10 May 2011

General Wesley Clark Tells an Interesting Tale

Big Brother, Conspiracy, Foreign Policy 20 Comments

What do you think, kids? Is he making this up to please the Democracy, Now! crowd? (HT2 LRC)

For those Free Advice readers who are geographically challenged as I am, here’s a Middle East map:

When the New York Times starts quoting anonymous CIA officials explaining the discovery of terrorist cells in Turkmenistan, I think the Iranian regime could start smelling a rat.

20 Responses to “General Wesley Clark Tells an Interesting Tale”

  1. Blackadder says:

    I suppose I should point out the obvious: we did not, in fact, invade Syria or Lebanon or Somalia or Sudan or Libya or Iran in the five years after 9/11.

    • bobmurphy says:

      Government projects always come in late and overbudget.

    • Major_Freedom says:

      Sometimes the economic hitmen are delayed.

      • Blackadder says:

        Economic hitmen?

        • Dan says:


          Check this guy out if you want to know what an economic hitman is. Truly amazing stuff in this interview. I haven’t read the book yet but I have it on my reading list.

          • Blackadder says:

            I have read the book (and wrote a review). The guy is a crank.

            • Dan says:

              Where exactly do you show the guy is a crank in your post? I see that you question his story but never see anything showing his story is false.

              • Jeremy says:

                Why go through that rouble when simple ad hominems will suffice?

              • Blackadder says:


                The guy says he was a secret NSA agent whose job was to bankrupt foreign governments. He has no evidence for this claim, of course, but he knows it to be true because I woman he once met in a bar told him so. Also, in his spare time the guy likes to write books about how you can learn shamanic techniques to become a shapeshifter.

                I wonder, if that doesn’t sound like a crank to you, then who would qualify as one?

              • bobmurphy says:

                Blackadder, you are putting all of your eggs into the “there’s no such thing as shapeshifters” basket. Some of us are more cautious.

              • Dan says:

                His book on shapeshifting isn’t what you imply it to mean. He has a very broad meaning for shapeshifting and isn’t some comic book type of thing. Its more about transforming your life. I’m not saying I agree with this book as I’ve never read it but it is easy to verify it isn’t what you are implying.

              • Blackadder says:

                From the product description for Perkins’ book Shapeshifters:

                “Many indigenous cultures have known the art of shapeshifting: the actual transformation of a human being into another living creature. Lakota Sioux warriors would shapeshift into buffalo to become better hunters and to honor the animal, and Andean shamans transform into plants from the jungle to learn healing power. In this book, author John Perkins examines these ancient shamanic practices and reveals the mental techniques that enable an individual to merge with another living creature. Shapeshifting is also the story of the author’s transformation from a corporate utility executive to an environmental activist. ”

                Granted, if you actually read the book it’s possible that what’s in it won’t live up to the claims made on the book’s back cover. But the same is true for the Economic Hitmen book.

  2. Bruce says:

    I think it is fair to say that Iraq didn’t quite turn out as planned which would have put a kink in any follow-up plans.

  3. Bob Roddis says:

    This proves why we need government and why voluntary contractual and cooperative arrangements can never work. It’s because the government ALWAYS knows what is best and what is best for us and only an insane Austrian would deny that.

  4. Andrew says:

    So you make a post, flag it as Big Brother,Conspiracy, Foreign Policy, and within the day the video is deleted from youtube. Hmmmm. Looks like this goes deeper than we thought.

    Does anyone have another copy of the video? I didn’t get a chance to see it.

    • Blackadder says:

      Try here.

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  6. Blackadder says:

    The interesting thing about Wesley Clark is that, according to some reports, he ordered NATO forces to attack Russian troops during the Kosovo war. Luckily, future pop star James Blunt refused to follow the order, thus averting WWIII.

    It’s a strange world.

  7. Cody says:

    Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and Iran?

    I am sure the people of Darfur will be appalled when their peaceful, thriving society is stomped to dust by the jackboot of American Economic Hitmen. The world turned upside down, truly.

    Think of the combined and untold economic prosperity of countries like Sudan, Somalia, Lebanon…with their peace-loving, technologically- and intellectually-advanced ways of life hurled into the maelstrom of chaos that is an American Economic “Hit.”

    Think of the art, the thought, think of the sheer indescribable and irreplaceable value to be burnt out of the economy of Somalia when the American Economic Hitmen roll into “the Moag” to the strains of Wagner, or perhaps Zimmer.

    It is understandable “the project” is coming in late! Think of all the hard work of reducing a thriving, vibrant capital city like Mogadishu to a rubble-strewn shantytown. Think of the weight of economic arms such an undertaking must necessitate being brought to bear!

    Shame! Shame and Morosity!

    On an insignificantly more serious note, thank goodness for honest, politically neutral former statist jackbooted thugs like Clark. Never an ulterior motive with that guy. Or Democracy Now!, for that matter: free marketeers, all.

  8. Cody says:

    Not that a country being poor or backwards is a good reason to sick our Economic Hitmen on them.

    I was just (darkly) amused at that particular collection of thoughts.