|How Money Strengthens the Anglo-American System of Imperial Domination|
|By Guillaume Kress|
Global Research, August 21, 2015
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What characterizes the Anglo-American imperial system is the “abundance of money” coupled with an extensive military and intelligence apparatus.
Both conditions complement one another such that ineffective economic sanctions, for instance, can be compensated by greater military intervention, and vice versa. In other words, the threat of military intervention supports economic objectives. Conversely, market manipulation is often used to destabilize countries, i.e. through non-military means.
Moreover, this Anglo-American system requires that its leaders maintain a robust military-industrial complex to cover up/consolidate their economic and financial endeavours.
In this context, we bring to the attention of our readers a selection of Global Research articles which reveal how large corporations cover up political malfeasance abroad by promoting an unsettling system of money transactions within the realm of British and American politics.
On the surface, the articles appear to be unrelated, but in reality they aren’t. If they all have one thing in common, it’s that each article deals with a political lie that is propagated by the mainstream media.
The truth is buried under a massive pile of money, thereby allowing big companies to control the mainstream media, permeate world markets and impose strategic chaos in selected regions.
After all, the system is run by that very same financial elite emanating from Wall Street and the City of London that funds our politicians and mainstream media outlets. It should therefore come as no surprise that there is a consensus of opinion today between Washington and London on such issues as Zionism, Islam, Intervention in the Middle East, Monsanto, and IMF/World Bank policies.
by Dr. Paul Craig Roberts (December 12, 2014)
In this article, Paul Craig Roberts exposes the Obama administration’s neoconservative agenda. He believes neoconservatism will either lead us to a final war by seeking to turn all its opponents into vassals, or to revolution via the collapse of rigged markets erected by policymakers for the benefit of the One Percent. Although the author hopes for the latter, he understands that a final war is near. Indeed, Western military undertakings, financed by Israeli and military/security complex money, are closely “coordinated with a process of economic warfare … with a view to undermining the enemies’ national economies”. Put differently, the US and its allies obstinately refuse to accept the sovereignty of countries with economic and foreign policies independent of the economic interests of Washington.
by Binoy Kampmark (August 19, 2015)
Kampmark’s piece on Lawrence Lessig, the Harvard scholar who asserts that laws are merely being bought and sold, shows that Lessig’s key political principles of the equal right to vote, equal representation, and anti-corruption in political campaigns are plausible only if we separate free speech from the imperative of the wallet. Today, the mainstream media is run by an intransigent banking elite. As a result, free speech is reduced to promoting the views of the 1%. Therefore, there is no market place for ideas, but rather a marketplace for professional politicians, who are bought and sold by powerful corporate lobbies.
by Sarah Marusek & David Miller (August 12, 2015)
The British military-industrial complex has links to American plutocrats. For instance, Michael Milken, a California-based “junk bond king”, donated $1 million to Tony Blair’s foundation in 2013. Under the banner of philanthropy, he invested in various Zionist organizations and other industries that profit from promoting islamophobia, waging war and creating instability. We have yet to uncover Blair’s role in the illegal war in Iraq; however, the full range of his current international networks needs much fuller investigation.
by Ben Norton (August 12, 2015)
A UN study shows how a US based real estate corporation that operates in nearly 100 countries, is violating the Fourth Geneva Convention by selling homes in illegal settlements within the Israeli-occupied West Bank at unreasonably high prices. The firm refuses to acknowledge that many of the agents handling the firm’s property in East Jerusalem and the wider West Bank are working from offices in West Jerusalem.
by Jake Anderson (August 13, 2015)
A vast, geopolitically-sanctioned money laundering scheme has made it such that Housing and Urban Devopment and other US agencies are being used for drug trafficking and securities fraud. This scheme is backed by the IMF and the World Bank and allows for at least 85 percent of the U.S. federal budget – including the so-called “black budget”, an increasingly massive military expenditure subsidized by American taxpayers - to remain unaudited.
by Colin Todhunter (August 18, 2015)
Contrary to claims of biotech advocates, leading Anglo-American scientific institutions, such as the US National Academy of Sciences, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the UK’s Royal Society, repeatedly issue misleading statements about GM foods. Such lies are buried under a pile of money and allow for those same biotech advocates to permeate world markets and impose strategic chaos in selected regions.
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