First beneficiaries

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The first beneficiaries is a term from a State Department document from the 1940's, used in describing Arab resistance to American and Western domination of oil resources: Quotes are from a Noam Chomsky speeh in 1991: [1]

On the political side, Britain, we know from the British Foreign Office records... Colonial Office records... which have been declassified... They developed a system which in fact the US has taken over. The idea was, the oil producing states would be adminsitered by what the British called... secretly of course... what they called an "Arab Facade" - constitutional fictions behind which Britain would continue to rule. Now the facade has to be weak, because it has to be dependable. It has to do what you tell it. But then, there's a problem: If the facade is weak, it may not be able to control its own population, and its own population is 'uncivilised and ignorant.' They 'do not understand.' They 'can be easily infected' by what is called "a virus of radical nationalism." Which was defined by the State Department back in the 1940s as: "The belief that the first beneficiaries of a countries' resources ought to be the people of that country." (Laughs)


The end of the Cold War changed nothing, and that was well understood. One of the leading Israeli strategic analysts; formerly, head of military intelligence, Schlomo Gazit, about a year after the end of the Cold War said: "Israel's main task has not changed at all, and it remains of central importance. Israel remains of central importance as the devoted guardian of stability in the region, its role is to protect the existing regimes," namely the facade, "and to prevent radicalization." That's accurate; you have to do a little translation. So, "stability" means: US control. And Israel is the "devoted guardian" of the control of the master, and it's amply paid for its service. "Radicalism" means: 'Misunderstanding of who the first beneficiaries of a countries resources are.' (laughs)