December 8, 2008
Isn’t it odd that Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich is suddenly arrested on corruption charges the day after he announced he is asking all Illinois government agencies to suspend business with Bank of America?
Not really. Blagojevich’s arrest sends a strong signal that going up against the banksters will not be tolerated. “Blagojevich contended that Bank Of America received a multi-billion dollar bailout from the government and should accordingly restore credit to the Republic Windows & Doors company in Chicago,” writes Katharine Zaleski for the Huffington Post.
Last week the workers of Republic Windows & Doors occupied a factory in Chicago after the company closed down and stiffed the workers. “Workers said they were entitled to be given 60 days notice of the closure of the plant and demanded pay for that period as well as any unused vacation time,” the BBC reported.
Blagojevich demanded the Bank of America take “some of that federal tax money that they’ve received and invest it by providing the necessary credit to this company so these workers can keep their jobs.”
Blagojevich made the comment at the same time president select Obama expressed support for the workers. “It’s also important for us to make sure that the plans and programs that we design aren’t just targeted at maintaining the solvency of banks, but they’re designed also to get money out the door and to help people on Main Street,” said Obama.
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Rod Blagojevich, of course, is not Barack Obama, who is in the process of stuffing his administration with bankster insiders, CFR members, and Federal Reserve and Goldman Sachs mobsters such as Robert Rubin, Larry Summers, and Paul Volcker.
It didn’t take long for the U.S. attorney’s office to crank out a 78-page criminal complaint against Blagojevich. It is said Blagojevich attempted to sell off the vacancy of Obama’s Senate seat and considered naming himself to the Senate. It is not difficult to believe Blagojevich is a crook and would do such a thing. He has shady ties to Antoin “Tony” Rezko, the political fundraiser, restaurateur, and real estate developer convicted on several counts of fraud and bribery.
On the other hand, the sudden appearance of a federal compliant against him after he attempted to stick it to the criminal organization known as the Bank of America is rather suspicious, to say the least.
The impending prosecution of Blagojevich sends a powerful message to other governors, mayors, city council members around the country: don’t mess with the international banking cartel, the global financial mafia.