The bombshell revelations contained in the Panama Papers have resulted in the resignation of the Prime Minister of Iceland, massive censorship in China, and outright denials in Moscow after both of their respective Presidents were implicated in the scandal.
But curiously, not a single member of the political/corporate elite within the U.S. has been named out of the 441 U.S. clients identified in the leaked documents.
The surprising lack of U.S. power elite appearing in any of the articles written on the leak could potentially be related to the entities funding the organization investigating the papers -- or perhaps something even more nefarious.
While there oddly have been no U.S. power brokers connected to Mossack Fonseca, Zero Hedge reports Brian Kilmartin has created an interactive map, based on the leaked data, that reveals there are at least 441 clients, 3,072 companies, 211 beneficiaries and 3,467 U.S.-based shareholders of the Panamanian law firm.
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The 441 clients would put the U.S. among the countries with the most clients serviced by Mossack Fonseca in the world. With so many U.S. clients -- yet none who are connected to the ruling elite -- it raises some serious questions about the nature of the leak itself.
Some have questioned whether the leak itself could be a strategic intelligence operation called a "limited hangout."
This would be considered, "spy jargon for a favorite and frequently used gimmick of the clandestine professionals. When their veil of secrecy is shredded and they can no longer rely on a phony cover story to misinform the public, they resort to admitting—sometimes even volunteering—some of the truth, while still managing to withhold the key and damaging facts in the case. The public, however, is usually so intrigued by the new information that it never thinks to pursue the matter further," according to former special assistant to the Deputy Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, Victor Marchetti.
With so much power residing in the hands of the organization of journalists given exclusive access to the documents and tasked with investigating, it begs the question -- who or what is behind the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists?
It must be noted that the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists was launched by the Center for Public integrity – a group heavily funded by Putin arch-nemesis George Soros. Soros has been implicated in being a hidden hand behind numerous revolutions across the world.
Other groups that provide funding include:
The Rockefeller Family Fund
The Rockefeller Brothers Fund
Open Society Foundations (Soros)
W K Kellogg Foundation
Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting
Had the Mossack Fonseca documents been turned over to WikiLeaks, the information would have been released en mass, as to allow for a publicly searchable database that would allow for anyone to search the documents in detail. Instead, control of the information resides in the hands of corporate mainstream media, thus allowing them to cherry pick stories they deem "newsworthy," without allowing the public the ability to dig deeper into the information.
The ability for this leak to have been fomented for strategic governmental purposes cannot be disregarded. The fact that the consequential information contained within the leaked documents pertain almost exclusively to the power structure of other nations, while highlighting only "retireees, scammers and tax evaders," here in the U.S., according to a report in McClatchyDC, must be taken into account when attempting to analyze the true nature of this leak.
Be aware that this leak is most likely meant to distract attention away from the massive corruption of the global elite and keep attention away from their new favorite international tax haven - Reno, Nevada - operated by none other than the internationally renowned Rothschild Company. Please watch the important video below to gain clearer insight into this convoluted situation.
[author title="" image="https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/686105769691885568/ZXxXjzO2.jpg"]Jay Syrmopoulos is a political analyst, free thinker, researcher, and ardent opponent of authoritarianism. He is currently a graduate student at University of Denver pursuing a masters in Global Affairs. Jay's work has been published on Ben Swann's Truth in Media, Truth-Out, Raw Story, MintPress News, as well as many other sites. You can follow him on Twitter @sirmetropolis, on Facebook at Sir Metropolis and now on tsu.[/author]