“On Jan. 17, 1961, President Dwight Eisenhower gave the nation a dire warning about what he described as a threat to democratic government. He called it the military-industrial complex, a formidable union of defense contractors and the armed forces.”
I needed to open with that line, because today it is the military complex that drives both Republican and Democrat institutions. It was during the years of Bush and Donald Rumsfeld when the worst of what President Dwight Eisenhower warned against happened.
Stay with me on this one, there is a very clear link between the above and what’s going on in the Philippines today. Before I continue, I know that patriotic denial always screams “Conspiracy Theory” however one must be honest and reasonable.
FACT: A conspiracy theory is only a theory until a part of it becomes possible. Then it is no longer a theory, but a probability. A “conspiracy theory” is only a theory until a single fact supports it, then it simply becomes a “conspiracy”.
It’s not hard to find evidence that will prove Donald Rumsfeld was indeed the man who privatized the military complex. There is nothing new about this concept in America, during the American Revolution more than 2,000 privately owned warships were commissioned by Congress to attack the enemy and seize transports and sell their cargoes for money during the American Revolution. Sailors made more in a month than they might otherwise earn in a year. Does that sound familiar?
Even as recent as 2008 Obama retained the use of sourcing out military operatives, according to a 2008 GAO report, as of April 26 2008 there were approximately 149,400 Department of Defense contractors and as of July 1 approximately 147,400 U.S. troops deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Thus, there are now more DOD contractors than regular active forces. That doesn’t count the nearly 3,000 security contractors work directly for the State Department in Iraq, according to an August Congressional Budget Office report.
Stay with me on this one…. you will get the picture when the puzzle pieces come together.
Here is a newspaper clipping from 2003
“WASHINGTON, D.C. — If Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld has his way, the vaunted U.S. military of the future will be transformed into what amounts to corporate-owned units. The daffy secretary calls his plan “outsourcing.” The intention, he claims, is to put the lid on money going into expanding of the army so it can be diverted to new technologies such as Rummy’s favorite hobby, fighting wars from space.
Rumsfeld has already outsourced much of the logistics and supply functions of the military to private firms, especially to Cheney’s old employer Halliburton. There are now 90-odd companies competing to provide private soldiers from places like Fiji and Nepal to work as machine-gun-toting guards in Iraq.
Rumsfeld has considered privatizing U.S. military arsenals, its ammunition plants, and repair depots by spinning them off into federal corporations modeled along the lines of Fannie Mae. The secretary, whom Jesse Helms once called “the Energizer Bunny,” also wants to free up some of the military budget as venture capital to entice private industry into running our armed forces.
It’s hard to gauge the full effect of Rummy’s outsourcing, but one estimate puts gross revenues of renting private armies at $100 billion a year. That compares with the total defense budget of around $400 billion.”
The following are quotes from and Global Research a highly credible source of information gathered by experts in this field from Canada. I just took clippings, click here for the full report.
“These non-state entities of the XXIst century operate in extremely blurred situations where the frontiers are difficult to separate. The new security industry of private companies moves large quantities of weapons and military equipment. It provides services for military operations recruiting former militaries as civilians to carry out passive or defensive security.”
“However, these individuals cannot be considered as civilians, given that they often carry and use weapons, interrogate prisoners, load bombs, drive military trucks and fulfill other essential military functions. Those who are armed can easily switch from a passive/defensive to an active/offensive role and can commit human rights violations and even destabilize governments. They cannot be considered soldiers or supporting militias under international humanitarian law either, since they are not part of the army or in the chain of command, and often belong to a large number of different nationalities.”
On 16 September 2007 in Baghdad, employees of the US-based firm Blackwater were involved in ashooting incident in Nisoor Square in which 17 civilians were killed and more than 20 other persons were wounded including women and children. Local eyewitness accounts indicate the use of arms from vehicles and rocket fire from a helicopter belonging to this company.
There are also concerns over the activities and approach of PMSC personnel, their convoys of armored vehicles and their conduct in traffic, in particular their use of lethal force. This particular incident was not the first of its kind, neither the first involving Blackwater.
According to a congressional report on the behaviour of Xe/Blackwater in Iraq, Xe/Blackwater guards were found to have been involved in nearly 200 escalation-of-force incidents that involved the firing of shots since 2005. Despite the terms of the contracts which provided that the company could engage only in defensive use of force, the company reported that in over 80 per cent of the shooting incidents, its forces fired the first shots
Two United States-based corporations, CACI and L-3 Services (formerly Titan Corporation), were involved in the torture of Iraqi detainees at Abu Ghraib. CACI and L-3 Services, contracted by the Government of the United States, were responsible for interrogation and translation services, respectively, at Abu Ghraib prison and other facilities in Iraq.
A number of reports indicate that private security guards have played central roles in some of the most sensitive activities of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) such as the arbitrary detention and clandestine raids against alleged insurgents in Iraq and Afghanistan and the involvement in CIA rendition flights as well as joint covert operations. Employees of PMSC would have been involved in the taking of detainees, from “pick up points” (such as Tuzla, Islamabad or Skopje) transporting them in rendition flights and delivering them to drop off points (such as Cairo, Rabat, Bucharest, Amman or Guantanamo) as well as in the construction, equipping and staffing of CIA’s “black sites”.
The 2004 attempted coup d’état, which was perpetrated in Equatorial Guinea is a clear example of the link between the phenomenon of mercenaries and PMSCs as a means of violating the sovereignty of States. In this particular case, the mercenaries involved were mostly former directors and personnel of Executive Outcomes, a PMSC that had become famous for its operations in Angola and Sierra Leone. The team of mercenaries also included security guards who were still employed by PMSCs as was the case of two employees of the company Meteoric Tactical Systems providing security to diplomats of Western Embassies in Baghdad-among which to the Ambassador of Switzerland. It also included a security guard who had previously worked for the PMSC “Steele Foundation” and had given protection to President Aristide of Haiti and conducted him to the plane who took him to exile.
Trafficking in persons
In 2005, 105 Chileans were providing/or undergoing military training in the former army base of Lepaterique in Honduras. The instruction consisted in anti‐guerrilla tactics such as possible ambushes and deactivation of explosives and mortars how to avoid them. The Chileans had entered Honduras as tourists and were illegally in Honduras. They used high‐caliber weapons such as M‐16 rifles or light machine guns. They had been contracted by a subsidiary of Triple Canopy.
Before we continue I want to bring your attention to the Blackwater contractor, and its direct ties to operatives in the Philippines.
Now scroll back up an look at all of the privatized, extra judicial killings, torture, abductions, assassinations, and ask yourself was Duterte wrong in calling the kettle black? Even i would have told Obama to stick it where the sun don’t shine, he is as guilty as almost every president since President Dwight Eisenhower.
Without question the USA operatives are the most underhanded assassinations in the world, I am posting all of this because Duterte is doing what a lot of other dead leaders did, he dared to question US supremacy of the world. History has it that someone (never the Americans) will do the dirty work of toppling an anti US administration.
Where this went so wrong was when the American citizens are so busy waving their flag they fail to see they are all riding on a hijacked bus into a world of more murder, more death and more bloodshed. Almost 2 weeks ago I was reading the following article Why Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte Distrusts The U.S.
Here are a few excerpts,
“On May 16, 2002, the self-described treasure hunter accidentally blew himself up in room 305 with an explosive device he had kept in a metal box in his room. Fe Basan, then commander of the Santa Anna Police Station around the corner from the Evergreen, arrived on the scene minutes after the explosion.”
“Meiring was spirited out of the hospital just a day later, allegedly by U.S. operatives, says the former commander of military intelligence in Davao at the time, who wishes to remain anonymous.”
Sounds eerily familiar?
Dick Cheney, who the hell is Dick Cheney?
For those of you who don’t know who he is, let’s start with this, he earned a record breaking $39.5 Billion on the Iraq War and by coincidence was also the Vice President at the time. Bush & Rumsfeld hired Halliburton to do the dirty work the US Military could not get caught doing. And guess who owed Halliburton, none other than the Vice President Dick Cheney.
Dick is only one of many politicians who also own stock in the business of gun, bombs and war as Congressman Tom Petri is another fine example. Lawmaker holds stock in defense contractor he champions.
The relevance today to my opening quote is the military-industrial complex has without a doubt bought all of the candidates in the coming election. The new war, they need to build and sell more, without war they go broke. Is it any surprise that “Weapons Companies’ Stocks Surge After Paris Attacks” It’s not a conspiracy theory, the facts are those who run the country want and need war. Or read this one ‘The terror dividend’ – how traders and lobbyists made a killing from the Paris attacks”
“If we take the market capitalization of the basket of defence companies, and measure the uplift in capitalization created following the Paris attacks, the value of the defence sector was boosted by at least £7 billion to £8 billion – more than £55 million to £60 million per fatality (who said the price of human life was cheap?).”
Peace in Mindanao is not an option for the USA, its grounds to what they do to any country that stands between them and profits, as many of the above quotes prove. Filipinos should give much greater respect to their president who is really putting his life on the line for them.
It makes perfect sense that these same people (the industrial war complex) will only agree to WW3 if they lost all of their money, or could see an end game in where they come out on top. Duterte is right, there will be no WW3, but there will be lots of global conflict at the expense of the world’s poorest nations.
Mindanao needs terrorism, the Philippines must keep buying US used junk, so the US Military can offset some of the cost of their new toys. Plus as long as the Philippines can add it to their War Credit Card, they will remain a loyal servant to the USA.
Duterte is not as stupid as some Americans brag he is, his alignment with China and Russia gives him a degree of protection from the dirty wars the USA fights, the ones that “dumb” Americans call bullshit and or conspiracy theory. These are the fools that ride the flag waving bus, right over the cliff.
It’s clear Clinton will win, and it does not matter if she wears a red or blue shirt, the same people own her body and soul. She is as ruthless as they come, based on her existing history. Be prepared for another brutal 6 years of war mongering, where they will used privatized armies to start wars, and the US Military to save the so called day.
Will the USA let the Philippines go? I pray for this country to have its rightful independence, but given American history, they could have a bloody ending.
This is where I am going to call on the millions of good Americans, who are living in a hijacked country, we believe in you, you and you alone are the most powerful ally the Philippines and even the rest of the world has, its time for you to rise up and take back your country, before it these criminals destroy ours.
Thanks for having taken the time to read what I have shared with you,