posted on Apr, 28 2010 @ 04:46 PM
I’ve been reading John Perkins “Confessions of an Economic Hit Man” and wanted to bring this to everybody’s attention. Now the book did
receive a lot of attention and is NYT Best Seller.
It’s also had a lot of criticism from various investigative journalists and columnists. I’m almost done now and can say that in my opinion, the
man is spot on and the criticism is just a way of demonizing him for speaking the truth.
So what is an economic hit man?
Economic hit men (EHMs) are highly-paid professionals who cheat countries around the globe out of trillions of dollars. They funnel money from
the World Bank, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and other foreign "aid" organizations into the coffers of huge corporations
and the pockets of a few wealthy families who control the planet's natural resources.
Their tools included fraudulent financial reports, rigged elections, payoffs, extortion, sex, and murder. They play a game as old as empire, but one
that has taken on new and terrifying dimensions during this time of globalization.
John Perkins claims to have been one of these Hitmen for several years and participated in various operations to undermine leaders, countries and its
people for the benefit of the International Banking Cartels.
Here’s a tidbit from an interview regarding his recruitment.
"I was initially recruited while I was in business school back in the late sixties by the National Security Agency, the nation’s largest and
least understood spy organization; but ultimately I worked for private corporations.
The first real economic hit man was back in the early 1950s, Kermit Roosevelt, Jr., the grandson of Teddy, who overthrew the government of Iran, a
democratically elected government, Mossadegh’s government who was Time‘s magazine person of the year; and he was so successful at doing this
without any bloodshed—well, there was a little bloodshed, but no military intervention, just spending millions of dollars and replaced Mossadegh
with the Shah of Iran.
At that point, we understood that this idea of economic hit man was an extremely good one. We didn’t have to worry about the threat of war with
Russia when we did it this way. The problem with that was that Roosevelt was a C.I.A. agent.
He was a government employee. Had he been caught, we would have been in a lot of trouble. It would have been very embarrassing. So, at that point, the
decision was made to use organizations like the C.I.A. and the N.S.A. to recruit potential economic hit men like me and then send us to work for
private consulting companies, engineering firms, construction companies, so that if we were caught, there would be no connection with the
Now, this to most people is actually old news, we all know the Bankers have been attempting to usurp power through debt for the last century.
However, in our time, say the last 20 years, what countries would have been made to do such things?
Iraq for one IMO would have done this when the government contracts for the rebuild were all given to Halliburton to create infrastructure owned and
operated by Americans.
I can’t think of any others, although there is an interesting tidbit from Wiki in regards to what John Perkins states is happening recently.
The epilogue to the 2006 edition provides a rebuttal to the current move by the G8 nations to forgive Third World debt. Perkins charges that the
proposed conditions for this debt forgiveness require countries to privatise their health, education, electric, water and other public services.
Those countries would also have to discontinue subsidies and trade restrictions that support local business, but accept the continued subsidization of
certain G8 businesses by the US and other G8 countries, and the erection of trade barriers on imports that threaten G8 industries.
So to be forgiven debt which the countries never say the money to begin with, they must sell their most basic and needed infrastructure to corporate
interests and stop helping local businesses in favor of international ones.
Interesting, is it not?
What are your thoughts ATS? Are there any other countries who recently have been treated this way and forced into submission?