— The Erimtan Angle —


RT’s Peter Lavelle took to his Facebook page to opine that “[t]he Panama Papers is essentially a hoax (with some thin layer of facts attempting to legitimatize it). From what I can see it is a hit list against the west’s enemies (Putin, China, BRICS, etc). Seriously, no major western financial institution is implicated? This is a joke! You ask about Saudi then? Yeah, everyone knows the royal family is corrupt to high heaven, so no real revelation. Cameron’s father? He is dead – no real story. This is a pysops ploy and a very sad day for real journalism . . . Poroshenk is not a story either – the Chocolate King is an expendable tool in the eyes of the Empire”.[1] As I posted earlier, quoting the website Slashdot: “Where are the US politicians and businessm[e]n?”.[2]  And, the next day (6 April 2016) the always inventive and insightful Pepe Escobar also took to his Facebook page to add this gem to the on-going saga of leaks and non-leaks: “From one of my deep state-connected sources: ‘The Nevada office of Mossack Fonseca received advance information via the NSA to alert Panama to delete all the records in Nevada. The NSA is a political control mechanism. Snowden was too far down the line to really know anything. The NSA has nothing to do with terrorism, and would have no idea where to look unless guided by Operation Gladio-style insiders'”.[3]


One of the few prominent American names in the Panama Papers is that of the more than legendary Tina Turner, now apparently permanently residing in Switzerland . . . as indicated on a video posted online by McClatchy.[4] And, the IBT posted this: ‘UPDATE: 10:20 a.m. EDT — Some Americans were named in the “Panama Papers” leaks, including Tina Turner and business mogul David Geffen, McClatchy’s Kevin Hall said in an interview Monday [, 4 April 2016]. Relatively few Americans have surfaced compared to others — but Hall said more names were to appear in the coming weeks’.[5]


[1] Peter Lavelle on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/peter.lavelle.338?fref=nf.

[2] “Panama Papers: Data Leak Exposes Massive Official Corruption” Slashdot (03 April 2016). https://politics.slashdot.org/story/16/04/03/2026258/panama-papers-data-leak-exposes-massive-official-corruption.

[3] Pepe Escobar on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pepe.escobar.77377?fref=nf.

[4] “Islands Regierungschef Gunnlaugsson tritt zurück” focus (04 April 2016). http://www.focus.de/finanzen/panama-papers-staatsanwaltschaft-prueft-siemens-und-bayernlb_id_5408280.html.

[5] Michael Kaplan, “Panama Papers Live Updates: What We Know So Far About Who Is Involved In The Leaks” IBT (05 April 2016). http://www.ibtimes.com/panama-papers-live-updates-what-we-know-so-far-about-who-involved-leaks-2348490.


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