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    REVENGE:- Car bomb kills Maltese journalist who exposed Panama Papers link



    A Maltese investigative journalist who exposed her island nation's links to offshore tax havens through the leaked Panama Papers
    has been killed after a bomb exploded in her car.


    Key points:
    • The power of the explosion left Caruana Galizia's car blackened in a nearby field
    • Officials quick to denounce the death as a "political murder"
    • She revealed cases of Maltese government corruption in the 2016 leak


    Daphne Caruana Galizia, 53, had just driven away from her home in Mosta, a town outside Malta's capital of Valletta, when the bomb went off,
    sending the vehicle's wreckage spiralling over a wall and into a field.

    Malta's Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said her death resulted from a "barbaric attack" that also amounted to an assault on freedom of expression.
    He described her as "was one of my harshest critics, on a political and personal level," as he denounced her slaying.

    Politico named Caruana Galizia as one of 28 Europeans who are "shaping, shaking and stirring" Europe.
    The 2016 Panama Papers leak exposed the identities of the rich and powerful around the world with offshore holdings in Panama.

    As part of the investigation, Caruana Galizia revealed that Mr Muscat's wife Michelle, as well as members of his Government, held companies in Panama.
    Mr Muscat and his wife deny they held such companies.

    More here

    Sadly, shooting the messenger.

    “Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago”

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    Rattled a cage outside Malta I fancy. I wonder which murderous crook ordered this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Rattled a cage outside Malta I fancy. I wonder which murderous crook ordered this?
    Yeah, my initial thought too. But it achieves nothing for non-Maltese crooks, so...

    Investigative journalism; How to make a Maltese cross.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam View Post
    Yeah, my initial thought too. But it achieves nothing for non-Maltese crooks, so...
    Are you joking?

    What do you think most of these Panama shell companies were set up for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Rattled a cage outside Malta I fancy. I wonder which murderous crook ordered this?
    I am sure you could find a connection to Trump or Putin, with your forensic skills

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    I am sure you could find a connection to Trump or Putin, with your forensic skills
    Or to Noriega?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    I am sure you could find a connection to Trump or Putin, with your forensic skills
    Note to all: Buttplug has never heard of the Panama Papers - or he's just a complete fucking idiot.

    Probably both.

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    Here's a good suspect:

    One of the topics she examined was the Maltese content in the Panama Papers leaked in 2016. She wrote that Muscat's wife, the country's energy minister and the government's chief-of-staff had offshore holdings in Panama to receive money from Azerbaijan.

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    How convenient.
    Things as this never happen.

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    Its a bit late for them gangsters to try to silence her, the cats out the bag already.
    Sensless killing, all it will achieve is a now massive Homicide investigation to find the assassines.
    Crooks have brought more unwanted attention upon themselves, dumb idiots.

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    What's left of her ride...


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    Quote Originally Posted by wasabi View Post
    Its a bit late for them gangsters to try to silence her, the cats out the bag already.
    Sensless killing,
    It's not senseless. It's a warning to anyone else who feels the urge to talk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Are you joking?

    What do you think most of these Panama shell companies were set up for?
    No, not joking. What's the interest for a non-Maltese crook in a Maltese journo who has reported on Maltese affairs? The cat's out of the bag long ago.
    It's more likely revenge, and since she reported on Maltese dodginess, it's more likely to be a Maltese crook.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam View Post
    No, not joking. What's the interest for a non-Maltese crook in a Maltese journo who has reported on Maltese affairs? The cat's out of the bag long ago.
    It's more likely revenge, and since she reported on Maltese dodginess, it's more likely to be a Maltese crook.
    See Post #8. I don't think any crook in a place as small as Malta would be dumb (or experienced) enough to use a car bomb.

    In fact I would guess the perps are already back home (in Baku, maybe?).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klondyke View Post
    Or to Noriega?
    or even Saddam WMDs

    harry forensic to the rescue

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    or even Saddam WMDs

    harry forensic to the rescue
    WTF are you gibbering on about now, FQT?

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    Interesting....


    In addition to alleged corrupt politicians, Caruana Galizia’s targets ranged from banks facilitating money laundering and those linking Malta’s online gaming industry with the mafia.
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...ers-journalist

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    Quote Originally Posted by SKkin View Post
    What's left of her ride...

    Why is there a bloke moonwalking on the roof?

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    ^Does kind of look that way doesn't it...The way they're suited up I imagine they were looking for body parts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SKkin View Post
    What's left of her ride...

    Would be a tough one for the 'Name That Car' thread...

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    Something wrong with that picture, it doesn't sit right, looks more like a drone strike

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    Shouldn't the soco at the top of the pic be smaller .
    The proportions between the two are odd.
    This has all the hallmarks of a TDCSI case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chittychangchang View Post
    Shouldn't the soco at the top of the pic be smaller .
    They are FBI cops, they are always big

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