[Marxism] Zuma: "We are not going to change policy"
michael at ecst.csuchico.edu
Wed May 13 19:31:51 MDT 2009
I have long heard about AIG's CIA links, but I have not seen anything
solid, but the name Frank Wisner mentioned below, since someone by that
name was famous in the early CIA for talking of using the press as a
Louis Proyect wrote:
> On his final day in the country, he barnstormed across Wall Street,
> meeting privately with investment bankers and editors at The Wall Street
> Journal. I caught up with him in a stuffy meeting room at the Harvard
> Club in Midtown, where a small group of powerful investors was gathered
> around a polished wood table to get a closer look at the new leader.
> Zuma, dressed in a conservative dark suit with the conventional red
> power tie, turned his palms up, as if to assure them that he’d come
> unarmed. Frank Wisner, then a vice chairman of the insurance giant AIG,
> drove right to the central concern in the room: Since the South African
> left—the trade unions and the Communist Party—had supported Zuma’s
> candidacy for the presidency, how would he “respond to pressure to
> change economic policy”?
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