Archive for August 14th, 2012

14/08/2012

Think-tank Report Outlines U.S. Military Plan Against China

Human Wrongs Watch

By RT* — As analysts around the world question whether the US is losing its superpower status, China’s influence in the Asia-Pacific region is strengthening. But a new report has set out a strategy for America to increase its military presence in the area.

**Recruitment poster, United States Navy, 1918. Author: Henry Reuterdahl

The paper, entitled “US Force Posture Strategy in the Asia-Pacific Region: An Independent Assessment,” suggests America is preparing for a possible conflict with China, one warship at a time.

The report was written by the Centre for Strategic and Independent Studies (CSIS), a Washington-based think tank. CSIS is a non-government body, but its assessment was commissioned by the US Defense Department.

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14/08/2012

US, Europe Shelter Tax Evaders, Financial Swindlers, and Money Launderers

Human Wrongs Watch

‘A recent report by a United Nations Special Committee on Money Laundering found that US and European banks laundered over $300 billion a year, including $30 billion just from the Mexican drug cartels, including $30 billion just from the Mexican drug cartels […] Meanwhile, they intensify political repression of citizens and immigrants who have not committed any crime against public safety and order.”

**Large door to an old bank vault. Author: Jonathunder

By Prof. James Petras – TRANSCEND* – Never in the history of the United States have we witnessed crimes committed on the scale and scope of the present day by both private and state elites.

An economist of impeccable credentials, James Henry, former chief economist at the prestigious consulting firm McKinsey & Company, has researched and documented tax evasion.

He found that the super-wealthy and their families have as much as $32 trillion (USD) of hidden assets in offshore tax havens, representing up to $280 billion in lost income tax revenue!

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