reply to post by Scope and a Beam
Oh my goodness, this is a little rich even for my cynical tastes. It is certainly fair and right to lambast and chastise the banks for thier
involvement in the movement of finance on behalf of terrorist and organised criminal associations, however, the part that the banks play in all this,
is that of middle man, and nothing to do with the actual SOURCE of the funds being generated, and subsequently moved.
I think the key thing to remember, is that virtually all the big "terrorist" organisations are built on foundations layed by western powers decades
ago, and many of them still have contacts inside the intelligence services of western nations. Until that gigantic balls up is rectified, it will not
matter one iota how the banks suffer under the gaze of anti-corruption and anti-crime initiatives, because the organisations in question will aquire
thier funds via other means.
Oh sure, a crate full of American Dollars thrown out of the back of a black budget aircraft will be more costly to arrange, and less effective than
just wiring the money around, but that factor alone will not prevent the tendrils of organised crime from getting what they mistakenly believe they
are due. The fact is that these organisations are far too damned useful to the intelligence community in other respects, for them to ever be properly
bought down, without the secret services of all the western nations opening thier records to independent oversight. This factor is always overlooked
in the mass media, and is not discussed as much as it might be, due to the imponderable nature of the links between terror/crime organisations, and
the intelligence services of the west.
Essentially, there is a dead zone on this issue, where that which many suspect, is so outrageous and upsetting that it barely gets discussed, even
amongst subversives, conspiracists, and the like. It is little wonder therefore, that proper movement in governments world wide, and in the circles of
power which influence the intelligence industry, is somewhat lacking on this matter. If you consider the depths that would have to be probed, the
carreers destroyed, the secrets bought to light, which would be the fore runner to a proper de-railment of this so called money train, you will see
why it is highly unlikely to ever actually happen.