The Love Story of Banking and Terrorism

It is a common belief that terrorism arises from the religious or ethnic ideology in certain emerging countries. But this gradual rise wouldn’t have been possible without required finances and required tax organization. Terrorism does not just involve manpower but also weapons, vehicles, communication tools (mobile phones etc.) broadband connection, training among other requirements. Therefore, to design, organize and prepare a militant group, to fight the war against the western countries, you require nothing but money. We often believe that money is obtained through oil exploitation, the sale of antiques and artifacts, taxation, evasion and extortion to different political or social parties, agriculture and illegal drug trade. However, research shows that in the year 2015, ISIS accumulated $624MN as their total revenue for the year. In the first half of 2016, ISIS has been acquiring the core amount of $3MN a day, which is astonishing for a terrorist group whose activity should be focused on agriculture and simple trading.

On the other hand, if we read between the lines, we can clearly see that nothing is what it seems. These statistics are just observational but not scientific, and in many cases not even genuine. If we look back at the year 1991, the Bank of Credit and Commerce International (BCCI) was forced to refrain from any operations when Interpol, after 19 years of investigation, was able to prove that the organization was involved in money laundering, financial crimes, weapon trade, drug trade, and intelligence trade with the main emerging countries including China and all African Republics. All this began in 1972, when Agha Hasan Abedi – a Pakistani economist- registered the BCCI in Luxemburg keeping head offices in Karachi and London, followed by an expansion with over 400 branches in 78 countries and assets in excess of $20BN only 10 years later. This called the attention of all the intelligence and law enforcement agencies of the world that led to a further investigation process. 10 years after the BCCI was forced to liquidate its assets, the 9/11 happened. This might not have had any apparent relation with terrorism, however, when one bank shuts down 10 more arise.

If we look at the current investigation process, we will have to redirect our view to Frankfurt, Germany towards Deutsche Bank. Let’s compare BCCI and this German bank. Deutsche Bank has over 100,000 employees in over 70 countries, having over lakhs presence in Americas (South and North), Asia Pacific and the main emerging markets. Its revenue exceeded $33BN in the year 2015 and all this is accompanied by 3 main espionage scandals dated on 2007, one year prior to the economic crisis. Tax evasion and private net management for high net worth individuals in several countries including Syria, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Oman, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Lithuania, and Egypt were noted. But this wouldn’t have looked suspicious if 11.5MN leaked documents wouldn’t have been released in April 2016 where Deutsche Bank was involved in over 47% of them that led to internal connections with, one more time in history, weapon trade, intelligence trade and promotion of terrorist activities.

We shall bear in mind that we always need to look at the banking industry from the ground perspective. They aren’t interested in the money, nor the conflict but uniquely the debt that the conflict creates and the power to be acquired. You control the debt, you control everything. That is the very essence of the banking industry, to make us all slaves to the debts.

If you want some verification or proof over such statements, heads up and observe the 54 internal conflicts in Africa, the ‘global war’ against terrorism coming from the Middle-East and wonder where does ISIS get U.S. and German designed choppers from. Do not forget that the so- called leaders of ISIS are Europeans. If we really want to end terrorism, we shall cut down the economic flow but that would involve each one of us. The only thing you can do is to read between the lines, or in this case, between the numbers

RAUL VILLAMARIN RODRIGUEZ

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Co-Founder/ Co- CEO

IRIANS- The Neuroscience Institute

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