November 16, 2010

MUST WATCH, try to listen closely

Was not my intention to post this tonight, BUT it is so relevant to the whole discussion of the currency wars/bankruptcy of the US issue. I think this is fine background to the Michael Hudson link/essay to come.

Chalmers Johnson is the intellectual I MOST admire, I think.

Author of Blowback, The Sorrows Of Empire and Nemesis: The Last Days Of The American Empire, Chalmers Johnson has literally written the book on the concept of American Hegemony. A former naval officer and consultant of the C.I.A., he now serves as professor Emeritus at UC San Diego. As co-founder and President of the Japan Policy Research Institute, Mr. Johnson also continues to promote public education about Asia's role in the international community. In this exclusive interview, you will find out why the practice of empire building is, by no means, a thing of the past. As the United States continues to expand its military forces around the globe, the consequences are being suffered by each and every one of us.
"Chalmers Johnson is the most dispassionate, logical, informed critic of the military-industrial complex living today. He assembles facts, understands history and context, and the result is the most compelling, irrefutable argument against the cancer-like growth of the military. Remember, it was our establishment of permanent military bases in the Middle East that incited terrorists to attack us."

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