Peter Dale Scott: "Since at least 1950 there has been a global CIA-drug connection operating more or less continuously. Especially with the passage of time, this connection has contributed to unexplained deep events and the consolidation of the global dominance mentality, at home as well as abroad. More specifically, the global drug connection is a factor underlying such unexplained deep events as the J[blocked] assassination, the second Tonkin Gulf incident of 1964, and Iran-Contra.
The global drug connection is not just a lateral connection between CIAfield operatives and their drug-trafficking contacts. It is moresignificantly a global financial complex of hot money unitingprominent business, financial and government as well as underworld figures. It maintains its own political influence by the systematic supply of illicit finances, favors and even sex to politicians around the world, including leaders of both parties in the United States. The result is a system that might be called indirect empire, one that, in its search for foreign markets and resources, is satisfied to subvert existing governance without imposing a progressive alternative."
Peter Dale Scott (born 11 January 1929) is a Canadian born, former English professor at the University of California, Berkeley, a former diplomat and a poet.
Scott has written about the role of the "deep state" (as opposed to the "public state").
Of Scott's book, American War Machine: Deep Politics, the CIA Global Drug Connection, and the Road to Afghanistan (2010) Daniel Ellsberg commented: "I said of Scott's last brilliant take on this subject, Drugs, Oil and War, that 'It makes most academic and journalistic explanations of our past and current interventions read like government propaganda written for children.'
The War Conspiracy (1972, out of print)
The Assassinations: Dallas and Beyond (in collaboration, 1976, ISBN 0-394-40107-7)
Crime and Cover-Up: The CIA, the Mafia, and the Dallas-Watergate Connection (1977, ISBN 0-87867-066-1)
Introduction to Henrik Kruger's The Great Heroin Coup: Drugs, Intelligence, & International Fascism (1980, ISBN 0-89608-031-5)
The Iran-Contra Connection (in collaboration, 1987, ISBN 0-89608-291-1)
Cocaine Politics: Drugs, Armies, and the CIA in Central America (in collaboration, 1991, 1998, ISBN 0-520-21449-8)
Deep Politics and the Death of J[blocked] (1993, 1996, ISBN 0-520-20519-7)
Deep Politics Two: Essays on Oswald, Mexico, and Cuba (1995, 2007, ISBN 0-9790099-4-4)
Drugs Oil and War (2003, ISBN 0-7425-2522-8)
The Road to 9/11: Wealth, Empire and the Future of America (September 2007, ISBN 0-520-23773-0)
The War Conspiracy: J[blocked], 911, and the Deep Politics of War (2008 reissue and expansion of 1972 edition) (July 2008, ISBN 978-0-9801213-6-0)
American War Machine: Deep Politics, the CIA Global Drug Connection, and the Road to Afghanistan (November 2010 - ISBN 978-0-7425-5594-5)
Peter Dale Scott is our most fearless and illuminating chronicler of the lethal and mysterious web of unaccountable violence linking government to organized crime, the drug trade, state terror, and eventuating in disastrous wars. Read this extraordinary book to understand why this country finds itself gridlocked in Afghanistan, yet another costly quagmire, because a small cabal at the top is still dedicated to the mirage of American global dominance. (Falk, Richard )
Peter Dale Scott writes with his inimitable eloquence about the intersection between U.S. covert operations and international narcotics trafficking and its destructive undermining of American democracy. The past half-century of drug politics—and the country’s complicit acceptance of the violence it has spawned—is an ominous portent for our present and future. American War Machine should be required reading for anyone who wants to understand the upper- and underworld marriage that drives contemporary foreign policy. (Sally Denton )
Peter Dale Scott flashes a bright light on a dark illicit world of lowly thugs and high-placed political and moneyed cabals. Thoroughly researched and deeply informed, this book makes for an intriguing read. (Parenti, Michael )
I said of Scott's last brilliant take on this subject, Drugs, Oil and War, that 'It makes most academic and journalistic explanations of our past and current interventions read like government propaganda written for children.' Now Scott has written an even better book. Read it! (Daniel Ellsberg )
In Scott's view, the American military-industrial complex so feared by Eisenhower has grown into a military-industrial-corporate behemoth. This 'overclass,' often functioning independently from the official elected government, has spearheaded countless actions that it perceives to be in the best interest of perpetuating American hegemony. With exhaustive research and extremely persuasive arguments, Scott (The Road to 9/11) seeks to prove that the funding and motivation behind America's assertion of global supremacy can be traced to drugs. Drug money fueled American actions in Laos and Vietnam during the Cold War, American support of the mujahedeen in Afghanistan in the 80s, and defines American political action in Latin America and present-day Afghanistan. By looking at covert activity and recorded history through the lens of American global dominance, Scott makes a terrifyingly compelling case; he asks readers to consider what actions taken in the last 50 years have not benefited America's military-industrial complex, such an integral part of the global economy. . . . [His] carefully structured arguments never fail to interest or disturb. (Publishers Weekly Starred Review )
Scott has written a provocative account of CIA machinations and their link to spikes in global drug production, war and terrorism. His chapters on Thailand and the Far East are especially well-grounded and of great use to historians....[Scott] is a creative thinker who deserves credit for delving into the netherworld of clandestine operations and global corruption which most academics choose to ignore....At his core, Scott is an idealist who believes that in exposing the sinister forces accounting for the spread of unnecessary violence, an aroused citizenry can mobilize to rein them in. The stakes today are especially high, because if left unchecked, the pattern of warfare and destabilization which Scott describes may lead to a global confrontation of truly catastrophic proportions as well as irreversible environmental damage and the economic bankruptcy of the United States. (History News Network )
Posted - 01 Jul 2012 : 08:23:41 AM easy and potentially psycho-emotionally damaging for your type to stay in this threads "space" for too long oddy, hope you give yourself distance from it, through breaks of mirth and lightness.
If you're going to tell people the truth, be funny or they'll kill you. - Billy Wilder
Posted - 30 Jun 2012 : 11:19:36 AM Prison Population and Prisoners per 100,000 People, by Country Ranked by Highest to Lowest Incarceration Rate (per 100,000 people)
Prison Prisoners Per Rank Country/Region Population 100,000 People ------- ---------------------------- --------------- --------------------- 1 United States 2,186,230 prisoners or 738 / 100,000 2 Russia 869,814 611 3 St Kitts and Nevis 214 547 4 Turkmenistan 22,000 489 5 Cuba 55,000 487 6 Belize 1,359 487 7 Bahamas 1,500 462 8 Belarus 41,583 426 9 Dominica 289 419 10 Barbados 997 367 11 Panama 11,649 364 12 Ukraine 165,716 356 13 Suriname 1,600 356 14 Singapore 15,038 350 15 Botswana 6,259 348 16 Maldives 1,125 343 17 Kazakhstan 49,292 340 18 South Africa 157,402 335
Posted - 30 Jun 2012 : 10:56:43 AM Death Rates of Young People Worldwide
Posted - 22 Jun 2012 : 06:16:46 AM dear god...........you never imagined that the health industry and drug pushers supplying them have any interest in your good health?...that would be a financial disaster. Cures are a disaster, unless there is no longer much profit left in the disease.
How many people are directly and indirectly employed in cancer research?.........how many billions of dollars in expensive equipment invested, how many billions of dollars in drug profits to treat cancer?.............. Jesus, the weapons businessmen put their money straight into pharmaceuticals at the end of the cold war.......the second most profitable industry on the planet.
i'll get to you latest vid collections this weekend
If you're going to tell people the truth, be funny or they'll kill you. - Billy Wilder
Posted - 22 Jun 2012 : 02:23:10 AM Cancer Epidemic
Posted - 21 Jun 2012 : 03:55:38 AM Do you ever wonder why the US have the highest rate of cancer, obesity, diabetes in the world?
And why the US have the highest number of health care providers per capita?
And why the US health care is the most expensive in the world?
And why there are more US children today with cancer or autism than ever before?
Fluoride in the water? Aspartam in "light" soft drinks? Female hormones in meat? Pesticides on fruits and vegetables? Copious amounts of salt and sugar in most packaged foods? Mass delivery of prescriptions drugs to counteract the effects of all the above?
The food industry and the health care / pharmaceutical industry... love you.
Posted - 21 Jun 2012 : 03:39:22 AM Fluoride is a poison - toxic waste - primary ingredient of rat poison.
Fluoride in the water.... Smiling your way to retardation, chronic diseases, cancer... The "Mass Medication" Of Americans Through Tap Water Is Done For The Purpose Of Toxic Industrial Waste Disposal... Fluoride has to be dumped somewhere... As always, the more obvious it is, the less people can see...
Read the label on your Fluoride Toothpaste : "if accidentally ingested, contact poison control center". Good luck with that tap water...
Polyarchy and its procedures by itself may be insufficient for achieving full democracy. For example, poor people may be unable to participate in the political process.
Moreover, perceived polyarchies -such as the United States- may bar a substantial number of its citizens from participating in its national electoral process. For example, more than four million U.S. citizens residing in the U.S. territories (such as Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands) are excluded from participating in the election of any voting-member of Congress, which are the political bodies that hold ultimate sovereignty over them.
When, in the 1940s, Joseph Schumpeter argued that ordinary citizens should limit their participation in a democracy to electing its leaders, he was effectively arguing for polyarchy. This contrasts with the view presented in the eighteenth century by Rousseau, that the health of a polity depended on active citizen involvement in all aspects of governance. According to Schumpeter, massive political participation is regarded as undesirable and even dangerous. Schumpeter thought that the electoral masses are incapable of political participation other than voting for their leaders. He claimed most political issues are so remote from the daily lives of ordinary people, that they can not make sound judgements about opinions, policies and ideologies.
In Preface to Democratic Theory (1956) Dahl argues that an increase in citizen political involvement may not always be beneficial for polyarchy. An increase in the political participation of members of "lower" socioeconomic classes, for example, could reduce the support for the basic norms of polyarchy, because members of those classes are more pre-disposed to be authoritarian-minded.
In a discussion of contemporary British foreign policy, Mark Curtis stated that "Polyarchy is generally what British leaders mean when they speak of promoting 'democracy' abroad. This is a system in which a small group actually rules and mass participation is confined to choosing leaders in elections managed by competing elites."
Posted - 14 Jun 2012 : 03:10:48 AM KGB Agent Tells You What The Illusion Is !
i want to emphasise this clip...once again; what i noticed was that this guy was spot on , over and over and over again.......talking about the 2008 crisis, the collapse of fannie may and freddy mac..the bursting housing bubble and the havoc it created...
........so this compilation show exactly what peter schiff said in the media.......and also the mocking laughter and ridicule he received from other o called economic experts.
........very much reminds me of how the media and even fellow republicans titter and roll their eyes when ron paul speaks.......as though they are listening to the retarded guy.