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USA And The Future Of The World -II
[color="#0000FF"][size="4"]Post 159 above Very important[/size][/color]

It's on:

[quote name='dhu' date='24 September 2011 - 10:13 AM' timestamp='1316838925' post='112984']

Another revelation.. Ford Foundation, U.N. Population Fund, etc., funded the "population solution" in both India and China.[/quote]With link and excerpt with highlights etc.







America's "civilising mission" to spread "democracy" in Afghanistan is well on its way. I can totally see how they are different from the islamaniacs trying to spread jihad/shariah. (The difference is obviously exclusively in the spelling. And in the hypocrisy.

Compare the way islamic Afghans played Afghan "polo" with unarmed Hindu heathen POWs and christoAmerican playing target-practice with unarmed Afghan civilians. Even children.)



The latest news is in point 3, but first the background.





1. http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/mar...us-soldier

Quote:Photos show US soldiers in Afghanistan posing with dead civilians

'Trophy' pictures show US soldiers posing with corpses of Afghan civilians they are accused of killing for sport




Jon Boone in Kabul

•guardian.co.uk, Monday 21 March 2011 21.56 GMT



[color="#800080"][photo caption:][/color] A US soldier poses with the corpse of an [color="#0000FF"]Afghan boy[/color] – one of three photographs published by German magazine Der Spiegel.



[Image: A-US-soldier-poses-with-d-007.jpg]

[color="#800080"](Look at the *grinning* American soldier.

You don't need to imagine how the "settlers" who invaded America went about their earlier killing sprees.)[/color]



The face of Jeremy Morlock, a young US soldier, [color="#FF0000"]grins[/color] at the camera, his hand holding up the head of the dead and bloodied youth he and his colleagues have just killed in an act military prosecutors say was premeditated murder.



[color="#0000FF"]Moments before the picture was taken in January last year, the unsuspecting victim had been waved over by a group of US soldiers who had driven to his village in Kandahar province in one of their armoured Stryker tanks.



According to testimony collected by Der Spiegel magazine the boy had, as a matter of routine, lifted up his shirt to reveal that he was not hiding a suicide bomb vest.



That was the moment Morlock, according to a pre-arranged plan, threw a grenade at the boy that exploded while other members of the rogue group who called themselves the "kill team" opened fire.



They would later tell military investigators that the boy, a farmer's son, had threatened them with the grenade.[/color]

[color="#800080"](Genocidal maniacs are always proud of their kill - and often take trophies or 'mementoes' - and yet, when caught, always resort to lying to worm their way out of their crime.)[/color]



The pictures include a similar photograph of a different soldier posing with the same victim and a photograph of two other civilians killed by the unit.



There was no sign on Monday of the anticipated public outrage. But with Afghanistan on holiday for the Persian new year celebrations, and media outlets initially unable to get hold of the images, anger may yet build.



The US ambassador to Afghanistan, Karl Eikenberry, recently confided to officials that he feared it might trigger the same kind of scandal as that at Abu Ghraib in Iraq, where images of prisoners being abused by US soldiers sparked anti-American protests.

[color="#800080"](Shows how the US only cares about their PR and public perception. Not about justice. They're afraid to be *caught* at being recognised for the invading genocidal maniacs they ever were.)[/color]



For weeks the US government has been working to pre-empt any outrage, with top officials, including the US vice president Joe Biden, in talks with Hamid Karzai, the Afghan president.



Despite being a setback in the propaganda war between the western coalition and its insurgent enemies, Nato will be relieved that for the time being [color="#0000FF"]only a tiny sample of a total collection of roughly 4,000 images and video clips have found their way into the public domain.[/color]



The publication of the photos will also mark the ultimate disgrace of the group of young US soldiers, who are currently facing military justice for killing innocent civilians for sport and mutilating their bodies by cutting off fingers and ripping out teeth to keep as trophies.

[color="#800080"](Some nazis took the teeth of their victims also. Most of them did it for the mercenary reason of stealing gold fillings. The Americans tend to do it for fun/trophies.)[/color]



Morlock has turned on his former colleagues, agreeing to testify against them in return for a reduced jail sentence. Some of the activities of the group are already public, with 12 men currently on trial in Seattle for their role in the killing of three civilians. Morlock has told investigators that Staff Sergeant Calvin Gibbs was the ringleader. In videotaped evidence, he has said Gibbs would pick out a possible target with a comment such as: "You guys wanna wax this guy or what?"



Gibbs, if found guilty, could receive a life sentence.

[color="#800080"](What's the electric chair for then?)[/color]



[color="#0000FF"]Hans-Ulrich Stoldt, a spokesman for Der Spiegel, said the magazine had other, more graphic photos.[/color]



"We published three but not others, and we even pixilated those we did print so that the victims could not be identified," Stoldt said. "We needed to document [the accusations] in some form, and were as restrained as possible."





2. http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/mar...NETTXT3487

Quote:US soldier admits killing unarmed Afghans for sport

Jeremy Morlock, 23, tells US military court he was part of a 'kill team' that faked combat situations to murder Afghan civilians






•guardian.co.uk, Wednesday 23 March 2011 23.17 GMT



US Army Specialist Jeremy Morlock, who admitted being part of the 'kill team' that murdered unarmed Afghans. Photograph: Reuters

An American soldier has pleaded guilty to being part of a "kill team" who deliberately murdered Afghan civilians for sport last year.



Army Specialist Jeremy Morlock, 23, told a military court he had helped to kill three unarmed Afghans. "The plan was to kill people, sir," he told an army judge in Fort Lea, near Seattle, after his plea.



The case has caused outraged headlines around the world. In a series of videotaped confessions to investigators, some of which have been broadcast on American television, Morlock detailed how he and other members of his Stryker brigade set up and faked combat situations so that they could kill civilians who posed no threat to them. Four other soldiers are still to come to trial over the incidents.



The case is a PR disaster for America's military and has been compared to the notorious incidents of torture that emerged from the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. This week the German magazine Der Spiegel published three pictures that showed American soldiers, including Morlock, posing with the corpse of a young Afghan boy as if it were a hunting trophy.



Some soldiers apparently kept body parts of their victims, including a skull, as souvenirs. In a statement issued in response to the publication of the photos the US army apologised to the families of the dead. "[The photos are] repugnant to us as human beings and contrary to the standards and values of the United States army," the statement said.

[color="#800080"](No it's not contrary to their standards. It's the SOP of the grand US of A in general. It's what they like to do. It's how the entire gang of invaders "settled" the US.

The army is just ashamed they got caught red-handed again. They always go red-faced then.)[/color]



Morlock has told investigators that the murders took place between January and May last year and were instigated by an officer in his unit, Staff Sergeant Calvin Gibbs. He described how elaborate plans were made to pick out civilian targets, kill them and then make their deaths look like they were insurgents. In his confession Morlock described shooting a victim as Gibbs tossed a grenade at him. "We identify a guy. Gibbs makes a comment, like, you know, you guys wanna wax this guy or not," Morlock said in the confession.



Morlock now stands to be sentenced to at least 24 years in jail but with eligibility for parole after seven years. That has come about because Morlock struck a plea bargain that will see a lighter sentence in return for testifying against his fellow soldiers.





3. At last, a sentence for the first of the 5 soldiers.

A paltry 7 years that is reduced further still, and then he may get off earlier on "good behaviour".



http://www.taiwannews.com.tw/etn/news_co...id=1716156

Quote:US soldier gets 7 years for Afghan killing



Associated Press

2011-09-24 05:36 AM





After tearfully asking for mercy, a 21-year-old U.S. soldier among five charged in the thrill killings of Afghan civilians last year was sentenced Friday to seven years in prison, an Army spokesman said.

[color="#800080"]("Amazing" that the tears of the American Psycho come out only now - in its own interests. Not when it murdered a boy or when it made a prize out of other people's Bones. Bones.)[/color]



Pvt. 1st Class Andrew Holmes' sentence comes one day after he changed his plea to guilty in a deal with Army prosecutors. The soldier from Boise, Idaho, confessed in court that he fired a heavy machine gun at a startled, unarmed boy from 15 feet (4.5 meters) away after a co-defendant tossed a grenade at him.



Army spokesman Joe Kubistek said that Holmes will receive a dishonorable discharge after serving his sentence. He'll also forfeit his Army pay.



Holmes' family cried as judge Lt. Col. Kwasi Hawks read the sentence, prefacing it by telling Holmes that, "I hope and I believe you will have a long and productive life, and I believe a happy life."

[color="#800080"](The family cried at the sentence of 7 years. Not for discovering that their relative was a psychopath who liked to kill unarmed children.

More shocking is that the judge admits - in public - the view held by the US army and govt: that the murderer is a productive - that is, a contributing - member of the US army and nation. His prejudices are their own, and were indeed instilled by the US army=govt which has a history of deliberately de-humanising their enemy so that their soldiers are willing, even eager, to kill: to be the Generation Kill Kill Kill.)[/color]



But Hawks also told Holmes there was no excuse for the murder.



"You aimed a fully loaded squad automatic weapon at (a) child that stood 15 feet away," Hawks told him.



Hawks initially wanted 15 years for Holmes but was restrained by the agreement. Holmes will receive credit for the 499 days he has already been behind bars and could leave prison early on good behavior, the Tacoma News Tribune reported.



The soldiers from Joint Base Lewis-McChord south of Seattle were arrested in Afghanistan last year, after prosecutors said they killed three civilians for sport during patrols in Kandahar Province in January, February and May of 2010.



Holmes was accused of directly participating in the first killing and was initially charged with conspiracy, premeditated murder and other charges. In a deal with prosecutors, he pleaded guilty to murder by an inherently dangerous act, possessing a finger bone from his victim, and smoking hashish.



"Please give me the opportunity to be a son, a brother, a nephew," Holmes told Hawks on Friday.

[color="#800080"](I have a better idea. Why not give him the same opportunity he gave the Afghan kid? I'm being generous here.)[/color]



The charges against the five soldiers from what was formerly known as the 5th Stryker Brigade, since renamed the 2nd Stryker Brigade, are among the most serious war crimes charges to emerge from the Afghan war.

[color="#800080"](Much much more yet to emerge.)[/color]



Prosecutors say that in addition to killing three men, some of the defendants kept body parts severed from the corpses as well as photographs kept as war trophies. Drug use was rampant in the unit, and one soldier who blew the whistle on hash smoking by his comrades was beaten up and threatened in retaliation.



As he delivered his closing argument, prosecutor Maj. Rob Stelle placed a blown-up photo of Holmes standing over the boy he killed.



"It was callous, reckless indifference, a depraved heart," Stelle said. "The accused had a choice. He pulled the trigger and ended that man's life."



Holmes' lawyer, Dan Conway, argued his client was a 19-year-old soldier placed in a difficult situation.

[color="#800080"](Soldiers kill other soldiers. In difficult situations, they may even accidentally kill their own in friendly fire or kill civilians by accident.

But soldiers can't get excused for pre-meditating the murder of unarmed people such as kids, and moreover for collecting civilians' skulls, finger bones, teeth and goodness knows what other bone, in order to keep these in their cupboard like the Vatican Popes keep the bones of people and animals and dub these "St Peter's relics". But I forgot, this is a christian hobby.)[/color]



Oh who to root for. AmeriKKKa or islamaniacs.

Maybe there's no need to choose. Maybe the christoworld and islamania will give each other the kiss of death. With any luck.





Again: [color="#0000FF"][size="4"]Post 159 is Very important as it's relevant to India.[/size][/color]
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Typical Amerikan:

[url="http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/10/02/cia-operative-charged-in-fight-over-parking-spot/"]Raymond Davis Arrested for Parking Lot Fight[/url]
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1. A revolution brewing in AmeriKKKa. Apparently the beginnings of a discontent. Can it be hijacked for a meaningful cause, I wonder... Like say getting Assange, Manning etc released?

Ooooh, ooh oooh, maybe the cause can be the best one of all: the (Settlers) Quit America movement, where people finally decide the land ought to be returned to the native Americans. Now there's an idea.





a. news.yahoo.com/does-occupy-wall-street-leaders-does-205700459.html

Unfortunately, via christian "science" monitor - still:



Quote:Does 'Occupy Wall Street' have leaders? Does it need any?



[color="#0000FF"]As politicians and the media scramble to identify 'Occupy Wall Street' leaders, members of the protest movement are not playing along.[/color] But do they really need any? There are pros and cons to leaderless movements.



As “Occupy Wall Street” spreads around the world – now in more than 185 locales, and counting – everyone from politicians to media pundits is scrambling to identify the protest movement’s leadership.



ABC’s “This Week with Christiane Amanpour” put protester and blogger Jesse LaGreca in its roundtable spotlight Sunday even as he prefaced his answers with the words, “I’m only speaking for myself.”



On NBC’s “The Chris Matthews Show” former CBS anchor Dan Rather – now with HDnet – tagged Priscilla Grim – a woman who launched a Tumblr page online – as “the real moving force behind this,” only to have the website mediate.com tartly observe that “Dan Rather probably has no idea what Tumblr is.”



IN PICTURES: Wall Street protests multiply



At the same time, everyone from President Obama to several US senators to the Federal reserve chairman have tipped their hats to the power of the movement, which Monday staged [color="#0000FF"]demonstration from Washington to New York and Jacksonville, Fla., Mobile, Ala., and Portland, Ore.[/color]



But, say media and political pundits, efforts to locate the leader or leaders of this movement begs the ever more pressing questions: Does it have any? If it doesn’t will it fizzle? Who speaks for these vocal masses and do they have a unified voice? What are the strengths and weaknesses of the leaderless approach? What does “leadership” even mean in the social media era?

[...]



b. news.yahoo.com/100-arrested-occupy-boston-protest-104637490.html

100 Arrested at Occupy Boston Protest



to the question in the first news item "does the movement have any leaders/is it organised", there seems to be an answer in the placard of the photo:

Quote:"We're not disorganised, America just has too many issues."

[color="#800080"](Grossly understated.)[/color]



Quote:Since beginning the “Occupy Boston protests have not led to the violence or mass arrests similar to what was seen in New York last week, with police swinging batons and acting aggressively toward the protesters.

Is this for real (or manufactured)? These protests are starting to remind me of a contagious mass-psychology syndrome, where everyone wants to have a revolution/protest and everyone wants to be a part of one. Even when they don't all have an aligned, well-defined purpose.





2. On another matter, here's AmeriKKKa dousing a far more serious fire -



x-posting headline from #154 of Wikileaks thread.

www.truth-out.org/getting-assange-and-smearing-revolution/1317922597

found via VijayVaani

Quote:The "Getting" of Assange and the Smearing of a Revolution

Friday 7 October 2011

by: John Pilger, Truthout | News Analysis

US is sending out a message to all who won't play by its rules.





(Tangentially related. Perhaps Wikileaks' spin-off and rival "Openleaks" is manufactured and is the US-govt-approved future-version of Wikileaks? Who knows. I never even knew whether Wikileaks was serious/for real or whether it was created as a tool for manipulation.)
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This is part of the "End the Fed" movement, Husky. The alternative media has woken up a lot of people to the machinations of the Federal Reserve (and the cabal which controls it) in bringing about this financial tsunami in the US.



Krugman, finally, lays it all out. X-posting my post from the "Global Economy" economy thread:



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[size="3"]So finally it is time your covered your sorry donkey, Nobel Krugmann! [Image: icon_evil.gif]

Time you sang this different tune!! [Image: icon_mrgreen.gif]



[url="http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/10/opinion/panic-of-the-plutocrats.html"]Panic of the Plutocrats[/url] : NYT, October 9, 2011



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Quote:It remains to be seen whether the Occupy Wall Street protests will change America’s direction. Yet the protests have already elicited a remarkably hysterical reaction from Wall Street, the super-rich in general, and politicians and pundits who reliably serve the interests of the wealthiest hundredth of a percent.



And this reaction tells you something important — namely, that the extremists threatening American values are what F.D.R. called “economic royalists,” not the people camping in Zuccotti Park.



Consider first how Republican politicians have portrayed the modest-sized if growing demonstrations, which have involved some confrontations with the police — confrontations that seem to have involved a lot of police overreaction — but nothing one could call a riot. And there has in fact been nothing so far to match the behavior of Tea Party crowds in the summer of 2009.



Nonetheless, Eric Cantor, the House majority leader, has denounced “mobs” and “the pitting of Americans against Americans.” The G.O.P. presidential candidates have weighed in, with Mitt Romney accusing the protesters of waging “class warfare,” while Herman Cain calls them “anti-American.” My favorite, however, is Senator Rand Paul, who for some reason worries that the protesters will start seizing iPads, because they believe rich people don’t deserve to have them.



Michael Bloomberg, New York’s mayor and a financial-industry titan in his own right, was a bit more moderate, but still accused the protesters of trying to “take the jobs away from people working in this city,” a statement that bears no resemblance to the movement’s actual goals.



And if you were listening to talking heads on CNBC, you learned that the protesters “let their freak flags fly,” and are “aligned with Lenin.”



The way to understand all of this is to realize that it’s part of a broader syndrome, in which wealthy Americans who benefit hugely from a system rigged in their favor react with hysteria to anyone who points out just how rigged the system is.



Last year, you may recall, a number of financial-industry barons went wild over very mild criticism from President Obama. They denounced Mr. Obama as being almost a socialist for endorsing the so-called Volcker rule, which would simply prohibit banks backed by federal guarantees from engaging in risky speculation. And as for their reaction to proposals to close a loophole that lets some of them pay remarkably low taxes — well, Stephen Schwarzman, chairman of the Blackstone Group, compared it to Hitler’s invasion of Poland.



And then there’s the campaign of character assassination against Elizabeth Warren, the financial reformer now running for the Senate in Massachusetts. Not long ago a YouTube video of Ms. Warren making an eloquent, down-to-earth case for taxes on the rich went viral. Nothing about what she said was radical — it was no more than a modern riff on Oliver Wendell Holmes’s famous dictum that “Taxes are what we pay for civilized society.”



But listening to the reliable defenders of the wealthy, you’d think that Ms. Warren was the second coming of Leon Trotsky. George Will declared that she has a “collectivist agenda,” that she believes that “individualism is a chimera.” And Rush Limbaugh called her “a parasite who hates her host. Willing to destroy the host while she sucks the life out of it.”



What’s going on here? The answer, surely, is that Wall Street’s Masters of the Universe realize, deep down, how morally indefensible their position is. They’re not John Galt; they’re not even Steve Jobs. They’re people who got rich by peddling complex financial schemes that, far from delivering clear benefits to the American people, helped push us into a crisis whose aftereffects continue to blight the lives of tens of millions of their fellow citizens.



Yet they have paid no price. Their institutions were bailed out by taxpayers, with few strings attached. They continue to benefit from explicit and implicit federal guarantees — basically, they’re still in a game of heads they win, tails taxpayers lose. And they benefit from tax loopholes that in many cases have people with multimillion-dollar incomes paying lower rates than middle-class families.



This special treatment can’t bear close scrutiny — and therefore, as they see it, there must be no close scrutiny. Anyone who points out the obvious, no matter how calmly and moderately, must be demonized and driven from the stage. In fact, the more reasonable and moderate a critic sounds, the more urgently he or she must be demonized, hence the frantic sliming of Elizabeth Warren.



So who’s really being un-American here? Not the protesters, who are simply trying to get their voices heard. No, the real extremists here are America’s oligarchs, who want to suppress any criticism of the sources of their wealth.

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[url="http://www.samachar.com/US-bets-on-India-says-Pakistans-a-problem-in-Afghanistan-lknrMKbehdj.html?utm_source=top25_most_read&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=samachar_homepage"]US bets on India, says Pakistan's a problem in Afghanistan[/url]

Quote:By Arun Kumar,

Washington, Oct 13 :

The US said that India will be the linchpin of it new vision of an economically integrated and politically stable South and Central Asia and noted that "Pakistan has to be part of the solution, or they will continue to be part of the problem" in Afghanistan.




"The future of politics will be decided in Asia, not Afghanistan or Iraq, and the United States will be right at the centre of the action," Secretary of State Hillary Clinton wrote in an Op-Ed in Foreign Policy magazine, outlining US priorities after the end of Iraq and Afghanistan wars.



Describing China as "one of the most prominent of emerging partners", Clinton said the US was setting its sights on "enhancing coordination and engagement among the three giants of the Asia-Pacific: China, India, and the United States".



"[color="#8B0000"]Among key emerging powers with which we will work closely are India and Indonesia, two of the most dynamic and significant democratic powers of Asia[/color]," Clinton wrote, describing them as "key drivers of the global economy" whose "importance is likely to grow in the years ahead".



Noting that President Barack Obama told the Indian parliament last year that the relationship between India and America will be one of the defining partnerships of the 21st century, rooted in common values and interests, she said there are still obstacles to overcome and questions to answer on both sides.



But "[color="#800080"]the United States is making a strategic bet on India's future - that India's greater role on the world stage will enhance peace and security, that opening India's markets to the world will pave the way to greater regional and global prosperity[/color]".



It was also betting "[color="#800080"]that Indian advances in science and technology will improve lives and advance human knowledge everywhere, and that India's vibrant, pluralistic democracy will produce measurable results and improvements for its citizens and inspire others to follow a similar path of openness and tolerance[/color]".



"So the Obama administration has expanded our bilateral partnership; [color="#800080"]actively supported India's Look East efforts, including through a new trilateral dialogue with India and Japan[/color]; and outlined a new vision for a more economically integrated and politically stable South and Central Asia, with India as a linchpin."



Clinton said that "Pakistan has to be part of the solution, or they will continue to be part of the problem" in Afghanistan.



"Everybody knows Pakistan has a big stake in the outcome of what goes on across their border, and they are going to be involved one way or the other," Clinton said after a lecture on American Global Leadership at the Centre for American Progress Wednesday.



"Part of what we've done is to continue to push forward on what our expectations are from Pakistan and [color="#2E8B57"]hold them accountable on a range of issues that we have laid out for them[/color]," she said, describing it as a "very difficult relationship."



"But I believe strongly that it is not one we can walk away from and expect that anything will turn out better, because I don't believe that will be the case," she added.



"Therefore, we are deeply engaged in finding ways to enhance cooperation with Pakistan and to further the Afghan desire for a legitimate peace and reconciliation process."



A senior US official said that America's vision of a secure, stable, prosperous 21st century world has at its heart a strong partnership with a rising India.



"The question is not whether we will have a strategic partnership, but whether we are doing as much as we possibly can to ensure that we realise its full promise," Deputy Secretary of State William Burns said Wednesday ahead of the first US-India Higher Education Summit.



Over 300 higher education leaders, government and private sector representatives are participating in the daylong education summit co-chaired by India's Minister for Human Resource Development Kapil Sibal and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.



The official said he was confident that India can make a decisive contribution to building what Hillary Clinton has called "the global architecture of cooperation," to solve problems that no one country can solve on its own.
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[size="3"][url="http://www.firstpost.com/world/why-the-decline-of-the-west-is-best-for-us-and-them-104882.html#en"]Why the decline of the West is best for us – and them[/url]

By R Vaidyanathan

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Quote:Ten years ago, America had Steve Jobs, Bob Hope and Johnny Cash. Now it has no Jobs, no Hope and no Cash. Or so the joke goes.



Only, it’s no joke. The line is pretty close to reality in the US. The less said about Europe the better.Both the US and Europe are in decline. I was asked by a business channel in 2008 about recovery in the US. I mentioned 40 quarters and after that I was never invited for another discussion.



Recently, another media person asked me the same question and I answered 80 quarters. He was shocked since he was told some “sprouts” of recovery had been seen in the American economy.



It is important to recognise that the dominance of the West has been there only for last 200-and-odd years. According to Angus Maddison’s pioneering OECD study, India and China had nearly 50 percent of global GDP as late as the 1820s. Hence India and China are not emerging or rising powers. They are retrieving their original position.



In 1990, the share of the G-7 in world GDP (on a purchasing power parity basis) was 51 percent and that of emerging markets 36 percent. But in 2011, it is the reverse. So the dominant west is a myth.



Similarly, the crisis. It is a US-Europe crisis and not a global one. The two wars – which were essentially European wars – were made out to be world wars with one English leader commenting that ‘we will fight the Germans to the last Indian’.



In this economic scenario, countries like India are made to feel as if they are in a crisis. Since the West says there’s a crisis, we swallow it hook, line and sinker.



But it isn’t so. At no point of time in the last 20 years has foreign investment – direct and portfolio – exceeded 10 percent of our domestic investment. Our growth is due to our domestic savings which is again predominately household savings. Our housewives require awards for our growth not any western fund manager.



The crisis faced by the West is primarily because it has forgotten a six-letter word called ‘saving’ which, again, is the result of forgetting another six letter word called “family”. The West has nationalised families over the last 60 years. Old age, ill health, single motherhood – everything is the responsibility of the state.



When family is a “burden” and children an “encumbrance,” society goes for a toss. Household savings have been negative in the US for long. The total debt to GDP ratio is as high as 400 percent in many countries, including UK. Not only that, the West is facing a severe demographic crisis. The population of Europe during the First World War was nearly 25 percent and today it is around 11 percent and expected to become 3 percent in another 20 years. Europe will disappear from the world map unless migrants from Africa and Asia take it over.[color="#0000FF"]<No such thing as Europe, Albino Pakiness does not a civilization make >[/color]



The demographic crisis impacts the West in other ways. Social security goes for a toss since people are living longer and not many from below contribute to their pensions through taxes. So the nationalisation of families becomes a burden on the state.



European work culture has become worse with even our own Tata complaining about the work ethic of British managers. In France and Italy, the weekend starts on Friday morning itself. The population has become lazy and state-dependent.



In the UK, the situation is worse with drunkenness becoming a common problem. Parents do not have control over children and the Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregation in London said: “There are all signs of arteriosclerosis of a culture and a civilisation grown old. Me has taken precedence over We and pleasure today over viability tomorrow.” (The Times: 8 September ).



Married couples make up less than half (45 percent) of all households in the US, say recent data from the Census Bureau. Also there is a huge growth in unmarried couples and single parent families (mostly poor, black women). Society has become dysfunctional or disorganised in the West. The government is trying to be organised.



In India, society is organised and government disorganised. Because of disorganised society in the West the state has to take care of families. The market crash is essentially due to the adoption of a model where there is consumption with borrowings and no savings. How long will Asian savings be able to sustain the western spending binge?



According to a recent report in The Wall Street Journal (10 October 2011), nearly half of US households receive government benefits like food stamps, subsidised housing, cash welfare or Medicare or Medicaid (the federal-state health care programmes for the poor) or social security.



The US is also a stock market economy where half the households are investors and they have been hit hard by bank and corporate failures. Even now less than 5 percent of our household financial savings goes to the stock market. Same in China and Japan.



Declining empires are dangerous. They will try to peddle their failed models to us and we will swallow it since colonial genes are very much present here. You will find more Indians heading global corporations since India is a very large market and one way to capture it is to make Indian sepoys work for it.



A declining West is best for the rest and also for the West, which needs to rethink its failed models and rework its priorities. For the rest—like us—the fact that the West has failed will be accepted by us only after some western scholars tell us the same. Till then we will try to imitate them and create more dysfunctional families.



We need to recognise that Big Government and Big Business are twin dangers for average citizens. India faces both and they are two asuras we need to guard against. The Leftists in the National Advisory Council want all families to be nationalised and governed by a Big State and reform marketers of the CII variety want Big Business to flourish under crony capitalism. Beware of the twin evils since both look upon India as a charity house or as a market and not as an ancient civilisation.
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Excerpts from Janamejayan's [url="http://janamejayaneconomics.wordpress.com/"][url="http://janamejayaneconomics.wordpress.com/the-myth-of-capitalism-and-its-asuric-aura/"]The Myth of Capitalism and its asuric Aura[/url][/url]



Prologue



Capitalism has been deified as the symbol of human freedom. Actually it is a human fetter. It creates havoc on people, destroys their nations and make the populace homeless. It destroys human and animal habitat and turn the occupants of this great planet as the slaves and fodder that the history has never seen before.



This man-made phenomenon will eventually be overthrown by the very slaves it had created, not the way that Karl Marx had predicted because his concept of human freedom is also based on man’s slavery to work, but by the Dhaarmic concept of Purushaartha, the four-fold human pursuit of happiness.



The pursuit of money and the enjoyments through it (known as materialism in common parlance) has broken all borders, destroyed all allegiences such as nationalities, and collapsed all identities such as a Hindu and so on pushing everyone into a one secular (evolutionary) concept of ‘human’ as opposed to animals (or even aliens), a queer distinction indeed!



This system based on this notional ‘money’ that is increasingly seen as real (though truly unreal in absolute term) is the driving force of the political economy that has an inbuilt attrition. This blog will expose this fact.



Yet this system with its default possesses a surprising ability to return after each collapse that causes massive destruction of men and materials. This is because an alternative to it has not been grasped by man. And truly because such alternative has to be different from the material pursuit. The system has pushed the man to drift far and away from any spiritual pursuit that today he is ill-equipped to try differently when the crisis sets in, leading to the system’s collapse.



Only the Hindus had grasped the true nature of this glossy yet ugly system. However I am conscious that such awareness of the nature of capitalism by the Hindus would not find many takers among most of you. I owe it to you to explain this in due course. Not only that. The true destruction of this capitalism, root and stem, lies only in the hands of the Hindus.



Lord Krishna had said in his famous Bhagavat Geetha:



ParithraaNaaya saadhunaam vinaasaayacha dhushkrithaam

Dharma samsthaapanaarthaaya sambhavaami yuge yuge.
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More Psypos from westerners in WP (or rather is it their baseline jaundiced gaze):

[url="http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/amid-population-boom-india-hopes-for-demographic-dividend-but-fears-disaster/2011/10/12/gIQA9I4nmL_story.html?tid=sm_btn_twitter"]Amid population boom, India hopes for ‘demographic dividend’ but fears disaster[/url]



Following is the true-est fear of these guys:

Quote:The billboards give a clue to what could be India’s trump card: Its population is getting younger every year, and the young are hungry for learning.
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[url="http://www.samachar.com/Shyam-Saran-The-myth-of-Chinese-invincibility-lktfSneaibb.html?utm_source=business_standard&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=most_read"]Shyam Saran: The myth of Chinese invincibility[/url]

The country's economic policies are unsustainable even in the medium term



The last paragraph:

Quote:India’s strength lies in its relatively balanced economy, much more domestic demand driven than China. It has a high savings rate given its favourable demographics and an investment rate of about 35 per cent of GDP, which is what one should expect at this stage of a country’s development. Our consumption rate is also close to the normal trend line of almost 60 per cent. If there is an imbalance, it is in the unusually high contribution of the service sector to our GDP growth, estimated at 58 per cent against China’s 40 per cent. India’s manufacturing sector needs to grow much faster and so must exports of manufactured goods. These adjustments are well within the realm of possibility and are, in fact, beginning to happen. In the longer run, the resilience of the Indian economy will prove to be a far greater asset than its ability to deliver Chinese-style double-digit growth. And I believe Indians would any day accept two per cent less GDP growth if this is the price they must pay for the privilege of living in a plural, free-wheeling and liberal society.
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First it was poverty pornography, and now this gem from the states:



[url="http://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2011/10/29/americas-death-pornography-culture-celebrating-brutal-deaths-of-qaddafi-and-saddam.html"]America’s Death Pornography Culture: Celebrating brutal deaths of Qaddafi and Saddam[/url]



Strictly speaking, This falls into the christian genre of atrocity literature.
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1) Need to read post 161 (further above) first:

Recall the US bone collectors seen in #161, who collected as trophies the bones of Afghan civilians incl children whom they'd murdered and then posed grinning with the massacred bodies.

And recall how the US state views the token arrested/sentenced soldier (sentenced for a measly 7 years, and expected to be cut much shorter still):

Quote:Holmes' family cried as judge Lt. Col. Kwasi Hawks read the sentence, prefacing it by telling Holmes that, "I hope and I believe you will have a long and productive life, and I believe a happy life."



2) Compare and contrast that with the treatment meted out to Manning - whose crime was to leak information on the murderous USA etc to Wikileaks:



www.telegraph.co.uk/news/wikileaks-files/8906215/WikiLeaks-Bradley-Manning-to-have-first-hearing-before-military-court-next-month.html

Quote:Thursday 08 December 2011



WikiLeaks: Bradley Manning to have first hearing before military court next month



Bradley Manning, the US soldier alleged to have passed to WikiLeaks a trove of military and diplomatic documents, will have a first hearing before a military court next month, the Pentagon said on Monday.



[color="#800080"][Photo caption:][/color] Bradley Manning is suspected of leaking thousands of Iraq War documents to Wikileaks Photo: EPA

9:33AM GMT 22 Nov 2011

[color="#800080"](Photo looks like that of a child....?)[/color]



Manning, who has spent the past year-and-a-half in prison, is to appear before a Dec 16 tribunal in Fort Meade, Maryland, just outside Washington, DC, military officials said.



Army officials said Manning is to appear at an “Article 32 hearing,” the first step in a court martial that could end up in a life sentence.



“The primary purpose of the Article 32 hearing is to evaluate the relative strengths and weaknesses of the government’s case as well as to provide the defence with an opportunity to obtain pretrial discovery,” a Pentagon statement said.

It added that the hearing, which is scheduled to take place the day before his 24th birthday, is “similar to a civilian grand jury, with additional rights afforded to the accused.”



Manning allegedly gave thousands of classified documents to WikiLeaks, which later published them online. He is charged with “aiding the enemy,” a crime which carries a maximum penalty of life in prison.



Manning is the only suspect facing trial in the United States for the document dump – a massive intelligence breach which led to an embarrassing daily drip of diplomatic revelations and military secrets in newspapers and websites around the world.



Manning, who was arrested in July 2010, served as a US intelligence official in Iraq.



[color="#0000FF"]His conditions in detention, which have included solitary confinement and being forced to sleep naked, have drawn the attention of Amnesty International, the American Civil Liberties Union and the British government.[/color]

Meanwhile psychopathic US murderers in the US army - going into ecstasies upon killing unarmed Afghan children/civilians - can get a much shorter sentence on 'good behaviour', will get a pat on the back of "There, there, don't cry you sociopath, just do a few years time and then you'll be welcomed back into AmeriKKKan society."



AmeriKKKa. Land of uh opportunity and to Be All That You Can Be. Just don't rock the boat, and don't Bite The Hand That Feeds. (Last is also a reasonably well-known song by Nine Inch Nails. As I recall, there's some fitting lines amongs its lyrics...)





3) And also compare the treatment of the psychopaths/US soldiers who operated in Afghanistan (see post 161 again) with the US government's most pointed vengeance towards British hacker Gary McKinnon:



www.independent.co.uk/news/people/profiles/gary-mckinnon-they-cant-return-me-to-a-place-i-wasnt-in-1974573.html

Quote:16 May 2010

[...]

Here, in his own words via email "with the help of his mother, Janis Sharp" McKinnon gives IoS readers an insight into how he feels after a four-year legal battle to stay out of the hands of the US authorities.



How are you feeling about the upcoming judicial review?

Nervous. Especially as the judge has been changed from Justice Mitting who sounded like a fair man, to two other judges, one of whom previously worked for the Treasury.



How do you spend your time?

In a state of constant stress. It's impossible to be motivated or to plan anything. Constantly wishing I could get out of my own skin.



What concerns you most?

Being alone in another country with a different culture and no family or friends near you or able to visit you is a terrifying prospect. Being dragged from my own home and country to a place I've never been in is terrifying in itself and is against the rules of our Magna Carta, which states that British citizens have a right to be tried by a jury of their peers. My peers are in the UK and this is where I should be tried. Look up the extreme conditions in those prisons and at what the ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) say about those prisons and tell me that you wouldn't be terrified.



What do you want to say to the judges deciding your case?

Cyberspace doesn't exist any more than never-never land. I was no more in America than anyone who is on a long-distance telephone call. The fiction of cyberspace should be properly tested in a British court because it is no more real than Santa Claus. They cannot "return" me to a country I wasn't in, yet they continually refer in court to "returning me". If I was being returned to the place where my crime was committed, I would be returned to Crouch End. I am not a fugitive, I was physically in North London and have remained in North London.



Don't you think you should be punished for what you did?

I have been punished much more than I would have been had I committed a heinous crime. It's impossible to explain what eight years of heightened, constant stress does to you. I have lost eight years of my life and my parents have lost eight years of their lives. We live with this 24 hours a day and can barely think of anything else and it's impossible to plan anything or to feel happy when you know what might lie ahead.



[color="#0000FF"]So, what punishment would be appropriate?

A punishment proportionate to the crime and consistent with other accused hackers in the UK, including those accused of hacking into the Pentagon. As Robert Gates from the Pentagon said: 300 people a day still infiltrate Nasa and US military computers. There have been no other extradition requests from the US for any other hackers in the world, including a Romanian hacker who hacked into the Pentagon and was sentenced to eight months in Romania, and an Israeli hacker who hacked into the Pentagon and was not even given a sentence and no extradition request.[/color]

[...]

It's "curious" to see with what vengeance* the petty-minded AmeriKKKan tyrants are after people like McKinnon and Assange of Wikileaks, and how the AmeriKKKans deal with some of their own (officer Manning) but not others (psychopath soldiers).

* But not curious Why.



I'm not surprised that AmeriKKKa is ISI's best (onlee?) and dear friend. "Soort zoekt soort" zeggen ze toch ook.



Same people - same mentality - that genocided the indigenous, the native Americans. Nothing's changed. Because there's been no retribution to change it, no reckoning. They got away with genocide and all they've learnt is that they *can* get away with it - in full view of the public.
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[url="http://janamejayan.wordpress.com/2011/12/08/i-cannot-believe-this-is-america-harvard-deems-truth-reprehensible-pamela-geller/"][size="4"]I cannot believe this is America. Harvard deems truth ‘reprehensible’ — Pamela Geller[/size][/url]



Global’s capitalism’s reaction to Dr.Swamy winning his plea in the court to examine Home Minister P.Chidambaram



In the U.S. every Muslim is under surveillance under the Homeland Security Act. Has Harvard ever bothered to react to that?



The same Harward first upheld free speech and now it fires Dr.Swamy for his free speech! Why this double standard?



Thursday, December 08, 2011




HARVARD DEEMS TRUTH “REPREHENSIBLE”: FIRES SUBRAMANIAN SWAMY FOR EDITORIAL



Is it not central to this ivy league univeristy and every institution in these United States to “to protect free speech, including that of Dr Swamy and of those who disagree with him”? Where does Harvard address the truths of Swamy’s remarks, or the 80 million Hindus slaughtered in jihadi wars, land appropriations, cultural annihilations ad enslavements? Harvard has removed Swarmy’s course from their curriculum over an editorial he wrote concerning the jihad in India. I ran it at Atlas here on July 18, 2011.



I cannot believe this is America.



Freedom of speech protects all speech not just the ideas that we like. That’s the point. Who decides what’s good and what’s forbidden. Harvard? The Islamic supremacists seeking to impose the sharia restriction on free speech?



Harvard has been bought and sold to the highest sharia bidder (in December 2005, Saudi Prince Al-Waleed donated $20 million each to Harvard University and Georgetown University to fund Islamic studies).



This is dire.



Harvard University removes courses taught by Subramanian Swamy NDTV hat tip Robert



New Delhi: Harvard University has decided to remove the summer courses on economics taught by Janata Party leader Subramanian Swamy after a furious debate over a controversial editorial written by him that was offensive to Muslims.



The university has termed his views, expressed in a Mumbai newspaper in July, as “reprehensible”.



At a meeting of Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences, faculty members voted with an “overwhelming majority” to remove two economics courses – ‘Quantitative Methods in Economics and Business’ and ‘Economic Development in India and East Asia’ – that Mr Swamy teaches at the three-month Harvard Summer School session.



According to a report in the Harvard Crimson, the faculty meeting resulted in a “heated debate” when Comparative Religion Professor Diana Eck proposed an amendment to exclude Mr Swamy’s courses from the catalogue.



The Professor said that that Harvard had a moral responsibility not to affiliate itself with anyone who expresses hatred towards a minority group.



“There is a distinction between unpopular and unwelcome political views,” the professor was quoted as saying.



But Mr Swamy said that “a dangerous precedent has been enacted”. “If there was an objection they (the university authorities) should have written to me,” he said.



After Mr Swamy’s controversial piece appeared, a group of Harvard students known as ‘Coalition Against Bigotry at Harvard’ had started a petition drive calling on the University to severe ties with him.



The university had initially decided to stand by Mr Swamy, citing principles of free speech.



Philosophy Department Chair Sean Kelly had defended the unanimous decision of Harvard’s Faculty Council to keep Mr Swamy on the teaching roster as an effort to preserve free speech at the school. Mr Kelly ultimately voted for the amendment to remove Mr Swamy’s courses.



“I was persuaded … that the views expressed in Dr Swamy’s op-ed piece amounted to incitement of violence instead of protected political speech,” he said.



Dean of Summer School Donald Pfister said that the courses included in the catalogue are chosen by individual departments.



“I find (Mr Swamy’s) position reprehensible, but on the other hand, it is our duty to support departments and their offerings,” he said.



Faculty members said that Mr Swamy’s article was not a product of free speech but of hate speech.

Read the rest.



http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas...-oped.html

[size="4"]Harvard has set ‘dangerous principle’: Swamy[/size]



New Delhi, Dec 8 (PTI) Janata Party chief Subramanian Swamy today termed as a “dangerous principle” the decision of Harvard University to remove courses taught by him, saying it “stifles” personal opinion. In his reaction to the University calling as “reprehensible” his views in a controversial piece he wrote on Islamic terrorism, he said the University should have first sought his comments which was a normal procedure but that had not been done. “The decision of the University to discontinue my classes is a dangerous principle that stifles personal opinion,” Swamy, who taught at the American institution’s annual summer school session, said. The University, he said, should have a re-look at the decision. Noting that he had been held accountable at Harvard for what he wrote in India, he said that the “dangerous thing” the University has done was to make their professors responsible for what they wrote elsewhere in the world. “The article was written for a Mumbai newspaper and I teach economics in Harvard. I would assume that they would have sent their petition to me asking for my comments which is a normal procedure. But they have not done that,” he said. “If tomorrow anyone writes on India and writes rubbish about India, they come here, then they can be punished here for what they write in America. That would be a dangerous principle. Harvard should look at it,” he said. IIT, Delhi “sacked me in 1973. Four years later, I became a member of the IIT Board of Governors, the very body which had sacked me,” Swamy said.
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Apparently, the first book in the list to follow was already discussed years ago on IF. But perhaps the subsequent ones weren't (?) Whatever.

Amazon reviews for the books.

Note I haven't read any of these (I'm back to reading fiction, phew). Don't know if I'm likely to either. Just found the titles by accident. Imagined they might be relevant somehow.



1. Confessions of an Economic Hitman

by John Perkins

Publication Date: November 9, 2004



Quote:Editorial Reviews

This is the inside story of how America turned from a respected republic into a feared empire.

"Economic hit men," John Perkins writes, "are highly paid professionals who cheat countries around the globe out of trillions of dollars. Their tools include fraudulent financial reports, rigged elections, payoffs, extortion, sex, and murder."



John Perkins should know; he was an economic hit man. His job was to convince countries that are strategically important to the U.S., from Indonesia to Panama, to accept enormous loans for infrastructure development and to make sure that the lucrative projects were contracted to Halliburton, Bechtel, Brown and Root, and other United States engineering and construction companies. Saddled with huge debts, these countries came under the control of the United States government, World Bank, and other U.S.-dominated aid agencies that acted like loan sharks, dictating repayment terms and bullying foreign governments into submission.



This extraordinary real-life tale exposes international intrigue, corruption, and little-known government and corporate activities that have dire consequences for American democracy and the world.





Book Description

Confessions of an Economic Hit Man reveals a game that, according to John Perkins, is "as old as Empire" but has taken on new and terrifying dimensions in an era of globalization. And Perkins should know. For many years he worked for an international consulting firm where his main job was to convince LDCs (less developed countries) around the world to accept multibillion-dollar loans for infrastructure projects and to see to it that most of this money ended up at Halliburton, Bechtel, Brown and Root, and other United States engineering and construction companies. This book, which many people warned Perkins not to write, is a blistering attack on a little-known phenomenon that has had dire consequences on both the victimized countries and the U.S.



Amazon.com Review

John Perkins started and stopped writing Confessions of an Economic Hit Man four times over 20 years. He says he was threatened and bribed in an effort to kill the project, but after 9/11 he finally decided to go through with this expose of his former professional life. Perkins, a former chief economist at Boston strategic-consulting firm Chas. T. Main, says he was an "economic hit man" for 10 years, helping U.S. intelligence agencies and multinationals cajole and blackmail foreign leaders into serving U.S. foreign policy and awarding lucrative contracts to American business. "Economic hit men (EHMs) are highly paid professionals who cheat countries around the globe out of trillions of dollars," Perkins writes. Confessions of an Economic Hit Man is an extraordinary and gripping tale of intrigue and dark machinations. Think John Le Carré, except it's a true story.John Perkins's sensational New York Times bestseller Confessions of an Economic Hit Man (more than 300,000 sold) revealed just the tip of the iceberg of the secret world of economic hit men and the web of global corruption. Now more economic hit men and investigators tell the whole shocking story.



Perkins writes that his economic projections cooked the books Enron-style to convince foreign governments to accept billions of dollars of loans from the World Bank and other institutions to build dams, airports, electric grids, and other infrastructure he knew they couldn't afford. The loans were given on condition that construction and engineering contracts went to U.S. companies. Often, the money would simply be transferred from one bank account in Washington, D.C., to another one in New York or San Francisco. The deals were smoothed over with bribes for foreign officials, but it was the taxpayers in the foreign countries who had to pay back the loans. When their governments couldn't do so, as was often the case, the U.S. or its henchmen at the World Bank or International Monetary Fund would step in and essentially place the country in trusteeship, dictating everything from its spending budget to security agreements and even its United Nations votes. It was, Perkins writes, a clever way for the U.S. to expand its "empire" at the expense of Third World citizens. While at times he seems a little overly focused on conspiracies, perhaps that's not surprising considering the life he's led. --Alex Roslin





From Publishers Weekly

Perkins spent the 1970s working as an economic planner for an international consulting firm, a job that took him to exotic locales like Indonesia and Panama, helping wealthy corporations exploit developing nations as, he claims, a not entirely unwitting front for the National Security Agency. He says he was trained early in his career by a glamorous older woman as one of many "economic hit men" advancing the cause of corporate hegemony. He also says he has wanted to tell his story for the last two decades, but his shadowy masters have either bought him off or threatened him until now. The story as presented is implausible to say the least, offering so few details that Perkins often seems paranoid, and the simplistic political analysis doesn’t enhance his credibility. Despite the claim that his work left him wracked with guilt, the artless prose is emotionally flat and generally comes across as a personal crisis of conscience blown up to monstrous proportions, casting Perkins as a victim not only of his own neuroses over class and money but of dark forces beyond his control. His claim to have assisted the House of Saud in strengthening its ties to American power brokers may be timely enough to attract some attention, but the yarn he spins is ultimately unconvincing, except perhaps to conspiracy buffs.

Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.




2. A Game as Old as Empire: The Secret World of Economic Hit Men and the Web of Global Corruption

Steven Hiatt (Editor), John Perkins (Introduction)

Publication Date: February 28, 2007



Quote:Book Description

John Perkins's sensational New York Times bestseller Confessions of an Economic Hit Man (more than 300,000 sold) revealed just the tip of the iceberg of the secret world of economic hit men and the web of global corruption. Now more economic hit men and investigators tell the whole shocking story.



From the Publisher

Review by Common Ground Magazine

March, 2007

Written by Adrian Zupp

In 2004, John Perkins' Confessions of an Economic Hitman created waves, spoke the unspeakable and became a New York Times bestseller. In it Perkins came clean about how he'd helped US intelligence agencies and multinationals exploit the economies of Third World nations. A Game As Old As Empire - for which he wrote the introduction - is the follow-up, and this time a wide variety of in-the-know authors corroborate and expand upon Perkins' story. And it's frightening stuff.



In plain language - and providing sufficient historical background - we are shown how First Word countries have used "economic hit men," institutions like the World Bank and IMF, coercion and even outright strong-arm tactics to steal from the developing countries - often in collusion with the elites of those countries who are happy to hide their ill-gotten gain in offshore accounts.



A Game As Old As Empire is well referenced, very readable and perversely entertaining. Hard data is combined with first-person narratives and the machinations of international economics are made accessible for the layperson. And the book goes one step further by offering hope and practical advice. The chapter "Global Uprising: The Web of Resistance" by policy-analyst Antonia Juhasz sheds light on how people can change the corruption and help create a better world. There is also an appendix: "Resources for Hope."



With chapters such as "The Human Cost of Cheap Cell Phones" and "Hijacking Iraq's Oil Reserves," Game has a conscience-pricking currency.



This is an important book that should be read by anyone who wants to know how the world is run to the advantage of the wealthy few and the malicious disadvantage of the many poor.





About the Author



3. Another book (or 3 books?) with slightly different titles (see title portion in cursive) that may refer to one and the same book or 3 different ones. (2007/2008)



a. The Secret History of the American Empire: Economic Hit Men, Jackals, and the Truth about Corporate Corruption

John Perkins (Author)



Quote:In his stunning memoir, Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, John Perkins detailed his former role as an "economic hit man" in the international corporate skulduggery of a de facto American Empire. Now Perkins zeroes in on hot spots around the world, drawing on interviews to examine the current geopolitical crisis, and providing a compassionate plan to reimagine our world.



From Publishers Weekly

Having made a splash with Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, Perkins offers similarly entertaining but disturbing accounts of the American government wreaking havoc around the world in support of American business. In Perkins's view, American presidents willingly comply with their CEO masters, distributing foreign aid to corrupt Third World leaders who keep a share and return the rest to U.S. business for major projects, leaving their nations poor and massively in debt, and requiring more loans and slavish obedience to U.S. policy. If any leader objects, the CIA destabilizes his government, by assassination if necessary. [color="#800080"](In the Indian KKKangress case that's not even necessary. They're already of the Troo religion and paid servants of aliens anyway, plus there's even that alien tyrant Sonia in charge of them. The US govt does not need to threaten the Indian politicians to fall in line, they'd have formed the line without being asked to.)[/color] Gathering evidence is not Perkins's strong suit. Typically, a shadowy figure pulls him aside, insists on anonymity, then reveals all. Critics will rightfully accuse Perkins of dreadful journalism and a taste for conspiracy theories. Yet economists admit that loans and "expert advice" to poor nations are often harmful. Few deny that America has ruthlessly undermined uncooperative governments and supported dictators including Saddam Hussein. Perkins's assertions that the U.S. assassinated Ecuador's reformist president and connived at genocide in Timor and Sudan are not absurd, merely unproven. This book's greatest value may be to encourage a competent journalist to cover the same ground. (June 5)

Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Review

A sweeping, bold assault on the tyranny of corporate globalization, full of drama and adventure, with devastating stories of greed run wild. But Perkins is undaunted, and offers imaginative ideas for a different world. -- Howard Zinn, author of A People's History of the United States



John Perkins' new book is both an eye-opening expose of global corruption and a fascinating story of adventure and intrigue. This devastating indictment of current economic policies also offers hope by showing the power of the growing movement toward a caring economics worldwide. -- Riane Eisler, author of The Chalice and The Blade and The Real Wealth of Nations

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b. The Secret History of the American Empire: Economic Hit Men, Jackals, and the Truth about Global Corruption

Publication Date: June 5, 2007



Quote:A riveting exposé of international corruption—and what we can do about it, from the author of Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, which spent over a year on the New York Times bestseller list.

In his stunning memoir, Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, John Perkins detailed his former role as an “economic hit man” in the international corporate skullduggery of a de facto American Empire. This riveting, behind-the-scenes exposé unfolded like a cinematic blockbuster told through the eyes of a man who once helped shape that empire. Now, in The Secret History of the American Empire, Perkins zeroes in on hot spots around the world and, drawing on interviews with other hit men, jackals, reporters, and activists, examines the current geopolitical crisis. Instability is the norm: It’s clear that the world we’ve created is dangerous and no longer sustainable. How did we get here? Who’s responsible? What good have we done and at what cost? And what can we do to change things for the next generations? Addressing these questions and more, Perkins reveals the secret history behind the events that have created the American Empire, including:



• The current Latin-American revolution and its lessons for democracy

• How the “defeats” in Vietnam and Iraq benefited big business

• The role of Israel as “Fortress America” in the Middle East

• Tragic repercussions of the IMF’s “Asian Economic Collapse”

• U.S. blunders in Tibet, Congo, Lebanon, and Venezuela

• Jackal (CIA operatives) forays to assassinate democratic presidents



From the U.S. military in Iraq to infrastructure development in Indonesia, from Peace Corps volunteers in Africa to jackals in Venezuela, Perkins exposes a conspiracy of corruption that has fueled instability and anti-Americanism around the globe. Alarming yet hopeful, this book provides a compassionate plan to reimagine our world.

"anti-Americanism". Gee, I wonder why...





c. The Secret History of the American Empire: The Truth About Economic Hit Men, Jackals, and How to Change the World

John Perkins



[Editorial reviews same as above]





4. Hoodwinked: An Economic Hit Man Reveals Why the World Financial Markets Imploded--and What We Need to Do to Remake Them

John Perkins

Publication Date: November 10, 2009



Quote:Book Description

John Perkins has seen the signs of today's economic meltdown before. The subprime mortgage fiascos, the banking industry collapse, the rising tide of unemployment, the shuttering of small businesses across the landscape are all too familiar symptoms of a far greater disease. In his former life as an economic hit man, he was on the front lines both as an observer and a perpetrator of events, once confined only to the third world, that have now sent the United States—and in fact the entire planet—spiraling toward disaster.



Here, Perkins pulls back the curtain on the real cause of the current global financial meltdown. He shows how we've been hoodwinked by the CEOs who run the corporatocracy—those few corporations that control the vast amounts of capital, land, and resources around the globe—and the politicians they manipulate. These corporate fat cats, Perkins explains, have sold us all on what he calls predatory capitalism, a misguided form of geopolitics and capitalism that encourages a widespread exploitation of the many to benefit a small number of the already very wealthy. Their arrogance, gluttony, and mismanagement have brought us to this perilous edge. The solution is not a "return to normal."



But there is a way out. As Perkins makes clear, we can create a healthy economy that will encourage businesses to act responsibly, not only in the interests of their shareholders and corporate partners (and the lobbyists they have in their pockets), but in the interests of their employees, their customers, the environment, and society at large.



We can create a society that fosters a just, sustainable, and safe world for us and our children. Each one of us makes these choices every day, in ways that are clearly spelled out in this book.



"We hold the power," he says, "if only we recognize it." Hoodwinked is a powerful polemic that shows not only how we arrived at this precarious point in our history but also what we must do to stop the global tailspin.



5. This next is not a book. Just a blurb about the main author in the above.

Apparently, after helping to terrorise nations and being a curse on humanity, he thought he would make a 180. And dabble besides. Someone really needs to tell terrorists (and traitors and subversionists etc) that there can Never be any return.



Still taken from amazon too:

Quote:From the Author | From Wikipedia

John Perkins website is www.johnperkins.org. His TWITTERID is economic_hitman. John Perkins has lived four lives: as an economic hit man (EHM); as the CEO of a successful alternative energy company, who was rewarded for not disclosing his EHM past; as an [color="#FF0000"]expert on indigenous cultures and shamanism[/color], a teacher and writer who used this expertise to promote ecology and sustainability while continuing to honor his vow of silence about his life as an EHM; and as a writer who, in telling the real-life story about his extraordinary dealings as an EHM, has exposed the world of international intrigue and corruption that is turning the American republic into a global empire despised by increasing numbers of people around the planet.



This biography was provided by the author or their representative.

You'd think people who've enabled terrible crimes against humanity would have the sense to at last leave the world in peace/do the world a favour now that they've seen the "error of their ways" by offing themselves - it's what they *should* do (hey, if you do the crime...). Instead, he makes it worse: No one invited this entity to then terrorise natives even more by Dabbling in religions that don't concern him.



I seem to recall reading McCabe (was it?) on how the Hellenistic priests of the GR temples essentially told Constantine to Get Lost after the psychotic murderer came slinking to get some pardon for the serial murders he commited. So then Constantine wandered to christianism which welcomed one of their own with open arms (and gave him absolution on his deathbed IIRC - helped him in committing more crimes throughout his life, so that he was 'acquitted' by the non-existent christian gawd entity in one go at the end).



But then, I doubt the natives of the "indigenous cultures and shamanism" - in which Perkins now apparently plays an "expert" (how terribly predictable) - ever asked him to Please come dabble. It's not even his ancestral religion (whereas Constantine's ancestors' religion *was* Hellenismos..., but the Hellenistic Priests rightly sent the vile terrorist packing anyway).



Perkins' sudden seizure to Dabble in heathenism makes it all even worse than the ex-missionaries who've left christianism: those feel so smugly happy and at peace with themselves after leaving the junk behind, yet after they've freed themselves they never think to invest any of the energy (such as they had invested back when they were missionaries) in freeing the very people in heathen climes whom they missionised and enslaved to christianism. They just put their feet up and say that they realised jeebus was bunk after all and their missionising days are over. How quaint and convenient. How lucky their escape. How nice it must be for them to live with themselves after chaining others to the jeebus myth and inflicting newly-made cannibal sheep on heathens in heathen nations.
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This goes with the topic of Dhu's important post #159





vijayvaani.com/FrmPublicDisplayArticle.aspx?id=2125



Quote:The attack on our seeds

Arun Shrivastava

04 Jan 2012



[...]



[color="#0000FF"]The strategy of US and European Governments is to deliberately contaminate natural seeds everywhere, particularly in South Asia. The majority of the 17 regions of mega-biodiversity are located in lesser developed countries; South Asia is one of them.[/color] 39 countries are already contaminated. There is no GMO free canola seeds available in Canada; all canola seeds are contaminated. Rice growers in southern US found all their rice seeds contaminated and had no option but to plant GM rice seeds. Theft of India’s seeds has been going on since 1960s when precious 19,000 rice seeds from Dr Riccharia’s seed bank was secreted to the International Rice Research institute [IRRI], Philippine, an event reported as “the Great Gene Robbery” by Dr Claude Alvarez.





The final objective of US and European governments is to dictate the terms at which food will be supplied to us in India and South Asia and consumers the world over. “Control seeds and you control the world’s food supplies; and if you control world’s food supplies, you control the world population.” That is the true implication of attack on our seeds.





Plans are afoot to kill as many citizens of third world countries as possible. The “useless eaters,” as Henry Kissinger said, are to be eliminated because a handful of corporations want to control our natural resources so that the white population in the United States and Europe, selected or elected few, live on this earth in perpetuity because the geological imperatives are such that the remaining natural resources can’t support more than 770 million people on earth - the population of 1750AD.

(Then again, what rights does that "miscegenated" species called Indians have anyway? Make room for the pure unadulterated Oryans, nah. Oryan Right and all. First and only claim on everything, not just history but also resources.)



Is Government of India complicit in this planned genocide?

You bet it is. Multinational corporations have destroyed 97% of the world’s vegetable seeds varieties available in 1900 AD; the adverse effects of GM crops are known; still the “National Horticulture Board [of India] in its recent document has announced back-ended capital investment subsidy for projects developing genetic modified organisms (GMOs) and bio-technology.”



[...]
Am reminded again of "Soylent Green is... Soylent Green is....!" Or its source, in "Make Room, Make Room" (Harry Harrison).





Very important topic IMO. Good it's getting some exposure.

But it's so late...





One of the comments at VV:

Quote:We organic farmers in the US are being attacked as well for a long time. 90 % of our corn is GMO. the list goes on and on... keep fighting! save your own seeds do not let the GMO's close to your crops or they will be contaminated. they took Iraq's seeds from them . family farms are still fighting here every day Henry kissinger wrote the depopulation plan Food as a Weapon -NSSM200- 1974 plan for population reduction, goes along with UN adgenda 21

Amy

04 Jan 2012





Related to the topic of deliberate contamination of native seeds is also that comment on an earlier VV article called "FDI in retail: Back to Champaran" (Sandhya Jain, 6 Dec 2011):



http://vijayvaani.com/FrmPublicDisplayAr...px?id=2083

Quote: Good article.. but there is one thing we have to remember.. [color="#0000FF"]the indian government, which itself is a large corporate had already destroyed the rich diversity of indian crops and cows.. for eg, tamilnadu alone had more than 2000 varieties of rice, all of which are lost.. these are not even preserved even in TNAU.. Luckily international rice institute in phillipines had samples of all varieties, and now TN agri scientiest are requesting them for the samples of old indian varieties.. Same for Cow.. there were more than 200 varieites of Indian Cattle (Called Bas Indicus).. today, we could see only HF varieties or its hybrid... In TN, the native cattle breed is at the verge of extinction, and the Veterinary university has no idea about it.. I searched for the native variety specific to my area, only to find that one of the remaining few is sent for butchering..[/color] The root cause of all problem is centralisation, and usurping of local autonomy and governance.. it doesnt matter to me, whether its walmart or a reliance fresh.. both do the same damage.. There has to complete change in the pattern of thinking.. i have written my random thoughts in my blog.. http://psenthilraja.wordpress.com/2011/1...within-us/

senthil

06 Dec 2011
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An excerpt from Rajeev's Srineevasan's article of Modi:



http://rajeev2007.wordpress.com/2012/03/...-suspects/



Quote:Modi has delivered on his implicit Social Contract: growth in return for order. When you think of social contracts, there are several models to consider, for instance those attributed to Europeans such as Locke, Rousseau and Hobbes, medieval imperialist models, Indian models, and the Confucian ‘Iron Rice Bowl’.



A common thread among all these models is that there is a tradeoff: there are rights, and there are responsibilities. It is necessary that you give away some of your rights in the interest of the greater good of society. The models differ in details, as well as in perspective – for instance is it teleological/utilitarian, preferring the greatest good for the greatest number, or is it deontological, preferring to protect the rights of the very weakest members? In some cases, it is neither, and is meant to be purely exploitative.



It could be argued that Modi has revived a traditional Hindu/Buddhist social contract, which, in return for discipline and hard work, provides the populace with security and righteous order. The population may pursue dharma, artha, kama, or moksha, without interference from the State; but they pay taxes and do their civic duty, and the State guarantees protection from predatory outsiders. This is roughly in line with the American idea of the rights to “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness”.



This general Indian principle also evolved into the idea of gentlemanly warfare, wherein non-combatants were spared, with only the kshatriya class involved in bloodshed, battles ended at nightfall, and winners were chivalrous to fallen foes.



This sort of contract is explicit in Emperor Ashoka’s reign, and most vividly in Chanakya’s Arthashastra. Chanakya laid out in detail the kinds of information-gathering and management control that a sovereign needs to institutionalize, and contrary to popular mythology, Ashoka employed thousands of spies to ensure that any unrest was nipped in the bud and malcontents isolated.



This model was what turned India into the most prosperous nation in the world, as detailed in Angus Maddison’s magisterial economic history of the world. It was in fact the world’s leading economic power till roughly 1700 CE.



This model worked for several thousand years, from the earliest known stages of the Indus-Sarasvati civilization roughly five thousand years, up until the arrival of Arab and Turkish hordes in the 1100 CE timeframe, and later, the European hordes circa 1700 CE. This dharma or ‘natural order’ in Locke’s terms has been forgotten by modern Indians, brought up on a steady diet of misinformation.



The models that today’s Indians are more familiar with are Hobbesian, leading to “nasty, brutish and short” lives – those of empire. We have endured three forms of this imperial model: Muslim, Christian, and Communist. And we have barely survived.



The Arab/Turkish Muslim social contract of dhimmitude imposes order by explicitly reducing the rights of certain groups (non-Muslims) while allowing them the minimum possible subsistence to exploit them as productive members of society. However, in India, this was an unstable equilibrium because the Hindus resisted, and resisted continuously, unlike non-Muslims in, say, Iraq, Egypt or Persia.



The European Christian social contract of colonialism imposes order by explicitly pursuing a policy of overseas theft and loot, based on the superiority of “guns, germs and steel”. Interestingly, this social contract is now unraveling, as there are no more subject peoples to loot and steal from: Europe is collapsing into oblivion.





An excellent interview in the Wall Street Journal on February 26th with historian Norman Davies http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424...26416.html

suggests that the end is nigh for Europe. Why? Its social contract with its citizens has been that they would get prosperity in return for providing the muscle for overseas expeditions. Bereft of empire and forced to fall back on their own (minimal) resources, countries like the UK are rapidly reverting to their natural, Hobbesian state: the riots in several cities last year are indicative of this.



The Communist social contract is a form of fascism and Stalinism. It demands absolute loyalty from the public in return for… well, promises, but not often the reality, of prosperity. There is the stinging criticism that Communism offers you a version of democracy: “one man, one vote, one time”. That’s it. One time.



The incarnations of this contract range from the brutal gulags of the Soviet Union, China and Cambodia to the more mellow socialism in India. But that last, even though less violent in visible ways, has been an economic crime against humanity: it prevented 400 million Indians from climbing out of poverty. After sixty years of it, Manmohan Singh called hunger in India a ‘national shame’. It is indeed a shame, and it indicates the utter failure of the Communist/socialist social contract.
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1. The shorter version first (the longer one below it mentions the Indian Ocean):



news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-world/us-to-shift-most-war-ships-to-asiapacific-20120602-1zo5g.html?skin=text-only



Quote:US to shift most war ships to Asia-Pacific

Date: June 02 2012

Lolita Baldor





The Pentagon will shift more navy ships to the Asia-Pacific region and [color="#0000FF"]60 per cent of the fleet will be assigned there by 2020, [/color]Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says.



The shift is part of a new strategy to increase US presence in Asia.



Panetta, who is visiting Singapore, said there was a five-year budget plan for the goals.



At the annual Shangri-La Dialogue conference on Saturday, Panetta provided some of the first details of the Pentagon's impending pivot to the Pacific.



He said it would take time, but "make no mistake, in a steady, deliberate and sustainable way, the United States military is rebalancing and brings enhanced capabilities to this vital region".



The boost in naval presence could increase tensions with China, whose leaders have expressed unhappiness at any larger US presence in the Asia-Pacific region.



A key area of dispute is the South China Sea, which China claims almost entirely as its own. But Taiwan, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei and the Philippines also have territorial claims there. The US has pressed for a diplomatic solution to the disagreements.



Panetta said a greater US presence in the Asia-Pacific would benefit China and improve regional security.



The US navy has about 285 ships, with roughly half assigned to each coast, but that total may decline a bit as some ships are retired.



Panetta said he intended to have six aircraft carriers in the Pacific in the coming years. He said the Pacific would also eventually host a majority of the navy's cruisers, destroyers, submarines and littoral combat ships, which operate close to shore.



Panetta is on a nine-day trip across Asia, with planned stops in Vietnam and India.





2. The more detailed version

www.artesianews.com/ap-news/international-ap-news/panetta-pentagon-to-shift-warships-to-pacific/



Quote:Panetta: Pentagon to shift warships to Pacific



Image caption: U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, right, and Australia’s Defense Minister Stephen Smith, left, attend the opening session of the IISS Shangri-la Security Summit in Singapore on Friday June 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)



SINGAPORE (AP) — The Pentagon will shift more Navy warships to the Asia-Pacific region over the next several years, and by 2020, about 60 percent of the fleet will be assigned there as part of a new strategy to increase U.S. presence in Asia, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Saturday.



While noting it may take years to complete the transition, Panetta assured his audience at a security conference in Singapore that U.S. budget problems and cutbacks would not get in the way of changes. He said the Defense Department has money in the five-year budget plan to meet those goals.



Speaking at the annual Shangri-La Dialogue conference, Panetta provided some of the first real details of the Pentagon’s impending pivot to the Pacific.



“It will take years for these concepts, and many of the investments that I just detailed, but we are making those investment in order that they be fully realized,” Panetta said in a speech opening the conference. “Make no mistake, in a steady, deliberate and sustainable way, the United States military is rebalancing and is bringing an enhanced capability development to this vital region.”

[color="#800080"](Can cut the sloganeering crap already. The rest of the world can already spell Empire, okay?)[/color]



His promises, however, are likely to be met with skepticism from some nations that are aware of the coming budget cuts and have watched the U.S. send the bulk of its military might to Iraq and Afghanistan over the past decade. The boost in ship presence could increase tensions with China, where leaders have said they are unhappy with any larger U.S. presence in the Asia-Pacific region.



A key area of dispute is the South China Sea, which China claims almost entirely as its own. But Taiwan, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei and the Philippines also have territorial claims there. The U.S. has pressed for a diplomatic solution to the disagreements but has also made it clear that freedom of navigation is critical in the region.



Overall, however, Panetta tamped down his criticism of China, choosing instead to issue broad warnings about the use of force in the South China Sea to block access. He praised China and Taiwan for working to improve their relationship across the Taiwan Strait.



He said he is looking forward to visiting China later this year, adding that he wants to see the U.S. and China deepen their military ties, including on counterdrug programs and humanitarian aid.

[color="#800080"](Oooh, is that last an allusion to Opium Wars and evangelisation programs? History about to repeat in China too?)[/color]



Panetta acknowledged that some see the increased presence of the U.S. in the region as a direct challenge to China. But he rejected that view, saying that a greater U.S. presence in the Asia-Pacific will benefit China and improve regional security.



The increased U.S. naval presence in the Pacific will allow the U.S. to boost the number and size of the military exercises in the region in the next few years and to plan for more port visits over a wider area, including the Indian Ocean. Last year, the U.S. military participated in 172 exercises in the region involving 24 counties.

[color="#800080"](They should call their setup the East India Company/Contingent. Has a nice ring to it, doesn't it?)[/color]



Currently, the Navy has about 285 ships, with roughly half assigned to each coast, but that total may decline a bit as some ships are retired in the coming years and may not be replaced.



The current fleet includes 11 aircraft carriers, with six assigned to the Pacific. But those numbers are slated to go down later this year, dipping to 10 carriers, with five assigned to Pacific ports in San Diego, Washington state and Japan.



Panetta, however, said he intends to go back to having six carriers in the Pacific in the coming years. And he said the Pacific will also eventually host a majority of the Navy’s cruisers, destroyers, submarines and littoral combat ships, which operate in close to shore.



Numbers, however, aren’t everything. So Panetta assured the conference that the region will also get ships that have greater technological capabilities. He did not elaborate on what those might be, but he noted that the U.S. expects to deploy more enhanced and high-tech submarines and fighter aircraft, along with new electronic warfare and communications systems.



Panetta is on a nine-day trip across Asia, with planned stops in Vietnam and India.



The US must be feeling pretty confident that their ... presence will be welcomed by 2020 - in the Indian ocean at least, since the evangelisation process is going so well.



They've certainly prepared the ground: coastal regions are suitably christoised that not only will it be like the Indian christian sheep cheering for the christoBritish invasion again, there will be enough converted/sheepified women ready and willing to set up prostitution centres to um "entertain" the boys doing their tour of duty in the Indian Ocean when on shore leave. You know, as happened in christoised Philipines and S Korea. (Oh what were the impressive figures again? If I'm not misremembering, the official statement/complaint was that prostitution went up between 200% to 300% - to even 600 percent by some accounts - around US army bases there... At least Indian christos won't need to wail about the *islamic* jihad anymore as their daughters will more often be closely fraternising - not quite the word, I suppose - with their beloved co-religionist masters from the US, at least some of whom will be "operating close to shore" as per the threat. That must be deemed a step up to occupying harems/the red light districts of TSP, surely.)
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Not about the US. Still, "world" and stuff.



1. theaustralian.com.au/news/breaking-news/belarus-to-pull-out-diplomats-from-sweden/story-fn3dxix6-1226446266808



Quote:Belarus to pull out diplomats from Sweden

From: AAP August 08, 2012 9:48PM



BELARUS is withdrawing its remaining embassy staff from Sweden in a widening rift over a pro-democracy stunt involving an air drop of teddy bears on its territory.

Citing what it called an "aggravation" of the diplomatic conflict by Stockholm, the Belarussian foreign ministry also gave Stockholm until August 30 to remove all its diplomats from Minsk.



"The Belarussian side is forced to take a decision to recall its diplomatic staff from Sweden and return its employees to Belarus," the foreign ministry said in a statement. It stressed however it was not severing diplomatic ties with Sweden.



Last week Belarus expelled Sweden's ambassador, accusing him of trying to "destroy" ties with the ex-Soviet state run by authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko.

(Despite the reports from the yanks further below, this is the real reason. US/EU wants the nearer eastern-Europe to break ties with Mother Russia.)



Stockholm retaliated immediately, saying it would not welcome a new ambassador named by Minsk to replace an envoy who left the post several weeks ago, and withdrew residency permits for two Belarus diplomats who were asked to leave the Scandinavian country.



...The diplomatic crisis comes after Swedish activists said they had illegally flown a plane into Belarus last month and dropped hundreds of teddy bears attached to little parachutes carrying signs calling for freedom of speech and human rights.





Little evidence of the drop surfaced besides one viral video showing a plane pass over what seems to be a provincial town releasing tiny objects and a photo of a bear holding a tiny placard.
Actually, there's a lot of proof for the Drop Of The Lecturing Teddy Bears, including 2 photos put up just below.



But why is Sweden lecturing? Isn't it famous as one of the major destinations for the traffick of countless ex-Soviet underage girls and women? They're trafficked to paedophilia and prostitution centres in Sweden and elsewhere in the western christoworld, after all. I mean, even that IIRC western-christist fundamentalist Swede, oh what's his face, Lukas Moodysson, had to make the movie "Lilya-4-Ever"* about a Ukrainian or Belarusian girl - the Lilya of the title - who IIRC gets trapped by a dude she thinks she's in love with ["love jihad"] into "eloping" with him to first-world Sweden from her 2nd-world ex-Soviet country. And there he strands her in the first-world hell-hole. <- You know, the side of it that the teddy bears forgot to advertise.

Sweden is one of the last places on the planet that should be lecturing anyone about human rights. If Belarusian President Lukashenko decided he wanted to put Sweden et al in their place, he should just reach for the official figures of kidnapped E European kids and women trafficked to Sweden etc. That should shut *everyone* up. (Besides, it's a topic that really needs to be brought to light more.)



But uh... what was it? "Human rights"? Yes, ex-Soviet nations know *all* about human rights abuses.



*Naturally, I don't recommend Lilya-4-ever: it turns a very real and serious tragedy affecting millions of kids and women across the globe - who usually get kidnapped into the west, btw - into a movie that's an underlying advert for jeebusism. Yet christians studiously avoid making movies about the institutionalised paedophilia within their own churches, schools and homes and are content with exposing paedophilia and trafficking in Europe/US from a more "general" setting. Methinks christians focus outside of themselves in order to deflect their own identical issue.





Anyway, back to the news:



2. bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-19176432

Quote:8 August 2012 Last updated at 10:25 GMT



[Image: _62122913_62122912.jpg]

[photo caption:] The PR firm released a picture of the bears "in training"



Belarus-Sweden teddy bear row escalates



Belarus has taken strong diplomatic action against Sweden following a stunt involving parachuted teddy bears.



Sweden says all of its diplomats have been expelled from Belarus, which has also closed its embassy in Stockholm.



Belarus was angered when a Swedish public relations firm dropped about 800 teddy bears with pro-democracy messages from a light aircraft.



President Alexander Lukashenko sacked his air defence chief and head of border guards over the 4 July incident.



He told their replacements not to hesitate to use force to stop any future air intrusions from abroad.



...



And look at how the yanks (and the ex-confederates) report it, as if the pettyness is all on the Belarusian side (whose real crime is that they didn't relent into siding with US/Europe against Russia, for which crime they're painted as "anti-human rights fundamentalists"):



3. news.yahoo.com/belarus-orders-sweden-close-embassy-112704150.html

Quote:Belarus orders Sweden to close its embassy

By LOUISE NORDSTROM | Associated Press

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Belarus has ordered Sweden to close its embassy in Minsk by the end of the month, a move that comes only days after Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko's regime forced the Swedish ambassador out of the country.



The dispute is the latest in a series of diplomatic spats between Belarus and Western nations, especially European Union states that have taken steps against the ex-Soviet country and its longtime leader, Lukashenko, over its stifling of human rights.



The move comes days after Belarus expelled Sweden's ambassador to Minsk for allegedly irritating authorities by meeting with the country's opposition and providing a university with books containing material about human rights issues. In turn, Sweden said it would not allow entry for the incoming Belarusian ambassador to Stockholm and by asking two Belarusian diplomats to leave the Nordic country.



Sweden's Foreign Minister Carl Bildt said Wednesday that Lukashenko's "fear of human rights (is) reaching new heights," by deciding to also kick out Sweden's six envoys there.



Lukashenko has ruled Belarus, a nation of 10 million, since 1994, repressing opposition groups and independent news media while preserving a quasi-Soviet economy with about 80 percent of industry in state hands. He has earned the nickname in the West of "Europe's last dictator."



The expulsion also comes weeks after a pair of Swedish activists were reported to have used a light plane to drop hundreds of teddy bears bearing messages supportive of human rights into Belarusian territory.



Lukashenko fired two generals over the incident. Bildt, however, have said there was no word that the teddy bears were linked to the expulsion.



4. worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/08/03/13107289-belarus-sweden-kick-out-ambassadors-as-teddy-bear-war-heats-up?lite

Quote:Belarus, Sweden kick out ambassadors as teddy bear war heats up



[Image: 120803-bears-js-1215p.photoblog600.jpg]

[photo caption:] The teddy bears — 879 of them — landing by parachute in a residential area in Minsk, Belarus, on July 4, the country's Independence Day.

(Reminiscent of the choice of timing of papal invasions I mean visits to unconverted nations.)



By M. Alex Johnson, NBC News

Sweden and Belarus are locked in a diplomatic war over hundreds of cute, fuzzy teddy bears — a threat so menacing that two Belarusan generals have been fired and the countries have rejected each other's ambassadors.



M. Alex Johnson is a reporter for NBC News. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook.

The strife over the stuffies began July 4 — which is also Belarus' Independence Day.



A light plane flew over Minsk from Sweden and dropped 879 teddy bears, which carried pro-democracy messages. Sweden has long been open about its desire to see democracy take root in Belarus, a former Soviet republic led by a Soviet-style strongman, Alexander Lukashenko.

(You know, like Norway's meddling in support of the christo-LTTE. Etc.)



Belarus didn't publicly acknowledge the airdrop until last week, when Lukashenko criticized military authorities for allowing the plane to enter Belarusan air space and carry out its "provocation."





After that, action was swift: Lukashenko fired the generals in charge of air defense and the border patrol Tuesday, and authorities arrested two civilians — a journalism student who put pictures of the teddy bears on his website and a property manager who offered an apartment to the plane's Swedish pilots, two pro-democracy advertising agents.

(Since when does a property manager just "offer" an appartment to people - and "coincidentally" to foreigners bent on causing civil unrest, what's more? Don't know about the student journo, but my guess is that that property manager is just a strategically placed bought-and-paid for individual.)



The two men were accused of assisting border violators and face up to seven years in prison if convicted, said Amnesty International, which declared them prisoners of conscience.





Lukashenko ordered his new border guard chief to "stop any and all air intrusions "by all force and means, including weapons, regardless of anything," Reuters reported.

"The border guards must prove their loyalty to the fatherland," he said.




Friday, the Swedish Foreign Ministry claimed that Belarus had expelled its ambassador, Stefan Eriksson, in retaliation for the airdrop, calling it "a serious breach of the norms for relations between states."



Belarus denied that it had expelled the diplomat — it said it had merely decided "not to renew his accreditation" because "his activities were aimed not at the strengthening of relations between Belarus and Sweden, but on their erosion."



In a statement, Sweden responded with its own tat for Belarus' tit:



"The Embassy of Belarus in Stockholm will be informed during the day that the proposed new Belarus Ambassador is not welcome here and that the residence permits in Sweden of two of its representatives will be withdrawn."



The latest move by Belarus — which said it would be "forced to react adequately" — was still awaited Friday afternoon.

Western European condescension to the "2nd world" is amazing. They feel they need to "teach" Belarus about what "human rights" mean. Tsss. But nice to see Witrusland not taking any of the crap.

(Unlike the christogovt in India, the Belarusian govt is at least not some hired puppet govt working for alien interests. Sigh. Belarus' govt may be a dictatorship but at least its primary interests seem to be the nation itself. The tyrannical Indian govt is a foreign-installed pseudo-democratic dictatorship, whose interest is everyone *except* the native populace. A tale of 2 dictatorships.)
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http://haindavakeralam.com/HKPage.aspx?P...784&SKIN=B

Quote:THE ASSAULT ON INDIA - [color="#FF0000"]American Air Force Base in Thiruvananthapuram[/color]

27/08/2013 10:32:59 HK SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT



America has announced that that the American government has just negotiated a deal with Sonia government to establish an American Air Force Base in Trivandrum. The repost was leaked into American, British and Indian newspapers. Mathrubhumi has reported it on August 19. Marxist Party President Parkas Karat has just issued a mild rebuke and warning. Surprisingly there no protest or agitation against the decision to establish an American air force base in Trivandrum from RSS, VHP or BJP.



A BJP MP questioned the real intention of the American Air force base in TVM. He was stopped by our Christian Kuriyan who was chairing the Parliament. Why the Sonia government has decided to allow the Americans to establish an air force base in TVM is dreadful. American authorities say that it is against the menace from the Chinese government. Naturally, it is a subjective matter between the Indian government and the American government, the military spokesman of America says.



But [color="#0000FF"]bear so directly on the prospect for decent survival of Hindus in India. It will increase the likelihood of political power of Christians, redouble conversion efforts and increase the likelihood of catastrophes. 2014 is the election year in India. The sudden decision of Sonia government to allow An American presence in a state controlled by Christians will increase conversion. American presence will pose threats to our security. The concept of Chinese threat is phony, imprecise. One of the American decisions to have a real presence in Trivandrum is that they know that the Italian lady and her cronies are not interested in protecting Hindus from Jihadi terrorism, violence and perhaps destruction. Another reason is American tendency to regard themselves from the reach of Indian and International law. Americans are free to carry out psychological warfare and active aggression against Hindus.[/color] Hindus are tolerant, passive and compromise with evil, Americans are of the view. If we allow ourselves to be intimidated by Christians and Mohammedans, and [color="#0000FF"]suffer cognitive disorder, have difficulty in finding the characteristics of Christians we are doomed.[/color]



The choice facing us is stark and dreadful. Christians and Muslims have not denounced war and interference in other countries. American foreign policy is about how to affect the external and internal behavior of infidels. Since the collapse of the might soviet union, [color="#0000FF"]Americans are trying to change the behavior of Indian citizens. American foreign policy is largely about altering the internal composition and government of non-Christian government.[/color] Americans have interfered in Bosnia, Libya, Egypt, Syria, Iraq and Iran. Now they are turning towards India. Make America know it fully well that it is impossible to reverse the behavior of peace loving Hindus. Hindus, wake up from the slumber and make it known that American interference will affect the U.S. interests adversely.



Good that some people aren't totally asleep, but the writer appears to not know to mention another guaranteed "glorious" christist effect of US army bases in "ethnic" nations. Perhaps because it is not so widely advertised?



Traffik of Filipino women to the US etc (who often end up back in their homeland in bodybags for burial, after having being abused), sexual exploitation of Filipino and S Korean women. And oh yeah, rapes of these as well as of Japanese women by US armed forces.

Some info was already copied and pasted years back at:

post 118 and 119 of the Media in India And Elsewhere 2 thread
india-forum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/1804-media-in-indiaelsewhere-2/page__view__findpost__p__66714



which also contains this next bit, which relevant to my present pointm hence repeating (but the link is now from Internet Archive):

web.archive.org/web/20070528101402/http://sandiego.indymedia.org/en/2006/10/119914.shtml



Quote:US-BASED WOMEN’S GROUP GABRIELA NETWORK COMMEMORATE PHILIPPINE WOMEN’S NATIONAL DAY OF PROTEST; DECLARE U.S. CULPABLE FOR EXPLOITATION AND OPPRESSION OF FILIPINAS

Dorotea Mendoza | 28.10.2006 06:10

[...]

The US [color="#FF0000"]introduced[/color] large scale systematic prostitution to the archipelago, creating red light districts in and around its military bases that entertained 10,000 soldiers daily during the height of the Vietnam War. With the arrival of close to 12,000 US troops in early [color="#FF0000"]2002[/color], when the Philippines was declared the Second Front in the US-led “war on terror,” [color="#FF0000"]sex trafficking of Filipino women and children increased to 600%.[/color] The US remains the largest importer of mail-order brides from the Philippines. The US is the biggest supporter of Macapagal Arroyo, giving her administration the fourth largest US foreign military aid package in the world, at over US$400 million. Around 5,500 US troops are in the islands.



This state of militarization has had detrimental effects especially on the women. Almost a year ago, 22-year old “Nicole” was allegedly raped and tossed aside by six US Marines outside of a club in Subic Bay, Olongapo City (former US naval base site). The verdict of the case, which will be decided next month, looks grim. According to Nicole’s defense team, the best they can hope for is one conviction and, at worst, all marines will be freed. Nicole’s case is further example of the way women in the Philippines have been and are being treated by US-backed Macapagal Arroyo: easily disposable cheap commodities. Last year alone, over 700,000 women were exported to other countries to work as overseas contract and migrant workers. Everyday, an average of 10 body bags arrive in the Philippines carrying the remains of Filipinas.

[...]

(Und so weiter, ja?)

But *do* notice: between the 2002 mentioned and 2006 when the article was written there was a christo-magical "600% increase in sex trafficking of Filipino women and children" - of CHILDREN, my Gods. I could *brain* these people.





And let's not forget the AmeriKKKan naval gang rape of a Japanese woman last October (Oct 2012):

rawstory.com/rs/2013/02/26/two-u-s-sailors-admit-to-okinawa-rape-charges/



Quote:Two U.S. sailors admit to Okinawa rape charges

By Agence France-Presse

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 4:11 EDT



[Image: Okinawans-protest-US-marines-via-AFP-615x345.jpg]

(Img is of Japanese protestors, holding up placards saying things like "No Base Anywhere". Essentially telling the Amerikkkans to Get Lost. And who can blame the Japanese?)



Two US sailors Tuesday admitted raping a Japanese woman in Okinawa last October, news reports said, in a case that generated huge anti-American anger on the strategically vital island.



Skyler Dozierwalker, 23, and Christopher Browning, 24, attacked the woman in central Okinawa during a brief trip to the semi-tropical island chain.



Dozierwalker told Naha District Court he committed the crime, while Browning also admitted the charges but denied having conspired with the petty officer in advance, Jiji Press and Kyodo News said.





Okinawa is the reluctant host of more than half of the 47,000 US military personnel in Japan. The rape provoked outrage and led to a nationwide curfew on all American military personnel in Japan.



Despite the curfew, misconduct involving US servicemen, much of it drunken, has continued to fuel anti-US sentiment in communities with bases.



The attack came amid already high tensions in Okinawa, which saw demonstrations last year against the US deployment to the island of Osprey aircraft.




Local activists charge they have a poor safety record.



In 1995 the gang rape of a 12-year-old Okinawan girl by US servicemen sparked mass protests resulting in a US-Japan agreement to reduce the huge US military presence on the Okinawan chain.

(Apparently that's what it takes to get the US to "reduce" their presence. Scarily, they seem to never leave after getting a foothold, though.)



Washington sees the island as a vital strategic base in a region that is increasingly wary of the power of China’s rising military.

Now what was that about Indian men being rapists (with which the christo-insinuators imply Hindus, even though they know full well that the actual culprits are christoislamaniacs joined by the christoislamised/conditioned/"psecular" entities with Hindu names who associated with them. Hindoos would *never* associate with christoislamaniac Indians, after all. That's uniquely the hobby of christoconditioned/psecular Indians.)



But I observe that next to AmeriKKKans rapists attacking their own women, they even export their rape and sexual exploitation overseas. Apparently the sexual labour doesn't come at an exchange rate optimal enough, since low-rate/practically free 3rd world prostitution hasn't stopped the AmeriKKKans from raping the women either. Actually, it isn't just the 3rd world, when they attack the 1st world Japanese women. So it's a patriarchal christo-males war against ethnic women, no? (Actually despite the sarcastic tone, what I just wrote about the patriarchal christowestern war against ethnic women is sadly literally true. As documented by e.g. the ModelMinority site. [color="#0000FF"]Every *heathen* wo/man[/color] - and even every angelsk-speaking Indian of Hindu name pretending to be so terribly liberated and progressive and all, but who yet was never as intelligent or as foresighted as even the overseas E Asian women (says something nah?) - they all really [color="#0000FF"]need to read ModelMinority[/color]. There's lots of East Asian women laying bare the AmeriKKKan - and general - christowestern male psyche working against males and females of other nations: where the males are deliberately made to appear undesirable (e.g. Chinese men are feminised) and are even demonised (e.g. African men are made to come across as base) while the females are simultaneously hyper-sexualised and groomed accordingly to become easily exploitable by the patriarchal christo/christo-conditioned western male. And unlike the current psyops against Indian men - which is no doubt handy in preparing the easily socially-engineered 'progressive' Indian females' psyche to already start seeing the western army arrivals as the Phileas 'Around The World in 80 days' Fogg to their Princess "I'm an Iranian, so why does Jules Verne write that Hindoos are about to suttee me again?" Aouda selves :oh so cute: Confusedarcasm: ... Uh again: unlike the current psyops against Hindu India, what modelminority writes about the christowest is actually *absolutely* true. And they've documented the truth of it. So Go Go, READ It if people haven't already.)



If the plan for the US base in Kerala goes through: Kerala's Syrian christists will doubtless increase their female prostitution by 600%.* Why not? Remember Filipinos are converts to christianism too (catholics like many Syrians in India, and "conservative" catholics too), which was the sole reason for Filipinos conversion, no?: To provide the women to men higher in the christian hierarchy? 600% increase easy access and all.



* I don't care about Indian christian women. "Sorry".

But Hindu women should remember to just say No to these STDs that the alien catholic terrorist Sonia and her christian team are about to import. Hindu prostitutes need to bear in mind: prostitution is one thing (if it pays the bills, I'm not going to criticise people who have few other options, I just wish people were dealt better cards, but 'wishes and horses...'), prostitution is one thing, but sleeping with mental diseases is a No-No. So if the oh-so-friendly American christoist critters get all frisky, just politely tell them to lay off or you'll smash their head into the nearest window. Actually, don't warn them first, be like them trigger-happy nutters: shoot first, ask questions later. It's the AmeriKKKan way. It's "How the West Was Won", and other such (spaghetti?) westerns.



From the all-important post 475 by IF-member Dhu, taken from page 24 the christian missionary thread:



http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-wor...1ewjt.html

Philippines brothel raid: Aussies arrested 20/05/2011

Quote:Prostitution is illegal in the Philippines, Asia's Roman Catholic outpost, but the sex trade flourishes openly in many urban areas including Manila and Angeles, which until 1992 had hosted a US military base.

(And more bases since 2002, as seen in a couple of quoteblocks back)

Quote:President Benigno Aquino has been stepping up efforts to curb human trafficking, which the US State Department said remains a serious problem in the impoverished former American colony.

Likewise, the christian community in Kerala/in all of India is a colony of alien masters also (it's in the fine print when you convert, so "ethnic" people need to make sure to read the conversion contract before signing it.) So it's only fitting that their women should live up to what they've been groomed=converted for, no? And time, too, for Indian christist families in Kerala to start ordering bodybags for their daughters, I understand. "An average of 10 body bags" PER DAY arriving in the Philippines from the dead women's overseas "work" in the 1st world. And Kerala christists will have to demand more burial ground to prepare for their own arrivals too... <- So many things to look forward to when you convert to christomoronism. (Bet the foreign and native missionaries forget to tell their prospective converts *that* when evangelising.)





And then the christo part of Kerala (i.e. the christian community infesting Kerala) can declare their "major source of income is now from tourism" [i.e. sex tourism] and plead with their AmeriKKKan/christo-Europod Masters (<-eewww, sounds a bit like it's a reference to their seedy S&M in Asia... how tacky yet appropriate)

...and the christists can plead with their AmeriKKKan etc Masters that these should not leave: "please please pretty please; here, have more of our christo-daughters/and here's my christo-mum, we'll throw her in for free too...." (Oh the tackiness. But christoism brings with it tackiness, including unmentionable kinds. ConfusedhudderSmile



Now, while I really don't care a toss about India's christists - I don't have to pretend I do, surely? - it is truly sad that the Philippines has now been made dependent on this very "tourist" trade - you know, "dependent" like someone being introduced to dollops of say morphine:



travel.msn.co.nz/travelnews/8357865/philippines-a-sex-haven-for-male-tourists

Quote:Philippines: a sex haven for male tourists?

The US ambassador to the Philippines has revealed that 40 per cent of male tourists visit the country for the local prostitutes.





Ambassador Harry Thomas last month made the claims at a forum of Filipino judges and officials. He also accused the country's officials of being corrupt and highlighted karaoke bars and clubs along Roxas Boulevard, one of the main roads in the country's capital Manila, as sex establishments.



"That is not something I'm proud of. That's not something you should be proud of," Thomas continued in reference to a percentage of sex tourists being American.



On the back of a local outcry, Thomas has since [color="#FF0000"]apologised[/color] for his claims, which officials believe portrayed the country as nothing more than a sex haven, further tarnishing the country's already fragile image.



Thomas fired off a text message outlining his regret to a Philippine minster, stating his comments were unfounded, which was then forwarded on to journalists.



Earlier, Justice Secretary Leila de Lima wrote to Thomas seeking data to back up his remarks after the ambassador said the Justice Department was the source of his information.



Thomas made the claims at a conference on human trafficking, where he urged authorities to prosecute all foreign sex tourists.



It's bad timing for the Philippines, a country which is desperately trying to revive its ailing tourism industry.


(Actually, horrific numbers concerning Philippines are indeed revealed by those Filipinos and others documenting human trafficking in that country. See for example the links here.)





(Disclaimer that goes without saying: This is not actually meant as a post against all people of European origin. Good, decent people are forever excluded from such criticism, obviously. And all heathens of ancestral religions of foreign climes are naturally excluded too.)







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