Friday, June 6, 2008

Why is the Rest of the World so Angry at Us?

By 'us' I mean the West, and the answer to the title is because we've fucked around with them, we've started wars, stolen resources, assassinated political leaders, and signed horribly one sided trade deals. The CIA has had a hand in over 15 governmental overthrowings in the past 50 years, and there are more to come. The CIA seems to meddle most in South America but have overthrown governments all across the world to get what they wanted. A lot of the time they've overthrown socialist leaders and put in authoritarian dictators, so much for spreading democracy. I've prepared a list below of political tampering that has been traced back to the CIA.

1950s, 1962 - Sukarno, President of Indonesia
1953 - Mohammed Mossadegh, Prime Minister of Iran
1960 - Brig. Gen. Abdul Karim Kassem, leader of Iraq
1961 - Patrice Lumumba, Prime Minister of the Congo (Zaire)
1963 - Ngo Dinh Diem, President of South Vietnam
1960s-70s - Fidel Castro, President of Cuba, many attempts on his life
1967 - Che Guevara, Cuban leader
1970 - Salvador Allende, President of Chile
1970s, 1981 - General Omar Torrijos, leader of Panama
1972 - General Manuel Noriega, Chief of Panama Intelligence
1982 - Ayatollah Khomeini, leader of Iran
1954- Arbenz Guatamala
1965- Paz Estenssoro- Bolivia
1981- Jaime Roldós Aguilera- Ecuador

As you can see the list is long and isn't limited to one part of the world, in the west we are often told about other countries misfortunes and wrongdoings, but very rarely are we exposed to how we have taken reign as the hegemonic state. We have tampered with foreign countries to get our way, to steal their resources and profit for ourselves. Not only have we stolen but we continue to steal and we continue to tamper, then we ask 'Why are terrorists targeting us?' Well they are targeting us just like our governments have targeted them for years and years, we have oppressed and pillaged and now we pay the consequences.

One of the latest examples of the CIA trying to throw over a government was seen in Venezuela, when in 2002 there was a coup d’état attempted on Hugo Chavez, but the people of Venezuela stormed the streets of Caracas and refused the foreign intervention and Chavez returned to power. It is glaringly apparent that the men running the show don't want the public to know about what we've done in other countries, but it is time the truth is told.

Another Part Of The Puzzle

Okay say a 100 'A' list actors or a 100 of the top athletes in the world held a conference every year, you would expect the press to be all over it. Now when hundred and thirty of the top businessmen and politicians meet every year in relative secrecy and all the major newspapers around the world are hush about it, you know there's a story behind the veil of secrecy. Ever since 1954 the world's elite have been gathering at the Bilderberg meeting, named after the Bilderberg hotel in the Netherlands. It's members consist of central bankers, defense experts, mass media press barons, government ministers, prime ministers, royalty, international financiers and political leaders from Europe and North America. They are meeting through June 5-8 in Chantilly, Va this year.

Donald Rumsfeld, Henry Kissinger, Paul Wolfowitz (Former President of the World Bank), and former Prime Minister of England Tony Blair are all prominent of members. Bill Gates, Bill Clinton, and George H.W Bush have all attended meetings in the past. Now the question that arises is why the complete media blackout? How come with all the power in that room, not one of the major publications around the world dedicates a single piece to these meetings? The answer of course is the major media outlets are all owned by people who attend the meetings, or people who are the friends of people at the meeting. Good luck on even trying to get into the lobby of the Hotel they hold it at; it's heavily guarded by security.

So I'm not ensuing that these guys are meeting behind closed doors to draw up plans of world domination, but all I'm asking for is a little transparency. A little objectivity, and I'm all for people having their privacy, but these are public officials, either elected or appointed. In turn the have a responsibility to cooperate with the press. The group has been linked closely with 'The Council on Foreign Relations' and the 'Trilateral Commission' both operating with the same cloak and dagger philosophy. All the members of these three groups run in very secluded social circles, they take advantage of the forever revolving door of top executive jobs, and are all wealthy beyond our wildest imaginations.

So the questions remain, what is the end goal? What are they after? How far will they go to get what they want? Why is no one talking about this? And where do we go from here?

Lots has been speculated on these organizations, nothing is truly known, due to the low rate of defectors from the Dark Side, it seems the devil pays well. And short of a full blown revolution, these guys are going to continue their secretive ways, and I just don't know whether our society is capable of upheaval of the current social order. I guess we're just going to have to be satisfied with speculation for now.