Sunday, July 14, 2013

13-07-15 Jacob Frenkel - Thief in Chief for Bank of Israel Governor?

During a previous round as Governor of Bank of Israel, Frenkel had to refund a large sum of not allowed expenses he paid himself.  Under his tenure as Vice Chairman, AIG collapsed, but he claims no responsibiliy. On news that he was stopped for shoplifting in Hong Kong he claims "regretful misunderstanding"...  jz
JPMorgan Chase International Chairman Jacob Frenkel
JPMorgan Chase & Co. International Division Chairman Jacob Frenkel was supposed to be a shoo-in, a two-term former governor turned international businessman with the global contacts so useful to a small country. Photographer: Scott Eells/Bloomberg

Frenkel’s Bank of Israel Bid Hits Bump Over Old Incident

13-07-14 Snowden stuck in Moscow because US is likely to down any airplane that may carry him to Latin America!

The situation regarding Snowden is finally cleared: The reason Snowden is still stuck in Moscow is NOT the passport issue, but safety of passage from Moscow to Latin America. It looks like the US made air piracy an official policy...
And here is the legal question:
Isn't that state terrorism? All for the purpose of denying the People the truth about abuse by government...

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Obama Blocks Snowden's Asylum

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Stephen Lendman
Activist Post

On July 12, Russia Today (RT) headlined "US 'blocks my asylum:' Snowden human rights activists to airport meeting," saying:

Snowden remains stuck. He's in limbo. He's at Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport. He's in its transit area. A source told Interfax he'll meet with human rights organizations late Friday.

Airport spokeswoman Anna Zakharenkova said she "can confirm that such a meeting will take place."

Snowden invited a UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) representative, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, Transparency International and Poland's Krido Legal. Moscow officials weren't asked to come.

Russia's human rights commissioner Vladimir Lukin said he's willing to meet with Snowden. "I want to hear him out and then think what should be done," he said.
I think international organizations should take up this question. Snowden now is clearly in the situation of being a refugee from his country.
He "wishes to express his thoughts on the US campaign for his capture that has put other passengers heading to Latin America at risk as a result."

Snowden's letter to human rights groups said:
I have been extremely fortunate to enjoy and accept many offers of support and asylum from brave countries around the world. These nations have my gratitude. 
Unfortunately, in recent weeks we have witnessed an unlawful campaign by officials in the US government to deny my right to seek and enjoy this asylum under Article 14 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. 
The scale of threatening behavior is without precedent: never before in history have states conspired to force to the ground a sovereign President's plane to effect a search for a political refugee. 
This dangerous escalation represents a threat not just to the dignity of Latin America or my own personal security, but to the basic right shared by every living person to live free from persecution.