Antechinus: 9/11 Insider Trading — Multiple Independent Reports

Antechinus

Antechinus

9/11 – The Evidence For Insider Trading

After 9/11, there were indications that traders with inside information had benefited financially from the terrorist attacks. The list was long and included traders in the US, Germany, Japan, France Luxembourg, the UK, Switzerland, Spain, and even Hong Kong. Ernst Welteke, President of the German Deutsche Bundesbank, told the Miami Herald that “a preliminary review by German regulators and bank researchers showed there were highly suspicious sales of shares in airlines and insurance companies, along with major trades in gold and oil markets, before September 11 that suggest … advance knowledge of the attacks. Welteke said that his researchers came across … almost irrefutable proof of insider trading.” Welteke himself was emphatic: “If you look at the movements in markets before and after the attacks, it really makes your brow furrow..”

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May 27

Mongoose: Counterintelligence Failure — FBI Goes After Diplomat — Stupid Agents Using Stupid Tools

Mongoose

Mongoose

Stupidity, both technical and human, looms large in the US Government.

When diplomats get punished for doing their jobs

The threat that government surveillance and national-security investigations pose for private citizens has been hotly debated for the past decade. Less understood is the damage done to government officials themselves when they fall into the dragnet. Raphel’s experience is a case study in what can happen when the government launches a toxic investigation without adequate due diligence.

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May 20

Berto Jongman: Populist Uprising in Europe with Frame Breakdown of Humanitarian Assistance System

Berto Jongman

Berto Jongman

Europe migrant crisis: EU faces ‘populist uprising’

Europe faces a “populist uprising” if it is unable to show people it can control the migrant crisis, former MI6 head Sir Richard Dearlove has said.

Angelina Jolie Pitt: Refugee system breaking down

Ms Jolie Pitt said that more than 60 million people – one in 122 – were displaced globally – more than at any time in the past 70 years. “This tells us something deeply worrying about the peace and security of the world,” she said, adding: “The average time a person will be displaced is now nearly 20 years.”

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May 18