One Day After The Panama Papers Were Leaked, IRS Headquarters Closes Then Catches Fire

3a58c511a2b5ef4ef41fca608d4a808cBy John Vibes

As we have been covering this week, the release of the Panama Papers has created a panic among world governments, by exposing some of their darkest secrets.

In the leak, 11.5 million documents were stolen from Mossack Fonseca and were leaked to Suddeutsche Zeitung, who then turned to the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists to examine the documents. In the time since, media organizations have been scrambling to sift through a large number of documents, in hopes of finding stories that they can spin to fit their narrative.

So far, most of the information to be released through the mainstream media has been directed at foreign governments and leaders, with a passing mention of several hundred American citizens who store their money offshore without reporting it to the IRS. Ironically enough, at the height of the Panama Papers publicity, a fire broke out in the basement of the IRS headquarters, leading to a full closure of the headquarters for over a week.

According to a short report from the Associated Press:

IRS headquarters in Washington will remain closed for the rest of the week while repairs are made after a basement fire in the building.The agency said in a news release Tuesday that Monday afternoon’s fire affected the air handling system. No one was hurt in the fire. The IRS says telework-ready employees are expected to telework from their approved location. Officials say tax returns are not processed at headquarters; taxpayers should continue to file their returns.

The timing of the fire and the closure have led many to speculate that perhaps the fire is an inside job, and created intentionally for the purpose of destroying records, which could possibly be evidence that correlates to Panama Papers revelations.

The building was closed and workers sent home approximately 45 minutes before flames engulfed the basement “due to electrical issues with the air-conditioning system,” an IRS spokesman said. He said that about 2,000 people work there but that “a few hundred” were still in the building when the fire broke out.

So far, there has been no indication from local authorities or representatives at the IRS as to whether the fire was an accident or an act of arson, and it is likely that this news will never be revealed. However, it is important to point out that the IRS headquarters is one of the most secure buildings in the country, which would make it nearly impossible for someone to start a fire in the basement unless they had authorized access to the area.

Aside from the mention of some Americans’ use of so-called “tax havens,” there have been no reports of the IRS being implicated in the Panama Papers through the mainstream media. But the mainstream media has yet to report on the full scope of the 11.5 million documents that were released. It is, however, possible that the IRS is expecting some sort of fallout from sensitive information, and is taking protective measures to safeguard their secrets.

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It is also possible that they are somehow connected or complicit in the offshore tax avoidance that has been practiced by some American citizens. It is also yet another possibility that this is just a mere coincidence; but when there is smoke, there is usually fire.

John Vibes writes for, where this article first appeared. He is an author and researcher who organizes a number of large events including the Free Your Mind Conference. He also has a publishing company where he offers a censorship free platform for both fiction and non-fiction writers. You can contact him and stay connected to his work at his Facebook page. You can purchase his books, or get your own book published at his website

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32 Comments on "One Day After The Panama Papers Were Leaked, IRS Headquarters Closes Then Catches Fire"

  1. This is the proper way to do it folks. I hope everyone is taking notes. Just might come in handy someday. Careful not to burn yourself.

  2. Every bizarre or timely things that happens these days is a “coincidence” because if it wasn’t then it would be a conspiracy. As we all know, because we’ve been hearing it for years, if you believe in conspiracy theories, you’re a nutjob. But what do we call people who think everything is a coincidence?

    • Texas Arcane | April 8, 2016 at 4:42 am | Reply

      Stupid. People who think everything is a coincidence were just born stupid, period. No saving throw.

      • RJ O'Guillory | April 8, 2016 at 12:53 pm | Reply

        …or they have an agenda that they stupidly believe in…or…are being paid to promote…
        RJ O’Guillory

      • Indeed. RJ O’Guillory has a great point: don’t underestimate the amount (and quality) of people you can buy with $billions.

    • Nobody believes that EVERYTHING is a coincidence. However, neither is everything a coverup for something else. The question is, where is the evidence? So far, I see nothing that definitively makes this arson. Do you?

      • And you were on scene, working as an arson specialist? Because that is the ONLY way you will know what definitely happened because the media either lies about almost everything (they can get away with) or they cover up whatever truth might be found and silence the people who actually do know what happened. I would not say everything is a conspiracy, but certainly anything to do with government malfeasance is and the IRS happens to be the storefront for government malfeasance.

      • RJ O'Guillory | April 8, 2016 at 12:51 pm | Reply

        …you probably think that all those Put-Options that were placed on the effected Airline’s stock price from 911…prior to the act….was just a “coincidence” as well. Or the fact that each time we supposedly have some “terrorist attack”…the Fed’s just happen to be running an “exercise or drill” at the same time. Take your treasonous, empty-headed-trolling somewhere else… where people like you…with an empty head, or an empty soul have to go to hide their idiocy, cowardice and shame.
        RJ O’Guillory

      • Ah yes, that’s the reply of a person who loves coverups: “If you can’t prove it in a court of law, it didn’t happen.” So say the apologists. I suppose if the police declare a death a “suicide,” then there’s nothing to see there.

      • “Evidence” is in the eye of the investigator. If there is one, we will likely never come to know who he is and no official report will likely be sealed. One thing is for sure, that INVESTIGATOR is not us.

    • disqus_q0fJBDaGHm | April 8, 2016 at 7:19 am | Reply

      coincidence theorists

      why so many shootings take place during drills……

  3. call me a nutjob on account of this cannot be a Kowinkidink – me smells payback.

  4. NobodysaysBOO | April 8, 2016 at 8:28 am | Reply

    THE RATS are on the RUN KEEP after them!

    “A MOUSE CAN KILL an ELEPHANT, he just has to BIGHT him EVERYDAY”

    VOTR for MORE TRUTH in the US government VOTE for TRUMP to jail the CROOKS!

  5. Carter_Burger67 | April 8, 2016 at 8:53 am | Reply

    I’m patiently waiting for the release of the paper work showing how many in the American left have hidden their money off shore as well. Naturally when that happens, the American right will ignore it.

  6. Not buying the coincidence story.

    Want to know how many Washington elites have dual citizenship in countries with no extradition treaty with the United States.

  7. rhondareichel | April 8, 2016 at 10:46 am | Reply

    a fire would only cover up their complicity but other nations have access so it won’t go away

  8. I guess it was too short of notice to ‘pull it’.

  9. How convenient.

  10. Bullshit!

  11. It should be renamed to FRS.. just think, can one country’s government agency has power and jurisdiction over another country? Answer is No. However, Rothschild can. WTFU.

  12. You people sound like misery loves company! Get a life!

  13. Just curious, of those who comment on this, how many write their congressman and senator?

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