Originally posted by squirelnutz
reply to post by JR MacBeth
So a respected Lord gets in front of the house and tells them there is a foundation that has enough money to bail them out and wants to do it with no
strings, is no big deal?
What would you consider a big deal?
I think a lot of people tend to get confused with large numbers. A billion here, a billion there. It does always seem like large numbers are thrown
out there these days.
So, I might ask, what is a billion, compared to a trillion? In this case, what is a paltry 17 billion, compared to (at least) 4 trillion. It's this
latter figure that is more or less the "official" figure that the UK is under water. This should put this so-called "bailout" in perspective.
Same goes with the US, where approximately $14 trillion is supposed to be the "national debt". Of course, what they don't mention is the many
other massive things they haven't bothered to "count", like unfunded liabilities to the tune of perhaps $70 trillion. Rest assured, the UK fibs
just as well with their numbers.
Actually, all these numbers aren't the point at all.
What we may actually have is a "respected Lord" who was deemed dispensable for whatever is really going on here. My guess is that by the time they
get to the bottom of it, this old man's "respect" will be history. No doubt, the man stepped on the wrong toes somewhere, and in his circle, they
will all agree that he got what he deserved.
I certainly don't "know" that this is yet another version of the OITC scam already mentioned. If this is the "real" Foundation "X", then they
have already had practice with this kind of nonsense. In Britain, they wanted to buy-out Rover. In Ecuador, they fooled the mayor of a town to hand
them $20K (they still don't have that back). In Fiji, the following year as I recall, they had ramped it up to an attempt on their Prime Minister.
Fortunately, the Prime Minister of Fiji (a former banker) could smell a scam, and called a spade on them.
So, now, they have the chutzpah to make an attempt on Parliament, and of course, they target an old fool, who literally begins blabbering about his
experience laundering money! They may have chosen wisely, however, I think there's still a lot more to this story.
If I was to guess, there is probably an intelligence service or two skulking behind all this theater. What are they really up to? Sure, we can
easily imagine embarrassment for someone not too far down the line, but is something else going on? Is this part of something bigger? I don't know,
which is why I try and keep an open mind, but there are other things as well that seem to hearken back rather well when it comes to the actually
clumsy OITC modus operandi.
Well, I don't want to trash all the healthy speculation in this thread, and I hope people will continue to offer their ideas, perhaps we will
eventually get to the bottom of this. But keep your grains of salt handy.