The above video was uploaded to YouTube on 14 Aug 2010 by Know Your Enemy
John Perkins, author of 'Confessions of an Economic Hitman' and a high-ranking former insider, describes how the United States of America, through the CIA and corporate muscle, wages economic wars against Third World countries in order to control their resources.
Where economics fail, the CIA will create dissent to overthrow a non-compliant government. If that doesn't work, the obstructive leaders are, as often as not, assassinated.
Only after all these options have failed does the US military step in.