Confessions of an Economic Hitman.

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    Did anyone watch a show on Direct tv satellite chanelle 375, about "Confessions of an Economic Hitman" .

    About how the U.S. government goes into many third world countries, and offers them loans that they know that they will not be able to repay, and then when the country defaults on the loan and can not pay it back, the U.S. government starts to direct the
    internal and external political affairs of the country. Including all the economic decisions
    of the country given the loan, and tells them that they will have to use what ever natural resources they have to repay the initial loan proceeds.

    "Chanell 375 Link TV"--->google this info for more on the story and show.
     
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    Did anyone watch what's going on right now

    wherethe Chinese government goes into the US and offers them loans that they know that they will not be able to repay, and then when the country defaults on the loan and can not pay it back, the Chinese government starts to direct the
    internal and external political affairs of the US. Including all the economic decisions
    of the country given the loan, and tells them that they will have to use what ever natural resources they have to repay the initial loan proceeds.

    :eusa_whistle:
     
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    Is that what the Chinese are doing?.WoW:razz:
     
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    "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 US 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 include 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.

    "I should know; I was an EHM."

    So wrote John Perkins, author of Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, in 1982. The book John was working on at that time was dedicated to two men whom Perkins respected and thought of as kindred spirits.

    Jaime Roldos, president of Ecuador and Omar Torrijos, president of Panama had been John's clients and both had recently died in fiery crashes.

    Perkins again:

    "Their deaths were not accidental. They were assassinated because they opposed that fraternity of corporate, government, and banking heads whose goal is global empire.

    "We EHMs failed to bring Roldos and Torrijos around, and the other type of hit men, CIA-sanctioned jackals who were always right behind us, stepped in.

    Over the next 20 years John stated writing his story four different times. Threats or bribes convinced him to stop until finally in 2004 his book was published.

    What the Masters of the Universe paid John to do in places like Iran, Colombia, and Iraq are now on full display at your local steel mill or car dealer or homeless encampment.
     
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    As I have been saying for years now, there is a climate of corruption that has taken over the entirety of the United States from small business to major corporations to Big Banks and to government itself. Short of a all encompassing religious revival that sweeps the world, the only solution is draconian punishment for all of the offenders. We need to return to morals and ethics. Anything else is wrong.
     
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    "Short of an all encompassing religious revival that sweeps the world..."

    We should all be careful what we wish for.

    In 1978 John Perkins, future author of Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, was sitting in a bar off the lobby of the Hotel InterContinental in Tehran when a friend he hadn't seen in over a decade tapped his shoulder.

    "Things are falling apart here. You've got to get out."

    The friend handed John an airline ticket and days later they watched on television from Rome as the 1979 Iranian Revolution lead by Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini drove the "King of Kings" from the Peacock throne in Iran.

    To paraphrase Sinclare Lewis, that religious revival in this country would probably arrive with an assault rifle in one hand and a cross wrapped up in Old Glory in the other.

    It seems like there has to be a great moral awakening in America if we're to survive, but I'm not sure if religion or Wall Street poses the bigger obstacle to its arrival .
     
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    Interesting.

    Given our massive and growing debt levels, it looks like our current government has taken out a hit on the U.S.
     
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    that greed is running this rock should be no surprise to anyone here.....~S~
     
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    perhaps one day we will officially be citizens of a corporation instead of nations.
     
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    Will corporations then fight the wars instead of countries?
     

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