Just because the United Kingdom are of the developed world does not make them special when it comes to crime. For the last decade every illicit acts of crime and terror have one way or the other found it’s root in the UK. Whereas it’s populace tend to say otherwise about every of its colony.
For every crime committed in a developing country is a double in the western hemisphere. We have always being a victim of the AID card which have come to be a ploy in other to carry out criminalized activities within the sovereignty of other countries.
Corruption is yet another way in which the old colonial powers are able to have their cake and eat it too, in this supposedly post-colonial world. It wouldn’t be too hard at all for a country like the UK to discourage foreign officials – in the likes of Umaru Dikko, James Ibori just to mention a few — from maintaining their ill-gotten fortunes in British banks. But they don’t.
In the past the colonial powers used to steal directly. Now they’ve figured out the perfect scam. The at of stealing without stealing. Where did all of Nigeria’s oil wealth go? It is sitting in European banks and the same people are telling us we are corrupt while using our money to build their country and still paddling the act they claim to be against.
The agency, Transparency international is an organization set up by nations like the United Kingdom and United States to intimidate the less powerful to be more or totally distracted from the real issue which is “the destination of stolen funds is as guilty as where the funds came from”.
Why hold back fighting corruption by allowing the same dirty money into your country and come back later to backstabbing your giver. Both of you guys started a business, you betrayed your partner and turn yourself in for questioning after agreeing to a plea deal, and what is funny about the most, is the deal being broken within yourself. What is there left to really consider not being corrupt? If you have taken with the right hand and end up stabbing with the left.
The questions that are supposed to be asked by the international financial fight crime agencies are:
Why should western countries allow corrupt money into their country knowing where is from?
Why spend it and not return to the countries government immediately?
Is this money being processed by foreigner within their country?
If these agencies want to really fight the lack of transparency, then they should start including the destinations of corrupt money as corrupt nations as well.
This money is spent within these countries why then discriminate in naming one side guilty and the other less of no crime while they wallow in what is so clear evidently to the that is corrupt money.
The mining of gold and diamond from Africa is an example of how countries like the UK and US profits more from corruption yet the people who suffer for it are the victims of bully by the international community. What really says of the credibility of agencies like Transparency Internationals? It should be called to question.
And by saying fighting, judging and solving every problem is of a two dimension. Let the corporate of the same crime be judged as well or every solution you tend to be fighting for is of a lose end.
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