Former 'Economic Hitman' Reveals to Sputnik How CIA, NSA Conceal Activities
(Sputnick) In the second part of an exclusive interview with Sputnik Germany, former "economic hit man" John Perkins tells about the cooperation between his employer and American intelligence agencies, their role in the global economic system and, finally, his decision to quit and write his revealing book, "The Confessions of an Economic Hit Man."
John Perking worked for an American consulting firm when he knew that his company cooperated with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the National Security Agency (NSA).
Sputnik: Mr. Perkins, how did you know that your employer executed orders from the CIA and the NSA? Was that a moment of truth?
John Perkins: I need to clarify – I never worked directly for intelligence agencies. As for the company I worked for, I can say that we received orders from the World Bank or the US Agency for International Development (USAID) or through the Treasury Department. We had an agreement on Saudi Arabia with the Treasury Department.
So, my company received money from these institutions and, in my turn, I received a salary from the company. We never had real contacts with the NSA and the CIA. All operations ran through some mediating contracts, mediators and subcontractors, at least as far as I know.