Money doesn’t talk
Money doesn’t talk, it swears – Bob Dylan
You want some 9/11 truth? You won’t find it in the accretions of increasingly absurd conjecture and the tail-chasing diversions of no evidentiary value. The hard-ass, 9/11 truth has the colour of money and the sweet stink of opium, and plenty of both.
How’s this for a headline, and from Institutional Investor, even:
Mystery N.Y. Bank Allegedly Funnels $3B In Funds To Terrorists
A bank identified only as being one of the largest and most prominent in New York has been caught allegedly funneling an estimated $3 billion in profits from drug deals and other illegal activities to Mideast terrorists, The New York Post reports. Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau, the paper says, plugged the profits pipeline as part of an ongoing investigation of suspected funds flowing through local banks.
In the most recent scheme, according to The Post, the money originating from the so-called “tri-border region” of Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay, was transferred to an account at the New York bank through a money-transfer company in Uruguay and then on to accounts in the Mideast, where they were distributed over the past two years to the likes of Al-Qaeda, Hamas and Hezbollah. “I can’t go out and arrest Osama bin Laden,” the 84-year-old Morgenthau told The Post. “But I can try to cut off his money.”
“Tri-border region” sound familiar? “Chiggerbit” notes on the RI board that it’s a territory in which Sun Myung Moon has recently planted his Unification flag, acquiring the land atop the Guarani aquafer. Moon’s 600,000 hectares also happens to be “an enormously strategic point in both the narcotics and arms trades,” according to Paraguay’s former drug czar, who adds that “the available intelligence clearly shows that the Moon sect is involved in both these enterprises.” And “Starroute” adds that Khalil bin Laden, Osama’s brother, has business connections in the nearby Brazilian province of Minas Gerais, “an alleged center for training terrorists.”
The Post today discloses the identity of the “mystery bank.” And guess who:
The Manhattan DA is pursuing a settlement with the Bank of America in a major money-laundering probe of more than $3 billion that flowed from Latin America through one of the bank’s accounts to Mideast fanatics, sources said yesterday.
Sources familiar with the case – reported in yesterday’s Post – revealed that DA Robert Morgenthau is close to reaching a settlement with the nation’s second largest bank. The bank is not being accused of complicity with money-launderers or terrorists, but is facing possible penalties for dealing with an unlicensed money transmitter from Uruguay, sources said.
The bank will be permitted to settle, like Jonathan Bush’s Riggs Bank, because to find such institutions complicit would mean the Apocalypse of All Safe Assumptions. It’s why September 11th’s insider trading scandal, once reported by Bloomberg as “the worst case ever,” was made to dry up and blow away, and the data recovery project of “dirty doomsday dealings” made on World Trade Center computers disappeared into the belly of the beast it was intended to investigate.
The money’s swearing, and it’s swearing at us. Over the fractious din of arguments for missile strikes, demolition and holograms, can you hear it?