Then go to legitimate and rational websites/articles/books to research the premise.
Please post one of those websites and we can talk about whether it's rational.

Here are two websites that I recommend.
http://www.thirdworldtraveler.com/
http://www.globalresearch.ca/

What the articles in those websites say is consistent with what you'll hear if you live abroad.

I'd like to hear your opinins of what this American General said. Here is an article and an on-line book of his.

http://www.fas.org/man/smedley.htm
http://www.scuttlebuttsmallchow.com/racket.html

I'd also like to hear what you think of what this ex-marine says.

http://www.counterpunch.org/white07132004.html
http://www.counterpunch.org/white10282003.html
http://www.objector.org/insider.html