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Former CIA man, self-described "spear carrier" for empire, and author of "Blowback: The Costs and Consequences of American Empire." (Photo: JPRI.org)
Chalmers Johnson

Today it seems to me the term of art is globalization, which essentially means forcing the rest of the world to develop economic structures modeled after those of the United States. The U.S. treasury names the director of the IMF or the World Bank. That is the voting rules insure that for example the Netherlands has larger votes than countries like India or China. And the United States dominates these organizations. They can't do anything with out the approval of the United States

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This was an attack on American foreign policy. It was an example of the strategies of the weak against the overwhelmingly powerful. Interview with Chalmers Johnson, In These Times When Washington talks about "terrorism," "drug lords," "rogue states," "instability" and "arms dealers," it intentionally leaves out the context and the causes. U.S. military's role in Asia immoral and unnecessary, Honolulu Advertiser
The suicidal assassins of September 11, 2001, did not "attack America," as our political leaders and the news media like to maintain; they attacked American foreign policy. Blowback, The Nation The United States is today virtually the only nation on earth that maintains large contingents of its armed forces in other people's countries. Time To Bring the Troops Home The Nation

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