’s Resignation: “Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My!”

We’ve posted several times in connection with the resignation of Benedict XVI. Media speculation has centered on a report submitted to Ratzinger/Benedict detailing blackmail of a powerful “Velvet Mafia” of gay prelates inside the Vatican. That scandal appears to be overlapping some of the inquiries into the Vatican finances. Apparently blackmailed by outsiders over their extensive and relatively visible liaisons, the “Velvet Mafia” appears to have had dealings with the Vatican bank–long a focus of intrigue and covert fascist machinations.


Another “Interesting” Maneuver by Ratzinger/Benedict

Pope Benedict’s resignation has garnered much speculation as to the reason why. Less speculation has been given to some of the appointments that the Pope has made just before leaving the Vatican. The Vatican official representing the Holy See to Moneyval (overseeing money laundering and terrorism investigations for the Council of Europe) has been transferred to Colombia. Might this have anything to do with the reputed relationship between late Vatican financial adviser Roberto Calvi and Pablo Escobar of the Medellin Cartel?


Chuck Hagel’s Corporate Connections

Chuck Hagel has been either praised or excoriated for statements and positions he has made in the past. His institutional connections are of far more importance–many of those run in the direction of the Underground Reich and the transnational corporations. In addition to serving as a director of Chevron (Standard Oil of California), Hagel is a director of Zurich’s Holding Company of America and on the advisory board of Deutsche Bank of America. The latter was among the players in the subprime debacle from which the world is still struggling to emerge.


Roberto Calvi Linked to Pablo Escobar

It is now relatively well known that the late Pablo Escobar and the associated Medellin Cartel were heavily involved with the Iran-Contra cocaine traffic of the 1980’s. Press accounts have now surfaced in Italy and the UK about Escobar having banked some of his proceeds with Roberto Calvi’s Banco Ambrosiano. Found murdered in London in late 1982, Calvi was the adviser to the IOR, having succeeded the late Michele Sindona in that regard. (Like Calvi, Sindona was a member of the Licio Gelli’s P-2 Lodge.) Disclosure of the Calvi/Escobar link suggests another link between the Iran-Contra affair and the Stibam arms for drugs ring that heavily overlapped the milieu of the P-2, Vatican Bank and the Banco Ambrosiano.