I POSTED A RESPONSE TO THE ABOVE ARTICLE:
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RE: the spying .. to target up-and-coming potential leaders of so-called “friendly states.”
AND your suggestion that the NSA might represent “the heads of key corporate interests“.
I am a citizen of a “friendly state” (Canada). There is an overlooked point in your very good article. My read on the reason for targeting by the NSA of “potential leaders” in other nations? . . .
Evidence points to a well-known practice of the American military-industrial-congressional complex:
set up PUPPET REGIMES in countries whose resources the corporations want to exploit.
the NSA monitors the “potential leaders” in order to identify the ones with quisling potential
the American military-industrial-congressional complex then BANKROLLS their selected candidate
Once “elected”, the quislings can be relied upon to sell their souls and their country. The corporatocracy has taken over.
In Canada we have seen a terrible capitulation to “key (American) corporate interests”. Those interests have infiltrated our politics, bureaucracy and universities.
- Lockheed Martin & others in the war industry
- Monsanto & others in the chemical/GMO industry
- Oil & Gas companies
- Nuclear interests
The dismantling of democracy that has happened rapidly in the last years is breath-taking. Vote fraud is high on the list. Corruption? – – don’t look in Africa, it is abundant right here in North America. It is the consequence of “public-private-partnerships”.
The corruption is predictable. See Thinkers of the Day on the Unholy Alliances between Government (public institutions) and Industry