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One Day After the Panama Papers were Leaked, IRS Headquarters Closes then Catches Fire

As we have been covering this week, the release of the Panama Papers has created a panic among world governments, by exposing some of their darkest secrets.

In the leak, 11.5 million documents were stolen from Mossack Fonseca and were leaked to Suddeutsche Zeitung, who then turned to the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists to examine the documents. In the time since, media organizations have been scrambling to sift through a large number of documents, in hopes of finding stories that they can spin to fit their narrative.

So far, most of the information to be released through the mainstream media has been directed at foreign governments and leaders, with a passing mention of several hundred American citizens who store their money offshore without reporting it to the IRS. Ironically enough, at the height of the Panama Papers publicity, a fire broke out in the basement of the IRS headquarters, leading to a full closure of the headquarters for over a week.

According to a short report from the Associated Press:

IRS headquarters in Washington will remain closed for the rest of the week while repairs are made after a basement fire in the building.The agency said in a news release Tuesday that Monday afternoon’s fire affected the air handling system. No one was hurt in the fire. The IRS says telework-ready employees are expected to telework from their approved location. Officials say tax returns are not processed at headquarters; taxpayers should continue to file their returns.

The timing of the fire and the closure have led many to speculate that perhaps the fire is an inside job, and created intentionally for the purpose of destroying records, which could possibly be evidence that correlates to Panama Papers revelations.

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The building was closed and workers sent home approximately 45 minutes before flames engulfed the basement “due to electrical issues with the air-conditioning system,” an IRS spokesman said. He said that about 2,000 people work there but that “a few hundred” were still in the building when the fire broke out.

So far, there has been no indication from local authorities or representatives at the IRS as to whether the fire was an accident or an act of arson, and it is likely that this news will never be revealed. However, it is important to point out that the IRS headquarters is one of the most secure buildings in the country, which would make it nearly impossible for someone to start a fire in the basement unless they had authorized access to the area.

Aside from the mention of some American’s use of so-called “tax havens,” there have been no reports of the IRS being implicated in the Panama Papers through the mainstream media. But the mainstream media has yet to report on the full scope of the 11.5 million documents that were released. It is, however, possible that the IRS is expecting some sort of fallout from sensitive information, and is taking protective measures to safeguard their secrets.

It is also possible that they are somehow connected or complicit in the offshore tax avoidance that has been practiced by some American citizens. It is also yet another possibility that this is just a mere coincidence, but when there is smoke, there is usually fire.

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  • standard operating procedure…….

  • standard operating procedure…….

  • Highly suspicious .

  • Highly suspicious .

  • Dodge City.

  • Dodge City.

  • hmmmmmmm

  • hmmmmmmm

  • 2.3trillion went missing the day before 9/11

    • I damn near commented till I looked and read your comment I was thinking the same thing. I guess we must have dummies that will fall for anything wrote all over our face.

    • My exact thoughts!!

    • My exact thoughts!!

  • 2.3trillion went missing the day before 9/11

  • I received a recorded voice message from the IRS today at 352-391-2381 Lady Lake FL. I know this is fake, the IRS has ONLY sent letters in the mail. They do NOT make phone calls.

    • I have personally been called by the IRS. You are incorrect.

    • Yea they WILL call you

    • Cameron Smith Were you already working with them on something? Was the call out of the blue with no knowledge they were going to call you? So do you think this place is the IRS? No, I do not believe this is from the IRS. It is a cell phone for Huck Krueger, Grove Hts, Lady Lake Florida, 352-391-2381. What I received was a recorded female computerized message on my voicemail. According to the service online, its exchange 391 is managed by EMBARQ FLORIDA, INC. Research always helps. 🙂 A few years ago I did work with the IRS via mail, THEN they called me with my permission. Since then, I haven’t needed to for any reason. So to get a call today that they are filing a lawsuit against me is bogus as hell.

  • I received a recorded voice message from the IRS today at 352-391-2381 Lady Lake FL. I know this is fake, the IRS has ONLY sent letters in the mail. They do NOT make phone calls.

  • Considering that the Pentagon was ‘hit by a plane’ in order to cover up the loss of $2.3 trillion

  • Considering that the Pentagon was ‘hit by a plane’ in order to cover up the loss of $2.3 trillion

  • I bet it was all the filers of over a million lol

  • I bet it was all the filers of over a million lol

  • Expected outcome in this Modern Era.

  • Expected outcome in this Modern Era.

  • You have got to be kidding me! First, World Trade Center 7, now this???

    • WTC 7 was hardly “first”, and there’s been many things in between these two.

  • You have got to be kidding me! First, World Trade Center 7, now this???

    • WTC 7 was hardly “first”, and there’s been many things in between these two.

  • bahaha

  • bahaha

  • Heather Sumner

  • Heather Sumner

  • go figure!! what are the chances of that then!! paaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

  • go figure!! what are the chances of that then!! paaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

  • They should all be fired and shut down permanently then.

  • They should all be fired and shut down permanently then.

  • Gosh! How could this happen??

  • Gosh! How could this happen??

  • Kind of like when a “plane” hit the pentagon the day after they announced 8 trillion in missing funds lol

    • 2.3 but your heads in the right place.

    • You surely mean that “invisible” plane

    • Gosh only two posts ago it was 2.3 trillion. Do I hear 12 give me 12 give me 12do I hear 12. All right we got 12 do I hear 13 give me 13 trillion

    • Inflation ?

    • Bill Russell it was 2.3! You don’t have to be an ass about it.

  • Kind of like when a “plane” hit the pentagon the day after they announced 8 trillion in missing funds lol

  • Real big shocker…

  • Real big shocker…

  • Basement Gate

  • Basement Gate

  • Strangely similar to the day before 9/11 when we learned a whole boatload of money was missing and the “plane” hit that exact section of the Pentagon where all the receipts were said to be…

    • plane what plane ,, did you ever see a wing mark ,,

    • Or a list of who was on the plane,it was a missile..

    • I watched both planes hit the buildings so yeah there’s that one little discrepancy in the missile theory.

    • Bill Pops Baker they’re talking about the pentagon buddy. There was no plane. No wreckage. No engines. All the videotapes that could PROVE there was a plane were confiscated and destroyed. There was NO plane

    • Bill Pops Baker u should read before u comment…

    • I also saw an engine in the wreckage at the Pentagon. If a plane loaded with fuel hits a reinforced building like the Pentagon at 500 miles an hour I really don’t think you will see a lot of wreckage. Aluminum burns also. You should Google plane crashes and in some cases you will see what I’m talking about. Where was all the wreckage from the 4th plane?

    • I saw the engine you are talking about. It was in a picture, and I am not very familiar with 500mph plane crashes. But just like everyone else, I have an opinion, but I wasn’t there.

    • Sorry, I’ll never buy the story of the plane disintegrating. Too much of a coincidence where it hit.

    • You saw the plane hit the world trade AND hit the pentagon BOTH in person?
      Wow. Need my boots. ..

    • yes, lets all google images of plane wrecks and missile impacts. let us all see which it appears more like… good thinking, bill!

    • Clearly it seems like Bill is hired by the US to say that he really did see the planes hit the WTC

    • Bill Pops Baker never seen anything hit the pentagon. I watched it as well. A planes turbine is built fro titanium alloys which are built to withstand high temps. All air crashes they find turbines off the planes and blackboxes. But for the first time in history, all in one day they couldn’t find shit. Keep being a good sheep mate.

    • Bill Pops Baker your full of shit

    • Bill Pops Baker your full of shit

  • Strangely similar to the day before 9/11 when we learned a whole boatload of money was missing and the “plane” hit that exact section of the Pentagon where all the receipts were said to be…

    • plane what plane ,, did you ever see a wing mark ,,

    • Or a list of who was on the plane,it was a missile..

  • They really think we are so stupid and believe all this bullshit.

    • No, they just don’t care. They think they’re indestructible. Untouchable. What are any of us going to do about it? They have a military and a militarizaed police force to back them up.

    • More of us than them.

    • Ikr

    • Not enough willing to put up the fight necessary though. Not yet anyway.

    • When its too late!!

    • It’s never too late. Governments have tried to oppress their people for as long as we’ve existed. They’ve succeeded, to a degree, but eventually the people always stand up and take down those oppressors. We just haven’t reached that point yet. It just takes longer for knuckleheads to catch up with the thinkers.

  • They really think we are so stupid and believe all this bullshit.

    • No, they just don’t care. They think they’re indestructible. Untouchable. What are any of us going to do about it? They have a military and a militarizaed police force to back them up.

  • There’s no such thing as coincidence.

  • There’s no such thing as coincidence.

  • Gibb’s rule #39.
    No such thing as coincidence.

  • Gibb’s rule #39.
    No such thing as coincidence.

  • So what will the Americian tax payers do about it this time round ???

  • So what will the Americian tax payers do about it this time round ???

  • How…convenient.

  • Hilarious.

  • How…convenient.

  • Hilarious.

  • That’s a little convenient.

  • That’s a little convenient.

  • Haha you couldn’t make it up!

  • Haha you couldn’t make it up!

  • Ohhhhh boy, shits happenin

  • Ohhhhh boy, shits happenin

  • I wonder

  • I wonder

  • Tax rebellion anyone?

  • Tax rebellion anyone?

  • Lol of course it did

  • Lol of course it did

  • Cover up.

  • Cover up.

  • I am not able to share this post.

    • I don’t see a reply.

    • It was a sticker reply, like hmmmm thats fishy that you are unable to share this post. Earlier I was unable to view links in replies. .. strange.

    • They are trying to stifle us.

    • Feeling the burn to stand up and do something!!!

    • Had a replay disappear also!

    • I’ve shared it J Keegan Quinn

    • I’ve shared it J Keegan Quinn

  • I am not able to share this post.

  • Lyndsy Mikaela

  • Lyndsy Mikaela

  • ISIS is a US-Israeli creation, a fact as clear as the sky is blue. It’s a truth as black and white as the colors on their flag.

  • ISIS is a US-Israeli creation, a fact as clear as the sky is blue. It’s a truth as black and white as the colors on their flag.

  • Time for revolution? Nah, We all too apathetic

  • Time for revolution? Nah, We all too apathetic

  • It doesn’t matter whatever is going on, Americans wont do shit about it, talk talk talk is all they do, no action. Carrots, all and every one of them.

    • Actually there have been many demonstrations and protests that I and many others I know have been involved in. Problem is the media will not cover them, except to discredit them. It was talk talk talk and no action years ago but I see people getting involved si there’s hope yet, don’t give up on us yet.

    • I stand corrected. I just talk to a lot of friends from US, and they usually say what I did in the comment.

    • I’m like the oracle, I say what people need to hear ?

  • It doesn’t matter whatever is going on, Americans wont do shit about it, talk talk talk is all they do, no action. Carrots, all and every one of them.

  • spring cleaning

  • spring cleaning

  • A liitle bit of the old in-out-in-out of the building 7 type, ay?! Supreeze, supreeze…smfh

  • A liitle bit of the old in-out-in-out of the building 7 type, ay?! Supreeze, supreeze…smfh

  • Move along people….nothing to see here.

  • Move along people….nothing to see here.

  • Arson maybe?

  • Arson maybe?

  • Blake Holsclaw

  • Blake Holsclaw

  • They had so much dirt they had light the building on fire!?… LMAO. SHRED-IT couldn’t handle the workload?

  • They had so much dirt they had light the building on fire!?… LMAO. SHRED-IT couldn’t handle the workload?

  • COVER UP !!!! WE KNOW THIS !!!

  • COVER UP !!!! WE KNOW THIS !!!

  • There are no coincidences

  • There are no coincidences

  • Kinda reminds me of the day after the Pentagon was missing a couple trillions…

  • Our wonderful government cover something up? No, never. How dare we even think that way. (I hope everyone picked up on the 10 tons of sarcasm)

  • I worked in a federal building. We had an electrical fire due to the air conditioning wiring. I’m really not that suspicious. If you have anything real to report, let me know.

  • Sounds like a move out of the Al Sharpton playbook.

  • I want to share your post but the ads on your site are so disgusting and degrading I had to share the associated press report instead.

  • convenient

  • What? That’s sounds perfectly normal.

  • irs FIRE huh? HOW CONVENIENT!

  • Trust the government…Do not question your government….Trust the government….Do not question your government…..

  • Really??

  • Notice the media had Putin on the front of the Panama Papers articles that just got released when he isn’t even personally mentioned in them. Putin then releases classified documents with dirt on US leaders and now Obama states Russia is the greatest threat to the US, along with China, North Korea, Iran and Terrorism listed lasted. All I can say is that I’m glad most of humanity is waking and seeing the lies and deciept. Time for a revolution! 🙂

    • Putin is putting OBama-Barry Soetoro in his place. Putin said no to the NWO… backs Syria. the middle east is about control. isis is an american creation. funded by the persons in power!!!

    • Sadly, i dont think people are waking up…

    • Sadly, i dont think people are waking up…

    • Obama is causing a lot of shit for himself… Putin will definitely fuck them all up

  • American citizens need to stand up together! But will js sit and do nothing. .. why are we js sitting here? 🙁

  • yes, fires NEVER happen unless the “powers that be” want them too.

  • Doesn’t matter, the leaks are all the evidence we need.

  • ¯_(ツ)_/¯ ALIENS!

  • I’m surprised it didn’t collapse as a result of the fire. Ya know, Building 7 style?

  • Marc

  • Kinda like the SEC offices (in Building 7) going down the day before an inquiry to track $6B the pentagon misplaced is scheduled to begin.

  • covering their backs as normal

  • Discusting people

  • Oh gee…I wonder what happened here.

  • This is no coincidence.

  • So what are we going to do about this???!!!

  • When it comes to governments, there is no coincidence.

  • Aaron Barstow
    Gregory Barstow

  • It’s the Oligarchy, stupid!

  • Wow. How obvious

  • Do they really think the WHOLE WORLD is that stupid, you game is up and we are like foxes, we are wise to your tactics

  • and just what is being hidden this time?

  • Wow

  • Most corrupt government in the freakin world…….

  • lots of files will unfortunately be burned up

  • the irs is committing fraud on the people of the states. there is no law that states the people must be taxed. the 16th amendment states no direct tax can be forced upon the people. it protects us against the corruption. our founding fathers knew the history of the britsh n purposely put it into the amendments. section 861 of their code book states of foreign n alien affairs. yet this is where they direct those who have questions. the 1040 filing form is for federal employees. the 2555 form is for those in section 861. ignorance is no excuse of the law. they believe in the same mindset government wide, the people should know the law. allowing us to presume we must be taxed n ward things that appear to look ligit when it is voluntary unless one is a federal agent/employee… fed taxes are for wars the corporation/U.S./the republic of D.C. create for world control. NWO… its a scam. fraudulent… they are the ones who must pay back the debt. not the people. u wanna talk fraud? dig in!!!

    • “Fist in the air, in the land of hypocrisy! “

    • You can state historical facts. That doesnt change that they will imprison you for tax evasion.

    • You can state historical facts. That doesnt change that they will imprison you for tax evasion.

    • Gotta stand for something… I don’t pay. The people can only free themselves in numbers. It won’t happen through fear!!! Look up a4v… Lol. If I wanna live debt free that is.

    • Gotta stand for something… I don’t pay. The people can only free themselves in numbers. It won’t happen through fear!!! Look up a4v… Lol. If I wanna live debt free that is.

  • huge coverup

  • I am still unsure. I hope the Panama Papers are real so We The People can finally put these people away for a problem we all know does exist. But on the other hand the leak could be fabricated and the fire a false flag reverse psychology stunt. Whichever ,we all know although we don’t have proof ,this is exactly the kind of thing the elite do. Difficult to pin down the real bad guys because big money buys the best liars/lawyers also. I sure would like to here how armoni soup taste. Cook their a*ses all of them!

  • The IRS is a rogue part of this country. They make there own rules and interpreptions of them. Another discussed part of this rotten government that will not change until man does.

  • Across the board independent Federal ICAC, overseeing govt members + parties, corporations + unions, consisting of a max 2 delegates from each political party, unions + recognised community members, incl of from indigenous + cultural backgrounds

  • Hmmm…

  • oh dear, every time something comes out into the open, something else happens 1 day befor or 1 day after. Now isn’t that strange…

  • Does anybody else see the pattern here?

  • Funny thing suddenly happened, it just show us that something is really rotten.

  • I enjoy conspiracy theories. But, this one seems very unlikely.

  • Nah. It’s just a coincidence. Like so many over the last few years.

  • Nah. It’s just a coincidence. Like so many over the last few years.

  • Jet fuel

  • Jet fuel

  • It Seems Pretty Obvious To Me !

  • It Seems Pretty Obvious To Me !

  • What kills me is how obvious they are about it, as if to thumb their noses at us, saying “there ain’t Jack you can do, neener!”

  • What kills me is how obvious they are about it, as if to thumb their noses at us, saying “there ain’t Jack you can do, neener!”

  • Yea ok, no corruptions here… yea ok!

  • Yea ok, no corruptions here… yea ok!

  • Well that’s convenient .

  • Well that’s convenient .

  • Amanda Fletcher

  • Amanda Fletcher

  • For those following the real world: Lahdyo Gregga Earle Dave

  • just more stupid bullshit at our expense

  • It is not even an issue: sinister cover-up.

  • Ryan El-masri real?…

  • Lol. Amazing

  • Lol. Amazing

  • Well at least they didn’t blow the whole building

  • Well at least they didn’t blow the whole building

  • Are they trying to prove conspiracy theorists have been right all along? This doesn’t look suspicious, really mind your own bees wax.

  • Are they trying to prove conspiracy theorists have been right all along? This doesn’t look suspicious, really mind your own bees wax.

  • Good thing it should all be on back up servers.

  • wonder why

  • Oh how MF’ing convenient.

  • Smh

  • Wali Rahman

  • Not coincidence. Criminals protecting criminals. The Gestapo does it all the time.

  • Better than crashing a plane on the building.

  • Did it collapse like WTC 7?

  • Andrew Rozo it never ends…..

  • having 9/11 pentagon deja vu. fire was coming out of the computers, said an eye witness in 2001, the computers and document center took heavy damage that day. when was the last time the IRS had a fire?

  • crooks

  • hmmmm

  • Coincidence?

  • Hillary Clinton found a box of matches!!! 🙂

  • O.D! same thing happend when the fed’s where going to investigate the Bank of Arkansas that Bill Clinton ran? ^.^ hmmm? Same thing when the Pentagon needed to account for trillions of dollar they seemed to loose? Hmmm?

  • O.D! same thing happend when the fed’s where going to investigate the Bank of Arkansas that Bill Clinton ran? ^.^ hmmm? Same thing when the Pentagon needed to account for trillions of dollar they seemed to loose? Hmmm?

  • Do you see a connection ???

  • Do you see a connection ???

  • There is no such thing as coincidence …especially where the government is concerned!!

  • Hugo Charle Van Dyk, Speaking about that post you tagged me in. Coincidence I think not

  • seems like standard OP SEC, when compromised – destroy the evidence…

  • Patrik Lundqvist

  • Typical…

  • Here’s one for you Eric Vaughan! Coincidence???

  • Flint MI water poisoning was followed by a fire in the Flint record dept where files about the water problems were kept, coincidence?

  • Flint MI water poisoning was followed by a fire in the Flint record dept where files about the water problems were kept, coincidence?