Robertson serving the cause of empire
Robertson is seen here praying super hard
to the Prince of Peace for someone else's brutal murder.
Or at least that's what everyone will be saying in the aftermath of Pat Robertson's call for the assassination of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.
But it's really not that extreme a statement, IF you know the way the US "corporatocracy" works.
The corporate elites, aided and abetted by the clandestine and military arms of the U.S. government and international banks, have been on a quest for empire for decades.
Beginning with Kermit Roosevelt's (Theodore's grandson)successful effort to topple the leader of Iran and install the puppet Shah Reza Pahlavi. Of course, gaining access to oil reserves has always been a prime motivation for these efforts.
The standard operating process for essentially taking over a country is as follows:
First, U.S. engineering and construction companies such as Bechtel, which was headed by George Shultz and is loaded with Nixon, Ford, and Bush cronies, and other outfits will go into a country and do "research."
They make assessments of available assets ripe for plunder, such as mining, timber or other natural resources, and determining what it will take to "modernize" a country. This involves construction of dams, power generating facilities, power systems, roads, rail, airports, etc. Everything that the corporations would need to exploit the country.
Much like in our area when developers expect local government to subsidize their investment by building roads and sewers to their projects, the corporations want the people of these victim countries to pay for the massive infrastructure required for them to get at and export their natural resources. It's like buying your mugger a gun and bullets.
This is done of course, in the name of "helping" the country "modernize" and move into the developed world.
They routinely exaggerate the size and scope of projects, then sell this plan to the World Bank or other multi-national banking institutions.
The elite of the countries are always cut in and assured that they will reap millions of dollars from this development. So they're on board for the plan.
The World Bank or other institutions then loans the country billions of dollars, the U.S. companies get contracts for the huge projects and reap equally stunning profits. Many people get incredibly wealthy in the process.
Then, inevitably, the people of the country suffer, their environment deteriorates or is destroyed, and the country eventually defaults on it's loan repayments.
Then the World Bank steps in and essentially takes over the country, dictating exactly how they must run their economy, and who makes the profits, which of course, are U.S. companies and the elite of the country.
Just like the Mafia, the corporatocracy promises great things, puts the country into crippling debt, and then has them exactly where they want them and can dictate exactly how things will be, or simply takes over the countries economy.
But what happens when a country is ripe for exploitation and has resources that corporate elites covet and the country won't go along with this process?
Then it goes to step two. Covert operations.
This is when the CIA jackals come in and topple the government, such as when they assassinated Trujillo in Panama and installed their buddy Noriaga, or several other examples of assassinations which have been carried out in South America alone when any candidate or politician dared to go against the grain and resist the Mafia like tactics of the corporate invaders.
If that fails, step three is to send in the military, as we did in the senseless invasion of Panama and other less overt military actions such as in Columbia and Nicaragua.
Iraq falls into exactly this same category as well. Saddam wasn't going along with the process of giving away his country to the west, and the spooks either couldn't take him out, or the elites wanted more than just his removal, they wanted to occupy and control the country and it's assets, so we invaded instead. All in the interest of corporate and elite dreams of empire.
Enter Pat Robertson and his call for assassination.
Venezuela is the third largest source of U.S. oil.
Chavez is a reformer who has campaigned and taken action to repel the efforts of the World Bank and others to pull their schemes to take control of Venezuela's assets, including putting oil production under a nationalized corporation and refusing to play the U.S.'s game.
Bush and Co. tried to oust the democratically elected Chavez in an illegal and CIA backed coup, earlier in his first term, but Chavez survived to be a pain in their asses. They want what he has, and will stop at nothing.
THIS is why Robertson suggests assassinating Chavez. So that the corporatocracy, banks, and oil companies can then go in and take possession of Venezuelan oil, which is now controlled by the country itself.
Robertson himself has been involved in this sort of dirty business. He's had business interests in diamond mines in Africa and has defended and buddied up to some of the worst most brutal dictators in the world.
So all Robertson was doing was suggesting that, since Chavez has survived several efforts to support his opposition and other means to try to take him out politically, that the U.S. should go to step 2.
This is no big deal to Robertson, who likely regards it as nothing more than a business decision, and he's likely stunned at the reaction his comments have generated.
It's all about the money, and there are a small but incredibly powerful group of elites which are playing this game for keeps. And it included both Bushes, the group that Bush Jr. brought in from the past, including Cheney, Rumsfeld, and many others, as well as foreign elites including Saudi royalty.
It truly is like a game of Risk to these people. And they have no problem with nor will they hesitate to sacrifice billions of your tax dollars or send your children to their deaths in the conquest for empire and control of resources, primarily oil.
For a more cogent and in depth explanation of how this has gone on and is continuing to go on, read "Confessions of an Economic Hit Man" by John Perkins, which was a NY Times bestseller. Perkins was a top official of one of the engineering and construction firms which make empire building their business and who made millions himself in the game before his conscience got the better of him. He was threatened and bribed to not write about it, but finally found a publisher to tell his story.
It's an eye-opener and rings entirely true.
Once you understand the process of empire, then Robertson's comments, loathsome as they are, are easily understandable.