“What human price? Give me a break,” says Duane Clarridge. “We’ll intervene whenever we decide it’s in our national security interests to intervene. … Get used to it, world.”
John Pilger’s 3-minute clip of a 2015 interview with Duane Clarridge, the former head of the CIA in Latin America, reveals the crude callousness of Washington’s “national security interests” which will ultimately decide whether the U.S. intervenes in other countries’ affairs and overthrows governments. If this doesn’t make clear the CIA/U.S. modus operandi, nothing will. Almost a scene right out of The Godfather.
John Pilger is an Australian journalist and war correspondent, a scholar, and documentary filmmaker. He has been mainly based in Britain since 1962. He is also currently Visiting Professor at Cornell University in New York. His career as a documentary film maker began with The Quiet Mutiny (1970), made during one of his visits to Vietnam, and has continued with over 50 documentaries since. His outstanding website is http://johnpilger.com/