Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Hard Right Neocons Joe Lieberman and Peter King Directly Pressured Banksters to Block Wikileaks

By Alex Thomas
November 27, 2012
Documents released today by the whistle blowing website Wikileaks show that hard right Neocon Zionists Senator Joe Lieberman and Rep. Peter King directly pressured Visa and Mastercard to arrange an extrajudicial banking blockage against the group.

This news first broke in a press release put out by Wikileaks:
European Commission documents released today by WikiLeaks show that hard-right U.S. politicians were directly behind the extrajudicial banking blockade against WikiLeaks.
In the heavily redacted documents, MasterCard Europe admits that Senator Joseph Lieberman and Congressman Peter T. King both “had conversations” with MasterCard in the United States. Lieberman, the then-chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, boasted of instigating Amazon’s cutting of service to WikiLeaks – an action condemned by the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers on 7 December 2011.
Senator Lieberman tried to introduce the SHIELD Act into the Senate and advocated for prosecuting the New York Times for espionage in connection with WikiLeaks’ releases.
Rep. Peter King, chair of the House Homeland Security Committee, tried to formally designate WikiLeaks as a foreign terrorist organization, have its staff listed as ’enemy combatants’, and have WikiLeaks put on a U.S. Treasury blacklist. On 13 January 2011 the U.S. Treasury announced it would not do so because there was no evidence that WikiLeaks should be on such a list.
While Lieberman and King were unsuccessful in these methods of legally cutting WikiLeaks from its popular donor base, they were successful in doing so extra-legally via VISA and MasterCard, which together hold a monopoly of 97 per cent of the market of EU card payments...

... This news is almost unsurprising when you consider that both Lieberman and King are huge proponents of the fraudulent war on a terror that certain Wikileaks documents exposed.
Full story theintelhub.com 

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