Sordid cast of criminal characters helped GOP’s Mitt Romney get to where he is today
By Ralph Forbes
In 1984, when
Willard “Mitt” Romney launched
Bain Capital—split off from
Bain & Company—more than a third of the $37M “start-up”
money came from wealthy foreigners—hidden behind
corporations registered in Panama, notorious
for tax advantages and unusual banking secrecy.
International high finance was always behind
the profiteering from off-shoring and exporting
American jobs—but even more sinister are the
allegations of narco-banksterism, narco-terrorism, illegal
black-ops, organized crime, looting of
pensions—and the conspiracies that culminated in
the great crash of 2008.
investor was London financier, Sir Jack
Lyons, who made a $2.5M investment through
a Panama shell company set up by a slick Swiss money manager, further shielding
his identity. Lyons was later convicted in
an unrelated stock market fraud scandal.
investor was Robert Maxwell—Mossad agent, thief of Promis spying software,
international organized crime boss, arms
dealer and British publishing baron—who
invested $2M. He mysteriously drowned at sea in 1991 after he
tried to shake down his Mossad bosses to cover the
hundreds of millions of dollars he stole from his employees’
Harry Strachan, a
Bain Capital partner knew Central American
businessmen. Strachan told The
Boston Globe in August 1994, Bill Bain and Romney were “terrified of
bringing in Central Americans . . . They
were afraid of drug money.” Not so afraid to
stop Romney from flying to Miami to meet the
Central Americans in 1984. Romney raised $9M
from these rich Latin Americans, including the
powerful Salvadoran families accused of
torturing and killing tens of thousands of civilians.
investors were of the ilk of Jack Hanley,
former head of Monsanto Co., who put in $1M.
Monsanto is heavily involved in genetically
modified seeds and poisons as well as cornering the
market on global water supplies.
Romney’s dirty business also included convicted swindler Mike Milken. Bain put
up $10M and took out $175M leaving
Bealls Brothers and Palais Royal bankrupt under
$444Mn in debt. Milken’s case was heard by federal
district judge Milton Pollack, whose wife, Moselle,
was the chairwoman of Palais Royal. One of
Romney’s first takeover deals was financed by
dirty money—and one of the corporate chiefs about
to receive a big payout from Bain was married to
the judge hearing the case.
Romney holds his
hands out for government Wall Street welfare and bailouts every chance he gets:
$2.7B for pork from U.S. taxpayers; $10M from
the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation; untold
billions in tax loopholes and exporting
jobs to cheap slave labor camps ad nauseam.