The One Sentence Summary of the Panama Papers

The justification that has been given for this all-seeing banking panopticon is that these governments need to have access to all of your banking information anywhere on the planet in order to crack down on tax evaders and money launderers

by James Corbett
The International Forecaster

Pop quiz. Who said the following sentence about the new Panama Papers leak of information from Mossack Fonseca that was made public to such great media fanfare this week: “Even though it’s not surprising, it helps us.”

[…] Well, it certainly wasn’t the Chinese government. They just published an article through their Global Times mouthpiece called “Powerful force is behind Panama Papers” that asks the obvious question: who is behind this leak and who benefits from it?

“The Western media has taken control of the interpretation each time there has been such a document dump, and Washington has demonstrated particular influence in it. Information that is negative to the US can always be minimized, while exposure of non-Western leaders, such as Putin, can get extra spin.

“In the Internet era, disinformation poses no major risks to Western influential elites or the West. In the long-run, it will become a new means for the ideology-allied Western nations to strike a blow to non-Western political elites and key organizations.”

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