Perkin’s was involved with Ecuador, so he initially talks a lot about that country specifically, as well as other Latin American countries - how their natural resources were taken from them and how their leaders are either deposed by coup, assassinated or both if their don’t cooperate - if all that fails, this is when young men and women are sent in to die and kill (i.e. the wars: Vietnam, Iraq, etc.) – and about how the Indonesian economy was broken in order to pay for the failed war in Vietnam.
He also talks about why both Panamanian President Omar Torrijos and Ecuadoran President Jaime Roldós where both assassinated in 1981. He goes on to note the assassinations of President Salvador Allende of Chile in 1974 and former President Jacobo Árbenz of Guatemala in 1971.
The Panama Canal Treaty was the ultimate demise of both the murdered Omar Torrijos and the jailed Manuel Noriega of Panama (Noriega is still in a Florida prison today) and the canal treaty was also the reason why the U.S. Army was sent in to kill 2 to 3 thousand innocent Panamanians in 1989. I specifically remember that incident, since I knew a Costa Rican whose son was killed in that massacre – his son, who was a protesting college student in Panama at the time, was machine gunned down in cold blood along with many other protesting college students there. My friend (the boy’s father) literally cried for many days and nights after receiving news of his son’s death – it was so sad.
In the video Perkins also talks about OPEC and the Saudi Arabian Royal Family’s, the House of Saud’s, deal with the U.S., as well as U.S. designs on Iraqi, Iranian and Kuwaiti oil and the Bush family connection with oil companies and their connection to the bin Laden family.
Saddam Hussein’s demise came about because he refused to cut a Saudi-like deal with the U.S., so once again young men and women were sent in to die and be killed (i.e. the Iraq War that is still in process today).
Basically though, the bottom line really is that if you are in a position of power and you go along with the plan, you are rewarded monetarily or are promised a reward (that may in-the-end be taken away from you, as did happen in the case of the Arabs). But if you do not cooperate you are deposed or assassinated. As an Economic Hitman, working for Corporate America, you are either rewarded well for your work towards breaking the economies of Third World countries or you are fired (or worse) if you don’t cooperate with that plan.
The people of the countries that are being “hit” (Costa Rica in this case) have nowhere to turn for help and if they try to do something they are labeled as “terrorists,” so where does that leave them? They’re trapped in a nightmare.
The sugar embargo is not going to be the final word on this – if Costa Rica refuses to comply with US demands regarding the copyright laws, this thing will escalate beyond just a simple embargo! Therein is where the problem lies.
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