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JohnyCanuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-03-08 09:19 AM
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Kissinger: "Control oil and you control nations; control food and you control the people."

Reviewing F. William Engdahl's "Seeds of Destruction" (Part I)

Bill Engdahl is a leading researcher, economist and analyst of the New World Order who's written on issues of energy, politics and economics for over 30 years. He contributes regularly to publications like Japan's Nihon Keizai Shimbun, Foresight magazine, Grant's Investor.com, European Banker and Business Banker International. He's also a frequent speaker at geopolitical, economic and energy related international conferences and is a distinguished Research Associate of the Centre for Research on Globalization where he's a regular contributor.

Engdahl also wrote two important books - "A Century of War: Anglo-American Oil Politics and the New World Order" in 2004. It's an essential history of geopolitics and the importance of oil. Engdahl explains that America's post-WW II dominance rests on two pillars and one commodity - unchallengeable military power and the dollar as the world's reserve currency combined with the quest to control global oil and other energy resources.

Engdahl's newest book is just out from the Centre for Research on Globalization. It's a sequel to his first one called "Seeds of Destruction: The Hidden Agenda of Genetic Manipulation" and subject of this review. It's the diabolical story of how Washington and four Anglo-American agribusiness giants plan world domination by patenting life forms to gain worldwide control of our food supply and why that prospect is chilling. The book's compelling contents are reviewed below in-depth so readers will know the type future Henry Kissinger had in mind in 1970 when he said: "Control oil and you control nations; control food and you control the people."

Remember also, this cabal is one of many interconnected ones with fearsome power and ruthless intent to use it - Big Banks controlling the Federal Reserve and our money, Big Oil our world energy resources, Big Media our information, Big Pharma our health, Big Technology our state-of-the-art everything and watching us, Big Defense our wars, Big Pentagon waging them, and other corporate predators exploiting our lives for profit. Engdahl's book focuses brilliantly on one of them. To fully cover its vital contents, this review will be in three parts for more detail and to make it easily digestible.

Continued at: http://www.smirkingchimp.com/thread/11853
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C_U_L8R Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-03-08 09:32 AM
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1. And the people say back...
Edited on Thu Jan-03-08 09:37 AM by C_U_L8R
fuck with our food and we will overthrow you.

(you'd think these clowns never took a single history class)
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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-03-08 09:39 AM
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2. ADM and Monsanto heartily agree
Looks like an interesting article, I'll read it a bit later.

Thanks for posting.
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DCKit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-03-08 10:42 AM
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5. Kissinger was their inspiration.
Genetic manipulation, their nuclear weapon.
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shain from kane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-03-08 09:48 AM
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3. Control Henry Kissinger, and you might have peace in this world.
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JustABozoOnThisBus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-03-08 09:48 AM
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4. And when Big Oil absorbs Big Alcohol ...
Once they gain control of all refineries and distilleries, the food supply is managed by tweaking the inputs to the distillery.

Big farms will sell to the big bidder, and that will be "energy".

Bon apetit.
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shadowknows69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-03-08 10:45 AM
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6. "He who controls the spice, controls the universe."
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ladjf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-03-08 11:14 AM
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7. Well, isn't that smart! Why is anyone paying attention to this old
crook?
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JohnyCanuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-03-08 08:58 PM
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15. Because...
the statement from this old crook (Henry K) summarizes what exactly is behind the drive behind the likes of Monsanto etc. to push Genetically Modified crops and foodstuffs onto consumers around the world whether they are wanted or not or whether they are needed or not. It is not to feed the world's starving, nor is it to make Old MacDonald's family run farm easier to run and more profitable for old farmer MacDonald, nor to make more nutritious foods cheaply available in supermarkets and food stores. It is to enable a few multinational corporations to exert control and world domination by controlling through patents etc. the crops and foods the world's population eats to survive.

This is from Part II of the review now posted at www.SmirkingChimp.com (the OP was Part I):

Enter what Engdahl called the "great train robbery" with Kissinger the culprit. He decided US agriculture policy was "too important to be left in the hands of the Agriculture Department" so he took control of it himself. The world desperately needed grain, America had the greatest supply, and the scheme was to use this power to "radically change world food markets and food trade." The big winners were grain traders like Cargill, Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) and Continental Grain that were helped by Kissinger's "new food diplomacy (to create) a global agriculture market for the first time." Food would "reward friends and punish enemies," and ties between Washington and business lay at the heart of the strategy.

The global food market was being reorganized, corporate interests were favored, political advantage was exploited, and the 1990s "gene revolution" groundwork was laid. Rockefeller interests and its Foundation were to play the decisive role as events unfolded over the next two decades. It began under Nixon as the cornerstone of his farm policy, free trade was the mantra, corporate grain traders were the beneficiaries, and family farms had to go so agribusiness giants could take over.

Bankrupting them was the plan to remove an "excess (of) human resources." Engdahl called it a "thinly veiled form of food imperialism" as part of a scheme for the US to become "the world granary." The family farm was to become the "factory farm," and agriculture was to be "agribusiness" to be dominated by a few corporate giants with incestuous ties to Washington.

Dollar devaluation was also part of the scheme under Nixon's New Economic Plan (NEP) that included closing the gold window in 1971 to let the currency float freely. Developing nations were targeted as well with the idea that they forget about being food-sufficient in grains and beef, rely on America for key commodities, and concentrate instead on small fruits, sugar and vegetables for export. Earned foreign exchange could then buy US imports and repay IMF and World Bank loans that create a never-ending cycle of debt slavery. GATT was also used and later the WTO with corporate-written rules for their own bottom line interests.

http://www.smirkingchimp.com/thread/11878

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roguevalley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-03-08 03:22 PM
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8. put Kissinger in jail and you improve the world
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fascisthunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-03-08 03:23 PM
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9. DUzy!!!!!
nominated
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eppur_se_muova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-03-08 06:11 PM
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10. Such noble sentiments. Henry has surpassed Gandhi in moral stature. nt
:sarcasm: (to clarify for the :sarcasm:-impaired)
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otherlander Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-03-08 06:12 PM
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11. Self-delete
Edited on Thu Jan-03-08 06:12 PM by otherlander
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OnceUponTimeOnTheNet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-03-08 06:22 PM
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12. There should be a Missing Repucklican thread for the likes of these~

Where are these cock sucking bots today? Vicky Toensing and the love of her life, Joey DiGenova?
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OnceUponTimeOnTheNet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-03-08 07:32 PM
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13. To Hell with being bipartisan, The likes of Toensing,DiGenova, et Kissinger
Must be kicked to the ditch. No big tent for me. These a~holes ought to be held to account.
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pleah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-03-08 08:25 PM
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14. And, the rethugs are doing both.
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JohnyCanuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-03-08 10:01 PM
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16. Part II of the review
Reviewing F. William Engdahl's "Seeds of Destruction" - Part II

by Stephen Lendman


William Engdahl's book is a diabolical account of how four Anglo-American agribusiness giants plan world domination by patenting life forms to gain worldwide control of our food supply and our lives. This review is in three in-depth parts. Part I is available here. Part II follows below.

Washington Launches the GMO Revolution

The roots of the story go back decades, but Engdahl explains the science of "biological and genetic-modification of plants and other life forms first" came out of US research labs in the 1970s when no one noticed. They soon would because the Reagan administration was determined to make America dominant in this emerging field. The biotech agribusiness industry was especially favored, and companies in the early 1980s raced to develop GMO plants, livestock and GMO-based animal drugs. Washington made it easy for them with an unregulated, business-friendly climate that persisted ever since under Republicans and Democrats alike.

Food safety and public health issues aren't considered vital if they conflict with profits. So the entire population is being used as lab rats for these completely new, untested and potentially hazardous products. And leading the effort to develop them is a company with a "long record of fraud, cover-up, bribery," deceit and disdain for the public interest - Monsanto.

Its first product was saccharin that was later proved to be a carcinogen. It then got into chemicals, plastics and became notorious for Agent Orange that was used to defoliate Vietnam jungles in the 1960s and 1970s and exposed hundreds of thousands of civilians and US troops to deadly dioxin, one of the most toxic of all known compounds.

Along with others in the industry, Monsanto is also a shameless polluter. It has a history of secretly dumping some of the most lethal substances known in water and soil and getting away with it. Today on its web site, however, the company ignores its record and calls itself "an agricultural company (applying) innovation and technology to help farmers around the world be successful, produce healthier foods, better animal feeds and more fiber, while also reducing agriculture's impact on our environment." Engdahl proves otherwise in his thorough research that's covered below in detail.

http://www.smirkingchimp.com/thread/11878
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JohnyCanuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-05-08 08:15 PM
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17. And here is Part III
Food is Power

Rockefeller Foundation funding was the Gene Revolution's catalyst in 1985 with big aims - to learn if GMO plants were commercially feasible and if so spread them everywhere. It was the "new eugenics" and the culmination of earlier research from the 1930s. It was also based on the idea that human problems can be "solved by genetic and chemical manipulations....as the ultimate means of social control and social engineering." Foundation scientists sought ways to do it by reducing infinite life complexities to "simple, deterministic and predictive models" under their diabolical scheme - mapping gene structures to "correct social and moral problems including crime, poverty, hunger and political instability." With the development of essential genetic engineering techniques in 1973, they were on their way.

They're based on what's called recombitant DNA (rDNA), and it works by genetically introducing foreign DNA into plants to create genetically modified organisms, but not without risks. London Institute of Science in Society chief biologist, Dr. Mae-Wan Ho, explained the dangers because the process is imprecise. "It is uncontrollable and unreliable, and typically ends up damaging and scrambling the host genome, with entirely unpredictable consequences" that might unleash a deadly unrecallable "Andromeda Strain." Research continued anyway amidst lies that risks were minimal and a promised future lay ahead. All that mattered were huge potential profits and geopolitical gain so let the good times roll and the chips fall where they may.

One project was to map the rice genome. It launched a 17 year effort to spread GMO rice around the world with Rockefeller Foundation money behind it. It spent millions funding 46 worldwide science labs. It also financed the training of hundreds of graduate students and developed an "elite fraternity" of top scientific researchers at Foundation-backed research institutes. It was a diabolical scheme aiming big - to control the staple food for 2.4 billion people and in the process destroy the biological diversity of over 140,000 developed varieties that can withstand droughts, pests and grow in every imaginable climate.

Asia was the prime target, and Engdahl explained the sinister tale of a Philippines-based Foundation-funded institute (IRRI). It had a gene bank with "every significant rice variety known" that comprised one-fifth of them all. IRRI let agribusiness giants illegally use the seeds for exclusive patented genetic modification so they could introduce them in markets and dominate them by requiring farmers be licensed and forced to pay annual royalty fees.

By 2000, a successful "Golden Rice" was developed that was beta-carotene (Vitamin A) enriched. It was marketed on the fraudulent claim that a daily bowl could prevent blindness and other Vitamin A deficiencies. It was a scam as other products are far better sources of this nutrient and to get enough of it from any type rice requires eating an impossible nine kilograms daily (about 20 pounds). Nonetheless, gene revolution backers were ready for their next move: "the consolidation of global control over humankind's food supply" with a new tool to do it - the WTO. Corporate giants wrote its rules favoring them at the expense of developing nations shut out.

http://www.smirkingchimp.com/thread/11910
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blues90 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-05-08 08:30 PM
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18.  This really makes one wonder how a newborn can develope into
Such murderous , incidious freaks . Far beyond the common murderer we find in society as far as the depths of power they seek .

Kissinger and all the others with power and control on their minds and they live on seemingly for ever .
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