All is Clouded by Desire

A dark tale of international white-collar organized crime involving the Russian mafia, legitimate and illegitimate financial institutions, Intelligence operatives, high-level bankers, and politically connected individuals

Author: Alan A. Block

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0275983307

Category: Social Science

Page: 263

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A dark tale of international white-collar organized crime involving the Russian mafia, legitimate and illegitimate financial institutions, Intelligence operatives, high-level bankers, and politically connected individuals
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The Road to 9 11

Block and Weaver , All Is Clouded by Desire , 6-8 and passim . 11. Martin J. Rivers , " A Wolf in Sheikhs Clothing : Bush Business Deals with 9 Partners of bin Laden's Banker , " GlobalResearch , March 27 , 2004 , http : // global ...

Author: Peter Dale Scott

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520237730

Category: History

Page: 423

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"Scott's brilliantly perceptive account of the underpinnings of American governmental authority should be made required reading. The book vividly depicts the political forces that have pushed this country toward an abyss, threatening constitutional democracy at home and world peace abroad. Its central message can be understood as an urgent wake-up call to everyone concerned with the future of America."—Richard Falk, author of The Great Terror War "Peter Dale Scott is one of that tiny and select company of the most brilliantly creative and provocative political-historical writers of the last half century. The Road to 9/11 further secures his distinction as truth-teller and prophet. He shows us here with painful yet hopeful clarity the central issue of our time—America's coming to terms with its behavior in the modern world. As in his past work, Scott's gift is not only recognition and wisdom but also redemption and rescue we simply cannot do without."—Roger Morris, former NSC staffer "The Road to 9/11 is vintage Peter Dale Scott. Scott does not undertake conventional political analysis; instead, he engages in a kind of poetics, crafting the dark poetry of the deep state, of parapolitics, and of shadow government. As with his earlier work Deep Politics and the Death of JFK, Scott has no theory of responsibility and does not name the guilty. Rather, he maps out an alien terrain, surveying the topography of a political shadow land, in which covert political deviancy emerges as the norm. After reading Scott, we can no longer continue with our consensus-driven belief that our so-called 'liberal' order renders impossible the triumph of the politically irrational."—Eric Wilson, Senior Lecturer of Public International Law, Monash University, and co-editor of Government of the Shadows "Peter Dale Scott exposes a shadow world of oil, terrorism, drug trade and arms deals, of covert financing and parallel security structures-from the Cold War to today. He shows how such parallel forces of the United States have been able to dominate the agenda of the George W. Bush Administration, and that statements and actions made by Vice President Cheney and Defense Secretary Rumsfeld before, during and after September 11, 2001, present evidence for an American 'deep state' and for the so-called 'Continuity of Government' in parallel to the regular 'public state' ruled by law. Scott's brilliant work not only reveals the overwhelming importance of these parallel forces but also presents elements of a strategy for restraining their influence to win back the 'public state', the American democracy."—Ola Tunander, International Peace Research Institute, Oslo "A powerful study of the historic origins of the terrorist strikes of September 11, this book offers an indispensable guide to the gluttonous cast of characters who, since Watergate and the fall of Nixon, fashioned an ever more reckless American empire. By exposing the corrupt U.S. 'deep state'-transfer of public authority to America's wealthy and to the nation's unaccountable secret intelligence agencies-Peter Dale Scott's The Road to 9/11 illuminates the path toward a more democratic and inclusive republic."—David MacGregor, King's University College at the University of Western Ontario "The Road to 9/11 provides an illuminating and disturbing history of the American government since World War II. Scott's account suggests that the 9/11 attacks were a culmination of long-term trends that threaten the very existence of American democracy, and also that there has been a massive cover-up of 9/11 itself. This book, which combines extensive research, perceptive analysis, and a fascinating narrative, will surely be considered Scott's magnum opus."—David Ray Griffin, author of Debunking 9/11 Debunking "'The America we knew and loved. Can it be saved?' That question opens this book, and getting to the answer called for the honed intellect of a scholar and the sensitivity of a poet. Peter Dale Scott has both, in spades, and here gives us much, much more than a book about 9/11. In a time of fear, he speaks for sanity and freedom."—Anthony Summers, author of The Arrogance of Power
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The American Deep State

Cf. Alan A. Block and Constance A. Weaver, All Is Clouded by Desire: Global Banking, Money Laundering, and International Organized Crime (Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers, 2004), 27–28; Scott, American War Machine, 163; Scott, ...

Author: Peter Dale Scott

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442214262

Category: Political Science

Page: 336

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Scott marshals convincing evidence for an American deep state, institutionalized in non-accountable intelligence agencies and private corporations. When the influence of Wall Street and international oil are added, the author argues that these powerful interests form a supranational state, repeatedly at odds with U.S. policies and interests.
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The Profiteers

“global lobbying blitz”: Dwyer et al., “Bechtel's Iraqi Pipe Dream Could Land It in Hot Water,” BusinessWeek, February 22, 1988, 33. “surfaced in several”: Block and Weaver, All Is Clouded by Desire, 71. Rappaport had also played a key ...

Author: Sally Denton

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781476706467

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 448

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The tale of the Bechtel family dynasty is a classic American business story. It begins with Warren A. 'Dad' Bechtel, who led a consortium that constructed the Hoover Dam. From that auspicious start, the family and its eponymous company would go on to 'build the world,' from the construction of airports in Hong Kong and Doha, to pipelines and tunnels in Alaska and Europe, to mining and energy operations around the globe. Today Bechtel is one of the largest privately held corporations in the world, enriched and empowered by a long history of government contracts and the privatization of public works, made possible by an unprecedented revolving door between its San Francisco headquarters and Washingto
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Forgiveness and Other Acts of Love Finding True Value in Your Life Large Print 16pt

Krishna tells Arjuna and us, 'It is greedy desire [unconscious drives] and wrath, born of passion, the great evil, the sum of destruction: this is the enemy of the soul. 'All is clouded by desire: ...

Author: Stephanie Dowrick


ISBN: 9781458716989


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In this groundbreaking book Stephanie Dowrick reconsiders the six great humane virtues that can literally transform the way we see ourselves and others; the way we meet and move through difficulties or grief; the way that we can newly appreciate and treasure our own and others' gift of life. Starting with the essential quality of courage, Stephanie Dowrick also unpicks and makes newly relevant the timeless qualities of fidelity, restraint, generosity, tolerance and - finally - forgiveness. None of these transformative qualities, as she shows, are learned in the abstract. Until they are brought to life through daily existence they remain nothing but high ideals. But when lived, and especially when lived in the grit of difficult or challenging moments, they are profoundly life giving and supportive. Using a range of stories including her own, together with a rare breadth of psychological and spiritual experience and insight, Stephanie Dowrick offers a book that can illuminate some of life's toughest questions and restore your faith in what really matters.
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Government of the Shadows

Alan A. Block and Constance A. Weaver , All is Clouded by Desire : Global Banking , Money Laundering and International Organized Crime ( Westport , CT : Praeger , 2004 ) ; Scott , Drugs , Oil , and War . 28.

Author: Eric Wilson

Publisher: Pluto Press (UK)

ISBN: NWU:35556039047535

Category: Law

Page: 290

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Theoretical perspectives. Case studies.
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Integral Pluralism

All is clouded by base desire: as fire is by smoke, as a mirror by dust, as an unborn baby by the womb.” And he adds: the fire of base desire is allconsuming, takes “innumerable forms,” and can never find satisfaction (Gita 3:37–39).

Author: Fred Dallmayr

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813139456

Category: Philosophy

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In addition to war, terrorism, and unchecked military violence, modernity is also subject to less visible but no less venomous conflicts. Global in nature, these "culture wars" exacerbate the tensions between tradition and innovation, virtue and freedom. Internationally acclaimed scholar Fred Dallmayr charts a course beyond these persistent but curable dichotomies in Integral Pluralism: Beyond Culture Wars. Consulting diverse fields such as philosophy, literature, political science, and religious studies, Dallmayr equates modern history with a process of steady pluralization. This process, which Dallmayr calls "integral pluralism," requires new connections and creates ethical responsibilities. Dallmayr critically compares integral pluralism against the theories of Carl Schmitt, the Religious Right, international "realism," and so-called political Islam. Drawing on the works of James, Heidegger, Gadamer, and Merleau-Ponty, Integral Pluralism offers sophisticated and carefully researched solutions for the conflicts of the modern world.
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The Bhagavadg t for Our Times

11 Against this , however , we have to set such passages as these : “ When all desires that cling to the heart are ... Elsewhere , however , having told Arjuna that , “ All is clouded by desire : as fire by smoke , as a mirror by dust ...

Author: Julius Lipner


ISBN: UVA:X004539895

Category: Bhagavadgītā

Page: 121

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This Is A Collection Of Seven Essays Exploring The Meaning And Symbolism Of This Challenging Ancient Text To Reveal How It Is Still Relevant In Addressing The Problems Of The Modern World, In Terms Of Dharma (Duty), Kama (Desire), Artha (Wealth) And Moksa (Freedom).
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An Anthology of Indian Literature

It is greedy desire and wrath , born of passion , the great evil , the sum of destruction : this is the enemy of the soul . 38. All is clouded by desire : as fire by smoke , as a mirror by dust , as an unborn babe by its covering . 39.

Author: John B. Alphonso-Karkala


ISBN: UOM:39015013284396

Category: English literature

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