Israeli Propaganda Exposed - Part II.
UK Bank with Ties to Israel supports Iranian and Sudanese Terrorist Activities.
Jack Holland 11.JAN.09
Powerful UK Bank Lloyds TSB with ties to Israel caught laundering money for US designated Terrorist States including Iran and Sudan…
Apparently, hoodwinking the general public is also a parlor game that goes on across the pond in the UK as well as here in the US. In 2007 Lloyds TSB, the UK’s self-acclaimed “Most Trusted Bank in the UK” under the leadership of Sir Victor Blank claimed: “We have maintained strong business momentum through the year to deliver another good set of results with underlying profit before tax up 6 per cent in 2007 to £3,919 million.”
On Saturday, January 10th, 2009 according to CNN, Lloyds TSB has agreed to fork over $350 Million US Dollars for harboring the money of known US Designated Terrorist States.
LONDON, England (CNN) – “British bank Lloyds TSB has agreed to forfeit $350 million dollars to U.S. and New York authorities for criminally hiding information about prohibited dealings with Iranian and Sudanese customers…
"For more than 12 years Lloyd's facilitated the anonymous movement of hundreds of millions of dollars from U.S.-sanctioned nations through our financial system," said Acting Assistant Attorney General Matthew Friedrich.
"Lloyds stripped identifying information from international wire transfers that would have raised a red flag at U.S. financial institutions and caused such payments to be scrutinized," he said.
Although the money must be forfeited, under terms of the deal Lloyds will not presently be prosecuted because it accepted responsibility and has vowed to abide by the U.S. laws. After two years the U.S. will forego prosecution and formally drop the criminal charge.”
Folks…this story becomes a bit more intriguing than that after one stops and kicks the tires a time or two…
Not only was Lloyds TSB a recipient of British bailout money back in October as noted in the same article…
“In October, the British government agreed a deal with Lloyds TSB, HBOS and Royal Bank of Scotland to make a multi-billion investment in the three to help them through what Prime Minister Gordon Brown described as the "first financial crisis of the global age."”
…which does not wash with their 2007 stellar profit report...but their Chairman has some interesting connections... As we began digging into this institution a little deeper we discovered that its leader Sir Victor Blank is a governor of Tel-Aviv University, and a member of quite a number of prestigious clubs and societies, including being on the advisory board of Advisory Board of the United Jewish Israel Appeal.
The United Jewish Israel Appeal is an organization currently under the unbrella of United Jewish Communities or UJC.
According to wikipedia:
“While the UJC/federation system advocates for Israel to the U.S. federal government and is a major player in advocating before the United States Congress and the executive branch, for the domestic policy priorities of the American Jewish community, it remains a nonpartisan/bipartisan organization unaligned with any particular political party in the United States or abroad.”
This leads us to the looming question:
Why would a bank being run by a staunch State of Israel supporter be doing business with Israel’s proclaimed mortal enemy Iran? It is known fact that Israel believes that Iran intends to blow Israel off the face of the map.
Our conclusion is simple, and based in good ole Tennessee common sense:
When it comes to money, World Bankers don’t give a damn whether it comes from terrorists or friends…and this folks is what we as citizens of the United States need to really be worried about.
The US government would put you and I in jail for a 10 year stretch if we were caught facilitating wire transfers into this country from known Terrorist States, so why is the International Banking community with ties to Israel being given a fine and a slap on the wrist?
I would venture to say that it has something to do with the definition up above of the United Jewish Communities agenda which includes lobbying the United States Congress and the President.
Once again, I will state it firmly, the United States needs to stop its blind support of Israel and stop listening to its US based lobbying machine before we are dragged into World War III. Enough is enough!
We do not have to support Israel or its policies in order to treat Jews respectfully. Jews are not a race of people. They are a group of like minded people with the common bond of Judaism as their religion, whereby one is considered a Jew if born to a Jewish mother. The United States should not be supporting any states born out of religious affinity or affiliation. In fact, this is one of the reasons that we have a separation of church and state written into our constitution here in the United States...and it damn well applies in this situation.
Americans need to educate themselves on the facts about this issue. Most Americans however are ignorant of the facts or afraid of being branded an anti-Semite, a term reserved for those that hate Jews. You do not have to be an anti-Semite to hold the belief that the US support of Israel is not in our best interest. Why should the interests of 5.6 Million Israelis be in the best interest of the United States of America…just because the Israeli Jewish lobby says it should be so? We should instead be working on our relations with 1.4 Billion Chinese.
Our government’s mandate to the Israeli government should be straightforward:
You either immediately negotiate a permanent homeland with and for the Palestinians or we drop all financial support of your government. It is that simple.
It is time for the United States Government to quit pussy-footing around and playing at so-called diplomacy with Israel.
It is also time for Israel to stand on its own two hind legs. Sending them $2.9 Billion dollars per year to spend on weapons while allowing the Ninth Ward of New Orleans to rot out of existence should be a crime. It is time for Americans to take care of Americans, and I believe American Jews of all people should understand this.
Jack Holland 01/11/2009
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