When I read this one from Mr. B., I had to rub my eyes and do a doubtle take in disbelief, but yes, you read that correctly: major western banks are involved in a lawsuit for allegedly colluding to ...well, you can read the story in the RT article here:
Major Wall Street banks accused of massive collusion
A mere $320,000,000,000,000? As Mr. B. put it in his email to me, one could buy a small planet with that kind of pocket change, or perhaps endow a world government operating fund(to borrow the observations of Catherine Austin Fitts), or perhaps do both. We'll get back to that.
This is one of those "mackerel on a moonlit beach" stories, for it both shines, and stinks. Consider the few details provided in the article:
That's right, the lawsuit is brought by a Teacher's Pension and Retirement fund in this case, in Chicago, another notorious seat of corruption. Nothing to see here, move along. So, alright, we'll move along to the next set of revelations:Ten of the biggest Wall Street banks and two trading platforms face a US class action suit accusing them of conspiring to limit competition in the $320 trillion market for interest rate swaps.The antitrust complaint was filed by the Public School Teachers' Pension and Retirement Fund of Chicago, according to Reuters. They purchased interest rate swaps from different banks to manage risk and insulate themselves from changes in monetary policy.
The Chicago Teachers’ Pension and Retirement Fund says it overpaid for the swaps as a result of the banks’ collusion, the lawsuit contends.
The banks accused are Goldman Sachs, Bank of America, JPMorgan, Citigroup, Credit Suisse, Barclays, BNP Paribas, UBS, Deutsche Bank, and the Royal Bank of Scotland. Trading platforms ICAP Capital Markets and Tradeweb Markets are also facing the lawsuit.Now, where have we heard those names before? Well, for one thing, JPMorgan, BNP Paribas, are a couple of the Banks that have suffered "Mysterious Banker Deaths", while UBS, the notorious Swiss bank, has been the center of speculations of all nature, many of them involving gold, obfuscated gold amounts, and even odd connections to the various bearer bonds scandals, particularly those emanating from Indonesia and surrounding "Sukharno's gold." Remember that one? And how, oddly, one Hjalmar Horace Greeley Schacht was involved? Remember him? The Reichsbank? Co-founder of the Bank of International Settlements? The guy to discovered, in 1928, that the US Federal Reserve Bank of New York had somehow misplaced the Reichsbank's gold? Friend of Aristotle Onassis? It's quite a curriculum vita and I'm tempted to go on, but won't.
Then of course we have the inimitable Goldman Sachs, Bank of America, Citigroup, Credit Suisse, and the ever-trustworthy Deutschebank, up to its own Twin Towers of derivatives and strange trades on 9/11. And finally, let's not forget the Royal Bank of Scotland, sometime centerpiece of Lord Blackheath's strange speeches in the House of Lords, in which he raised nasty questions about gobs of money suddenly appearing in that bank, and strangely obfuscated amounts of gold... but nevermind. Perhaps Hansard's was just reporting things badly, or perhaps Baron Blackheath was just having a major headache that day, and had taken momentary leave of his senses.
Nothing to see here, move along.
So move along we will, when we read this strangest of all statements in the article:
According to the suit, the banks used different code-names such as ‘Lily’, ‘Fusion,’ and ‘Valkyrie’ to cover up their collaborations.Huh? Say that again? the code-names for their collusive operations were Fusion, Lily, and Valkyrie? Valkyrie, as in the code-name for the German plan to prevent a coup from siezing power in Berlin under Hitler, the very plan that was used by the anti-Hitler conspirators in the July 1944 Bomb Plot? Surely the World War Two connection was merely accidental and contived? But wait: then there's "Lily," suggestive of the Japanese plunder operation known as Golden Lily, with all its buried bullion in the Philippines, and associations to President Truman's 1947 decision to recover the loot and keep it top secret, putting the US intelligence apparatus into the banking business to provide funding for covert ops and black projects research? Well, what about Fusion, then, I wondered. Perhaps a code-name for the purpose of the operations? To provide funding for "fusion" research or other forms of alternative energy, or for "fusion" of a very different kind, such a political or currency fusion?
And just exactly what was going on here? Was this money stolen through the use of fees and so on? And if so, for what purpose? And more importantly, where did all of it go? It certainly isn't showing up anywhere that I can tell. Does this have something to do with all those mysterious banker deaths?
And finally, why is this being reported (once again) in RT? Are the Russians also sending messages and signals here, that they know something about "Fusion," "Lily", and "Valkyrie?"
This one just boggles the mind, when one thinks about the possibilities, and this time, I have to say, your high octane speculation is as good as mine...