THE NATIONAL INTEREST — The sophisticated military operations of ISIS, Al Qaeda and their affiliates require significant financial resources. It is common sense that cutting off terrorist access to money will dramatically reduce their ability to procure weapons and support their mercenary fighters, and will quickly cripple their global Jihadi movement. And where does Hillary Clinton, who served as Secretary of State during President Obama’s first term, fit in?
Donald Trump has stated facts about the “dark banking channels” which most politicians refuse to acknowledge. When asked on April 28, 2016 on The O’Reilly Factor about ISIS and black market oil, Trump responded: “Because that’s their source of wealth. Now, they also have a lot of wealth through the banking channels. You have [to] comb the dark banking channels. And they’re getting a lot of wealth through them. People don’t even know about it but they are…” The dark banking channels referenced by Mr. Trump are nothing new, and these criminal financial networks have aided and abetted the rise of radical Islamic terror for decades.
Many Americans will recall the scandal involving the corrupt Bank of Credit and Commerce International (BCCI) in the 1980s and early 1990s. But most Americans are unaware of the connection between BCCI and Hillary Clinton when she was working for the Rose Law firm.
Billionaire Little Rock Arkansas Clinton-supporter Jackson Stephens, with Bert Lance, would bring BCCI to America with the legal representation of the Rose Law firm, including Hillary Rodham Clinton, Webster Hubbell and C.J. Giroir. Also involved were Clark Clifford (the former Defense Secretary under Johnson and lawyer for BCCI), Robert Altman (attorney for Bert Lance and Clifford’s partner), and Kamal Adham (the former director general of Saudi Arabian intelligence). Rose was the law firm for the Arkansas financial group Stephens Inc. As stated by Martin Waller in The Guardian (March 24, 1994): “Stephens Inc. and the Rose law firm helped BCCI creep into the US banking market through its purchase of shares in Financial General.”