Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Another glimpse into the system of global plunder

As an addendum to my earlier post on the Mubarak billions, here's a report in today's Guardian on the possible billions squirreled away by Libyan tyrant Muammar Gaddafi and his hideous spawn. 

Fellow billionaires?
[Photo from a Guardian photo retrospective on Gaddafi's career]

  For me, this was just another reminder of the true nature of the system of global finance and banking that helps to facilitate the plunder of countries, whether by dictators like Gaddafi, Mubarak, Suharto, Mobutu, Somoza, Marcos, the Sultan of Brunei, the Saudi kings (and so on), or the corrupt elites in countries like Kenya or Nigeria, or indeed the corrupt elites in the 'developed' countries who use the system of 'offshore' banking and tax havens to escape taxes.


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