The braindead Western media can hit the Putin Piñata until their arms break, but there is no more candy coming out. The party is over, all the guests have left, it's time to clean up.
Angry Arab - Panama Papers: it is only Putin:
Joe on Facebook posted this (I cite with his permission): "The bloody King of Saudi Arabia, the former Emir of Qatar, the West's darling Oligarch Poroshenko are all named in the documents, and the papers splash photos of Putin, who is not named. They have gotten so comfortable in their arrogance of power that they've lost any sophisticated touch of propaganda. What fools they take their readers for."An excerpt from, "Selective Leaks Of The #PanamaPapers Create Huge Blackmail Potential" By b, Moon of Alabama, April 4, 2016:
A real leak of data from a law firm in Panama would be very interesting. Many rich people and/or politicians hide money in shell companies that such firms in Panama provide. But the current heavily promoted “leak” of such data to several NATO supporting news organization and a US government financed “Non Government Organization” is just a lame attempt to smear some people the U.S. empire dislikes. It also creates a huge blackmail opportunity by NOT publishing certain data in return for this or that desired favor.
The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) is part of the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) which is financed by the U.S. government through USAID.
The "leak" is of data selected by U.S. friendly organization out of a database, likely obtained by U.S. secret services, which can be assumed to include much dirt about "western" persons and organizations.
To only publish very selected data from the "leaked" data has two purposes:
- It smears various "enemies of the empire" even if only by association like the presidents Putin and Assad.
- It lets other important people, those mentioned in the database but not yet published about, know that the U.S. or its "media partner" can, at any time, expose their dirty laundry to the public. It is thereby a perfect blackmailing instrument.