Her name was Daphne Caruana Galizia, an online blogger who was relentless in uncovering widespread financial corruption by some of the world’s richest and most powerful. (While the Establishment Media largely ignored the scandal) The Panama Papers investigation linked current and former leaders of Saudi Arabia, Ukraine, Argentina, Qatar, Ecuador, Sudan, Italy, Australia, Iceland, Iraq, Jordan, and Pakistan, among others in a massive money laundering/tax shelter scheme built upon a convoluted mountain of offshore accounts, boards, foundations, and trusts.
As a result her enemies list was quite long.
She died this week in a fiery car bomb attack.
Via The Mirror:
On Monday, she had written: “There are crooks everywhere you look now.
“The situation is desperate.
“In another entry last year, she wrote: “Malta’s public life is afflicted with dangerously unstable men with no principles or scruples.”
Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat, who was himself part of the Panama Papers scandal, publicly denounced the attack and promised to bring those responsible to justice. Months earlier he had claimed Caruana Galizia’s claims against him were fabrication and was in the process of suing her for defamation.
Apparently someone believed what Caruana Galizia knew was far more than baseless. She was murdered because of it.
Her anti-corruption blog has now been silenced.