A drama, starring the Military Industrial Complex Elitists unfolds in London.

Julian Assange deserves our respect for facing down the Military Industrial Complex, an evil whose existence most Americans aren't even willing to acknowledge.

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.


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Richard Schulte August 18, 2012 at 04:29 PM
A rather depressing scenario which you layout in your article. When I was younger, I believed that JFK was assassinated by the Mafia, Castro or perhaps even Vice-Presdient Lyndon Johnson, but that was 30 years ago. These days, I believe that JFK was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald. In other words, my belief in conspiracies has waned as I've gotten older. Having lived in Crook County for 40 years, I have no doubt that some pretty strange stuff happens in the world of politics and government. And that's why I believe smaller government is better than larger government. The less power the government has, the more likely the stuff that you talk about will happen. Smaller is better, both in government and in the world of business. Bigger government and bigger business entities lead to corruption. Now what puzzles me is your support of Democrats. Certainly you see the corruption in Chicago/Crook County government. If you're concerned about corruption, why would you call yourself a Democrat? That's not saying that the Republicans are much better, but presently there is a battle in the Republican Party between Establishment Republicans and the TEA party folks. It would seem to me that you would be one of those TEA party folks and perhaps you are, but you are afraid to admit it because you live in Crook County. When I lived in Evanston, people asked me if I was afraid to start my car in the morning. Yes, the thought crossed my mind.
june shellene August 18, 2012 at 05:22 PM
I have turned my back on both parties. They are both owned by the same masters. And Kennedy's assassination was the beginning of the coup. What we are seeing now is the next stage where the gloves are coming off. Have you been reading my blogs. Much of this is in the last month's offerings. Regarding conspiracies, there's also been much on-going research over the past 50 years. This is not for the feint of heart, I know, but the information is out there. It is our wish to believe we are safe and need not face the beast that will be our undoing. It's hard work to awaken people, and it frequently results in a kick in the teeth. But keeping your mouth shut when your eyes have been opened is the coward's way out.
june shellene August 18, 2012 at 05:29 PM
Once a party is popular enough, it gets infiltrated, diluted, or dumbed down by the joiner mentality. We must look to true leaders, not joiners, puppets, power hungry charmers. If we can undo the damage done to us by relentless media controlled boxed in, simple-minded thinking, we'll have a chance. It's up to each individual to become responsible, to do independent research, and to learn to become a critical thinker. I know, it doesn't look good for that to happen, but that it what I encourage people to do. When the common man understands that he is not free, then it will probably be too late.
Eric Lieberman August 18, 2012 at 06:41 PM
Richard is usually very observant, but I am not sure where he got the idea that June is lock step with any party. Isn't she the wise person that once asked and answered: "Do you know why they call them parties?....Because they don't work!" Eric www.expectmore.us
Sully August 18, 2012 at 07:05 PM
Richard only thinks in black and white-there is no gray. Either you're an evil democrat marxist or a republican/conservative saint. If he disagrees with anything someone else says, then that person is automatically a dem.
Richard Schulte August 18, 2012 at 08:15 PM
Besides being very observant (and a critcal thinker), Richard also has an excellent memory. Recall June's Patch article about football and painting toenails from August 14th, a scant 4 days ago. Let me quote June from that August 14th article on Patch: "In 2008, Obama was my man. I had always voted Democrat, the party with a heart. To me, the Republicans were heartless business types who probably wouldn't know a sax from a fiddle, out to look after their rich and powerful pals and make life harder for the rest of us great unwashed. When George W. came in with the arch villain Dick Cheney, I revelled at having a Republican "vice" president with a permanent sneer of his face. He was sooo easy to hate. Still is. (I'm not alone in this...he's wanted for war crimes in several countries, and can't travel there.) So I was proud not to have any Republican friends, except my parents, who weren't my friends anymore if we talked about politics." Being the critical thinker that I am, I read the above and just made the assumption that June is a Democrat. Quite frankly, I don't know why I concluded that based upon the above, other than June said she's a Democrat. Now there are a few lessons to be learned here. One is that this Schulte guy read June's article above even though June admitted she was a Democrat 4 days ago. From that you could conclude that Schulte doesn't just read conservative blogs. Another lesson is that Schulte has a very powerful brain.
Richard Schulte August 18, 2012 at 08:21 PM
King Sully, King of B.S.: "If he disagrees with anything someone else says, then that person is automatically a dem." And now you know why I have proclaimed you the King of B.S. His Majesty simply can't admit that Schulte is way more intelligent that he is. I figured out that she was a Democrat because she pretty much said as much 4 days ago. Since Sully commented on the article, you might assume that he actually read what June wrote 4 days ago, but perhaps not. I had intended on commenting on June's article from 4 days ago, but just haven't gotten around to it as yet.
Richard Schulte August 18, 2012 at 08:38 PM
Given all of the corruption in the County of Crook and the State of Illinois, I find it curious that the citizens of Crook County would still be voting for Democrats. It just mystifies me. It should be evident to all my now that Crook County Democrats are really a criminal organization-no different from mobsters. If you read the City of Chicago Inspector General's report from October 2010, you will see that Chicago is essentially bankrupt. A few weeks after the IG's report was issued, Mayor Daley announced his retirement. Coincidence? I think not. Daley could see the writing on the wall and didn't want to be around when things started crashing down. Mayor Daley's handpicked successor was elected Mayor of Chicago. No doubt the deal was that Mayor Daley would support Rahm for Mayor if Rahm promised not to investigate all of the corruption that occurred in during Daley's reign. Then they shook hands using the secret Chicago Democrat ganster handshake on the deal. Chicago/Crook County Government is the most corrupt municipal government in the nation. Obviously, if you have never lived outside of Crook County, you might just assume that that is the way it is everywhere. One only needs to travel a bit and see how things work in other towns and cities across the nation. So I've fled Crook County and couldn't be happier here in Florida. And the barbeque here is great. Well, now I'm hungry-brisket or ribs?
Eric Lieberman August 18, 2012 at 08:52 PM
Richard - You should go look at my website: www.liebermanforillinois.com Eric
Sully August 18, 2012 at 09:09 PM
Richard, 1. Were there home foreclosures under Bush, or did they not start until 2009? 2. Did Ronald Reagan never implement tax increases? 3. Did the Admiral in charge of the Bin Laden operation never say that Obama was to be credited? 4. Is David Barton more credible than David McCullough? 5. Has Rush Limbaugh never made a racist or mysogonic comment? 6. Has Mitt Romney ever lied? 7. Has any republican ever lied? Show us how super intelligent you are by answering a question rather than playing childish games such as name-calling, bragging about your superior intellect, and deflection. The name calling really only works with other children, Rich. Signed, King Sully Since you probably don't get the facitiousness of the signature, - I do know I'm not a king. Just as I know I'm not a socialist, communist, marxist, or any other term you may hear Rush use. 4.
Sully August 18, 2012 at 09:27 PM
One more Richie- Did Reagan ever support unions and collective bargaining?
Richard Schulte August 18, 2012 at 10:55 PM
Eric, I will do that right now. But I gave up on Evanston and Illinois. I left 3 months ago and now reside in "redneck" Florida and I really love it here. There is no way I would come back to the Chicago area. Everybody here has a smile on their face and they even say hello to each other here. And I haven't heard a gunshot since I've been here even though guns are everywhere down here. I think the reason why everybody is so nice to one another is that everybody (except me) is packing down here. The state income tax rate in Florida is 0 percent, housing is about half of what it was in Evanston and food is about 30 percent cheaper. A dollar is worth a whole lot more here than it is in the Chicago area. Off to the liebermanforillinois.com website.
Richard Schulte August 18, 2012 at 11:10 PM
Eric, I just went to your website. You sound like the Democrats of old-well, at least sort of. I lived in Evanston for 29 years, but I lost my house in February. No tears about that. The foreclosure gave me the opportunity to leave Crook County and move to Florida and start over. Illinois is a big mess and its going to take a lot of effort to clean it up. Is it possible to fix Illinois? Well, a couple of Republican Governors after Governor Edwin Edwards did just that in Louisiana, with Governor Kathleen Blanco, squeezed in between. Governor Blanco (D) did such a poor job that the Louisiana Democrats just about surrendered to Bobby Jindal. Now Jindal is on his 2nd term as governor. If people keep voting for the same old politicians, they're going to get the same results. Evanston is in dire need of leadership with the violent crime problem. If Evanston does not address the violent crime problem, it will be the end of Evanston as you and I knew it.
Sully August 18, 2012 at 11:10 PM
And still, no answer Richard. You aren't ignoring- you can't answer these questions. If you could, you might have to admit you don't know everything. That is why you are a fraud. As i said before, insult me and call me every name someone else can think up for you. That does not make you a man. That is the way children approach things they don't really understand. What's your excuse? Don't bother with a reply Rich. You've proven over and over what you really are.
Richard Schulte August 18, 2012 at 11:17 PM
King Sully (King of B.S.): "Did Reagan ever support unions and collective bargaining?" Your question is irrelevant to rational thought process. Reagan was a Democrat before he became a conservative Republican and he was the president of the Screen Actors Guild if I recall correctly. The Screen Actors Guild is a private sector union.
Richard Schulte August 18, 2012 at 11:34 PM
King Sully (King of B.S.), your questions above are irrelevant to rational thought. Previously, you indicated that you supported the social justice agenda. The social justice agenda is just repackaged marxism. So, if you support the social justice agenda, you are a marxist-very plain and simple. As for Rush, Rush has never called Obama a marxist. Mark Levin did that. Mark Levin is correct-Obama is a marxist. I'm proud to call myself a small government conservative. Apparently, you feel the need to lie about your political leanings. Keep lying to yourself, but it's obvious to everyone else that you're a marxist. You can stop with your silly questions. I have no intention of responding to questions from a marxist. I will respond to your comments as I feel necessary, but I have no interest in what you have to say. You discredited yourself a long time ago with your denial of the fact that Chicago is losing population. Your comment above regarding whether June is a Democrat is just one more in a long string of ridiculous comments posted by you. "The problem with liberals is not that they know so much, but that they know so much that isn't true." Ronald Reagan "Government is not the solution to our problem. Government is the problem." Ronald Reagan
Richard Schulte August 18, 2012 at 11:36 PM
OMG, Sully is going to take his football and go home. Don't let the door hit you in the backside as you're leaving.
Sully August 18, 2012 at 11:39 PM
In other words, " I don't know, but I better say something to try to save face." Okay Rich. Whatever.
Richard Schulte August 19, 2012 at 12:06 AM
King Sully (King of B.S.), do you really think that anybody takes you seriously anymore?
june shellene August 20, 2012 at 05:01 PM
Please read past the middle of the article, after the two paragraphs about my past affiliation with Democrats. It states that, alas, I have changed. I no longer look to parties, but to individuals. A few months back, I was a delegate at the Illinois Republican Convention at Tinley Park for an individual, Ron Paul. I believe both the Democrats and Republicans, by and large, are not creative individuals, but rather, people trying to maintain or obtain some semblance of status, income, etc. They are mostly very hollow and insincere. There is a great dearth of leaders. Very sad situation here.


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