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.American Free Press
.Vol IX .#7 February 16,

Page 6, AMERICAN FREE PRESS * February 16, 2009 * Issue 7

Brazen Illinois Governor Sealed His Fate When He Threatened Bank of America

Victor Thorn

.CHINESE LEADERS HAVE AN old saying: “Kill one, silence a thousand.” America’s banking godfathers and Chicago’s notorious political mob applied the same adage to Gov. Rod Blagojevich. He was politically killed on Jan. 29 when Illinois legislators threw him out of office in a media firestorm-public lynching.
Did Blagojevich deserve his comeuppance? Absolutely. His shakedown schemes, bribery attempts, and general aura of corruption represent everything that is wrong with our system today.
But pundits have overlooked the larger implications of this scandal. Specifically, those who placed Barack Obama in the White House sent a clear message: don’t mess with the ruling elite in this country or you’ll take a very unceremonious fall. Since Gov. Blagojevich was already dirty and expendable, he became a scapegoat who served as an example for anyone who considered pulling back the veil and exposing those who are behind the biggest money racket this nation has ever seen: billion dollar bailouts and “stimulus” packages.
Blagojevich initially crossed his party bosses by trying to orchestrate an appointment for Obama’s recently vacated Senate seat that ran contrary to their wishes. Rather than selecting Valerie Jarrett, co-chairman of Obama’s transition team and former director of Chicago’s Federal Reserve Bank, he instead hinted at Attorney General Lisa Madigan. Blagojevich’s self-interests were apparent because Madigan was a political rival who posed a serious challenge to his reelection in 2010. By sending her to the nation’s capital, his campaign would have clear sailing the following year.
In addition, Obama’s handlers refused to engage in a “pay-to-play” arrangement for this prized seat. Upon hearing that no “quid pro quo” kickback money would be forthcoming, Blagojevich erupted (while being recorded), “If they’re not willing to give me anything except appreciation, [expletive deleted] them.”
Blagojevich’s alleged desire to sell this seat wasn’t the only factor in his downfall. According to former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown, “Apparently, Obama’s people weren’t happy about the idea of Madigan coming to Washington, and there were some pretty heated conversations between Blagojevich and Obama Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, which I understand will burn your ears off.”
This point of contention between the two camps led to another potential pratfall. Obama’s primary Zionist pit bull enforcer—Rahm Emanuel—was now implicated in the scandal. To eliminate this problem, Think Progress reported on Dec. 9, 2008 that, “Rahm Emanuel may have tipped off federal investigators that Gov. Blagojevich was engaging in corrupt acts” and that he “might have been responsible for causing federal investigators to act quickly to apprehend Blagojevich.” It was Emanuel who presented a list of candidates who would be acceptable to President-elect Obama. But once Blagojevich bucked that decision, officers arrived at his home on December 9 and carted him away in handcuffs.


An even more monumental event took place just one day prior to this arrest. It seems that Bank of America refused to issue any more credit to a Chicago-based company named Republic Windows & Doors, which subsequently was forced to shut down and lay off over 200 union employees. But when Bank of America received billions in bailout money and wouldn’t restore credit to this company, they staged a sit-in. In turn, Blagojevich took their side and brazenly announced, “We, the state of Illinois, will suspend doing any business with Bank of America.” This boycott meant that hundreds of millions of dollars would be withheld from one of this country’s top three financial institutions.
Although mainstream sources aren’t reporting it, America is now being run by a triad of huge conglomerates: JPMorganChase, Goldman Sachs, and Bank of America. One of the welcome (for banks) byproducts of the “bailout” was that larger banks could swallow up smaller ones and centralize control. This power was evident on Oct. 13, 2008, when Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson met with the capos of American banking to plan the largest bailout in history. Among those seated at the table was Bank of America CEO Kenneth Lewis, whose annual salary is $20 million, while his stock holdings top out at over $110 million.
The writing on the wall couldn’t be clearer. No pipsqueak governor was going to play hardball with the Bank of America or their hand-picked president and get away with it. Plus, since Obama was already connected to so many other questionable characters, such as Tony Rezko, terrorist William Ayers, and Reverend Wright; they couldn’t afford to let Blagojevich further taint their Ponzi scheme by airing all of Chicago’s dirty laundry. So, as the entire country watched, they put the governor’s head on a chopping block and declared, “This is what happens if you mess with us.”
Beware: a New World Order financial mafia is alive and well in America. What happened to Blagojevich is a fitting example of how they operate, and how they’ll eat one of their own when necessary.

. . ..Victor Thorn is a freelance journalist based in Pennsylvania. He is the author of numerous books about the New World Order and 9-11. These books include New World Order Exposed, New World Order Illusion, 9-11 Evil: The Israeli Connection to 9-11; 9-11 On Trial; 9-11 Exposed and AFP's Phantom Flight 93 and Other Astounding 9-11 Mysteries Explored. He is also author of Hillary (and Bill): The Sex Volume. All are available from FIRST AMENDMENT BOOKS at 202-547-5585; toll free 1-888-699-NEWS. Thorn was, along with Lisa Guliani, a founder of WINGTV Network. He is also a member of the advisory board of THE BARNES REVIEW magazine.

(Issue #7, February 16, 2009, AMERICAN FREE PRESS)

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