|Are you in good hands with Oil-State?|
Regular readers also know that I have been relentless in pointing out the madness of the epigovernment (a nickname for the Oil-Qaeda, MOMCOM cabal) in various Dredd Blog series over the years (eg. Epigovernment: The New Model, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11; MOMCOM: The Private Parts, 2, 3, 4, 5; MOMCOM's Mass Suicide & Murder Pact, 2, 3, 4, 5; Civilization Is Now On Suicide Watch, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8).
Now the world finds out:
A massive leak of confidential documents has for the first time exposed the true extent of corruption within the oil industry, implicating dozens of leading companies, bureaucrats and politicians in a sophisticated global web of bribery and graft.(Oil-Qaeda MOMOCOM corruption conspiracy, cf. same 2, same 3, same 4). Perhaps this "discovery" is a reason for this dynamic (State AGs Vow To Tackle Climate Change And Fossil Fuel Industry Fraud)?
Corruption in oil production - one of the world's richest industries and one that touches us all through our reliance on petrol - fuels inequality, robs people of their basic needs and causes social unrest in some of the world's poorest countries. It was among the factors that prompted the Arab Spring.
They are the Number One Public Enemy and are responsible for our demise (The Damaged Global Climate System, 2, 3, 4, 5).
The conspiracy is real (On The Origin of "Conspiracy Theory", 2, 3, 4, 5, 6).
Make no mistake about it, we are in grave danger:
The FBI, U.S. Department of Justice and anti-corruption police in Britain and Australia have launched a joint investigation into revelations of a massive global bribery racket in the oil industry.(FBI And Justice Department Probing Unaoil Bribery Scandal). Managing the way we die is their number one business (A Closer Look At MOMCOM's DNA - 2).
The news comes as Fairfax Media and The Huffington Post reveal that U.S. giant Halliburton and its former subsidiary Kellogg, Brown & Root are embroiled in the Unaoil bribes-for-contracts scandal through their operations in former Soviet states.
The biggest leak of confidential files in the history of the oil industry also unveils rampant corruption inside Italian oil giant Eni in many of the countries in which the firm has been contracted by national governments to manage their oilfields.
A little view of "those who take care of us":
Over a year ago, an anonymous source contacted the Süddeutsche Zeitung (SZ) and submitted encrypted internal documents from Mossack Fonseca, a Panamanian law firm that sells anonymous offshore companies around the world. These shell firms enable their owners to cover up their business dealings, no matter how shady.(HISTORIC LEAK. 214K Shell Companies. 11.5M Documents).
In the months that followed, the number of documents continued to grow far beyond the original leak. Ultimately, SZ acquired about 2.6 terabytes of data, making the leak the biggest that journalists had ever worked with. The source wanted neither financial compensation nor anything else in return, apart from a few security measures.
The data provides rare insights into a world that can only exist in the shadows. It proves how a global industry led by major banks, legal firms, and asset management companies secretly manages the estates of the world’s rich and famous: from politicians, Fifa officials, fraudsters and drug smugglers, to celebrities and professional athletes.
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