Blackmail, Inc., for the Military-Industrial Complex?


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Every director
of the NSA is a general or an admiral.

The NSA is
organized under the US Dept. of Defense.

Imagine that
you are a powerful player who straddles two worlds – the Dept.
of Defense and the private sector where corporate defense-contractors
live and flourish.

You’ve
served many times in both arenas. Your name is Mr. Military Industrial
Complex.

Your mission
is war.

The reasons
for war don’t matter. Reasons can be invented at the drop of
a hat. You want endless armed conflict.

That’s
how you make your money. That’s how you express your impulses.
That’s your single obsession. That’s how you forward Empire.

You don’t
have to justify what you do or consult your conscience. Those days,
if they ever existed, are long past. You’re a war-monger and
you’re proud of it.

Your basic
challenge, on behalf of the military industrial complex, is working
the political machinery in Washington – the Congress, the president,
the two major Parties – in order to make war happen.

One day, you
look around and you say, “I have a whole super-agency at my
disposal. It’s organized under the Dept. of Defense. It-called
the NSA. It spies on everybody all the time.”

You realize
you can use the NSA to collect endless amounts of information on
Congress, the White House, the president, the press, and the Democratic
and Republican leadership.

Well, the NSA
is already doing that.

So the question
is: will you use that explosive information, that very private information
gained through spying, to coerce these politicians to go to war
when you want to go to war?

Is the Pope
Catholic?

Of course you’ll
use it. You’d be a complete fool not to.

In fact, in
the long run, this may well be the most important function of NSA.

Yes. Given
your overriding mission in life, it is the most important function
of NSA.

It’s job
number one.

So you’re
going to make sure the resources of the NSA are tuned up quite effectively
to extract the information you need.

It’s called
blackmail.

It’s called
extortion.

It’s beautiful.

It’s the
natural use of the NSA, within the overall structure of the military
industrial complex.

There are always
recalcitrant members of Congress and reluctant presidents who could
use a push to go to war.

These politicians,
the overwhelming majority of them, are criminals. Let’s face
it. They’re remarkably indifferent to human life.

They cheat
and lie and steal. They have private secrets. They commit acts that
would, if exposed, embarrass them and destroy their pathetic careers.

They’re
wonderfully fertile targets for spying and blackmail.

You have the
spear. The leading point that can penetrate those secrets.

The NSA.

The logic is
perfect and complete.

So you really
have two enemies or targets. One, the foreign nation you intend
to invade, and two, the politicians you need to convince to support
that war.

In light of
your latter target, the politicians, these words of Sun Tzu (The
Art of War) take on new meaning:

“Attack
[your enemy] where he is unprepared, appear where you are not expected.”
For example, in a Senator’s hotel suite, with video capability,
while he is in the arms of a hooker.

“The general
who wins the battle makes many calculations in his temple before
the battle.” For example, calculations focusing on politicians’
offshore bank accounts.

In the era
of kings and queens, the monarch’s court was rife with intrigue
and extortion. We labor under the misapprehension that this has
all been cleared up and swept away in the time of “open government.”

Nothing could
be further from the truth.

Only means
and tools have changed.

Relentless
PR projected at the public makes a case for honest, honorable, and
embattled politicians. Secondary layers of PR make the case that
rabidly morbid partisanship infects political life.

Both of these
psyops are cover stories.

The core truth
is harsher. Politicians are, overwhelmingly, creatures who have
decided whom to sell their souls to.

That’s
who they are. People of this stripe always wander off course in
their private lives.

The NSA is
there to record the wanderings and compile the secrets.

NSA is the
elephant in the infested room called Washington.

It remembers
everything.

War is war,
and preparing to go to war is also war. The military industrial
complex needs the NSA to close the deal.

Spying, blackmail.

This is how
politicians’ arms are twisted and war is guaranteed.

Things aren’t
left to chance. It isn’t, “Maybe some day we’ll go
to war or maybe we won’t.”

The military
industrial complex sells death. It’s backed up by the largest
spying agency in the world, who has red-hot files on politicians’
scandalous private behavior.

From Russ Tice,
former intelligence analyst with 20 years of experience at NSA,
the US Air Force, the Office of Naval Intelligence, and the Defense
Intelligence Agency, in a June 2013 interview with Boiling
Frogs
:

“They
[NSA] went after [spied on] – and I know this because I had
my hands literally on the paperwork for these sort of things –
they went after high-ranking military officers; they went after
members of Congress, both Senate and the House, especially on
the intelligence committees and on the armed services committees
and some of the – and judicial…

“They
went after lawyers and law firms. All kinds of – heaps of
lawyers and law firms. They went after judges. One of the judges
is now sitting on the Supreme Court that I had his wiretap information
in my hand. Two are former FISA court judges. They went after
State Department officials. They went after people in the executive
service that were part of the White House – their own people.

“Here’s
the big one… this was in summer of 2004, one of the papers
that I held in my hand was to wiretap a bunch of numbers associated
with a 40-something-year-old wannabe senator for Illinois. You
wouldn’t happen to know where that guy lives right now would
you? It’s a big white house in Washington, D.C. That’s
who they went after, and that’s the president of the United
States now.”

July
1, 2013

Jon
Rappoport runs No More
Fake News
. The author of an explosive collection,
The
Matrix Revealed
, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional
seat in the 29th District of California. Nominated for a Pulitzer
Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years,
writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch,
LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other
newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe.

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