"When the real sovereign power of a nation wages war against her from within, Presidents get in line or get eliminated. What they don't do is risk hangng their masters, who keep her people at war with each other by keeping them in the dark". - John Titus
Regular criminal syndicates, like the mafia, are portrayed at least, with some colour and panache: the don, the consigliere, capos, associates and the like. But truly powerful criminal enterprises cloak themselves in the mundanity of administration and have grey, dull names like: The Financial Stability Board (FSB), the Exchange Stabilization Fund (ESF), the Bank of International Settlements (BIS). In such nondescript institutions crimes are not committed, they are administered, and unlike their "underworld" counterparts, the real criminals of the international banking cartel are literally immune from prosecution. They write their own laws (which they call "global standards and rules"), determine their own jurisdictions and give themselves immunities above and beyond those enjoyed by U.S. presidents.
But, for bankers to become "made men" they have first to be part of the family. In the case of banks, the family is called G-SIFI ("Global Systemically Important Financial Institutions"); its Don is the Bank of International Settlements and its Underboss is the Financial Stability Board (FSB).
If you ain't in the club, you're not untouchable, as the large UK bank, Standard Chartered found out, likewise traders from Rabobank. One bank that is in the club, is HSBC. The US arm of HSBC confessed to laundering billions of dollars for drug cartels and terrorist groups (their list of crimes is long, here we'll focus on just the money laundering case), yet not a single banker was prosecuted by the US Department of Justice (DOJ).
Everyone assumes this was simply the outcome of corrupt politicians doing their Wall Street friends a favour - but this glib cynicism eschews an opportunity to comprehend the truly stunning reality of how the international banking cartel actually operates.
The FSB provides its G-SIFI members (like HSBC) four major immunities and it is these immunities that dictate the actions of sovereign justice departments throughout much of the industrialised world. The immunities provided under the auspices of the BIS (based in Switzerland) are:
- Immunity from jurisdiction and execution
- Documentary immunity ("all documents and data media belonging to the bank or in its possession, shall be inviolable at all times and in all places") - hard to prosecute a crime when the criminal controls the evidence
- Immunity of assets ("the bank shall enjoy in respect of its property and assets, wherever located and by whomsoever held, immunity from any measure of execution ...") - HSBC got to decide their own "punishment"
- Personal immunity ("officials of the bank, whatever their nationality, shall enjoy immunity from jurisdiction for acts accomplished in the discharge of their duties [...] even after such persons have ceased to be officials of the bank") - i.e. the "made man clause" - stay loyal to the family and you're protected for life.
As the US Congress (who are hardly discontent with their banking overlords) pointed out:
"Since the DOJ is engaged in a criminal cover-up, we should have engaged a special prosecutor. But the cartel controls us too."
John Titus writes and produces outstanding forensic documentaries under the name Best Evidence. In "All the Plenary's Men" (an absolute masterpiece) he provides just that, the very best documentary evidence, proving beyond any reasonable doubt that the banking cartel are above sovereign law and the reason we don't see any of these bankers go to jail is simply because, as long as they are working in the "interests" of their criminal enterprise, they are simply immune from prosecution. The law is for people like you and me, not for the made men of the G-SIFI crime syndicate.
Here's Mr Titus' best evidence: All The Plenary's Men