Friday, April 20, 2007

it's spring and the sun is out















peacechick mary queried why the admin still wields so much power in the wake of so many corruption scandals. well, i think i may have an answer- to where all of the missing money has been going and why they are so arrogant. it is something that you won't hear about in the msm- or the daily body count

private armies

kinda puts hussein's imperial guard into perspective dudn't it? yes, troops don't guard dignitaries and diplomats in baghdad- the mercenaries do. think on that this weekend. think about the fact that blackwater guards were deployed in new orleans instead of national guard. think about the implications.

now, mercs have been used since warfare began- but there are 126,000 or so over in iraq from 100+ 'independent contractors.' starting to make the patriot act look a bit less patriotic to me and the military commissions act look a whole lot scarier.

10 comments:

pissed off patricia said...

This is nightmare kind of stuff. Makes my imagination go places I don't like to go

Mariamariacuchita said...

Not only do we hire mercenaries, we sometimes offer them citizenship in exchange for their "services."

msliberty said...

The irony of that little "Protecting America" placard is overwhelming.

Thorne said...

This kind of stuff freaks me out, too. It's every nightmare apocalyptic and post apocalyptic sci/fi spec/fic novel I read as a kid. The keenest minds of the last couple of generations imagined not only our scientific "progress", but where it could lead us, as well. Have you seen George Orwell Rolls in his Grave?? I'm putting it on, now. I'll post about it after. (Do you sometimes wonder if the Religious Right is actually trying to bring about their bible's prophesy of armageddon?)

betmo said...

no- i don't wonder. that is exactly what they are trying to do.

The Future Was Yesterday said...

Go soak up the warm sunshine. All this other crap will be there when you return..(:

Peacechick Mary said...

Makes me wonder what these rich government folks are going to do with these mercenaries after they get out of government business. Thanks for the nod, Betmo. I am honored especially since it comes from you.

betmo said...

well, it makes me wonder too mary- i had no idea of the sheer scope of the mercenary involvement. i am sure that they don't want mainstream to pick it up. not that it would matter a tinker's dam if it was. you're very welcome- you write good stuff!!

and tua- for your info- i planted some tomatoes and peppers to grow seedlings and i put in some strawberries. so there :) of course it will still be here- it is never going to go away. these folks are bent on world domination and no mere elections are going to stand in their way. wolfie and gonzo ain't going anywhere. they won't resign and it's in cheney's hands to fire them. fat chance. we are the biggest shareholders in the world bank- so guess what?

Spadoman said...

Read this article. It will tell you everything you need to know about Blackwater and bush's private armies:

http://www.truthdig.com/interview/item/20070330_jeremy_scahill_on_soldiers_of_fortune/

betmo said...

http://www.truthdig.com/interview/item/20070330_
jeremy_scahill_on_soldiers_of_fortune/