In late March 1980, on board a luxury boat in the Virgin Island, Mr. John Perkins, accompanied by his young assistant, Mary, was on vacation he took to calm his nerves from the stress of his unusual job. On one of his trips, specifically on the “Frances Drake” channel that separates the two parts: the American and the British from the islands, the coastal reflections of this forty man carried a fateful, dangerous, and equally simple decision.
In the “Drake” channel, that name was given in honor of Sir Francis Drake, the English vice admiral, slave merchant, politician, civil and engineer of the Elizabethan era, as a result of his defeat of the Spanish fleets that carried the gold of the New Earth, there where “Perkins” encountered the memories of the old colonists And they feed on the fortunes of the lower peoples, just as he and his peers – as economic pirates – do in the “Main” company, in a long story that will be ended by the pain of conscience.
John says: “I remembered at that time some of the things that I had deliberately ignored in the past in order not to haunt my conscience .. I did not leave these feelings. I was angry at the voices that came to me from the past and the way I had always justified my greed” (1). “Perkins” passes his boat on another island, leaves his boat for “Mary” and takes a simple canoe to dock on the shore of “St. John”, climbs its simple mountain and looks at his sailboat near it.
“I also enslaved slaves. For ten years, I was the successor to these ancestors of men who pulled slaves from the forests of Africa to ships waiting on the shore.”
The American elderly were a brilliant economist, specialized in luring developing countries into development projects to dump them in debt, and then control them politically after killing them economically. After this, they only have subordination to their American master, but he describes himself as “the newest model in this path and the most elusive,” In my life I have not seen dead bodies, have not smelled rotten flesh, and have not heard cries of pain. But what I have done is the same evil..Perhaps in the final analysis I see myself as more criminal and evil.
Once again, the economic pirate turns his gaze at the place he treads alone, seeing the traces of his English ancestors when tyrannical invaders trampled her land, and says: “I took my eyes away from the sea, the bay and the purple sky. My thinking about all these things “(2). His ruse did little to escape; Because he made his way to his waiting boat, after knowing what he had to do to get out of that infernal circle from which it is difficult to leave with the passage of time.
On the first of April the following – two days after his return – his resignation lay in “Boston” at the desk of Mr. Paul Brady, director of the Main Foundation for Euthanasia, as Perkins himself describes it, who decided to empty the remaining part of His life to expose the practices of economic imperialism, and how nations are being assassinated today, not only with weapons, but also with the dollar.
In the city of “Hanover”, New Hampshire, for a father serving in the army with the rank of lieutenant and a mother who teaches Latin, John’s head appeared to the world at the end of World War II, which kept his father a year away from his first vision, and then it soon elapsed until the father joined his wife in Her job, but at another boarding school in rural New Hampshire was for the children of the wealthy. Mr. Perkins’s family was simple, but they did not feel poverty because services were easily available – given his father’s job – in terms of food, housing, etc., but at the same time they saw themselves in a higher position than the peasant residents of the village. Then at the age of fourteen, the boy “John” is deported on a scholarship to his new school in “Telton”, to end his relationship with the village and its simple people, and begin his new career among the rich people.
From the school scholarship to the university scholarship, and being a fateful choice with distinction, his father motivates him to choose an academic scholarship at Medaberry University at the expense of the sports scholarship at Brown University. There, John met the son of an advisor to the Iranian shah at the time, to embark on a journey of futility and indecency that ended with a chapter The second left the first at the university after a criminal problem in a bar brawl, and went to Boston, where John got his first job as personal assistant to the editor-in-chief of the Hearst Foundation in the newspaper “Sandy Advertizer” (3). Most of John’s colleagues were recruited into the US Army at the end of 1965, and to avoid the same fate, John decided to enroll in the College of Business Administration at State University, which coincided with the separation of his old friend at his former university, “Anne,” from her boyfriend, to give way to his muffled affection for her and marry that marriage That will change everything.
Anne’s father was a brilliant engineer, who designed the guidance system for a specific type of missile, to be rewarded with a prominent position in the US Navy, and befriended Uncle Frank – a pseudonym given by Perkins in his memoirs – who held a high position in the National Security Agency. 4), a position that qualified him to save John from forced conscription for the Vietnam War by nominating him for a vacancy in the same agency. In the employment interview, the expectations of the young man did not coincide with the results of the exams. They were less concerned about his loyalty to America than they were concerned with lying to the police to protect his friend, as well as the frustrations he faced in his life about money and the opposite sex and his ambitions to win both things, which was explained by John. Later on, he left a good impression of him – in this position – that he was easy to seduce, and that quick affluence was a sufficient and short lure to win all his potential and employ them.
After a few weeks of exams, John was accepted into his job and began training in the arts of espionage, to begin his work after graduating from Boston University. In a lecture by an official in charge of the Public Service Corps, “John” knew that some areas in the Amazon Forest still lived in primitive Native Americans, and that the corps needed volunteers to serve there, so Uncle Frank encouraged him to volunteer; Because the Amazon is a region rich in oil and “we will need competent agents; people who are able to understand the people of the country.” Then John continues: “They were preparing me to transform from a spy into an economic pirate” (5).
In the famous “Mission Impossible” series of films, that phrase was not happy for the hero of the series, as it heralded a new mission from the one in which it is not possible to appear in it officially, so that the Unit of Impossible Tasks appears to do the matter in its optimal way without the US government being officially involved. Likewise, according to John’s account, the events in Iran of 1953 were the main reason for the creation of the Informal Economic Killing Organization. When Iranian Prime Minister Muhammad Mossadegh decided to increase the financial return that the state reaps from the largest oil company, British Petroleum (BP) for the benefit of the Iranian people, otherwise its investments in Iran will stop, the government of the US President – at that time – Dwight Eisenhower was afraid of increasing its influence. Mosaddegh “and from his separatist rhetoric from the capitalist system, which suggests a possible rapprochement with the Soviet Union.
Motivated by fear of a nuclear war in case America decided to intervene militarily to preserve the influence of the company, especially with the British role in the region somewhat sluggish, the US Secretary of State “Alan Dulles” and the head of the CIA, “John Dulles” – according to “Perkins” story – convinced the president Sending one of their clients a handful of millions of dollars to Iran, just for one mission: No more “Mosaddegh” days in the cabinet chair.
Not long ago, Kermit Roosevelt, the architect of the coups in the Middle East, was on the land of “Tehran” with his wealth distributed to selected groups to stir discontent and demonstrations against the “Mosaddegh” government, so that Roosevelt and his superiors obtained the desired result by removing “Mosaddegh” And his government is completely out of the picture and put him under house arrest until his death. At that time, officials realized, “John” recounts, where the shoulder was being eaten, but despite the simplicity of the costs and the power of their impact, the mission was very risky in the event that Roosevelt was caught and arrested, including the potential embarrassment of the American authorities in front of the international community. There was another way to win the profits of economic-political murder without getting involved in the war, and at the same time avoiding the risks of official appearing in the events.
This path is the private institutions specializing in the economy, full of skilled employees in completing the matter according to the American gradualism: killing an economist by luring governments into investment and implicating them in debts that do not relinquish from them and leave them with independence, otherwise overthrowing the governments themselves – as happened with “Mosaddegh” – and replacing them with others that facilitate The mission, if not, liquidate the ruler, as happened to “Omar Torrijos” in Panama, according to John’s confessions in his book. If the ruler is Saddam Hussein, then the last option is the fall of Baghdad under bombardment. With the increase in the difficulty of the last two options, the economic killing, which Perkins is good at, rose to the forefront of the scene, and it was his mission that he accepted for nearly three decades.
On the nineteenth of October 1973, US President “Richard Nixon” asked Congress to approve urgent military aid to support Israel in the amount of $ 2.2 billion, which was opposed by some Arab governments, especially with the aid being clear, unlike its hidden predecessors (6), Saudi Arabia was forced to announce a cutoff of oil from America after Libya did so, and the famous oil crisis in America appeared during the boycott period.
Immediately, Perkins was dispatched to Saudi Arabia to handle the matter and lead economic negotiations with the royal family. Economic studies on investments in the millions in the infrastructure of the primitive petroleum country, and fictitious figures of profits that are not in the interest of the people as much as achieving rapid wealth for the ruling class and their families, and in the end, debts accumulating on the state’s shoulders – as happened in Egypt during the sadistic openness (7) – But what happened in Saudi Arabia was a somewhat different matter; Because a country this wealthy will not be a significant obstacle to it.
The grueling negotiations ended – as “John” described – the establishment of the “most unusual development agency in history, which is the American-Saudi Committee for Economic Cooperation”, which relied on Saudi funds to finance American companies in building the infrastructure and modernization of the Kingdom, and the committee was under the supervision of the US Treasury Which resorted to economic killers and asked them to produce very creative reports to justify the depletion of hundreds of millions of dollars from the Saudi economy (8).
The goal this time was not to dump the country with debt, but rather an attempt to recover the millions that America lost due to the oil embargo (9). Then Perkins added that, because the potential danger to the dollar’s value disappeared after the Nixon shock [*], he personally witnessed the historic deal in which Saudi Arabia offers a special advantage to America by pricing oil – always – in dollars, and in return the White House pledges to protect the King of Saud in the kingdom. Means enabled him to do so, and Perkins said in his interview with Russia Today: “The American intervention in the Kuwait war was a manifestation of this agreement after Saddam Hussein threatened the thrones of the royal families in the Gulf” (10) (11).
May 2, 1945, Berlin surrenders to the Allies, two days after the suicide of “Hitler”, and the war ends with the defeat of the Axis powers and the control of the contradictory (American – Soviet) camp over the reins of affairs. But because you do not combine the two extremes in peace as war might bring them together, the vast disagreement emerged between the two central powers in the world over the way to manage the global scene. And because the world will not tolerate a third mad war, the Cold War appeared between the two sides from the late 1940’s until the fall of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s. During the said period, the two powers participated in military building operations and political struggles for support, and the Cold War soon spread outside Europe to everywhere in the world.
The United States engaged in the policies of besieging and eradicating communism and mobilizing allies, especially in Western Europe and the Middle East, while the Soviet Union supported communist movements around the world, especially in Eastern Europe, Latin America and Southeast Asian countries, which fueled the intensity of the economic conflict and the need for economic assassinations of countries and their subjugation of the camp. American for fear of siding with the Communist camp.
Perkins describes this war as an ideological war – exemplified by Soviet communism – against American capital, and its end tilted in favor of capital, as the debt of the third world – until the beginning of the new millennium – reached 2.5 trillion dollars, at 375 billion dollars annually, which is A number that nearly doubles what all these countries collectively spend on health and education (12). Hence, the task of going to Indonesia and the East Asian countries and killing them economically, due to the ease with which they were attracted from the Soviet side, and the same matter aroused the anger of the American government against “Mosaddegh” in Iran, and pushed it to sponsor the infrastructure of Alexandria during the era of “Sadat” after his departure from the Soviet Union, And the exploitation of Egypt as a mediator between America and the entire Arab world .
Why is all this? The answer is: oil forests, so this is how Ecuador can pay off its debts, which the economic killers have implicated in their projects, by selling those forests to American oil companies, which is the bottom line, because of every $ 100 that enters the state treasury, 75 of them went to pay off foreign debts – for the benefit of American companies. That has implemented development projects – government and defense expenditures, leaving only a quarter for health, education and other programs aimed at supporting the poor (15).
Perkins defines the network of interests that dominates that process as “corpocracy,” a triangle made up of multinational corporations, American politicians, and international financial institutions, such as the International Monetary Fund that grants loans. The owners of the big corporations are acting as the true emperors of this empire, controlling the American media, and controlling the politicians because they finance their election campaigns. This is the stronger side of the triangle. Because their relationship with power is very intertwined, they are constantly shifting between positions in companies and governments (16).
In that system, the economic killers play the role of the invisible hand to fulfill the aspirations of the great gentlemen. Implementation of these projects “(17). In this way, the United States gives you a loan with its right hand, then it takes debts and profits with its left hand, and between this and that it acquires you as a subordinate to it as you want, and the success of the economist – according to “Perkins” – is measured by the size of the loan in which the desired country is involved, and it is directly proportional to the period of time that will subjugate it. During which the United States. This is the way that worked in many countries, but it failed in front of countries that may seem smaller and more influential, but they were more independent and solid, which means moving to the next square of the sequence: Get off the chair.
In this regard, “John” cites three examples, followed by a fourth more extreme example. He begins with Guatemala, which in the 1950s succeeded in freely electing its president, “Arbenz” for the first time, after which the president announced a program of agricultural reform that would threaten the American influence of the United Fruit Company. The ancient, controlling Central America, which caused a media campaign inside America describing “Arbenz” as a Soviet conspirator against Sam’s cousins, so that the matter quickly developed by the “CIA” organization for a quick coup against the man, and his replacement by an extremist right-wing dictator, Colonel Carlos Armas Who stopped the agrarian reform and abolished taxes on foreign investment and the secret ballot system in the elections in the first place.
In Panama, the situation did not differ much. After half a century of inherited rule by families with strong ties to Washington, Omar Torrijos came through the box to power, and the Americans contested their authority over the Panama Canal Navigation and ended up with his counterpart, Roldos, the president The Ecuadorian who imposed the sovereignty of his country over its oil resources, was killed in a plane accident, “Perkins” believes that it was deliberate. In the end, the two men faced the same fate by disappearing from existence and the replacement of other rulers on the path of Colonel “Armas” in Guatemala.
As for Venezuela, which was the fourth exporter of oil in the world and the third supplier of the United States, it followed the Ecuadorian path at the hands of “Chavez” in December 2002, to face an American coup attempt in the manner of “Mosaddegh”, but the army standing by him returned him to the palace after 72 hours after his ouster, so that he could escape his country from the American grip, in conjunction with the American attack on Baghdad under the pretext of weapons of mass destruction in 2003, which occupied the “Bush” administration for “Chavez”, to remove the most important enemy for him, with whom none of The three previous plans, for Washington to decide to inflict its harshest punishment over the head of Iraq, thus completing the chapters of American hegemony, and it becomes clear to the world the extent to which the United States appears ready to go to if economic killing fails to fulfill its mission.
[*] The Nixon Shock: It is a series of economic measures taken by the President of the United States, Richard Nixon in 1971, the most important of which was the abolition of direct international transfers from US dollars to gold.