We're unusually lucky on this website in that what I blog about is largely community driven, for I blog about the articles people send me, for which I again send big thank you's to all of you who do so. But we're especially fortunate because the people doing so are "on top of the game," because the depth and breadth of articles being sent are of such good quality.

Why am I bothering about all that? Because this week's blogs begins with the following article passed along by C.M., to whom a big thank you for spotting it:

Beyond the convenient "coincidence" that now both Epstein and his banker are dead by "suicide by hanging", there's something in this article that caught my eye, and is the occasion for today's really high octane speculation.

The story is straighforward enough: Thomas Bowers, Epstein's banker at both Citibank and Deutschebank, was found hanging from a rope, apparently the victim of a suicide:

Jeffrey Epstein’s private wealth banker, who brokered and signed off on untold multiple millions of dollars in controversial Deutsche Bank and Citibank loans spanning two decades for the convicted pedophile, has died from a reported suicide.

The news of yet another mysterious Epstein-linked death comes shortly after the FBI was seeking to interview the bank executive about loans he approved for Epstein and the indicted child trafficker’s labyrinth of US-based and offshore companies. (Emphasis added)

Now, note this:

And when Bowers left Citi for Deutsche Bank, Epstein followed.

Meanwhile, Epstein stopped making payments on his millions in outstanding Citi loans. But that mattered little because Bowers approved new high-risk loans and credit lines from Deutsche Bank, sources said.

And that relationship with Epstein continued until Bowers left Deutsche Bank in 2015. By that time, Epstein had chalked up untold millions in loans with the help of Bowers who recruited many of his top private wealth top bankers from Citi to Deutsche Bank.

The FBI who was interested in interviewing Bowers, sources confirm. The FBI subpoenaed Deutsche Bank in May for all loans and accounts linked to Epstein and there were many unanswered questions. Deutsche Bank closed out Epstein’s accounts weeks after the bank was served federal subpoenas.

Then we learn that Epstein brought wealthy customers to Bowers, both at Citibank and Deutsche Bank:

Epstein also helped bring in a plethora of new business from wealthy associates to Bowers at both Deutsche Bank and Citi, sources said.

“Epstein made Bowers and his financial institutions hundreds of millions of dollars,” one executive said. “It really didn’t even matter that Epstein stiffed Citi for $30 million in defaults because he brought so much new money, new blood in. Citi made far more than it lost.”

Needless to say, all of this has my high octane speculation motor running in overdrive, and has my suspicion meter way past the red zone and into the purple zone, for the simple reason that two of the financial world's largest banks are involved. And that made me immediately think of all those other suspicious banker deaths we've seen in the past few years. And what we've seen with them is truly bizarre. We've had bankers jumping off of roofs, falling onto iron-spiked fences below their fashionable London apartments, falling down stairs, jumping (or being pushed) in front of trains, mugged and murdered on jogging paths or in their cars in front of their homes, and in the case of one mortgage broker, committing "suicide" by  using a nailgun and drilling his skull full of nails from behind his head, and on and on the list goes. In my previous blogs about this disturbing subject, I've speculated that most of these bankers were in a position to "know things," perhaps by looking at transaction ledgers and putting two-and-two together. So the question that occurred to me while reading this article, and which forms the central core of today's high octane speculation is this: Is this story the clue to all the other banker deaths-by-suicide? Note the pattern involved here: (1) A banker in a position of managerial and administrative influence facilitates the flow of capital to Epstein, who (2) in turn funnels more wealthy client to the bank(s) in question. So in other words, the story is as much about the banks involved, as it is about Epstein. Indeed, the article indicates an Epstein-J.P. Morgan connection, and at least some of those early banker suicides involved people with - you guessed it - J.P. Morgan.

That in its turn implies the banks are involved in the human trafficking-sex ring activity, and that Epstein is perhaps but one example of a much larger story. After all, if one considers just this one article, the two banks in question apparently made money from their relationship with Epstein, even though on the matter of their loans to Epstein they lost money. So there's no doubt in my mind that at least some of these suicides are not suicides, and that the pressures on some of these individuals might have led them to commit suicide rather than face much more unpleasant consequences. So what might be in play behind all of this?

Asset forfeiture. Imagine for a moment if the major prime banks of the world were implicated in this activity, as this case clearly hints at. Under the Trump administration's executive order of Dec 2017, the assets of anyone involved in human trafficking could be subject to seizure. And of course, that would also mean exposure.

As the article suggests, this is the beginning of a story, if indeed we're ever made privy to all its details.

See you on the flip side...

Joseph P. Farrell

Joseph P. Farrell has a doctorate in patristics from the University of Oxford, and pursues research in physics, alternative history and science, and "strange stuff". His book The Giza DeathStar, for which the Giza Community is named, was published in the spring of 2002, and was his first venture into "alternative history and science".


  1. Douglas Smith on August 28, 2020 at 6:25 pm

    Don’t know if this is the correct section, but this was in the news today. Another banker murder/suicide.

  2. FeelinGroovy on August 20, 2020 at 6:30 am

    Maybe I’m having a Mandela Moment – but I thought you had reported Bower’s death (but I cannot find it on GDS website now) Thomas Bowers died on 19 NOV 2019. At that time, the spin was that he was a Trump banker.
    This view does not discount Bowers as Epstein’s long-time banking connection.
    A former Deutsche Bank executive who reportedly signed off on some of the institution’s unorthodox loans to Donald Trump killed himself in his Malibu home on November 19. Thomas Bowers, the onetime head of Deutsche Bank’s American wealth-management division, where he oversaw Trump’s private banker, committed suicide by hanging, according to Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner’s office. Bowers was 55.

  3. Pierre on August 18, 2020 at 10:21 pm

    Poor poor banksters, they really need a place to go, like the battered wives, for protection against…. people like themselves.
    (cue Pink Floyd, the Final Cut, the Fletcher Memorial home for incurable tyrants and kings).

  4. Richard on August 18, 2020 at 1:18 am

    As is usually the case, suspicion is not evidence and any who might be suspect are innocent until proven guilty. Innocent, until the proven absurdity of the self-inflicted wounds cannot be made by an already deceased cadaver, the lights and electronics opportunistically malfunction to render surveillance useless, and the culprits are well experienced at removals, erasures, vacating the scene with the least amount of crime scene evidence left behind to point a direction for the novice forensic investigator. Fortunately, not all the telltale how to [’s] make it to Hollywood screen play due to the intuitive nature of actual forensic investigations. That’s hard to dramatize in pics, print, and scenery. Graphics departments are good, but have limitations as do the writers and those conjuring the makeshift scenery for show.

    That leaves the expression of whether they fell, jumped, or got pushed. For the connoisseur of investigating these past occurrences it remains job security as well as a puzzle to assemble with, to date, missing pieces. That’s not to say, they’re clueless about patterns, people’s profiles, connections, asset turn over, and the lot. Even this blog site has a set or pattern on record that’s juicy for the novelist into mystery and crime. If ever there were a pattern of loops. Like you say, “. . . As the article suggests, this is the beginning of a story, if indeed we’re ever made privy to all its details.” It seems a matter of picking a timeline that fits the context.

  5. Billy Bob on August 17, 2020 at 11:46 pm

    We can justify or mystify why humans do such and such…bottom line is they do it…forget about why. Our history is full of what if”s da da da…
    Proclaiming to understand who does what and why may provide a means of satisfying curiosity but in the end it has happened…what the hell?
    If it has happened, what difference does it make, it can’t be undone (askHillary Clinton the expert on such situations..)
    The best we can accomplish as we accumulate the new oil, “DATA”, is either provide false data or confirm what the data says…irrespective of the influence of AI or programmers…example is the Covid death count from England….true or fiction…you gonna believe a computer or the “computer scientist” who programmed the computeR? It’s up to each person, some have the background to decider, most do not, expect common sense is instill in all.

    • Billy Bob on August 17, 2020 at 11:54 pm

      It’s up to each person, some have the background to decider, most do not, we have common sense instilled in all to figure this out.

      • Billy Bob on August 17, 2020 at 11:56 pm


    • Billy Bob on August 17, 2020 at 11:57 pm


    • Robert Barricklow on August 18, 2020 at 12:02 am

      This unprecedented reversal
      from social extension
      to social annihilation
      has got to be stopped,
      dead in its tracks!
      It’s not time for a financial reset.
      It’s time to reassert the human agenda!

  6. marcos toledo on August 17, 2020 at 8:26 pm

    The line between murder and suicide is thin to nonexistent. Whether he hanged himself with his own hands or was hanged by others the same result dead men tell on tales.

  7. goshawks on August 17, 2020 at 8:07 pm

    I am not surprised in the least. The only question is whether he really died or was just assigned to a new job (been reading too much Miles Mathis).

    In the general bankers’ deaths category, I wonder if some of them might have been ‘innocent’. (Yeah, I know…) Somebody higher-up the chain wanted something done, and they were offered the “gold or lead” choice. If their conscience was too strong, they got ‘removed’. The other possibility is the “Rommel” choice. A banker was either good side (yeah, I know…) or had been co-opted in some manner. He/she was caught-out by the baddies and was ‘offered’ the choice of suicide or great ‘misfortune’ to his family & friends.

    Improbable, but I wanted to allow for any good souls…

    • Roger on August 17, 2020 at 11:28 pm

      Could be worse. Ever here of protection money? Could be someone is offering different firms a protection service reliant upon predictive behavior AI algorithms and Shadow Net type spying from rogue intelligence and wet works contractors. If AI predicts you are a threat they may treat you as a threat whether you actually really are or not. The police investigators ruling these events automatic suicides hints a very powerful intelligence agency connection and/or a connection with the state it happens in Governor. It’s a sign our government is no longer legitimate and has been taken over by a very well organized crime syndicate.

  8. Robert Barricklow on August 17, 2020 at 5:27 pm

    Reminds me of the traditional version of the tale: An old woman was sweeping her house, and she found a little crooked sixpence. What, she said, shall I do w/this little sixpence? I will go to market, and buy a little pig. As she was coming home, she came to a stile: but the little piggy would not go over the stile.
    She went a little further, and met a dog. So she said to the dog, Dog! bite piggy; piggy want go over the stile; and go home to night. But the dog would not. She went a little further, and met a stick …

    • Robert Barricklow on August 17, 2020 at 6:03 pm

      There’s a line in the above:
      … the rat began to gnaw the rope …
      It is also an old classic detective novel written in 1943 that has key witnesses being killed off, again & again, before the detective can get to the bottom of what is going on.
      It’s by famous detective novelist, Sue Grafton’s father – C.W. Grafton.
      The political police division, known in the U.S.S.A. as the F.B.I. is investigating?
      [Assuming the F.B.I. in the usual suspects list].
      The pedophile international ring is a deadly-scorching hot-electrified-live-wire, no doubt!

      Trump is going after them; and what happens?
      Black international op: covid1984.
      “They” really want sleepy Joe Biden to install the U.S.S.A., coast to coast, don’t they?

      Like in the novel; it will take an outsider like Trump, to take a hell of a lot of abuse[like the character in the above classic novel] to catch the numerous rats running these inhuman traffic rings

      • Robert Barricklow on August 17, 2020 at 6:07 pm

        The above detective is shot at, knocked out cold numerous times, stabbed, shot in the arm, tied up and left for dead, and I’ve lost count of all the other abuses he suffered.
        Trump, is being hit w/WHO knows what; and how many times?

        • zendogbreath on August 17, 2020 at 9:26 pm

          Sure do hope that it’s not that Trump is in on the whole scam and protected from implication in the storm that is pizzagateepsteinnexiumfranklinscandaljimmysaville et all. After all, his ties to Chabad Lubavitch and Russian Israeli mob run deep from NYC (I forget which neighborhood). He probably knew Wexner better and long before Epstein did. Roy Cohn and Roger Stone go way back in these ops too.

          • Robert Barricklow on August 17, 2020 at 11:41 pm

            Kind of like when MSNBC Keith Olbermann and FOX Bill O’Reilly began going at each other’s throats. Soon they resorted to doing their own investigative reporting. Unfortunately, both MSNBC & FOX were the victims of the “real news” being done by their “star” reporters.
            A first for both “stars”.
            And all too soon,
            both were told the Stand Down!

            Could it be, that their
            [Trump & Biden]
            respective deep state factions,
            are both pedophile dirty?


            But, who controls the DOJ?
            Is that the key factor?

            Kind of like,
            I don’t care who votes,
            or how many.
            The only thing that counts;
            is who counts the votes.
            [or, controls the media that declares the winners/narratives?]

            If we don’t know …
            what something is programmed to do;
            chances are it is programming us.

          • zendogbreath on August 18, 2020 at 4:55 pm

            RB, Good point. Almost feels like no matter which way we vote, we win, right? Now where did that link go for the story of KH shaving her head before he meeting with Joe. Oh well, this will have to do.

      • Guinevere on August 18, 2020 at 12:50 pm

        Yes. Trump is our MAN! WWG1WGA!!!

      • Guinevere on August 18, 2020 at 12:51 pm

        YES! Trump is our man! WWG1WGA!

  9. zendogbreath on August 17, 2020 at 4:53 pm

    About a week old and as ever Engdahl brings a certain pro-Russian tone. Hard to poke holes in his paradigms though.

  10. zendogbreath on August 17, 2020 at 2:38 pm

    Anyone got time to build a spreadsheet?

    Apparently someone (or their AI) has built a database before the fact. Wonder what might be noticeable from one built after the fact?

    Think any banksters are building spreadsheets like this to see where they fall on this list?

  11. Foxlike Mulder on August 17, 2020 at 12:54 pm

    Apparently, Bowers was also Trump’s personal banker at both Citi and DB. So, with all the investigation into his finances, there could be a line drawn there too, or a setup??

    • Roger on August 17, 2020 at 1:55 pm

      Could be he was leaking info on Trump, good find.

  12. Jay on August 17, 2020 at 11:00 am

    Perhaps this is not related to topic but it kinds bothers me a bit and makes me wonder.Recently was watching The Expanse( very good TV show btw) and in season 2 episode 7 if memory serves there was Epstein believe it or not.Since deep state do use Hollywood as a means of communication (amongst other things) I wonder if his death wasnt foretold in advance.

  13. DanaThomas on August 17, 2020 at 9:45 am

    If too many parties are “in the know”
    it gets so much harder for “them” to control

  14. WalkingDead on August 17, 2020 at 9:00 am

    Tie this information together with what has been revealed in the documentary “ShadowGate” and you have the method and means for control files on virtually anyone in key positions by private corporations siphoning off the NSA’s data collected on everyone. That data is a double edged sword. It can be used to either eliminate or exacerbate the criminal activity it documents.

    • OrigensChild on August 17, 2020 at 1:13 pm

      It’s not just about control files. As I mentioned to Loxie a few moments ago, I think this is about PROMIS 4.0. (Or, is it 5.0? We’re not really sure.) Having watched this story (and many other anomalies in the IT industry) throughout my IT career from a distance what she is describing is the latest incarnation of that idea. As mainframes are decommissioned and banking records are migrating to the cloud that software is critical to the global financial infrastructure for many different reasons. We’re looking at the same idea in a whole new form with a new name and AI based harvesting, collection and predictive programming components. Preppers beware. Your financial transactions were always being monitored. When this is finished every transaction will be more transparent than is known publicly. The only secrets they want to keep is their own. Yet, this is also why I think they fear regional currencies–and why I think such things will inevitably arise.

    • Roger on August 17, 2020 at 1:50 pm

      Unfortunately for this banker, ShadowGate AI predictive programming predicted he was going to talk; whether he would actually have talked or not. And action may have been taken because of a false prediction. Much like how keep getting turned down from jobs I was told I had after they run a background check. ShadowGate services probably alerted black security insurance providers that AI had found a high priority job for them that needed to get done ASAP. Might even be a service big firms pay for in advance for situations like this to be handle discreetly and without their knowledge so they can maintain legal deniabilty.

  15. anakephalaiosis on August 17, 2020 at 5:36 am


    Pope Nero-Caligula is cleaning up,
    hanging waste on doorknob,
    because mafia boss
    is taking loss,
    with octopus in his bathtub.

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