“[We must] concentrate our efforts to hunt terror money in our countries, even if that implies putting under investigation the strongholds of Western capitalism: Wall Street, the City of London and the thousand offshore centers linked to them.”
– Loretta Napoleoni, author of “Terror Incorporated”
Four explosions ripped through London, last Thursday, in a series of terrorist strikes leaving dozens dead and hundreds wounded. The so-called “Secret Group of al-Qaida’s Jihad in Europe” quickly claimed credit for the attack, saying:
Nation of Islam and Arab nation: Rejoice for it is time to take revenge against the British Zionist Crusader government in retaliation for the massacres Britain is committing in Iraq and Afghanistan.
We have repeatedly warned the British Government and people. We have fulfilled our promise and carried out our blessed military raid in Britain after our mujahideen exerted strenuous efforts over a long period of time to ensure the success of the raid.
I remember back on June 17, 2005, when Ayman al-Zawahiri promised there would be more bombings. Last Thursday, it appears he kept that promise. What many news commentators seem to have missed is that ever since the 9-11 attacks, every single terrorist attack has been preceded by a taped warning, usually broadcast on Al-Jazeera television.
Have you noticed that terrorists seem hell-bent on targeting the financial centers of the world? In the recent London bombings, and both World Trade Center bombings, terrorists hoped they would cripple the business world with “everlasting” damage. Thankfully, the London bombing illustrated the terrorists inability to accomplish their goal – this time.
A down-and dirty financial war
I say if it’s a down-and-dirty financial war that terrorists want – and keep targeting – why not follow President Bush’s lead and “take the war to the enemy”? That’s the goal of “Operation Divest Terror,” launched just two days before the most recent “7-7″ attack!
“Operation Divest Terror” has one purpose: to help American investors identify U.S. companies whose business activities provide revenues, equipment and technology, and political cover to governments sponsoring terrorism – and send them a message that this is a bad business decision.
Nearly 500 such companies are presently still doing business in terrorist-sponsoring states, according to Conflict Securities Advisery Group, a D.C.-based research firm.
Much like the South Africa divestment campaign of the 1980s, this anti-terror offensive is based on two facts: 1) Companies rely heavily on the investment dollars of U.S. citizens; and 2) If we withhold those investments, companies will be forced to stop funding our enemies.
No big business = No money = Less ability to sponsor terror
“Operation Divest Terror” just might gain wide public support based on the simple premise that most Americans do not want to invest in terrorism – directly or indirectly – on strong moral grounds.
Regrettably, most of us are unknowingly funding the enemy on a massive scale today. Stopping such practices could send a powerful message to companies that we do not support their decision to partner with Iran, Syria and other governments sponsoring terrorism. If we convince these companies to pull up stakes in these terror-supporting nations, it can make a significant contribution toward winning the war on terror.
So Swiss America, together with intel support from Conflict Securities, will provide interested investors with a free investment “Exposure Report,” listing the number of companies held by that individual investor which are known to be doing business in terrorist-sponsoring states.
“Operation Divest Terror” will also provide interested investors with more information about alternative “terror-free” investments.
Finally, there’s a powerful alternative to just sitting back and allowing the terrorists to continue to pummel Western Civilization. I say its time to move from the defensive to the offensive – by refusing to support any U.S. company funding terrorist states.
DivestTerror.org founder Frank Gaffney reports:
As of today, not one retail brokerage service in this country makes available to clients, data on corporate ties to terrorist-sponsoring states. That must change. People have a right to decide if they want to fund companies that fund our enemies – it’s their money after all.
“Operation Divest Terror” will succeed with support of grass-roots America. Together, let’s divest terrorists now, before they can strike again – either physically or financially!
For more information, visit: www.swissamerica.com/terrorfree