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Tomgram: Nick Turse, The U.S. Military’s Drug of Choice

Posted by M. C. Fox on February 9, 2018

Remember the pallets of cash, $12B with a B, that went to Iraq to bribe government and tribal leaders and subsequently vanished? I remember an article in The Atlantic where the author describes a meeting between sec of state Hillary and Hamid Kharzai. The result was Kharzai walked away with millions and Hillary was put on the list of those that had been “Kharzaid”. Only Kharzai knows, maybe, where that money went.

If we left the Middle East taking our equipment, training and money terrorism would dry up. CIA/pentagram money is a big part of the problem.

http://www.tomdispatch.com/post/176383/tomgram%3A_nick_turse%2C_the_u.s._military%27s_drug_of_choice/#more

Posted by Nick Turse

The president has, in fact, been a major enabler of what may be the leading addiction crisis in America.  I’m thinking about the Pentagon and its drug of choice: money.  At a time when, from infrastructure to health care, money is desperately needed and seldom found, only the Pentagon is still mainlining dollars as if there were no tomorrow. It’s shooting up in full view of the world and Donald Trump is aiding and abetting the process, eternally calling for yet more money to pump up that military (as well as the U.S. nuclear arsenal).  Read the rest of this entry »

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Blowback in Mali and Algeria – The Gift That Keeps on Giving

Posted by M. C. Fox on January 25, 2013

Blowback is of those terms you rarely see in the mainstream media.  It is too dangerous.  The government news spigot might be shut off forcing “journalists” to actually journal for a change.  Yet there is a popular book titled as such.

MCViewPoint Dictionary – Blowback: What happens when an aggressive foreign policy based on little or no thought nor knowledge completely backfires.

Classic blowback:  We help develop a ragtag Islamic group to fight the Russians in Afghanistan.  We supply training, weapons and money.  I almost sent them a pair of new army boots I had lying around.  Back then they were Mujahedin.  We invade their countries, tell them what to do and violate their religion.  They get mad.  Now they are Al Qaeda.  Same people, new name.  Today we are helping Al Qaeda do their color revolution thing.  We pay to bring Sunni Islamists to power-in the name of democracy!  The is the result of foreign policy dictated by empire builders, arms manufacturers, oil men,  AIPAC, and the Weekly Standard.

Bin Laden saw us coming.  He played us like a fiddle.  We ask for more.

Al Qaeda leaves Afghanistan leaving US with no politically acceptable reason to be there.  The real reason being oil.  The Taliban fills the power void.  We fight them, so we are told, to defend democracy.  The Taliban never attacked US nor do they pose a threat to US.  Yet US troops continue to be wasted and maimed for no reason.

Blowback – It keeps death alive and well. Read the rest of this entry »

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