The Panama Papers: The Intelligence Communities’ Counter-Terrorism!
These so-called papers reaffirms the power of Intelligence Community to disrupt worldwide Political/Economic corruption and induce Regime Change! For some time now, we, Americans, have been affecting strategic worldwide geopolitical changes, not with bombs or bullets, but with binary numbers and fanciful arithmetical formulas. The recent exposure of offshore corruption extending from Russia to China via Iceland has already had a major impact on the geopolitical scene.
The President of Iceland has had to resign. For the most part, Iceland is important to the USG because Russian submarines pass through the “GIUK gap”—Greenland, Iceland, United Kingdom.
Who else was destabilized by this exposure?
Prime Minister David Cameron, his father, as well as his extended family. It’s now up to the Brits to determine whether Cameron does, or does not, belong in a leadership position prior to a June referendum on “Brexit” [Britain leaving the EU].
Of course, the one man who has to worry the most is my favorite bete noire—Vladimir Putin. Once again, Putin must wonder about his personal safety in a Kremlin known for swift coups that fester under a cloak of secrecy. Putin has just decided to create a new security force that reports directly to him—the ersatz, “Russian National Guard”. Clearly, the Russian National Guard will not be involved in any mundane activities which we, Americans, normally associate with our own troops. Instead, Putin’s National Guard will report directly to Army General Viktor Zolotov, who was, and still is, Putin’s personal bodyguard. However, the list of future candidates for neutralization is not complete.
I sense that our Intelligence Community[IC] is providing a less than subtle warning to those miscreants who think that they can avoid the long arm of the American law by deliberately holding back the names of drug cartel members as well as the names of well-known American businessmen. Over the past two decades, America has developed a formidable counter-terrorist instrument more powerful than any kinetic action. It is called, ‘economic warfare’; first practiced when we were implementing a regime change in the Soviet Union.
The company shield is pierced by the electronic intrusion and the monies are swept out of the account without any forewarning or collateral damage.This weapon is silent and surgically devastating.
Let me quote from my favorite Greek tragedian, Euripides:
“There is nothing like the sight of an old enemy down on his luck.”