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Black 9/11: A Walk on the Dark Side

It is an honor to post this in-depth article by Mark H. Gaffney, which follows the black operations money trail, leading to the deception of what has happened and still happening regarding September 11, 2001.

 

Source URL - http://www.thetruthseeker.co.uk/?p=19712

 

Black 9/11: A Walk on the Dark Side

 

First in a series – by Mark H. Gaffney February 9, 2011

SUPERPOWER - Multiple Award Winnings Documentary

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"This multiple awards winning documentary is a well-executed and comprehensive film that asks tough questions and goes behind the scenes of America’s national security apparatus and military actions. Far from a conspiracy film about the dangers of government secrets and regime change, this well-balanced film straddles the philosophical divide and allows viewers to understand the US quest for global dominance through economic and military strategy that is exposed through review of historical events, personal interviews, and analysis of US foreign policy."

"The United States emerged from World War II with its industrial base still intact and the only nation with the atomic bomb. It was without question the most powerful country on earth. What was done with this unprecedented power, the effects it's had on our Republic and the rest of the world is the story of Superpower."

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The Military-Industrial Complex: It's Much Later Than You Think

Original:
http://www.tomdispatch.com/post/174959/chalmers_johnson_warning_mercenaries_at_work

Ed. intro from 911Truth.org has additional info:
http://911truth.org/article.php?story=20080729160621284

The Military-Industrial Complex: It's Much Later Than You Think
[Note from TomDispatch editor: Part 2 of Pepe Escobar's RealNews.com TomDispatch interview is now posted. In it, Nick Turse discusses his new book The Complex: How the Military Invades Our Everyday Lives about which Chalmers Johnson has said: &"Americans who still think they can free themselves from the clutches of the military-industrial complex need to read this book ... Nick Turse has produced a brilliant expose of the Pentagon's pervasive influence in our lives." To read Part 1 of the interview, with Tom Engelhardt, click here.]

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, Tomdispatch.com - 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."
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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.
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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...

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http://www.alternet.org/audits/92933/the_vast_and_dangerous_transfer_of_american_spying_to_mercenary_companies/?page=entire