With James “Whitey” Bulger and John “Dapper Don” Gotti in jail, maybe NH is safe from hit men.
There might, however, be a different kind of hit man in New Hampshire – an economic hit man. What exactly is an “economic hit man?” John Perkins, raised in Tilton, NH can tell you about them.
“Confessions of an Economic Hit Man,” a book written by John Perkins, tells the exact story of what he did as an economic hit man around the world and in NH with the Seabrook Nuclear Plant project.
Mr. Perkins has a very interesting story to tell. He was raised in very conservative Tilton, NH and did the typical things that most NH youth do – he got into a lot of mischief…and survived schooling.
He then went to college in Boston and graduated from Boston University with a degree in management. That was followed by a time in Ecuador as a Peace Corp volunteer. He then went to work for industry at Chas. T. Main, a worldwide engineering firm headquartered out of Stoneham, Mass. He was approached in that job by US intelligence agency personnel and asked persuasively to do a particular type of job…and this is where the story starts to get very interesting and complex:
Based on Mr. Perkins Peace Corp experience in Ecuador, he was chosen to go back and enroll countries in some large engineering projects such as building power stations, oil/mining projects and dams. The whole exercise was to get countries to create such large infrastructure debts that it would not be possible to pay them back. That was one of the goals of the whole Ecuadorian endeavor.
Not only were the loans too big to be ever paid off, but also the projects were given to US construction firms with mostly US workers. This action was kind of a back-door subsidy to US construction firms.
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Of course the banks that originally gave the loans, knowing that the loans were too big to be ever paid back, also stood at the feeding trough to be reimbursed…sometimes by US citizens. Does this sound like “privatizing profit and socializing risk”? Is this process starting to sound familiar now?
At this point, the corrupt bank/mining/produce/drilling/military companies came to take their “pound of flesh” (money, gold, produce, bases, oil and etc.) from the countries’ governments and people.
This is where it starts to get sinister. If countries failed to respond, then the US assassins were sent in.
If that failed, the armies, even from several blackmailed US allies, were sent in to control matters.
That was 20 years ago and the game has grown larger because the worst of these corrupt corporate offenders have grown larger and more powerful than most nations, including the US. They have expanded their corporate asset grab into European nations such as Greece, Spain, Italy and others.
Notice how Greece has been forced to sell their assets to pay off their debts to the banksters. Also notice how many of the Greek citizens are responding to the situation with serious resistance.
How long will it be before the US is the next target for asset and wealth extraction? Will the US citizens wake up in time to “smell the coffee” and also non-violently resist? One can only hope so!