Today it appears that Libya's leader Moammar Ghaddafi has fallen after an uprising / revolution that had a certain amount of support from Western Powers. Other countries have seen massive protests this year, in a couple cases resulting in a change in the government. The massive protests include in the U.S. with the Occupy Wall Street movement that's inspired similar protests around the country. But videos like the one below make me wonder just how much difference will be made in the long run, and whether the international power elite are working overtime to gain leverage over the protest movements so they can control the outcome.
e.g. in Libya, what agreements were made between "rebels" and the outside powers who supported the "rebels"? Is the Libyan rebellion truly independent? I doubt that. The zillions of dollars spent on sending cruise missiles, unmanned drones, and military air support of the rebels, that monetary support had to come with strings attached, right?
The Egyptians toppled their leader, but now have a Military government who isn't behaving much better than the previous leadership. The Libyans have toppled their leader (apparently) but will the result be any better than before?
The audio in this video is John Perkins, author of 'Hoodwinked: An Economic Hit Man Reveals Why the World Financial Markets Imploded--and What We Need to Do to Remake Them' and 'Confessions Of An Economic Hitman', talking about the system of globalized control via economic leverage that's spewing pain and suffering all over the world.
An interview with RT TV in 2009.