Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Confessions of an Economic Hit Man (SF)

John Perkins addressing a full house on Sunday, Nov. 15, 2009, SF Green Fest (WQ)

(WQ) This weekend's San Francisco Green Festival served as a platform for new green products, raw vegan foods, alchemical elixirs, sustainable practices, ecological product lines, and exciting speakers. One of the highlights was author John Perkins.

Confessions of an Economic Hit Man provides an account of Perkins' time with the National Security Agency (NSA) as an accountant hired by the US government to corrupt and control foreign governments. If their leaders would not be corrupted, the "jackals" would be sent in to assassinate democratically elected and installed leaders (such as Saddam Hussein), or in a worst case scenario, the military would unleash its full force to coerce countries into cooperating with US dictates at the expense of its environment, its population, and its economic future. Perkins in this undermining role together with the CIA therefore described himself as an "economic hit man."

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