As I wrote on February 9th:
And why is this happening? For one thing, it's because we have no rule of law. The rule of law is a joke. The people who have been running this country and vast swaths of the world for many years do not ever, ever worry about the rule of law until they get entangled in it. And at that precise moment, the rule of law that they trampled over for years becomes The Rule of Law, and they avail themselves of absolutely every single opening in The Rule of Law that might help them squeeze out of trouble. And who can say anything about it? After all, we who always cry about enforcing the rule of law cannot complain when the criminals avail themselves of The Rule of Law, can we? Of course not. So most of them get away, one way or another.Witness this very phenomenon today.
OK kids, roll over now for the translation. Ben Bernanke is "angry" that AIG made all those "unconscionable bets." And though there is absolutely nothing anybody in power can do now, now that all your taxpayer monies belong to the corrupt financial sector, now that the corrupt Congress has worked against your interests at every single turn, please know that you have been FOOLED by AIG!!! Oh yes. Nobody else fooled you ever certainly not. Not back then, not ever, definitely not when you were all calling Congress telling them no fucking way on the bailout. And now YOU are REWARDING these people!! You silly birds. And these people should be fired, don't you know? What are you thinking?????? It's all your fault and there's nothing they can do. So sorry. We regret to inform you that you are fucked.
He [Bernanke] told CBS' "60 Minutes" Sunday that out of all the events in the last 18 months, the federal government's intervention with AIG makes him the angriest, saying the company made "unconscionable bets."
While there's seemingly no shortage of outrage AIG's plan to pay the bonuses, it may turn out that the best the country can hope for in response is to learn its lesson for next time and make sure it doesn't happen again.
Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., told "Good Morning America" today that the American people had been "fooled by AIG."
"These people brought themselves, now you're rewarding [them,]" he said. "A lot of these people should be fired."
Let me just say, Senator Shelby, that I fear you are mistaken. These people belong in prison, actually, along with you and your colleagues, along with the stage hands throughout corporate media whoredom.
But wait there's more!
Now that it's too late!!! Never again, blah blah blah. Rule of Law, blah blah blah. Oh ha ha ha ha. These guys are such entertainers. Hollywood here we come.
Even though they may not like it, the nation's top financial officials can't seem to do much to stop it, citing AIG's position that they it's contractually obligated to pay the bonuses.
"We are a country of law," Lawrence Summers, chairman of the White House National Economic Council, said on ABC's "This Week With George Stephanopoulos." "There are contracts. The government cannot just abrogate contracts."
AIG CEO Edward Liddy said in a letter to Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner that the payments can't be stopped and that his "hands are tied."
Cummings admitted that the stimulus package was moved through Congress so quickly that there may be room for improvement going forward, including add-ons that would prevent failing banks and institutions from using government money to reward the same executives who were responsible for the company's failure in the first place, such was the case with AIG.
"We have to be very careful ... we don't allow these things to happen again," Cummings said.
There's so much more there, if you're so inclined. More posturing and fluffing and displaying of pretty feathers and mincing steps to make you think that this is all just a most unfortunate series of events, when every single person quoted in this story worked diligently to make it all possible.
AIG is a CIA money laundering facility. The CIA is Wall Street. Wall Street is a bunch of greedy bankers and financial terrorists. It's all the same people, over and over again, transferring your wealth into their pockets while destroying lives and livelihoods across the globe. That's all they do, and they are paid to do it, and they pay off anyone necessary to look the other way, and they kill the rest. And then they go on teevee to express regret. But don't you believe them for one second. The truth is, our economy imploding is NWO porn.