The Savings and Loan Banking Crisis: George Bush, the CIA, and Organized Crime

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1992 – The savings and loan crisis of the 1980s and 1990s (commonly dubbed the S&L crisis) was the failure of about 747 out of the 3,234 savings and loan associations in the United States. A savings and loan or “thrift” is a financial institution that accepts savings deposits and makes mortgage, car and other personal loans to individual members—a cooperative venture known in the United Kingdom as a Building Society. “As of December 31, 1995, RTC estimated that the total cost for resolving the 747 failed institutions was $87.9 billion.” The remainder of the bailout was paid for by charges on savings and loan accounts — which contributed to the large budget deficits of the early 1990s.

The concomitant slowdown in the finance industry and the real estate market may have been a contributing cause of the 1990–91 economic recession. Between 1986 and 1991, the number of new homes constructed per year dropped from 1.8 million to 1 million, which was at the time the lowest rate since World War II.

 

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Afghan Massacre: The Convoy of Death (Full Version)

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Afghan Massacre: The Convoy of Death (earlier title: Massacre at Mazar) is a 2002 documentary by Irish filmmaker Jamie Doran and Afghan journalist Najibullah Quraishi about alleged war crimes committed by Afghan Northern Alliance troops under General Abdul Rashid Dostum against Taliban fighters.  The Taliban fighters, who had surrendered to Dostum’s troops after the November 2001 siege of Kunduz, were transported to Sheberghan prison in sealed containers. Human rights groups estimate that hundreds or thousands of them died during and after transit.  Afghan Massacre: The Convoy of Death presents testimony from interviewees stating that American military personnel were present at and complicit in some of the mass killings, known as the Dasht-i-Leili massacre.

A short early version of the documentary was shown to the European and German Parliaments in June 2002, causing widespread concern in Europe.  Against protests from the United States government, the completed documentary was shown later that year on many countries’ national television channels, including German, British, Italian and Australian television. The program was not screened in the U.S. and received no U.S. media coverage.  A Newsweek report in August 2002, based on a leaked UN memo, did confirm some of the details in Doran’s documentary, as well as the presence of mass graves in the Dasht-i-Leili desert, but made no mention of the documentary.

In July 2009, Barack Obama, the president of the United States, ordered a probe into allegations that the Bush administration had resisted efforts to have the massacre investigated.
 

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4 comments to Afghan Massacre: The Convoy of Death (Full Version)

  • Bob Marshall

    Afghanistan was one of the few countries that did not have a Rothschild owned central bank. The others countries. North Korea,Sudan,Iraq and Iran.

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  • Matt cusuamno

    Libya, Iran, Irak, Syria, North Korea, Sudan, were all outside the international central bank system. Now it’s just Iran, Syria, North Korea and Sudan

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  • usor

    Savages – prosecute them.

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  • DrMeatwadPhD

    The common denominator for the base lies we are told is written above by two others so far. No world bank control over their currencies and debts. They lied about the reasons for invading Iraq and Afghanistan, and you would be foolish to believe anything they claim for the others.

    When we were young we learned, or should have learned, not to take the word of your ‘friends’ once you find out they lie to you. Why do most of you not do the same toward politicians?

    Why is it when anyone fails at their job, they get fired, but when politicians fail it is war and they keep their job?

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