LA Times: Romney’s a drug-money launderer

Why Has Not Only Corporate Media, but also Obama’s Opposition Research Let Romney Slide on his Criminal Associations?


                     … by  Kevin Barrett


Mitt Romney made his fortune cleaning druglords’ cash

Back in July, the Los Angeles Times – not VT, Infowars or Truth Jihad Radio – broke the story that Mitt Romney is a drug money launderer. How did we all miss this story? (Until John Hankey and then Gordon Duff picked it up.)

Maybe it’s because the Times story never comes right out and says “drug money laundering.” It doesn’t have to.

What the Times article does say translates directly and unambiguously as DRUG MONEY LAUNDERING, in caps, exclamation point.

According to the Los Angeles Times, Romney’s company, Bain Capital, “paid out a stunning 173% in average annual returns over a decade.” “Stunning” is not the word. “Criminal” is more like it.

Bernie Madoff was arrested and went to jail because he was paying 10% annual returns. That’s how it came to light that he was running a criminal enterprise. You just cannot possibly pay 10% returns consistently, year in and year out, with legitimate investments. Never happened, never will.

Ponzi schemes sometimes pay as high as 20% – and soon collapse, and the perps go to jail. But a 173% annual return is far beyond the range of the craziest, most short-lived ponzi scheme.

Romney wasn’t running a ponzi scheme. He was running a drug money laundry. His clients, the Times explains, were shady characters from Panama. Here’s how it works:

A druglord hands Romney, a.k.a. Bain Capital, ten million dollars in cash. Romney puts it on his books as a one million dollar investment in Bain Capital.

At 173% interest, it only takes Romney a few years (officially) to return ten million laundered dollars to the druglord.

When the druglord is asked where he got his ten million dollars, he explains that he made a lucky investment with Bain Capital. And he has the papers to prove it.

Getting caught paying out an average 173% interest over ten years is like getting caught with a hundred pounds of cocaine. If you’re busted with a hundred pounds of cocaine, the presumption is that you’re dealing. If you’re caught paying 173% interest, the presumption is that you’re laundering drug money.

Romney, you are SO BUSTED.

For more information on Mitt Romney’s criminal history, check out John Hankey’s video Mitt Romney Exposed, and listen to my interview with Hankey on Truth Jihad Radio, to be archived soon here.


Kevin Barrett

Dr. Kevin Barrett, a Ph.D. Arabist-Islamologist, is one of America’s best-known critics of the War on Terror.

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38 Responses to "LA Times: Romney’s a drug-money launderer"

  1. LC  October 24, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    U.S. occupation of Afghanistan for production & export of drugs to U.S. Jack McLamb on Pat Tillman: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8MPPZvgCq6k

  2. judgment  October 18, 2012 at 11:49 pm

    I am still between Axel rod and planned timing. It was clear at the beginning there might be a switch of candidate at the last minute. Romney was actually best bet for Obama until the Republican insiders rallied behind him.
    It was clear Romney was chosen by the Neo Con from his speech at the academy, like a soldier reporting for duty.
    A couple of things to consider while searching the garbage. In the 90s Goldman Sac and other Israeli companies had taken control of valuable emerging countries. I had China contacts at the time and kept running into this “China signed a contract to handle China development of energy and other resources and any business, and the China Government had to go through these consultants. My first encounter was Clean burning coal. A keep off was put on it. Same situation in India, With our pushing we forced many countries to open up to Israel.. Now, Romney money was with Goldman Sac, the insider club they have. Obama Treasurer worked for Goldman Sac. Obama could not or would not come down hard on Goldman Sac or fire his life long friend, the Treasurer, mainly because Obama was not welcome by the Democrat insiders who were set on sending him packing. It took Obama a while to establish himself with the help of independent supporters we still call OFA.
    As long as Obama can beat Romney best not give the Neo Con a chance to replace him. But Gordon has the best chance to know what those big financiers were doing in those developing countries keeping in mind that back then they did not know much about poor little Israel. As for the LA Time, I live in LA County, I saw the article spread it around but not much was know about Bain Capital or Romney and it came out as part of the rotten scams of the Banks we all knew about One issue is the Media why was it not picked up? Also has any one checked how much of the billions are going to the Media? Floating the Bain fact right now would help but it might change the issue to cover ups and call Obama horrible try to defeat Romney. So sending out lightly but not to cause big case right now. As stated we have few choices, even Plouffe long ago said “what is the alternative?,

  3. joesigur  October 18, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    yea, there seems to be a fence between us and them-it’s an illusion and they just need to take the red pill!

  4. Charlotte NC Bill  October 18, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    The Fox News “conservatives” up there in Facebook still seem to not know 9-11 was done by Mossad and it’s agents, assets on the ground…and allies in the US—just the people Romney’s chummy with..

  5. bryguy  October 18, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    Romney is so busted but has nothing to fear in a criminal system. Obama will not go after Romneys criminal activities much the same as Romney doesn’t go after Obamas criminal and deceptive activities. They’ll hit each other with external punches but internally they’re run by the same interests.

    Obama never hit McCain either….nobody ever hit Bush’s for any of their criminal activities….or brought up anything with Cheney and Rumsfeld being responsible for paying off ML Kings family for the governments responsibility in murdering him after a court ruling declared King was murdered by elements of US government.

    Again, go back to Carol Quigleys Tragedy and Hope, where he confirms that the secret rulers control both parties….so all of this talk about Obama being different, or any hopes resting with him are either ignorant or simply deceptive

  6. Mike Kay  October 18, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    Mr. Barrett,
    Thank you for bringing this information back to public view. Clearly, this exposes the entire American political process as a charade supported by the worst criminal elements. Whenever one wonders why this type of information never matters to so many in this nutjob country, just review a couple of those facebook comments, where the response is to attack VT for having the temerity to bring this information to light-once more.
    Obviously, to the sadly demented, exposing our wanna be leaders as the crooks they are is somehow wrong, sour grapes, or hate speech. If one attempts to follow the reasoning of such statements, one discovers the only logic is one of personal disenfranchisement, smearing of the law, and making a mockery of ethics and a moral life. To those who suffer from such depravities, may I suggest tossing themselves off a local bridge BEFORE they cast a vote. This way they will fulfill their suicidal tendencies without taking the rest of us with them.

  7. brucebrasley  October 18, 2012 at 10:44 am

    I noticed on the ‘net recently something about folks not proudly displaying Romney stickers and posters like they did for Bush and McCain. I’m seeing it, too. Even in redneck-and-proud Arizona I rarely see a Romney anything. Well . . . there was a prick in a big white suburban assault vehicle flying down I-17 yesterday with his Romney sticker proudly displayed.

    I think the righties aren’t voting FOR Romney so much as they are voting AGAINST Obama. He’ll, they’re all crooks. Which one would target your ass for a drone strike or throw you in Gitmo? Both.

    • nancybisset  October 18, 2012 at 6:52 pm

      Agreed :-))))

  8. brucebrasley  October 18, 2012 at 10:36 am

    We don’t need a third party so much as we need a second party. A party that isn’t full of (as Carlin said) “rich €£¥%suckers who don’t give a &@$€ about you and me”. Left-right, Dem-Rep. Two piles. Same stench.

  9. LC  October 18, 2012 at 9:32 am

    Well… that makes Romney the best candidate to replace the Bush Crime Family: http://www.veteranstoday.com/2011/04/04/wachoviawells-fargo-the-drug-cartel-banks/

  10. Charlotte NC Bill  October 18, 2012 at 6:34 am

    Yeah, like those subsidies to solar panel manuf….yeah that’s heavy stuff…at least as bad as 9-11..

  11. Charlotte NC Bill  October 18, 2012 at 6:32 am

    Hey Russell Cross…So Mr Cross, tell me the details of Pres Obama’s corruption that come close to equaling Muttster’s…Drug Laundering drug money….advanced knowledged of a special ops UAE hit on a US Ambassador…the architects of 9-11 on his election team..Dov Zakheim, Elliott Cohen….Architects of the rape of Iraq like Max Boot…Wow, you support this guy? And you’re a vet? That part of the oath, “all enemies foreign and domestic..” you missed that part, huh?

  12. LOB2065  October 18, 2012 at 3:59 am

    I’ve seen roadkill with more charisma than Mitt Romney – I can’t see many Americans voting for him.

    The rest of the world wants Obama to be re-elected.

  13. Excalibur  October 18, 2012 at 1:36 am

    Where are the boys – and what news of the so called ‘attack on the Fed’. Is this the ‘October surprise’?

    • Franklin Ryckaert  October 18, 2012 at 2:59 am

      This socalled “attack on the Fed” was clearly a PSY-OP. The “terrorist” was a Bengali Muslim ( as if such people would really care about the Fed ) to whom a “bomb” was given by an under cover FBI agent. Near the Fed this “terrorist” was arrested. Message of this PSY-OP : people who criticize the Fed are enemies of the state just like Muslim terrorists. I think the people behind the Fed are getting nervous. These people also read the Internet and are aware of a growing understanding of their fraud, hence this timely PSY-OP.

    • PAUL LEO FASO  October 18, 2012 at 4:48 am

      Correct linkage with the Federal Reserve Bank and fraud.





      A look at the banking stooge, Mitt Romney and the Federal Reserve Bank.

      Two monumental frauds at work in America.

    • PAUL LEO FASO  October 18, 2012 at 4:51 am

      Corrected link;

    • Excalibur  October 18, 2012 at 9:01 am

      Franklin – I think that the British branch of the cabal is just as nervous. Today they quietly announced a new law and special units to combat ‘FAST MOVING TERRORISM’. They said that it was to fight attacks like the Mumbai style terror raid.

      They also said that it was to counter ‘radicals’ who basically might act against the powers that be.

      There you have it. The police state laws that have been slowly slipped into legislation over the last few years are now being rushed forward as the zionist monsters realise that the population is wising up fast to their little tricks.

      Watch out now for false arrests of noisy dissidents, false flag terror attacks – and scares hyped by the controlled media – all designed to silence any debate or normal concerns over the speed that we are descending into fascist dictatorship.

    • nancybisset  October 18, 2012 at 6:50 pm

      Loving all these comments here. Great shares of your wisdom and research. People have to pull their heads out of the sand or their arse’s :) YEP. IT IS TIME. Keep sharing this is all going out into the collective consciousness and this is a good thing. I think what the Web-bot thing was all about: “Keeping track of how much humanity is waking up and their teeth are rattling in their heads. OF this I am sure..” Keep voicing your personal opinions. Just a great site to open up and speak. Shrills are sure to come here to discredit our comments; Let the shrills shrill. I WANT THE TRUTH TO BE HEARD. Love to all the truth-searchers. Come on other-side-of-the-coin time for some of you to see you have to make a choice. Make one for Humanity and Share the truths you know of these rascal-beings playing at War-mongering selling drugs, sex trafficking innocent women and children using them to sustain their Neg-Energies. THEY need this to survive. Let us take away their food; FEAR and Guilt we all have been indoctrinated with and conditioned. THEY WILLLL get so weak they will not be able to bite. NOPE. Thanks again for great words shared here. Nancy

    • ricohands  October 18, 2012 at 9:35 am

      Yep and its so called 100 yr charter is up next year.

  14. Excalibur  October 18, 2012 at 1:34 am

    This is not quite drug money – but much the same symptom: Tony Blair’s policy of removing and bypassing all the proper and suitable senior military officers in Britain – and replacing them with ‘Yes Men’ that would implement his subversion policies – has led to the inevitable.


    They are now all retiring and selling their souls, their comrades and their regiments out to the military industrial complex. What a surprise.

  15. Franklin Ryckaert  October 18, 2012 at 12:28 am

    This is nothing special. Both president G.H.W. Bush ( via his Zapata oil company ) and president W.J.Clinton ( via airfield Mena ) engaged in drug smuggling. In this respect the US is not much different from the Latin American countries, where PRESIDENT = DRUGLORD is the rule rather than the exception.

    • ricohands  October 18, 2012 at 9:34 am

      It’s been going on since the Revolution.The masonic families of the Roosevelts, Morgans & others have hidden heinous pasts as opium smugglers & pirates.

    • joesigur  October 18, 2012 at 10:31 am

      So….you don’t have a problem with the government bringing drugs to America for our youth to consume and then arresting them for doing so? Well, I know who you are!!!………SATAN!!!!!

  16. Charlotte NC Bill  October 17, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    173% a year..And scumbags like Rush are telling their ditto-heads that, ” those liberals are just spreading envy against the most productive, successful people in our society…”sometimes the worst things “hide” in plain sight…Send this simple article to as many people as you can…The Republicans nominated a financial criminal who swears allegiance to a foreign country….Wonderful..They deserve to 1. lose the election and 2. after the next mid-terms have 80 Democrats in the Senate and 400 in the House..Not that they won’t disappoint me..(They will)

  17. Martin Maloney  October 17, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    If this story ever goes viral, then it could become the Bain of Romney’s existence!

    (Sometimes, I just can’t help it, folks.)

  18. Gary Walker  October 17, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    An Israeli court recently ruled that Rachel’s murder was her own fault. Yah. She stood fast against the world’s most immoral army with a bullhorn and her body. They killed her. Israel is a nation of cowards.

    Peace be upon Us,

  19. AnthonyH  October 18, 2012 at 9:38 am

    So, what was the lesson of Rachel Corrie?

    My blood boils just as it does for any other man of reason or justice when he reads what happened to her.

    But, what was she trying to tell others, knowingly or unknowingly?

    She didn’t know what to do… good grief, she was a child!

    She acted BEFORE she had the needed knowledge, the needed experience, the needed power to be successful.

    How many more of our children must die before men of reason and justice decide enough – before they learn, and use, procedures of redress?

    When you finally make the right decision, (http://redressone.wordpress.com/)

  20. Charlotte NC Bill  October 17, 2012 at 8:07 pm

    The bastards are gonna get theirs..don’t worry..It’s coming back-in spades.

  21. nancybisset  October 18, 2012 at 6:39 pm

    I Ditto you soldier. I read Rachel Corrie story. Broke my heart. I was so blind about what was going on until Jan.9,2009 when a UK Angel BEing came into my life and began sharing why People Hated American’s.? I had put it out there to a being that KNEW why we were so hated. It made me sad to think countries full of people despised American’s. I have been talking with soldiers gone AWOL and what they went through refusing to be the drug-opium-dealers for those War Machine Whore-mongers. Court-marshaled and all metals, and medical rights taken from them because they stood up to fight for their Rights and fighting for We the people. YES I have wept with them; held their broken-spirited bodies. I thanked them for their honesty. These genocides that Rachel Corrie witnessed hearing soldiers describe these events where they could not raise their guns and shoot those doing these acts of Genocide. I am a peaceful being; and I plan to stand up as an activist now to fight for my rights with OUR MILITARY standing ready to take the controllers down. BUT they need the veil of secrecy lifted so this can be done. We need to make the critical mass aware of what is really going on. These two running are from the same side of the One World Order. TIME to stop the War Machine. The Soldiers taking a stand are punished by our very government in which these men and women sworn to protect and serve the People NOT CORP. Run Gov. Thanks for this touching share greenrecovery. I ammmmm with you all the way. A concerned citizen researching her truth. If I find some thing that I am not understanding I will shift my truth to the truth that has Facts to back it up. RIP Dear Rachel Corrie. Thanks to her parents that raised her to be vigilant and go with her heart. We have stepped up in your place dear one and will do out best to INFORM THE PEOPLE of Truth. I also say Peace Be upon Us. Nancy From the USA.

  22. joesigur  October 18, 2012 at 6:54 pm

    she failed to understand that Israeli law is based on the Talmud and no jew should be punished for hurting the lesser races

  23. nancybisset  October 18, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    Well this is some of the brainwashing schemes that have been done going back to MK Ultra. Some wow research check out the Dulles brothers and way back when this using humanity as pawns in this game and going on right now. Kids set up brought here triggers given to do a certain deed and It is done. We do have I call Star Family watching out over this Planet; WE are tooo precious of a creation gone through so much over these 26,000 years that we shall come out this victorious. OF THIS I am sure.:-))) When we brought the Nazi Paperclip-Gang here and gave them amnesty we really brought the Nazi War not at our back door but WITHIN our HOMELAND. YEP. Love your share. THIS is to instill fear for the passive-American-Sheep. TIME to wake up become the strong being you truly are and Fight For your Freedom. Using same old same old tactics American’s are starting to put the pieces of this Puzzle together. YEP. Let us help humanity along. OK. Thanks for you shared wisdom.

  24. nubody  October 19, 2012 at 11:28 am

    Re: opium: long been known big banks need drug money to launder which they leverage at 30-1 or more. Likewise with marijuana money.
    For ‘One World Order’ see Agenda 21, on line. It’s a tiresome 40 some chapters, but worth the read. Or go to You tube and go over Michael Shaw’s info. (Attorney and CPA -San Diego). Pay special attention to education section. Their thinking: better educated kids means better jobs means more consumption and that’s not good for environment. Everything is being sold via ‘sustainability’, but behind that is centralized control, (Soviet style), remove power from the people by creating remotely ruled ‘regions’, control of movement of people, elimination of private property and cars… the list goes on.

    See also the housing section. This is Steinberg’s little gem (SB 375) which dictates: I’ve got your money and you don’t get any back unless you stack and pack the poor, the uneducated, the voiceless, the disabled (i.e. San Pablo and Richmond, Ca.) on four earthquake faults. This is the ruthlessness and cruelty of the Israeli’s against the Palestinians. Works fine there. Now being implemented here.

    My thinking? When majority Christians dominated politics it represented wide diversity. Mistakes? Many. But now that fi sector (dominated by the tribe-international bankers) controls all money/credit, and tribe is about 2%+ of population in US and fidelity is to Israel it can’t work here any more than it did in Russia. Starts with high dreams of ‘justice for all’ and develops into dachas for some, endless work for the rest. Now there won’t even be the work. People aren’t needed to create wealth. Now there’s robots, high tech. So population control is necessary. Who gets eliminated? Who decides? Starts with seniors and confiscation of houses. I am one. I am making list of how they are killing us. They want us dead. Now.

    Look for repeat of what happened in history, including Weimar. Slaughter of 20M, mostly peasants. Intellectuals killed or sent off to gulags. Confusion, chaos -likely for years to come. You want to fix this? I think it’s too far gone. It must play out. We are in a cycle. I could be wrong. So far I haven’t been that lucky. But keep educating. Could slow it down.

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