Billions In Blood Money Enjoyed by War Criminals’ Families

BMW, Vatican, Big Banks Enjoy Ill-Gotten Gains

While you might not see them on Forbes’ list of wealthy people, criminals and their beneficiaries are some of the richest people on the planet.

For example, Bloomberg alleges that the heirs of a prominent Nazi are billionaires who own half of BMW who are also closely connected with Daimler. Four of the heirs are worth $1.2 billion each, and much of their wealth allegedly came from slave labor at German concentration camps.

Barclays, Chase, and the Bush family also made money hand over fist financing Hitler.

The Vatican has built a secret property empire worth close to a billion U.S. dollars using money Italian dictator Mussolini gave the church for blessing fascism.

Modern tyrants have gotten wealthy from oppressing people as well. For example, the family of U.S.-backed Egyptian dictator Mubarak holds $40-70 billion. Russian leader Putin also has a current net worth of $40 billion. (They pale in comparison to Libya’s Gaddafi, worth $200 billion.)

Indeed, given up to $32 trillion dollars are being hidden in offshore tax shelters, the amount of wealth accumulated through crime is nearly impossible to track.

What should have happened, of course, is that ill-gotten gains should have been clawed back from the criminals as soon as they were discovered, just as they should be clawed back from Wall Street fraudsters.

But that is not likely to happen, since many political and business leaders are unrepentant and unwilling to root out crime.

Indeed, when the elite profit from things such as laundering drug and terror money, funding both sides of wars and other unsavory acts, no one wants to stop the music.

Balzac may have been exaggerating when he said, “Behind every great fortune lies a great crime.” There are some wealthy people who earned their money by honestly delivering a better or cheaper product or service.

But not many

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  • amerikagulag

    Let’s not forget the WAR PROFITEERS too. BILLIONS enjoyed by these weapons suppliers – DIANE FEINSTEIN to name just one.

  • gozounlimited

    HUMAN RESOURCES Social Engineering In The 20th Century is a documentary about Social Control, examining the history, the philosophy and ultimately the pathology of elite power.

    Overall, Human Resources is rough around the edges but still overloaded with gems. Set aside some time to digest this – and take notes. (True Activist)

    see full documentary here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4rnJEdDNDsI

  • Luke

    Read http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/vaticancityandholysee/9818781/Vatican-denies-it-built-property-empire-on-back-of-Mussolinis-money.html
    for a short response to the unsubstantiated allegations about the Vatican and Mussolini.
    It sure is easy to make half-true allegations, but you do lose credibility in the process.

  • geo1671

    About Putin’s $40 Billion wealth. I’m an expert to, I say Freddy the freeloader is 4trillion dollar man–all found him collecting from railway platforms. Unsubstantiated BS and from a Zionist freak who hates Russians. Shameful hatchet job on Putin and worse from 8 years ago.

  • Ngoyo

    This is really yellow journalism. The links you provide for your claims of Putin’s or Gaddafi’s billion give no proof whatsoever. Shame!

  • Ngoyo

    Its a pity that standards of honesty are so low here, that you masquerade an unsupported claim by Putin’s political enemies that he is worth $40 billion, as an estimate of his net worth. But then again this is par for US journalism.

  • Ngoyo

    The about Gaddafi’s $200 billion, if you read your own sources, you would notice that the accounting given by the LA Times article only gets to $100 billion which it says (in the last paragraph!) is Libyan government money held in Libyan central bank accounts!

    Sad to find this garbage on Globalresearch.ca an otherwise very high quality publication.

 

 

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