Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Alphabet Soup Agencies

Let's not talk about the big old dogs on the block. CIA, FBI, BATF.
They're all big. Old enough that you grew up with 'em. Some of 'em even had/have their own tv shows.

FBI - Efrem Zimbalist Jr.
Like I said, they're big and old. With Mean 'n Tough reputations. Institutions.

No ... the dogs I'm talking about are the younger pups. The new litter whelped by Bitch Public Military and sired by Private Industry. A POTUS a long time ago talked about these dangerous dogs.

The litter is so big ... talking about each pup, even finding out about each pup, could be exhausting.
Following is a few I learned about this week.

VIPS; Volunteers in Police Service. A public/private volunteer org.

CCC Citizen Corps; The mission of Citizen Corps is to harness the power of every individual through education, training, and volunteer service to make communities safer, stronger, and better prepared to respond to the threats of terrorism, crime, public health issues, and disasters of all kinds.

Is this the Civilian Corps that Obama asked for?

All the above I gleaned from the GSN site, Government Security News which has a wealth of news on whats happening in this enormous sector of the global police-state economy.
Of course, some pages of GSN are sponsored. By the likes of General Dynamics.

And all of it is giving me a flashback. As a nineteen year old buck private in the Regular Army, I was stationed at WRAMC, Walter Reed Army Medical Center. After transporting a patient to a clinic from our ward, I snagged a magazine from the waiting room. It was a glossy 4-color rag meant for Pentagon insiders. In it I was exposed for the first time to advertising for war material. Ads for tanks that read like ads for SUV's, missiles, high velocity penetrators, etc.. It was an educational experience.
What did I learn? 
 There is profit in war.

War is a Racket

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