Saturday, September 13, 2008
Back during the Nixon years my Phd dissertation chairman Warren Nutter, was Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs. One day in his Pentagon office I asked him how the US government got foreign governments to do what the US wanted. "Money," he replied.
"You mean foreign aid?" I asked.
"No," he replied, "we just buy the leaders with money."
It wasn't a policy he had implemented. He inherited it and, although the policy rankled with him, he could do nothing about it. Nutter believed in persuasion and that if you could not persuade people, you did not have a policy.
Nutter did not mean merely third world potentates were bought. He meant the leaders of England, France, Germany, Italy, all the allies everywhere were bought and paid for.
They were allies because they were paid. Consider Tony Blair. Blair's own head of British intelligence told him that the Americans were fabricating the evidence to justify their already planned attack on Iraq. This was fine with Blair, and you can see why with his multi- million dollar payoff once he was out of office.
The American-educated thug, Saakashkvili the War Criminal, who is president of Georgia, was installed by the US taxpayer funded National Endowment for Democracy, a neocon operation whose purpose is to ring Russia with US military bases, so that America can exert hegemony over Russia
It is not deniable that genocidal child rapist & war criminal Bliar is becoming very rich indeed & the suggestion that he resigned his seat largely to get off the register of MPs interests certainly fits the facts.
This corruption also goes round in circles. Saakashkvili may be paid by the US government but it recently turned out that McCain was being paid by Saakashvilli. At the last US election it turned out Gore was getting funded by a wealthy KLA supporting Albanian with no visible means of support. The KLA were & are, in turn, financially supported by the western powers. Friends of the Earth, Ash & presumably many other lobby groups are funded by government. The Yugoslav, Ukrainian & Georgian governing parties are. The US ambassador to Belarus (previously US official in Nicaragua) once boasted he was funding 300pro-democracy groups. The role of Saudis in funding almost everybody from Mark Thatcher to Osama bin Laden is well known & little discussed, as are the bribes we give to the Saudis. Clinton got into trouble for taking money from the Chinese.
And so it goes. Embezzling public money for yourself would be highly improper but doing so to bribe foreigners is accepted & everybody is a foreigner to most of the world. After all there is no shortage of money in government & increasingly world "leaders" have far more in common with & far more empathy with each other than with for those they rule. And the media can be relied on to confine their reporting of such things to the likes of Milosevic, where the accusations were clearly untrue, after all they don't want off the gravy train either.