The LIBOR Scandal and Two Shooters

by Al Benson Jr.

Just today I read an article by Kenneth Schortgen Jr. about the LIBOR scandal, which up to now I had not paid much attention to. In his article, posted on  Mr. Schortgen noted: “Libor is the internal banking interest rate that major financial institutions determine each day for lending purposes between each facility. This rate is then transferred to the interest rate used for mortgages, student loans, credit cards, and nearly every interest bearing loan in the world. Manipulation of the Libor rate has resulted in hundreds of billions, if not trillions of dollars in fraudulent payments made by billions of customers throughout the financial world.” Sounds like someone is getting ripped off and someone else is making big bucks out of it. You might say “what else is new” and you’d be right, except this situation has some interesting sidelines.

It turns out that the fathers of both of the recent shooters, the one in Newton, Connecticut and the one in Aurora, Colorado were supposed to testify at hearing regarding the LIBOR scandal.

Mr. Schortgen observed that: “The father of Newton, Connecticut shooter Adam Lanza is Peter Lanza who is a VP and Tax Director at GE Financial. The father of Aurora, Colorado movie theater shooter James Holmes is Robert Holmes, the lead scientist for the credit score company FICO. Both men were to testify before the US Senate in the ongoing LIBOR scandal.” Undoubtedly sheer coincidence, right?

Supposedly neither of these kids had a history of any skill with firearms, yet both showed according to Schortgen, “…an expertise many trained military personal could not achieve. This leaves the question of where they got their training, or if there was another plot involved which allowed these young men to perform the actions they did with such precision.” Mr. Schortgen’s article is worth reading. It’s just a little over two pages long.

Another good article I read on this was posted by Short Little Rebel on  also on December 16th. This one is also worth reading. The writer asked several questions as to why the media did not ask more questions. She also noted that there had been talk about a second shooter, but that seems to have been quickly quieted down and now we can expect the Obama administration’s gigantic push for more gun control to follow hard on the heels of this latest event.

The headline for Mr. Schortgen’s article noted that the fathers of the two shooters “were to testify.” Does that mean they will no longer testify?

If that ends up being the case, will we have seen the classic Marxist pattern of accomplishing two goals with one action? Just something to think about.