Spain-based investigative journalist Daniel Estulin, on Spanish-language RussiaToday television, interviews Dennis Small, Ibero-American editor of the LaRouche movement’s EIR, co-author of Dope, Inc., and an American political prisoner from 1989-1991.
“Las drogas son el gran problema global de la civilización actual.
Los gobiernos aparentan combatir ese flagelo
pero la situación no mejora.”(1)
Is Obama Justice Department planning to let drug-bank HSBC off
with just a fine, and no criminal charges?
August 26, 2012
Two reports out today indicate that the U.S. Justice Department is cooking up a deal to let HSBC — which the world knows as the leading British drug bank — avoid criminal prosecution by paying a fine of at least $700 million and perhaps as large as $1 billion. Such a fine — no big deal for a bank of HSBC’s size — is a far cry from criminal prosecution and terminating the bank’s license to operate in the U.S., which the Senate Permanent Investigations Subcommittee report, issued in July, suggested should be done.
Time to Shut Down the Dope Banks!
The list of banks caught for money laundering in recent years is impressive. We can name quite a few off the tops of our heads—HSBC, Wachovia, Barclays, RBS’s and the Queen’s Coutts, ING, Lloyds TSB, Bank of America, Riggs, and American Express—and there are undoubtedly many more. Continue reading