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The career of Craig Williamson, an agent of the South African security services, is typical of the jackals involved in such targeted killings. 23 G LO B A L E M P I R E : T H E W E B O F CO N T R O L 27 The coup d’état is the classical method of eliminating opposition leaders, sweeping their parties out of power, rounding up activists, and clamping down on an entire society to reverse the results of an inconvenient reform program. Perhaps the best known is the overthrow of Chile’s Popular Unity government in September 1973 by General Augusto Pinochet, resulting in the deaths of President Salvador Allende and thousands of his supporters.
They are doing a lot of wondering these days, with a large Mexican portfolio, 50 percent of which is in technical default, and with millions of dollars in loans to Eastern bloc countries. They are doing nothing “wrong” as they see it, and certainly nothing even remotely as daring as the kind of thing the “go-go” banks in the money centers are up to. It is all just “business as usual,” and will continue that way until some catastrophe descends on them, by which time it will be too late to do anything about it.
S. First: Pentagon Would Preclude a Rival Superpower,” Washington Post, March 11, 1992. 25. Andrew J. S. : Harvard University Press, 2002), p. 243. 26. See Mike Davis, Planet of Slums (London: Verso, 2006), for an examination of Third World growth without development and the Pentagon’s preparations for “low-intensity world war of unlimited duration,” previewed by Baghdad’s Vietnam Street in the Sadr City district. This page intentionally left blank 2 An ambitious regional bank and a young banker peddle loans to developing countries to ﬁnance dubious projects—leaving ordinary citizens to pay the bills.
A Game as Old as Empire: The Secret World of Economic Hit Men and the Web of Global Corruption by John Perkins, Steven Hiatt