Loretta Napoleoni: The intricate economics of terrorism

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December 14, 2009

http://www.ted.com Loretta Napoleoni details her rare opportunity to talk to the secretive Italian Red Brigades — an experience that sparked a lifelong interest in terrorism. She gives a behind-the-scenes look at its complex economics, revealing a surprising connection between money laundering and the US Patriot Act.

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Afghanistan: Heroin-ravaged State by Prof. Peter Dale Scott

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by Prof. Peter Dale Scott
Global Research, May 8, 2009

Why one should think of Afghanistan, not as a “failed state,” but as a heroin-ravaged state

One of the most frustrating features of observing American foreign policy is to see the gap between the encapsulated thinking of the national security bureaucracy and the sensible unfettered observations of the experts outside. In the case of Afghanistan, outside commentators have called for terminating current specific American policies and tactics – many reminiscent of the US in Vietnam.

Observers decry the use of air strikes to decapitate the Taliban and al Qaeda, usually resulting in the death of other civilians. They counsel against is the insertion of more and more US and other foreign troops, in an effort to secure the safety and allegiance of the population. And they regret the on-going interference in the fragile Afghan political process, in order to secure outcomes desired in Washington.[1]

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European, Asian Markets Plunge as Recession Fears Spread Worldwide

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Oct 8, 2008

European, Asian Markets Plunge as Recession Fears Spread Worldwide

As stock indexes plunge across Europe and Asia, Britain unveiled plans today to inject up to 50 billion pounds—close to $90 billion—into its biggest retail banks. Recent efforts to bolster world credit markets have failed to stem fears that the spreading financial crisis could lead to a global recession. We go to Rome to speak to economist Loretta Napoleoni, author of Rogue Economics: Capitalism’s New Reality. [includes rush transcript]

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Deep Events and the CIA’s Global Drug Connection by Peter Dale Scott

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by Peter Dale Scott
Global Research, September 19, 2008
– 2008-09-06

The text published below does not include text and endnote numerals. To consult Peter Dale Scott’s article entitled Deep Events and the CIA’s Global Drug Connection, with numbered references and endnotes in word document format click here


Recently I published two articles pointing to suggestive similarities between the recurring deep events in recent American history – those events which, because of their intelligence aspects, are ignored, misrepresented, or covered up in the American media. The first article pointed to overall similarities in many deep events since World War II. The second pointed to surprising points of comparison in the two deep events which were followed shortly by major U.S. wars: the John F. Kennedy assassination and 9/11. In the background of all these events, I suggested, was recurring evidence of the milieu “combining intelligence officials with elements from the drug-trafficking underworld.”

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“In the beginning, there was Alan Greenspan…” + Palast video

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by Loretta Napoleoni
Author of Rogue Economics: Capitalism’s New Reality (Seven Stories Press) Just released!
April 15, 2008

Exclusive to Gregpalast.com

Hedge-fund Hogs, Lunatic Leverage & Banks Gone Beserk

In the beginning there was Alan Greenspan. Appointed by Ronald Reagan in the late 1980s as chairman of the Federal Reserve, Greenspan was a Master of the Universe, a title he earned by working for decades on Planet Wall Street. Greenspan took office as Fed chairman while the Evil Empire of Moscow was collapsing; after years of ruthless conflict, known as the Cold War, the Confederation of the Free World gained victory and Greenspan was tasked with helping Western capitalism colonize Planet Earth. Worshipped by Western high finance – the Supreme Council of the Free World – Greenspan was considered the High Priest of future profits.



Greg Palast interviews Loretta Napoleoni



Loretta Napoleoni is the author of Rogue Economics. Palast and Loretta discuss the potential for another 1929 and how’s it come to this.


‘When you’re ready to take a big leap beyond Freak-o-nomics, strap yourself in for Rogue-o-nomics, Loretta Napoleoni’s devilishly enjoyable journey into the money veins of the new global order’ -Greg Palast

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