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Bankrupting the Third World, our sixth book in The Underground Knowledge Series, has been translated into Spanish, and the ebook version – titled Arruinando al Tercer Mundo – has been published internationally.

Dedicated to the impoverished in forgotten places of the world, this book questions whether the likes of the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the United States Agency for International Development and other big international aid organizations help or hinder the world’s poorest people.

It also questions whether the aid packages provided are genuine or whether they are scams designed to subjugate Third World countries.

For our Spanish followers, a brief synopsis of Arruinando al Tercer Mundo  follows:

Los Morcan revelan que hay una agenda oculta y vil en juego, donde la “generosidad” extendida por organizaciones de ayuda internacional para asistir al desarrollo del Tercer Mundo y proveer alivio en la eventualidad de desastres naturales no sea caridad, sino egoísmo, con varios hilos atados… hilos diseñados para esquilar naciones vulnerables.

El lector encontrará al popular Sicario Económico John Perkins y encontrará que su bestseller “Confesiones de un Sicario Económico” es vigente, particularmente en África.

Al escribir este libro, los autores fueron motivados por unas estadísticas escalofriantes: 21,000 personas mueres de hambre cada día. ¡Eso es una persona cada cuatro segundos!

Más escalofriante es el hecho de que tales muertes son innecesarias, dado que hay más que suficiente riqueza en el mundo para que todos cubran, al menos, las necesidades básicas de la vida, y más que el Tercer Mundo se sostenga orgánicamente a sí mismo.

Para cuando termines este libro, verás que hay tanta riqueza en el Tercer Mundo, como en el Primero. De hecho, términos como “Tercer Mundo” y “naciones pobres” están, esencialmente, equivocados, ya que implican que la riqueza y los recursos son limitados en estos lugares.

 

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The book as it appears on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Arruinando-al-Tercer-Mundo-Spanish-ebook/dp/B01MYNBX4U/

 

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Considering the vast sums of money that go through the coffers of the international aid organizations, the corruption aspect is another part of the equation that cannot be ignored. As we point out in our book BANKRUPTING THE THIRD WORLD: How the Global Elite Drown Poor Nations in a Sea of Debt, human greed is normally found wherever large financial transactions occur.

 

Are these starving Liberian children getting a fair go?

 

An excerpt from Bankrupting the Third World  follows:

The hierarchy of the international aid organizations claims to be aware of the problem and on top of it. For example, in a press release from the World Bank itself, dated December 19, 2013, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim states that corruption is “Public Enemy Number One” in Developing countries.

“We will never tolerate corruption,” Kim goes on to say, “and I pledge to do all in our power to build upon our strong fight against it.”

That’s all well and good, but what happens if the corruption is closer to home? In other words, if there are, as we suggest, corrupt elements operating within the highest echelons of the World Bank and other such aid organizations? What then? Which organization would have the nous, or wherewithal, or, for that matter, the will to root out corruption within such charitable “corruption-busting” institutions?

The World Bank has much to answer for we suspect.

A 2012 Forbes article headlined ‘World Bank Spins Out Of Control’ calls that organization “one of the world’s most powerful institutions – charged with saving the world’s poor – but also one of its most dysfunctional”.

The enlightening article also refers to the World Bank as “an endlessly expanding virtual nation-state with supranational powers,” and states there is “little oversight by the governments that fund it”.

The article goes on to say that “FORBES has also discovered a whole layer of bank officials who have learned how to game the system or expand their influence through its constantly revolving doors. It’s not unlike the way that U.S. officials retire and then go to work for the contractors they associated with while in government service”.

A 2013 article by Alex Newman, foreign correspondent for The New American, was even more critical of the World Bank and its lack of ability to stamp out corruption. It reads, in part, as follows:

“A former insider at the World Bank, ex-Senior Counsel Karen Hudes, says the global financial system is dominated by a small group of corrupt, power-hungry figures centered around the privately owned U.S. Federal Reserve.

“The network has seized control of the media to cover up its crimes, too, she explained. In an interview with The New American, Hudes said that when she tried to blow the whistle on multiple problems at the World Bank, she was fired for her efforts”.

The article continues, “Hudes pointed out that a small group of entities — mostly financial institutions and especially central banks — exert a massive amount of influence over the international economy from behind the scenes. ‘What is really going on is that the world’s resources are being dominated by this group…At the heart of the network are 147 financial institutions and central banks — especially the Federal Reserve, which was created by Congress but is owned by essentially a cartel of private banks…This is a story about how the international financial system was secretly gamed, mostly by central banks — they’re the ones we are talking about…The central bankers have been gaming the system. I would say that this is a power grab’.”

Hudes is also quoted as saying the cartel of elite international banksters use the Fed and major private banks, in collaboration with other financial institutions such as The World Bank and the BIS (Bank for International Settlements), to complete shady financial deals, manipulate gold prices and conduct various other monetary deceptions.

Unfortunately, such articles represent just a tiny fraction of the reported and/or confirmed corruption cases occurring year after year within the international aid organizations.

And yet, there has been no serious investigation or detailed audit of them just as there has never been a proper audit of the privately-owned US Federal Reserve.

Could that be because the same leaders charged with keeping such financial institutions honest are the very people who are making trillions of dollars off concealing the ongoing corruptions?

T.B.C.

 

BANKRUPTING THE THIRD WORLD: How the Global Elite Drown Poor Nations in a Sea of Debt (The Underground Knowledge Series Book 6)

 

Bankrupting the Third World  is exclusively available via Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/BANKRUPTING-THE-THIRD-WORLD-Underground-ebook/dp/B0176UHWH0/  

 

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Dedicated to the impoverished in forgotten places of the world, the new release book BANKRUPTING THE THIRD WORLD: How the Global Elite Drown Poor Nations in a Sea of Debt  questions whether the likes of the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the United States Agency for International Development and other big international aid organizations help or hinder the world’s poorest people.

Bankrupting the Third World  also questions whether the aid packages provided are genuine or whether they are scams designed to subjugate Third World countries. And it exposes the culture of corruption within the aforementioned aid organizations and the arrogance with which they treat their Third World ‘clients.’

An excerpt from the book’s blurb follows:

The Morcans reveal there’s a nefarious hidden agenda at play whereby the ‘generosity’ extended by international aid organisations in assisting the development of the Third World and providing relief in the event of natural disasters comes with serious strings attached. Strings designed to fleece vulnerable nations.

The reader is reminded the economic hit men popularized in John Perkins’ 2004 bestseller ‘Confessions of an Economic Hit Man’ are still alive and well – in Africa in particular.

Bankrupting the Third World  puts two poverty-stricken nations under the magnifying glass to reveal the long-term impact of being the recipient of substantial financial aid from the West. The resulting debt accrued by these nations may surprise even the most skeptical reader.

In writing this book, the authors were motivated by one sickening statistic: 21,000 people die from starvation every day. That’s one person every four seconds!

More sickening is the fact such deaths are unnecessary given there is more than enough wealth in the world for everyone to at least receive the basic necessities of life, and more than enough in the Third World for it to organically sustain itself.

By the time you get to the end of this book you’ll see there’s as much wealth to be found in the Third World as there is in the First World. In fact, terms like ‘Third World’ and ‘impoverished nations’ are essentially misnomers as they imply wealth and resources are limited in these forgotten places. The authors aim to dispel that myth once and for all.

It’s hoped Bankrupting the Third World  will contribute in some small way to the masses pressuring world leaders to eradicate the extreme poverty that sees millions of our fellow Human Beings – men, women and children – dying unnecessarily every year.

BANKRUPTING THE THIRD WORLD: How the Global Elite Drown Poor Nations in a Sea of Debt (The Underground Knowledge Series Book 6)

BANKRUPTING THE THIRD WORLD: How the Global Elite Drown Poor Nations in a Sea of Debt  is exclusively available via Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/BANKRUPTING-THE-THIRD-WORLD-Underground-ebook/dp/B0176UHWH0/  

 

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Bankrupting the Third World, Book #6 in The Underground Knowledge Series, was launched today exclusive to Amazon. It targets the West — in particular the so-called global elite and the big international aid organisations — and it questions whether the ‘aid’ extended to Third World nations is in fact aid or a gigantic scam designed to subjugate those countries.

The Introduction from Bankrupting the Third World  follows:

This book is primarily about international aid organizations and whether they help or hinder the world’s poorest people. The outfits examined include the likes of the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

Officially, these financial relief organizations aim to reduce corruption in the Third World and Developing nations as part of their detailed and complex poverty alleviation mission. Their main strategy is providing loans to such nations for extensive development programs.

Kimbumba refugee camp in the Congo…just one of many.

However, according to our research and that of many others – economists, human rights activists and independent investigators included – there’s a nefarious hidden agenda at play. An agenda that even many of those working within these organizations, especially low-medium level employees, are not remotely aware of.

This book is divided into two sections.

Part One, titled The Macro of Looting the World’s Poor, exposes the culture of corruption within international financial aid organizations and the arrogance/disdain/contempt with which the Management of these agencies treat their Third World ‘clients.’

In Part Two, titled The Micro of Looting the World’s Poor, we put two Third World nations under the magnifying glass to reveal the long-term impact of being the recipient of substantial financial aid from the West. The resulting debt accrued by these nations may surprise even the most skeptical reader.

Terms like “looting the world’s poor” and “bankrupting the Third World” might sound oxymoronic to those not familiar with geopolitics and distribution of wealth. Especially as society’s less moral operators normally look to loot the rich, not the poor – not to mention the fact that bankrupting the Third World, as such, would seem to be a fruitless endeavor if the perception there’s no real wealth in the Third World was actually true.

However, as this book’s subtitle suggests, it’s about “How the Global Elite Drown Poor Nations in a Sea of Debt,” and how those same global elitists don’t go to all that trouble and (initial) expense for no reason or for no financial gain.

We trust by the time you get to the end of this book you’ll agree there’s as much wealth to be found and fortunes to be made in the Third World as there is in the First World. In fact, terms like ‘Third World’ and ‘impoverished nations’ are essentially misnomers as they imply limited wealth and resources exist in these forgotten places. This book sets to dispel that myth once and for all.

Lastly, we hope BANKRUPTING THE THIRD WORLD will contribute in some small way to the masses pressuring world leaders to eradicate the extreme poverty that sees millions of our fellow Human Beings – men, women and children – dying unnecessarily every year.

James Morcan & Lance Morcan

BANKRUPTING THE THIRD WORLD: How the Global Elite Drown Poor Nations in a Sea of Debt  is exclusively available via Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/BANKRUPTING-THE-THIRD-WORLD-Underground-ebook/dp/B0176UHWH0/  

 

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Ever wonder why peace in certain countries like Afghanistan, Iraq and the Democratic Republic of Congo is never achieved no matter how many thousands of international peacekeepers are sent?

The answer may be that despite appearances, the world’s powers-that-be don’t actually want peace in those countries to be achieved any time soon.

Engaging in diplomatic talks and sending in UN peacekeepers is just a farce, apparently. According to our research, it’s far more lucrative for the global elite to keep wars going so the invaders can plunder resources for as long as they can. If we are correct in this analysis, then maybe wars like Afghanistan, Iraq and Vietnam were not about winning, but something else. Something much more sinister.

More than any other region on the planet, Africa’s probably the best example of these vicious, imperialistic strategies. Unfortunately for Africa it has many, many resources the outside world wants, needs and will kill to get its hands on. Resources like its vast water reserves, unlimited land, oil and precious metals such as gold, diamonds, cobalt and uranium to name a few. Not to mention the continent’s wildlife and cheap human labor.

U2’s lead singer Bono possibly summarized it best in a 2004 speech he gave at the University of Pennsylvania when he said, “Africa needs justice as much as it needs charity.”

In our conspiracy thriller novel The Ninth Orphan, we wrote the following pertinent paragraphs about the African continent:

As the seemingly well-intentioned French journalist spoke about Africas scarcity and its limited resources, Nine smiled to himself almost condescendingly. He considered such statements an absolute joke. Africa did not, nor did it ever have, limited resources.

Nine knew something the journalist obviously didnt: Africa was the most abundantly resourced continent on the planet bar none. Like the despots who ruled much of the region, and the foreign governments who propped them up, he knew there was more than enough wealth in Africas mineral resources such as gold, diamonds and oil not to mention the land that nurtured these resources for every man, woman and child.

He thought it unfortunate Africa had never been able to compete on a level playing field. The continents almost unlimited resources were the very reason foreigners had meddled in African affairs for the past century or more. Nine knew it was Omegas plan, and that of other greedy organizations, to siphon as much wealth as they could out of vulnerable Third World countries, especially in Africa.

The same organizations had the formula down pat: they indirectly started civil wars in mineral-rich regions by providing arms to opposing local factions, and sometimes even helped to create famines, in order to destabilize African countries. This made the targeted countries highly vulnerable to international control. Once the outside organizations had divided and conquered, they were then able to plunder the country’s resources.

The defeated eyes of the starving children on screen reminded Nine of his fellow orphans growing up in the Pedemont Orphanage. Although he had never experienced malnutrition, he knew what it was like to be born into a living hell.

Sadly, since The Ninth Orphan was published in 2011, not much has changed in Africa; international governments, multinational corporations and the likes of the World Bank and the IMF continue to profit from Africa’s vulnerability.

Wars in numerous African countries continue to go unchallenged and untold millions are raped, killed, maimed and starved while the rest of the world just looks on. It has become such a repetitious story in Africa that wars in the region rarely make international headlines anymore.

Conflict in Africa…all too familiar.

Divide and conquer. That’s the global elite’s proven strategy when it comes to its treatment of Third World countries in Africa and indeed throughout the world. Or, to put it another way, order out of chaos is the global elite’s favored tactic. They engineer chaos by financing both sides of revolutions, movements and civil wars then create order by providing solutions to governments and citizens in these war-torn countries.

To quote the British group James from their 2008 song Ha Ma: “War is just about business.”

 

You have been reading an excerpt from our non-fiction book THE ORPHAN CONSPIRACIES: 29 Conspiracy Theories from The Orphan Trilogy. To read more go to:  http://www.amazon.com/The-Orphan-Conspiracies-Conspiracy-Theories-ebook/dp/B00J4MPFT6/

Not all is as it seems!

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New refugee camp still closed to starving Somali refugees as supply airlift to Mogadishu is postponed

The media regularly reminds us of the billions of dollars in aid First World governments and international aid organizations grant annually to impoverished Third World nations.

The official story goes that Western nations are extremely generous in assisting the development of the Third World. And few would argue with this summary as even when countries like the UK, Germany or the US are in an economic slump, they are never shy of giving vast sums to poorer nations in times of need.

This is especially true when it comes organizing relief efforts for natural disasters. Major catastrophes like the Pakistan floods, the Haiti earthquake and the Indian Ocean tsunami are recent examples of massive amounts of aid being raised almost overnight.

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What if all this aid is not charitable, but completely selfish? What if it isn’t actually giving, but taking? What if all the generosity has serious strings attached – strings designed to fleece vulnerable nations?

And what if the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Bank and other such financial aid organizations are all gigantic scams designed to subjugate Third World countries?

Sounds ridiculous, right?

Wrong, many globalization commentators would contest.

Before we expand on this alternative version of international aid, we’d like to separate the aforementioned aid organizations and their ilk from the genuine aid and charity organizations. They are too many genuine organizations to list here, but they include the likes of Save the Children, Red Cross, Doctors Without Borders, CARE, Oxfam and Refugees Internationals. Whilst some of these organizations have their critics, most people would agree their intentions are noble, the services they deliver invaluable – often lifesaving – and the people delivering those services extremely conscientious and passionate about what they do.

 

To achieve this NWO and expand the super-secret Omega Agency, the founding members knew they needed to create enormous wealth in the quickest possible time. The easiest way to do that, in their view, was to siphon as many mineral riches as they could out of Third World countries. It was an age-old practice, tried and tested, but never before attempted on the enormous scale Omega was gearing up for.The Orphan Factory

 

The alternative version of international aid suggests that money given or loaned by international aid organizations like the IMF and the World Bank is no different to banks dolling out credit cards to individual customers. And just as banks offer credit to customers so that they (the banks) can make money, this theory also suggests these big, so-called aid organizations are purely profit-motivated and not remotely charitable.

Let’s explore this comparison a little deeper…

Banks know that some customers will pay off their credit cards quickly without incurring much interest. They also know a small percentage will have to be written off as bad debts, and they allow for this in their profit forecasts. However, the vast majority of customers who take on new credit cards will be indebted to the bank for months, years or even for the rest of their lives. Some of these customers will manage, barely, while some will be completely snowed under and one step away from bankruptcy.

Banks make the bulk of their profits by keeping most of their customers in this perpetual cycle of paying off interest, and that’s why they regularly offer customers more credit – even, or especially, customers who are already having trouble getting themselves out of the debt cycle and who can least afford it.

Following this analogy, on the international stage the World Bank, the IMF and Western governments are the equivalent of smaller, personal banks, and impoverished Third World nations are the equivalent of customers accepting and using credit cards. Overall, the rules are virtually identical – foster a reliance on credit amongst those you lend to then ensure the interest rates are so extreme the debt can never be paid off.

World Bank headquarters in Washington D.C. advertises ending poverty…Ironic perhaps?

Once poor Third World nations are beholden to lenders, First World governments and their allied corporations regularly demand favors in return. Those favors include relinquishing political control or simply turning a blind eye to the plunder of natural resources, or both. Manipulating the power structure of countries is done in a multitude of ways, including rigging elections, making under-the-table payments and organizing political assassinations.

When these nations are crushed, enslaved even, beneath mountains of debt, this creates enormous ongoing revenues for the lenders through high interest rates. It also allows for untold injustices to be perpetrated by major multinational corporations – injustices such as oil companies pumping toxins into rivers, logging companies destroying entire forests, pharmaceutical giants performing illegal human experimentation, manufacturers hiring people to work in inhumane conditions in sweat shops, and in some cases employing child labor.

 

“Western governments tax their citizens to fund the World Bank, lend this money to corrupt Third World dictators who abscond with the funds, and then demand repayment which is extracted through taxation from poor Third World citizens, rather than from the government officials responsible for the embezzlement. It is in essence a global transfer of wealth from the poor to the rich. Taxpayers around the world are forced to subsidize the lavish lifestyles of Third World dictators and highly-paid World Bank bureaucrats who don’t even pay income tax.” –Ron Paul’s statement at the World Bank Hearing, May 22, 2007

 

Overshadowing individual nations

Some of these dirty economic tactics used against vulnerable nations are examples of modern imperialism in action. This is especially true with the US, which as previously alluded to is in many ways the world’s last remaining superpower. With hundreds of military bases worldwide and untold intelligence agents strategically placed in almost every country on Earth, the American empire is unlike any other.

Unfortunately, America’s foreign activities all too often result in large amounts of collateral damage.

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) logo is seen at the IMF headquarters building during the 2013 Spring Meeting of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank in Washington, April 18, 2013. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

If we are ruffling any patriotic feathers in this chapter then you’re viewing it all wrong because the reality is no powerful country – be it the US or the UK, Russia or France – is immune to financial domination from the likes of the World Bank and the IMF. The recent financial austerity measures placed upon EU nations like Portugal, Greece and Spain are prime examples of this.

There’s no reason to suggest if a country like the US slipped into a deep enough economic recession that corrupt international financial organizations would not swoop to enslave Americans in a web of debt. In fact, many conspiracy theorists, and more than a few economists, believe this is already happening to America.

The key point is nearly all the decisions to commit these destructive acts against Third World countries are made above governmental level. And above countries, too. For it’s not about governments or countries, and it never was. It’s simply about the powerful global elite who secretly rule the media, the politicians, the political parties, the governments and ipso facto, the countries.

The privileged individuals and families who comprise the global elite will happily bankrupt their own countrymen, decimate their own community and evict their neighbors from houses in their desperate bid to increase their wealth.

 

“About 21,000 people die every day of hunger or hunger-related causes, according to the United Nations. This is one person every four seconds … Sadly, it is children who die most often. Yet there is plenty of food in the world for everyone. The problem is that hungry people are trapped in severe poverty. They lack the money to buy enough food to nourish themselves. Being constantly malnourished, they become weaker and often sick. This makes them increasingly less able to work, which then makes them even poorer and hungrier. This downward spiral often continues until death for them and their families.” –Official statement on the poverty.com website as at February 2014

 

End poverty now – or later…or much later

If you haven’t picked up on it already, we believe world poverty can be fixed. And fixed quickly.

Some of you may be doubting our sanity about now. At the very least, you’ll be thinking we are underestimating the task at hand, and that poverty’s far too big a challenge to solve any time soon.

But consider this for a moment: the United Nations Development Program estimated in 1998 that it would only cost an additional US$40 billion above current aid payments at the time to completely eradicate poverty as we know it. This figure was broken down as per the following necessary (US dollar) payments: $13 billion extra for every person on Earth to have enough food as well as access to basic health care; an additional $12 billion to cover reproductive health for all women worldwide; $6 billion extra to provide basic education for all; and an additional $9 billion to provide clean water and sanitation for every man, woman and child on the planet.

Now that $40 billion figure was in 1998 dollars, of course, and the world’s biggest problems have arguably gotten worse since then. So let’s allow for inflation and let’s also assume the UN underestimated the amount required.

Let’s say $200 billion dollars, or five times what the UN estimated, is needed over and above current aid payments. To our eyes, that seems a small price to pay for what would undoubtedly be the greatest moment in human history.

Two hundred billion is also a fraction of the cost governments of major nations like China, the US, Russia and the UK spend on their annual military budgets. By some estimates, the Afghanistan conflict alone has cost America more than a trillion dollars, with all wars since 9/11 said to have cost America several trillion dollars. However, waging wars is clearly a far bigger priority than ending poverty.

 

“It’s an amazing thing to think that ours is the first generation in history that really can end extreme poverty, the kind that means a child dies for lack of food in its belly. That should be seen as the most incredible, historic opportunity but instead it’s become a millstone around our necks. We let our own pathetic excuses about how it’s difficult justify our own inaction. Be honest. We have the science, the technology, and the wealth. What we don’t have is the will, and that’s not a reason that history will accept.” –Bono, interview to the World Association of Newspapers for World Press Freedom Day. May 3, 2004.

 

Profiting from war

Ever wonder why peace in certain countries like Afghanistan, Iraq and the Democratic Republic of Congo is never achieved no matter how many thousands of international peacekeepers are sent?

The answer may be that despite appearances, the world’s powers-that-be don’t actually want peace in those countries to be achieved any time soon.

Engaging in diplomatic talks and sending in UN peacekeepers is just a farce, apparently. According to our research, it’s far more lucrative for the global elite to keep wars going so the invaders can plunder resources for as long as they can. If we are correct in this analysis, then maybe wars like Afghanistan, Iraq and Vietnam were not about winning, but something else. Something much more sinister.

More than any other region on the planet, Africa’s probably the best example of these vicious, imperialistic strategies. Unfortunately for Africa it has many, many resources the outside world wants, needs and will kill to get its hands on. Resources like its vast water reserves, unlimited land, oil and precious metals such as gold, diamonds, cobalt and uranium to name a few. Not to mention the continent’s wildlife and cheap human labor.

U2’s lead singer Bono possibly summarized it best in a 2004 speech he gave at the University of Pennsylvania when he said, “Africa needs justice as much as it needs charity.”

In The Ninth Orphan, we wrote the following pertinent paragraphs about the African continent:

As the seemingly well-intentioned French journalist spoke about Africas scarcity and its limited resources, Nine smiled to himself almost condescendingly. He considered such statements an absolute joke. Africa did not, nor did it ever have, limited resources.

Nine knew something the journalist obviously didnt: Africa was the most abundantly resourced continent on the planet bar none. Like the despots who ruled much of the region, and the foreign governments who propped them up, he knew there was more than enough wealth in Africas mineral resources such as gold, diamonds and oil not to mention the land that nurtured these resources for every man, woman and child.

He thought it unfortunate Africa had never been able to compete on a level playing field. The continents almost unlimited resources were the very reason foreigners had meddled in African affairs for the past century or more. Nine knew it was Omegas plan, and that of other greedy organizations, to siphon as much wealth as they could out of vulnerable Third World countries, especially in Africa.

The same organizations had the formula down pat: they indirectly started civil wars in mineral-rich regions by providing arms to opposing local factions, and sometimes even helped to create famines, in order to destabilize African countries. This made the targeted countries highly vulnerable to international control. Once the outside organizations had divided and conquered, they were then able to plunder the country’s resources.

The defeated eyes of the starving children on screen reminded Nine of his fellow orphans growing up in the Pedemont Orphanage. Although he had never experienced malnutrition, he knew what it was like to be born into a living hell.

Sadly, since The Ninth Orphan was published in 2011, not much has changed in Africa; international governments, multinational corporations and the likes of the World Bank and the IMF continue to profit from Africa’s vulnerability.

Wars in numerous African countries continue to go unchallenged and untold millions are raped, killed, maimed and starved while the rest of the world just looks on. It has become such a repetitious story in Africa that wars in the region rarely make international headlines anymore.

Conflict in Africa…all too familiar.

Divide and conquer. That’s the global elite’s proven strategy when it comes to its treatment of Third World countries in Africa and indeed throughout the world. Or, to put it another way, order out of chaos is the global elite’s favored tactic. They engineer chaos by financing both sides of revolutions, movements and civil wars then create order by providing solutions to governments and citizens in these war-torn countries.

To quote the British group James from their 2008 song Ha Ma: “War is just about business.”

 

Confessions of an Economic Hit Man

One of the best testimonies toward this conspiracy against Third World nations is John Perkins’ 2004 bestselling book Confessions of an Economic Hit Man.

The book mentions how it’s no longer necessary to invade other countries to plunder their resources. Now there are other easier ways to achieve this.

Much of the old invade-and-occupy strategy has been replaced by economics.As JFK once said, it’s now about “infiltration instead of invasion,” and there are many ways to successfully infiltrate a nation. It can be done by owning politicians and thereby subtly implementing policies, or it can be done by buying a nation’s media and feeding that nation’s citizens propaganda.

Confessions of an Economic Hit Man describes how mysterious independent contractors known as economic hit men cheat poor countries all over the world out of trillions of dollars. They’re paid large sums to creatively influence and/or bribe leading politicians in developing nations to make policy changes that suit multinational corporations. These policy changes usually revolve around either giving up the developing nation’s resources to offshore interests or accepting large Halliburton-esque building contracts.

Perkins describes how the main job of an economic hit man is to persuade the leaders of Third World nations to accept multi-billion dollar development loans from (guess who?) the IMF and World Bank – that’s right, the usual suspects!

Once economic hit men have carried out a hit on a nation, the US doesn’t need to invade that nation or, indeed, do anything more. The profits automatically flow into the US while all the hard work is done by the impoverished citizens of the targeted nation.

Perkins claims he was formerly one of these economic hit men and was hired by America’s National Security Agency (NSA) to carry out hits against vulnerable and mineral-rich Third World countries.

As Perkins writes in the book’s preface: “Economic hit men (EHMs) are highly-paid professionals, who cheat countries around the globe out of trillions of dollars. They funnel money from the World Bank, the US Agency for International Development (USAID), and other foreign aid organizations into the coffers of huge corporations and the pockets of a few wealthy families who control the planet’s natural resources. Their tools included fraudulent financial reports, rigged elections, payoffs, extortion, sex, and murder. They play a game as old as empire, but one that has taken on new and terrifying dimensions during this time of globalization. I should know; I was an EHM.”

As a result of his tenure of many years as an EHM, of which he expresses much guilt, Perkins claims in the book that the developing nations he worked in were in the end crippled economically and virtually remote-controlled politically.

Interestingly, in the epilogue to the 2006 edition of Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, Perkins writes that the supposedly generous offer by G8 nations to wipe all Third World debt was a trick. He states the catch was that to erase all their debts these countries would be forced to privatize almost all their assets, including electricity, water, education and health. Perkins argues this would potentially leave these countries worse off in the long run.

In 2009, a documentary film titled Apologies of an Economic Hit Man was released. It includes poignant interviews with Perkins. The film, which was directed by Stelios Kouloglou, was shown at film festivals around the world.

Perkins’ confessions serve as an important reminder that the winner takes all mindset at the root of capitalism is a poison if left unchecked. That’s not to say capitalism is bad per sē, or that a more refined version of it cannot work effectively. Nor does it mean the world should move toward socialism or communism, which have both proven throughout history to be just as disastrous. But surely the world’s recent financial catastrophes and the bankrupting of individuals, families, small businesses, communities and entire nations, must make even the most ardent capitalist examine his or her beliefs.

 

“We are opposed around the world by a monolithic and ruthless conspiracy that relies primarily on covert means for expanding its sphere of influence – on infiltration instead of invasion, on subversion instead of elections, on intimidation instead of free choice, on guerrillas by night instead of armies by day. It is a system which has conscripted vast human and material resources into the building of a tightly knit, highly efficient machine that combines military, diplomatic, intelligence, economic, scientific and political operations. Its preparations are concealed, not published. Its mistakes are buried, not headlined. Its dissenters are silenced not praised. No expenditure is questioned, no rumor is printed, no secret is revealed.”–President John F. Kennedy, speech to the American Newspaper Publishers Association. April 27, 1961, New York City.

 

We accept that a lot of the ideas in this chapter seem very extreme. Many of our readers will no doubt find it hard, or perhaps impossible, to believe world leaders could view nations like Haiti, Somalia and Cambodia as being nothing other than money-spinners.

In attempting to understand how the global elite think, we would draw your attention to National Security Memorandum 200, a recently declassified document headed ‘Implications for Worldwide Population Growth for US Security & Overseas Interests’ and dated 10 December 10, 1974. In it, National Security consultant (and favorite of old boy networks like Bilderberg, CFR and Bohemian Grove) Henry Kissinger, states, “Depopulation should be the highest priority of US foreign policy towards the Third World,” to secure mineral resources for the US.

Exactly how depopulation of the Third World was to be accomplished wasn’t specified in the document. Kissinger may have favored obvious methods like keeping certain countries in perpetual states of war, famine and scarcity. Or the depopulation he encouraged could perhaps be achieved through something much more nefarious – possibly even something along the lines of the purposeful spread of AIDS, which was a conspiracy theory mentioned in chapter 15.

Either way, Kissinger’s statement is both scary and profound. If depopulation is on the table then fleecing the Third World of all its riches and keeping its citizens impoverished actually seems benign by comparison.

But listen, maybe we just don’t understand the world we’re in. Who knows, perhaps the mad pursuit of profits at all costs will eventually rid the world of poverty, and maybe certain economists, Far Right politicians and libertarians are right when they say unregulated capitalism is the answer.

Possibly that free market approach will give everybody the opportunity to become super rich no matter where they live – in which case perhaps pure capitalism without any social reforms whatsoever isn’t thebullet to the head that we common people think it is…

 

Read more in The Orphan Conspiracies: 29 Conspiracy Theories from The Orphan Trilogy – available now via Amazon at: http://www.amazon.com/The-Orphan-Conspiracies-Conspiracy-Theories-ebook/dp/B00J4MPFT6/

A book that’s for the common people.

 

Not all is what it seems! –James & Lance

 

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