Sunday, July 02, 2006

Not too SWIFT

European banks and governments “collude” with the US on anti-terror intelligence efforts, say the Brussels watching press:

The European Central Bank and the Bank of England were aware that customers' payment data were being transferred to US authorities, according to a document obtained by Belgium's Le Soir newspaper.

A consortium known as SWIFT, which manages the "Swift" codes for international payments, tried in vain to get permission from the Frankfurt and London banks to hand payment data to Washington, but the banks did not subsequently tell the government of Belgium - where SWIFT is based - that data was being transferred to the US.
And the European media and some elites aren’t just puzzled by the need for it, but are trying to humiliate western civilization into making terror something it may not defend itself against – even in secret.the fuse is lit!

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