Sunday, August 14, 2011

Why Are These Looters Still Free?

Why Are These Looters Still Free?
By Stephen J. Gray

“Pension and social security funds have also been stolen and moved offshore, leading to the end of fiscal responsibility and sovereignty as we know it.” [1]
Finance Examiner, November 7, 2010.

The financial system world wide has been looted by financial criminals yet none of the elites have gone to jail. There is very little in depth coverage of these financial crimes in the corporate media. No pictures are flashed across the evening news, asking: “has anyone seen or have information on these financial thieves.” No endless front page stories calling for law and order or for the arrest of these sophisticated financial thugs. No calls for confiscation of their offshore tax free and banking facilities. No demands by politicians to make the financial system safe from rogue bankers. In fact, no calls for jail time, investigations or any prohibitions on these monetary bandits who destroyed the financial system. Instead they got bailed out by tax-payers dollars. Some have been known to advise governments and others are known as “eminent persons” in the financial field. Something is rotten and festering financially. The smell of corruption in high places permeates the system and the system has become a playground for financial gangsters and looters, aided and abetted by people in power.

“Over the past decade, the UK has allowed its capital city to become the home for many of the world’s most cut-throat and dodgy global financiers.”
John Kampfner, The Guardian, July 26, 2007. [2]

Now compare the powerful reaction to the vulgar and criminal looters in the U.K. Police are arresting the looters in England. They are smashing down doors to get at some of the accused. The corporate media world wide are in a reporting frenzy, with stories about the looters and there is a call for martial law. Some people are even asking for the army to be brought in. Meanwhile the politicians are all screaming: “We must have Law and Order.” Who would argue with that? After all, if the law is not obeyed and order becomes disorder then we are no longer a decent, honest and honourable society. Which raises very important questions once again: Why are the looters of the financial system not in jail? Why are the luxurious offices of the economic looters not being raided or their oak panelled doors being broken down, and the well heeled racketeers inside dragged out by the scruff of their necks? Is there one law for the crude rioting looters in the U.K. and no law for the sophisticated financial criminals who looted the monetary system? Where is the political outrage by politicians against their financial friends some of whom contribute money to their political campaigns? Where are the front page stories about these professional corporate criminals who brought down the world’s financial system. Why are they free? Do they have a free pass to break the law with impunity after looting the system? An article from the Finance Examiner of November 7, 2010, headlined: “Catherine Austin Fitts interview on the Looting of America” said this:

“Former Assistant Secretary of Housing under George H.W. Bush Catherine Austin Fitts blows the whistle on how the financial terrorists have deliberately imploded the US economy and transferred gargantuan amounts of wealth offshore as a means of sacrificing the American middle class. Fitts documents how trillions of dollars went missing from government coffers in the 90's and how she was personally targeted for exposing the fraud.” [3]

The financial fraudsters who looted the system are laughing all the way to their banks and tax free havens. The only people arrested and charged are the crude uncivilized looters in England. Meanwhile the “civilized” financial looters continue their depredations world wide and it’s all done in the name of saving the financial system. What a joke! What a farce, and what does this say about the so-called “justice system?”

Stephen J. Gray
August 14,2011.