Making a killing: The military-industrial complex in 2008
Please check out the excellent article by CAP-CPC member Aziz Choudry that recently appeared in Bulatlat and towardfreedom.com
The Military and the Monetary, they get together whenever they think its necessary, they've turned our brothers and sisters into mercenaries, they are turning the planet, into a cemetery (Gil Scott-Heron)
BY AZIZ CHOUDRY
Contributed to Bulatlat
Vol. VIII, No. 28, August 17-23, 2008
"In the late 1990s, well before Bush’s ‘war on terror’, New Zealand TV screened a particularly awful US action drama called ‘Soldier of Fortune Inc.’, about an elite team (composed of former US Marines, Delta Force, CIA, British SAS personnel) who performed ‘unofficial’ covert missions for the US Government. They would get a briefcase full of money from a shadowy military liaison and head to the Middle East, Latin America, Haiti, or the Balkans, or smoke out foreign agents and assorted enemies within the USA, missions for which Washington could claim plausible deniability because none were active duty soldiers. It was a dirty job, but someone had to do it to keep ‘US democracy’ safe, for a price. Sounds familiar? Truth is indeed sometimes stranger than fiction, and the onscreen adventures of this squad of special operations and intelligence experts pale into insignificance when held up against reality." More...
Also see: http://towardfreedom.com/home/content/view/1386/1/