Thursday, April 07, 2005
John Perkins: Confessions of an Economic Hit Man.
In his confessions John Perkins who was an econmic hit man works for the American government sates: Economic hit men are highly paid professionals who cheat countries around the globe out of trillions of dollars. They funnel money from the world banks, 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 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. He adds: my job is to encourage world leaders to become a part of a vast network that promotes U.S. commercial interests. In the end, those leaders become ensnared in a web of debt that ensures their loyalty. We can draw on them whenever we desire-to satisfy our political, economic or military needs. I rephrase his words that: Meanwhile the united Nations estimates for less than 50 billion dollars (Iraq war is costing > 200 billion dollars) we could provide clean water, adequate diets, sanitation services, and basic education to every person on the planet.