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“Confucius said, “People may have the finest talents, but if they are arrogant and stingy, their other qualities are not worthy of consideration.” 
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Obama’s Brother Malik Obama: Investor For Muslim Brotherhood’s Money! 

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Report says Malik directs radical Islamic movement’s investments

NEW YORK – President Obama’s half-brother in Kenya could cause the White House more headaches over new evidence linking him to the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and establishing that controversial IRS supervisor Lois Lerner signed his tax-exempt approval letter.

http://politicalvelcraft.org/2013/08/20/exposed-obamas-brother-malik-obama-invests-muslim-brotherhoods-money/


FILE - This Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2004 file photo shows Malik Obama, the older brother of  US President Barack Obama, who holds an undated picture of Barak, left, and himself, center, and an unidentified friend in his shop in Siaya, eastern Kenya. President Barack Obama's polygamist half brother in Kenya has married a woman who is more than 30 years younger than him. The 19-year-old's mother told The Associated Press on Friday Oct. 15, 2010 she is furious that her daughter quit high school and married the 52-year-old. Malik Obama, who is Muslim, has two other wives. Polygamy is legal in Kenya if it falls under religious or cultural traditions.  (AP Photo/Karel Prinsloo)

pResident Barack Obama’s polygamist half brother in Kenya Malik Obama has married a woman who is more than 30 years younger than him. The 19-year-old’s mother told The Associated Press on Friday Oct. 15, 2010 she is furious that her daughter quit high school and married the 52-year-old. Malik Obama, who is Muslim, has two other wives. Polygamy is legal in Kenya if it falls under sharia. (AP Photo/Karel Prinsloo)


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Businessman Cleans Gangs Millions

A High Profile businessman has been laundering millions of euros stolen during a spree of nationwide robberies.

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A prolific burglary gang have linked up with well-known figure to profit form their operation.....The well known businessman- who is a household name ... which is the capital city of Ireland – has become a major target for .... the Organised Crime Unit, the Criminal assets Bureau and National Drugs Unit…A Source said: “These gang members are well-known to police …. they need someone who appears to be a legitimate businessman to launder the money,” “And that’s what this individual and some of his closest associates do – they are pumping the money into building projects and other such ventures while the general public don’t suspect a thing….”…..read the full story  in the INLNews.com website

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Monday Newspaper Review - Irish Business News and International Stories
By Finfacts Team
Jul 11, 2005, 06:55

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The Irish Independent reports that a money-laundering racket uncovered by the gardai was used by the Provisional IRA to 'cleanse' at least �5m (�7.2m) in sterling notes from the proceeds of the Northern Bank robbery.

The extent of the racket was revealed last night as gardai worked closely with the PSNI to build up a case against the masterminds of the scam.

The massive investigation, which involves several national garda units, is being carried out alongside inquiries into the Belfast robbery in which the IRA got away with 38m.

Senior garda officers are satisfied that the cash traced and seized in their investigation is directly linked to the robbery last December.

A detailed picture of the money trail emerged last night as inquiries continued here and overseas:

 Gardai seized 2.4m in used £20 notes stashed into holdall bags in the basement of a bungalow owned by Cork financier Ted Cunningham whose firm, Chesterton Finance Company, is alleged to have been used to help launder the cash.

 Another £1.5m in new sterling notes went up in smoke when a man in Passage West burnt the cash in his fireplace after the scam organisers panicked because they feared the new notes could be traceable.

 The remaining �1.1m was identified in the paper trail across a series of financial institutions and has either been seized or spent.

Gardai recovered almost £0.5m of the latter tranche when they were either contacted by businessmen or raided houses or business premises in Cork city, Douglas, Millstreet, Co Cork; Killarney and Rathmore, Co Kerry; Tullamore, Co Offaly; and Dunboyne, Co Meath.

Detectives also seized £93,000 in a Daz washing powder packet after searching a jeep at Heuston rail station in Dublin. Gardai surrounded the jeep on the afternoon of February 16 after an intelligence tip-off resulted in the monitoring of two Derry men who travelled to Dublin in the vehicle to meet a suspected republican, who had travelled from Cork.

Gardai allege that the money had previously been taken south from Derry in sterling to be 'laundered', and was being handed back in 'clean' euro notes when it was seized.

At that stage, the garda investigation had already been under way for about nine weeks and the intelligence about the meeting in Dublin forced officers into moving against a number of suspects at the centre of their inquiries.

Apart from raiding Cunningham's home in the village of Farran, 10 miles outside Cork city, gardai detained two other men and a woman - including a Sinn Fein activist who had been a former councillor and party election agent.

But from a total of seven arrests, only one person has so far been charged and he is now awaiting trial on accusations of being a member of an illegal organisation.

Last month, the PSNI carried out a series of raids in Derry and seized more than �30,000 in 11 searches of houses and businesses; while a related raid was carried out by gardai in Co Donegal.

The Northern Bank estimates the IRA made off with about �9.9m, but the rest of the missing money has not yet surfaced.

The money trail has also led overseas, and gardai have made visits to Britain and to Bulgaria where an Irish-based company had intended to invest in property.

A number of bank accounts had been set up by the company in relation to its legitimate investment plans following a visit to Sofia by an Irish delegation that included Ted Cunningham and Phil Flynn, a former vice president of Sinn Fein and senior trade unionist.

The Irish Independent also reports that Cognotec, the foreign exchange trading software group headed by Brian Maccaba, lost $4.9m in 2003 to take its accumulated deficit to $91.65m, the latest accounts show.

The huge accumulated losses meant that the company's liabilities exceeded its assets by $915,785, causing auditors Ernst & Young to warn that this balance sheet situation may require the convening of an extraordinary general meeting.

"The balance sheet shows an excess of liabilities over assets and, in our opinion, on that basis there did exist at 30 November 2003, a financial situation which under Section 40 (1) of the Companies (Amendment) Act 1983 may require the convening of an extraordinary general meeting of the company," the auditors noted.

According to the financial statement, the accounts were prepared on a going-concern basis as the directors believe current working capital is sufficient to meet the needs of the company until positive cash flow is generated.

 

Turnover for the year to November 30 2003 was $12.6m, down from almost $15m the previous year.

Staff numbers dropped from 91 in 2002 to 57 in 2003.

The average staff cost is $8,294.

Directors' remuneration shot up by 88pc in the period to $552,285, although it is unclear how many directors were paid in 2003, as four directors resigned that year.

The Maccaba-headed company paid corporation tax of $326,366 in the period but a note in the accounts shows it had a tax loss carried forward at year end of $80.4m. The group had debts of $11.55m, according to the accounts.

Maccaba, one of the highest profile Irish businessmen during the tech boom at the end of the nineties, hit the front pages for all the wrong reasons last year. He lost a case against a London rabbi over lurid allegations about his private life.

During what became known as the 'Indecent Proposal case' - echoing the plot of the Hollywood film starring Robert Redford - Mr Maccaba had accused a rabbi of spreading "poisonous" allegations that he was a "sexual predator" and "serial adulterer" who chased after young married Jewish women.

The entrepreneur is thought to have been hit with legal costs of nearly �3m, the longest slander case in legal history.

Maccaba founded Cognotec in Dublin in 1991 and the company has raised about $90m from international investors, including SoftBank and Warburg Pincus.

The Irish Times reports that Dublin solicitor Brian O'Donnell has emerged as the preferred bidder for a �115 million (�167.43 million) office property in London's docklands, less than four months after he spent �135 million on a neighbouring development.

Mr O'Donnell, a former managing partner of William Fry, and his wife Dr Mary Patricia O'Donnell were told late last week that they had beaten off a number of other wealthy bidders, including at least two Irish businessmen, to win control of 17 Columbus Courtyard in Canary Wharf.

 


The 18,600 square-metre office building is currently occupied by investment bank, Credit Suisse First Boston on a letting agreement that has another 23 years to run.

The occupancy yields about �6.5 million each year in rent.

Mr O'Donnell, who was advised on the deal by the corporate finance team at Deloitte in Dublin, will buy the property from the Canary Wharf Group.

He is thought to have submitted a highly-leveraged bid that could see him put down less than �20 million of his own funds.

His status as preferred bidder means he has been selected ahead of at least four other would-be buyers.

These are thought to have included two prominent Irish businessmen who were respectively advised by Bank of Ireland Private Banking and KPMG.

Other interested parties included a Middle Eastern consortium and a teachers' pension fund from the US.

The Columbus Courtyard is just the second building to be sold off by Canary Wharf since the group was taken private by Morgan Stanley's Songbird consortium a year ago.

Mr and Mrs O'Donnell bought the first such property, 15 Westferry Circus, in March just days after the British Chancellor, of the Exchequer Gordon Brown, abolished stamp duty in "deprived" areas, including Canary Wharf.

Stamp duty could previously have been charged at 4 per cent of the purchase price.

The yield of about 5.5 per cent that the O'Donnells will draw from the Columbus building marks a decline from the 6.2 per cent that came with 17 Westferry Circus, with the fall linked to the downward movement in UK swap rates in the interim.

The 17 Columbus Courtyard property was built in 1998 and has been occupied by Credit Suisse First Boston from the start.

The Irish Times says that Taoiseach Bertie Ahern successfully fought off moves to harmonise European tax rates in the troubled draft constitutional treaty for the European Union (EU).

But a new battle on taxation may now be looming after the Austrian Chancellor Wolfgang Schuessel suggested that the EU could part-fund its budget with a levy on international financial transactions.

Such a tax is unlikely to find support on Merrion Street. It would hit Ireland harder than most EU members, given the very high level of international transaction in the IFSC in Dublin.

Yet Mr Schuessel, who takes over the EU's rotating presidency at the end of this year, said said it should not continue to be the case that "every euro that we need for [ the EU] is drawn from national budgets".

Interviewed in the German newspaper Bild am Sonntag, he said fundamental budget reform was required to that provide the EU with its own source of cash.

"I suggest there should be an automatic financing mechanism for part of the EU budget - for example through taxation of international financial transactions," he said.

About half the EU's budget, worth �106.3 billion in 2005, is paid for by contributions from member states based on their gross national product (GNP). The rest comes mainly from levies on agricultural imports and customs duties and VAT .

EU leaders meeting in Brussels last month failed to agree on the bloc's 2007-2013 funding and Mr Schuessel said budget talks were becoming "ever more brutal". He warned that if the EU was not given its own source of cash, there would be an "unprecedented scrap over distribution".

His proposal for a tax on international transactions similar to one made by French President Jacques Chirac to help fight Aids.

The Irish Examiner reports that recruitment activity remained buoyant in the second quarter of the year, Bank of Ireland said yesterday. 

The bank said the level of job advertising in the three months to June was 6% ahead of the same period last year and the retail and professional sectors were particularly strong. 

Chief economist Dan McLaughlin said the demand for labour continued to grow strongly and immigration was playing �a key role� in filling the gap between demand and Irish-based supply.

�Ireland is at full employment and this pace of job creation is significantly outstripping the growth in the indigenous supply of labour, so the balance can only be met by tapping into the excess supply of labour available across the EU,� said Dr McLaughlin.

Job ads in the financial sector were 48% ahead of the same quarter last year, while ads placed by retailers were 35% higher. 

There were 20% more professional jobs on offer, but slowdowns were recorded in construction, information technology and manufacturing, where job ads were down by around 15%.

The Irish Examiner also reports that Irish people who regularly buy goods and services over the internet believe it is a relatively safe method of shopping, according to a new EU survey. 

Just over 2% of customers who made purchases online experienced difficulty in obtaining redress or repair following an initial complaint.

Some 3.6% of respondents said they were annoyed that delivery costs were higher than anticipated, while 3% complained that suppliers failed to provide a satisfactory response to a complaint. 

Only 1.4% of e-shoppers in Ireland expressed concern about a lack of security with regards to payment over the internet with just half that number experiencing fraudulent use of either credit or debit cards. 

The most frequent complaint by Irish internet users was the fact that delivery times were longer than promised a fault experienced by almost 7% of those who bought goods online.

The Financial Times reports that European Union (EU) regulators have expressed concerns that any US government decision to prosecute the US business of KPMG, one of the big four accounting firms, could badly damage the already-concentrated audit market.

The regulators have stopped short of demanding that the US government refrain from bringing criminal charges against KPMG for past tax work but they do not want to see the number of big accounting firms falling to three.

Arthur Andersen, once the world's biggest accounting firm, collapsed after the US justice department brought criminal charges against its US partnership in 2002.

KPMG could suffer a similar fate if the department presses criminal charges against its US partnership over past sales of tax avoidance products to clients.

A decision is expected soon but the justice department and KPMG declined to comment.

KPMG, Deloitte, Ernst & Young and PwC dominate the auditing of multinational companies.

Since Andersen's demise, regulators have often expressed concerns about the high concentration of the audit market and the lack of choice big companies have.

European regulators accept they cannot interfere with the US justice department's decision on KPMG but they are concerned about the potential consequences.

An official at the European Commission said: "It was already an issue going down to four big accounting firms. Obviously, having only three would be an even bigger problem."

Some European regulators have relayed their concerns about the potential consequences of the KPMG case to their counterparts in the US.

Andersen's international network of accounting businesses disintegrated after the justice department pressed obstruction of justice charges against its US partnership, which had been auditor to Enron, the energy company that collapsed in 2001.

The US Justice Department's investigation into KPMG's US business focuses on sales of tax avoidance products to clients between 1998 and 2002.

Last month KPMG admitted some former partners had engaged in unlawful conduct during that period.


 

The Financial Times also reports that at the end of a shortened, dramatic trading week, shares on Wall Street went out on high after good economic news prevailed over terrorist attacks and surging oil prices.

With no trading on Monday because of the Fourth of July holiday, oil prices, spurred on by a vicious hurricane season that threatens the country�s oil supplies, continued to be of major concern on Wall Street.

Positive data on unemployment and consumer confidence coupled with some strong figures from the US earning season helped the markets to weather the storm and all three indices rose more than 1 per cent on Friday.

Friday�s data showed from the Labor Department showed that US employers added 146,000 jobs in June. This was below Wall Street forecasts, but the unemployment rate fell to its lowest since September 2001, a government report showed. �What we have seen is a tug of war between politics and corporate fundamentals,� said Quincy Krosby, chief investment strategist at The Hartford.

One such corporate fundamental was the gains made by Alcoa, the world�s biggest aluminium maker, that on Friday posted the best quarterly profit in its history. Its shares gained 4.3 per cent on Friday, taking it to $27.20. Over the week it was up 4.1 per cent.

By the close, the Dow Jones Industrial Average had climbed 1.4 per cent to 10,449.14 and the broader S&P 500 was up 1.2 per cent at 1,211.86. The technology heavy Nasdaq gained 1.8 per cent, taking it to 2,112.88.

Since the close of trade last Friday the Dow was up 1.4 per cent, the S&P 1.2 per cent and the Nasdaq 1.8 per cent.

The recovery makes for a striking contrast with other recent atrocities that sent markets reeling and showed traders now fully �price in� terrorism. While the markets recovered in one session from the London blast, it took the S&P 500 more than two years to recover to its pre-September 11 levels. It took 14 session to recover from the Madrid blasts.

The market was helped in its swift recovery, said Ms Krosby, in part because of the impressive show of resolve by Tony Blair and George Bush and because of strong underlying consumer and economic news.

One of the most striking comebacks of the week was by the airline industry, which was badly hit by the double whammy of an oil spike and a terrorist attack but still managed to rally. The Amex Airline index was up 1.8 per cent at 48.03. Delta shares rose by 3.6 per cent on Friday after its share price plummeted in the wake of the news from London. However, it was still down 6 per cent over the week, finishing at $3.50.

The tourist sector also made a comeback with the Marriott International hotel group up on last Friday by1.2 per cent at $69.49. The cruise operator Carnival also recovered after Thursday, and ended the week virtually unchanged at $54.74.

Ms Quincy said the continued good health of America�s shoppers had also helped to lift markets.

�The consumer confidence figures and the good retail sales showed that, despite higher prices at the pump, the US consumer is still alive and well,� he said.

Wal-Mart, the world�s biggest retailer, certainly had a good week with shares up 3.4 per cent at $49.90. The company was helped by an announcement on Thursday that its June same-store sales rose 4.5 per cent, helped by seasonal merchandise such as air conditioners and summer clothes.

Shares of Gap were up 5.8 per cent at $20.97 and Target advanced 4.3 per cent, to $56.93.

By mid-week, Exxon was among the biggest drags on both the Dow and the S&P 500, falling 1.7 per cent to $59.11 on Wednesday. However, it finished 1.9 per cent up from the previous week at $59.40.

The most dramatic gains of the week came from a group of little-known specialist security companies that saw their shares leap on the terrorist news from London.

Ipix and Digital Recorders, two companies that make surveillance devices, both saw their share prices jump on the news of the London attacks. Ipix soared 23.7 per cent on the day before finishing the week 2.8 per cent higher at $2.90.

Wolfgang Munchau in the FT, under a headline Europe must tackle terrorism, writes:  

We do not know the next target of the terrorists after Madrid and London. Maybe Rome, where prime minister Silvio Berlusconi will be facing an election next year. Or maybe Copenhagen. The Danish government also helped US President George W. Bush in the war against Iraq. But the surprise of the timing of the London attack reminds us that the terrorists do not usually behave as we expect them to.

The French and Germans also have reason to fear that Paris and Berlin, too, may be future targets despite their governments� opposition to the Iraq war.

But even if we have no clue where the al-Qaeda network will strike next, we know they operate on a pan-European level. After September 11, al-Qaeda has focused increasingly on the Middle East and Europe, which are today far more vulnerable and less prepared to cope with terrorist attacks than the US.

One reason is the way the European Union has chosen to organise the fight against terrorism. Anti-terrorism is not the business of the EU and its institutions. Europol, the EU�s nascent police services, has extended its official remit to include anti-terrorism. But it hardly matters. The fight against terrorism has remained primarily the job of national agencies, intelligence services and police forces. They were set up at a time when the main terrorist threat in Europe was indeed national � the IRA in the UK, Eta in Spain, Baader-Meinhof in Germany or the Red Brigades in Italy.

The trouble is that the al-Qaeda terrorists are thinking more European than Europe�s national anti-terrorism agencies. It is therefore a legitimate question to ask whether our present institutional set-up is still appropriate. Or rather, whether it is the best conceivable system we could think of, whether we would reinvent it in this manner if it did not exist today.

The answer to all these questions is an emphatic No. If we had to build a new system from scratch, we would not establish independent national systems in each country. After the Madrid bombings last year, the EU only went so far as to set up an embryonic anti-terrorism unit, headed by the Dutchman Gijs De Vries, the European co-ordinator for counter-terrorism.

As his title suggests, the main job at EU level is co-ordination. It is essentially a bureaucratic agency, very much the kind of thing one would expect the EU to do. Mr De Vries is not the head of a European Central Intelligence Agency. He has no agents in the field. His job is to provide a bird�s-eye view analysis of terrorist threats in Europe.

There has been some good progress in bringing together national security and anti-terrorism analysts as part of Mr de Vries�s activities. The European arrest warrant and the setting up of joint investigation teams of national police forces were also helpful.

While the EU has a limited role in intelligence analysis, it has no operational responsibilities. The defenders of the status-quo always say there already exists a great deal of co-operation between the national security services, on a �need-to-know� basis, mostly bilaterally or trilaterally. We are assured � and have no reason to disbelieve � that this system works reasonably well. The agencies have apparently prevented several deadly attacks. One case we know of occurred in December 2001 when French and German police foiled a terrorist attempt to blow up the Christmas market in Strasbourg.

Despite these successes, it is doubtful that this is the best the EU can do. Richard Falkenrath, a former White House adviser on homeland security, has argued that the EU should tear down the wall between military intelligence and civil law enforcement.

The EU is the natural level at which to base an effective homeland security agency, comprising an analytical and an operation arm.
>The reason is that the EU has become a deeply integrated political and economic area. In the so-called Schengen area, citizens enjoy passport-free travel. Travelling to the non-Schengen parts of the EU is not difficult either. In such an area it would be nonsensical to have different standards of airport security or different national systems for the protection of the EU�s external borders.

You might say that this is politically impossible. After all, national security is at the heart of national sovereignty. But this is not how the EU�s citizens see it. Opinion polls � even in eurosceptic Britain � suggest a large majority want the EU to fight terrorism. They no longer believe that national governments can deliver the appropriate level of security in the EU.

This is the fundamental trouble with the EU. It does what it should not be doing, such as running discriminatory agricultural price support systems, while it does not what it should be doing, such as fighting terrorism and providing security.

We have all marvelled at the stoicism and defiance of Londoners in the aftermath of Thursday�s attacks. But it is not our attitude that will defeat terrorism. It is the way we organise the fight. We should have had a fundamental debate about the effectiveness of our anti-terrorism systems after the Madrid bombing last year. We urgently need it now.

The New York Times reports that  Goldman Sachs and Allianz of Germany are in talks to acquire a $1 billion stake in China's largest state-owned bank, the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, according to a person briefed on the discussions.

The talks come at a time when some of the world's biggest financial institutions are rushing into China to acquire stakes in some of the country's large but troubled state-owned banks ahead of planned initial public offerings in the next few years. The Bank of America said last month that it would pay $3 billion for a 9 percent stake in the nation's third-largest lender, the China Construction Bank, which is expected to offer shares to the public late this year.

And UBS said last month that it was considering investing as much as $500 million in the Bank of China, another huge state-owned bank.

"All the big financial institutions want a piece of the action," said Jack J. T. Huang, who oversees China coverage for the law firm Jones Day in Taipei, Taiwan. "This is not necessarily a rational decision when you look at the numbers. But these institutions believe the government won't allow these banks to fail. They will step in to help them succeed."

I.C.B.C. has nearly 400,000 employees, more than 100 million customers and about $500 billion in assets. It is unclear how large a stake in the bank Goldman and Allianz may get. The negotiations were reported by the South China Morning Post in Hong Kong on Saturday.

Goldman and other large investment banks may be positioning themselves to help take the banks public in the next few years in deals that could result in hundreds of millions of dollars in investment banking fees.

Citigroup was initially expected to help take China Construction Bank public, but bankers said that deal is now likely to be handled by Morgan Stanley and its Chinese joint venture partner, the China International Capital Corporation, after Citigroup passed on buying a stake.

But the huge investments could be risky for some of the financial institutions because China's banking system has been struggling for years with massive debts, poor management and deep-rooted corruption.

The Chinese government has consistently stepped in to help bail out the banks. For example, it injected $45 billion into the China Construction Bank and the Bank of China in 2003. And analysts say the government is determined to revitalize the nation's banking system as it prepares to open the market to foreign banks.

I.C.B.C. is one of the most troubled. For years, the bank has racked up bad loans tied to poorly operating state-owned enterprises. It has also been plagued by corruption. In the past year, more than 350 I.C.B.C. officials were punished after an auditor found over $800 million in irregularities at the bank. Some bank officials were arrested on charges of trying to steal about $900 million.

The bank has also been a victim: a private company used forged documents to borrow nearly $900 million from the bank, according to reports in state news outlets.

But analysts say the government has pressed the big financial institutions to help clean up the banking system by taking sizable stakes in the four largest state-owned banks, which also include the Agricultural Bank of China.

Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley - considered the two most powerful foreign investment banks in China - have each purchased a substantial number of bad loans from China's financial institutions.

Goldman, J. P. Morgan Chase and I.C.B.C. have also teamed up to agree to loan about $9 billion to the China National Offshore Oil Corporation, one of China's largest state-owned oil companies, if it succeeds in acquiring theUnocal Corporation, an American company. The Chinese oil company, known as Cnooc, is in a bidding war with Chevron over Unocal, and Goldman and J. P. Morgan are Cnooc's financial advisers in that effort.

Indeed, Goldman has moved aggressively in recent years to strengthen its operations in China and solidify its ties to the government in the expectation that the country could some day be a source of billions of dollars in profits.

Henry M. Paulson Jr., Goldman's chairman, has made dozens of trips to China in recent years. And last year, Goldman agreed to donate $67 million to the government to bail out a Chinese brokerage firm.

Goldman then got approval to form a joint venture that could operate in China's domestic securities market. Altogether Goldman's investment in the joint venture is expected to top $200 million in the first few years.

Goldman has ample money to invest in a deal now. It finished raising $8.5 billion in April for Goldman Sachs Capital Partners V, one of the largest investment funds created this year.

The NYT says that banner ads, the Internet's favorite petri dish, have begun yet another round of experimentation, this time as shopping assistants.

Late last month, Chitika (pronounced CHIH-tih-ka), an advertising company based in Marlborough, Mass., began testing eMiniMalls, a technology that scans a Web page, chooses a product the reader might be interested in, then displays banner ads that are miniature shopping comparison pages, with prices, product reviews and links to merchants.

Analysts and online executives say the idea may find a market if consumers can overcome their longstanding habit of ignoring anything that appears in a rectangular box toward the top of a Web page.

"I know it's interactive, and shopping search is a good idea, but it's still perceived as this thing, this space," said Gary Stein, an analyst with Jupiter Research, an online consultancy. "Banners just aren't all that great at attracting attention."

Chitika's unusual approach to banners is aimed at attracting attention. The ads, which are being tested by a handful of online publishers, including the college savings site Upromise.com, allow users to click on different tabs to view various features of a product without being whisked away to another site.

For instance, on a client's Web page that mentions MP3 players, Chitika could instantly send to the publisher a banner ad featuring iPods available at three different retailers. Next to the merchants' names and their prices, users could click on a tab to see brief product reviews, descriptions and quotes about iPods from selected online Web logs. Only when users click on a merchant's link are they taken to the retailer's product page for that item.

At that point, the merchant pays a fee averaging about $1, whether there is a purchase or not, to Chitika, which shares an undisclosed portion with Shopping.com, the product comparison site that feeds merchant and product data to Chitika.

Indeed, the affiliation with Shopping.com is one of two fairly strong factors that could help Chitika gain the attention of advertisers and publishers. Besides the ascendancy of shopping search engines, there is a growing appetite among publishers for so-called contextual advertising.

Online merchants and investors have grown fond of shopping comparison sites in the last year. Sites like Shopzilla, Shopping.com, Nextag, Pricegrabber and others were visited by about one-third of all active online users in the United States in May, according to Nielsen/NetRatings, an Internet consultancy. Those numbers will probably climb during the holiday season, when shoppers look to comparison sites for bargains and gift ideas.

Merchants, who typically pay to list their products on the shopping sites, report fairly good success in attracting customers this way. The resulting increases in shopping search revenues at Shopping.com and Shopzilla led to those companies being bought last month, when eBay acquired Shopping.com for $620 million, and E. W. Scripps, the media company, purchased Shopzilla for $525 million.

Google has helped invigorate the market for contextual ads, with its AdSense service. In that program, publishers devote a certain amount of space - typically near the bottom of the page - to text advertisements. Google scans the Web page and plugs in text ads for products that are somehow related to its content. When someone clicks on an ad, Google sends the publisher a commission.

AdSense has gained a huge following over the last two years among Web publishers, who particularly like that Google sells and places the ads on their behalf.

Chitika can offer the same benefits to publishers, while also offering them the ability to control what goes into the banner and, in the near future, when and how its banners can be displayed. For instance, they may opt to leave the Chitika ads aside until readers click on pages for which the publisher has been unable to attract high-paying advertisers. Or, they may block the listings of merchants who compete with the publisher's existing ad clients. Chitika clients may also eschew the banner format in favor of a square display.

According to Venkat Kolluri, Chitika's chief executive, a handful of mostly small publishers began testing the service in the last week of June, including bloggers, home decorating sites and a site offering money-saving advice. Mr. Kolluri said "several hundred" more publishers have applied to receive the ads - a process that requires no fees, and the insertion of only one line of computer code to pages on which the ads will appear.

Mr. Kolluri said early results suggest that people click on more than 1 percent of the eMiniMall ads they see, compared with the industry average of less than half of 1 percent for banner ads.

For now, the biggest publisher to sign up for the eMiniMalls is Upromise, which offers its members the ability to open a college fund with cash rebates they receive by shopping at certain merchants.

David Coppins, vice president of the online mall for Upromise, said his site would introduce eMiniMalls on the site's home page before the end of September. The eMiniMalls will feature only products from the site's 350 retail affiliates.

"I've been dying to do something like this," he said, "but it would've involved us changing our backend systems."

For now, Shopping.com will retain the rights to distribute its listings through Chitika, but Mr. Kolluri said he planned to solicit other shopping search engines, so the engines would be competing to offer the best terms to merchants.

Josh Wetzel, director of business development for Shopping.com, which is based in Brisbane, Calif., said Chitika's initiative could help Shopping.com increase exposure for merchants. "I definitely think it's got a future," he said. "It's taking the AdSense idea to the next step, and making it very specific to commerce."

Corey Jeffery, an analyst with Nielsen/NetRatings, said the concept was so close to Google's AdSense model, in fact, that Chitika "should keep an eye in their rearview mirror."

Google would not say if it might consider a similar offering, but even if it did not, others could be watching for the market's response to Chitika, Mr. Jeffery said.





 
 

Heads Up: Rothschild Bankers Who Screwed Everyone In Ireland Are Finally On Trial: Ireland Joins Iceland, Egypt, Russia, Hungary, China, & Iran


 
 
Over a million Catholic emaciates who survived England's genocide against them left Ireland during the induced Great Famine.  Now, they are commemorated at Custom House Quay
Over a million Catholic emaciates who survived England’s genocide against them left Ireland during the induced Great Famine. Now, they are commemorated at Custom House Quay

 
 
 
Guy Fawkes ~ Father Of Vendetta Anonymous.
Guy Fawkes ~ Father Of Vendetta Anonymous.
This week in Dublin, three former executives of the now-defunct [Rothschild] Anglo Irish Bank went on trial for illegal practices that eventually crashed the economy, leading to an 85 billion euro bailout by the government – aka still-angry taxpayers.
Years in the making, the complex trial is expected to last up to six months, involving 24 million documents, 800 witness statement and over 300 jury volunteers who have been warned they won’t be chosen if they’re too peeved to be “fair,” even though the banksters evidently weren’t.
England's National Holiday ~ The Burning Of Guy Fawkes Effigy Night. General George Washington Outlawed This Anti-Catholic practice by puritans.
England’s National Holiday ~ The Burning Of Catholic Guy Fawkes Effigy. General George Washington Outlawed This Anti-Catholic practice by puritans.
On this day in 1775, Continental Army commander in chief General George Washington condemns his troops’ planned celebration of the British anti-Catholic holiday, Guy Fawkes Night.
In his general orders for the day, Washington criticized “that ridiculous and childish custom of burning the Effigy of the pope,” part of the traditional Guy Fawkes celebration.
He went on to express his bewilderment that there could be “Officers and Soldiers in this army so void of common sense” and berated the troops for their inability to recognize that “defense of the general Liberty of America” demanded expressions of “public thanks” to the  Catholics who Washington believed to be necessary allies, and wrote that he found “monstrous” any actions, which might “be insulting their Religion.”
On the night of November 5, 1605, [This was the same year the Puritan Parliment genocide of Catholics In Dublin, Ireland Came To An End] the conspiracy by English Catholics to kill King James I and replace him with his Catholic daughter, Princess Elizabeth, was cut short by the arrest of Guy Fawkes, who had been charged with placing gunpowder under the Houses of Parliament.
The plot involved digging a tunnel under the Palace of Westminster, filling it with gunpowder and then triggering a deadly explosion during the ceremonial opening of Parliament, which would have resulted in the death of not only James I, but also the leading Protestant nobility. From then on, November 5 was celebrated in Britain and its colonies with a bonfire burning either Guy Fawkes or the Roman Catholic Pope in effigy.
Tho the corrupt Puritan Parliament may have got Fawkes in 1606, this same corrupt Puritan Parliament, would be executed by King Charles II in 1660 for usurping the laws of England.
In a short 28 years later after the execution of Guy Fawkes, in what was to Become The United States Of America, Father Andrew White in 1634 stepped upon Maryland [For Religious Freedom] named after Henrietta Maria (King Charles 1~ Catholic Wife From France).
The Severe Persecution Of Roman Catholics In England, Allowed Them Dispensation From King Charles 1st., To Leave England [For Religious Freedom] And Settle In What Was To Become Maryland In 1634. This Was 98 Years Before The Birth Of George Washington And 142 Years before The Declaration Of Independence In 1776.
In a short 28 years later after the execution of Guy Fawkes, in what was to Become The United States Of America, Father Andrew White in 1634 stepped upon Maryland named after Henrietta Maria (King Charles 1~ Catholic Wife From France). On the day of the Annunciation of the Most Holy Virgin Mary, in the year 1634,” continues Father White, ” we celebrated on this island the first Mass which had been ever offered up in this part of the world.
Father White 1634
On the day of the Annunciation of the Most Holy Virgin Mary, in the year 1634,” continues Father White, ” we celebrated on this island the first Mass which had been ever offered up in this part of the world.
Published on Feb 20, 2014
Corrupt Christopher Dodd Responsible Fo Crashing The Economy In U.S. with Dodd/Frank & Basel III Is Hiding Out In Ireland.  Maybe he would want to rethink his choice now?
Corrupt Christopher Dodd Responsible For Crashing The Economy In U.S. with Dodd/Frank & Basel III Is Hiding Out In Ireland.
Maybe he would want to rethink his choice now?
Particularly damning have been tape recordings of the executives laughingly discussing the bailout amount, which one says he “picked (out) of my arse.” This should and could have been done here, and many of us are in fact – still waiting for it to be done here in The United States Of America.
Iran Rothschild

Rothschild Too Big To Jail? Russia, Egypt, Iceland, Iran, China, & Hungary Say No!

Now Ireland Joins The Growing Numbers Of Nation States Putting Rothschild’s NWO To Court!

The Shooting Of A Rothschild Czar. First Traitor Of The United States Is The Piece Of Shit Alexander Hamilton.
The Shooting Of A Rothschild Czar By Vice President Aaron Burr. First Traitor Of The United States Is The Piece Of Shit Alexander Hamilton.
The deal was announced quietly, just before the holidays, almost like the government was hoping people were too busy hanging stockings by the fireplace to notice.
Flooring politicians, lawyers and investigators all over the world, the U.S. Justice Department granted a total walk to executives of the British-based bank HSBC for the largest drug-and-terrorism money-laundering case ever.
Yes, they issued a fine – $1.9 billion, or about five weeks’ [worth of HSBC] profit – but they didn’t extract so much as one dollar or one day in jail from any individual, despite a decade of stupefying abuses.
President Andrew Jackson Shut Down Hamilton/Rothschild Collectivism Bilking Banks.
President Andrew Jackson Shut Down Hamilton/Rothschild Collectivism Bilk Banks.
People may have outrage fatigue about Wall Street and more stories about billionaire greedheads getting away with more stealing often cease to amaze.
But the HSBC case went miles beyond the usual paper-pushing, keypad-punching­ sort-of crime, committed by geeks in ties, normally associated­ with Wall Street. In this case, the bank literally got away with murder – well, aiding and abetting it, anyway.
President John Quincy Adams
President John Quincy Adams
For at least half a decade, the storied British colonial banking power helped to wash hundreds of millions of dollars for drug mobs, including Mexico’s Sinaloa drug cartel, suspected in tens of thousands of murders just in the past 10 years – people so totally evil, jokes former New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer, that “they make the guys on Wall Street look good.”
Janet Napolitano SNL Pat
Janet Napolitano SNL Pat
The bank also moved money for organizations linked to Al Qaeda and Hezbollah, and for Russian gangsters; helped countries like Iran, the Sudan and North Korea evade sanctions; and, in between helping murderers and terrorists and rogue states, aided countless common tax cheats in hiding their cash.
MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD OFFICIALLY BECAME A POLITICAL ORGANIZATION IN 1939
MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD OFFICIALLY BECAME A POLITICAL ORGANIZATION IN 1939
“They violated every ***damn law in the book,” says Jack Blum, an attorney and former Senate investigator who headed a major bribery investigation against Lockheed in the 1970s that led to the passage of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
“They took every imaginable form of illegal and illicit business.”
That nobody from the bank went to jail or paid a dollar in individual fines is nothing new in this era of financial crisis. What is different about this settlement is that the Justice Department, for the first time, admitted why it decided to go soft on this particular kind of criminal.
It was worried that anything more than a wrist slap for HSBC might undermine the world economy. “Had the U.S. authorities decided to press criminal charges,” said Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer at a press conference to announce the settlement, “HSBC would almost certainly have lost its banking license in the U.S., the future of the institution would have been under threat and the entire banking system would have been destabilized.” HSBC Mexican Drug Cartels
As if I & You Are Not Suppose To Realize That The Rothschild Banks Are Not Already Purposely Destroying The World Economy For Their Totalitarian New World Order.
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So Instead Of Shutting HSBC Down For Crimes ~ HSBC Begins Shutting Down Citizen’s Banking Accounts.

It was the dawn of a new era. In the years just after 9/11, even being breathed on by a suspected terrorist could land you in extralegal detention for the rest of your life.
But now, when you’re Too Big to Jail, you can cop to laundering terrorist cash and violating the Trading With the Enemy Act, and not only will you not be prosecuted for it, but the government will go out of its way to make sure you won’t lose your license.
Some on the Hill put it to me this way: OK, fine, no jail time, but they can’t even pull their charter? Are you kidding?
China Executes Bankers
China Executes Bankers

Rothschild Bankers Are Pulled In Russia, Iceland, China, Iran, & Hungary!

Russian Ship Smetlivy Russian Federation:
2013 Egyptians Overthrow Obama Morsi Muslim Brotherhood.
2013 Egyptians Overthrow Obama Morsi Muslim Brotherhood.
Egypt:
a-free-iceland-tells-international-banks-to-pound-sand Iceland:
China Derivatives
barack-obama-china-respects-communism-and-its-leaders China:
Iran Iran:
Hungary Hungary:
But the Justice Department wasn’t finished handing out Christmas goodies. A little over a week later, Breuer was back in front of the press, giving a cushy deal to another huge international firm, the Swiss bank UBS, which had just admitted to a key role in perhaps the biggest antitrust/price-fixing case in history, the so-called LIBOR scandal, a massive interest-rate­rigging conspiracy involving hundreds of trillions (“trillions,” with a “t”) of dollars in financial products.
While two minor players did face charges, Breuer and the Justice Department worried aloud about global stability as they explained why no criminal charges were being filed against the parent company.
“Our goal here,” Breuer said, “is not to destroy a major financial institution.”
A reporter at the UBS presser pointed out to Breuer that UBS had already been busted in 2009 in a major tax-evasion case, and asked a sensible question.
“This is a bank that has broken the law before,” the reporter said. “So why not be tougher?”
“I don’t know what tougher means,” answered the assistant attorney general. Also known as the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation, HSBC has always been associated with drugs.
Founded in 1865, HSBC became the major commercial bank in colonial China after the conclusion of the Second Opium War.
If you’re rusty in your history of Britain’s various wars of Imperial Rape, the Second Opium War was the one where Britain and other European powers basically slaughtered lots of Chinese people until they agreed to legalize the dope trade (much like they had done in the First Opium War, which ended in 1842).
Dreams of centralization by pushing mind altering drugs into the United States
Dreams of centralization by pushing mind altering drugs into the United States. Happened In China First.
A century and a half later, it appears not much has changed. With its strong on-the-ground presence in many of the various ex-colonial territories in Asia and Africa, and its rich history of cross-cultural moral flexibility, HSBC has a very different international footprint than other Too Big to Fail banks like Wells Fargo or Bank of America.
Bill Clinton Repeals The Glass Steagall Act in 1999 allowing Banks to invest depositor's hard earned cash in high risk bubbles.
Bill Clinton Repeals The Glass Steagall Act in 1999 allowing Banks to invest depositor’s hard earned cash to create the high risk 2008 Housing Bubble.
While the American banking behemoths mainly gorged themselves on the toxic residential-mortgage trade that caused the 2008 financial bubble, HSBC took a slightly different path, turning itself into the destination bank for domestic and international scoundrels of every possible persuasion.
Three-time losers doing life in California prisons for street felonies might be surprised to learn that the no-jail settlement Lanny Breuer worked out for HSBC was already the bank’s third strike.
In fact, as a mortifying 334-page report issued by the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations last summer made plain, HSBC ignored a truly awesome quantity of official warnings.

An arrestable class and an unarrestable class. We always suspected it, now it’s admitted. So what do we do?

Photograph of statue of Alexander Hamilton in the rotunda of the United States Capitol.
Photograph of statue of Alexander Hamilton in the rotunda of the United States Capitol. Statue Should Be Put To A Vote By The American People For Removal.
Hamilton exemplified the contempt which the Eight Banking Cabal Families hold towards “”common people”", once stating:
“All communities divide themselves into the few and the many. The first are the rich and the well born, the others the mass of the people…
The people are turbulent and changing; they seldom judge and determine right. Give therefore to the first class a distinct, permanent share of government. They will check the unsteadiness of the second.”
- Alexander Hamilton
Alex H. was born on the Caribbean island of Nevis on January 11, 1755. Alex’s father James abandoned the family, fearful that the mother of his child would be charged with bigamy. You see Alex was a product of adultry.
Perhaps Alex’s position above was to over compensate for his own shady ‘well born’ beginnings. It of course is not his fault and that never should be held against him. But the above quote by Alex is callous, narcissistic, and in keeping with how the banking sociopath feels toward his fellow man.
An arrestable class and an unarrestable class.
We always suspected it, now it’s admitted. So what do we do?
9/11
In April 2003, with 9/11 still fresh in the minds of American regulators, the Federal Reserve sent HSBC’s American subsidiary a cease-and-desist­ letter, ordering it to clean up its act and make a better effort to keep criminals and terrorists from opening accounts at its bank.
One of the bank’s bigger customers, for instance, was Saudi Arabia’s Al Rajhi bank, which had been linked by the CIA and other government agencies to terrorism.
According to a document cited in a Senate report, one of the bank’s founders, Sulaiman bin Abdul Aziz Al Rajhi, was among 20 early financiers of Al Qaeda, a member of what Osama bin Laden himself apparently called the “Golden Chain.”
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In 2003, the CIA wrote a confidential report about the bank, describing Al Rajhi as a “conduit for extremist finance.” In the report, details of which leaked to the public by 2007, the agency noted that Sulaiman Al Rajhi consciously worked to help Islamic “charities” hide their true nature, ordering the bank’s board to “explore financial instruments that would allow the bank’s charitable contributions to avoid official Saudi scrutiny.”
(The bank has denied any role in financing extremists.) In January 2005, while under the cloud of its first double-secret­-probation agreement with the U.S., HSBC decided to partially sever ties with Al Rajhi. Note the word“partially”:
The decision­ would only apply to Al Rajhi banking and not to its related trading company, a distinction that tickled executives inside the bank. In March 2005, Alan Ketley, a compliance officer for HSBC’s American subsidiary, HBUS, gleefully told Paul Plesser, head of his bank’s Global Foreign Exchange Department, that it was cool to do business with Al Rajhi Trading.
“Looks like you’re fine to continue dealing with Al Rajhi,” he wrote. “You’d better be making lots of money!” But this backdoor arrangement with bin Laden’s suspected “Golden Chain” banker wasn’t direct enough – many HSBC executives wanted the whole shebang restored.
In a remarkable e-mail sent in May 2005, Christopher Lok, HSBC’s head of global bank notes, asked a colleague if they could maybe go back to fully doing business with Al Rajhi as soon as one of America’s primary banking regulators, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, lifted the 2003 cease-and-desist order:
“After the OCC closeout and that chapter is hopefully finished, could we revisit Al Rajhi again? London compliance has taken a more lenient view.”
After being slapped with the order in 2003, HSBC began blowing off its requirements both in letter and in spirit – and on a mass scale, too. Instead of punishing the bank, though, the government’s response was to send it more angry letters.
Typically, those came in the form of so-called “MRA” (Matters Requiring Attention) letters sent by the OCC. Most of these touched upon the same theme, i.e., HSBC failing to do ‘due diligence’ on the shady characters who might be depositing money in its accounts or using its branches to wire money.
HSBC racked up these “You’re Still Screwing Up and We Know It” orders by the dozen and in just one brief stretch between 2005 and 2006, it received 30 different formal warnings.
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Nonetheless, in February 2006 the OCC under George Bush suddenly decided to release HSBC from the 2003 cease-and-desist­ order. In other words, HSBC basically violated its parole 30 times in just more than a year and got off anyway.
The bank was, to use the street term, “off paper” – and free to let the Al Rajhis of the world come rushing back. After HSBC fully restored its relationship with the apparently terrorist-friendly Al Rajhi Bank in Saudi Arabia, it supplied the bank with nearly 1 billion U.S. dollars.
When asked by HSBC what it needed all its American cash for, Al Rajhi explained that people in Saudi Arabia need dollars for all sorts of reasons. “During summer time,” the bank wrote, “we have a high demand from tourists traveling for their vacations.”
The Treasury Department keeps a list compiled by the Office of Foreign Assets Control, or OFAC, and American banks are not supposed to do business with anyone on the OFAC list. But the bank knowingly helped banned individuals elude the sanctions process.
One such individual was the powerful Syrian businessman Rami Makhlouf, a close confidant of the Assad family. When Makhlouf appeared on the OFAC list in 2008, HSBC responded not by severing ties with him but by trying to figure out what to do about the accounts the Syrian power broker had in its Geneva and Cayman Islands branches.
“We have determined that accounts held in the Caymans are not in the jurisdiction of and are not housed on any systems in, the United States,” wrote one compliance officer. “Therefore, we will not be reporting this match to OFAC.”
Translation:
We know the guy’s on a terrorist list, but his accounts are in a place the Americans can’t search, so screw them.
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Remember, this was in 2008 – five years after HSBC had first been caught doing this sort of thing. And even four years after that, when being grilled by Michigan Sen. Carl Levin in July 2012, an HSBC executive refused to absolutely say that the bank would inform the government if Makhlouf or another OFAC-listed name popped up in its system – saying only that it would “do everything we can.”
The Senate exchange highlighted an extremely frustrating dynamic government investigators have had to face with Too Big to Jail megabanks: The same thing that makes them so attractive to shady customers – their ability to instantaneously move money around the world to places like the Cayman Islands and Switzerland – makes it easy for them to play dumb with regulators by hiding behind secrecy laws.
Barney Frank and Herb Moses Of Fannie Mae. Congressman sleeping with an Executive Of Fannie Mae ~ How Convoluted, How It Smells Of 'Conflict Of Interest', How ruse!  Did you know that they were married and divorced?
Barney Frank and Herb Moses Of Fannie Mae. Congressman sleeping with an Executive Of Fannie Mae ~ How Convoluted, How It Smells Of ‘Conflict Of Interest’, How ruse!
Did you know that they were married and divorced?
When it wasn’t banking for shady Third World characters, HSBC was training its mental firepower on the problem of finding creative ways to allow it to do business with countries under U.S. sanction, particularly Iran.
In one memo from HSBC’s Middle East subsidiary, HBME, the bank notes that it could make a lot of money with Iran, provided it dealt with what it termed “difficulties” – you know, those pesky laws.
“It is anticipated that Iran will become a source of increasing income for the group going forward,” the memo says, “and if we are to achieve this goal we must adopt a positive stance when encountering difficulties.”
The “positive stance” included a technique called “stripping,” in which foreign subsidiaries like HSBC Middle East or HSBC Europe would remove references to Iran in wire transactions to and from the United States, often putting themselves in place of the actual client name to avoid triggering OFAC alerts. (In other words, the transaction would have HBME listed on one end, instead of an Iranian client.)
  1. For more than half a decade, a whopping $19 billion in transactions involving Iran went through the American financial system, with the Iranian connection kept hidden in 75 to 90 percent of those transactions.
  2. HSBC has been headquartered in England for more than two decades – it’s Europe’s largest bank, in fact – but it has major subsidiary operations in every corner of the world.
  3. What’s come out in this investigation is that the chiefs in the parent company often knew about shady transactions when the regional subsidiary did not.
  4. In the case of banned Iranian transactions, for instance, there are multiple e-mails from HSBC’s compliance head, David Bagley, in which he admits that HSBC’s American subsidiary probably has no clue that HSBC Europe has been sending it buttloads of banned Iranian money.
“I am not sure that HBUS are aware of the fact that HBEU are already providing clearing facilities for four Iranian banks,” he wrote in 2003. The following year, he made the same observation. “I suspect that HBUS are not aware that [Iranian] payments may be passing through them,” he wrote.
declaration of independence purple tone What’s the upside for a bank like HSBC to do business with banned individuals, crooks and so on? The answer is simple:
“If you have clients who are interested in ‘specialty services’­ – that’s the euphemism for the bad stuff – you can charge ‘em whatever you want,” says former Senate investigator Blum. “The margin on laundered money for years has been roughly 20 percent.”
  1. Those charges might come in many forms, from upfront fees to promises to keep deposits at the bank for certain lengths of time.
  2. However you structure it, the possibilities for profit are enormous, provided you’re willing to accept money from almost anywhere.
  3. HSBC, its roots in the raw battlefield capitalism of the old British colonies and
  4. its strong presence in Asia, Africa and the Middle East, had more access to customers needing “specialty services” than perhaps any other bank.
U.S. Mexico Border Drug Beheadings.
U.S. Mexico Border Drug Beheadings.
And it worked hard to satisfy those customers. In perhaps the pinnacle innovation in the history of sleazy banking practices, HSBC ran a preposterous offshore operation in Mexico that allowed anyone to walk into any HSBC Mexico branch and open a U.S.-dollar account (HSBC Mexico accounts had to be in pesos) via a so-called “Cayman Islands branch” of HSBC Mexico.
The evidence suggests customers barely had to submit a real name and address, much less explain the legitimate origins of their deposits. If you can imagine a drive-thru heart-transplant clinic or an airline that keeps a fully-stocked minibar in the cockpit of every airplane, you’re in the ballpark of grasping the regulatory absurdity of HSBC Mexico’s “Cayman Islands branch.”
The whole thing was a pure shell company, run by Mexicans in Mexican bank branches. At one point, this figment of the bank’s corporate imagination had 50,000 clients, holding a total of $2.1 billion in assets. In 2002, an internal audit found that 41 percent of reviewed accounts had incomplete client information.
Six years later, an e-mail from a high-ranking HSBC employee noted that 15 percent of customers didn’t even have a file. “How do you locate clients when you have no file?” complained the executive.
G.E. Worst Bailout In U.S. History!
G.E. Worst Bailout In U.S. History!
It wasn’t until it was discovered that these accounts were being used to pay a U.S. company allegedly supplying aircraft to Mexican drug dealers that HSBC took action and even then it closed only some of the “Cayman Islands branch” accounts.
As late as 2012, when HSBC executives were being dragged before the U.S. Senate, the bank still had 20,000 such accounts worth some $670 million – and under oath would only say that the bank was “in the process” of closing them. Meanwhile, throughout all of this time, U.S. regulators kept examining HSBC.
In an absurdist pattern that would continue through the 2000s, OCC examiners would conduct annual reviews, find the same disturbing shit they’d found for years, and then write about the bank’s problems as though they were being discovered for the first time. From the 2006 annual OCC review:
“During the year, we identified a number of areas lacking consistent, vigilant adherence to BSA/AML policies. . . . Management responded positively and initiated steps to correct weaknesses and improve conformance with bank policy. We will validate corrective action in the next examination cycle.”
Translation: These guys are assholes, but they admit it, so it’s cool and we won’t do anything. madoff-handcuff-money
OCC Money Currency
A year later, on July 24th, 2007, OCC had this to say: “During the past year, examiners identified a number of common themes, in that businesses lacked consistent, vigilant adherence to BSA/AML policies.
Bank policies are acceptable. . . . Management continues to respond positively and initiated steps to improve conformance with bank policy.”
Translation: They’re still assholes, but we’ve alerted them to the problem and everything’ll be cool.
By then, HSBC’s lax money-laundering controls had infected virtually the entire company. Russians identifying themselves as used-car salesmen were at one point depositing $500,000 a day into HSBC, mainly through a bent traveler’s-checks operation in Japan.
The company’s special banking program for foreign embassies was so completely fucked that it had suspicious-activity­ alerts backed up by the thousands. There is also strong evidence that the bank was allowing clients in Sudan, Cuba, Burma and North Korea to evade sanctions.
When one of the company’s compliance chiefs, Carolyn Wind, raised concerns that she didn’t have enough staff to monitor suspicious activities at a board meeting in 2007, she was fired.
The sheer balls it took for the bank to ignore its compliance executives and continue taking money from so many different shady sources­ while ostensibly it had regulators swarming­ all over its every move is incredible.
“You can’t make up more egregious money-laundering that permeated an entire institution,” says Spitzer.
By the late 2000s, other law enforcement agencies were beginning to catch HSBC’s scent. The Department of Homeland Security started investigating HSBC for laundering drug money, while the attorney general’s office in West Virginia snooped around HSBC’s involvement in a Medicare-fraud case. A federal intra-agency meeting was convened in Washington in September 2009, at which it was determined that HSBC was out of control and needed to be investigated more closely.
The bank itself was then notified that its usual OCC review was being “expanded.” More OCC staff was assigned to pore through HSBC’s books, and, among other things, they found a backlog of 17,000 alerts of suspicious activity that had not been processed. They also noted that the bank had a similar pileup of subpoenas in money-laundering cases. Finally it seemed the government was on the verge of becoming genuinely pissed off.
In March 2010, after seeing countless ultimatums ignored, they issued one more, giving HSBC three months to clear that ***damned 17,000-alert backlog or else there would be serious consequences.
HSBC met that deadline, but months later the OCC again found the bank’s money-laundering controls seriously wanting, forcing the government to take, well . . . drastic action, right? Sort of! In October 2010, the OCC took a deep breath, strapped on its big-boy pants and . . . issued a second cease-and-desist order!
In other words, it was “Don’t Do It Again” – again.
The punishment for all of that dastardly defiance was to bring the regulatory process right back to the same kind of double-secret-probation­ order they’d tried in 2003. Not to say that HSBC didn’t make changes after the second Don’t Do It Again order. It did – it hired some people.
Bank HSBC
In the summer of 2010, 25-year-old Everett Stern was just out of business school, fighting a mild case of wanderlust and looking for a job but also for adventure. His dream was to be a CIA agent, battling bad guys and snatching up Middle Eastern terrorists. He applied to the agency’s clandestine service, had an interview even, but just before graduation, the bespectacled, youthfully exuberant Stern was turned down.
He was crushed, but then he found an online job posting that piqued his interest. HSBC, a major international bank, was looking for people to help with its anti-money-laundering program. “I thought this was exactly what I wanted to do,” he says. “It sounded so exciting.” Stern went up to HSBC’s offices in New Castle, Delaware, for an interview, and that October, just days after the OCC issued the second Don’t Do It Again letter, he started work as part of HSBC’s “expanded” anti­money-laundering program.
From the outset, Stern knew there was something weird about his job. “I had to go to the library to take out books on money-laundering,” Stern says now, laughing. “That’s how bad it was.” There were no training courses or seminars on money-laundering­ – what it was, how to detect it. His work mainly consisted of looking up the names of unsavory characters on the Internet and then running them through the bank’s internal systems to see if they popped up on any account names anywhere.
Even weirder, nobody seemed to care if anybody was doing any actual work. The Delaware office was mostly empty for a long while, just a giant unpainted room with a few hastily arranged cubicles and only a dozen or so people in it, and nobody really watching any of the workers. Stern and a fellow co-worker­ would routinely finish all their work by 10:30 in the morning, then spend a few hours throwing rocks into a quarry located behind the bank offices.
Then they would go back to their cubicles and hang out until 3 p.m. or so, or until it was at least plausible that they’d put in a real workday. “If we asked for any more work,” Stern says, “they got angry.”
Overthrown illuminati goon Mohamed Morsi of Egypt's Obama Muslim Brotherhood & Clinton. Morsi is now in prison in Egypt for murder and inciting violence.
Overthrown illuminati goon Mohamed Morsi of Egypt’s Obama Muslim Brotherhood & Clinton. Morsi is now in prison in Egypt for murder and inciting violence.
Stern earned a starting salary of $54,900.
  1. Soon enough, though, out of boredom and also maybe a little bit of patriotism, Stern started to sift through some of the backlogged alerts and tried to make sense of them.
  2. Almost immediately, he found a series of deeply concerning transactions. There was an exchange company wiring large sums of money to untraceable destinations in the Middle East.
  3. A Saudi fruit company was sending millions, Stern found with a simple Internet search, to a high-ranking figure in the Yemeni wing of the Muslim Brotherhood.
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  7. Stern even learned that HSBC was allowing millions of dollars to be moved from the Karaiba chain of super­markets in Africa to a firm called Tajco, run by the Tajideen brothers, who had been singled out by the Treasury Department as major financiers of Hezbollah.
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  11. Every time Stern brought one of these discoveries to his bosses, they rolled their eyes at him, if not worse.
  12. When he alerted his boss that a shipping company with ties to Iran was doing a lot of business with the bank, he blew up. “You called me over for this?” the boss snapped.
educated borrowers Soon after, the empty office started to fill up. What HSBC did in the way of hiring new staff was actually pretty clever. It liqui­dated its credit-card-collections unit and moved the bulk of the employees over to the anti-money-laundering department.
Again, without really training anyone at all, it put hundreds of loud, gum-chewing, mostly uneducated, occasionally rowdy call-center workers on a new gig, turning them into money-laundering investigators.
Stern says his co-workers not only sucked at their jobs, they didn’t even know what their jobs were.
“You could walk into that building today,” he says, “and ask anyone there what money­laundering is – and I guarantee you, no one will know.”
When something fishy pops up in connection with a bank account, the bank generates an alert. An alert can be birthed by almost anything, from someone wiring $9,999 (to keep under the $10K reporting level) to someone wiring large sums in round numbers to someone else opening an account with a phony-sounding name or address.
When an alert gets generated, the bank is supposed to promptly investigate the matter. If the bank doesn’t clear the alert, it creates a “Suspicious Activity Report,” which is handed over to the Treasury Department to be investigated. Stern then found himself in the middle of a perverse sort-of anti­compliance mechanism.
HSBC had “complied” with the government’s Don’t Do It Again, Again order by hiring hundreds of bodies whom it turned into an army for whitewashing suspicious transactions. Remember, the complaint against HSBC was not so much that it had specifically allowed terrorist or drug money through, but that it had allowed suspicious accounts to pile up without being checked.
The boss at Stern’s Delaware office gave his new team goals:
  • Everyone was to try to clear 72 alerts a week.
  • For those of you keeping score at home, that’s nearly two alerts investigated and cleared every hour.
  • According to Stern, almost any kind of information was good enough to clear an alert.
“Basically, if a company had a website, you could clear them,” he says.
Soon enough, HSBC’s compliance executives were circulating cheery e-mails. “Great job by some Delaware professionals in the early part of the week,” wrote Stern’s boss on June 30th, 2011. The e-mail was subject-lined, “The 60-plus crowd,” signifying accolades to employees who had cleared more than 60 suspicious transactions that week. whistleblower5

Whistleblower

After trying in vain to convince his bosses to at least let him do his job and look for money-laundering, Sterndecided to turn whistle-blower, telling the FBI and other agencies what was going on at the bank. He left work at HSBC in 2011, fully expecting that the government would drop the hammer on his former employers. By that time, numerous agencies, including the Department of Homeland Security, had crawled all the way up HSBC’s backside, among other things examining it as part of a major international narcotics investigation.
  1. In one four-year period between 2006 and 2009, an astonishing $200 trillion in wire transfers (including from high-risk countries like Mexico) went through without any monitoring at all.
  2. The bank also failed to do due diligence on the purchase of an incredible $9 billion in physical U.S. dollars from Mexico and played a key role in the so-called Black Market Peso Exchange, which allowed drug cartels in both Mexico and Colombia to convert U.S. dollars from drug sales into pesos to be used back home.
  3. Drug agents discovered that dealers in Mexico were building special cash boxes to fit the precise dimensions of HSBC teller windows.
Former bailout inspector and federal prosecutor Neil Barofsky, who has helped secure numerous foreign money-laundering indictments, points out that the people HSBC was doing business with, like Colombia’s Norte del Valle and Mexico’s Sinaloa cartels, were “the worst trafficking organizations imaginable” – groups that don’t just commit murder on a mass scale but are known for beheadings, torture videos (“the new thing now,” he says) and other atrocities, none of which happens without money launderers.
Mexican Drug War.
Mexican Drug War.
It’s for this reason, Barofsky says, that drug prosecutors are not shy about dropping heavy prison sentences on launderers. “Frankly, our view of money-laundering was that it was on par with, and as significant as, the traffickers themselves,” he says. Barofsky was involved in the first extradition of a Colombian national (Pablo Trujillo, a member of the same cartel that HSBC moved money for) on money­laundering charges.
“That guy got 10 years,” says Barofsky. “HSBC was doing the same thing, only on a much larger scale than my schmuck was doing.”
Clearly, HSBC had violated the 2010 Don’t Do It Again, Again order. Everett Stern saw it with his own eyes; so did the OCC and the U.S. Senate, whose Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations decided to target the company for a yearlong investigation into global money-laundering. The bank itself, in response to the Senate investigation, acknowledged that it had “sometimes failed to meet the standards that regulators and customers expect.” It would later go on to say that it was even “profoundly sorry.”
Rothschild Czar John Boehner - Regret?  But America Pays Fot it Just The Same. He's A Fraud.
Rothschild Czar John Boehner – Profoundly Sorry.
But America Pays Fot it Just The Same.
He’s A Fraud.
A few days after Thanksgiving 2012, Stern heard that the Justice Department was about to announce a settlement. Since he’d left HSBC the year before,­ he’d had a rough time. Going public with his allegations had left him emotionally and financially devastated. He’d been unable to find a job, and at one point even applied for welfare.
But now that the feds were finally about to drop the hammer on HSBC, he figured he’d have the satisfaction of knowing that his sacrifice had been worthwhile. So he went to New York and sat in a hotel room, waiting for reporters to call for his comments. When he heard the news that the “punishment” Breuer had announced was a deferred prosecution agreement – a Don’t Do It Again, Again, Again agreement, if you will – he was flabbergasted.
“I thought, ‘All that, for nothing?’ ” he says. “I couldn’t believe it.”
The writer Ambrose Bierce once said there’s only one thing in the world worse than a clarinet: two clarinets. In the same vein, there’s only one thing worse than a totally corrupt bank: many corrupt banks.
Rothschild Stooge Wilson. In office from 1913 to 1921. Rothschild Federal Reserve started 1913.
Rothschild Stooge Wilson. Wilson Profoundly Sorry For Signing The Rothschild Federal Reserve To Print Our Money And Tax Us For It.
In office from 1913 to 1921. Rothschild Federal Reserve started 1913.
If the HSBC deal showed how much dastardly crap the state could tolerate from one bank, Breuer was back a week later to show that the government would go just as easy on banks that team up with other banks to perpetrate even bigger scandals. On December 19th, 2012, he announced that the Justice Department was essentially letting Swiss banking giant UBS off the hook for its part in what is likely the biggest financial scam of all time.
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder (R) and Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer of the Criminal Division (L) are sworn in during a hearing before the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission January 14, 2010 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The commission continued its hearing to examine the root causes of the recent financial crisis and how now to prevent it in the future.
Obama Attorney General Eric Holder (R) and Obama Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer of the Criminal Division (L) are sworn in during a hearing before the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission January 14, 2010 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The commission continued its hearing to examine the root causes of the recent financial crisis and how now to prevent it in the future.
The so-called LIBOR scandal, which is at the heart of the UBS settlement, makes Enron look like a parking violation. Many of the world’s biggest banks, including Switzerland’s UBS, Britain’s Barclays and the Royal Bank of Scotland, got together and secretly conspired to manipulate the London Interbank Offered Rate, or LIBOR, which measures the rate at which banks lend to each other. Many, if not most, interest rates are pegged to LIBOR. The prices of hundreds of trillions of dollars of financial products are tied to LIBOR, everything from commercial loans to credit cards to mortgages to municipal bonds to swaps and currencies. libor
If you can imagine executives at Ford, GM, Mitsubishi, BMW and Mercedes getting together every morning to fix the prices of aluminum and stainless steel, you have a rough idea of what the LIBOR scandal is like, except that in the car-company analogy, you’d be dealing with absurdly smaller numbers. These are the world’s biggest banks getting together every morning to essentially fix the price of money. Low LIBOR rates are an indicator that banks are strong and healthy. These banks were faking the results of their daily physicals. In banking terms, they were juicing.
THE JUICING OF PRECIOUS METALS
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Silver 5Xs More Rare Than Gold
Two different types of manipulation took place. In 2008, during the heat of the global crash, banks artificially submitted low rates in order to present an image of financial soundness to the markets. But at other times over the course of years, individual traders schemed to move rates up or down in order to profit on individual trades.
There is nobody anywhere growing weed strong enough to help the human mind grasp the enormity of this crime. It’s a conspiracy so massive that the lawyers who are suing the banks are having an extremely difficult time figuring out how to calculate the damage.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Every morning, 16 of the world’s largest banks submit numbers to a London ­based panel indicating what interest rates they’re charging other banks to borrow money and what they themselves are charged.
  2. The LIBOR panel then takes those 16 different interest rates, tosses out the four highest and the four lowest, and averages out the remaining eight to create that day’s LIBOR rates – the basis for interest rates almost everywhere in the world.
  3. The fact that the LIBOR panel tosses out the four highest and lowest numbers every day is an important detail, because it means that it is difficult to artificially influence the final rate unless multiple banks are conspiring with each other.
  4. One bank lying its ass off and reporting that banks are lending money to each other basically for free doesn’t move the needle much.
  5. To really be sure you’re creating an artificially low or high interest rate, you need a bunch of banks on board – and it turns out that they were.
  6. For perhaps as far back as 20 years, banks have been submitting phony numbers, often in concert with other banks.
  7. They did it for a variety of reasons, but the big one, typically, is that a bank trader is holding some investment tied to LIBOR – bundles of currencies, municipal bonds, mortgages, whatever – that would earn more money if the interest rate was lower.
  8. So what would happen is, some schmuck trader at Bank X would call the LIBOR submitter and offer him cash, booze, a blow job or just a pat on the back to get him to submit a fake number that day.
United Kingdom's Barclay ~ At The Center Of NWO Banker's Scandal.
United Kingdom’s Barclay ~ At The Center Of NWO Banker’s Scandal.
  1. The scandal first blew up last year when the British megabank Barclays admitted to its part in the fixing of LIBOR rates.
  2. British regulators released a cache of disgusting e-mails showing traders from many different banks cheerfully monkeying around with your credit-card bills, your mortgage rates, your tax bill, your IRA account, etc., so that they could make out better on some sordid trade they had on that day.
  3. In one case, a trader from an unnamed bank sent an e-mail to a Barclays trader thanking him for helping to fix interest rates and promising a kickass bottle of bubbly for his efforts:
“Dude. I owe you big time! Come over one day after work, and I’m opening a bottle of Bollinger.”
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  1. UBS was the next bank to confess, and its settlement – $1.5 billion in fines – was much the same, only the e-mails released were, if anything, more disgusting and damning.
  2. The British Financial Services Authority – equivalent to our SEC – discovered thousands of requests to fudge rates over a period of years involving dozens of different individuals and multiple banks.
  3. In many cases, the misdeeds were committed more or less openly, in writing, with traders and brokers baldly offering bribes in texts and e-mails with an obvious unconcern for punishment that later, sadly, proved justified.
  4. “I will fucking do one humongous deal with you,” begged one UBS trader who wanted a broker to fix the rate. “I’ll pay, you know, $50,000, $100,000.”
British regulators aren’t hiding the size of the scandal. The UBS settlement demonstrated, without a doubt, that the LIBOR scandal involved more than just one or two banks, and probably involved hundreds of people at many of the world’s largest and most prestigious financial institutions – in other words, a truly epic case of anti-competitive collusion that called into question whether the world’s biggest banks are innovating a new, not-entirely capitalist form of high finance.
“We have said there are five further institutions under investigation,” says Christopher Hamilton of the FSA. “And there is a large number of individuals as well.”
(At press time, another bank, the Royal Bank of Scotland, also settled for LIBOR-related offenses.) This dovetailed with what Bob Diamond, the former head of Barclays, told the British Parliament the day after he stepped down last year.
“There is an industrywide problem coming out now,” he said. Michael Hausfeld, a famed class-action lawyer who is suing the banks over LIBOR on behalf of cities like Baltimore whose investments lost money when interest rates were lowered, says the public still hasn’t grasped the importance of comments like Diamond’s. “Diamond essentially said, ‘This is an industrywide problem,’” Hausfeld says. “But nobody has defined what this is yet.”
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Hausfeld’s point – that Diamond’s “industry wide problem” might be more than just a few guys messing with rates; it could be a systemic effort to pervert capitalism itself – underscores the extreme miscalculation of both recent no-prosecution deals.
  1. At HSBC, the bank did more than avert its eyes to a few shady transactions.
  2. It repeatedly defied government orders as it made a conscious, years-long effort to completely stop discriminating between illegitimate and legitimate money.
  3. And when it somehow talked the U.S. government into crafting a settlement over these offenses with the lunatic aim of preserving the bank’s license, it succeeded, finally, in making crime mainstream.
Rothschild Banking Mafia Developed Keynesian Economic To Swindle!
Rothschild Banking Mafia Developed Keynesian Economic To Swindle!
UBS, meanwhile, was a similarly elemental case, in which the offenses­ didn’t just violate the letter of the law – they threatened the integrity of the competitive system. If you’re going to let hundreds of boozed-up bankers spend every morning sending goofball e-mails to each other, giving each other super­hero nicknames while they rigged the cost of money (spelling-challenged UBS traders dubbed themselves, among other things, “captain caos,” the “three muscateers” and “Superman”), you might as well give up on capitalism entirely and just declare the 16 biggest banks in the world the International Bureau of Prices.
AIG Officials Sporting Che Guevara And Celebrating Their Multi-Million Dollar  Bonus Checks – Bailouts Are Nice Eh?
AIG Officials Sporting Che Guevara And Celebrating Their Multi-Million Dollar Bonus Checks – Bailouts Are Nice Eh?
Thus, in the space of just a few weeks, regulators in Britain and America teamed up to declare near-total surrender to both crime and monopoly. This was more than a couple of cases of letting rich guys walk. These were major policy decisions that will reverberate for the next generation. Even worse than the actual settlements was the explanation Breuer offered for them.
“In the world today of large institutions, where much of the financial world is based on confidence,” he said, “a right resolution is to ensure that counter-parties don’t flee an institution, that jobs are not lost, that there’s not some world economic event that’s disproportionate to the resolution we want.”
In other words, Breuer is saying the banks have us by the balls, that the social cost of putting their executives in jail might end up being larger than the cost of letting them get away with, well, anything. bullshit1 This is bullshit, and exactly the opposite of the truth, but it’s what our current government believes. From Jon Benet to O.J. to Robert Blake, Americans have long understood that the rich get good lawyers and get off, while the poor suck eggs and do time. But this is something different. This is the government admitting to being afraid to prosecute the very powerful – something it never did even in the heydays of Al Capone or Pablo Escobar, something it didn’t do even with Richard Nixon. And when you admit that some people are too important to prosecute, it’s just a few short steps to the obvious corollary – that everybody else is unimportant enough to jail. Washington_Crossing_the_Delaware

An arrestable class and an unarrestable class. We always suspected it, now it’s admitted. So what do we do?

King Charles II
King Charles II
How did England deal with a corrupt puritan government/parliament?
When King Charles I was executed by the Oliver Cromwell mob, his son King Charles II made it his mission to search out retribution, producing the biggest manhunt Britain had ever seen, one that would span Europe and America and would last for thirty years. 
Men who had once been among the most powerful figures in England ended up on the scaffold, on the run, or in fear of the assassin’s bullet. History has painted the regicides and their supporters as fanatical Puritans, among them were John Milton and Oliver Cromwell.After Cromwell Beheaded King Charles I, he became the ‘dictator’ of England. This corrupt Puritan Parliament also murdered Guy Fawkes in 1606, they were ultimately executed by the returning King Charles II in 1660, for regicide (the killing of a King) & usurping the laws of England The Magna Carta which is similar to our U.S. Constitution.
Cromwell’s severed head was displayed on a pole outside Westminster Hall From 1661 until 1685.
A drawing of Oliver Cromwell's head on a spike from the late 18th century
A drawing of Oliver Cromwell’s head on a spike from the late 18th century
Our Forefathers Knew What To Do
Beginning With The Upswells From William Wallace & Guy Fawkes, They Started The United States Of America.
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Friday, September 7, 2012

Breaking news, Real IRA Dublin, Alan Ryan murder, Dublin gangs, Dublin shooting, Drug dealers, Sinn Fein, Continuity IRA, alan ryan funeral



Breaking news, Real IRA Dublin, Alan Ryan murder, Dublin gangs, Dublin shooting, Drug dealers, Sinn Fein, Continuity IRA, alan ryan funeral

Latest news: 9.45am/6/9/2012: THERE will be a massive armed garda presence for the paramilitary funeral of Real IRA terror boss Alan Ryan which will take place in his native Donaghmede in north Dublin on Saturday.





The body of murder victim Ryan (32) is expected to be released to his family tomorrow morning for a wake in his family home at Grange Abbey Drive. 

Ryan will be buried after a 10am funeral mass at the Holy Trinity Church in Donaghmede. 
Leading dissident Republicans from both sides of the border are expected to attend the event which will be closely watched by members of the garda Special Detective Unit. 

A source said: “This will be the biggest IRA funeral in the Republic for many years Tensions are very high at the moment and there is a very real expectation that there will be revenge attacks in the days after Ryan's funeral.” 

Yesterday hooded men placed Tricolours and black flags on the lamp-posts all around Grange Abbey. 

At the home of the terror boss, a massive Tricolour flies from an upstairs window of the house, while another Tricolour and a black flag hanging on a pole outside. 


At nearby Grange Lodge Avenue, where Ryan was gunned down on Monday, a large slogan saying Alan Ryan RIP IRA has been painted on a wall. 

Floral tributes and candles also mark the spot. 

In a statement, the Dublin branch of the 32 County Sovereignty Movement said: “Alan was black and white, straight to the point and never silent within the republican movement when problems arose. 

“Alan was not afraid of dying or even being murdered by either the Brits, the freestaters or the cowardly scum that took him away from us. 

“His only fear was that he would die in vain, let us stand together and make sure that he does not, let us move forward and fight on for what Alan stood for every living moment of his life.” 

Latest News: 10pm/4/9/2012: A Provisional IRA hit-man for hire is a key suspect in the murder of Alan Ryan, a senior member of Sinn Fein in Dublin has today been briefing journalists off-the-record that Alan Ryan was making money from drug dealing and racketeering and in effect excusing his murder. Continuity IRA had put a contract out on the two Ryan brothers.
As a senior member of Sinn Fein in Dublin describes Alan Ryan as a man who made his living off the proceeds of drugs and racketeering, the political wing of the REAL IRA the 32 County Sovereignty Movement has described Alan Ryan’s murder as cowardly.
“The 32 County Sovereignty Movement wishes to extend our heartfelt sympathy to the Ryan family following the cowardly murder of our friend, comrade and activist Alan Ryan. Alan was shot in the back in cold blood on the streets where he grew up, streets where he had worked tirelessly to tackle the scourge of drugs which he had always opposed with every fibre of his being. We cannot express in words the pain now felt by both the movement as a whole and individual activists now that he has been taken from us. Alan's murder does not mean the end of the cause for which he gave his life. Whether it was as an ex Republican prisoner campaigning for his comrades in Maghaberry, or as an anti-drugs activist protecting his community Alan set an example which will be followed. He will not be forgotten by his comrades who remain and who will carry on his legacy as resolutely as he did the legacy of others who fell before him”.

A MAN shot dead in a gangland style attack was regarded by gardaí as a leading member of one of the most dangerous crime gangs in the State and was also a member of the so-called Real IRA. Continuity IRA had put out a contract on Alan Ryan and his brother for their alleged role in the murder of a Continuity IRA member.

Alan Ryan (31) was shot at Grange Lodge Avenue, Clongriffin, north Dublin, close to his home when two gunmen opened fire on him and one of his associates yesterday just after 3.30pm. It was the first gangland killing since March.
The man he was with was wounded in the legs. However, his injuries are not said to be life-threatening and he is expected to make a full recovery.
The dead man lived at Grange Abbey Drive close to where he was shot and was well known to gardaí.
It is understood he was visiting family members at a house in the area and when he left that house he was ambushed on the street. A car carrying what gardaí believe were two gunmen pulled up and at least one of the passengers got out and started firing at Mr Ryan and the other man.
Mr Ryan was hit a number of times, including as he lay wounded on the ground. He was shot at least once in the head by the masked gunman, who then ran back to the waiting vehicle and was driven off at speed.
The victims were taken from the scene to nearby Beaumont Hospital, where Mr Ryan was pronounced dead a short time later. The other man was still in hospital last night.
Gardaí found a burnt-out car at Hole in the Wall Road in Donaghmede which the investigating team of detectives believe was used by the killers.
Mr Ryan was on bail awaiting serious criminal charges arising from an extortion racket he was involved in. He had threatened some pub owners in the city to close their premises and was accused of extorting money from others.
Mr Ryan was also linked to the private security sector and in recent years had control of contracts for the supply of security staff to some pubs and clubs in Dublin.
He and his Real IRA associates had also become involved in feuding with a number of major crime gangs from the city from whom they were trying to extort money. The Real IRA allowed drug dealers to deal drugs in their areas if they paid money to Alan Ryan and his associates.
They were embroiled in a feud with the major drug and armed robbery gang in Finglas once led by Martin “Marlo” Hyland, who was shot dead in 2006, and then led by Eamon Dunne (34), who was shot dead in a pub in Cabra in April 2010.
When drug dealer Sean Winters (41) was shot dead in Portmarnock, north Dublin, in September 2010, Mr Ryan and his associates emerged as the chief suspects.
Members of the gang were also suspected of having shot dead drugs gang leader Michael Kelly (30) in Coolock in September 2011.
In 1999,when he was aged 19 years, Mr Ryan was arrested at a Real IRA firearms training camp in Stamullen, Co Meath. He was one of three young men who were later convicted of receiving firearms training from three older republicans at a disused cellar in the ruins of Herbertstown House.
The derelict property was under surveillance by gardaí when the men arrived for training. Detectives found an assault rifle, a sub-machine gun and a semi-automatic pistol in the cellar.
All six were convicted at the Special Criminal Court in 2001, with Mr Ryan jailed for four years. While he had no convictions at the time of his arrest in 1999, he had been caught in possession of a loaded revolver at his home in September 1998 and was on bail awaiting trial when arrested at the Stamullen firearms training exercise.
By the time he was jailed for four years in relation to the Stamullen incident, he was already serving a three-year sentence for being caught with the gun in 1998. The sentences were ordered to run consecutively, meaning he was effectively jailed for seven years.
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Sunday, July 29, 2012 Dublin Armed robberies, Dublin Real IRA, Dublin Crime, Gardai, Wheatfield Prison
Dublin Armed robberies, Dublin Real IRA, Dublin Crime, Gardai, Wheatfield Prison
Members of a Dublin Real IRA gang have been spotted watching cash-in-transit deliveries and the gang is known to have focused on a tiger-kidnapping opportunity. The gang which centres around a the  two Ryan brothers from Donaghmede were linked to a €40,000 robbery of a Dublin pub last month. A Cork-based gang were linked to a €140,000 at a petrol station ATM in Carrigaline in January as well as a robbery at Bank of Ireland in August 2011. The gang made their getaway in a car with a flashing blue light to make it look like an unmarked garda car.
One of the men suspected of involvement in the robbery is Niall 'Houdini' Fitzpatrick (42) who was described by gardai as one of the most notorious and dangerous armed robbers in Cork. The well-known criminal from Mayfield was nicknamed Houdini after escaping from custody on three occasions. He was sentenced to eight years for an armed robbery on Farran Post office in 2001. A gun was held to an employee's head during the terrifying incident. He also served time for ramming a garda car in 1999 and for burglary incidents.
While serving his sentence in Wheatfield Prison Fitzpatrick was a close associate of Limerick killer Dessie Dundon, Fitzpatrick worked on the paint party (painting walls and cells around the prison) and this gave him access to all areas of the prison where he supplied drugs and mobile phones to such noted scum-bags as convicted rapists Martin Dunne, Dunne is serving 15 years for a rape, Dunne had brought his nephew with him to commit the rape on the Dublin housewife. Dunne is due for release in a few months.
One of his associates linked to the Carrigaline robbery was also part of to the BOI raid. Another gang member has been linked to the robbery along with a previous Post Office robbery. There have been several serious robberies in recent weeks including Post Office robberies, business robberies and cash-in-tranist robberies.
One gang made off with €18,000 after smashing their way into a Post Office on Ormond Quay in Dublin in May.The gang made their way into an adjoining derelict building over a number of nights and broke through into the post office when staff came in to open up.
A number of other recent incidents have been linked to a Finglas armed robbery crew highlighted in the Sunday World last month. There are five core members of the gang led by a man from the Glenties Park area.
Gardai have had successes in jailing a number of serious armed robbers in recent times. Alan 'Fatpuss' Bradley and his brother Wayne were jailed earlier this year for conspiracy to commit robbery after gardai foiled a raid on a cash-in-transit van in Celbridge in 2007. Fatpuss and his brother had been linked to several other robberies in the past decade.
A serial armed robber from Wexford was jailed earlier this year after pleading guilty to four counts of armed robbery over a one month period in 2010. Gardai say they are determined to continue to put armed robbers behind bars and will heavily concentrate resources on curtailing their activities.
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On Sunday the 3rd of October 2010 theirishobserver.blogspot.com warned the public that Dissident terrorists were about to launch a bombing campaign from their strong holds in Donegal, north Monaghan and Louth. On Monday the 4th October 2010 Dissidents caused wide spread damage when they exploded a one hundred pound bomb in Derry. Yesterday the Gardai in County Louth made significant seizures of Dissident weapons and explosives. The public must remain vigilant; while the Gardai are to be congratulated on yesterday’s success the Dissidents remain determined to cause death and destruction in Northern Ireland and in England.
The Story so Far:
A “significant” dissident republican explosives dump and arms cache has been uncovered by anti-terror gardaí in county Louth.
An improvised mortar, three kilos of TNT, bomb-making equipment and a pipe bomb were found hidden in a wood in Co Louth.

The weapons haul included a general-purpose machine gun, a shotgun and assorted ammunition. The TNT explosives – a powerful explosive commonly used by the military and in mining – were found in the wooded area near Dunleer.
The finds were the second massive blow to suspected factions of the Real IRA in recent days and followed 10 arrests and separate searches over the weekend.
Garda Commissioner Fachtna Murphy said the discovery was “significant” and added: “This find represents a further step in our determined strategy to target, disrupt and detect the activities of dissident republicans.
“We continue to work closely with our colleagues in the Police Service of Northern Ireland and in the Security Service to thwart the intent of a small group of people who want to inflict violence and pain on communities.”
Justice Minister Dermot Ahern praised the work of detectives, saying: “This was a very significant find at a time when the threat from dissident groups poses dangers for law-abiding people.
“I want to congratulate An Garda Síochána for their detailed work in this area.”
A Garda spokesman said a series of raids were carried out yesterday morning in Co Louth, which straddles the border with Northern Ireland, and its neighbouring county Meath.
It is the second time this year that material for a suspected mortar bomb attack has been uncovered by authorities.
A device suspected of being made into a mortar was uncovered near Dundalk, Co Louth, in May.
The latest major operation, led by the anti-terror Special Detective Unit, followed 10 arrests and explosive seizures at the weekend in a wave of raids in Louth, Waterford and Wexford.
Bomb detonators and a small quantity of Semtex plastic explosive were seized.
Two men were charged in Dublin’s non-jury Special Criminal Court on Sunday night in connection with the anti-dissident operation.
Nicholas Kendall (aged 20) of Row Street, Wexford, was charged with unlawful possession of a semi-automatic pistol, ammunition and a bomb part.
Peter Butterly (aged 33,) of Cortown in Dunleer, Co Louth, was charged with being a member of the IRA.
The eight others included a 24-year-old woman and men aged from 19 to 71.
Coordinated Bombing Campaign Planned –
Dissident Terrorist groups have pooled their resources to carryout a coordinated bombing and shooting campaign this Autumn and Winter. The Dissident Terrorists will launch bomb attacks from their strong holds in the IrishRepublic, namely Donegal, north Monaghan and north Louth in the coming weeks and months. The Dissident Terrorists remain committed to carrying out a bombing campaign in England; this type of spectacular has traditionally been viewed as the life blood of Irish terrorism. Recent successes by the security services on the Island of Ireland have been a set back for the dissidents, however, these groups have been strengthened in recent months by further defections from the Provisional IRA and a significant number of new recruits who have been trained in weapons and explosives. The dissidents have also secured automatic weapons through their relationship with criminal gangs in Cork, Limerick and Dublin. Significant amounts of commercial explosives have not been secured by the dissidents and so they remain dependent on home made explosives.
It is essential that the public remain vigilant and that anyone with any information about the terrorists groups should provide that information to the Gardai or PSNI. It is essential that both the Gardai and the PSNI are given the resources necessary to monitor and where possible apprehend Dissident Terrorists. The border counties on both sides of the Irish border are going to be hot spots in the coming weeks and months for Dissident activity. Due to on going economic criminal activity by the dissident groups in the border areas (for example, smuggling) there is a significant tolerance level of their activity as many local people engage in the selling and buying of illegal goods.
Up Date 17th September 2010:
Four men from County Armagh have been arrested after customs officers seized almost 12,000 litres of suspected illegal fuel.
Police searched premises in west Belfast and dismantled a so-called huckster site that was selling cheap 'green' diesel.
In County Armagh, customs officers found underground storage tanks, containing 8,000 litres of laundered fuel.
There were five other premises searched in counties Monaghan, Roscommon, Meath and Galway.
Mike Connolly, Assistant Director, Specialist Investigations, HMRC said:
"The huckster site and filling stations we raided are operating at an unfair advantage over legitimate traders by selling fuel at a reduced rate.
"It is wrong that honest businesses should be undercut by criminals but our response is to ensure we are targeting those individuals and groups doing most economic harm in our communities.
"This is just one operation stopping the loss of millions of pounds of taxpayer's money - more will follow to dismantle organised criminal groups and their activities."
HM Revenue and Customs say investigations are continuing.
Dissidents, Provisional IRA and Drug Dealers team up to profit from criminality.
During the embryonic years of the ‘peace-process’ when Provisional IRA murders and other criminality were viewed as ‘internal-housekeeping’ by the British and Irish Governments entrepreneurial terrorists made fortunes. While the terrorists continue to make vast sums of money from open criminality, the Gardai can now pursue that criminality in a way that they could not as the Government tried and succeeded in corralling Sinn Fein into the democratic process. However, people who would continue to be viewed as PIRA members are continuing to make vast sums of money from criminality. These PIRA members who have not joined any ‘dissident’ group have now teamed up with ‘dissidents’ and other criminal gangs to maximize their profits. Dublin’s north inner city is now home to an alliance of some of Ireland’s most seasoned and ruthless terrorists and drug dealing criminals. On an almost daily basis these terrorists distribute drugs, illegal cigarettes, fuel, counterfeit CDs/DVDs while at the same time planning and carrying out armed robberies where and when possible.
While the Celtic Tiger roared around the country in October 2006 few even blinked at what was a significant Garda raid in the leafy suburb of Rathfarnham in Dublin. The Gardai raided a very fine house that was nestled among the manicured lawns and polished BMWs of the up market Rathfarnham suburb. The house with a market value of at least two million Euro at that time was not the home of a property speculator or banking executive, but was one of the many properties owned by the Officer Commanding the Provisional IRA in Dublin. The OC of the PIRA in Dublin was a close working associate of one of Dublin’s most notorious or now infamous criminals, Christy Griffin. In 2006 a feud had broken out in the north inner city of Dublin, after it emerged that Christy Griffin had been accused of raping his girlfriend’s daughter since she was a toddler.
When the Gardai searched this fine house they were looking for a stash of hand grenades that had been sent from the PIRA in Belfast to a PIRA member in Dublin who was heavily involved in the bloody feud surrounding Griffin. There had been two hand grenade attacks before the Gardai raid on the house, the grenades were traced back to similar devices that had been used in Belfast. During this period and for many years before, the IRA’s commanding officer in Dublin had been involved in large scale high-jackings from the lucrative DublinPort. The PIRA leader had inside men at DublinPort and these men would identify large shipments of high value goods that would be easy to dispose of on the black market; cigarettes were a particular favorite as they could be sold in the markets and pubs around Dublin. The IRA Commander and his drug dealing associates were making lots of money, and as early as 2001 the IRA Commander who had no visible means of income bought the house in Rathfarnham for 900,000 Euro. The IRA Commander also bought himself a holiday home in Wexford and this house was close to another house that had just been bought by his sister-in-law. His sister-in-law was living in Wexford with a former PIRA prisoner, all of the members of this closely net group where heavily involved with Sinn Fein.
While this criminal empire headed up by the PIRA Commander in Dublin and the Christy Griffin gang were allowed to operate without constraint as the peace process was finding its feet, their multi-million Euro robberies were starting to cause problems for both the Sinn Fein leadership and the Fianna Fail Governemnt who had lead them into democratic politics. The Gallahers cigarette company had informed the Irish Government that it could no longer transport its cigarettes through south Armagh or DublinPort due to the high number of PIRA high-jackings. The security services on both sides of the border felt that their hands were tied as any significant move against the IRA could not go ahead without political sanction. However, Michael Mc Dowell who was then Minister for Justice began to make public pronouncements that warned the Sinn Fein leadership that the honey-moon period was over and the State was going to take direct action against PIRA criminality. The Sinn Fein/IRA leadership was forced to close down its Dublin operation, the Provisional IRA Commander continued to maintain his business links with the drug dealers, but he was told that his association with the IRA would be denied if he ever appeared before a court for his criminal activity.
The Dublin PIRA was now able to get even more involved in the drugs trade as they had been disowned by the Sinn Fein/IRA leadership. By now Christy Griffin was charged, convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment for the rape of his girlfriend’s daughter. Christy had always been someone the PIRA could deny and deny they did, but for those of us who know the truth Christy Griffin was one of the PIRA’s best earners in Dublin. Christy Griffin had been paid hundreds of thousands of Euro by the PIRA in Dublin for his good works on their behalf. The PIRA Commanding officer in Dublin continued and continues to pay money into the Professional IRA/Sinn Fein organization, this money is laundered through a myriad of front businesses. As long as the PIRA in Dublin, along the border and in the north did not stretch their criminal activity to ‘political terrorism’ they could be certain that they could get away with murder and there would be no political sanction against Sinn Fein. The recent murder of 22 year old Paul Quinn in CountyMonaghan by members of the PIRA shows that their assessment is correct. By association people like drug dealer Christy Griffin enjoyed the fact that the Government were turning a blind eye to organized crime that was associated with the PIRA. Griffin and the IRA Commander in Dublin were career criminals, both had graduated from youthful theft to violent crime, they both enjoyed the terrorizing of innocent people or anyone who got in their way.
Christy Griffin involved many members of his extended family in his crimes. His nephew Colm Griffin was a member of his gang. Colm was an ad hoc intelligence officer who would be supplied with the details of Lorries carrying valuable goods and their movements, he would also receive information on banks and post offices that could be easily robbed and the PIRA would supply him with the guns to carry out those robberies. However, in May 2005 Colm Griffin and his associate Eric Hopkins were shot dead as they carried out an armed robbery of a post office in Lusk in north Dublin.
As the feud surrounding Christy Griffin intensified several people were murdered. Thomas ‘tomo’ Byrne was well known within the north inner city, a female relative had been assaulted by the PIRA Commanding Officer, Byrne retaliated by beating the PIRA Commanding Officer and was later shot dead for his act of defiance. The PIRA Commander believed that he had a license to murder and mutilate at will.
This feud had all started with the decision of a then 19 year old women to go to the Gardai and tell them that she had been raped by Christy Griffin from she was eight years old. This decision caused a split in the PIRA that had up until this point protected Christy Griffin and his associates. Those who supported Christy Griffin were simply trying to protect their sourse of income; those who opposed Christy Griffin were simply embarrassed because of their close association with Sinn Fein. The IRA Commander continues to enjoy the life of a wealthy businessman and uses legitimate businesses to launder money for his former PIRA comrades who continue to engage in full-time/front-line criminality including drug dealing. The PIRA Commander has been forced to pay The Criminal Assets Bureau 500,000 Euro but it has made little impact on his criminal earnings, some of which still makes its way to Sinn Fein.
At its height the Christy Griffin feud claimed several lives including Stephen Ledden who was an innocent by-stander in the wrong place at the wrong time. The Gardai have managed to maintain a presence in the hot spots that have been central to the Griffin feud and this has reduced the feud to a smoldering cheek by jowl fist fight. The north inner city remains a dangerous place, yet it also remains a place where a great deal of money can still be made from drug dealing, cigarette smuggling and so forth. Now in 2010 the entrepreneurs among the criminal gangs including the PIRA, dissidents and the traditional drug dealers have joined forces to maximize profits. The PIRA members still manage to siphon off some money to Sinn Fein but keep the bulk for their own luxury; the dissidents are pure criminals who can satisfy their leadership by occasionally getting access to semi-automatic weapons that come in with drug shipments. The drug dealers continue to enjoy licensed protection from the various terrorist groupings. This pattern is being repeated in Limerick, Cork and many other urban centers around the country, however, Dublin remains the real money maker for all concerned.



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Following the Magnitsky Money

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Published on Sunday, 12 August 2012 16:09

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This dilapidated house in Chisinau, the capital of the Republic of Moldova, is the headquarters of Bunicon-Impex SRL a phantom company that received and sent on money from the huge heist discovered by Magnitsky

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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By OCCRP

Novaya Gazeta story (in Russian)

As Russian tax lawyer Sergei Magnitsky slowly died in a Russian prison from abuse and neglect, US$230 million (5.4 billion Russian Rubles) in taxes stolen from his client disappeared into a maze of phantom companies, crooked banks and offshore accounts.  Magnitsky, accused of the largest tax scam in Russian state history despite being the whistleblower who reported it, knew who pulled off the theft but not who the powerful people behind them were.

 He died rather than admit to a crime he didn’t do. Magnitsky was the loser.  But the winners until now have not been identified. Reporters from the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP), Barron's and Novaya Gazeta, spent months tracking banking records and offshores companies to identify two beneficiaries of the deal: businesses of a Russian state transportation official’s son and the ex-husband of a tax official who granted the refunds.

 The Money Flow

 The scam began with a Russian police raid on the offices of Magnitsky’s client:  Hermitage Capital Management investment fund. People impersonating company employees then used official stamps and documents seized in the raid and pled guilty to various crimes. The company was fined amounts that offset the company’s earnings for the year, and the impersonators then filed for a giant tax refund.

 Three phantom businesses, shell companies that exist only on paper, applied at Moscow tax offices #28 and #25 on behalf of Hermitage for a refund which was instantly granted.  Magnitsky, who reported the fraud, believed wrongly that if officials only knew what was happening they would react. They reacted by imprisoning him for tax evasion, demanding he write a confession, denying him medical care and beating him repeatedly. He lasted one year dying in 2009.

 In 2009 and 2011, secret trials in Moscow’s Tverskoy District Court fixed legal blame for what was a massive, arcane scam on two low-level ex-convicts: sawmill worker Viktor Markelov, once found guilty of manslaughter, and a robber,– Vyacheslav Khlebnikov.

 Both pled guilty. Both got minimum sentences of five years in a correctional colony. They were not even ordered to pay back the stolen money. Irina Dudukina, a spokeswoman for the Investigative Department of the Russian police, announced to the public that it was impossible to find the refund money because documents of the Moscow bank UBS were burned up in a truck crash. She had no details on when or where this crash occurred or why the documents were in a truck. And she didn’t specify why investigators didn’t try to get the same documents from the Russian Central Bank, which had copies of many of the transactions.

 No government executive or bureaucrat involved in the deals that sparked the rebate, in the illicit tax refund, or in Magnitsky’s death has ever been charged with anything.

 A government investigation concluded that the tax officials who handed out the rebates had been tricked by fraudsters, so it was not their fault.

 Tracking the Money

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Banking records of the three companies that got the illegal tax refund -- Makhaon, Parfenion and Rilend -- show that the stolen money dissipated into phantom companies through thousands of banking transactions. Soon after these transactions, the three companies dissolved. Phantom companies fronted by proxy shareholders and directors designed to hide the real owners, made certain for years that who really was benefitting from the huge heist remained a secret.

 OCCRP reporters worked out a money trail that Russian officials were either unable or unwilling to follow.

 In January and the beginning of February 2008, for example, Parfenion wired $63 million USD to the bank accounts of two phantom companies: ZhK and Fausta .  Another transaction took place directly where Fausta sent $21 million USD to ZhK’s accounts.

 ZhK, which received in total about $39 million USD, was established in November 2003, by Marta Dmitrieva of Moscow. Dmitrieva told OCCRP reporters that while, yes, she did file documents with the tax office, she knew nothing of ZhK.

 “I have never been a shareholder or director of the company,” she said. “I didn’t have a job, and I found an Internet commercial that said there was a possibility to work as courier and applicant for different companies.”

 The sole shareholder of ZhK was Anatoly Dvoinikov from the village of Poselki in the Penzenskaya region, 640 kilometers from Moscow. Court records OCCRP reviewed show that Dvoinikov is likely a proxy shareholder and the director of many phantom companies.

 In November 2008, ZhK was folded into a new commercial entity along with two other companies. The address of this new corporate creation was in Vladivostok in the Russian Far East, more than 6,400 kilometers from Moscow.

 Russian organized crime commonly uses the tactic of reorganizing companies to cover up fraud.

 Fausta, the other company that got money from Parfenion – about $45 million USD -- was registered in July 2007by Sergey Kirillov from Moscow.  Kirillov told OCCRP he did not establish the company.

 “I don’t know anything about this company,” he said. “Nobody asked me to establish it. Maybe some people got my passport details from banks where I took loans.”

 In March 2008, just a month after getting the Parfenion millions, Fausta was dissolved, according to the Russian Tax Service.  Fausta's banking records show that the money went from its bank account into the bank account of Univers another Moscow company.

 Univers was registered in October 2007 with Natalya Senchukova listed as the sole shareholder and director. The Russian state commercial registry lists her as a shareholder in more than 30 companies and she is likely another proxy.

 In November 2008, Univers was reorganized too in much the way ZhK had been. It was folded in with another company and the headquarters also were moved from Moscow to Vladivostok.

 OCCRP has obtained documents showing that the same registration agents reorganized both Univers and ZhK.

 Univers received money from Rilend and Makhaon, too. But bank records show that these transactions were made not directly, but through an intermediary company, called Anika.

 From the accounts of Univers and ZhK in Sberbank, the largest state-owned bank in Russia, and in Mosstroyeconombank, a small Moscow bank, money went into what is called a “correspondent bank account” held by tiny Krainiy Sever bank in one of Russia's biggest banks, Alfa Bank. Small banks commonly keep correspondent accounts within large banks so that they can more easily make foreign money transfers.

 From Feb. 5-13, 2008, $33 million poured into to Krainiy Sever’s correspondent account from Univers and ZhK. OCCRP has obtained court documents from cases unrelated to the Magnitsky case which indicates that this account has been a major recipient of money stolen from the Russian budget. Court decisions mention a number of phantom companies (including Starmiks, Optimtorg) which wired money to this account. (Doc1Doc2Doc3,Doc4Doc5).

 Police files OCCRP has obtained also mention many of these companies including ZhK, Univers, Starmiks, Optimtorg, as phantom firms used to launder money stolen from the Russian budget in December 2007.

 The Krainiy Sever account was used as a kind of “border point” from which money flowed to companies registered abroad.

 On Feb. 13, 2008, a Russian court ordered that account seized and a month later the Central Bank of the Russian Federation cancelled Krainiy Sever’s banking license for violation of the law “to combat money laundering and the financing of terrorism”.

 In a press release the Central Bank said that Krainiy Sever managers had lost control of their Moscow subsidiary. Court records show that during two weeks in February of 2008, bank clients, mostly phantom companies, suspiciously wired $300 million into bank accounts in Ukraine, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia and Cyprus belonging to companies from the United KingdomBritish Virgin Islands (BVI) and Belize .

 OCCRP got in touch with an ex-police officer who investigated money laundering proceeds in Krainiy Sever.

 “When we raided the Moscow office of the bank, we met a guy there with a laptop from which he wired billions of rubles to different countries through the Internet. The guy was crying that he is from the FSB [Federal Security Service, the main secret service in Russia] and promised us a lot of problems”, said a former law enforcement officer who asked that his name not be mentioned for fear of retribution.

Vladlen Stepanov

 Two phantom companies from Moldova, on the eastern border of the European Union, were among the foreign recipients of money from Krainiy Sever.  Bunicon-Impex SRL and Elenast-Com SRL had accounts in Banca de Economii in Chisinau, the capital of Moldova.  OCCRP obtained banking records of these two companies which show they received $52 million from Feb. 4-13 from the Krainiy Sever account where the Magnitsky money had gone. The last transaction was on the day the account was seized by Russian authorities.  Almost all of their other transactions were also from Russia.  Money came into the two companies as rubles and went out in dollars to dozens of companies located in different countries.

 A third recipient of Magnitsky funds was Nomirex Trading Ltd. even though it was listed in United Kingdom records at the time as inactive.  Nomirex and Bunicon are known to be part of an interconnected laundering network, dubbed the Proxy Platform by OCCRP, which has been used by Mexican drug cartels, Vietnamese, Russian and Moldovan organized crime and others. (see Sidebar: Russian Laundering Machine).

 On Feb. 4, 2008, Bunicon received rubles from the Krainiy Sever account and the same day converted it into $4.5 million USD. The next day, $726,000 was wired to Nomirex through its bank account with the Latvian Trasta Komercbanka.

 The day after Nomirex got the money from Moldova, it wired $1.9 million to Quartell Trading Ltd in the British Virgin Islands. Swiss prosecutors are investigating Quartell based on a Money Laundering Suspicion Report that Hermitage filed with Swiss Attorney General Erwin Beyeler. Quartell transferred the money it received from Russia to Baikonur Worldwide Ltd from BVI. And it in turn wired it to a Cyprus company, Arivust Holdings Ltd, which had a bank account at Credit Suisse.

 

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Olga Stepanova was the head of Moscow tax office #28, when it approved the fraudulent tax return. Her whereabouts are now unknown

 What stands out in this dizzying movement of money is this:
Arivust is controlled by Vladlen Stepanov, the ex-husband of Olga Stepanova, who was the head of Moscow tax office #28, when it approved the fraudulent tax return.

 A bank statement for her ex-husband’s firm indicates that money that came into the account was spent on luxury property in Dubai.  Stepanov has long maintained that he earned the money in his accounts and that he had nothing to do with the tax refund theft. He even sued political activist Alexey Navalny for reposting a Hermitage video that alleged he benefited from the Magnitsky money.  Stepanov won that case. However, the wire transfers show that money did come directly from the Magnitsky money. Meanwhile, Olga Stepanov’s whereabouts and what happened to her after the refunds are unknown.

 A Credit Suisse banking statement pinpoints the same accounts as the source of payments made for property in Dubai for Elena Anisimova and Olga Tsareva, Stepanova’s deputies in the Moscow tax office.

 According to the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) Anisimova and Tsareva left Russia in 2011 in the same car and have not been located.

 “Stepanov had the possibility to explain it away because there was a gap in the money flow,” said a Hermitage representative who asked that their name not be used.  “Nobody could prove the origin of the money he had received on his accounts. Today, after banking records from Russia and Moldova became public, the chain has become direct. Now it is obvious that money which Stepanov received on his accounts had been stolen from the budget.”

Stepanov refused to comment on the OCCRP findings.

 Denis Katsyv

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  Denis Katsyv the owner of Prevezon Holding is the son of Petr Katsyv, the wealthy and powerful former minister of transportation in the Moscow region

Another company which received Russian money from Moldova is Prevezon Holdings Ltd owned by Denis Katsyv, the son of Petr Katsyv, the wealthy and powerful former minister of transportation in the Moscow region.  Petr Katsyv is considered one of the wealthiest civil servants in Russia. According to Forbes Magazine he is worth more than $4 million in 2012, and real estate records OCCRP obtained show the son is worth far more.  In 2012 the father left his ministerial post to head the General Department of Moscow Region for Cooperation with Federal Authorities.

 On Feb. 5, 2008, Bunicon received rubles equivalent to $9.4 million USD in 2008 exchange rates in two transactions from the correspondent account of the Krainiy Sever bank. The next day Bunicon sent $410,000 to Prevezon’s account at the Swiss bank UBS AG.

 On Feb. 13, 2008, Elenast received the equivalent of $800,000 USD from the same correspondent account, and transferred more than half of that amount to Prevezon.

 Records from the Cyprus commercial registry show Prevezon Holdings Ltd was registered in 2005 and is owned by Denis Katsyv (1000 shares) and a company called Martash Investment Holdings Ltd from the British Virgin Islands (1 share). Martash Investments is also owned by Denis Katsyv.

 Denis Katsyv told OCCRP that his company never dealt with any companies from Moldova.

 “I am really surprised to hear that,” he said. “I give you 200 percent that it is impossible. I am ready to help you in your investigation and show the banking statement of Prevezon to prove that it never received such money.”

Katsyv never showed the statement.  Instead he called reporters and said he became shareholder in Prevezon only in April 2009 and had nothing to do with any Moldovan money.  Records from the Cyprus commercial registry show Katsyv actually became a shareholder in June 2008, a few months after the transfers.  Prevezon’s sole shareholder at the time of the transfers, Timofey Krit, is Katysv’s current business partner and the director of Prevezon.

 Other Problems

 This is not the first time the Katsyv family has run afoul of the law. In 2010, the Katsyv family was mentioned in a money-laundering case of Israeli bank Hapoalim which was investigated by Israeli authorities.

 According to court records OCCRP obtained, millions of dollars were transferred through Katsyv-controlled accounts at the bank.  Israeli prosecutors insisted that bank managers concealed the real beneficiaries of this accounts in violation of anti-money-laundering rules. But their lawyers blamed Katsyv’s business for the bank’s problems. The court eventually agreed and found the bank managers not guilty.

 According to the judgment, Katsyv’s company Martash Investment had to sign a secret agreement with the Israeli government to avoid indictment.

“If the clients of the bank [Katsyv family] had denied signing the agreement, they would have faced charges and an indictment. The situation described by the lawyer [for Hapoalim managers] leads to the conclusion that the clients of the bank, who are the main culprits, apparently bought their freedom for money,” the final ruling in the case says.

 New York Properties

 The Katsyv family owns more than $17 million in New York real estate alone despite a new US law that says those who benefited from the Magnitsky case cannot enter the country.

 On Nov. 12, 2009, the Katsyv-owned Prevezon Holdings Ltd registered itself as a foreign business corporation in Brooklyn and on Nov. 30 that year Katsyv’s company set up a US business. Two weeks later it signed a deed on a condominium at Pine Street in Manhattan, for $829,000. The same day Prevezon Holding Ltd signed another deed and bought a second condo in the building for $1.2 million. Alexander Litvak, director of Prevezon Holdings Ltd, signed both deeds. 

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Leviev's group of companies, Africa Israel-AFI, opened shopping malls all over the world. AFI Palace is the biggest shopping mall in Romania.

 

The New York State Division of Corporations lists seven companies with names similar to Prevezon Holding Ltd that together own more than $17 million in New York real estate. Property records show that all the similarly named companies are affiliated with the same directors and managers, including Litvak and Krit, current director of Cyprus-based Prevezon. Some also own other New York City properties including five units in a luxury condominium complex at 20 Pine Street in the heart of Wall Street. A number of these are currently for sale for between $1 and $2 million each.

 Katsyv’s businesses are closely tied to another controversial figure: Russian oligarch Lev Leviev.  Leviev and Katsyv’s businesses often trade assets. (see Leviev story)

While the money trail leads to Stepanov and Katsyv, they are not the only persons involved with the Magnitsky money.  The whereabouts of hundreds of millions of dollars still missing lie unlocked in other banking records that are still to be checked.

  

The story was a cooperative effort of OCCRP, Novaya Gazeta and Barron's.  It was reported by Mihai Munteanu (OCCRP), Roman Anin (OCCRP/Novaya Gazeta) and Bill Alpert (Barron's). It was coordinated by Paul Radu (OCCRP). OCCRP can be reached at info@occrp.org .

 

 

Financial advisor denies charges of money laundering some of the proceeds of Northern Bank raid

Prosecution says it will show Ted Cunningham knew or believed £600,000 he dispersed was proceeds of a criminal offence

 Ted Cunningham at Cork Circuit Criminal Court yesterday for his trial on money laundering charges. Photograph:  Daragh Mac Sweeney/Provision

Ted Cunningham at Cork Circuit Criminal Court yesterday for his trial on money laundering charges. Photograph: Daragh Mac Sweeney/Provision

 

Barry Roche

 

The trial opened yesterday of a financial adviser charged with money laundering over £600,000 allegedly part of proceeds of a Northern Bank raid when £26.5 million was stolen in Belfast 10 years ago. Timothy Cunningham(65), Woodbine Lodge, Farran, Co Cork, has denied nine counts of money laundering at Cork Circuit Criminal Court.

The state alleges in six of the charges that Mr Cunningham laundered sums of cash in January and February 2005, knowing or believing the cash to be the proceeds of the robbery at the Northern Bank Cash Centre, Donegall Square West in Belfast.

The State alleges in a further three charges that Mr Cunningham laundered sums of cash by using these monies to purchase three cars or vehicles, again knowing or believing the cash to be proceeds of the Northern Bank raid on December 20th, 2004.

Tom O’Connell SC , prosecuting, said the State would produce evidence that Mr Cunningham had “dispersed money in an unconventional or unorthodox way”.

The Northern Bank robbery was a large robbery of cash from the Donegall Square West headquarters ofNorthern Bank in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Carried out on 20 December 2004, the gang seized the equivalent of £26.5 million in pounds sterling and small amounts of other currencies, largely euros and US$s. This makes it one of the largest bank robberies in UK history. Although the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) and theBritish and Irish governments claimed the Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) was responsible (or had permitted others to undertake the raid), this is denied by the Provisional IRA and the political party Sinn Féin. Although one person has been convicted of money laundering, the investigation is still ongoing, and the case remains unsolved.
 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northern_Bank_robbery

 

On the night of Sunday 19 December 2004, groups of armed men arrived at the homes of two officials of the Northern Bank, one in Downpatrick in County Down, the other in Poleglass, near Belfast. Masquerading as PSNI officers, they entered the homes and held the officials and their families at gunpoint. Bank official Christopher "Chris" Ward was taken from Poleglass to Downpatrick, the home of his supervisor, Kevin McMullan, while gunmen remained at his home with his family. Subsequently, McMullan's wife was taken from their home and held, also at gunpoint, at an unknown location. The following day both officials were instructed to report for work at the bank's headquarters at Belfast's Donegall Square West as normal.

At lunch time on Monday, 20 December 2004, Ward removed a sum of money thought to be around £1 million and placed it in a sports holdall. He walked out of the bank's Wellington Street staff entrance with the holdall and made his way to a bus stop in Queen Street, Belfast where he met up with one of the robbers. This action was later released as a closed circuit video presentation. After handing over the sports holdall with the stolen money, Ward returned to his work location. This was regarded as a test run for the main robbery later in the evening.

McMullan and Ward remained at work after the close of business, and later in the evening they gave entry to other members of the gang. The robbers entered the bank via the Wellington Street staff entrance and made their way to the bank's cash handling and storage facility. This held an unusually large amount of cash in preparation for distribution to automated teller machines for the busy Christmas shopping season. Cash was transferred to one or several vehicles parked outside in Wellington Street. The gang then fled. Shortly before midnight the gang holding the Ward family left, and those holding Mrs McMullan released her in a forest near Ballynahinch. The haul included £10m of uncirculated Northern Bank sterling banknotes, £5.5m of used Northern Bank sterling notes, £4.5m of circulated sterling notes issued by other banks, and small amounts of other currencies, largely eurosand US$s.

Following the raid, Northern Bank announced that it would recall all £300 million worth of its banknotes in denominations of £10 or more, and reissue them in different colours with a new logo and new serial numbers. The first of these new notes entered circulation on 11 March 2005.

 

Initial responses

Although the police initially refused to be drawn as to who might be involved, a number of commentators, including journalist Kevin Myers writing in the Daily Telegraph, quickly blamed the Provisional IRA, saying that only it had the wherewithal to conduct such a professional operation in the province. One senior police officer quoted in The Guardian newspaper said: "This operation required great expertise and coordination, probably more than the loyalist gangs possess".

Investigations were conducted by the Police Service of Northern Ireland. On 7 January 2005 Hugh Orde, the service's Chief Constable, issued an interim report in which he blamed the Provisional IRA for the robbery. The British and Irish governments concurred with Orde's assessment, as did the Independent Monitoring Commission (the body appointed by the Irish and British governments to oversee the Northern Ireland ceasefires). Sinn Féin, however, denied the Chief Constable's claim, saying the IRA had not conducted the raid and that Sinn Féin officials had not known of or sanctioned the robbery.Martin McGuinness said that Orde's accusation represented "nothing more than politically-biased allegations. This is more to do with halting the process of change which Sinn Féin has been driving forward than with anything that happened at the Northern Bank". Bertie Ahern, the Irish Taoiseach, on the other hand, said that "an operation of this magnitude had obviously been planned at a stage when I was in negotiations with those that would know the leadership of the Provisional movement."

On 18 January 2005 the Provisional IRA issued a two-line statement denying any involvement in the robbery: "The IRA has been accused of involvement in the recent Northern Bank robbery. We were not involved".

Despite this denial of involvement from the Provisional IRA, and others by its supporters, it has been widely believed in Northern Ireland, especially in unionist and loyalist circles, that the raid was the work of the IRA, and intended by them as a means of securing a pension fund for its active service members, who have been largely unemployed since the promulgation of the Good Friday Agreement.

Insurance

At the time of the raid, Northern Bank was owned by National Australia Bank although a deal had been signed to sell the bank to Danske Bank in the following year, 2005. This meant that all the costs of the raid were taken by National Australia Bank and not Northern Bank.

 

Arrests and investigation developments

10 February

On 10 February the houses of Liam and Michael Donnelly were searched in connection with the robbery but nothing was found on the business premises either.[11]

17 February

On 17 February the Gardaí announced it had arrested seven people and recovered over £2 million, including £60,000 in Northern Bank notes, during raids in the Cork and Dublin areas, as part of ongoing investigations intomoney laundering. The Gardaí did not officially confirm that the raids were related to the Northern Bank robbery, but made the arrests under the Offences against the State Act, the republic's chief anti-terrorism law. Those arrested are reported to include several men from Derry and a former Sinn Féin councillor. A suspected IRA member was arrested at Heuston Station, along with two others. Money to the sum of €94,000 was found in their vehicle, in a washing powder box.[13] One of the men, Don Bullman from Co. Cork, was charged on 18 February at the Special Criminal Court with IRA membership. He was jailed for IRA membership but never charged in connection with the Northern Bank robbery.

18 February

On 18 February, Gardaí in Passage West arrested a man found to be attempting to burn sterling banknotes.[15]Two men in Dublin were released from questioning, as was the Sinn Féin member in Cork.

A top Irish businessman and associate of the TaoiseachPhil Flynn, stepped down from a number of positions pending the outcome of a Gardaí investigation into Chesterton Finance, of which he is a non-executive director. He stepped down as chairman of a government body overseeing decentralisation, as well as giving up a position on the board of VHI and as chairman of the Bank of Scotland.[17]

The PSNI recovered £50,000 in unused Northern banknotes at Newforge Country Club, a sports and social club inBelfast for off-duty and retired police officers, owned by the PSNI's Athletic Association. The PSNI stated it was a diversion, but it is being investigated.

19 February

Police confirm the money found at the Newforge Country Club was part of the £26 million from the bank robbery.

October 2005

On 12 October, Garda Commissioner Noel Conroy told a law enforcement conference in Dublin that he was satisfied that the money recovered in Cork in February came from the Northern Bank robbery.

November 2005

On 2 November the PSNI arrested two men in Kilcoo, County Down, as part of a pre-planned operation in connection with the robbery. Sinn Féin's Willie Clarke says that the two arrested are not members of his party.

On 3 November three more people were arrested in BelfastDungannon and Coalisland, bringing the total number of people arrested during the operation to five. All five were questioned in the PSNI's Serious Crime Suite in Antrimpolice station. It was reported that in the early hours of the morning, crowds blocked the road betweenCastlewellan and Newry near Kilcoo with burnt-out vehicles. Hugh Orde defended the police action as "proportionate" and gave his full backing to the detectives handling the operation. Sinn Féin MP Michelle Gildernew claimed the raids were a "political stunt".

One of the five arrested during Tuesday and Wednesday has been released. The individual arrested in Dungannon was named as Brian Arthurs, a member of Sinn Féin and brother of Declan Arthurs, an IRA volunteer killed in 1987.

On 7 November, Martin McAliskey, a 42-year-old man from Coalisland, County Tyrone, was charged with making false statements to police in relation to a white Ford Transit van allegedly used in the robbery.

On 29 November police investigating the raid arrested Chris Ward and searched his home. They confirmed that another bank employee, a 23-year-old woman who was not named, was also arrested on the same day.

December 2005

On 2 December PSNI raided Casement Park, the Gaelic Athletic Association stadium in Belfast, and the related Social Club. The GAA reported the matter to the Irish government.

On 7 December, Chris Ward was charged with the robbery. Belfast Magistrates' Court was told the prosecution case was based on Ward's actions in the days preceding and during the raid, and a suspicious work rota, as well as discrepancies in Ward's original statements to police. Ward denied the charge and claimed police had harassed him and his family in an attempt to frame him. He also complained that he had been held in police custody for an unprecedented eight days under the Criminal Justice Act before being charged.

3 January 2007

All charges against Dominic McEvoy and Martin McAliskey are dropped by the Public Prosecution Service. Hugh Orde describes the developments as a setback. Chris Ward is remanded on bail until 31 January, when he will appear before the court again.

October 2007

A date of September 2008 was set for the trial of Chris Ward, in connection with the robbery. He is charged with robbery and two further charges of false imprisonment.

October 2008

On 9 October 2008, Ward was acquitted of the charges of false imprisonment and robbery. The judge discharged him after the prosecution said it would be offering no more evidence.

March 2009

On 27 March, financial adviser Ted Cunningham from Cork was found guilty of laundering over three million pounds sterling which came from the robbery.

May 2012

On 11 May 2012, the Court of Criminal Appeal quashed the conviction of Ted Cunningham on all ten charges, citing an invalidity of the warrant used to search his house. The invalidity referred to the fact that the warrant was issued by the senior Garda in charge of the investigation, as allowed for by section 29 (1) of the Offences against the State Act, a state of affairs which the Court found to be repugnant to the Constitution of Ireland. The Court ordered a retrial on nine of the ten original counts of money laundering. It directed that the tenth, relating to a sum of money allegedly found in Cunningham's home was not to be retried.

February 2014

Ted Cunningham was given a 5 year suspended sentence having pleaded guilty last week to two counts of money laundering following four days of trial.

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Obama’s Brother Malik Obama: Investor For Muslim Brotherhood’s Money!


http://politicalvelcraft.org/2013/08/20/exposed-obamas-brother-malik-obama-invests-muslim-brotherhoods-money/

Report says Malik directs radical Islamic movement’s investments

NEW YORK – President Obama’s half-brother in Kenya could cause the White House more headaches over new evidence linking him to the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and establishing that controversial IRS supervisor Lois Lerner signed his tax-exempt approval letter.
FILE - This Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2004 file photo shows Malik Obama, the older brother of  US President Barack Obama, who holds an undated picture of Barak, left, and himself, center, and an unidentified friend in his shop in Siaya, eastern Kenya. President Barack Obama's polygamist half brother in Kenya has married a woman who is more than 30 years younger than him. The 19-year-old's mother told The Associated Press on Friday Oct. 15, 2010 she is furious that her daughter quit high school and married the 52-year-old. Malik Obama, who is Muslim, has two other wives. Polygamy is legal in Kenya if it falls under religious or cultural traditions.  (AP Photo/Karel Prinsloo)

pResident Barack Obama’s polygamist half brother in Kenya Malik Obama has married a woman who is more than 30 years younger than him. The 19-year-old’s mother told The Associated Press on Friday Oct. 15, 2010 she is furious that her daughter quit high school and married the 52-year-old. Malik Obama, who is Muslim, has two other wives. Polygamy is legal in Kenya if it falls under sharia. (AP Photo/Karel Prinsloo)



I wonder when Obmama is going to stop telling the Muslims to stop clinging to their gins and their religion?

MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD OFFICIALLY BECAME A POLITICAL ORGANIZATION IN 1939


MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD OFFICIALLY BECAME A POLITICAL ORGANIZATION IN 1939

Malik Obama’s oversight of the Muslim Brotherhood’s international investments is one reason for the Obama administration’s support of the Muslim Brotherhood, according to an Egyptian report citing the vice president of the Supreme Constitutional Court of Egypt, Tehani al-Gebali
In a news report on Egyptian television of a Gebali speech, translated by researcher Walid Shoebat, a former Palestinian Liberation Organization operative, Gebali said she would like “to inform the American people that their president’s brother Obama is one of the architects of the major investments of the Muslim Brotherhood.”
“We will carry out the law, and the Americans will not stop us,” she said. “We need to open the files and begin court sessions.
“The Obama administration cannot stop us; they know that they supported terrorism,” she continued. “We will open the files so these nations are exposed, to show how they collaborated with [the terrorists]. It is for this reason that the American administration fights us.”
Shoebat said Gebali explained the news is important to Americans who are concerned about their president’s actions, calling it “is a gift to the American people,” implying there were more revelations to come.
In an interview on Egyptian television, Gebali said the cost to Egypt has been great, and she vowed her country will not allow any conspiracy against its people or the Egyptian state. She insisted that pushing Egypt to bankruptcy is unacceptable, because it would plunge her country into a dire state similar to Iraq and Libya.
Shoebat said that if the reports are correct, Turkey appears to play a central role in the alleged conspiracy. He emphasized that Egypt has asserted to the international community that it will not tolerate any attempt to push the country to bankruptcy.
Shoebat’s blog linked to three “very credible sources” that corroborate the report on Gebali’s comments.

The First thing to Fixing America
would be to prosecuted Politicians Who Violate Their Oath of Office, To Preserve, Protect and Defend the Consitution of the United States of America
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Shoebat reported in May that Malik Obama is the executive secretary of the Islamic Da’wa Organization, or IDO, a group created by the government of Sudan, which is considered by the U.S. State Department to be a terrorist state.
In 2010, Malik Obama attended an IDO conference in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum. One of the objectives of the IDO is to spread Wahhabist Islam across the African continent.
Sudan President Omar Al-Bashir supervised the conference. Bashir is wanted by the International Criminal Court on seven counts related to crimes against humanity.
Shoebat asserted the evidence places Malik Obama “in bed with terrorists, working in a terrorist state as an official of an organization created by terrorists.”

Rothschild's United States Embassy In Baghdad. Largest Embassy In The World. From India to Argentina to USA 1913 to Israel 1948 to Iraq 2003.


Rothschild’s United States Embassy In Baghdad. Largest Embassy In The World.
Rothschild’s Usurped Countries ~ From India to Argentina to USA 1913 to Israel 1948 to Iraq 2003.

Malik’s tax-exempt problems
WND reported in May that funds contributed in the U.S. to a 501(c)3 foundation run by Malik Obama have been diverted to support Malik’s multiple wives in Kenya, an expert on Islamic extremism has charged.
Lois Lerner, the director of the IRS tax-exempt division currently under congressional investigation, signed the letter approving tax-exempt status for the Malik Obama’s Barack H. Obama Foundation.

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  2. Dodd Frank & Basel III Enacted Treason Against The United States: Wealth Funneled Into Rothschild’s [BOE] Bank Of England.
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Lerner, currently on paid executive leave from her IRS supervisory position, took the Fifth Amendment before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on May 22 rather than answer questions on inappropriate criteria used by her IRS department to delay or otherwise deny tax-exempt status for tea party and “patriot” groups.
Shoebat has detailed his allegations in a 22-page investigative report titled “New IRS Scandal: Islamic Extremism and Sex Slaves: Report Reveals Obama’s Relatives Run Charities of Deceit,” published on his website
After a thorough examination of available evidence, Shoebat explained to WND his allegations against the Obama family tax-exempt foundations:
When Malik Obama and Sarah Obama raised money in the United States as the respective heads of foundations claiming to be charities, not only did the Internal Revenue Service illegally grant one of them tax-deductible status retroactively, but these foundations have supported – to varying degrees – illegal operations that acquire funding for personal gain, philandering, polygamy and the promotion of Wahhabism, the brand of Islam practiced by Al-Qaeda.
For the past two years, since long before the current IRS scandals became public, WND has been reporting irregularities in two IRS-approved 501(c)3 organizations operated in the U.S. by Obama’s half-brother and step-grandmother in Kenya.
WND reported in September 2011 the Barack H. Obama Foundation apparently received IRS approval one month after an application was submitted in May 2011. The IRS determination letter June 11, 2011, granted a highly irregular retroactive tax-exempt approval only after the group came under fire for operating as a 501(c)3 foundation since 2008 without ever having applied to the IRS.
In October 2012, WND reported a separate foundation, the Mama Sarah Obama Foundation, created on behalf of Obama’s step-grandmother in Kenya, has transferred funds, 90 percent of which are raised from U.S. individuals and corporations, to send Kenyan students to the top three most radical Wahhabist madrassas in Saudi Arabia.
Since its founding in 2008, the Barack H. Obama Foundation, operating out of a commercial mail drop in Arlington, Va., has solicited tax-deductible contributions on the Internet, listing addresses and telephone numbers both in the U.S. and Kenya, without disclosing the group lacked an IRS determination letter.


In September 2011, the IRS confirmed to WND that the Barack H. Obama Foundation had received a determination letter in June 2011, awarding the group tax-exempt 501(c)3 status retro-actively to 2008



Malik Obama, best man at the wedding of Barack H. Obama, Oct. 3, 1992
Tax-exempt polygamy?
On March 3, 2013, Andrew Malone, reporting for the London Daily Mail, documented that Malik’s youngest wife in Kenya, Sheila Anyano, 35 years his junior, had spent the past two years living with three of Malik’s other wives at the “Barack H Obama Foundation rest and relaxation center,” a restaurant complex that profits from visitors drawn by the family’s connection to the American president.
According to the Daily Mail, members of his extended family in Kenya have accused Malik, a practitioner of Islam and a polygamist, of being a wife-beater and philanderer. Malik is accused of seducing Sheila, the newest of his estimated 12 wives when she was a 17-year-old schoolgirl – a crime in Kenya, where the legal age of consent is 18.
Malone tracked down Sheila’s mother, Mary, who explained to the reporter that Malik Obama had “secret trysts” with the girl after spotting her attending prayers at the mosque he has built in Kogelo, the family’s ancestral home.
Sheila, now age 20, told Ambrose that marrying Malik, now age 55, was the “worst decision” of her life and confirmed that she and Malik kept their marriage “a secret,” because she was 17.
“At first he was good, after he started speaking to me at the mosque,” Sheila told the Daily Mail. “But he has changed. Marrying him has been the biggest mistake of my life. He beats me, but mostly he’s just nasty and quarrelsome.”
Shoebot charged that Malik Obama is abusing non-profit funds.
“There is no evidence to suggest that Malik is building any houses in Kogelo for widows and orphans as claimed,” Shoebat said.




Neither is there evidence that the Mama Sarah Foundation has built any homes for widows, orphans and HIV/AIDS victims.
“The only evidence where monies were spent involves the Barack H. Obama Recreation and Rest Center in Kenya, which housed Malik’s 12 wives in a facility that includes a restaurant and a mosque with a madrassa,” he said.
“While building mosques is legally considered charity, evidence shows the entire funding came directly from entities and individuals from Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Bahrain,” Shoebat said. “There is nothing of charitable nature to show for all the funds Malik raises from the United States. To date, there is no evidence for any accomplishments toward building homes for orphans, widows and AIDS victims in Kogelo or anywhere else in Kenya.”
Limited financial reporting
An IRS Form 990-EZ required for tax-exempt organizations was filed on May 23, 2011, only days before the IRS determination letter was sent.




Barack H. Obama Foundation, Form 990-EZ, filed May 23, 2011, page 1
The Form 990-EZ appears to have been hand-written by Malik Obama himself, complete with an unorthodox page of calculations evidently included to back up the amounts entered into the form.
The Form 990 reported the foundation had received $24,250 total gross income for 2010, derived from contributions, gifts and grants.
“We were not very successful this year because of limited contributions,” Malik reported on the Form 990. “The Foundation sponsored a Youth Tournement (sic) and embarked on construction of community bridges.”
Malik surfaced during the 2008 presidential campaign, dressed in African garb and holding a photograph of Barack Obama in African garb.



Abongo “Roy” Malik Obama displays a 1980s-era photograph of Barack Obama in Kenya
Born in Kenya to Kezia
Born in Kenya, on March 15, 1958, Abongo Malik “Roy” Obama was the first child born to Barack Obama Sr.
The son of Kezia, Obama Sr.’s first wife, Malik was only 18 months old when Barack Obama Sr. arrived in New York Aug. 8, 1959, on a BOAC flight in transit from Kenya to begin his undergraduate studies at the University of Hawaii in Honolulu.
Having abandoned Kezia in Kenya, Obama Sr. subsequently married Stanley Ann Dunham, Barack Obama Jr.’s mother, while in Honolulu, according to the account Obama relates in his autobiography “Dreams from My Father.”


Obama family portrait taken in Kenya. Abongo “Roy” Malik Obama stands to Barack Obama Jr.’s immediate left

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The Art of War Quotes


“Confucius said, “People may have the finest talents, but if they are arrogant and stingy, their other qualities are not worthy of consideration.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War: Complete Texts and Commentaries


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The Art of War Quotes (showing 1-30 of 365)
“Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War
“The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when you move, fall like a thunderbolt.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“Supreme excellence consists of breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting.”
― Sun TzuThe Art of War
“Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War
“All warfare is based on deception. Hence, when we are able to attack, we must seem unable; when using our forces, we must appear inactive; when we are near, we must make the enemy believe we are far away; when far away, we must make him believe we are near.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“If your enemy is secure at all points, be prepared for him. If he is in superior strength, evade him. If your opponent is temperamental, seek to irritate him. Pretend to be weak, that he may grow arrogant. If he is taking his ease, give him no rest. If his forces are united, separate them. If sovereign and subject are in accord, put division between them. Attack him where he is unprepared, appear where you are not expected .” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“Thus we may know that there are five essentials for victory: 
1 He will win who knows when to fight and when not to fight. 
2 He will win who knows how to handle both superior and inferior forces.
3 He will win whose army is animated by the same spirit throughout all its ranks. 
4 He will win who, prepared himself, waits to take the enemy unprepared. 
5 He will win who has military capacity and is not interfered with by the sovereign.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“Engage people with what they expect; it is what they are able to discern and confirms their projections. It settles them into predictable patterns of response, occupying their minds while you wait for the extraordinary moment — that which they cannot anticipate.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“The art of war is of vital importance to the State. It is a matter of life and death, a road either to safety or to ruin. Hence it is a subject of inquiry which can on no account be neglected.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“There is no instance of a nation benefitting from prolonged warfare.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“The greatest victory is that which requires no battle.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“In the midst of chaos, there is also opportunity” 
― Sun TzuA Arte da Guerra

“Move swift as the Wind and closely-formed as the Wood. Attack like the Fire and be still as the Mountain.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“When the enemy is relaxed, make them toil. When full, starve them. When settled, make them move.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War
“Treat your men as you would your own beloved sons. And they will follow you into the deepest valley.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War
“When you surround an army, leave an outlet free. Do not press a desperate foe too hard.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War
“There are not more than five musical notes, yet the combinations of these five give rise to more melodies than can ever be heard. 

There are not more than five primary colours, yet in combination
they produce more hues than can ever been seen.

There are not more than five cardinal tastes, yet combinations of
them yield more flavours than can ever be tasted.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War
“So in war, the way is to avoid what is strong, and strike at what is weak.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War
“To win one hundred victories in one hundred battles is not the acme of skill. To subdue the enemy without fighting is the acme of skill” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War
“One may know how to conquer without being able to do it. ” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War
“What the ancients called a clever fighter is one who not only wins, but excels in winning with ease.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War
“He who is prudent and lies in wait for an enemy who is not, will be victorious.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War
“If you know the enemy and know yourself, your victory will not stand in doubt; if you know Heaven and know Earth, you may make your victory complete.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War
“who wishes to fight must first count the cost” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War
“Thus the expert in battle moves the enemy, and is not moved by him.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War
“Rouse him, and learn the principle of his activity or inactivity. Force him to reveal himself, so as to find out his vulnerable spots.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War
“Anger may in time change to gladness; vexation may be succeeded by content.
But a kingdom that has once been destroyed can never come again into being; nor can the dead ever be brought back to life.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War
“There are roads which must not be followed, armies which must not be attacked, towns which must not be besieged, positions which must not be contested, commands of the sovereign which must not be obeyed.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War
“The wise warrior avoids the battle.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War
“Attack him where he is unprepared, appear where you are not expected.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War
“If soldiers are punished before they have grown attached to you, they will not prove submissive;
and, unless submissive, then will be practically useless. If, when the soldiers have become attached
to you, punishments are not enforced, they will still be unless.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War
“If your opponent is of choleric temper,  seek to irritate him.  Pretend to be weak, that he may grow arrogant.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War
“The whole secret lies in confusing the enemy, so that he cannot fathom our real intent.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War
“Ponder and deliberate before you make a move.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“If ignorant both of your enemy and yourself, you are certain to be in peril.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War
“Attack is the secret of defense; defense is the planning of an attack.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War
“Knowing the enemy enables you to take the offensive, knowing yourself enables you to stand on the defensive.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War
“The skillful tactician may be likened to the shuai-jan. Now the shuai-jan is a snake that is found in the Ch'ang mountains. Strike at its head, and you will be attacked by its tail; strike at its tail, and you will be attacked by its head; strike at its middle, and you will be attacked by head and tail both.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War
“But a kingdom that has once been destroyed can never come again into being; nor can the dead ever be brought back to life.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“If his forces are united, separate them.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“Great results, can be achieved with small forces.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“Never venture, never win!” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War
“If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War
“Move not unless you see an advantage;  use not your troops unless there is something to be gained; fight not unless the position is critical.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War
“Do not repeat the tactics which have gained you one victory, but let your methods be regulated by the infinite variety of circumstances.” 
― Ralph D. SawyerThe Art of War
“Bravery without forethought, causes a man to fight blindly and desperately like a mad bull.  Such an opponent, must not be encountered with brute force, but may be lured into an ambush and slain.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War
“who does not know the evils of war cannot appreciate its benefits” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War
“Know your enemy and know yourself and you can fight a hundred battles without disaster” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War
“The end and aim of spying in all its five varieties is knowledge of the enemy; and this knowledge can only be derived, in the first instance, from the converted spy. Hence it is essential that the converted spy be treated with the utmost liberality.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War
“Those skilled at making the enemy move do so by creating a situation to which he must conform; they entice him with something he is certain to take, and with lures of ostensible profit they await him in strength.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War
“Hence a commander who advances without any thought of winning personal fame and withdraws in spite of certain punishment, whose only concern is to protect his people and promote the interests of his ruler, is the nation's treasure. Because he fusses over his men as if they were infants, they will accompany him into the deepest valleys; because he fusses over his men as if they were his own beloved sons, they will die by his side. If he is generous with them and yet they do not do as he tells them, if he loves them and yet they do not obey his commands, if he is so undisciplined with them that he cannot bring them into proper order, they will be like spoiled children who can be put to no good use at all.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War
“Begin by seizing something which your opponent holds dear; then he will be amenable to your will.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War
“Hence to fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War
“mystify, mislead, and surprise the enemy” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War
“If he sends reinforcements everywhere, he will everywhere be weak.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War
“Hence that general is skilful in attack whose opponent does not know what to defend; and he is skilful in defense whose opponent does not know what to attack.”
― Sun TzuThe Art of War
“He will win who, prepared himself, waits to take the enemy unprepared.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War
“It is only the enlightened ruler and the wise general who will use the highest intelligence of the army for the purposes of spying, and thereby they achieve great results.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War
“Foreknowledge cannot be gotten from ghosts and spirits, cannot be had by analogy, cannot be found out by calculation. It must be obtained from people, people who know the conditions of the enemy.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“He who advances without seeking fame,
Who retreats without escaping blame,
He whose one aim is to protect his people and serve his lord,
The man is a jewel of the Realm” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“Conform to the enemy's tactics until a favorable opportunity offers; then come forth and engage in a battle that shall prove decisive.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“Rewards for good service should not be deferred a single day.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“do many calculations lead to victory, and few calculations to defeat” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“Disorder came from order, fear came from courage, weakness came from strength.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“If there is disturbance in the camp, the general's authority is weak. ” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“It is easy to love your friend, but sometimes the hardest lesson to learn is to love your enemy.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“Success in warfare is gained by carefully accommodating ourselves to the enemy's purpose.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“You can be sure of succeeding in your attacks if you only attack places which are undefended.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“The spot where we intend to fight must not be made known; for then the enemy will have to prepare against a possible attack at several different points;” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“When the outlook is bright, bring it before their eyes; but tell them nothing when the situation is gloomy.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“Conceal your dispositions, and your condition will remain secret, which leads to victory;  show your dispositions, and your condition will become patent, which leads to defeat.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“The good fighters of old first put themselves beyond the possibility of defeat, and then waited for an opportunity of defeating the enemy.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“By reinforcing every part, he weakens every part.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“Whether in an advantageous position or a disadvantageous one, the opposite state should be always present to your mind.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“When the common soldiers are too strong and their officers too weak, the result is INSUBORDINATION.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“When the officers are too strong and the common soldiers too weak, the result is COLLAPSE.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“When your army has crossed the border, you should burn your boats and bridges, in order to make it clear to everybody that you have no hankering after home.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“You can ensure the safety of your defense if you only hold positions that cannot be attacked.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“We cannot enter into alliances until we are acquainted with the designs of our neighbors.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“the worst calamities that befall an army arise from hesitation” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“There are not more than five primary colors  (blue, yellow,  red, white, and black), yet in combination they produce more hues than can ever been seen.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“If those who are sent to draw water begin by drinking themselves, the army is suffering from thirst. [One may know the condition of a whole army from the behavior of a single man.]” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“Unhappy is the fate of one who tries to win his battles and succeed in his attacks without cultivating the spirit of enterprise;  for the result is waste of time and   general stagnation.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“A clever general, therefore, avoids an army when its spirit is keen, but attacks it when it is sluggish and inclined to return. This is the art of studying moods.” 
― Ralph D. SawyerThe Art of War

“The general who does not advance to seek glory, or does not withdraw to avoid punishment, but cares for only the people's security and promotes the people's interests, is the nation's treasure.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“if you fight with all your might,  there is a chance of life; where as death is certain if you cling to your corner” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“No ruler should put troops into the field merely to gratify his own spleen; no general should fight a battle simply out of pique.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“The art of war is of vital importance to the State.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“So long as victory can be attained,  stupid haste is preferable to clever dilatoriness.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“Know thy self, know thy enemy. A thousand battles, a thousand victories.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“To lift an autumn hair is no sign of great strength; to see the sun and moon is no sign of sharp sight; to hear the noise of thunder is no sign of a quick ear.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“Whoever is first in the field and awaits the coming of the enemy, will be fresh for the fight; whoever is second in the field and has to hasten to battle will arrive exhausted.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“These military devices, leading to victory, must not be divulged beforehand.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“The art of war, then, is governed by five constant factors, to be taken into account in one's deliberations, when seeking to determine the conditions obtaining in the field.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“Do not swallow bait offered by the enemy. Do not interfere with an army that is returning home.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“If we wish to wrest an advantage from the enemy, we must not fix our minds on that alone, but allow for the possibility of the enemy also doing some harm to us, and let this enter as a factor into our calculations.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“Regard your soldiers as your children, and they will follow you into the deepest valleys; look upon them as your own beloved sons, and they will stand by you even unto death.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“Danger has a bracing effect.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“If you do not take opportunity   to   advance and reward   the   deserving,   your subordinates will not carry out your commands, and disaster will ensue.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“When the general is weak and without authority; when his orders are not clear and distinct; when there are no fixed duties assigned to officers and men, and the ranks are formed in a slovenly haphazard manner, the result is utter disorganization.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“Know the enemy and know yourself; in a hundred battles you will never be in peril. When you are ignorant of the enemy, but know yourself, your chances of winning or losing are equal. If ignorant both of your enemy and yourself, you are certain in every battle to be in peril.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“There are five dangerous faults which may affect a general: (1) Recklessness, which leads to destruction; (2) cowardice, which leads to capture; (3) a hasty temper, which can be provoked by insults; (4) a delicacy of honor which is sensitive to shame; (5) over-solicitude for his men, which exposes him to worry and trouble.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“Sun Tzu said: The good fighters of old first put themselves beyond the possibility of defeat, and then waited for an opportunity of defeating the enemy.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“first lay plans which will ensure victory, and then lead your army to battle;  if you will not begin with stratagem but rely on brute strength alone, victory will no longer be assured” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“Thus it is that in war the victorious strategist only seeks battle after the victory is won, whereas he who is destined to defeat first fights and afterwards looks for victory.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“We are not fit to lead an army on the march unless we are familiar with the face of the country -- its mountains and forests, its pitfalls and precipices, its marshes and swamps.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“O divine art of subtlety and secrecy! Through you we learn to be invisible, through you inaudible, and hence we can hold the enemy's fate in our hands.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“The principle on which to manage an army is to set up one standard of courage which all must reach.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“There are five dangerous faults which may affect a general:
(1) Recklessness, which leads to destruction;
(2) cowardice, which leads to capture;
(3) a hasty temper, which can be provoked by insults;
(4) a delicacy of honor which is sensitive to shame;
(5) over-solicitude for his men, which exposes him to worry and trouble.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“It is best to keep one’s own state intact; to crush the enemy’s state is only second best.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“Sun Tzu said: The art of war recognises nine varieties of ground: (1) Dispersive ground; (2) facile ground; (3) contentious ground; (4) open ground; (5) ground of intersecting highways; (6) serious ground; (7) difficult ground; (8) hemmed-in ground; (9) desperate ground.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“You can be sure of succeeding in your attacks if you only attack places which are undefended.You can ensure the safety of your defence if you only hold positions that cannot be attacked.” 
― Ralph D. SawyerThe Art of War

“When we are near, we must make the enemy believe we are far away...” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“the opportunity of defeating the enemy is provided by the enemy himself.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“Therefore the skillful leader subdues the enemy's troops without any fighting; he captures their cities without laying siege to them; he overthrows their kingdom without lengthy operations in the field.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“and addressed them thus: “I presume you know the difference between front and back, right hand and left hand?” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“licited from spirits; it cannot be obtained inductively from experience, nor by any” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“Be stern in the council-chamber, [Show no weakness, and insist on your plans being ratified by the sovereign.] so that you may control the situation.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“Plan for what it is difficult while it is easy, do what is great while it is small.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“To begin by bluster, but afterwards to take fright at the enemy's numbers, shows a supreme lack of intelligence.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“Ground on which we can only be saved from destruction by fighting without delay, is desperate ground.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“On open ground, do not try to block the enemy's way. On the ground of intersecting highways, join hands with your allies.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“At first, then, exhibit the coyness of a maiden,  until the enemy gives you an opening; afterwards emulate the rapidity of a running hare, and it will be too late for the enemy to oppose you.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“Sun Tzu said: In the practical art of war, the best thing of all is to take the enemy's country whole and intact; to shatter and destroy it is not so good. So, too, it is better to capture an army entire than to destroy it, to capture a regiment, a detachment or a company entire than to destroy them.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“Sun Tzu said: The art of war is of vital importance to the State.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“These are: (1) the Moral Law; (2) Heaven; (3) Earth; (4) the Commander; (5) method and discipline.” 
― Ralph D. SawyerThe Art of War

“Therefore, just as water retains no constant shape, so in warfare there are no constant conditions.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“It is a matter of life and death, a road either to safety or to ruin. Hence it is a subject of inquiry which can on no account be neglected.” 
― Ralph D. SawyerThe Art of War

“Through you we learn to be invisible, through you inaudible; and hence we can hold the enemy's fate in our hands.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“All men can see the tactics whereby I conquer, but what none can see is the strategy out of which victory is evolved.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“When you engage in actual fighting, if victory is long in coming, then men's weapons will grow dull and their ardour will be damped. If you lay siege to a town, you will exhaust your strength.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“Deep knowledge is to be aware of disturbance before disturbance, to be aware of danger before danger, to be aware of destruction before destruction, to be aware of calamity before calamity. Strong action is training the body without being burdened by the body, exercising the mind without being used by the mind, working in the world without being affected by the world, carrying out tasks without being obstructed by tasks.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War: Complete Texts and Commentaries

“There are not more than five primary colours, yet in combination they produce more hues than can ever been seen.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“For the wise man delights in establishing his merit, the brave man likes to show his courage in action, the covetous man is quick at seizing advantages, and the stupid man has no fear of death.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“Thus, what enables the wise sovereign and the good general to strike and conquer, and achieve things beyond the reach of ordinary men, is foreknowledge.”
― Sun TzuThe Art of War


“Knowledge of the enemy's dispositions can only be obtained from other men.” 
― Ralph D. SawyerThe Art of War

“The answer was again in the affirmative, so arrangements were made to bring 180 ladies out of the Palace. Sun Tzu divided them into two companies, and placed one of the King's favourite concubines at the head of each. He then bade them all take spears in their hands, and addressed them thus: “I presume you know the difference between front and back, right hand and left hand?” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“Be extremely subtle, even to the point of formlessness. Be extremely mysterious, even to the point of soundlessness. Thereby you can be the director of the opponent's fate.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“Hence” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“Hold out baits to entice the enemy. Feign disorder, and crush him.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“Sun Tzu Wu was a native of the Ch`i State. His Art of War brought him to the notice of Ho Lu, King of Wu. Ho Lu said to him: “I have carefully perused your 13 chapters. May I submit your theory of managing soldiers to a slight test?” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“For should the enemy strengthen his van, he will weaken his rear; should he strengthen his rear, he will weaken his van; should he strengthen his left, he will weaken his right; should he strengthen his right, he will weaken his left. If he sends reinforcements everywhere, he will everywhere be weak.” 
― Ralph D. SawyerThe Art of War

“Therefore the clever combatant imposes his will on the enemy, but does not allow the enemy's will to be imposed on him.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“When an invading force crosses a river in its onward march, do not advance to meet it in mid-stream.  It will be best to let half the army get across, and then deliver your attack.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“By method and discipline are to be understood the marshaling of the army in its proper subdivisions, the graduations of rank among the officers, the maintenance of roads by which supplies may reach the army, and the control of military expenditure.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“There are not more than five cardinal tastes, yet combinations of them yield more flavours than can ever be tasted.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“Standing on the defensive indicates insufficient strength; attacking, a superabundance of strength.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War


“It is the rule in war, if our forces are ten to the enemy's one, to surround him; if five to one, to attack him; if twice as numerous, to divide our army into two.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“Cualquiera que tenga forma puede ser definido, y cualquiera que pueda ser definido puede ser vencido.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“Security against defeat implies defensive tactics; ability to defeat the enemy means taking the offensive.” 
― Ralph D. SawyerThe Art of War

“Sun Tzu said: Whoever is first in the field and awaits the coming of the enemy, will be fresh for the fight; whoever is second in the field and has to hasten to battle will arrive exhausted.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“El arte de la guerra se basa en el engaño. Por lo tanto, cuando es capaz de atacar, ha de aparentar incapacidad; cuando las trampas se mueven, aparentar inactividad.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“If we wish to fight, the enemy can be forced to an engagement even though he be sheltered behind a high rampart and a deep ditch. All we need do is attack some other place that he will be obliged to relieve.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“For should the enemy strengthen his van, he will weaken his rear; should he strengthen his rear, he will weaken his van; should he strengthen his left, he will weaken his right; should he strengthen his right, he will weaken his left. If he sends reinforcements everywhere, he will everywhere be weak.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“provisions” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“expenditure” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“Sun Tzu said: In the operations of war, where there are in the field a thousand swift chariots, as many heavy chariots, and a hundred thousand mail-clad soldiers, with provisions enough to carry them a thousand Li, the expenditure at home and at the front, including entertainment of guests, small items such as glue and paint, and sums spent on chariots and armour, will reach the total of a thousand ounces of silver per day. Such is the cost of raising an army of 100,000 men.” 
― Ralph D. SawyerThe Art of War

“Pretend to be weak, that he may grow arrogant.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“15. In war, practice dissimulation, and you will succeed.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“choleric” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“Appear at points which the enemy must hasten to defend; march swiftly to places where you are not expected.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“You can be sure of succeeding in your attacks if you only attack places which are undefended.You can ensure the safety of your defense if you only hold positions that cannot be attacked.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“Thus, though we have heard of stupid haste in war, cleverness has never been seen associated with long delays.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“A clever general, therefore, avoids an army when its spirit is keen, but attacks it when it is sluggish and inclined to return.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“There are roads which must not be followed, armies which must be not attacked, towns which must not be besieged, positions which must not be contested, commands of the sovereign which must not be obeyed.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“Hence the skillful fighter puts himself into a position which makes defeat impossible, and does not miss the moment for defeating the enemy.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“He who relies solely on warlike measures shall be exterminated; he who relies solely on peaceful measures shall perish.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“The general who advances without coveting fame and retreats without fearing disgrace, whose only thought is to protect his country and do good service for his sovereign, is the jewel of the kingdom. Regard your soldiers as your children, and they will follow you into the deepest valleys; look upon them as your own beloved sons, and they will stand by you even unto death.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“If, on the other hand, in the midst of difficulties we are always ready to seize an advantage, we may extricate ourselves from misfortune.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“To secure ourselves against defeat lies in our own hands, but the opportunity of defeating the enemy is provided by the enemy himself.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“The quality of decision is like the well-timed swoop of a falcon which enables it to strike and destroy its victim.” 
― Ralph D. SawyerThe Art of War

“Hence” 
― Ralph D. SawyerThe Art of War

“siege” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“The consummate leader cultivates the Moral Law, and strictly adheres to method and discipline; thus it is in his power to control success.” 
― Ralph D. SawyerThe Art of War

“In respect of military method, we have, firstly, Measurement; secondly, Estimation of quantity; thirdly, Calculation; fourthly, Balancing of chances; fifthly, Victory.” 
― Ralph D. SawyerThe Art of War

“Water shapes its course according to the nature of the ground over which it flows; the soldier works out his victory in relation to the foe whom he is facing.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“He wins his battles by making no mistakes.
Making no mistakes is what establishes the certainty of victory, for it means conquering an enemy that is already defeated.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“The skillful employer of men will employ the wise man, the brave man, the covetous man, and the stupid man. For the wise man delights in establishing his merit, the brave man likes to show his courage in action, the covetous man is quick at seizing advantages, and the stupid man has no fear of death."]” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“About Sun Tzu himself this is all that Ssu-ma Ch`ien has to tell us in this chapter. But he proceeds to give a biography of his descendant, Sun Pin, born about a hundred years after his famous ancestor's death, and also the outstanding military genius of his time.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“To fight and conquer one hundred times is not the perfection of attainment, for the supreme art is to subdue the enemy without fighting.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“concubines” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“The rising of birds in their flight is the sign of an ambuscade. Startled beasts indicate that a sudden attack is coming.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“Cien vitorias en cien batallas no es la mayor habilidad. Someter al ejército de los otros sin batalla es la mayor habilidad.” 
― Sun TzuEl arte de la guerra

“The captured soldiers should be kindly treated and kept.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“Hence, when able to attack, we must seem unable; when using our forces, we must seem inactive; when we are near, we must make the enemy believe we are far away; when far away, we must make him believe we are near.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“practise” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War“it is better to recapture an army entire than to destroy it, to capture a regiment, a detachment or a company entire than to destroy them.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“Excessive rewards are a sign of desperation. Excessive punishments are a sign of exhaustion.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“7. Hence in the wise leader's plans, considerations of advantage and of disadvantage will be blended together.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“bestowed” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“Confucius said, “People may have the finest talents, but if they are arrogant and stingy, their other qualities are not worthy of consideration.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War: Complete Texts and Commentaries

“to blame.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“Attack by Stratagem” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“5,6. The Moral Law causes the people to be in complete accord with their ruler, so that they will follow him regardless of their lives, undismayed by any danger.

Excerpt From: Sunzi. “The Art of War.” iBooks. 
This material may be protected by copyright.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“5,6. The Moral Law causes the people to be in complete accord with their ruler, so that they will follow him regardless of their lives, undismayed by any danger.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“Where there are repeated wars, the people are weakened; when they score repeated victories, rulers become haughty. Let haughty rulers command weakened people, and rare is the nation that will not perish as a result.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War: Complete Texts and Commentaries

“III. ATTACK BY STRATAGEM 1. Sun Tzu said: In the practical art of war, the best thing of all is to take the enemy's country whole and intact; to shatter and destroy it is not so good. So, too, it is better to recapture an army entire than to destroy it, to capture a regiment, a detachment or a company entire than to destroy them. 2. Hence to fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“All warfare is based on deception.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War#

“In a similar way, The Art of War pinpoints anger and greed as fundamental causes of defeat.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War: Complete Texts and Commentaries

“If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“It is only one who is thoroughly acquainted with the evils of war that can thoroughly understand the profitable way of carrying it on.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“Traitez bien les prisonniers, nourissez-les comme vos propres soldats, afin qu'il se trouvent mieux chez vous qu'ils ne l'étaient dans leur propre camp ou dans leur patrie. (article II)” 
― Sun TzuL' Art De La Guerre

“Continuer la lutte lorsqu'on est victorieux, c'est aussi bien diminuer ses propres forces qu'affaiblir le gage exigé du vaincu. (notes de L. Nachin (1948) sur l'article II)” 
― Sun TzuL' Art De La Guerre

“Let your rapidity be that of the wind, your compactness that of the forest.” 
― Ralph D. SawyerThe Art of War

“Do not repeat the tactics which have gained you one victory, but let your methods be regulated by the infinite variety of circumstances.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“A leader leads by example not by force.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“I have heard that the ancients used bows and arrows to their advantage.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“Opportunistic relationships can hardly be kept constant. The acquaintance of honorable people, even at a distance, does not add flowers in times of warmth and does not change its leaves in times of cold: it continues unfading through the four seasons, becomes increasingly stable as it passes through ease and danger.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War: Complete Texts and Commentaries

“from the ancient Chinese commentators found in the Giles edition. Of these four, Giles' 1910 edition is the most scholarly and presents the reader an incredible amount of information concerning Sun Tzu's text, much more than any other translation. The Giles' edition of the ART OF WAR, as stated above, was a scholarly work. Dr. Giles was a leading sinologue at the time and an assistant in the Department” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“Now by the laws of war, better than defeating a country by fire and the sword, is to take it without strife.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“15. Thus it is that in war the victorious strategist only seeks battle after the victory has been won, whereas he who is destined to defeat first fights and afterwards looks for victory.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“Those who are skilled in combat do not become angered, those who are skilled at winning do not become afraid. Thus the wise win before they fight, while the ignorant fight to win.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War: Complete Texts and Commentaries

“expenditure.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“The general, unable to control his irritation, will launch his men to the assault like swarming ants, with the result that one-third of his men are slain, while the town still remains untaken. Such are the disastrous effects of a siege.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“I have heard that in war haste can be folly, but have never seen delay that was wise.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“Neither is it the acme of excellence if you fight and conquer and the whole Empire says, “Well done!” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“Accordingly, he had the two leaders beheaded, and straightway installed the pair next in order as leaders in their place. When this had been done, the drum was sounded for the drill once more; and the girls went through all the evolutions, turning to the right or to the left, marching ahead or wheeling back, kneeling or standing, with perfect accuracy and precision, not venturing to utter a sound. Then Sun Tzu sent a messenger to the King saying: “Your soldiers, Sire, are now properly drilled and disciplined, and ready for your majesty's inspection. They can be put to any use that their sovereign may desire; bid them go through fire and water, and they will not disobey.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“Some people think insufficiency means weakness and surplus means strength, but this impression is wrong.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War: Complete Texts and Commentaries

“practice dissimulation, and you will succeed.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“Weapons are inauspicious instruments, not the tools of the enlightened. When there is no choice but to use them, it is best to be calm and free from greed, and not celebrate victory. Those who celebrate victory are bloodthirsty, and the bloodthirsty cannot have their way with the world.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War: Complete Texts and Commentaries

“Hence the saying: If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.” 
― Ralph D. SawyerThe Art of War

“My eldest brother sees the spirit of sickness and removes it before it takes shape, so his name does not get out of the house. My elder brother cures sickness when it is still extremely minute, so his name does not get out of the neighborhood. As for me, I puncture veins, prescribe potions, and massage skin, so from time to time my name gets out and is heard among the lords.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“besiege” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“[T]o fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“If your opponent is of choleric temper, seek to irritate him. Pretend to be weak, that he may grow arrogant.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“Thus it is that in war the victorious strategist only seeks battle after the victory has been won, whereas he who is destined to defeat first fights and afterwards looks for victory.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“These are: (1) the Moral Law; (2) Heaven; (3) Earth; (4) the Commander; (5) method and discipline.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“Though the enemy be stronger in numbers, we may prevent him from fighting. Scheme so as to discover his plans and the likelihood of their success.” 
― Ralph D. SawyerThe Art of War

“Hence the saying: If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“the Completer and Wu Wang all used spears and battle-axes in order to succor their generation. The SSU-MA FA says: "If one man slay another of set purpose, he himself” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“De ahí el dicho: conoce al enemigo y conócete a ti mismo, y sobre tu victoria no caerán dudas; conoce el Cielo y la Tierra, y tu victoria estará asegurada del todo.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“Therefore the master of war causes the enemy's forces to yield, but without fighting ; he captures his fortress, but without besieging it ; and without lengthy fighting takes the enemy's kingdom. Without tarnishing his weapons he gains the complete advantage. This is the assault by stratagem.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“Again, if the campaign is protracted, the resources of the State will not be equal to the strain.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“Hiding order beneath the cloak of disorder is simply a question of subdivision; concealing courage
under a show of timidity presupposes a fund of latent energy; masking strength with weakness is to
be effected by tactical dispositions.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“English” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“The general who wins a battle makes many calculations in his temple before the battle is fought. The general who loses a battle makes but few calculations.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“La invencibilidad está en uno mismo, la vulnerabilidad en el adversario. Por esto, los guerreros expertos pueden ser invencibles, pero no pueden hacer que sus adversarios sean vulnerables.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“Война - это путь обмана. Поэтому, даже если [ты] способен,
показывай противнику свою неспособность. Когда должен ввести в бой
свои силы, притворись бездеятельным. Когда [цель] близко, показывай,
будто она далеко; когда же она действительн далеко, создавай
впечатление, что она близко.

Изобрази выгоду, чтобы завлечь его. Сотвори беспорядок [в его
силах] и возьми его.
Если он полон, приготовься; если он силен, избегай его.
Если он в гневе, беспокой его; будь почтителен, чтобы он возомнил о
себе.
Если враг отдохнувший, заставь его напрячь силы.
Если он объединен, разъедини его.
Нападай там, где он не приготовился.
Или вперед там, где он не ожидает.
Таковы пути, которыми военные стратеги побеждают. Но о них нельзя
говорить наперед.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“Находясь в порядке, ждут беспорядка; находясь в спокойствии, ждут волнений; это и есть управление сердцем.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“marshes” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“15. Hence a wise general makes a point of foraging on the enemy. One cartload of the enemy's provisions is equivalent to twenty of one's own, and likewise a single picul of his provender is equivalent to twenty from one's own store.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“[Once war is declared, he will not waste precious time in waiting for reinforcements, nor will he return his army back for fresh supplies, but crosses the enemy's frontier without delay.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“The spot where we intend to fight must not be made known; for then the enemy will have to prepare against a possible attack at several different points; and his forces being thus distributed in many directions, the numbers we shall have to face at any given point will be proportionately few.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“Again the girls assented. The words of command having been thus explained, he set up the halberds and battle-axes in order to begin the drill. Then, to the sound of drums, he gave the order “Right turn.” But the girls only burst out laughing. Sun Tzu said: “If words of command are not clear and distinct, if orders are not thoroughly understood, then the general is to blame.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“while the main laws of strategy can be stated clearly enough for the benefit of all and sundry, you must be guided by the actions of the enemy in attempting to secure a favorable position in actual warfare.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“However, this translation is, in the words of Dr. Giles, "excessively bad." He goes further in this criticism: "It is not merely a question of downright blunders, from which none can hope to be wholly exempt.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“Maneuvering with an army is advantageous; with an undisciplined multitude, most dangerous.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“There are three avenues of opportunity: events, trends, and conditions. When opportunities occur through events but you are unable to respond, you are not smart. When opportunities become active through a trend and yet you cannot make plans, you are not wise. When opportunities emerge through conditions but you cannot act on them, you are not bold.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War: Complete Texts and Commentaries

“The Giles' edition of the ART OF WAR, as stated above, was a scholarly work.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“Triunfa el que elabora una táctica para conseguirlo, aprovecha su oportunidad, acepta sus debilidades y reconoce sus fortalezas.” 
― Sun TzuEl arte de la guerra.

“La strategia è la via del paradosso. Così, chi è abile, si mostri maldestro; chi è utile, si mostri inutile. Chi è affabile, si mostri scostante; chi è scostante, si mostri affabile.” 
― Sun TzuL'arte della guerra - I metodi militari

“I pee in the toilets of my enemies, so that when they flush my pee comes out” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“What Hurts the People There are five things that hurt the people: There are local officials who use public office for personal benefit, taking improper advantage of their authority, holding weapons in one hand and people’s livelihood in the other, corrupting their offices, and bleeding the people. There are cases where serious offenses are given light penalties; there is inequality before the law, and the innocent are subjected to punishment, even execution. Sometimes serious crimes are pardoned, the strong are supported, and the weak are oppressed. Harsh penalties are applied, unjustly torturing people to get at facts. Sometimes there are officials who condone crime and vice, punishing those who protest against this, cutting off the avenues of appeal and hiding the truth, plundering and ruining lives, unjust and arbitrary. Sometimes there are senior officials who repeatedly change department heads so as to monopolize the government administration, favoring their friends and relatives while treating those they dislike with unjust harshness, oppressive in their actions, prejudiced and unruly. They also use taxation to reap profit, enriching themselves and their families by exactions and fraud. Sometimes local officials extensively tailor awards and fines, welfare projects, and general expenditures, arbitrarily determining prices and measures, with the result that people lose their jobs. These five things are harmful to the people, and anyone who does any of these should be dismissed from office.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War: Complete Texts and Commentaries

“In difficult ground, press on; In encircled ground, devise stratagems; In death ground, fight.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“La milicia es un Tao de engaños:
De modo que cuando seas capaz, muestra incapacidad. Cuando seas activo, muestra inactividad.
Cuando estés cerca, haz creer que estás lejos. Cuando estés lejos, haz creer que estás cerca.
De modo que cuando el enemigo busque ventajas,
los atraerás. Cuando se halle confundido, lo conquistarás. Cuando tenga consistencia, prepárate a enfrentarte a él. Cuando sea fuerte, evítalo. Cuando esté airado, acósalo. Atácale cuando no esté preparado.
Surge allí donde no te espere.” 
― Sun TzuEl arte de la guerra

“One mark of a great soldier is that he fights on his own terms or fights not at all.” 
― Dallas GalvinThe Art of War

“Chapter1
Laying Plans” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“The true object of war is peace.” 
― Dallas GalvinThe Art of War

“He will win who knows when to fight and when not to fight.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“1. Sun Tzu said: The art of war recognizes nine varieties of ground: (1) Dispersive ground; (2) Facile ground; (3) Contentious ground; (4) Open ground; (5) Ground of intersecting highways; (6) Serious ground; (7) Difficult ground; (8) Hemmed-in ground; (9) Desperate ground.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“If words of command are not clear and distinct, if orders are not thoroughly understood, then the general is to blame.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“A clever general, therefore, avoids an army when its spirit is keen, but attacks it when it is sluggish and inclined to return. This is the art of studying moods.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“and were closely pursued by Pan Ch`ao. Over 5000 heads were brought back as trophies, besides immense spoils in the shape of horses and cattle and valuables of every description. Yarkand then capitulating, Kutcha and the other kingdoms drew off their respective forces. From that time forward, Pan Ch`ao's prestige completely overawed the countries of the west." In this case, we see that the Chinese general not only kept his own officers in ignorance of his real plans, but actually took the bold step of dividing his army in order to deceive the” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“We become one body ; the enemy being separated into ten parts. We attack the divided ten with the united one. We are many, the enemy is few, and in superiority of numbers there is economy of strength.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“If the enemy know not where he will be attacked, he must prepare in every quarter, and so be everywhere weak.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“The Book of Army Management says: On the field of battle, the spoken word does not carry far enough: hence the institution of gongs and drums. Nor can ordinary objects be seen clearly enough: hence the institution of banners and flags.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“Si quieres fingir cobardía para conocer la estrategia de los adversarios, primero tienes que ser extremadamente valiente, porque solo entonces puedes actuar como tímido de manera artificial. Si quieres fingir debilidad para inducir a la arrogancia en tus enemigos, primero has de ser extremadamente fuerte porque solo entonces puedes pretender ser débil.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“El valiente puede luchar, el cuidadoso puede hacer de centinela, y el inteligente puede estudiar, analizar y comunicar. Cada cuál es útil.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“Поэтому сказано: если знаешь врага и знаешь себя, твоя победа будет несомненна. Если знаешь Небо и знаешь Землю, твоя победа будет полной.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“Ser violento al principio y terminar temiendo después a los propios soldados es el colmo de la ineptitud.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“Donde hay grandes recompensas hay hombres valientes” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“Un viento diurno cesará al anochecer, un viento nocturno cesará al amanecer.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“2. To secure ourselves against defeat lies in our own hands, but the opportunity of defeating the enemy is provided by the enemy himself.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“Sun Tzu said: We may distinguish six kinds of terrain, to wit: (1) Accessible ground; (2) Entangling ground;               (3) Temporizing ground;               (4) Narrow passes; (5) Precipitous heights; (6) Positions at a great distance from the enemy.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“Master Sun So it is said that if you know others and know yourself, you will not be imperiled in a hundred battles; if you do not know others but know yourself, you win one and lose one; if you do not know others and do not know yourself, you will be imperiled in every single battle.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War: Complete Texts and Commentaries

“The PEOPLE being regarded as the essential part of the State, and FOOD as the people's heaven, is it not right that those in authority should value and be careful of both?"]” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“Hacerte invencible significa conocerte a ti mismo; aguardar para descubrir la vulnerabilidad del adversario significa conocer a los demás.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“It is the unemotional, reserved, calm, detached warrior who wins, not the hothead seeking vengeance and not the ambitious seeker of fortune.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“La invencibilidad está en uno mismo, la vulnerabilidad en el adversario.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“If words of command are not clear and distinct, if orders are not thoroughly understood, the general is to blame. But if his orders are clear, and the soldiers nevertheless disobey, then it is the fault of their officers.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“Hay que reflexionar y deliberar antes de tomar cualquier decisión.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“Sun Tzu dijo: En el arte práctico de la guerra, es mejor conservar el país enemigo entero e intacto, que destruirlo y arrasarlo.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“combatir y vencer en la batalla no es la excelencia suprema, sino que esta reside en romper la resistencia del enemigo sin luchar.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“There is no instance of a country having benefited from prolonged warfare.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“When Lionel Giles began his translation of Sun Tzu's ART OF WAR, the work was virtually unknown in Europe. Its introduction to Europe began in 1782 when a French Jesuit Father living in China, Joseph Amiot, acquired a copy of it, and translated it into French. It was not a good translation because, according to Dr. Giles, "[I]t contains a great deal that Sun Tzu did not write, and very little indeed of what he did." The first translation into English was published” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“A government should not mobilize an army out of anger, military leaders should not provoke war out of wrath. Act when it is beneficial to do so, desist if not. Anger can revert to joy, wrath can revert to delight, but a nation destroyed cannot be restored to existence, and the dead cannot be restored to life.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War: Complete Texts and Commentaries

“When Lionel Giles began his translation of Sun Tzu's ART OF WAR, the work was virtually unknown in Europe. Its introduction to Europe began in 1782 when a French Jesuit Father living in China, Joseph Amiot, acquired a copy of it, and translated” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“When Lionel Giles began his translation of Sun Tzu's ART OF WAR, the work was virtually unknown in Europe. Its introduction to Europe began in 1782 when a French Jesuit Father living in China, Joseph Amiot, acquired a copy of it, and translated it into French. It was not a good translation because, according to Dr. Giles, "[I]t contains a” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“La defensa es para tiempos de escasez, el ataque para tiempos de abundancia.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“Si solo eres capaz de asegurar la victoria tras enfrentarte a un adversario en un conflicto armado, esa victoria es una dura victoria. Si eres capaz de ver lo sutil y de darte cuenta de lo oculto, irrumpiendo antes del orden de la batalla, la victoria así obtenida es una victoria fácil.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“YUEH” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“…tardiness can never be anything but foolish…” 
― Dallas GalvinThe Art of War

“Todos los hombres pueden ver las tácticas, pero lo que nadie puede ver es la estrategia que hace que de estas observaciones evolucione la victoria.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“En la guerra, el verdadero objetivo es alcanzar la victoria, y no realizar campañas largas.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“The Way means inducing the people to have the same aim as the leadership,” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“Hay cinco elementos esenciales para la victoria: (1) Ganará, quien sabe cuándo luchar y cuándo no hacerlo. (2) Ganará, quien sabe manejar, tanto las fuerzas superiores como las fuerzas inferiores. (3) Ganará, quien posea el ejército que esté animado por el mismo espíritu en todas sus filas. (4) Ganará, quien preparado, sepa esperar para coger al enemigo desprevenido. (5) Ganará, quien dueño de la capacidad militar, no sea interferido por el soberano.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“Si conoces al enemigo y te conoces a ti mismo, no debes temer el resultado de cien batallas. Si te conoces a ti mismo, pero no al enemigo, por cada victoria obtenida también sufrirás una derrota. Si no sabes nada ni del enemigo ni de ti mismo, sucumbirás en todas las batallas.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“Întreaga artă a războiului este bazată pe înșelătorie.” 
― Tzu Sun-TzuThe Art of War

“Los buenos guerreros hacen que los adversarios vengan a ellos y de ningún modo se dejan atraer fuera de su fortaleza.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“Hay que dejarle una salida a un ejército rodeado.

Muéstrales una manera de salvar la vida para que no estén dispuestos a luchar hasta la muerte, y así podrás aprovecharte para atacarles.

No presiones a un enemigo desesperado.

Un animal agotado seguirá luchando, pues esa es la ley de la naturaleza.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“Cuando te halles en un terreno cerrado, prepara alguna estrategia y muévete. Cuando te halles en un terreno mortal, lucha.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“the wise leader's plans, considerations of advantage and of disadvantage will be blended together.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“Asked if an army can be made to imitate the SHUAI-JAN, I should answer, Yes. For the men of Wu and the men of Yueh are enemies; yet if they are crossing a river in the same boat and are caught by a storm, they will come to each other's assistance just as the left hand helps the right.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“a classic yields significantly different meanings when read in different circumstances and moods; on a larger scale, a classic conveys wholly different worlds when read in different times of life, at different stages of experience, feeling, and understanding of life. Classics may be interesting and even entertaining, but people always find they are not like books used for diversion, which give up all of their content at once; the classics seem to grow wiser as we grow wiser, more useful the more we use them.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“Si no puedes ser fuerte, pero tampoco sabes ser débil, serás derrotado.” 
― Sun TzuEl Arte de la Guerra

“¡Divino arte de la sutileza y el secreto! Si se aprende a ser invisible, e inaudible, se puede tener la suerte del enemigo en las manos.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“WANG XI Opponents cannot exhaust you.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War: Complete Texts and Commentaries

“preserved in the T`UNG TIEN, and another in Ho Shin's commentary. It is suggested that before his interview with Ho Lu, Sun Tzu had only written the 13 chapters, but afterwards composed a sort of exegesis in the form of question and answer between himself and the King. Pi I-hsun, the author of the SUN TZU HSU LU, backs this up with a quotation from the WU YUEH CH`UN CH`IU: "The King” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“purposely ignored by him. [16] Tu Mu's conjecture seems to be based” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“see the sun and moon is no sign of sharp sight; to hear the noise of thunder is no sign of a quick ear.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“cited by Pi I-hsun, we may see in this theory a probable solution of the mystery. Between Ssu-ma Ch`ien and” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“Tzu except the 82 P`IEN, whereas the Sui and T`ang bibliographies give the titles of others in addition to the "13 chapters," is good proof, Pi I-hsun thinks, that all of these were contained in the 82 P`IEN. Without” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“Without constant practice, the officers will be nervous and undecided when mustering for battle; without constant practice, the general will be wavering and irresolute when the crisis is at hand."]” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“very well represent a collected edition of these lumped together with the original work. It is also possible,” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“latter accretions are not to be considered part of the original work. Tu Mu's assertion can certainly not be taken as proof." There is every reason to suppose, then, that the 13 chapters existed in the time of Ssu-ma” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“Toda guerra se basa en el engaño.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“the latter, hence Hou employed him. Their great achievements were all for the good of the people.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“...la norma general de las operaciones militares consiste en no contar con que el enemigo no acuda, sino confiar en tener los medios de enfrentarte a él; no contar con que el adversario no ataque, sino confiar en poseer lo que no puede ser atacado.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“Recordar siempre el peligro cuando estás a salvo y el caos en tiempos de orden, permanece atento al peligro y al caos mientras no tengan todavía forma y evítalos antes de que se presenten; ésta es la mejor estrategia de todas.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“...existen cinco rasgos que son peligrosos en los generales. Los que están dispuestos a morir pueden perder la vida; los que quieren preservar la vida pueden ser hechos prisioneros; los que son dados a los apasionamientos irracionales pueden ser ridiculizados; los que son muy puritanos pueden ser deshonrados; los que son compasivos pueden ser turbados.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“Los buenos generales son de otra manera: se comprometen hasta la muerte, pero no se aferran a la esperanza de sobrevivir; actúan de acuerdo con los acontecimientos en forma racional y realista sin dejarse llevar por las emociones ni estar sujetos a quedar confundidos. Cuando ven una buena oportunidad, son como tigres, en caso contrario cierran sus puertas. Su acción y su no acción son cuestiones de estrategia y no pueden ser complacidos ni enfadados.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“Know the enemy, know yourself and victory is never in doubt, not in a hundred battles.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“The victorious army is victorious first and seeks battle later; the defeated army seeks battle first and seeks victory later.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“Si vas a colocar tu ejército en posición de observar al enemigo, atraviesa rápido las montañas y vigílalos desde un valle.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“Hay que prohibir los augurios, y eliminar las supersticiones. Hasta que la misma muerte llegue, no hay calamidad que deba ser temida.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“No te sitúes río abajo. No camines en contra de las corriente, ni en contra del viento.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“Un ejército prefiere un terreno elevado y evita un terreno bajo, aprecia la luz y detesta la oscuridad.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“Los terrenos bajos son húmedos, lo cual provoca enfermedades y dificulta el combate.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“threw light upon the principles of war. It is obvious enough that Ssu-ma Ch`ien at least had no doubt about the reality of Sun Wu as” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“many words. "Sun Tzu's 13 Chapters and Wu Ch`i's Art of War are the two books that people commonly refer to on the subject of military matters. Both of them are widely distributed, so I will not discuss” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“Donde haya montículos y terraplenes, sitúate en su lado soleado, manteniéndolos siempre a tu derecha y detrás.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“Ser violento al principio y terminar después temiendo a los propios soldados es el colmo de la ineptitud.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“En asuntos militares, no es necesariamente más beneficioso ser superior en fuerzas, sólo evitar actuar con violencia innecesaria; es suficiente con consolidar tu poder, hacer estimaciones sobre el enemigo y conseguir reunir tropas; eso es todo.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“Cuando las órdenes son razonables, justas, sencillas, claras y consecuentes, existe una satisfacción recíproca entre el líder y el grupo.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“fact that the meaning of the Chinese elsewhere in the sentence indicates something in the nature of a defile, make me think that Sun Tzu is here speaking of crevasses.] should be left with all possible speed and not approached. 16. While we keep away from such places, we should get the enemy to approach them; while we face them,” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“LI QUAN If they ply you with expensive gifts and sweet talk, they are up to something.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War: Complete Texts and Commentaries

“Sun Tzu said: "If words of command are not clear and distinct, if orders are not thoroughly understood, then the general is to blame.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“Nunca se debe atacar por cólera y con prisas. Es aconsejable tomarse tiempo en la planificación y coordinación del plan.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“he not honestly believed the contrary. And it is precisely on such a point that the judgment of an educated Chinaman will carry most weight. Other internal evidence is not far to seek. Thus in XIII. ss. 1, there is an unmistakable allusion to the ancient system” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“Si sabes que tus soldados son capaces de atacar, pero ignoras si el enemigo es invulnerable a un ataque, tienes solo la mitad de posibilidades de ganar. Si sabes que tu enemigo es vulnerable a un ataque, pero ignoras si tus soldados son capaces de atacar, sólo tienes la mitad de posibilidades de ganar. Si sabes que el enemigo es vulnerable a un ataque y que tus soldados pueden llevarlo a cabo, pero ignoras si la condición del terreno es favorable para la batalla, tienes la mitad de probabilidades de vencer.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“Practica las artes marciales, calcula la fuerza de tus adversarios, haz que pierdan su ánimo y dirección, de manera que aunque el ejército enemigo esté intacto sea inservible: esto es ganar sin violencia.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“cuando te conoces a ti mismo y conoces a los demás, la victoria no es un peligro; cuando conoces el cielo y la tierra, la victoria es inagotable.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“He who only sees the obvious, wins his battles with difficulty; he who looks below the surface of things, wins with ease” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“no combatas en un terreno de dispersión, no te detengas en un terreno ligero, no ataques en un terreno clave (ocupado por el enemigo), no dejes que tus tropas sean divididas en un terreno de comunicación. En terrenos de intersección establece comunicaciones; en terrenos difíciles, entra aprovisionado; en terrenos desfavorables, continúa marchando; en terrenos cercados, haz planes; en terrenos mortales, lucha.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“Sitúa a tus tropas en un punto que no tenga salida, de manera que tengan que morir antes de poder escapar. Porque, ante la posibilidad de la muerte, ¿qué no estarán dispuestas a hacer? Los guerreros dan entonces lo mejor de sus fuerzas. Cuando se hallan ante un grave peligro, pierden el miedo.Cuando no hay ningún sitio a donde ir, permanecen firmes; cuando están totalmente implicados en un terreno, se aferran a él. Si no tienen otra opción, lucharán hasta el final.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“La psicología de los soldados consiste en resistir cuando se ven rodeados, luchar cuando no se puede evitar y obedecer en casos extremos.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“[I]t contains a great deal that Sun Tzu did not write, and very little indeed of what he did.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“El día en que se declara la guerra, se cierran las fronteras, se rompen los salvoconductos y se impide el paso de emisarios.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“La ira puede cambiar con el tiempo a alegría; el enojo puede ser reemplazado por el contento.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“la utilización del fuego para apoyar un ataque significa claridad, y la utilización del agua para apoyar un ataque significa fuerza. El agua puede incomunicar, pero no puede arrasar.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“Ganar combatiendo o llevar a cabo un asedio victorioso sin recompensar a los que han hecho méritos trae mala fortuna y se hace merecedor de ser llamado avaro. Por eso se dice que un gobierno esclarecido lo tiene en cuenta y que un buen mando militar recompensa el mérito. No moviliza a sus tropas cuando no hay ventajas que obtener, ni actúa cuando no hay nada que ganar, ni lucha cuando no existe peligro.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“Si tus fuerzas son diez veces superiores a las del adversario, rodéalo; si son cinco veces superiores, atácalo; si son dos veces superiores, divídelo.

Si tus fuerzas son iguales en número, lucha si te es posible. Si tus fuerzas son inferiores, mantente continuamente en guardia, pues el más pequeño fallo te acarrearía las peores consecuencias” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“Si tus fuerzas son diez veces superiores a las del adversario, rodéalo; si son cinco veces superiores, atácalo; si son dos veces superiores, divídelo.

Si tus fuerzas son iguales en número, lucha si te es posible. Si tus fuerzas son inferiores, mantente continuamente en guardia, pues el más pequeño fallo te acarrearía las peores consecuencias” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“Las armas son instrumentos de mal augurio y la guerra es un asunto peligroso. Es indispensable impedir una derrota desastrosa y, por lo tanto, no vale la pena movilizar un ejército por razones insignificantes: Las armas sólo deben utilizarse cuando no existe otro remedio.” 
“La prudencia y la firmeza de un pequeño número de personas pueden llegar a cansar y a dominar incluso a numerosos ejércitos.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War


“cuando te conoces a ti mismo y conoces a los demás, la victoria no es un peligro; cuando conoces el cielo y la tierra, la victoria es inagotable.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War



“Las armas son instrumentos de mal augurio y la guerra es un asunto peligroso. Es indispensable impedir una derrota desastrosa y, por lo tanto, no vale la pena movilizar un ejército por razones insignificantes: Las armas sólo deben utilizarse cuando no existe otro remedio.” 
 Sun Tzu, The Art of War

“La prudencia y la firmeza de un pequeño número de personas pueden llegar a cansar y a dominar incluso a numerosos ejércitos.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“He who only sees the obvious, wins his battles with difficulty; he who looks below the surface of things, wins with ease” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“no combatas en un terreno de dispersión, no te detengas en un terreno ligero, no ataques en un terreno clave (ocupado por el enemigo), no dejes que tus tropas sean divididas en un terreno de comunicación. En terrenos de intersección establece comunicaciones; en terrenos difíciles, entra aprovisionado; en terrenos desfavorables, continúa marchando; en terrenos cercados, haz planes; en terrenos mortales, lucha.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“Sitúa a tus tropas en un punto que no tenga salida, de manera que tengan que morir antes de poder escapar. Porque, ante la posibilidad de la muerte, ¿qué no estarán dispuestas a hacer? Los guerreros dan entonces lo mejor de sus fuerzas. Cuando se hallan ante un grave peligro, pierden el miedo.Cuando no hay ningún sitio a donde ir, permanecen firmes; cuando están totalmente implicados en un terreno, se aferran a él. Si no tienen otra opción, lucharán hasta el final.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“La psicología de los soldados consiste en resistir cuando se ven rodeados, luchar cuando no se puede evitar y obedecer en casos extremos.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“[I]t contains a great deal that Sun Tzu did not write, and very little indeed of what he did.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“El día en que se declara la guerra, se cierran las fronteras, se rompen los salvoconductos y se impide el paso de emisarios.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“La ira puede cambiar con el tiempo a alegría; el enojo puede ser reemplazado por el contento.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“la utilización del fuego para apoyar un ataque significa claridad, y la utilización del agua para apoyar un ataque significa fuerza. El agua puede incomunicar, pero no puede arrasar.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“Ganar combatiendo o llevar a cabo un asedio victorioso sin recompensar a los que han hecho méritos trae mala fortuna y se hace merecedor de ser llamado avaro. Por eso se dice que un gobierno esclarecido lo tiene en cuenta y que un buen mando militar recompensa el mérito. No moviliza a sus tropas cuando no hay ventajas que obtener, ni actúa cuando no hay nada que ganar, ni lucha cuando no existe peligro.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“Si tus fuerzas son diez veces superiores a las del adversario, rodéalo; si son cinco veces superiores, atácalo; si son dos veces superiores, divídelo.

Si tus fuerzas son iguales en número, lucha si te es posible. Si tus fuerzas son inferiores, mantente continuamente en guardia, pues el más pequeño fallo te acarrearía las peores consecuencias” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War


“Las armas son instrumentos de mal augurio y la guerra es un asunto peligroso. Es indispensable impedir una derrota desastrosa y, por lo tanto, no vale la pena movilizar un ejército por razones insignificantes: Las armas sólo deben utilizarse cuando no existe otro remedio.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“La prudencia y la firmeza de un pequeño número de personas pueden llegar a cansar y a dominar incluso a numerosos ejércitos.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“Un gobierno no debe movilizar un ejército por ira y los jefes militares no deben provocar la guerra por cólera.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War



The Art of War 
Sun Tzu

The Art of War (Chinese孫子兵法pinyinnzĭ bīngfǎ) is an ancient Chinese military treatise attributed to Sun Tzu, a high-ranking military general, strategist and tactician. The text is composed of 13 chapters, each of which is devoted to one aspect of warfare. It is commonly known to be the definitive work on military strategy andtactics of its time. It has been the most famous and influential of China's Seven Military Classics, and "for the last two thousand years it remained the most important military treatise in Asia, where even the common people knew it by name."[1] It has had an influence on Eastern and Western military thinking, business tactics, legal strategy and beyond.

The book was first translated into the French language in 1772 by French Jesuit Jean Joseph Marie Amiot and a partial translation into English was attempted by British officer Everard Ferguson Calthrop in 1905. The first annotated English language translation was completed and published by Lionel Giles in 1910.[2] Leaders as diverse as Mao Zedong, General Vo Nguyen Giap, General Douglas MacArthur and leaders of Imperial Japanhave drawn inspiration from the work.

Sun Tzu considered war as a necessary evil that must be avoided whenever possible. The war should be fought swiftly to avoid economic losses: "No long war ever profited any country: 100 victories in 100 battles is simply ridiculous. Anyone who excels in defeating his enemies triumphs before his enemy's threats become real".

Sun Tzu emphasized the importance of positioning in military strategy. The decision to position an army must be based on both objective conditions in the physical environment and the subjective beliefs of other, competitive factors in that environment. He thought that strategy was not planning in the sense of working through an established list, but rather that it requires quick and appropriate responses to changing conditions. Planning works in a controlled environment; but in a changing environment, competing plans collide, creating unexpected situations.

The 13 chapters

The Art of War is divided into 13 chapters (or piān); the collection is referred to as being one zhuàn ("whole" or alternatively "chronicle").

Chapter Summary

  1. Detail Assessment and Planning (Chinese: 始計,始计) explores the five fundamental factors (the Way, seasons, terrain, leadership and management) and seven elements that determine the outcomes of military engagements. By thinking, assessing and comparing these points, a commander can calculate his chances of victory. Habitual deviation from these calculations will ensure failure via improper action. The text stresses that war is a very grave matter for the state and must not be commenced without due consideration.
  2. Waging War (Chinese: 作戰,作战) explains how to understand the economy of warfare and how success requires winning decisive engagements quickly. This section advises that successful military campaigns require limiting the cost of competition and conflict.
  3. Strategic Attack (Chinese: 謀攻,谋攻) defines the source of strength as unity, not size, and discusses the five factors that are needed to succeed in any war. In order of importance, these critical factors are: Attack, Strategy, Alliances, Army and Cities.
  4. Disposition of the Army (Chinese: 軍形,军形) explains the importance of defending existing positions until a commander is capable of advancing from those positions in safety. It teaches commanders the importance of recognizing strategic opportunities, and teaches not to create opportunities for the enemy.
  5. Forces (Chinese: 兵勢,兵势) explains the use of creativity and timing in building an army's momentum.
  6. Weaknesses and Strengths (Chinese: 虛實,虚实) explains how an army's opportunities come from the openings in the environment caused by the relative weakness of the enemy and how to respond to changes in the fluid battlefield over a given area.
  7. Military Maneuvers (Chinese: 軍爭,军争) explains the dangers of direct conflict and how to win those confrontations when they are forced upon the commander.
  8. Variations and Adaptability (Chinese: 九變,九变) focuses on the need for flexibility in an army's responses. It explains how to respond to shifting circumstances successfully.
  9. Movement and Development of Troops (Chinese: 行軍,行军) describes the different situations in which an army finds itself as it moves through new enemy territories, and how to respond to these situations. Much of this section focuses on evaluating the intentions of others.
  10. Terrain (Chinese: 地形) looks at the three general areas of resistance (distance, dangers and barriers) and the six types of ground positions that arise from them. Each of these six field positions offer certain advantages and disadvantages.
  11. The Nine Battlegrounds (Chinese: 九地) describes the nine common situations (or stages) in a campaign, from scattering to deadly, and the specific focus that a commander will need in order to successfully navigate them.
  12. Attacking with Fire (Chinese: 火攻) explains the general use of weapons and the specific use of the environment as a weapon. This section examines the five targets for attack, the five types of environmental attack and the appropriate responses to such attacks.
  13. Intelligence and Espionage (Chinese: 用間,用间) focuses on the importance of developing good information sources, and specifies the five types of intelligence sources and how to best manage each of them
The beginning of The Art of War in a classical bamboo book from the reign of the Qianlong Emperor

Traditionalist viewpoint[edit]

Traditionalist scholars attribute the writings of Sun Tzu to the historical Sun Wu, who is recorded in both the Records of the Grand Historian (Shiji) and the Spring and Autumn Annals as having been active in Wu around the end of the sixth century BC, beginning in 512 BC. The traditional interpretation concludes that the text should therefore date from this period, and should directly reflect the tactics and strategies used and created by Sun Wu. The traditionalist approach assumes that only very minor revisions may have occurred shortly after Sun Wu's death, in the early fifth century BC, as the body of his writings may have needed to be compiled in order to form the complete, modern text.[3]

The textual support for the traditionalist view is that several of the oldest of the Seven Military Classics share a focus on specific literary concepts (such as terrain classifications) which traditionalist scholars assume were created by Sun Tzu. The Art of War also shares several entire phrases in common with the other Military Classics, implying that other texts borrowed from the Art of War, and/or that The Art of War borrowed from other texts. According to traditionalist scholars, the fact that The Art of War was the most widely reproduced and circulated military text of the Warring States period indicates that any textual borrowing between military texts must have been exclusively from The Art of War to other texts and not vice versa.[4] The classical texts which most similarly reflect Sun Tzu's terms and phraseology are the Wei Liaozi and Sun Bin's Art of War.[5]

Later criticism[edit]

Skeptics to the traditionalist view within China have abounded since at least the time of the Song dynasty. Some, following Du Mu, accused The Art of War's first commentator, Cao Cao, of butchering the text.[6] The criticisms of Cao Cao were based on a Book of Han bibliographical notation of a work composed of eighty-two sections that was attributed to Sun Tzu.[7][8] The description of a work by Sun Tzu composed of eighty-two sections contrasts with the description of the Art of Warfrom the Records of the Grand Historian (Shiji), in which the Art of War is described as having thirteen sections (the current number). Others doubted Sun Tzu's historical existence and claimed that the work must be a later forgery. Much of The Art of War's historical condemnation within China has been due to its realistic approach to warcraft: it advocates utilizing spies and deception. The advocacy of dishonest methods contradicted perceived Confucian values, making it a target of Confucian literati throughout later Chinese history. According to later Confucian scholars, Sun Tzu's historical existence was accordingly a late fabrication, unworthy of consideration except by the morally reprehensible.[9]

If the modern text of The Art of War reflects contrasting interpretations of the value in chivalry in warfare, the existence of these differing interpretations within the text supports the theory that the core of The Art of War was created by a figure (for example: the historical Sun Tzu) who existed at a time when chivalry was more highly valued (i.e., the Spring and Autumn period), and that the text was amended by his followers to reflect the realities of warfare in a subsequent, distinctly un-chivalric period (i.e., the Warring States period).[9]

Modern archaeological findings[edit]

On April 10, 1972, the Yinqueshan Han Tombs were accidentally unearthed by construction workers in Shandong.[10][11] Scholars uncovered a nearly complete Western Han Dynasty (206 BC - 220 AD) copy of The Art of War, known as the Yinqueshan Han Slips, which is almost completely identical to modern editions, lends support that The Art of War had achieved its current form by at least the early Han dynasty, and findings of less-complete copies dated earlier support the view that it existed in roughly its current form by at least the time of the mid-late Warring States. Because the archaeological evidence proves that The Art of War existed in its present form by the early Han dynasty, the Han dynasty record of a work of eighty-two sections attributed to Sun Tzu is assumed by modern historians to be either a mistake, or a lost work combining the existing The Art of War with biographical and dialectical material. Some modern scholars suggest that The Art of War must have existed in thirteen sections before Sun Tzu met the King of Wu, since the king mentions the number thirteen in the Records of the Grand Historian (Shiji)description of their meeting.[9][12]

Alternative viewpoints of origin[edit]

Some modern historians[which?] challenge the traditionalist interpretation of the text's history. Even if the possibility of later revisions is disregarded, the traditionalist interpretation that Sun Tzu created The Art of War himself (ex nihilo), and that all other military scholars must have copied and borrowed from him, disregards the likelihood of any previous formal or literary tradition of tactical studies, despite the historical existence of over 2,000 years of Chinese warfare and tactical development before 500 BC. Because it is unlikely that Sun Tzu created China's entire body of tactical studies, "basic concepts and common passages seem to argue in favor of a comprehensive military tradition and evolving expertise, rather than creation ex nihilo."[4]

One modern alternative to the traditionalist theory states that The Art of War achieved its current form by the mid-to-late Warring States (the fourth-to-third century BC), centuries after the historical Sun Tzu's death. This interpretation relies on disparities between The Art of War's tactics and the historical conditions of warfare in the late Spring and Autumn period (the late sixth century BC). Examples of warfare described in The Art of War which did not occur until the Warring States period include:

  • the mobilization of one thousand chariots and 100,000 soldiers for a single battle
  • protracted sieges (cities were small, weakly fortified, economically and strategically unimportant centers in the Spring and Autumn period)
  • the existence of military officers as a distinct subclass of nobility
  • deference of rulers' right to command armies to these officers
  • the advanced and detailed use of spies and unorthodox tactics (never emphasized at all in the Spring and Autumn period)
  • the extensive emphasis on infantry speed and mobility, rather than chariot warfare

Because the conditions and tactics advocated in The Art of War are historically anachronistic to the historical Sun Tzu's time, it is possible that The Art of War was created in the mid-to-late Warring States period.[13]

A view that mediates between the traditionalist interpretation that the historical Sun Tzu was the only creator of The Art of War in the Spring and Autumn Period and the opposite view, that The Art of War was created in the mid-late Warring States period centuries after Sun Tzu's death, suggests that the core of the text was created by Sun Tzu and underwent a period of revision before achieving roughly its current form within a century of Sun Tzu's death (in the last half of the fifth-century BC).

It seems likely that the historical figure (of Sun Tzu) existed, and that he not only served as a strategist and possibly a general, but also composed the core of the book that bears his name. Thereafter, the essential teachings were probably transmitted within the family or a close-knit school of disciples, being improved and revised with the passing decades while gradually gaining wider dissemination.[14]

The view that The Art of War achieved roughly its current form by the late fifth-century BC is supported by the recovery of the oldest existing fragments of The Art of War and by the analysis of the prose of The Art of War, which is similar to other texts dated more definitively to the late fifth-century BC (i.e. Mozi), but dissimilar either to earlier (i.e. The Analects) or later (i.e. Xunzi) literature from roughly the same period.[5] This theory accounts both for the historical record attributing The Art of War to Sun Tzu and for the description of tactics anachronistic to Sun Tzu's time within The Art of War.

Not all combat elements in The Art of War are anachronisms. One major missing element from The Art of War is the army's use of cavalry which was generally employed by 307 BC in China,[15] during the Warring States period but a century after the Spring and Autumn period, thereby validating the traditionalist theory.

Historical annotations

Before the bamboo scroll version was discovered by archaeologists in April 1972, a commonly cited version of The Art of Warwas the Annotation of Sun Tzu's Strategies by Cao Cao, the founder of the Kingdom of Wei.[2] In the preface, he wrote that previous annotations were not focused on the essential ideas.

After the movable type printer was invented, The Art of War (with Cao Cao's annotations) was published in a military textbook along with six other strategy books, collectively known as the Seven Military Classics (武經七書 / 武经七书).[16] As required reading in military textbooks since the Song Dynasty, more than 30 differently annotated versions of these books exist today.

The Book of Sui documented seven books named after Sun Tzu. An annotation by Du Mu also includes Cao Cao's annotation. Li Jing's The Art of War is said to be a revision of Master Sun's strategies. Annotations by Cao Cao, Du Mu and Li Quan were translated into the Tangut language before year 1040. Other annotations cited in official history books include Shen You's (176-204) Sun Tzu's Military StrategyJia Xu's Copy of Sun Tzu's Military Strategy, and Cao Cao and Wang Ling's Sun Tzu's Military Strategy.

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