Thanks for that article by Pepe Escobar.
That the author of this piece went out of the way to insist this release of the Panama Papers was a legitimate leak having no links to Government agendas raised my own suspicions.
This IS an attempt to de-legitimize BRICs as Mr Escobar suggests. In going after other jurisdictions as tax havens for the wealthy even as the use of the same mimimized in the USA the US will position itself as the destination for all of those monies.
The end result will be twofold. The corrupt and bankrupt US banking systems will control more wealth and foreign governments will be held hostage by the same.
I would use Iran as an example. US and western Governments froze literally billions of dollars of Iranian funds held within their banking systems. When the treaty recently signed with Iran over its nuclear program these funds . The Republicans claimed that the agreement resulted in " the us giving billions to Iran"
This is a power play nothing more. Remember Gladio and operation Northwoods. Those working behind the scenes do not care if people seen as allies are sacrificed.