Some of you may remember the name Julian Assange. He founded Wikileaks and pulled back the curtain on the secretive war machine that threatens to make life a hell on earth for everyone. (I know, you thought it was limited to the Middle East, but they're really just getting started.) Right now, Assange is hiding in London in the Ecuadorian Embassy.
It seems Ecuador has agreed to give Assange asylum. The Brit's are threatening to storm the embassy and extradite Assange to Sweden to face charges. This isn't surprising as Britain houses the dirty money arm of the war machine, the financial center where the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Bank, and the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) and the Federal Reserve launder money. The Americans, the primary muscle of this secretive war machine, would love to get their hands on Assange too, and they probably will.
So what's Sweden got to do with it? It's home to the two mysterious women who have supposedly made claims regarding Assange's sexual misconduct. From what I've read, the charges seem like something trumped up to discredit a man who has dared to stand up to the Military Industrial Complex.
(Dear reader, please don't write me complaining that I have no compassion for women who have been sexually victimized by men. I used to be a really hot babe myself, and I know what ass hole's men can be! Do the research proving these women are poor innocent victims of a mediocre hacker with a hard on and that the charges against Assange are legitimate. Then you can lay into me, accusing me of being a heartless old bag!)
This showdown in London is a big deal, because, as you may or may not know, the US, through agencies like the National Security Agency (NSA) and CIA, along with multinational corporations in bed with central and international banks, have a habit of eliminating leaders from South American countries who refuse to play ball with the complex.
Yes, it's like a matrix, as in the nightmarish movie. Many of the people in the world are aware of its reach, but too many Americans are still groggy from decades of TV and happy-hopey prosperity built on debt-ridden quick sand, private AND government debt, which is currently unravelling our country.
The President of Ecuador is currently Rafael Correa, who, by the way, received his Ph.D. in economics right here at the University of Illinois. He's wise to the Military Industrial Complex. He gave the finger to the IMF in 2008, defaulting on billions of dollars of debt. He called out the CIA, IMF and World Bank for having manipulating Ecuador's unelected military dictators. It gets really interesting for me right here, because one of my first big wake up calls was becoming familiar with the work of John Perkins, author of Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, and subsequent books.
If you want to understand how the world works, Perkins is the best place to begin. This is not conspiracy. Perkins was on the front lines of this operation for years.It was his job to go into a country first and start the payoff process. If the targeted third world president said yes to loans from the IMF and World Bank to make capital improvements (actually, the loans went to the multinational corporations who built the oil refineries and electric generating plants; the country meaning its people, took on the debt). When they couldn't pay, the leader would be asked for favors...cheap oil, or troops for a foreign war.
If he played along, great...the people got poorer due to the national debt, and the president got richer. If he didn't, they'd arrange a coup or assassination. No big deal. If that got botched, or was too difficult, then they'd launch an all-out war, like in Iraq, where, as you may remember, Saddam Hussein had come to power through U.S. support. His mistake was not letting Bechtel Corp build a port refinery in Aqaba for the Iraq-Jordan pipeline in 1983. It took us a while. Saddam was pretty clever. But we got him, along with hundreds of thousands of innocent Iraqi's and the Americans who were following orders.
It breaks my heart that most Americans still think they live in a free country. It is not free, and if we don't wake up to what our country has been doing these past fifty plus years, we're going to have some explaining to do to our children and grandchildren. There's an ever thinning veneer, and I'm happy to say, many people are growing alarmed enough to start moving beyond this ridiculous campaign rhetoric and bumper sticker mentality that keeps our attention on an increasingly shallow and downright stupid politial drama.
Neither Obama nor Romney will stop the war machine. Neither of these handsome gentlement will stand up to the Federal Reserve, too-big-to-fail banks and their on-going financial defrauding of the American people. This machine is far more powerful than most American's are willing to admit.
I know it's frightening, but I also know, the guys behind it are getting scared, as more and more people wake up. I believe we will expose them, but it's going to take more of us. Make a start. Like I said, I believe Confessions of an Economic Hit Man is a great place to begin. Or you can watch lots of interviews with John Perkins on Youtube and learn more that way.
I don't have high hopes for Julian Assange. I believe our government will eventually jail or kill him. However, I do have hope for the world and its people. When we're able to know the truth, I believe we will do the right thing.