The press in service to the Empire? What a shock!!!

So many evil enemies, so little time. Now it's on to Syria, and more propaganda from...can it be?...the BBC!

Stephen Landman, author of How Wall Street Fleeces America and The Iraq Quagmire has posted a blog about the BBC's not so impartial reporting on the next really big show, Syria.  I also recommend Syrian Girl on youtube.  Beauty, brains, and bravery, a hard to beat combination.


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Richard Schulte May 31, 2012 at 01:39 PM
Empire? The last time I checked, America won World War II. After WW II, America helped Europe and Japan re-build their economies. American occupation troops stayed a few years and then left Germany, Japan and Italy to govern themselves. Germany and Japan are among the most prosperous nations (thanks to America). The Korean War ended in the early 1950's. While American troops are still on the Korean peninsula, South Korea governs itself and its economy is another success story. It seems whenever America gets involved in a war, America leaves behind a successful self-governing nation. Doesn't sound like America acts much like an Empire to me. Of course, Americans are free to express their viewpoint and to criticize their own country if they so wish. Isn't this a great country that we live in?
june shellene May 31, 2012 at 06:35 PM
Hi Richard, Things have shifted considerably since 911. If America's unauthorized pre-emptive wars aren't enough to alarm, how about Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta's informing congress that marching orders for the US Military will not be seeking congressional approval, but approval from international authorities like NATO. I do not believe America is the beginning and end of what is now a world dominating force, but rather the bully with the most sophisticated weaponry capable of achieving the goals of the empire. This is a new kind of empire, not limited to a country, or even to several countries. It is made up of international corporations, oil and banking interests, in other worlds, the elites of the world who really don't care about country vs. country stuff. That's just about moving the pieces around on the chessboard for them. It's about control of the world's resources. Global power and control. Check out the book Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, by John Perkins, whose job it was to represent the globalists by going to the head of a country and cutting a deal, promising money and power in exchange for control over that country's resources, on the one hand, or a bullet in the head on the other.
Eric Lieberman May 31, 2012 at 06:59 PM
Richard - June is so right about recommending you read the book "Confessions of an Economic Hit Man". Reading it changed the way I viewed global events and the role of geographic nations in running the world. Here's a blurb from Wikipedia: "According to his book, Perkins' function was to convince the political and financial leadership of underdeveloped countries to accept enormous development loans from institutions like the World Bank and USAID. Saddled with debts they could not hope to pay, those countries were forced to acquiesce to political pressure from the United States on a variety of issues." If that doesn't describe empire building, I am not sure what does. (Wikipedia describes two types of "empires" one definition includes those accomplished through non-military means: "a coercive, hegemonic empire of indirect conquest and control with power".) Until you can pickup up the book, i'm putting a link below to a video interview with the author, John Perkins. I think you'll get a lot out of it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTbdnNgqfs8 Eric
Richard Schulte May 31, 2012 at 10:15 PM
June and Eric, thank you for the book recommendation. I am not a big fan of big government or big business-both are amoral.


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