Quit being so blase' about the whole thing Smash. You ought to be mad. And maybe a little leerie that something worse than the usual political evil is going on. Whisteblowers on Blackwater can find themselves outside of the safe zone in Iraq with no weapons. Oops another casualty of war. Does the French Foreign Legion have that action?There isn't any need to whistleblow when big money isn't involved. There is a lot to this over there. First the expose of Blackwater, and then a very brief segment on CBS morning news one morning by a Dr. David Warner who showed the same type of graft happening in Afghanistan. Money coming in for hospitals and new water lines to contractors. The money is gone and nothing happened. He was warned by the Pentagon not to expose that on TV. What's the Pentagon got to do with it? Then that female soldier was found shot in the head. Everyone would like to think it was because she was gay, but I caught that she had a desk job working with financial information. Maybe she was intended to be another oops, casualty of war because she was going to blow the whistle. Some people have ethics. I know somone whose daughter is working in Iraq as as a receptionist for a contractor making $200,000 a year? My taxes are paying for it. Blackwater supports the religious far right. I don't like when my tax dollars channel over there from the Pentagon and State Depts. get into the hands of private corporations by the billions which they can then turn around and contribute to support the far religious right. My taxes get robbed from me. Without my consent, they get into the hands of private business, that vote for the side I oppose. There is something extremely unethical in that. It's just another freedom lost as far as you're concerned?
Whistleblowers in Blackwater? In Iraq?
How about citizens rounded up by this government right here in the good ole' USA?
How about private property being siezed and people jailed during an armed inserection right here by the IRS, and the DEA, and the BATF?
How about the assult on our Constitution by the government through the Patriot Act?
Usual political evil? Why look to Iraq and Blackwater? Look in Washington DC, one leads to the other, follow the money.
Ask Ed and Elaine Brown about usual political evil. You will find a lot of answers there.
Well maybe not, they are just a couple of tax protesting whack jobs that have been fighting the government for years. Never mind that Constitution and law stuff. As we have for decades; just shut up, pay, and OBEY.
According to Catherine Austin Fitts, Asst. Sec. of Housing, in fiscal year 99 the DOD had 1.1 TRILLION in undocumentable adjustments.
In fiscal 2000 that number went to 2.3 TRILLION. Gee, wonder what it could be today?
Let's see "undocumentable adjustments", nice, they just don't know where it went.
So, in the grand scheme of things 8.8 billion is a blip on the radar.
It's OK they'll just print more, they always do. That's why we have a Federal Reserve System. Our official government counterfeiting operation.
Female soldier shot in the head? Goes to show, friendly fire really ain't! Murphy's Law of Combat, lookem up.
What was the final body count from that little government job in Waco, Texas? How about Ruby Ridge?
You don't like how the government gives away your money? I don't like how they steal it from me!!!
Ask a union member that votes Republican how they feel about unions giving millions to the Democrats without their consent. Is that how unions are supposed to spend members dues?
Wonder who came up with the idea to hire private contractors in Iraq?
According to some he's not smart enough to tie his own shoes, so how could he come up with that one?
The Council on Foreign Relations? Maybe? HMMMMMMMMM?
I don't know, just a speculation on my part.
Who are the puppet masters?
If the Constitution were truly the LAW of this nation, we would'nt be having this discussion.
The IRS would'nt exist and we would'nt be in Iraq.
Freedom is never lost!! It is either taken, or given away, by various means or efforts.
Right now in this nation we suffer from both. Now, you want to talk about being mad?