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12. I would say though that it not only became more obvious under Bush
Edited on Sun Feb-03-08 09:26 AM by Time for change
but it also got a lot worse.

The invasion and occupation of Iraq has taken the "blood on our hands" to a new level, with more than a million deaths and more than 4 million refugees. And there have been significant differences in our actions depending upon who our president has been.

For example, John Perkins notes in his book one U.S. president who served during the time period of his book who bucked the system. Commenting upon the unfortunate failure of Jimmy Carter to win re-election in 1980, he said:

A president whose greatest goal was world peace and who was dedicated to reducing U.S. Dependence on oil was replaced by a man who believed that the United States rightful place was at the top of a world pyramid held up my military muscle, and that controlling oil fields wherever they existed was part of our Manifest Destiny. A president who installed solar panels on White House roofs was replaced by one who, immediately upon occupying the Oval Office, had them removed.

Carter may have been an ineffective politician, but he had a vision for America that was consistent with the one defined in our Declaration of Independence. In retrospect, he now seems naively archaic, a throwback to the ideals that molded this nation and drew so many of our grandparents to her shores. When we compare him to his immediate predecessors and successors, he is an anomaly. His world view was inconsistent with that of the EHMs. Reagan, on the other hand, was most definitely a global empire builder; a servant of the corporatocracy

Perkins notes that the airplane crash death of Ecuadorian president Jaime Roldos occurred shortly after Reagan took office; and the president of Panama, Omar Torrijos, who re-negotiated with President Carter the Panama Canal Treaty that the Reagan administration so despised, died in another airplane crash a few months later.

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  -Connection between State-Sponsored Terror, Corporate Greed and Economic Shock Therapy Time for change  Feb-02-08 08:56 PM   #0 
  - And the American people, post 9/11, just couldn't understand why such an evil act  tavalon   Feb-02-08 11:51 PM   #1 
  - I would say though that it not only became more obvious under Bush  Time for change   Feb-03-08 09:25 AM   #12 
     - And when BCCI started being investigated Salem Bin Laden died in a plane crash in TEXAS.  blm   Feb-03-08 07:17 PM   #24 
  - I just started Klein's book.  Dr.Phool   Feb-02-08 11:51 PM   #2 
  - Yes, it is very depressing reading  Time for change   Feb-03-08 11:14 AM   #14 
  - *bookmarking for tomorrow*...  Psyop Samurai   Feb-02-08 11:53 PM   #3 
  - Thank you  Time for change   Feb-03-08 02:08 PM   #18 
     - *on return*... Excellent piece, vast in scope and implication,...  Psyop Samurai   Feb-03-08 10:41 PM   #32 
        - Hope  Time for change   Feb-04-08 09:28 AM   #33 
           - Your perspective is very helpful to me...  Psyop Samurai   Feb-04-08 10:58 AM   #34 
  - Just Finished reading "The Shock Doctrine"  sutz12   Feb-02-08 11:57 PM   #4 
  - It's one of the best and most important books I've ever read.  Time for change   Feb-03-08 06:30 PM   #22 
  - K&R Your articles are an invaluable aid to understanding the history...  puebloknot   Feb-03-08 02:56 AM   #5 
  - Thank you very much puebloknot  Time for change   Feb-03-08 07:11 PM   #23 
  - KNR  leveymg   Feb-03-08 03:39 AM   #6 
  - Great post  malaise   Feb-03-08 04:17 AM   #7 
  - I didn't know about Jamaica - that's a shame  Time for change   Feb-03-08 07:41 PM   #25 
  - K&R, maybe we are deluding ourselves to think that...  AntiFascist   Feb-03-08 04:28 AM   #8 
  - Connection between State-Sponsored Terror, Corporate Greed and Economic "Shock Therapy"  Ghost Dog   Feb-03-08 05:34 AM   #9 
  - I'm glad you mentioned Antonia Juhasz's book.  mmonk   Feb-03-08 06:13 AM   #10 
  - Yes, me too -- two of the best books I've ever read  Time for change   Feb-03-08 08:08 PM   #26 
  - Important reading  Fearful   Feb-03-08 07:46 AM   #11 
  - excellent!  leftchick   Feb-03-08 10:45 AM   #13 
  - You damn Lefties!  reprehensor   Feb-03-08 11:16 AM   #15 
  - Hey - Pull this together in a REAL article for Common Dreams  Phred42   Feb-03-08 12:17 PM   #16 
  - Thank you --  Time for change   Feb-03-08 08:25 PM   #28 
     - Submit it to Common Dreams, AlterNet, OpEd, Buzzflash,......  Phred42   Feb-03-08 09:46 PM   #31 
  - Great post! K&R  Desertrose   Feb-03-08 12:19 PM   #17 
  - My ignorant suspicions confirmed! n/t  lisainmilo   Feb-03-08 03:07 PM   #19 
  - This is an excellent compendium of which narrows the conclusions to be drawn.  Larry Ogg   Feb-03-08 03:16 PM   #20 
  - Yep - All one needs to do is read BCCI and the facists' blueprint for the agenda is  blm   Feb-03-08 08:10 PM   #27 
  - Thank you Larry -- I'm inclined to go with your conclusion # 1  Time for change   Feb-03-08 08:42 PM   #29 
  - K&R - Everyone should read "Shock Doctine" if they can  Starfury   Feb-03-08 04:02 PM   #21 
  - Yes, it should be  Time for change   Feb-03-08 08:48 PM   #30 
  - kick  yurbud   Feb-04-08 01:19 PM   #35 

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