(Excerpted from Big Oil & Their Bankers: Chapter 3: The House of Saud & JP Morgan)
In 1919 Rothschild’s Business Roundtable launched the Royal Institute of International Affairs (RIIA) in London. The RIIA soon spawned sister organizations around the globe, including the US Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), the Asian Institute of Pacific Relations, the Canadian Institute of International Affairs, the Brussels-based Institute des Relations Internationales, the Danish Foreign Policy Society, the Indian Council of World Affairs and the Australian Institute of International Affairs.  Other affiliates popped up in France, Turkey, Italy, Yugoslavia and Greece.
The RIIA is a registered charity of the Queen and, according to its annual reports, is funded largely by the oil oligopoly which I have dubbed the Four Horsemen – Exxon Mobil, Chevron Texaco Phillips, BP Amoco ARCO and Royal Dutch/Shell Pennzoil. Continue reading
With the election of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Japan appears to be headed back to the good old days of right-wing nationalism and militarism. These sentiments have existed in Japan since its inception and any foreigner who has spent time living there will have experienced this xenophobic wrath.
(Excerpted from The Grateful Unrich: Revolution in 50 Countries: Chapter 13:Gaijin)
Yutari is the best school of the three I teach at in Hokkaido – Japan’s mountainous northernmost province. These farm kids are more down to earth, more friendly and less concerned about our cultural differences. The faculty is largely socialist and no-doubt contributes to the open-mindedness of the students.
Namae-sensei, who teaches social studies, is currently reading a book about the Kennedy assassination which points the finger at the CIA, New Orleans mobsters and the defense contractor Lockheed. He never wears a tie and rarely smiles. He is thrilled to hear that I am a leftist and is eager to discuss various conspiracies. Continue reading