posted on Apr, 10 2005 @ 01:53 AM
I am also in the middle of this book as well--fascinating. Perkin's story seems to dovetail with other stories of corporate and CIA involvement in
the Middle East in the 70's through today. He provides another backstory for the invasion of Iraq--when Saddam wouldn't play ball with the EHMs &
the CIA "jackals" couldn't get to him, war had to be declared. It could be the case as imperialistic designs were the first priority after the
invasion (and before controlling insurgents) with directives that gave American corporations de facto control over the Iraqi economy.
I just saw "The Corporation" and the segment regarding the World Bank's forced privatization of Bolivia's water supply in Bechtel's hands (else
the Bolivians lose out on $600 million in debt relief) reeks of EHM handiwork. While "The Corporation" implies that corporations have no joint
conspirital agenda--making money is their only concern, John Perkins' assertions do point to a larger and concerted joint effort at the behest of
the large multinationals and the government to achieve world domination. The sad part is that it signals the abandonment of democratic principles,
the expendability of the "little" people, and the triumph of money over conscience.
Wow. That's depressing. Maybe I should stick to reading light fiction and cereal boxes....