Book Review: Pillaging the World. The History and Politics of the IMF

“During his bloody coup, Pinochet had fully relied on the active support of the CIA and the US Department of State under Henry Kis­singer. When implementing the toughest austerity program ever carried out in a Latin American country, the “Chicago Boys” received the full backing of the IMF. Regardless of all human rights violations, IMF loans to Chile doubled in the year after Pinochet’s coup, only to quadruple and quintuple in the following two years.”

Read the review of Ernst Wolff’s book on the history of the International Monetary Fund, “Pillaging the World”.

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No other financial organization has affected the lives of the majority of the world’s population more profoundly over the past fifty years than the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Since its inception after World War II, it has expanded its sphere of influence to the remotest corners of the earth. Its membership currently includes 188 countries on five continents.

For decades, the IMF has been active mainly in Africa, Asia and South America. There is hardly a country on these continents where its policies have not been carried out in close cooperation with the respective national governments. When the global financial crisis broke out in 2007, the IMF turned its attention to northern Europe. Since the onset of the Euro crisis in 2009, its primary focus has shifted to southern Europe.

Officially, the IMF’s main task consists in stabilizing the global financial system and helping out troubled countries in times of…

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ZERO 2019.

“Man’s mind cannot grasp the causes of events in their completeness, but the desire to find the causes is implanted in man’s soul.”

– LEO TOLSTOY (1828-1910) Russian writer

early all of the men and women whose eyes pass this way are already painfully familiar with the Big Lie which goes by the name: “9/11 Commission Report”. For those who pass this way unfamiliar or new to the official lies, which have continued to this day … totaling more than 17 years of unprecedented-in-history cover-up, – watching the film “ZERO: An Investigation Into 9/11” is all that is required for “cutting to the chase” and understanding the immensity of the crimes which occurred on September 11, 2001.

… And why the perpetrators must become identified – and stopped.

While the film was released in 2008 its relevance is more intense than ever today in May-June 2019, particularly as rumors of wars remain a significant topic of news reports worldwide. Tense international relations relating to Iran, Venezuela, Yemen, Syria and elsewhere on Earth reinforces the urgency of efforts to solve the crimes committed near 18 years ago on a sunny autumn day in the cities of New York and Washington, D.C. in the United States of America, the specific scenes of the crimes namely the World Trade Center complex and Pentagon.

Some theorize that the only chance for ending the catastrophic, fictitious, continuing “war on (of) terror” begun on 9/11 – based on the Big Lie and cover-up – is exposing the brutal truth. The theory is 100% accurate and irrefutable.

At present the best, perhaps last chance for revealing the truth resides with the courageous men and women associated with the Lawyers’ Committee for 9/11 Inquiry …  The enormity of their historic task cannot be overstated.

Please share the historic, powerhouse, current-relevance, important film “ZERO: An Investigation Into 9/11” with everyone you know … plus everyone you don’t know.

Peace.

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Description:

IMDB Rating 7.9

“ZERO (2008): An Investigation Into 9/11” has one central thesis – that the official version of the events surrounding the attacks on 9/11 cannot be true.

This feature documentary explores the latest scientific evidence and reveals dramatic new witness testimony, which directly conflicts with the US Government’s account.

Featuring presentations from intellectual heavy weights; Gore Vidal, and Nobel Prize winner Dario Fo, the film challenges assumptions surrounding the attacks. In the words of the Italian daily newspaper, Il Corriere de da Sera, “What results is a sequence of contradictions, gaps, and omissions of stunning gravity.” The importance of this film can not be overstated, if its thesis is correct, the justification for declaring the war on terror is built on a series of outrageous lies.

Featuring Steven E. Jones, PhD, David Ray Griffin PhD, Kevin Ryan and Les Jamison

Directors: Franco Fracassi, Francesco Trento
Producer: Telemaco

(Thank you to Lawyers’ Committee for 9/11 Inquiry)