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sorry, also a quote from the dissertation.
by stevesim on Mon Feb 21st, 2011 at 05:03:48 PM EST
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another citation:

Since these regime changes have resulted in power changes that favor the wishes

of the United States, it can be argued that Gene Sharp's theory on nonviolence has ended

up serving the goals of imperialism and been masked in the promotion of democracy.

by stevesim on Mon Feb 21st, 2011 at 05:04:52 PM EST
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here is the quote from Engdahl in its original context:

The concert-master of the tactics of Saffron monk-led non-violence regime change is Gene Sharp, founder of the deceptively-named Albert Einstein Institution in Cambridge Massachusetts, a group funded by an arm of the NED to foster US-friendly regime change in key spots around the world. Sharp's institute has been active in Burma since 1989, just after the regime massacred some 3000 protestors to silence the opposition. CIA special operative and former US Military Attache in Rangoon, Col. Robert Helvey, an expert in clandestine operations, introduced Sharp to Burma in 1989 to train the opposition there in non-violent strategy. Interestingly, Sharp was also in China two weeks before the dramatic events at Tiananmen Square.


by stevesim on Mon Feb 21st, 2011 at 05:16:52 PM EST
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I have read every comment, every link. This link is a good example.
The description of events here and of the evil "Concertmaster" is a travesty of honest reporting, and is typical of the links you have posted.
oilgeopolitics offers not a shred of proof, but only a lurid soap opera of manipulation and deception.
It's believable only because the tactics of the United States have for so long been, indeed, manipulation and deception.
We all know that.
 But to use this fact as a club to beat someone, without a shred of evidence but more self-referential screed, to sink to the level of guilt by association masquerading as reporting is below the standards of honest inquiry.
Endless repetition is not evidence, but the tired tool of a propagandist.
I'd like to think we can do better than that, here.

Capitalism searches out the darkest corners of human potential, and mainlines them.
by geezer in Paris (risico at wanadoo(flypoop)fr) on Tue Feb 22nd, 2011 at 05:25:30 AM EST
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