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The Fed Bailed Out A Libya-Owned Bank

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Here's one for the WTF files. While it is neither a secret that back in 2009 America had a thriving relationship with the world's suddenly most hated man Moammar Gaddafi (see "Obama is the first U.S. president to shake Gaddafi's hand") only to turn around and bomb him, nor is it surprising since after all when it comes to oil our administration will do anything and everything to procure it, no matter how many Nobel peace prizes are trampled in the process, it may come as a surprise to some that a bank majority owned by the Libya Central Bank, was the direct recipient of US taxpayer largesse in the form of discount window borrowing. Bloomberg writes that Arab Banking Corp., a lender part- owned by the Central Bank of Libya,
used a branch in New York to borrow at least $5 billion from the U.S.
Federal Reserve as credit markets seized up in 2008 and 2009. Indeed a quick word search through the compiled daily releases will confirm that the Fed dispersed funds to the Libya-owned venture on well over 30 occasions. And while we have querried in the past how it is possible that various Libyan financial interests managed to get past domestic Anti Money Laundering provisions, when it comes to direct funding from taxpayers would it be too much to ask of Ben Bernanke not to transact with institutions operating on behalf of various so-called tyrants, mutants and, broadly, Antichrists?

More from Bloomberg:

The bank, then 29 percent-owned by the Libyan state, drew $1.1 billion from the Fed’s so-called discount window in October 2008, Including $450 million during the week when hundreds of financial firms drew a record amount of emergency funding from the U.S lending program, according to data released by the Fed today. Arab Banking Corp. also owed about $4 billion to the Fed under other bailout programs in the fall of 2009, data released in December show.

The U.S. government has since frozen assets linked to the regime of Libyan ruler Muammar Qaddafi and engaged in air strikes against his military forces as they battle a rebel uprising in the North African country. Arab Banking Corp. received an exemption that allows the firm to continue operating while prohibiting it from engaging in any transactions with the government of Libya, according to the Treasury Department.

Libya’s stake in Manama, Bahrain-based Arab Banking Corp. increased to 59 percent in December 2010, the company said on Dec. 2.

David Siegel, treasurer of Arab Banking Corp.’s branch on Park Avenue in midtown Manhattan, declined to comment when contacted. The bank’s board is chaired by Mohammed Hussain Layas, chief executive officer of the Libyan Investment Authority. The CEO is Bahrain-based Hassan Ali Juma.


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Thu, 03/31/2011 - 18:20 | 1123071 AN0NYM0US
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To finance the many parties on St. Barths with celebs such as Beyonce, 50cent, Usher, Mariah Carey et al.  they don't come cheap


Mariah Carey has spoken out on the accusations that she received money to perform at a private party paid for by the family of Libyan dictator Muammar Qaddafi.

In an official statement, the singer admitted that she received the payment to perform in St. Barts on New Years Eve 2008 and admitted that she was foolish to do so.

Thu, 03/31/2011 - 18:35 | 1123161 the mad hatter
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The Fed seems to be bailing out everyone but me.

Thu, 03/31/2011 - 18:35 | 1123169 FunkyMonkeyBoy
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You'll be the one paying.

Thu, 03/31/2011 - 20:21 | 1123267 CitizenPete
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Party music and hookers financed by the Bernake, no doubt.  

Thu, 03/31/2011 - 20:40 | 1123565 Bicycle Repairman
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$1.2m to party with Beyounce for 1 hour?

Well worth it.

Thu, 03/31/2011 - 18:01 | 1123075 prophet
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Fed is AML exempt?

Thu, 03/31/2011 - 18:39 | 1123178 Zero Govt
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Yes of course Benny skips legislation, silly question really. Those who make the law are above the law, very easy to understand

You make the law based on a 0.0001% nominal chance (drug runner or terrorist) and you apply it to 99.9999% of innocent people.

What you do not do is apply it to the elite 0.00001% who are allowed to commit mass national fraud (mortgages) or apply it to the 0.00001% who are actually terrorists (Libya who blew up a passenger plane and armed the IRA)

No, no, no. The Bernank ignores all national financial, criminal and terrorist Laws and indeed goes a wee step further, he funds them. Yes Bernank rewards the fraudsters and terrorists with $billions of freshly minted Benny Bucks and the SEC stays as quiet as a Church mouse happy surfing for midget porn

The law, politics and BS ....sooner they're all gone the better

Thu, 03/31/2011 - 19:04 | 1123241 CitizenPete
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Meanwhile your traced on any transaction over $9K, you have to fill out reams of paper (with a call into the DOJ) to buy a pistol, and you get your balls and bunghole massaged by the TSA to get on a plane flight.   


God save the Fed!


We're all living in Amerika, Amerika, it's wunderbar.




Fri, 04/01/2011 - 04:53 | 1124333 Zero Govt
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cues at airports is one of my 'favourite' topics... also cues at traffic lights, cues at banks, cues at zombie (zebra) crossings... where do cues (bottlenecks) form? Everywhere Big Govt and Big Corps are because first they're too incompetent to process efficiently and second they love the feeling of power engendered by waisting other peoples time and treating them like cattle 

remember a Passport was insisted on by the State to prove who you were. But to whom? The State itself! But of course the 0.00001% who are criminals and terrorists are expert at faking Passports. So 99.9999% of the population carry this worthless piece of shit around and the State is no closer to catching the 0.00001% (ie. Passports are 100% redundent) 

the State is so bloody incompetent it has no idea who the 0.00001% of terrorists and criminals are so it checks 100% of people going through airports. That's because the onus is now on 99.9999% of the people to prove you're not a 0.00001% criminal or terrorist to the State because the State is too f'n dumb to find out itself and has to treat 99.9999% of people like they are ALL potential threats

Government, the dumbest fuking institution on the planet 

Thu, 03/31/2011 - 18:00 | 1123080 PicassoInActions
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They ask the money in advance - they knew one day we will bomb them, and they had to be prepared at our own expence.


Thu, 03/31/2011 - 18:02 | 1123081 OpenEyes
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I think the next couple of days will be interesting as more of this type of stuff comes out of the ridiculous amount of pdf's released by the Fed.  You just know that there are quite a few little stinkers like this buried in there.

This one will probably get picked up by some of the MSM just because of the amount of 'buzz' with Libya right now.

Thu, 03/31/2011 - 18:06 | 1123089 FunkyMonkeyBoy
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Criminality beyond all imagination...

... and the people sit idle while allowing themselves, their children, and their children's children to be financially raped. People will take anything. Proven.

Thu, 03/31/2011 - 18:11 | 1123116 luk427
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How can they see anything when their heads are burried in their crackberries waiting for the next text message. The heard is being led over the cliff.

Thu, 03/31/2011 - 18:48 | 1123194 EvlTheCat
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I would like to see your radical credentials where you are on the tireless front fighting the FED and the hypocrisy of the U.S. government?  Please?  No, honestly! Are you an automaton who sits in an ivory tower pointing fingers at everyone else hoping you will whip us up in such a frenzy that they will actually start the burning?

Lead by example or STFU!

If I had to guess you are probably PrintingPress Ben mocking everyone while stroking your inkjet under your desk!  Daring the people to try and stop you.

You are redundent..

Thu, 03/31/2011 - 22:37 | 1123867 aerojet
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Dude, what are we supposed to do?  The outrages come so fast and furious that is impossible to even keep them straight in our heads.  Now you want a country half full of people who possess a 6th grade reading capability to actually do something useful with all of this information?  You're asking for too much.

Thu, 03/31/2011 - 18:06 | 1123095 john milton
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"I love the smell of fresh money in the morning. Smells like... bail-out. ...

Thu, 03/31/2011 - 18:24 | 1123100 Youri Carma
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Remember we're on the side of al-Qaida now!

Al Qaeda Leader Dined for the Pentagon Just Months Soon after 9/11

Al-Qaeda 100% Pentagon Run

Funny details: British Army tells its soldiers to bribe Taliban with 'bags of gold'

Afghanistan: Troops Guarding the Poppy Fields and providing them means LulZ

Thu, 03/31/2011 - 18:07 | 1123102 Boilermaker
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How very gentlemanly and magnanimous of the Fed.  Bravo chaps...bravo.

What did they put for collateral?  Oh, that's not pertinent.  Move along now.

Can this get more surreal?

Thu, 03/31/2011 - 18:06 | 1123105 Rainman
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No wonder the Fed fought like hell to keep secrets. These banksters are all kissin' cousins, no matter their country of "official" operations. Their wallets are wired together at the hip.

Thu, 03/31/2011 - 20:43 | 1123571 Bicycle Repairman
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"kissin' cousins"


Thu, 03/31/2011 - 18:06 | 1123106 Dr. Porkchop
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So this little war is about securing oil, and mopping up the dirty little secrets they know 'ol Gaddafi had on them.

Thu, 03/31/2011 - 18:13 | 1123115 Hedgetard55
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So, Barry can't produce a certified birth certificate, now it turns out his SSN is fake. Only an idiot would be surprised at this.


The  worst thing is that he allowed a military officer to go to jail over Barry's legitimacy to be CIC, and now it turns out the officer was right.


Barry in an orange jumpsuit for life? We can only hope.



Thu, 03/31/2011 - 18:18 | 1123135 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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It is all being done on purpose to discredit the United States of America as a form of governemnt so corporations can rule the world.  Soon this country will be the United States of Nike.  It's gotta be the shoes.

Thu, 03/31/2011 - 18:45 | 1123187 Hedgetard55
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Mr. LH,


     I miss your little stories. You were my inspiration for the stories (well, only 3 so far) I threw on here about Bernanke hiding out in the NYC sewer system!

Thu, 03/31/2011 - 19:18 | 1123303 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Thanks Hedgetard.  Honestly [sigh] I have had a hard time with the comic relief lately.  A whiteness (the term for a flock of geese) has shat all over my comic relief.  Having a little difficulty laughing off Fuk and WW III.  Anyway, thanks again, and please direct me to your stories, I have not read them.

Thu, 03/31/2011 - 19:59 | 1123430 Hedgetard55
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Well, I threw them kind of randomly onto some ZH articles so I don't remember where now, but I will pick one of your entries/posts in the near future and put them under it.

Thu, 03/31/2011 - 19:02 | 1123233 Abitdodgie
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The UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (all caps) is a registered corporation and Obama is the CEO that is why he does not need a ssn because it is a privately owned corporation. It has nothing to do with the real United States of America , they just make you think it is the same thing. 

Thu, 03/31/2011 - 19:23 | 1123318 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Yes, but I will add that they would prefer to pay us all in stock options and do away with all currencie, soveirgn rights, and all that jazz.  They want to come out of the shadow and make it known that they own us.  It is true that the US government is  a corporation, that voting does not matter, etc, but they still do not like that we try to make our points.  They would rather we shut the fuck up. 

Thu, 03/31/2011 - 19:25 | 1123321 PuppetRepubl1c
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hmm, it appears to me this has already happened.  All legislation that is written is prepared by corporations/lobbyists, unless you think the average congressmen who golfs 8 hrs a day also has time to write up 3,000 page legal documents.


The congressmen don't even read the bills anymore, i suspect they stopped doing that decades ago.!



Thu, 03/31/2011 - 19:36 | 1123370 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Yes, it is true.  But imagine when the US government can not pay its debt, so JP Morgue becomes the last lender of resort.  What happens when the Fed fails its mandates and Goldman Sachs owns all the bills and bonds.  This is the end goal.  Do away with all goverments, and create a rise of firms.

Thu, 03/31/2011 - 18:12 | 1123117 tekhneek
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Tyler, did anyone convert the PDFs to raw text yet on your team? I can do that... we need a normalized database of this to crunch as a community.


Thu, 03/31/2011 - 18:14 | 1123127 bogey4
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"...would it be too much to ask of Ben Bernanke not to transact with institutions operating on behalf of various so-called tyrants, mutants and, broadly, Antichrists?"

Would there be any banks left?


Thu, 03/31/2011 - 18:16 | 1123131 Cdad
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Thu, 03/31/2011 - 18:15 | 1123130 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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None of this matters since the Bernank and the Fed are making a shit tonne of dollars (that is a viable metric for dollars I think) back on their investments.  Make us that money Bernank!  Make us that money!

Thu, 03/31/2011 - 18:20 | 1123136 tekhneek
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You're implying that they loaned this money out because they intended to profit?

Thu, 03/31/2011 - 18:35 | 1123167 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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That or Obama likes shaking something else of Gadaffi's.

Thu, 03/31/2011 - 21:02 | 1123589 knukles
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Nope, not at all.

They loaned it out so the folks to whom it was loaned could directly or indirectly spend the funds buying assorted products on or off the black markets, made by American companies or affiliates thereof, profits and salaries accruing thereto ultimately manifesting themselves in financial transfers, legal as he day is long, known as campaign contributions.  

Thence,  repeat, continue, wash, rinse, whatthefuckever. 

Thu, 03/31/2011 - 23:03 | 1123915 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Exactly.  Got to keep that money flowing.

Thu, 03/31/2011 - 20:56 | 1123611 knukles
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Moreover, t'would seem that if it were a private (giggle, giggle, snort, snort) organization unaffiliated with and not overseen by any governmental body, unaudited and with the power to create money to boot, the fucking organization would now be under investigation (announced loudly by the government for all far and wide to hear for populist political public attention) for financing terrorist activities.

Go get 'em folks.....
If I were a wise politician, I'd be loading up the ammo to side with the Pauls, et al right now, because this is gonna get ugly.  No wonder they fought so bloody tooth and nail to not disclose diddly squat.

And, just what the fuck was the collateral presented against these loans?  Not enough wire-able fucking securities in existence to take in on an eligible basis.

Fri, 04/01/2011 - 03:56 | 1124318 Urban Redneck
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There are a number of large legitimate industries that calculate bank deposits by the weight of the transaction (e.g. public transit).  The problem for the Bernak is that a digital dollar has no weight and is thus worthless.

Thu, 03/31/2011 - 18:18 | 1123132 Dr. Porkchop
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 when it comes to direct funding from taxpayers would it be too much to ask of Ben Bernanke not to transact with institutions operating on behalf of various so-called tyrants, mutants and, broadly, Antichrists?


But those are his best customers.

Thu, 03/31/2011 - 18:21 | 1123140 AUD
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Hardly surprising.

Did you know that throughout the entire Cold War the Eurodollar deposits of the Soviet Union were in fact cleared daily at the Federal Reserve?

Thu, 03/31/2011 - 18:36 | 1123164 magpie
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Then again one wonders how Somalian pirates and the Iranian banks manage their dollar reserves.

North Korea on the other hand has managed to frontrun the QEezing all along.

Thu, 03/31/2011 - 18:52 | 1123208 AUD
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They are cleared every day at the Fed.

Ultimately, every eurodollar deposit in a bank somewhere in the world is a liability with a bank that has a settlement account at the Fed, which are themselves the liability of the Fed.

The Fed is the ultimate arbiter of all $USD denominated liabilties. The only exception is physical USD notes, which can be traded hand to hand. That is not how international financial transactions work however.

Thu, 03/31/2011 - 18:23 | 1123141 johngaltfla
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Just doing the job the Congress wouldn't do. Or would it have?

Thu, 03/31/2011 - 18:24 | 1123145 Cdad
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You know Tyler, I'm sorry, but I am just going to have to flat NOT believe you on this count.  I'm sorry if this somehow besmirches your fine character, but the thought of Ben Bernanke bailing out K-Daffi Bank is simply too much for me to take in to my slowly martini-simmering noodle.

So...there was no Al-Q-K-Daffi bailout.  There.  Like a criminal syndicate Wall Street banker, I have said it and therefore made this discomfort go away.

Done.  Next.


Thu, 03/31/2011 - 18:30 | 1123156 Rainman
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....martinis. yum. Just remember martinis are like women's breasts. One not enough, three too many, two big ones just right. you probably already know that. 

Thu, 03/31/2011 - 19:07 | 1123245 Cdad
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Here here Rainman,

Two giant martinis = fun.  Three...not so much.  Four...divorce court.

Thu, 03/31/2011 - 21:03 | 1123628 knukles
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And getting your naked photo posted on line with the three titted tranny....
Senior position at the SEC

Thu, 03/31/2011 - 21:08 | 1123647 nmewn
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Thu, 03/31/2011 - 18:28 | 1123149 Fistfull of wor...
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Just when you think it can't get any more fucking unreal, it does.  So much for the "War on Terror" or "Eliminating Terrorist Financing." 

Welcome to Bizarro World, a.k.a. the current Banana Republik of Amerika.

Bombs Awaaaaaaaaaaaay Bitchez!!!

Thu, 03/31/2011 - 18:37 | 1123158 One_Eyed_Pony
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AND... let this be a lesson to you boys -n- girls, when you're late on your loan payments, Uncle Sugar is going to bomb the shit out of you!

If you want a good read about how the US screwed over Libya on FX... go the WIKILEAKS SECRET Libyan embassy telex's. Gesus, the US is the #1 dictorial/racketeering/extortionist mafioso thugs on the planet.


No wonder Uncle Sugar & company wanted to seize Libya's $30 Billion in assets and the Arab League wanted a cut of the Bahrain Ca$h/Manama Bank Stake

Thu, 03/31/2011 - 18:39 | 1123177 RobotTrader
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Like I said.

The Bernank is a freaking financial hero

Skying global markets when the fundamentals are flat at best, probably deteriorating

And allowing millions of deadbeat McBox owners live mortgage free, spurring one of the greatest spending booms of all time.

Everything from this point forward is going to get bailed out or monetized.

Why not?

With the recent success at skying cult retail stocks like LULU, PNRA, NFLX, FOSL up 300% - 600% in two years, the PigMen must have made an absolute fortune.

Other countries will do the same, because now everybody feels like the stock market is their meal ticket to riches, provided that the banks extend and pretend, sweep everything under the rug, spew forth trillions in electronic digits, and keep the official inflation rate at 2.9%.

Anybody have a better model of success to follow than that?


Thu, 03/31/2011 - 18:58 | 1123219 Youri Carma
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Yeah, everything fine and dandy for the sheople. Only one problem. No dollar as reserve currency anymore at the end of 2012. Everybody who still holds dollars at that time is taken by Bernankesan LOLz This country appears to have an off-balance-sheet, unrecorded debt burden of close to 500% of GDP! Can you say inflation?

U.S. Inflation Expands Beyond Food and Fuel Turkey Gold Beats Banks as Erdogan Fights Saver Inflation Fears The Next Crisis Will Be Ten Times Bigger US Dollar Decline to Accelerate


Thu, 03/31/2011 - 19:27 | 1123343 AUD
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Even empty matchboxes & unfinished real estate, circa Germany 1923?

Thu, 03/31/2011 - 19:44 | 1123394 Everybodys All ...
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Currency destruction, global ponzi, yeah brilliant. You will pay dearly when the bond market implodes.

Thu, 03/31/2011 - 18:43 | 1123183 bob_dabolina
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Bailing out a country via central bank induced inflation and then going to war with said country 2 years later while said dictator stashes tones of gold is the new killing it.

Thank you sir may I have another?


Thu, 03/31/2011 - 18:58 | 1123210 CitizenPete
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Your getting banking, governments, treason and morals all muddled up now.  Haven't you ever seen banking with Hitler?? Prescott Bush will set your pammy ass straight.

This is business, silly.  


President Donald will tell you all about how he ripped off Gaddafi.  But he probably ripped off Desmond Tutu as well.  Equal opportunity confidence man. 

Thu, 03/31/2011 - 18:52 | 1123211 nmewn
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Da rebels be playas...

"The Council also said it “designated the Central Bank of Benghazi as a monetary authority competent in monetary policies in Libya and the appointment of a governor to the Central Bank of Libya, with a temporary headquarters in Benghazi.”

Still trying to track down the rumor that rebels have "liberated" some of Quackdaffy's gold from the occasional bank they stumble across.

Kelley's Bedouins? ;-)

Thu, 03/31/2011 - 19:52 | 1123379 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Does anyone else still have Gadaffi saying, "Al-Qaeda, Al-Qaeda!" stuck in their head?  Kind of a mindfuck for people, like a splinter in the mind all of this double speak.  Al Qaeda is good, no wait, they are bad, wait, no, they are good...wait....

Gaddafi blames al-Qaeda:

Thu, 03/31/2011 - 20:39 | 1123561 nmewn
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Mr. Hendrix long time...sorry for the delay...had to get squire from ball practice. any group there's going to be a few bad apples by my reasoning.

But it might have been better to find out "what" these rebels were about before jumping into another mission creep kinda thing...odd there's no more MSM news out of Egypt after the Egyptian Army was reportedly caught checking females for virginity in the square...some sort of militaristic "Hymen Maneuver" no doubt ;-) 

I don't like this little adventure...personally I think Barry got played by the French &'s their deal, they should handle it.

Thu, 03/31/2011 - 22:16 | 1123815 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Barry gets played like a fiddle by, it appears, everyone.  Good to hear from you, nmewn.

Thu, 03/31/2011 - 18:59 | 1123223 oldmanagain
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What is this anti-christ junk?  Why not use child killing Communist as long as one is making up crap.

Thu, 03/31/2011 - 19:00 | 1123226 CulturalEngineer
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"The bank, then 29 percent-owned by the Libyan state, drew $1.1 billion from the Fed’s so-called discount window in October 2008..."

You know, with about $2,000... or a month or two of forbearance right at that exact same time... when my tenants defaulted in the main house... (I had built a granny-unit to live in so I could rent out house... and afford retirement... or so I thought)...

I could have avoided foreclosure and Wells Fargo could have had a house with money coming in! BUT NO! Wouldn't even take a month late payment!


And as you know, Mr. Stumpf... this isn't over (I'm legal but relentless and I'm asserting you guys did some serious no-no's)

P.S. And I wasn't even demanding a free house or even a mod... all I wanted was to stay in granny unit at fair rent... get new tenants and I would be willing to agree to sell to investor... But NO!!! Apparantly smarter to have house empty, get no income to Wells... and let house and neighborhood deteriorate... GOOD WEALTH MANANGEMENT TBTF BANK IDIOTS


Dear Mr. Stumpf,

Please correct both stupidity and illegal acts ongoing by your bank and shortsale department. Please call for details.


Your Pal Tom

(I'm just trying to be nice... I know how important personal relationships are in banking and you never know, me and old John could become good buddies!)

Thu, 03/31/2011 - 19:12 | 1123265 SoCalBusted
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WTF - Winning The Future!

Thu, 03/31/2011 - 19:25 | 1123325 chump666
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The FED has been backstopping the global banking system since 2008...they most certainly bailed out UBS and Barclays.

YEN USD swaps every essentially the FED has bailed out Japan



Thu, 03/31/2011 - 19:37 | 1123367 Everybodys All ...
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Global Ponzi ... If any financial advisor did what Bernanke gets away with everyday they would be in jail.

Thu, 03/31/2011 - 20:18 | 1123502 living on the edge
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I agree it's all a big global ponzi scheme, but none of these criminals are going to jail.

Thu, 03/31/2011 - 20:06 | 1123461 Herman Strandsc...
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I would have imagined that a bank in an oil rich nation would be self lubricating. Not needing to borrow like?

Thu, 03/31/2011 - 20:15 | 1123492 onlooker
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Were the missles we sent also loaned, or outright gifts??

Thu, 03/31/2011 - 20:28 | 1123530 medicalstudent
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depends if crime syncytium owns japan.



Thu, 03/31/2011 - 20:40 | 1123562 PulauHantu29
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Good! Maybe someday the Sheeples will wake up.

OIr they will sleep forever with the fish in quiet, deep under the sea...and very poor.

Thu, 03/31/2011 - 20:54 | 1123609 earnyermoney
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5 Billion dollars. And he has 7 Billion in gold. Anyone know how much gold he had prior to the visit to the FEDs discount window? Funny if he took that money and bought gold. No wonder the bankstas turned on his ass.

Thu, 03/31/2011 - 21:10 | 1123649 LMAOLORI
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Blood on obama's hands a couple of democrats have said the war is for oil and now civilians are dying as a result of the air strikes. In 2002 obama said a war to take out a dictator was dumb well who's the dummy now and why aren't more people talking about the blood on obama's hands????

Thu, 03/31/2011 - 22:26 | 1123844 knukles
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Now, now, let's mind our liberal, inclusive, politically correct, nondiscriminatory, secular hypocrisy. 
No criticism, little one.

And you won't be asked twice.

Thu, 03/31/2011 - 22:54 | 1123898 americanspirit
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I would ask any of you who care to investigate the government's incarceration of Edwin P. Wilson on charges of selling arms to Libya many years ago. Ed is an old friend of mine ( fair disclosure) and he has been kept in Marion Illinois for over 20 years for doing what the corrupt US government ordered him to do, then dumped him when it went bad. Ed doesn't deserve to die in jail, and he is a good man who worked hard for his country all his life. Please take a moment to look into what has happened to him, and do what you can to help.

Thu, 03/31/2011 - 23:55 | 1124007 Widowmaker
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Just like the rule of law is not applicable to banks, neither is the war on terror.

And US soldiers die for these fucking banks' freedoms to repress and abuse taxpayers while supporting dictators??  Banks are government sponsored terrorists.

Bernanke must be tried for treason and supporting the enemies that US citizens and soldiers die in the hands of.  No fucking excuses, Ben.

Anyone else fucking the enemy with uncle sam's dick?

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