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Wednesday, May 19, 2004

The Monkey's Uncle

Regulators Fine Riggs $25 Million

New York Times
Federal regulators fined the Riggs National Corporation, the parent company of Riggs Bank, $25 million yesterday for failing to report suspicious activity, the largest penalty ever assessed against a domestic bank in connection with money laundering.
The fine stems from Riggs's failure over at least the last two years to actively monitor suspect financial transfers through Saudi Arabian and Equatorial Guinean accounts held by the bank. The accounts are still being scrutinized as possible conduits for terrorist funds or for the proceeds of graft

And guess who's an executive for Riggs? George H.W. Bush's brother, aWol's Uncle Jonathan Bush.

Talk Left has more. Those 28 redacted pages from the Congressional 9/11 report make even more sense now.

Conspiracy theorists are those who believe that terrorists attacked us "because they hate our freedoms," that the whole operation was planned by a sick man hiding in a cave in Afghanistan, and that George W. Bush has done a good job in the "war on terror." A sober consideration of the facts would lead reasonable people to conclude that the Bush family at a very minimum facilitated the 9/11 attacks to further their imperial and dynastic programs. The Bushes are the most dangerous crime family in history.