The Panama Papers have linked George Soros, a Hungarian-born billionaire notorious for funding leftist ideologies, to a weapons manufacturer specializing in intelligence gathering for “government and military contracts,” according to reports.
Soros Capital, created in Bermuda, is revealed to have established an offshore company in the Cayman Islands “for the purpose of investing private equity with the Carlyle Group,” which has done business with members of the Bin Laden family.
Founded in 1987, the Carlyle Group describes itself as being a “global alternative asset manager” based in Washington D.C. that invests in private equity, real estate and hedge funds, among other things. It has been tied to several prominent figure heads including politicians and former CIA officials.
The Guardian wrote in 2001 that “with almost no publicity, the company has been signing up an impressive list of former politicians – including the first President Bush and his secretary of state, James Baker; John Major; one-time World Bank treasurer Afsaneh Masheyekhi and several south-east Asian powerbrokers – and using their contacts and influence to promote the group.”
Soros is one of the most aggressive advocates of gun control. So why is he investing in firearm companies?
When the International Business Times asked Soros in January 2016 if investors supportive of gun control should sell their holdings in firearm companies, he replied: “I’m very much against guns. And if it can be organized on a large enough scale, I wouldn’t be opposed to it.”
Soros has financial ties to other weapons dealers, as well.
“Securities and Exchange Commission filings reviewed by IBT show Soros Fund Management as a top institutional shareholder in Vista Outdoors — considered the country’s top ammunition manufacturer — and Olin Corp., which makes ammo under the Winchester name,” reported IBT.
Soros’ investments in the firearm industry may not be profit driven, but instead a calculated move to ban guns.
“By all appearances, Soros, the elite wolf in sheep’s clothing has been investing in firearms companies not to profit from them, but to destroy them, and destroy the access of people to guns and ammunition,” reports SHTFPlan.com.
“George Soros is effectively advocating a policy of economic sanctions against the firearms industry – using a tactic of war to, ultimately, limit guns in the hands of the people,” the website continues.
Soros often brags about his ability to buy elections. He donated $24 million to candidates running against George Bush in 2004, and has donated at least $1 million thus far to the Clinton Foundation.
He’s also the primary donor to International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), the group disseminating information found in the Panama Papers. But ICIJ has conveniently withheld revelations regarding Soros’ ties to the Panamanian law firm.