|Leader||President of Switzerland|
Incumbent: Ueli Maurer
Since 1 January 2019
|Member of||Global Counter Terrorism Forum, OECD|
|A mountainous, hence easily defended country in central Europe which has established itself as a world banking center.|
Switzerland's mountainous (easily defended) nature recommends it as a haven for cash. Together with banking secrecy laws, this has made it the destination of choice for people secreting money, e.g. to avoid accountability. It was neutral in WWI and WWII.
Banking secrecy laws mean that Switzerland is an attractive location for funds of dubious origins. The Swiss-Italian border became notorious after border guards caught people attempting or suspected of planning to take bearer bonds from Italy to Switzerland. The amounts involved are quite staggering - one hundred billion dollars or more, on even trillions of US dollars.
The general pattern is that the perpetrators to be arrested, but names and/or nationalities and other basic information not to be disclosed, and the commercially-controlled media to quickly lose interest in the story. The involved parties are often released for undisclosed reasons - quite consistent with the thesis that these are the visible traces of large financial crimes by deep state groups.
Mohamed El Ghanem
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- Full article: Mohamed El Ghanem
The Swiss government imprisoned Dr. Mohamed El Ghanem, an Egyptian refugee, without charge for seven years, from 2007 through 2013, after he refused to spy on Geneva's Muslim community leaders. He was released after the Swiss Supreme Court ruled his detention wrongful, and required he be released in October 2013.
|BIS||“1. The buildings or parts of buildings and surrounding land which, whoever may be the owner thereof, are used for the purposes of the Bank shall be inviolable. No agent of the Swiss public authorities may enter therein without the express consent of the Bank. Only the President, 2 the General Manager of the Bank, or their duly authorised representative shall be competent to waive such inviolability.
2. The archives of the Bank and, in general, all documents and any data media belonging to the Bank or in its possession, shall be inviolable at all times and in all places.3. The Bank shall exercise supervision of and police power over its premises.”
An ambassador to Switzerland
|United States Ambassador to Switzerland|
|Bilderberg/2019||The 67th Bilderberg Meeting|
|Le Cercle/1980 (Zurich)|
|Swissair Flight 330|
Groups Headquartered Here
|A Group Headquartered Here||Description|
|AGT International||A data analysis company founded by Mati Kochavi, including work on RFID and IOT|
|Club of Rome|
|Crypto AG||Manufacturers of notoriously backdoored cryptographic communication systems.|
|Financial Stability Board|
|Global Commission on Drug Policy||A group critical of the "war on drugs", which "advocates decriminalizing drug use by those who do no harm to others."|
|International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons|
|International Labour Organization|
|Merex AG||Widely used by intelligence agencies for secret arms deals.|
|Revolutionären Aufbau Schweiz|
|University of Basel|
|University of Bern|
|World Economic Forum|
|World Health Organization|
|World Wildlife Fund|
Citizens of Switzerland on Wikispooks
- NATO'S Secret Armies, Daniele Ganser, pp. 23–24