The Vast and Dangerous Transfer of American Spying to Mercenary Companies

The Vast and Dangerous Transfer of American Spying to Mercenary Companies

By Chalmers Johnson, - July 28, 2008

Most Americans have a rough idea what the term "military-industrial complex" means when they come across it in a newspaper or hear a politician mention it. President Dwight D. Eisenhower introduced the idea to the public in his farewell address of January 17, 1961. "Our military organization today bears little relation to that known by any of my predecessors in peacetime," he said, "or indeed by the fighting men of World War II and Korea We have been compelled to create a permanent armaments industry of vast proportions We must not fail to comprehend its grave implications We must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex."

Some critics were alarmed early on by the growing symbiotic relationship between government and corporate officials because each simultaneously sheltered and empowered the other, while greatly confusing the separation of powers. Since the activities of a corporation are less amenable to public or congressional scrutiny than those of a public institution, public-private collaborative relationships afford the private sector an added measure of security from such scrutiny. These concerns were ultimately swamped by enthusiasm for the war effort and the postwar era of prosperity that the war produced.

Beneath the surface, however, was a less well recognized movement by big business to replace democratic institutions with those representing the interests of capital. This movement is today ascendant. (See Thomas Frank's new book, The Wrecking Crew: How Conservatives Rule, for a superb analysis of Ronald Reagan's slogan "government is not a solution to our problem, government is the problem.") Its objectives have long been to discredit what it called "big government," while capturing for private interests the tremendous sums invested by the public sector in national defense. It may be understood as a slow-burning reaction to what American conservatives believed to be the socialism of the New Deal.

These consequences include: the sacrifice of professionalism within our intelligence services; the readiness of private contractors to engage in illegal activities without compunction and with impunity; the inability of Congress or citizens to carry out effective oversight of privately-managed intelligence activities because of the wall of secrecy that surrounds them; and, perhaps most serious of all, the loss of the most valuable asset any intelligence organization possesses -- its institutional memory...


from the frying pan into the fire

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Booz Allen To Separate US Government and Global Commercial Business

The Carlyle Group will invest in the US government consulting business; commercial business to become stand-alone company.
McLean, Virginia, May 16, 2008 – Booz Allen Hamilton Inc. (“Booz Allen”) today announced that it will separate its US government and global commercial businesses, selling a majority stake in the US government business to The Carlyle Group for $2.54 billion. This strategic realignment will enable Booz Allen’s two businesses to refocus on their distinct end markets. Simultaneous with Carlyle’s investment, Booz Allen’s commercial business will form a stand-alone company, which will be owned and operated by the commercial officers. The transaction is expected to close in mid-late 2008, subject to shareholder and regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions.

The Vast and Dangerous

The Vast and Dangerous Transfer of American Spying to Mercenary Companies?

I am sorry, but the CIA itself is a Mercenary Company.

Better known by the discerning as the Cocaine International Agency.

Lets not kid ourselves.

They have been at it for decades , even b4 Vietnam.

Mercenary? I would say Lyndon Johnson and all those "American" "spy" agencies involved in the death - execution / murder and cover up of JFK are mercenarial enough to qualify as CRIMINALS of the Century.

We have to face the facts that "phenomena" like BlackWater, DynCorp etc are just surface manifestations of an underlying corruption within the American political and military structure.

Corruption and Profiteering is the key word. For too long, Americans have wrapped themselves delusionally in the flag and have excused on govt, one administration after another to rape and plunder the nation to the point she is at now.

Close to TOTAL Economic Collapse.

Maybe Military Rule.

And Civil Strife.

Where was the "intelligence community " during Pearl Harbour? Or perhaps they were on vacation like NORAD on 911.

Where were the honest inteliigence analysts during the fake Gulf of Tonkin "incident" - now on record as a false flag incident / contrivance.

Mercs? I believe almost all of them all.

And we call them Patriots.

Good grief, - heroin, guns, Iran Contra, Panama, Nicaragua , Oliver North, Poindexter , Colby .... the list goes on and on and on.

Its time we get serious and start dealing with this CRIMINALS ONCE AND FOR ALL.

Or prepare for the same thing that happened to NAZI Germany.

Except, this time it will be NUCLEAR.

Just stating the hard cold facts. We HAVE to get more people to realize how serious the time we are in, really is.
The CONSTITUTION is NOT going to "collapse" into pulverized dust no matter how much thermate/explosives or planes they throw at it


The CIA should be disbanded and rebuilt solely as an organization to gather foreign intelligence data. Period.

They are completely outside the law and accountability as currently structured.
So it follows, any system that can be gained will be, and it has. Systemic corruption
outside the real interests of the American people.



The Constitution In America.

Ahh, the sweet sound of the Bells of Liberty ringing in every street corner, cityy, townand county.

The CONSTITUTION is NOT going to "collapse" into pulverized dust no matter how much thermate/explosives or planes they throw at it

JFK's view

John Kennedy reportedly once said that he would like to 'splinter the CIA into a thousand pieces and scatter them to the winds.'

This is very Orwellian, as we see corporations

merging & consolidating power with the intelligence agencies & military--Mussolini's ideal fascism!

We would never have wanted this to happen, as corporations have no conscience. They exist to make increasing profits, basically by any means possible, while outdoing their competition, again, basically anyway possible.

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